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WATCH: Murdaugh appears for bond hearing, plan to ask to leave jail after 5 days behind bars

Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 4:21 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC/AP) - Attorneys for Alex Murdaugh plan to ask a judge to grant him bond on his latest criminal charges.

Murdaugh has spent five nights in jail after being arrested Thursday outside a drug rehabilitation facility in Orlando on two felony charges of obtaining property by false pretenses.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division says Murdaugh stole $3.4 million in insurance payments that were meant for the sons of his housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield, who died after a fall at the Murdaugh home in February 2016.

Murdaugh’s latest bond hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday in Columbia.

He is already out on bond on an insurance fraud charge after police say he tried to arrange his own death.

The June 7 shooting deaths of Murdaugh’s wife, Maggie, and son, Paul, remain unresolved.

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