Buster Murdaugh, the son of disgraced South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh, was expelled from South Carolina Law School in 2019 for plagiarism, casting doubt on his future in the legal world.

Maggie Murdaugh with Paul and Alex Murdaugh
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The son of disgraced South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh, has a sordid history that has come under scrutiny in recent years. One major event in Buster’s past was his expulsion from South Carolina Law School in 2019 due to allegations of plagiarism.

According to reports from Fox News and The Wall Street Journal, Buster Murdaugh was expelled from the law school during his second semester for plagiarism. The exact details of the plagiarism incident are not publicly known, but it was serious enough for the university to take disciplinary action and expel him.

Buster Murdaugh’s family reportedly paid $60,000 to have him readmitted to the law school, but as of now, he has not indicated any plans to return to his legal studies. According to Butch Bowers, the Murdaugh family lawyer, Buster has put his desire to go to law school on hold for the time being, and there are no plans for him to start school in the near future.

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This news comes after the recent sentencing of Buster’s father, Alex Murdaugh, who was found guilty of murdering Buster’s brother, Paul, and mother, Maggie. Alex Murdaugh’s imprisonment has raised questions about Buster’s future, particularly in the legal world, given his expulsion from law school and his family’s troubled circumstances.

However, Buster’s expulsion from law school is not the only troubling event in his past. He has also been implicated in at least two other deaths. In 2015, he was a suspect in the supposed murder of his alleged former lover, 19-year-old Stephen Smith. And in 2019, his brother Paul was accused of drunkenly operating a boat, leading to a fatal crash that killed 19-year-old college student Mallory Beach. While Buster was not present at the scene of the crash, he was accused by the Beach family of having provided a fake ID for his then-underage brother to purchase alcohol.

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Despite these troubling events, it remains to be seen what the future holds for Buster Murdaugh. He is currently residing in Hilton Head Island with his girlfriend, Lexington County lawyer Brooklynn White, and it is unclear how he will sustain himself in the coming years.