Alex Murdaugh trial continues with witnesses alleging financial troubles led to family murder

Judge Clifton Newman sent the courtroom jury for a long break for a hearing to determine how many The alleged financial crimes of Alex Murdaugh will be admitted to trial.

Senior prosecutor Creighton Waters questioned Jeanne Seckinger, chief financial officer of the Parker Law Group, about the confrontation with Alex on the day of the double murder.

After a disagreement arose over $792,000 in missing settlement fundsSeckinger confronted Alex in his office on June 7, 2021. She had already questioned him several times about these funds.

“[Alex] was leaning on a filing cabinet outside his office, and he turned to look at me when I arrived and said, “What do you need now?” and gave me a really dirty look,” recalls Seckinger, who had known Alex for 40 years. “We walked into the office and closed the door, and I told him I had reason to believe that he was getting the funds himself and that I needed proof he didn’t have.”

He assured her that the money was there and that he would get her documents. The conversation was interrupted when Alex received a phone call stating that his father, Randolph Murdaugh III, was in the hospital and dying.

That afternoon, he called Seckinger again to ask how much money was in his 401k account. “He said he was working out finances for the boating accident hearing later in the week,” she said.

That night, Seckinger learned that Alex’s son, Paul Murdaugh, and his wife, Maggie Murdaugh, had been brutally shot in Moselle.

The double murder halted the company’s investigations into Alex’s finances and the sinking hearing scheduled for later in the week was cancelled.

Parker Law Group was formerly known as the law firm of Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth & Detrick, founded by Alex Murdaugh’s great-grandfather. The business was renamed after Alex’s alleged crimes tarnished Murdaugh’s name.

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