On Friday, the South Carolina Office of Pure Assets (SCDNR) released hundreds of files related to its investigation of a 2019 Beaufort County boat crash that killed 19-year-old Mallory Seaside.
The files had been released 5 weeks immediately after Paul Murdaugh and his mom Maggie Murdaugh were found murdered on the family’s 1,700 looking residence in Colleton County, South Carolina.
As FITSNews solely described on Friday (click below for the comprehensive report), the documents contain surprising specifics about what occurred in the early early morning several hours of February 24, 2019. Close to 2:20 a.m, Paul Murdaugh allegedly crashed a 17-foot heart console fishing boat owned by his father, Alex Murdaugh, into a piling just outside of Parris Island, South Carolina.
The information ended up launched just one particular week immediately after attorneys representing Connor Cook — who sustained a damaged jaw in the crash — dropped a bombshell petition alleging that legislation enforcement conspired to change the concentration of the investigation absent from Murdaugh prior to him currently being eventually charged with 3 felonies in connection with the crash.
Though the legal investigation of Paul Murdaugh ended with his death, authorities are now seeking into obstruction of justice allegations involving his potent spouse and children customers, FITSNews exclusively described past month.
Down below is a entire timeline from the investigation documents:
As authorities examine obstruction of justice allegations, the not too long ago launched experiences with comprehensive statements by Beaufort Memorial medical center staff give a a lot more comprehensive photograph of Murdaugh’s attainable influence on the investigation on the evening of the crash.
Paul’s father, Alex Murdaugh, and grandfather, former solicitor Randolph Murdaugh, appeared at the medical center ten minutes right after Paul Murdaugh, in accordance to witness statements. They ended up able to occur immediately simply because Paul termed his grandfather from the scene, in accordance to the SCDNR file.
A few generations of Murdaughs all served as solicitors in excess of a 5-county region in the South Carolina Lowcountry from 1920-2006, enabling the family members to amass hundreds of political, prosecutorial and regulation enforcement connections. Lawyers representing Connor Cook dinner — whom SCDNR regarded as a particular person of fascination in the boat crash circumstance — are now questioning if specific legislation enforcement officers conspired a coverup in the investigation.
So what took place at the clinic?
What Clinic Staff Explained to SCDNR
Down below, you’ll find situation notes from the interviews of Beaufort Memorial team taken by SCDNR on March 6-7, 2019.
- She said Paul “had an angle and was cocky”
- She recognized Paul was only wearing boxer shorts.
- She said Pauls father was striving to make call with other sufferers.
- She stated Paul’s father explained to her “I’m accountable for all of these young children.”
- She said Paul was “belligerent and stability was requested”
- She noticed Paul’s father go in and out of Connor Cook’s room.
- She mentioned Paul’s father questioned where by Paul’s girlfriend was moved.
- She claimed Connor was ultimately transferred to MUSC.
- She explained to a safety security guard to “keep an eye” on Alex Murdaugh.
- She recalled telling Paul’s father many occasions to stay in his own home.
- She smelled liquor on Paul’s father.
Connor’s nurse :
- She heard Alex Murdaugh inform Connor that “they had been heading to figure almost everything out.”
- She noticed Alex Murdaugh halt Connor on his way to his CAT scan.
- She listened to Alex Murdaugh inform a SCDNR officer that Paul Murdaugh would not be earning any statements mainly because he was intoxicated and he did not want Paul earning a drunken assertion.
- She saw Alex Murdaugh talking with a person of the boat crash survivor’s dad and mom.
- She mentioned that various healthcare facility team experienced to go into Paul Murdaugh’s room since he was “belligerent, intoxicated and cursing at personnel and staying uncooperative.”
- She observed Paul test to enter his ex-girlfriend’s place and explained it was clear she required nothing at all to do with him or his household.
- She mentioned at the time other patients’ moms and dads started off to get there, Paul’s father “changed his actions.”
- He listened to Paul’s grandfather notify Paul to “shut the f*ck up.”
- He felt Paul’s grandfather was “agitated” with Paul.
- He smelled liquor on the two Paul and Connor.
- He explained Paul Murdaugh as “Rowdy.””
- He noticed Paul’s father and grandfather demonstrate up shortly after Paul.
One more security guard:
- He overheard Paul’s father on the mobile phone expressing “she’s absent, do not fear about her”.
- He also overheard Alex Murdaugh say “love you, bye!” on the phone.
