Alex Murdaugh waives extradition hearing, will soon appear in SC court

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (WSAV) – Alex Murdaugh waived his right to an extradition hearing in Florida Friday and will head back to South Carolina for a bond hearing next week.

The embattled attorney was arrested in Orlando — where he was released from a drug rehabilitation Thursday — for two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses connected to the Gloria Satterfield wrongful death settlement case.

The charges stem from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division’s investigation into the misallocation of settlement funds in the death of Satterfield, the Murdaugh family’s housekeeper who reportedly died in a slip and fall accident on their property in 2018.

By waiving the hearing, Murdaugh voluntarily agreed to return to the Palmetto State to face the charges.

His bond hearing is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Richland County Courthouse in Columbia, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Friday. Murdaugh will appear before Judge Clifton Newman.

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