Murdaugh

The Murdaugh family farm in South Carolina, which has been in contract since last summer, has officially closed more than three weeks after Alex Murdaugh was convicted of murdering his wife and son there.

James Ayer and Jeffrey Godley, two local farmers, joined forces to buy the sad 1,770-acre plot where Margaret and Paul Murdaugh were killed.

The Post found that the property was sold for a total of $3.9 million, but that Ayer, 43, and Godley, 49, paid for eight tracts worth $2.66 million.

Godley also owns a business that fixes heating and cooling systems and other farms in the area.

Ayer told The Post that they don’t know what they’re going to do with the property right now.

The Post has also confirmed that Alex’s older son Buster will get $530,000 from the $3.9 million price tag.

About $2.68 million from the sale will go to clients of Mark Tinsley, the lawyer who worked with Murdaugh’s clients, legal counsel of Renee Beach as Personal Representative for the Estate of Mallory Beach, Morgan Doughty, and Miley Altman, who are all in civil suits over Paul’s 2019 boat crash that killed him.

From left to right: Buster Murdaugh, Maggie Murdaugh, Paul Murdaugh and Alex Murdaugh.
A copy of the deed.

The Moselle property used to be the Murdaughs’ hunting lodge for a long time.

Todd Crosby, the real estate agent who had the listing, told The Post that the new owners have nothing to do with the Murdaugh family and that the sale was put off until all of the family’s things were taken out of the house.

On Thursday, hundreds of items from the home were sold at an auction in Pembroke, Georgia, to the highest bidders.

Pieces of furniture were going for thousands of dollars. CourtTV says that the couch where Alex said he slept the night of the murders sold for $36,000.

The couch Alex Murdaugh said he slept on the night of the murders.

The house also sold unique turtle lamps for between $500 and $800.

Turtle Lamps

The house was first put up for sale in March 2022, five months after The Post said Alex had planned to hire a hit man to kill him so that he could leave his only living son, Buster (also known as Richard), a $10 million life insurance policy.

Gloria Satterfield, the Murdaughs’ longtime housekeeper, died on the property on February 26, 2018, in what was called a slip-and-fall accident. She was 57 years old. For more than 20 years, Satterfield had worked for the Murdaughs.

The property, which is called the Cross Swamp Farm and is next to the Salkehatchie River, has a lot of natural features, such as freshwater fishing, kayaking, and more than 2 miles of river frontage. It also has a lot of deer and turkey, according to the listing.

The listing also says that there are two man-made waterfowl reservoirs with corn planted in them to attract birds and a 20-acre dove field with a dead wire and perimeter fencing to protect crops.

The custom-built main house is 5,275 square feet and has four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. It also has a new metal roof, HardiePlank siding, and heart pine flooring that has been refinished throughout.

There is also a 1140-square-foot guest cottage, a shed for equipment, and a place to clean equipment.

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