HAMPTON COUNTY, SC (WSAV) – Officials held a bonding hearing Thursday morning for shooting suspect, Curtis Smith, in Hampton County.
Authorities arrested Smith, 61, of Walterboro, for the roadside shooting of Lowcountry lawyer Alex Murdaugh.
The judge set a total bond of $55,000 for Smith.
He faces charges including assisted suicide, assault and battery of a high aggravated nature, pointing and presenting a firearm, insurance fraud and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud.
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) investigators say Murdaugh orchestrated the shooting so his son Buster could collect on a $10 million life insurance policy.