On September 4th, prominent South Carolina lawyer, Alex Murtaugh called 911 stating that he was shot in the head.
Murdaugh did this so that his son could collect on a $10 million dollar life insurance policy that does not cover suicide.
Mr. Murdaugh hired a gunman to shoot him during a staged car breakdown.
Police suspected foul play on the case and after thorough questioning, Mr. Murdaugh admitted to the stage act. The reasoning that he gave the police was that after the unsolved death of his wife and son this past June, he felt the need to make sure that his surviving son was going to be well taken care of.
Alex Murdaugh is now currently facing charges of insurance fraud, conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, and filing a false police report.