After buying a number of cameras and memory cards at a Murdaugh family estate sale last week, a Georgia lady came into the custody of never-before-seen photographs of Alex Murdaugh and his family.
Dawn Martin, a Savannah resident, told WTOC that she carefully watched Murdaugh’s recent murder prosecution and went to the estate auction in Pembroke, Georgia out of interest in the renowned family and bid on several of their items.
“I had the day off and decided to [go] because it was so close,” Ms. Martin told the news station.
Ms. Martin received a surprise reward as a result of one of her successful bids: a camera case containing a number of sim cards. She realized she had a treasure collection of Murdaugh family photos when she came home and transferred the contents of the SIM cards to her computer.
Several photographs depict the Murdaughs on holiday and enjoying recreational pursuits over the years. Ms. Martin told WTOC that several photographs show family members hunting, with Alex Murdaugh operating a skiff in at least one.
Ms. Martin, a victim of domestic abuse herself, told the television station that she wants to use the photos to elevate the tale of Maggie Murdaugh, who was killed along with her son Paul at the family’s farm in remote South Carolina.
Ms. Martin described watching the photos as an intense experience, particularly in light of the killings.
“I’ll say it changed me,” Ms. Martin told WTOC. “I can’t take it back. I never envisioned myself as the proprietor of the items, hiding a peek into their private lives.”
Ms. Martin is selective about which photos she makes public. She has only issued two photographs so far, and she is debating whether to disclose any more as long as interest in the family and the murder case remains strong.
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