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An auction for Alex Murdaugh's property on Thursday attracted people from all over the Southeast seeking a piece of the double-murderer’s family history, and they were apparently willing to pay top dollar.
The auction for Murdaugh’s property was held at Liberty Auction in Georgia, around 100 miles from his Colleton County hunting property called Moselle, CNN reports.
Liberty Auction hasn’t determined the total sales from the auction, but the company’s owner, Lori Mattingly, told CNN it was “largest lot ever sold … by a lot.”
And the demand fueled a “frenzy buying,” Mattingly said.
CNN reports that “A Yeti cup, which typically retails for $35, sold for $400, according to Mattingly. A beer koozie sold for $500, while mounted antlers went for $10,000 and a furniture set for $30,000.”
Mattingly said bidder “were just determined to get what they wanted.”
“That just proves people have more money than sense.”
Murdaugh, once a prominent attorney, is serving consecutive life sentences after a South Carolina jury earlier this month convicted him for the murders of his wife, Maggie, and son, Paul.
Two were found fatally shot on the property June 7, 2021.
Murdaugh has maintained his innocence and is appealing the convictions.
At least two people were found dead in a train car, Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin told Texas Public Radio.
At least five others were hospitalized, McLaughlin said.
Authorities closed off a section of Highway 90 between the towns of Knippa and Sabinal so medical helicopters could land safely.
The train had been sitting on the tracks for around three hours under the afternoon sun, McLaughlin told TPR.
"911 got a call -- don't know if it was from a family member or one of the migrants who were locked in the shipping container," McLaughlin said.
Uvalde Police Department and the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council provided the Uvalde mayor with the information, the report said.
McLaughlin described the medical response as “enormous,” according to the report.
"There were more people than we had ambulances available in Uvalde [for the Robb Elementary school shooting in May 2022],” he said.
“We called them in from everywhere -- Kerrville, San Antonio, Hondo, and locally in Uvalde."
A Department of Homeland Security probe will determine whether the case involves human smuggling, the report said.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene’s staff on Friday tried to get a protester arrested for whistling during a press conference.
The disruption happened as the far-right congresswoman from Georgia was holding a press conference after visiting Jan. 6 defendants held at a Washington, D.C., jail, where she said they were being denied medical care and treated as “political prisoners.”
A Democratic congressman who joined a delegation led by Greene disputes Green’s characterization of the conditions the inmates are experiencing.
“We toured the DC Jail today and held a press conference outside the jail after our tour,” Greene tweeted.
“This man assaulted everyone there by blowing a whistle as loud in as he could in other’s ears and tried multiple times to assault me and other members.”
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She said her staff tried to shield those in attendance from the “assault.”
“He needs to be arrested and we tried to have him arrested,” Greene said.
“My staffer called 911 and reached an automated recording for several minutes before reaching a human. Reported the guy. She then asked the jail to send out an officer and they refused.”
Greene said that the decision not to arrest the man typified a much bigger pattern of lawless liberals acting out without facing consequences.
“This is just another example out of a million others that the left does repeatedly without accountability.”
During her press conference, Greene complained of “a two-tier justice system,” in which the Jan. 6 defendants are being mistreated.
“I mean what we've seen all along is the pretrial January 6 defendants were treated like political prisoners,” she said.
Greene accused the whistler, who she said also attended a 2021 press conference, of threatening her staffer.
“Sounds like a direct threat, ‘Don’t touch! Touch you die!’” Greene said.
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