Alleged Alex Murdaugh hitman ‘Cousin Eddie’ arrested again

Alleged Alex Murdaugh hitman ‘Cousin Eddie’ arrested again

“Cousin Eddie” is again behind bars in South Carolina — however nobody’s saying why.

Curtis “Eddie” Smith, who was accused of making an attempt to shoot the now-infamous former lawyer Alex Murdaugh on a rural highway in Hampton County final September in a convoluted insurance coverage fraud/suicide-for-hire rip-off, was arrested late Friday by the State Regulation Enforcement Division (SLED).

A Colleton County Sheriff’s deputy on the County Detention Heart in Walterboro, the place Smith is being held, mentioned there was no data out there on new expenses towards Smith.

“He’s being held for SLED, that’s all it says,” the officer informed The Put up Saturday.

Smith, 61, was beforehand charged with assisted suicide, assault and battery of a excessive aggravated nature, pointing and presenting a firearm, insurance coverage fraud, and conspiracy to commit insurance coverage fraud in reference to the taking pictures of Murdaugh on Labor Day weekend.

Curtis “Eddie” Smith was arrested once more in South Carolina.Dana Kennedy

Alex Murdaugh allegedly paid Smith to kill him so his son might accumulate his insurance coverage way of REUTERS

Smith informed The Put up in September that he didn’t shoot Murdaugh and denied there was a suicide-for-hire scheme. He mentioned he was arrange by Murdaugh to make it look as if he had been making an attempt to shoot him.

Legal professionals for Murdaugh accused Smith of being Murdaugh’s drug vendor, which he has denied.

In December, Smith was named in a lawsuit involving Murdaugh and the Financial institution of America over an alleged cash laundering scheme. The go well with claimed that Murdaugh issued 17 cashier’s checks to Smith totaling $164,748.76, and individually issued 254 private checks to Smith totaling simply over $1.8 million between 2015 and June 2021.

Alex Murdaugh has himself been jailed since October on greater than eight expenses of monetary fraud, primarily associated to allegedly swindling purchasers at his former legislation agency.

Maggie and Paul Murdaugh had been discovered shot on their South Carolina property final 12 months.Fb

He had been at one level thought of a “particular person of curiosity” within the slayings of his spouse and son on June 7, 2021. Maggie Murdaugh, 52, was shot to dying together with their troubled 22-year-old son, Paul, on the household looking lodge in Islandton, South Carolina.

Alex discovered the our bodies on the lodge, referred to as “Moselle,” round 10 p.m. The coroner discovered that the victims had been shot a number of occasions, reportedly with a semi-automatic assault rifle and a shotgun. He dominated the deaths a double murder.

Neither SLED nor Smith’s newest lawyer, Thomas Bouchette, responded to calls and emails from The Put up about Smith’s newest arrest.

Curtis Smith was beforehand thought of an individual of curiosity within the slayings of the mom and son.

SLED detectives say Murdaugh informed Smith to shoot him within the head so his surviving son might accumulate his life insurance coverage.

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