Recently-convicted family murderer Alex Murdaugh and his family have made significant donations to Democratic candidates over the years, including to President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton.
This information comes from a resurfaced article that Fox News posted back in September 2021.
Fox posted the report about four months after the incident that left Murdaugh's wife, Maggie, and son Paul dead.
Fox, at the time, reported:
. . . Murdaugh and his family members made hundreds of thousands of dollars of political donations over the years. The now disgraced attorney’s web ran deep, as contributions went to anyone from candidates in local municipality elections to Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton's past presidential bids.
Fox, for its report, tracked down Federal Election Commission (FEC) records.
The outlet found that "Murdaugh made a $2,700 donation to Biden For President in April 2020, as well as a $2,700 donation for Hillary For America in June 2015."
This, however, is just the tip of Murdaugh's political donation iceberg.
At the state level, SEC records show a total of about $140,000 in donations made between Alex Murdaugh, his wife, brother, father and law firm over the past decade in the state House and Senate, Charleston mayoral, and local Clerk of Court and City Council races.
Michael Mule, a GOP political consultant, told Fox, "the guy knew how to play the political game here." Mule later added that Murdaugh's "influence, especially in the Lowcountry, was unmatched."
Last week, after less than three hours of deliberation, the jury found Murdaugh guilty of murdering his wife and son on July 7, 2021.
Both the prosecution and defense, after the jury verdict was read, agreed to hold the sentencing hearing the following morning. And, in that sentencing hearing, Judge Clifford Newman sentenced Murdaugh to two consecutive life sentences.
You’ve engaged in such duplicitous conduct here in the courtroom, here on the witness stand and as established by the testimony. This has been, perhaps, one of the most troubling cases, not just for me as a judge, for the state, for the defense team but for all of the citizens in this community.
Murdaugh, during the hearing, briefly professed his innocence. In contrast to his previous behavior during the investigation and trial, Murdaugh did not show any emotion during either the reading of the verdict or the sentencing.
Murdaugh's defense lawyers are expected to file an appeal. For now, Murduagh is being held at the Kirkland Reception and Evaluation Center.