(NewsNation Now) - Former logger and handyman Curtis Smith is telling his side of a botched suicide-for-hire scheme that officials say involved prominent
In a new report by The New York Times, Smith pits himself against
Lawyer for man accused of shooting
Smith says when he refused, Murdaugh tried to do it himself, but the wound wasn't fatal. He claims it was part of a scheme to get Murdaugh's oldest son a
Smith, 61, is being charged with a slew of crimes including assisted suicide and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud - all of the charges stemming from Smith allegedly shooting Murdaugh over
The Murdaugh family has dominated headlines in
Murdaugh surrenders to face charges in
"Law enforcement's not clearing this up.
Even Murdaugh's whereabouts right now is uncertain.