The federal charges come in addition to more than 100 state charges that he has yet to go on trial for.
His story that dogs tripped Gloria Satterfield, causing her to fatally hit her head at his South Carolina property, was used for insurance money, his attorneys said.
“In my mind, no doubt he loved his family," Judge Clifton Newman said of Murdaugh, who was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his wife and son.
Stephen Smith's body was found in 2015 on a rural South Carolina road about 15 miles from the Murdaugh home. His death was initially ruled a hit-and-run.
Alex Murdaugh's son said he's being harassed over "baseless" claims that he is tied to Stephen Smith’s death while he mourns the deaths of his own family.
Stephen Smith's mother hopes that an independent autopsy on her late son will shed more information into his mysterious 2015 death.
The former attorney's crying on the stand "wasn't genuine" and the jury was "able to read right through that,” several jurors said after delivering the guilty verdict.
The disgraced South Carolina lawyer was convicted on two counts of murder for shooting his wife Maggie and son Paul in 2021.
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson said Murdaugh's taking the stand to defend himself was a “fatal” move.
The disgraced former lawyer was convicted of killing Maggie and Paul Murdaugh at the family's South Carolina hunting property in 2021.