Murdaugh shooter given bond on drug charges, headed to Hampton for more hearings

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Curtis Smith has been given a $5,000 Cash Surety Bond for a meth possession charge against him and a PR Bond for a marijuana possession charge. These are the only charges against him in Colleton County: the other charges he is facing, including assisting a suicide, are charges from Hampton County and he has not been given bond on these charges. He will have bond hearings in Hampton at a later time.

Smith was taken into custody yesterday for his connection to the Sept. 4th shooting of Alex Murdaugh, the Hampton County attorney whose wife and son were murdered in Colleton County in June.

Smith has admitted to shooting Alex Murdaugh in the head in an attempted suicide that was planned by Murdaugh himself, all as a way to collect $10 million in life insurance money for his surviving son, Murdaugh told authorities.

The suicide attempt failed, and Murdaugh called 911 to report he had been shot. He was hospitalized for a superficial head wound and has since placed himself in a drug rehab program.

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