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Son of Alex Murdaugh's housekeeper who died at his family home wants her body exhumed to check for 'foul play'

Son of Alex Murdaugh's housekeeper who died at his family home wants her body exhumed to check for 'foul play'

Gloria Satterfield worked for Alex Murdaugh's family for 20 years

The son of the Murdaugh family housekeeper has demanded that her body be exhumed to determine whether or not there was any 'foul play'.

Earlier this month, South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh was found guilty of murdering his wife and son.

Following a six-week trial, the 54-year-old was convicted of two counts or murder and two weapons-related charges. He was later sentenced to life in prison for his crimes.

It came almost two years after he shot and killed wife Maggie, 52, and son Paul, 22, at their sprawling estate in June 2021.

Since his arrest, Murdaugh has maintained his innocence, but now fresh suspicions have been raised over the death of Gloria Satterfield, who worked for the Murdaughs for over 20 years.

She sadly died at their home in 2018, with her death classed at the time as an accidental fall.

However, last year, amid the murder investigation, police announced that her body would be exhumed as part of the investigation.

And now, speaking out about Murdaugh's conviction and the circumstances surrounding his mother's death, Michael 'Tony' Satterfield said that he wants to know the truth.

Gloria Satterfield worked for the Murdaughs for 20 years.
Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Home

When asked by host Chris Cuomo why his mom's remains need to be looked at, he said: "To see if there's any foul play or anything."

Asked whether or not he actually thinks the Murdaughs or someone else had anything to do with her death, Michael said: "No, I do not." But he admitted that he'd like some reassurance.

Following his conviction, Murdaugh now faces further legal trouble.

Aside from Ms Satterfield, detectives are now also looking into the circumstances surrounding the death of Stephen Smith, who was the classmate of Alex's surviving son Buster.

The 19-year-old student was found dead in the middle of the road in 2015, in what was described as a hit and run.

Though Murdaugh wasn't linked directly to the case, his name could potentially be under the spotlight at some point in the future.

Murdaugh was convicted of murdering his son and wife.
Law and Crime Network

Mallory Beach's death is another case likely to do the same.

The 19-year-old died in a boating accident during a trip with Murdaugh's son, Paul. Prosecutors claim that Paul, who was intoxicated while driving the boat, was responsible for the crash - though he had pleaded not guilty before his death.

It was this lawsuit that prosecutors believe triggered Alex's motive to kill Paul and Maggie, since the suit would have exposed the Murdaugh family's crimes.

And while he maintained his innocence with regards to the murders during the trial, Murdaugh did admit to a number of financial crimes.

Overall, Murdaugh is accused of at least 99 financial crimes in 19 different indictments, thanks to his admissions in court.

Featured Image Credit: Law&Crime Network / Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Home

Topics: True crime, Crime, US News