The almost 11 minutes of calls featuring Murdaugh and witnesses to the Sept. 4 incident provide new details of a roiling saga that has made national headlines.
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The disgraced lawyer just lost a key fight in his spiraling criminal saga. And the end is nowhere in sight.
“Im [sic] a capitol police officer who agrees with your political stance [sic],” Michael Riley told an accused Capitol rioter the day after the Jan. 6 siege.
The disgraced lawyer and his alleged accomplice have different versions of what went down over Labor Day weekend. New hospital records shed light on the assisted suicide ploy.
Authorities on Thursday said Murdaugh has been arrested and charged with two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.
“It’s more than just inept and bureaucratic shuffling of papers,” Judge Royce C. Lamberth fumed during a hearing about medical delays. “Does no one care? Does no one follow up?”
In an interview, the legal scion’s lawyer addressed the investigation and his suicide attempt.
Gov. Ron DeSantis touted the steep fine, insisting he’d continue “fighting for Floridians’ rights.”