The family of Alex Murdaugh’s late housekeeper Gloria Satterfield is speaking out for the first time since they were arrested for stealing $3 million from him.
Satterfield, 57, died mysteriously in 2018 after a ‘fall’ at Murdoff’s home in South Carolina. He had worked for his reputed legal dynasty family for 20 years.
After her death, Murdog promised his adult sons, Tony Satterfield and Brian Harriott, that he would ‘take care’ of them financially. He had filed a wrongful death suit against him with the goal of getting his insurance company a settlement, but he never paid the men the money.
Murdoff is now in prison for that theft, but he is also interested in the murders of his wife Maggie and son Paul, who died at the family home in June.
Now, Gloria’s sister and brother are speaking out for the first time since Murdog was imprisoned for stealing from their family, and since their family name is nationally synonymous with murder, theft, drug addiction and mystery. had become.
In an interview with NBC’s Dateline that will air Friday, Gloria’s brother Eric Harriet Jr. said: ‘It’s not about the money. It is as if she was no one, as much as he has done for her.’
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Gloria Satterfield’s sister Ginger (top left) and brother Eric Harriet Jr. (center) talked to Dateline with their families. Gloria died in 2018 after mysteriously ‘falling’ at Murdoff’s home
‘It’s not about the money…he treated her like she’s nothing’ said Gloria’s brother
Gloria Satterfield died in February 2018 at the home of legal heir Alex Murdaugh (left) after working for the family for 20 years. She told her sons that she died of a fall. Now, they say they still don’t know if that really happened
Gloria’s sister, Ginger Harriet Hadwin, said: ‘What was going through her mind the day we buried Gloria, and was thinking, “Oh, how much money will I get? How can I get it?”
Neither of Gloria’s sons have spoken publicly, but in the lawsuits against Murdoff, they uncover how he took advantage of them to make their mother miserable.
To this day, both sons say that they still do not know how the fall caused them such horrific injuries that they died.
The South Carolina law enforcement department is now investigating his death in light of several other charges against Murdoff.
Murdog was arrested for theft and is in custody. yesterday he was denied bond
In an interview on Tuesday, after Murdog was denied bond, the sons’ attorney, Ronnie Richter, cast doubt on the claim that Gloria had died from a fall from the stairs at the family home.
He told CBS in South Carolina, “The death was previously classified as a natural death … there’s nothing natural about a 57-year-old woman falling down a flight of steps and dying of a head injury. Is.”
After Gloria’s death, Murdog promises to ‘take care’ of the boys financially.
In a lawsuit filed last month, the two sons described how they relied on Murdog as a respected South Carolina attorney whose family had held law offices across the state for more than 100 years.
‘ Prior to her untimely death on February 26, 2018, Gloria worked as a housekeeper and nanny for Alex Murdaugh and his family for more than two decades.
‘Gloria was told she was part of the Murdoff family, and she believed it to be true. The Murdoffs are prominent and wealthy families based in Hampton County that controlled the prosecutor’s office in Hampton County for generations and were the dominant legal family in the area,’ the sons’ attorney said in their lawsuit.
It is preceded by the murders of Murdaugh’s wife Maggie and son Paul, before Murdog confesses to having an ‘opioid addiction’, before stealing money from his own law firm and committing suicide for profit. -The hitman tried unsuccessfully to kill himself in the plot. His remaining son, Buster.
Soon after his mother’s funeral, he introduced her to lawyer Corey Fleming and encouraged her to hire him.
The lawsuit states, ‘Tony and Brian relied on Alex Murdaugh and because of their trust in him, Tony and Brian retained Fleming and MKF to represent them.’
Neither son was aware that Fleming was Murdoff’s college roommate and “best friend”.
Unsolved: The murders of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh (main) remain unsolved. Far left is the only surviving Murdoff son, Buster.
Fleming then appointed a banker, Chad Westendorff, to act as a representative on behalf of the sons.
They said that they did not know him and were also unaware that he could act as their representative.
Westendorf was also the vice president of Palmetto State Bank at the time and, according to the sons’ lawsuit, he had used the bank in the past in business dealings with Murdoff and Fleming.
Murdoff paid Edward Smith to kill him in September but it was a failed act and he survived.
The sons were unaware of the professional history among any of them.
Together, they plan for Fleming and Westendorff to file a claim against Murdoff for Gloria’s death. Murdoff agreed and said that his insurance company, Lloyd’s of London, would pay the claim.
They — without the sons’ knowledge or consent — agreed to $505,000 according to the lawsuit.
On January 7, 2019, Fleming received a check for $505,000 from Lloyds. That day, he wrote Forge a check for $403,500.
Over the next two years, Fleming and Westendorff negotiated payments of more than $4 million from two insurance companies – Lloyds and Nautilus. None of those documents were filed in court, and the sons were never far from them.
‘Tony and Brian first learned that the money had been recovered since the death of their mother when it was reported to the press.
‘To date, Tony and Brian have not received any money from any claims or settlements with Murdoff and his insurance carriers.
‘Not a penny,’ says his lawyer.
The investigation into Gloria’s death continues.
SLED’s criminal investigation into the death of Gloria Satterfield and handling of her assets continues.
“There is no additional information available at this time while the investigation is ongoing,” a spokesperson told DailyMail.com on Wednesday morning.
Murdog, 53, has so far only been charged with stealing settlement money from the Satterfield boys, but is a man interested in investigating the murders of his wife and son.
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