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Son of Alex Murdaugh’s dead maid Gloria Satterfield wants body exhumed

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Son of Alex Murdaugh’s dead maid Gloria Satterfield wants body exhumed


A “betrayed” son of Alex Murdaugh’s longtime housekeeper confirmed that he wants his late mom’s body exhumed — to conclusively rule out “foul play” in her death at the convicted double murderer’s home.

Tony Satterfield called for the distressing move to get answers over the 2018 death of his mom, Gloria Satterfield, 57, whose death a coroner later admitted should never have been ruled as “natural” as that is “inconsistent with injuries sustained in a trip and fall.”

The only witnesses were Maggie Murdaugh and her son Paul — the pair brutally gunned down by family patriarch Alex Murdaugh in June 2021.

Tony Satterfield stressed to Chris Cuomo late Wednesday that he does not believe his mother was likely killed.

But he still wants her body exhumed “to see if there’s any foul play,” he told Cuomo on his NewsNation show.

He said he felt “betrayed” and “shocked” that Murdaugh secretly collected millions in insurance payouts without giving a cent to his longtime housekeeper’s three kids.

Tony Satterfield wants the body of his late mother Gloria Satterfield exhumed five years after she died at convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh's home.
Tony Satterfield wants the body of his late mother Gloria Satterfield exhumed five years after she died at convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh’s home.
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Gloria Satterfield died after tripping and falling at the Murdaugh home in South Carolina.
Gloria Satterfield died after tripping and falling at the Murdaugh home in South Carolina.


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A coroner later admitted that Satterfield's death shouldn't have been ruled “natural."
A coroner later admitted that Satterfield’s death shouldn’t have been ruled “natural.”
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Satterfield’s attorney, Eric Bland, also doubts the maid was killed — but noted Murdaugh’s shocking confessions about lying about almost everything to those he loves.

“Everything around Alex is danger, lies, deception,” Bland told Cuomo.

“We know that he capitalized on Gloria’s death financially and used it as an opportunity to enrich himself” while the housekeeper’s kids were “exploited in this process,” he noted.


Paul and Maggie Murdaugh were the only witnesses of Satterfield's death.
Paul and Maggie Murdaugh were the only witnesses of Satterfield’s death.
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Tony Satterfield said he wants the body exhumed to rule out any potential "foul play" in his mother's death.
Tony Satterfield said he wants the body exhumed to rule out any potential “foul play” in his mother’s death.
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He also said that “the police have some doubts about Alex’s story” that Satterfield was tripped by the family’s dogs when he wasn’t there.

“She flipped twice … so she had significant closed head injury and open head injury with 12 broken ribs,” Bland said.

“It’s gonna be difficult when they exhume her body to really determine were those [injuries] done by human hands or by the fall,” he noted.


Satterfield testifying at Alex Murdaugh's murder trial on February 3, 2023.
Satterfield testifies at Alex Murdaugh’s murder trial on Feb. 3, 2023.
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A cabin on on the Murdaughs' South Carolina property.
A cabin on on the Murdaughs’ South Carolina property.
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“The real issue is going to be if somebody was told before Paul or Maggie died … if they know something,” he said, stressing that “Alex obviously isn’t going to say anything.”

Still, the lawyer stressed: “I don’t think she was killed.”

“I don’t think anybody would try to kill her and then let her get in an ambulance to go to a hospital to get medical treatment only to survive and say, ‘Look I didn’t get pushed down the stairs by dogs — it was by human hands,’” he theorized.

Satterfield's attorney said police have doubts about Murdaugh's story on the housekeeper's death after tripping over the family's dogs.
Satterfield’s attorney said police have doubts about Murdaugh’s story on the housekeeper’s death after tripping over the family’s dogs.
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Murdaugh was convicted of killing his son Paul and wife Maggie.
Murdaugh was convicted of killing his son Paul and wife Maggie.
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Murdaugh's other son Buster at his father's trial.
Murdaugh’s other son Buster at his father’s trial.
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Bland previously told The Post that the Satterfields have already given permission to state investigators to exhume the body for the renewed investigation.

He said it “will probably be in the middle of the night, when the public doesn’t know, to ensure her dignity and privacy.”

Murdaugh, 54, is serving two life sentences for murdering his wife and son.

He also faces nearly 100 other charges for other crimes — many of which he admitted on the stand — including stealing from the Satterfields.

Prosecutors suggested his motive likely included hiding his drug addiction and the looming scandal of his multi-million dollar thefts.