“Buster Murdaugh, the older son of former attorney of note and convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh, is pleading to have his name omitted from news coverage of the death of a young man in 2015.
“Buster Murdaugh, 26, has not been connected with the death of Stephen Smith, who was 19 when his body was found on a country road in Hampton County, South Carolina.
“The discovery was made roughly 15 miles from the Murdaugh home and 2 to 3 miles from Smith’s vehicle, which had apparently run out of gas.
“”These baseless rumors of my involvement with Stephen and his death are false,” he said in a statement Monday. “I unequivocally deny any involvement in his death, and my heart goes out to the Smith family.””
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