A new true crime docuseries titled Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal has recently premiered on Netflix. The three-part series delves into the ongoing murder case of the Murdaughs. They were a well-known family in South Carolina. Although now they are well-known and infamous. What true story does it revolve around and what is it’s age rating exactly?

The tragedy and the mystery surrounding the Murdaugh Murders are chilling

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The Murdaugh Family, Image via Eonline

The documentary covers a range of tragedies that have befallen the family. This includes a fatal boat crash that claimed the life of Mallory Beach. The series also dives into the murders of Paul Murdaugh and his mother Maggie.

Through its exploration of these events, the series traces the unraveling of the Murdaugh legacy. The subsequent arrest of Alex Murdaugh for the double murder is also prominent throughout. If you’re concerned regarding letting your child or teenager watch this series, we got you covered. Read on to uncover The Netflix Murdaugh Murders’ age rating.

  • This Netflix production includes interviews with friends of both Beach and Murdaugh, as well as police and legal experts. They do so to investigate the intricate sequence of crimes that led to the trial of Alex Murdaugh, the patriarch of the Murdaugh family.

What are the murders in Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal

In a period of six years, a sequence of unfortunate events led to the death of five individuals in South Carolina’s Lowcountry.

  • This includes Mallory Beach, Stephen Smith, Gloria Satterfield, Paul Murdaugh (the youngest son of Alex Murdaugh), and Maggie Murdaugh (Alex Murdaugh’s wife).
  • In addition, there was an alleged attempted murder of Alex himself. The presence of several clues suggests the involvement of one man in causing these deaths or attempting to conceal them.

Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal delves into the Murdaugh family’s rise to power and their sway over law enforcement, as well as the dubious deaths that have tarnished their reputation.

The tragic boat incident that began it all

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Paul Murdaugh, image via Decider

Four years ago, a boat crashed on a chilly river in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Three of its six passengers to launched into the water. In this tragic incident was 19-year-old Mallory Beach who never surfaced.

The incident is one of several violent events connected to the prominent Murdaugh family in Hampton County over a six-year period, from 2015 to 2021, with five deaths becoming linked to the family name, including two family members.

Did Alex Murdaugh commit the murders?

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Alex Murdaugh, currently on trial for the murders of his wife and son, testified for the first time, admitting to lying about not being with them the night of their death due to his addiction to painkillers.

He denied killing them, while his defense claims mishandling of the investigation and the prosecution alleges he killed them to stop financial investigations and gain public sympathy.

What is the Netflix Murdaugh Murders Docuseries’ age rating?

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Netflix’s Murdaugh Murders Docuseries naturally dives into sinister topics relating to killing, violent deaths, and murder attempts. Although due to it being a docuseries and not a series, it will not be as thrilling as Dahmer. (Another Netflix series on a real-life incident of Jefferey Dahmer).

Netflix has rated the series U/A 16+. Usually, the central board’s rating system has two categories:

  1. ‘UA’ or ‘Unrestricted with Caution’. This is for viewers under 12 who require parental guidance.
  2. And ‘A’ or ‘Adults Only’ for those over 18 who are the only ones allowed to watch the film in theatres.

Here, the 16+ implies that children and teenagers below 16 years of age require parental guidance (from an Adult) to watch the Netflix Murdaugh Murders docuseries.

SOURCES: Time, Radiotimes

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