Murdaugh Murders – What happened to the housekeeper Gloria Satterfield? End-shutdown

Netflix’s newest true crime documentary series is Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandalwhich follows multiple suspicious deaths that occurred in close proximity to the wealthy and well-connected Murdaugh family, culminating in the murders of matriarch Margaret “Maggie” Murdaugh and her youngest son, 22-year-old Paul Murdaugh.

Alex Murdaugh is currently on trial for the murders of his wife Maggie and son Paul, pleading not guilty with the support of his surviving son Buster. However, the so-called Murdaugh murders were preceded by three deaths in the preceding years. Mallory Beach, 19, a friend of Paul’s, was killed in a boating accident, and Paul was awaiting trial in her death when he was murdered. The other two deaths remain unexplained: Buster’s classmate, Stephen Smith, was killed in a hit-and-run that was never resolved.

And then there was the death of the Murdaugh family’s housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield, whom Paul’s ex-girlfriend Morgan Doughty described as a “second mother” to him.

What happened to Gloria Satterfield?

The third episode of Murdaugh murders on Netflix he spends a considerable amount of time delving into Gloria’s death. What we know is the following:

On February 2, 2018, emergency services were called to the Murdaugh property to treat Gloria, who required medical attention after appearing to have suffered a fall. As far as could be determined, she “tripped the family dogs on the stairs, fell backwards, hit her head violently, and died,” though she did not actually die until February 26, after failing to respond at the hospital. .

On the surface, Gloria’s death is a tragic accident. However, some of the circumstances that preceded her death cast suspicion on her family. In the documentary, Morgan Doughty claims that Gloria found drugs stuck to the underside of Alex Murdaugh’s bed and then allegedly told Paul about it because she was “afraid to go to Maggie” with what she had discovered. Morgan’s parents, also interviewed in the documentary, agree that Gloria possibly “knew too much” about the private goings-on in the Murdaugh household.

There is speculation in the documentary that either Paul or Maggie Murdaugh pushed Gloria down the stairs, and that her death was not an accident, but there has been no evidence to that effect.

Interestingly, Alex Murdaugh reportedly intended to sue himself for Gloria’s wrongful death, due to the family dogs being the alleged cause of the accident on their property, so that his two sons would receive financial compensation. . However, Gloria’s family claimed that they did not receive any type of settlement, and her children did not even know about it before reading about it on the news.

Alex did, however, he collected approximately $4.3 million in business insurance following Gloria’s death on his land. Lawyers for the Satterfield family ultimately concluded that Alex had stolen this money that he should have gone to her clients, and Alex Murdaugh has now apologized and officially agreed to a $4.3 million settlement with Gloria’s surviving family members.

Philip Ellis is a UK freelance writer and journalist covering pop culture, relationships and LGBTQ+ issues. His work has been featured in GQ, Teen Vogue, Man Repeller, and MTV.

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