Alex and Buster Murdaugh got ‘very drunk’ at a South Carolina justice convention just two months after the patriarch massacred half their family, witnesses have said.
Buster, 26, kept quiet throughout the trial which saw dad Alex found guilty of slaying Maggie and Paul Murdaugh on June 7, 2021.
Sources say the surviving family members drunkenly showed up ‘en masse’ to the convention in August the same year- prompting guests to leave the room amid concerns they would ‘wind up in some brawl under a pile of Murdaughs.’
Randolph ‘Randy’ Murdaugh – Alex’s brother and Buster’s uncle – was also in attendance.
The revelations come after Buster was said to have broken down crying as jurors unanimously convicted his father on Thursday.
Alex (left) and Buster (right) got ‘very drunk’ during raucous night out just two months after the patriarch massacred Maggie and Paul
Alex was sentenced to life for the murders of Maggie and Paul on June7, 2021. The family are pictured on Father’s Day 2020
Randal ‘Randy’ Murdaugh also attended the raucous night out. He is pictured attending his brother’s trial at Colleton County Court on February 27
It marked a rare outburst for the youngest son who told the Daily Mail he didn’t ‘want to see it written anywhere that I’m supporting my father’ in November 2022.
‘It got bad enough that some of us had to leave and go upstairs to get away from them. We didn’t want to wind up in some brawl under a pile of Murdaughs.’
It had previously been reported that Randy and Buster were at the event but Alex’s presence is new information.
‘It was kind of surprising to see,’ the source said.
‘Your whole family has just been slaughtered and you should be worried about assassins lurking around every corner but instead you’re whooping it up and drinking.’
Members of Alex’s former law firm PMPED were also reportedly with the pair that night.
The event was in aid of the South Carolina Association for Justice, of which Alex was president in 2016.
Buster broke cover earlier on Saturday as pictures emerged of him walking his dog with girlfriend Brooklynn White in South Carolina.
He had a strained look on his face as he wandered through the Hilton Head neighborhood.
He and White share a modest $180,000 one-bedroom condo in the area, which is around one hour away from where the brutal murders took place.
Buster’s antics following the death of his mother and brother have repeatedly raised eyebrows.
In October 2021, he was pictured at a gambling table in Las Vegas with his uncle John Marvin Murdaugh.
Buster was spotted wearing a Vineyard Vines t-shirt, shorts and a ball cap as he walked his dogs on a sunny Saturday in Hilton Head, South Carolina
The only surviving Murdaugh son strains a half smile while walking his dogs in Hilton Head on Saturday morning
Buster’s future remains uncertain after his father’s trial opened up a can of worms for the Murdaugh family who are linked to a host of criminal allegations
Buster and girlfriend Brooklyn White walk around their neighborhood with their two dogs
He is understood to have complained to his dad in a jailhouse call about the pictures at which point Alex advised him to start ‘wearing a hat’ in public.
Buster’s future looks uncertain following the scandal, which opened up a can of worms for the Murdaugh family, exposing a string of criminal allegations to their name.
It shed renewed light on the 2015 death of Stephen Smith whose body was found on the side of a Hampton County Road.
His skull was partially crushed, there was a hole in his forehead and his shoulder had been dislocated, according to documents in the case and photos seen by his mother Sandy.
Sandy has repeatedly insisted the Murdaughs had something to do with her son’s death and Buster’s name was mentioned multiple times in the investigation.
An onlooker at Alex’s sentencing on Friday morning could be heard yelling: ‘Buster is next… your son is next, Alex!’
Buster Murdaugh, 26, held up pretty well after his father Alex Murdaugh was convicted of murder, but a source says he then collapsed into tears outside a South Carolina courthouse
Murdaugh is pictured in a new mugshot with his head shaved and wearing a yellow jumpsuit after being booked into South Carolina’s Kirkland Reception and Evaluation Center on Friday
He had been pursuing a law degree at the University of South Carolina.
Reports stated he had been expelled over a plagiarism incident but his family paid a well-connected Columbian lawyer to secure his readmittance.
At one point Buster is also said to have worked for his father’s law firm.