The 1,700-acre Moselle farm in Colleton County, South Carolina, was transferred to James Ayer and Jeffrey L. Godley, according to the title.
The land was sold just weeks after Alex Murdaugh, 54, a once-prominent attorney from South Carolina’s Lowcountry area, was found guilty of the murders of Maggie, 52, and Paul, 22. The mother and boy were found near the property’s canine pens. They were killed with two separate weapons.
According to a settlement agreement, the proceeds from the sale of the property will go to legal fees, Murdaugh’s surviving son Buster, as well as the family of Mallory Beach, 19, who died in a boat crash involving Paul Murdaugh on February 23, 2019, and other boat crash victims, according to the Greenville News.
Paul was accused of criminal sailing under the influence and causing serious physical harm after reportedly crashing his boat into a bridge pillar while inebriated near Parris Island, South Carolina, with five other people on board, including Beach.
Paul pleaded not guilty but was assassinated before the matter could go to trial.
Mallory’s family launched an unjust death claim, and the case is scheduled to go to trial in August.
“I guess we moved closer to the end of this whole saga,” Beach family counsel Mark Tinsley tells PEOPLE.com. “But [Mallory’s family] is still looking for accountability, which I guess we’ll get in the trial hopefully in August.”
According to FOX News, a sale was conducted last week for objects from the property such as the family’s sofa, a popcorn machine, a nativity set, Maggie’s tricycle, and tumblers with Alex Murdaugh’s engraved letters.
The family sofa sold for $14,000, according to FOX News.
Alex Murdaugh is also on trial for a series of financial offenses in which he is accused of stealing money from his customers, other attorneys, and the family of his late maid.
Forgery, money trafficking, computer offenses, violation of trust with deceptive purpose, and acquiring name or property by false pretenses are among his accusations.
According to the South Carolina attorney general, Alex Murdaugh took more than $6.2 million from his accused victims.
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