A teenage classmate of Alex Murdaugh's son was found in a pool of blood in the middle of a South Carolina road, newly-released photos show.
HBO Max obtained crime scene photos taken after Stephen Smith died a few miles from the Murdaugh home in July 2015.
According to the New York Post, the graphic pictures suggest Smith was bleeding from his head.
Authorities at first called Smith's death a hit-and-run collision. They concluded Smith was walking on the road because his car had run out of gas.
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Smith was a high school classmate of Buster Murdaugh. A 2016 letter from mother Sandy Smith to the FBI quoted an unnamed “young man” as saying Murdaugh beat Smith with a baseball bat.
“They were out smashing mailboxes when they came upon Stephen, and Buster seized the opportunity,” the witness reportedly said. “He claimed it was because Stephen was gay.”
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Murdaugh denies having anything to do with Smith's death.
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