Attorneys for other families impacted by Murdaughs react to sentencing
COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WTOC) - Many affected by Alex Murdaugh’s actions attended Friday’s sentencing.
One family, in particular, said they were happy to see justice handed down. Mallory Beach’s parents attended the sentencing hearing.
Beach is the teen who died in that 2019 boat wreck. A boat authorities say was driven by a drunken Paul Murdaugh.
The Beach family attorney, Mark Tinsley, spoke about how Beach’s parents felt about the verdict.
“They find a lot of comfort in this verdict, that there’s good that comes out of Mallory’s death. We’ve still got a way to go for accountability for the people who contributed to causing her death... but, it’s as much about making an impact. Making a difference. And making sure this kind of thing doesn’t happen going forward,” Tinsley said.
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Eric Bland fought to get Gloria Satterfield’s family a multi-million dollar settlement against Murduagh following her death on their property.
Bland spoke about Judge Newman’s remarks as he handed Murdaugh consecutive life sentences.
“What you saw from that judge was a serious sentencing where that judge was morally wounded. He’s a lawyer at heart, and what Alex has done to our legal profession by staining it, by lying and stealing from clients... has really affected this judge,” Bland said.
Tinsley called Judge Newman’s remarks, “the most articulate and compelling thing I’ve ever heard another person say.”
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