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A Lawyer Hired A Man To Kill Him So His Son Could Get An Insurance Payout, Police Say

Enlarge this image This booking photo provided by the Colleton County Detention Center shows Curtis Edward Smith Tuesday. Smith, was charged with assisted suicide, insurance fraud and several other counts in the Sept. 4 shooting of Alex Murdaugh. Colleton County Detention Center/AP Colleton County Detention Center/AP COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A prominent South Carolina lawyer who found the bodies of his wife and son three months ago, tried to arrange his own death earlier this month so his son would get a $10 million life insurance payment, but the planned fatal shot only grazed his head, state police said Tuesday. …

 

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