...By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.
Alex Murdaugh Seeks Extension in Insurance Fraud Case over Late Housekeeper’s Death
Convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh has requested additional time to defend himself in a lawsuit filed by the family of Gloria Satterfield, his late housekeeper.
Satterfield died after tripping over the Murdaugh family dog at their South Carolina home in 2018.
Murdaugh promised to pay $100,000 to each of Satterfield’s sons and cover her medical expenses but allegedly stole more than $4.3 million from two insurance policies.
The lawsuit claims that Murdaugh created a fraudulent bank account to take the money and never paid the sons anything.
Blaming prison conditions, Murdaugh filed for an extension on April 3, stating that he intends to fully participate in the litigation.
He received the extension until May 1.
He is currently incarcerated in the McCormick Correctional Institution, a maximum-security prison in South Carolina, for killing his wife and son in 2021.
Background on Gloria Satterfield’s Death
Gloria Satterfield, a housekeeper and nanny at the Murdaugh estate, fell down the stairs in front of their home in February 2018, sustaining fatal head injuries.
The death was officially declared an “accident.”
Murdaugh allegedly promised to provide financial support for Satterfield’s sons after her death, but the sons claim that they never received any of the money.
Unanswered questions surround Satterfield’s death, with recent reports speculating that Murdaugh might have had a hand in it.
However, the lawsuit against him centers on the insurance money he allegedly stole from the family.
The case of Alex Murdaugh is a complicated one, involving both murder and fraud.
It is not clear whether he had any involvement in Satterfield’s death, but the lawsuit against him is focused on the insurance money he allegedly stole.
Murdaugh’s request for an extension due to prison conditions highlights the difficulties of participating in legal proceedings while incarcerated.
The fact that the Murdaugh family was a prominent and wealthy family in the area adds an extra layer of complexity to the case.
It will be interesting to see how the lawsuit against Murdaugh develops and whether he will face further charges related to Satterfield’s death.