Chilling crime scene photos shed light on the circumstances of South Carolina nursing student Stephen Smith’s 2015 death just miles from the property of the now-disgraced Murdaugh family.
Smith’s motionless body was discovered in the middle of the road – along the yellow line that marked the center – and in a pool of his own blood, according to the graphic photographs released by HBO Max.
The 19-year-old, who was found dead on July 8, 2015, was lying on his back and wearing loosely tied shoes, khaki shorts and a green shirt.
He appeared to be bleeding from his head after what investigators initially declared a hit-and-run, despite initial officers’ reports the death appeared to be a homicide.
Lawyers recently appointed by his mother, Sandy Smith, have flagged several inconsistencies with the hit-and-run theory, such as the lack of skid marks or vehicular debris around his body.
Smith’s yellow hatchback