A Georgia auction house has announced it will sell items from the Murdaugh family home in Colleton County on Thursday.
The sale, hosted by Liberty Auction, an auction house in Pembroke, Georgia, will take place at 4 p.m., according to an announcement on the company’s Facebook page.
Officials at Liberty Auction confirmed to Fox Carolina Sunday that the items belonged to the family of disfellowshipped attorney Alex Murdaugh, who earlier this month is convicted of the June 2021 murders of his wife and son Maggie and Paul Murdaugh at the family’s Colleton County estate became.
A Liberty Auction representative could not be reached Monday to comment on whether the items came from Mosel, the family hunting estate where the killings took place, or other property.
Photographed items for sale included lamps, crockery, a leather living room set and cushions monogrammed with Maggie Murdaugh’s initials. Photos showing more of the items for sale will be posted to the auction house’s Facebook later this week, the company said.
The hunting lodge is currently under contract and was listed for sale in February for $3.9 million.
Items on display at Liberty Sale include a leather living room set and cushions embroidered with Maggie Murdaugh’s initials.
The auction house does not accept online or mail bids. All bidders must report to the warehouse at 101 S. Industrial Blvd. Condition. to be present.
Murdaugh was sentenced to two life terms for the double murder of his wife and son, but still faces charges of about 100 financial crimes, in which he admitted helping millions of clients he represented and his former law firm steal .
His attorneys, Dick Harpootlian and Jim Griffin of Columbia, have appealed Murdaugh’s murder conviction.
Household items for sale include a leather living room set, a lamp, various animal hunting trophies, and crockery.
Interest in the trial attracted national media attention, resulting in several documentaries from media giants such as CNN, HBO and Netflicks. The documentaries explored over a century of family history at the Fourteenth Circuit law firm, Alex Murdaugh’s alleged financial crimes and motives for the murders.
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The series has also investigated the deaths of several people close to the family, including that of their housekeeper Gloria Satterfield, who died at the family home and whose death Murdaugh is accused of theft; 19-year-old Mallory Beach, who died in a crash boat driven by Paul Murdaugh in 2019; and the death of Buster Murdaugh’s classmate and friend Stephen Smith in 2015.
During the 2021 inquest into the deaths of Paul and Maggie Murdaugh, the SC Law Enforcement Division resumed its investigation into Smith’s death based on new evidence. His death was officially listed as the result of a hit and run.
A picture of Stephen Smith, who was killed on July 8, 2015, on his mother’s Facebook account. The inquest into his death resumed on June 22, 2021 after police investigated the murders of Paul and Maggie Murdaugh.
In a press conference held Monday by Smith’s mother, Sandy Smith, and her attorneys, Eric Bland and Ronnie Richter, the attorneys confirmed they would represent Sandy Smith in the investigation.
Earlier this month, the Smith family began raising money for an independent exhumation and autopsy to get an “unbiased view of his body and an accurate determination of his cause of death.” As of Monday, the family had raised $67,265 from a goal of $15,000.
Buster Murdaugh denied any involvement in Smith’s death in a statement released Monday.
“This has taken way too long,” Buster Murdaugh said in the statement. “These baseless rumors about my involvement in Stephen and his death are false. I unequivocally deny any involvement in his death and my heart goes out to the Smith family.”
The Murdaugh family Buster, Maggie, Paul and Alex (left to right) pose for a photo.