Mother, Son and Now Grandfather of Prominent S.C. Family Dead

The Murdaugh family was known throughout the lowcountry.

A mother and son from a prominent South Carolina legal family were found dead in an apparent double homicide last week, and now, another family member has died. 22 year old Paul Murdaugh and his mother, 52 year old Margaret Murdaugh’s deaths took place last week, and now, the son’s grandfather and mother’s father-in-law, 81 year old Randolph Murdaugh the third also died. His cause of death has not been revealed. Both Paul and Margaret were shot at the family‚Äôs home in Islandton, South Carolina, which is about 65 miles west of Charleston. Little detail has been released on the mother and son but, deputies have said it doesn’t appear to involve murder-suicide. Paul was set to go to trial for three felonies related to an incident that took place in 2019. It involved the death of 19 year old Mallory Beach, who was killed during a boating accident. Paul is accused of driving the vessel while intoxicated when he crashed, sending beach overboard. Randolph was a former 14th circuit solicitor, and the Murdaugh family was known throughout the lowcountry.