Law firm: Attorney who was shot 3 months after his wife, son were killed took money

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD / AP) – A lawyer from a prominent South Carolina legal family who found his wife and son shot to death at their home three months ago, and who was injured when a bullet grazed his head as he changed a tire over the weekend, says he is going to rehab.

Alex Murdaugh’s statement Monday also said he “made a lot of decisions that I truly regret” but did not go into details.

Hours later, Murdaugh’s law firm said he took money from the business. PMPED law firm says Murdaugh is no longer associated with them. .

Murdaugh was airlifted to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah for treatment after authorities say he was found shot on the side of a road in Hampton County Saturday.

It came only a few months after he discovered his wife, Margaret, and son, Paul, had been shot to death at their family property in Colleton County. No arrests have been made.

In a statement released on Monday, Murdaugh said:

“The murders of my wife and son have caused an incredibly difficult time in my life. I have made a lot of decisions that I truly regret. I’m resigning from my law firm and entering rehab after a long battle that has been exacerbated by these murders. I am immensely sorry to everyone I’ve hurt including my family, friends and colleagues. I ask for prayers as I rehabilitate myself and my relationships.”

Details about Saturday’s shooting are still extremely limited. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating.

Associated Press writer Jeffrey Collins contributed to this story.

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