Lokhu ukufa kanye nophenyo oluxhumene nomndeni wakwa-Murdaugh



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U-Alex Murdaugh, owayengummeli waseNingizimu Carolina, ugwetshwe udilikajele ekuqaleni kwale nyanga ngemuva kokutholakala enecala lokubulala umkakhe nendodana yakhe – izinsolo ezibucayi nezimbi kakhulu kunazo zonke ezibhekene nesekela lelo elalikade likhona. enye yezizukulwane zombuso ezinethonya elikhulu.

Amacala okubulala, uMurdaugh alidlulisile, avela cishe eminyakeni emibili ngemuva kokuthi ashayele ucingo amaphoyisa ebika ukuthi uthole unkosikazi wakhe, uMargaret “Maggie” Murdaugh, kanye nendodana yakhe esikhulile, uPaul Murdaugh, bedutshulwe bebulawa emaphandleni. UMurdaugh uthe uthole izidumbu ebuya kovakashela unina.

Kodwa ukufa akukona kuphela okwakuboshelwe kubo isibongo sakwaMurdaugh. Futhi njengoba izimfihlakalo zeminyaka ezungeze umndeni zithola ukunakwa okusha, kunjalo nokunye ukufa okuningi.

U-Alex Murdaugh ushayele i-911 ngoJuni 7, 2021, ukubika ukuthi uthole unkosikazi wakhe uMargaret, 52, kanye nendodana uPaul, 22, bedutshulwe babulawa ngaphandle kwekhaya labo e-Islandton cishe ihora besuka e-Hilton Head Island, eSouth Carolina Law Enforcement Division, noma i-SLED, kusho.

UMurdaugh ukuphikile ukuthi uyabandakanyeka ekubulaweni kwabo, njengoba angcwatshwa ngaphansi kwenqwaba yamacala ahlobene namacala okusolwa kwezezimali. Kodwa wayenjalo ekugcineni wathweswa icala ngoJulayi 2022 enamacala amabili okubulala namabili ezikhali – awaphikayo.

Abashushisi baphikisana ngesikhathi kuqhubeka icala ukuthi uMurdaugh wabulala unkosikazi wakhe nendodana yakhe ukuze aphazamise futhi abambezele uphenyo ngezinsolo zakhe ezimbi, ezihlanganisa ukweba izigidi zamaRandi kumakhasimende akhe kanye nenkampani yakhe yabameli – amacala. UMurdaugh wayevame ukuvuma lapho efakaza ezivikela.

Ithimba labavikeli, ngaleso sikhathi, lathi uMurdaugh wayengubaba nomyeni onothando futhi lapenda isithombe sophenyo olungenangqondo.

Ekugcineni, ayizange ikholise ijaji, okwakunjalo kuboniswe ividiyo lapho izwi lika-Murdaugh lalizwakala khona endaweni yesigameko sokubulala emizuzwini embalwa ngaphambi kokuba kwenzeke – okuyinkomba, umbuso uthe, wayeqamba amanga ngokuthi wayekuphi ngesikhathi bedutshulwa.

Watholwa enecala wagwetshwa udilikajele. Murdaugh usewadlulisile amacala.

USandy Smith ubambe isithombe sendodana yakhe engasekho, uStephen Smith, 19, ngoLwesine, Juni 24, 2021.

Emasontweni ambalwa ngemuva kokugwetshwa kuka-Murdaugh, umndeni kaStephen Smith – isidumbu sakhe esatholwa phakathi nomgwaqo wase-Hampton County ngoJulayi 8, 2015 – umemezele ukuthi uzofaka isicelo enkantolo sokuthi isidumbu sakhe simbiwe ukuze sihlolwe isidumbu sakhe njengengxenye yemizamo yokuhlola kabusha ukufa kwakhe.

“Sicabanga ukuthi akashonanga ngalobo busuku benhlekelele,” kusho u-Eric Bland, ummeli womndeni kaSmith, etshela izintatheli esithangamini sabezindaba. “Sicabanga ukuthi bekunezinye izizathu nezinye ezidale ukufa kwakhe.”

“Umsebenzi wethu awukona ukuthola ukuthi ubani owenze lokho,” engeza. “Asikwenzi lokho, asibona abomthetho, asenzi icala lobugebengu. … Esizama ukukwenza ngempela ukunikeza umama izimpendulo.”

Iziphathimandla azikacacisi imininingwane mayelana nokushona kukaSmith nomndeni wakwaMurdaugh.

Ngomhla zingama-22 kuJuni 2021, i-SLED yamemezela ukuthi izovula kabusha uphenyo ngokufa kwengane eneminyaka engu-19 ubudala ngokusekelwe emininingwaneni eyaqoqwa ngenkathi kuphenya ukubulawa kabili kukaMargaret noPaul Murdaugh.

I-SLED ayikacacisi ukuthi bekuyini lolo lwazi kodwa iqinisekise esitatimendeni esithunyelwe yi-CNN ukuthi “ithuthuke” ophenyweni lokufa kukaSmith. Uphenyo luhlala “lusebenza futhi luqhubeka,” kusho le nhlangano.

Ngokombiko wesigameko ovela eSouth Carolina Highway Patrol’s Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team, noma i-MAIT, isidumbu sikaSmith sitholwe emgwaqeni sihlukumezekile ekhanda.

Ngenkathi udokotela wezifo ocashunwe embikweni we-SLED ethi uSmith ubonakale eshayiswe imoto, isikhulu esiphendulayo okubhekiselwe kuso embikweni we-MAIT siveze ukuthi “ayikho imfucumfucu yemoto, ama-skid marks, noma ukulimala okuhambisana nomuntu oshayiswe yimoto.”

