BOMBSHELL TROUBLE FOR ALEX MURDAUGH: Teen Stephen Smith Death is Homicide

Crime Stories with Nancy Grace

Mar 22 2023 • 44 mins

It has taken eight years but teen Stephen Smith's death will finally be investigated as a homicide.

The Smith family has never believed that the 19-year-old's death was a hit and run as determined by a previous investigation. In just a week, the South Carolina mom raised more money through a GoFundMe account than what is needed to pay for the exhumation of Smith's body. Now, all that's needed is court approval.

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Chief Mark Keel notified Smith's attorneys that the agency now officially considers Smith's death a murder. Smith's body was found miles away from his car and lying in the middle of the road. At first, responders thought he had been shot in the head, but the death was designated as a hit-and-run.

Joining Nancy Grace today:

  • Eric Bland - Attorney for Sandy Smith & Gloria Satterfield’s sons- Founder/Partner  Bland, Richer, LLP Attorneys at Law; Twitter: @TheEricBland; Co-host of ‘Cup of Justice’ podcast.
  • Ronnie Richter - Attorney for Sandy Smith, Satterfield family, and other victims of Alex Murdaugh; Partner, Bland Richter Law Firm; Twitter: @BlandRichterSC
  • Caryn Stark - Psychologist; Twitter: @carnpsych
  • Chris McDonough - Director At the Cold Case Foundation, Former Homicide Detective, & Host of YouTube channel, ‘The Interview Room’
  • Dr. Michelle DuPre - Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner, & Detective: Lexington County Sheriff's Department; Author: "Homicide Investigation Field Guide" & "Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide;" Forensic Consultant
  • Blair Sabol - Investigative Reporter for Live 5 News in Charleston, SC, Twitter: @BlairSabolTV

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