It starts with a pretty dramatic scene…a boat crashes and someone is missing.
In just the first five minutes, I’m already hooked. Something tells me this is going to be a good documentary.
This is the first episode of Murdaugh Murders, a three-part true crime series about the shocking tragedies that shook a tight-knit community in South Carolina.
Alex Murdaugh is a rich and successful lawyer. His family is prominent in the community. But their legacy is about to unravel.
Teenager Mallory Beach died in the boat crash on February 24, 2019 at Archers Creek. In the series, survivors and their families open up about the lead up to, and the aftermath of, the horror accident.
They talk about Murdaugh’s son Paul, who they say was driving the boat on the night of the crash that killed Mallory, who was seen laughing and joking in footage.
From his heavy drinking to his flaring temper, Paul’s pals delve into the unruly behaviour of the teen and the attempts of his father and grandfather to cover it up.
It’s a sad and disturbing story but, with the death of the family’s housekeeper shortly after and the murders of Paul and his mother Maggie in 2021 – for which Alex Murdaugh was found guilty – it seems the boat crash is just a tiny part of a much bigger story.
Murdaugh Murders, Netflix
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