- He said Paul’s grandfather (Randolph Murdaugh) “kept telling Paul to retain his mouth shut”.
- He observed Alex Murdaugh was “moving about a whole lot.”
- He believed Connor had a terrible frame of mind, appeared intoxicated and tried using to leave.
Paul Murdaugh’s nurse:
- She mentioned Paul Murdaugh was only carrying boxers and he was grossly intoxicated and belligerent.
- She mentioned Paul Murdaugh appeared to be the most intoxicated and most belligerent of those people involved
- She described Paul Murdaugh as “one of the most arrogant young adults to arrive by means of the unexpected emergency home.”
- She explained Paul stored expressing “y’all should really be performing your careers and searching for my good friend.”
- She viewed Paul bought out of the mattress and disconnected the screens at the very least three instances.
- At initial, when questioned how a lot he drank, Paul stated he drank five to 6 beers , then he stated he was consuming and undertaking prescription drugs all night time
- She recalled Paul make a assertion, but then minutes afterwards he would not bear in mind producing that statement.
- She stated Alex Murdaugh and Randolph Murdaugh arrived all over 10 minutes just after Paul.
A different Beaufort Memorial nurse:
- He mentioned Paul’s Girlfriend said she was upset with Paul due to the fact of his ingesting and that “he already nearly killed them in a motor vehicle incident right before whilst he was intoxicated.”
- He seen Paul’s father “visiting” with the other boaters and their families.
- He read Alex Murdaugh explain to the investigation officers that he did not want them questioning his son because he is drunk
- He recognized that Alex Murdaugh saved hoping to get into Morgan’s home.
- He recognized his patient’s anxiety when Alx Murdaugh would test to enter.
- He reported Paul’s girlfriend claimed she was likely to split up with Paul.
- He observed Alex Murdaugh “going from room to room” when the other parents stayed with her children.
A triage nurse:
- She saw Alex Murdaugh hoping to get into other patients’ rooms.
- She observed Alex was seeking at the ER tracking and area assignments.
- She explained Alex Murdaugh was in and out of the people rooms or in the ER foyer creating phone calls
- She mentioned the dialogue would cease when she would walk in.
- She heard Alex on the cell phone saying “she’s gone newborn, she’s absent.”
- She considered Alex Murdaugh “seemed to be hoping to orchestrate everyone” having them on the similar web page.
- She felt that Alex Murdaugh was “cold and detached” about the victim/ wounded.
- She imagined Alex was “trying to counsel every person on having on the same web page.”
Paul’s girlfriend’s nurse:
- He explained Alex Murdaugh retained striving to get in her space.
- He discovered Paul’s girlfriend’s panic when Alex Murdaugh experimented with to enter.
- He overheard Alex Murdaugh notify SCDNR officer that he did not want his son generating any statements.
- He said Paul’s girlfriend advised her nurse that Paul almost killed them in a truck accident while ingesting prior to this incident.
- He stated Paul’s girlfriend was heading to crack up with Paul.
A further safety guard:
- He explained Paul was belligerent and cursing as shortly as he came in.
- He was assigned to sit outside the house Paul’s area owing to his habits.
- He heard Paul’s grandfather say Paul was “as drunk as Cooter Brown”.
- He observed Paul’s father was hoping to enter other patients’ rooms.
- He claimed the charge nurse informed him to “keep an eye” on Alex and Randolph Murdaugh.
- He assumed Paul’s father was tranquil about the situation, even though his grandfather appeared angry with him.
- She explained Paul Murdaugh asked her if she would keep his penis and explained her butt was “nice”.
- She claimed Paul was however wet (from becoming thrown in the h2o).
- She saw Paul’s father go into Connor Cook’s room numerous moments.
- She viewed Alex Murdaugh wander in excess of as Connor was remaining taken to a CT scan.
- She overheard Alex Murdaugh explain to Connor’s father that he was “handling it.”
- She felt that Paul did not show any remorse for what transpired.
- She described the emergency area atmosphere as “a strange, corny teenager drama motion picture.”
- She believed Paul’s girlfriend would get anxious when Alex Murdaugh came all-around.
The investigation files unveiled Friday involved surveillance footage of the last hrs major up to the crash that killed Mallory Seashore on Feb. 24, 2019. Click below to see those people video clips compiled with each other in a timeline.
Keep tuned for the newest developments in this case…
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