Mallory Beach boat crash case and others reach settlement

Published: Jul. 16, 2023 at 7:46 PM EDT
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HAMPTON COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - There has been a settlement in the boat crash cases where Mallory Beach was killed back in 2019.

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All cases settled today for 18 million dollars.

According to one of the attorneys in the case, the Beach family will receive 15 million dollars.

Connor Cook, and his cousin Anthony Cook resolved the case for one million dollars each. Joe McCulloch, attorney for Connor, said his client feels like a weight has been lifted now that a lengthy trial will be avoided.

“I think relief is what came through the phone to me,” McCulloch said about speaking with Connor after the settlement was reached. “A guy that is so happy for it to end. I think relief was the order of their day and I bet they had a great night’s sleep.”

This means the trial slated for next month in Hampton County has been resolved.

There is still a civil trial pending that has not yet been scheduled.

Karl Folkens of the Folkens law firm in Florence mediated the cases.

Mark Tinsley, attorney for the Beach family, released this statement about the settlement:

FOX Carolina News also received a statement from the lead attorney representing Parker’s, the convenience store where Paul Murdaugh used his older brother’s ID to buy alcohol: