The assertion offered to WCSC via Murdaugh’s legal professional, Dick Harpootlian, mentioned: “The murders of my spouse and son have prompted an extremely troublesome time in my life. I’ve made a variety of selections that I really remorse. I am resigning from my legislation agency and getting into rehab after an extended battle that has been exacerbated by these murders. I’m immensely sorry to everybody I’ve damage together with my household, pals and colleagues. I ask for prayers as I rehabilitate myself and my relationships.”
CNN has tried to achieve Harpootlian for remark.
The assertion got here days after Murdaugh known as 911 and reported being shot Saturday on a highway in Hampton County, South Carolina, in keeping with a press release from South Carolina Legislation Enforcement Division (SLED) spokesperson Tommy Crosby.
Murdaugh was taken to a hospital in Savannah, Georgia, the place he was handled for a “superficial gunshot wound to the top,” and no arrests had been made, the SLED assertion mentioned.
CNN associates WCSC and WCIV reported Jim Griffin, Murdaugh’s legal professional, mentioned he was instructed by relations Murdaugh was altering a tire when he was shot. Griffin instructed WCIV a automobile had handed Murdaugh and rotated when somebody shot him.
A household spokesperson mentioned in a press release the household expects Murdaugh to get better and requested for privateness, saying, “The Murdaugh household has suffered via greater than anybody household might ever think about,” a possible reference to the killings of Murdaugh’s spouse and 22-year-old son.
Capturing deaths of spouse and son stay unsolved
In keeping with SLED, Murdaugh known as 911 on June 7 and mentioned he had arrived dwelling to search out his spouse, Margaret, and son Paul shot lifeless outdoors of their dwelling in Islandton, a small group about an hour north of Hilton Head Island. Colleton County Sheriff’s deputies decided each had suffered a number of gunshot wounds.
SLED took over the investigation, however the case stays unsolved. Alex Murdaugh introduced a $100,000 reward for info resulting in the arrest and conviction of the events accountable for their deaths.
“I urge the general public to be affected person and let the investigation take its course,” SLED Chief Mark Keel mentioned in a press release in June. “This case is advanced, and we is not going to rush this or any investigation.”
The household has been outstanding within the South Carolina authorized group for many years: Over 87 consecutive years, three generations of Murdaughs — together with Alex’s father, Randolph Murdaugh III — held the workplace of Solicitor of the 14th Circuit, which covers Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties.
In keeping with the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Workplace, the present solicitor is the primary outdoors the Murdaugh household to carry the elected place.
“You see phrases like ‘dynasty’ used and ‘energy,’ and I do not know precisely how individuals use these phrases,” mentioned Randy Murdaugh. “However we’re simply common individuals, and we’re hurting identical to they’d be hurting if this had occurred to them.”
“I am unable to think about the horror that my brother’s experiencing,” he mentioned.
CNN’s Kay Jones contributed to this report.