Alex Murdaugh is driven to JAIL as he turns himself in for 'paying hitman to ...

Alex Murdaugh is driven to JAIL as he turns himself in for 'paying hitman to ...
Alex Murdaugh is driven to JAIL as he turns himself in for 'paying hitman to ...

Alex Murdaugh arrived at Hampton County jail Thursday morning to surrender to police on charges of paying a hitman to kill him as part of a botched insurance fraud scheme. 

The high-powered South Carolina attorney, 53, was filmed being driven to the jail in a pewter-colored SUV accompanied by a police escort. 

He then emerged from the vehicle sporting bright red sneakers, gray trousers and a light-colored shirt.

Murdaugh was arrested and charged with insurance fraud, conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and filing a false police report. He was booked at the Hampton County Detention Center. 

Murdaugh is expected to appear for a bond hearing at the Hampton County Magistrate Court at 4pm. 

This comes after investigators said Tuesday Murdaugh had paid a hitman to shoot him in the head and kill him so that his surviving son Buster could collect a $10 million life insurance payment. 

Murdaugh was shot in the head on September 4 and rushed to hospital where he survived.

At the time, he claimed he had been the victim of a drive-by shooting when he was changing a tire by the side of the road. 

But, his story soon fell apart, and police said he confessed this week to arranging the hit.

Murdaugh's alleged accomplice in the case Curtis Edward Smith appeared for his bond hearing Thursday morning at Hampton County Detention Center where his bail was set at $55,000.

Smith, a former client of the attorney who is accused of shooting Murdaugh and disposing of the gun, was charged on multiple counts including assisted suicide and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud.   

Alex Murdaugh arrived at Hampton County jail Thursday morning to surrender to police on charges of paying a hitman to kill him as part of a botched insurance fraud scheme

Alex Murdaugh arrived at Hampton County jail Thursday morning to surrender to police on charges of paying a hitman to kill him as part of a botched insurance fraud scheme

The high-powered South Carolina attorney, 53, was filmed being driven to the jail in a pewter-colored SUV accompanied by a police escort. He then emerged from the vehicle sporting bright red sneakers, gray trousers and a light-colored shirt

The high-powered South Carolina attorney, 53, was filmed being driven to the jail in a pewter-colored SUV accompanied by a police escort. He then emerged from the vehicle sporting bright red sneakers, gray trousers and a light-colored shirt

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) confirmed Murdaugh's arrest in a press release Thursday morning 'in connection to the shooting incident on Sept. 4 in which he conspired with Curtis Edward Smith to assist him in committing suicide for the explicit purpose of allowing a beneficiary to collect life insurance.  

'I can assure you that SLED agents will continue working to bring justice to anyone

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