Izicathulo zikaSmith nazo bezigqokile zixega, kusho umbiko, kanti abaphenyi ababonanga bufakazi obuthi ushayiswe yimoto.

Amanothi avela kubaphenyi efayilini lecala athi “ngokomndeni, uStefanu wayengeke ahambe phakathi nomgwaqo” nokuthi “wayenobuqili kakhulu.”

Ngokwamaphuzu athathwe umphenyi we-SLED endaweni yesigameko, uSmith ulimele engalweni yesobunxele, esandleni nasekhanda.

Imoto yakhe itholwe endaweni eqhele ngamakhilomitha amathathu, kusho umbiko, kanti umnyango wethangi likaphethiloli ubuvuliwe kanti nesivalo segesi silenga eceleni kwemoto. Ibhethri yemoto ibisebenza kodwa imoto ayizange iqale, kwengeza.

Ukushona kukaSmith kusalokhu kungaxazululiwe, kodwa umndeni wakhe unethemba lokuthi ukuhlolwa kwesidumbu kwangasese kuzobanikeza “ukubuka okusha, okungachemile ngomzimba wakhe kanye nesinqumo esinembile sembangela yokufa kwakhe ngokusekelwe emaqinisweni,” ngokusho kwekhasi le-GoFundMe elikhuphule imali engaphezu kuka-$60,000.

IMallory Beach ibingomunye wabantu abayisithupha abebesesikebheni ngesikhathi siphahlazeka.

UMallory Beach wayengowesifazane oneminyaka engu-19 ubudala owashona engozini yesikebhe ngoFebhuwari 24, 2019.

Ubhishi ukhishwe esikebheni – kanye nowesilisa – ngesikhathi isikebhe sishayisa ibhuloho, ngokusho kwesitatimende esifungelwe sephoyisa ebeliqaphe indawo yesigameko.

Ngokombiko ovela eMnyangweni wezeMvelo waseNingizimu Carolina, udokotela owelapha uPaul Murdaugh ngemva kokuphahlazeka kwesikebhe ubike ukuthi uMurdaugh “wayedakwe ngokusobala” futhi walulaza inkulumo yakhe.

Isidumbu sikaBeach sitholwe esikhathini esingangesonto kwenzeke ingozi ngamavolontiya abesesha, ngokusho kombiko wezingozi zoMnyango wezeMvelo.

Abantu abathathu abebesesikebheni batshele abaphenyi ukuthi uPaul Murdaugh ubeshayela, kodwa omunye umgibeli ubize omunye umuntu owayegibele ngalobo busuku njengomshayeli, ngokusho kwesitatimende esifungelwe.

Ngesikhathi eshona, uPaul Murdaugh ubebhekene namacala ahlanganisa ukuhamba ngesikebhe ephuzile, ukulimaza kakhulu, nokudala ukufa ngenxa yokuphahlazeka kwesikebhe.

UGloria Satterfield ushone ngoFebhuwari 2018.

I-SLED nayo isimemezele ukuthi yayinjalo ukuvula uphenyo lobugebengu ngoFebhuwari 26, 2018, ngokushona kuka-Murdaughs osenesikhathi eside ehlala endlini, uGloria Satterfield, 57, kanye nokuphathwa kwefa lakhe.

USatterfield wayengumgcini wendlu yomndeni wakwa-Murdaugh iminyaka engaphezu kwamashumi amabili ngaphambi kokuba ashone ngemuva kwalokho okwachazwa “njengengozi yohambo nokuwa” emzini wakwa-Murdaugh, ngokusho kukaBland, ummeli, naye omele indawo yakhe.

Abaphenyi bavula uphenyo lobugebengu ngokufa kuka-2018 kuka-Murdaugh osebenza endlini

I-SLED ivule uphenyo lwayo ngokusekelwe esicelweni somphenyi wecala wase-Hampton County esigqamisa ukungahambisani kwesinqumo sendlela yokufa kuka-Satterfield, le nhlangano yathi ngoSepthemba 2021, kanye nolwazi olwaqoqwa ngesikhathi sophenyo oluqhubekayo lwe-SLED oluhilela u-Alex Murdaugh.

Ukushona kukaSatterfield “akuzange kubikwe kumphenyi ngaleso sikhathi, futhi akuzange kwenziwe ukuhlolwa kwesidumbu,” kusho isicelo somphenyi wecala ku-SLED. Ukwengeza, indlela yakhe yokushona yanqunywa ngokuthi “imvelo,” “eyayingahambisani nokulimala okutholakala ohambweni nasengozini yokuwa,” kusho umphenyi.

I-SLED yamemezela ngoDisemba 2022 ukuthi izofuna ukukhipha izinsalela zikaSatterfield, ithi isifune futhi yathola imvume yomndeni womgcini wendlu.

NgoDisemba 2021, uMurdaugh bavumelana ngesivumelwano sokunxeshezelwa ngo-$4.3 million nomndeni kaSatterfield, okusukela ekusetshenzisweni budedengu kwezimali okufanele ngabe bazitholile ngemuva kwalokho, ngokusho kwezincwadi ezifungelwe ezikhishwe yi-SLED, uMurdaugh udidiyelwe nomndeni ukuze azimangalele futhi afune isinxephezelo somshwalense.

Ngemuva kokushona kukaSatterfield, kwafakwa isimangalo sokufa esingafanele esingu- $500,000 ngokumelene no-Alex Murdaugh egameni lempahla yakhe, kusho uBland. Kepha ifa alizange lithole noma iyiphi ku- $ 500,000 ekweletwayo ngenxa yesivumelwano sokufa esingafanele ngo-2018, kusho uBland.

UBland utshele i-CNN ukuthi akakholelwa ukuthi uSatterfield wabulawa, kodwa akafuni ukukhipha isinqumo.