A couch, animal skulls, and more items from the Murdaugh family's estate are up for auction
Items from the Murdaugh estate in Colleton County, South Carolina, go up for auction on March 23.
Alex Murdaugh, a former lawyer, was convicted of killing his wife and son on March 2.
Items for sale include a couch, recliner, a set of lamps, and multiple animal skulls.
Items from the Murdaugh family's hunting estate — which has been at the center of a high-profile murder trial — are set to go on auction this week.
In early March, Alex Murdaugh was convicted of murdering his wife Maggie, and 22-year-old son, Paul, who were found dead in June 2021 from bullet wounds at the family's hunting compound. Alex Murdaugh pleaded not guilty, but a jury found him guilty of the murders. The disgraced South Carolina attorney was given two consecutive life sentences in prison.
Liberty Auction, an auction house in Pembroke, Georgia, is holding an estate sale for the items on March 23, according to local affiliate WHNS.
In a March 17 Facebook post, Liberty Auction wrote that it had a "glimpse into a prominent estate picked up in Colleton County, South Carolina," without naming the estate. WHNS confirmed the estate was the Murdaugh's hunting property, known as Cross Swamp Farm or Moselle, and which is also on sale. Representatives for the auction house did not respond to Insider's request for comment.
Among the items up for auction are a matching leather couch and recliner with monogrammed pillows embroidered with "MMB" — perhaps belonging to Maggie Kennedy Branstetter Murdaugh, Alex's deceased wife.
There's also a set of lamps with what appear to be tortoise-shell stands, a set of green-and-brown dishware decorated with leaves and deer, a mirror, and multiple animal skulls, sets of antlers, and a large deer bust.
Only in-person bids at the auction house's warehouse will be accepted, according to the Facebook post.
While the items will soon go up for auction, WHNS reported on March 16 that the Murdaugh family's 1,700-acre hunting property, which was listed for $3.9 million, is under contract.
Some commenters on the Facebook post expressed that they wouldn't want anything from the home due to "bad vibes."
"I wouldn't want NONE of their belongings. I would be concerned with bringing bad spirits in my home," wrote one commenter.
"I hope whoever buys any of this has it blessed before they put it in their house. I can only imagine the bad juju that this has," wrote another.
According to other comments by Liberty Auction, more items will be added to social media this week before the auction on March 23.
The Murdaugh family, once a prominent dynasty in South Carolina, has been the subject of many controversies, culminating with the murder trial of Alex Murdaugh. It's been called South Carolina's trial of the century, and it has been immortalized with the Netflix docuseries, "Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal."
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