Murdaugh family property up for sale…again

Posted at 3:01 PM, October 16, 2023


ISLANDTON, S.C. (Court TV) — Interested buyers now have the chance to own the property where Alex Murdaugh murdered his wife and youngest son.

Murdaugh in court wearing orange jumpsuit

Disbarred attorney Alex Murdaugh arrives in court in Beaufort, S.C. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023. Murdaugh appeared publicly as a convicted murderer for the first time at the state court hearing regarding the slew of financial crimes allegedly committed by the disbarred South Carolina attorney. (AP Photo/James Pollard)

Crosby Land Company announced it had acquired the listing for the 21-acre property, listed at $1,950,000. The brokerage noted that the “Moselle Estate House” which is currently for sale includes the estate house and 21 acres of land. Previously, the same company had listed the “Moselle Farm,” which was sold in March 2023 and included the estate house and 1,772 surrounding acres.

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The home the brokerage describes as exuding “character, charm and high-end finishes” was the scene of a brutal murder. A jury found Murdaugh guilty of murdering his wife, Maggie, and son, Paul, near the dog kennels on the property on June 7, 2021. Murdaugh pleaded not guilty and has maintained his innocence.

During the trial, the jury paid a visit to the Moselle property, touring the entire area around the dog kennel where the murders happened.

Hanger and dog kennels at Moselle.

The hanger and dog kennels are seen where the bodies of Paul Murdaugh and Maggie were found at the Moselle property on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 in Islandton, S.C. Jurors have visited the South Carolina estate where prosecutors say disgraced attorney Alex Murdaugh shot and killed his wife and son. The tour of the crime scene happened before jurors were to head back to court in Walterboro to hear closing arguments in the closely watched murder trial. (Andrew J. Whitaker/The Post And Courier via AP, Pool)

The infamous property was also the scene of a fatal fall for the Murdaughs’ housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield. Satterfield, a longtime employee of the family, fell on the property in 2018. She died of complications related to the fall, including a stroke, days later. At his trial, Murdaugh admitted that he lied to his insurance companies about Satterfield’s death when he claimed that his dogs caused her to trip in an insurance claim. Satterfield’s family never received money from the insurance settlement, which is now the subject of lawsuits and has prompted Murdaugh to face additional criminal charges.

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The furniture that had been inside the home was sold at auction in March after Murdaugh was sentenced to two life terms in prison. Among the items sold was the “Alibi Couch” where Murdaugh had claimed to be napping prior to the murders. The couch was sold to Phillip Jennings III, who owns a lodge, and told Court TV after buying them that the “couches were the highlight of the night.”

Interested buyers who want to tour Moselle are required to have an appointment to do so, and all buyers must be pre-approved before getting a tour of the property. More information on the sale can be found on the brokerage’s website.