Buster Murdaugh is not going to give up his father, even though he calls him a psychopath.
In his first public comments since Alex Murdaugh was arrested and convicted of ki*lling his wife Maggie and younger son Paul at their South Carolina estate in June 2021, Buster insisted that his father is innocent and hinted that the real ki*ller is still out there.
“I don’t think he could have anything to do with putting my mother and brother in danger,” Buster, who is 26 years old, says in “The Fall of the House of Murdaugh,” a three-part documentary with FOX Nation host Martha MacCallum that will air on August 31.
“We’ve been here for a while, and this has always been my position.”
He is also afraid of the person he thinks ki*lled him, who he says is still on the loose.
Buster said, “I think I set myself up to be safe, but when I go to bed at night, I do worry that someone is still out there.”
But when MacCallum asked him if his dad was a psychopath, he didn’t move.
“I’m not going to sit here and say it describes him as a whole, but if you look at how he manipulates and lies and does things like that, I think that’s a fair assessment,” Buster said.
Murdaugh was found guilty in February and is now in a South Carolina state prison for two life sentences.
Prosecutors said Murdaugh ki*lled his family members to hide the fact that he had stolen. He thought that their deaths would make people feel sorry for him and give him more time to figure out what to do.
State and federal investigators say that in the 10 years before the ki*llings, Murdaugh took millions of dollars from people who had been hurt badly and needed money for medical care.
Buster said, though, that he still doesn’t understand why his father’s shocking confession at his double mu*rder trial that he lied about not being at the dog kennels at the family estate, Moselle, shortly before the mu*rders on June 7, 2021, stumps him.
Maggie, who was 52, and Paul, who was 22, were ki*lled with two different guns at the dog kennels on the estate.
At the mu*rder trial, the prosecutors showed footage from Paul’s phone that destroyed Murdaugh’s long-held claim that he was not at the scene where his wife and son were ki*lled.
Three voices can be heard on a video that Paul took near the family’s dog kennels just before he and his mother, Maggie, were ki*lled.
Buster said, “I thought it was very strange.” “I didn’t know what to do.”
Buster said that his dad had “told everyone” that he wasn’t at the kennels that night.
Buster also said he had nothing to do with the death of Stephen Smith, a 19-year-old gay high school classmate whose body was found on a rural road near the Murdaugh estate in 2015.
Sandy Smith has said for years that she thinks the Murdaugh family had something to do with her son’s death.
Buster said in a documentary clip, “I had nothing to do with his death, and I had nothing to do with him physically in any way.”
“I don’t want to be rude, but have you ever been accused of ki*lling someone?” MacCallum is asked by Buster.
“Well, let me tell you, this is very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very bad to say about someone without any proof. In other words, it’s hurt my reputation. I mean, people think that I’m a ki*ller.”
Alex Murdaugh’s older brother said earlier this year that he still thinks Alex is lying about how his wife and son were brutally ki*lled.
“He knows more than what he’s saying,” Randy Murdaugh, 56
“He’s not telling the truth, in my opinion, about everything there.”