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20/20 preview: Mallory Beach parents open up about his death

Mallory BeachThe parents of are ready to discuss the night of his death.

As the story unfolds of the Murdaugh family murders and alleged financial crimes of Alex murdaugh, 20/20 spoke to the parents of Mallory, who was involved in a boating accident with Alex’s son Paul murdaugh in 2019, that left the 19-year-old dead. In! Exclusive news clip, Renee and Phillip beach talk about their experiences that night and the loss of their daughter.

“I got a call from my mom asking if Mallory was home with me and I said no,” Renee recalls in the clip. “And she just said there was a boating accident.”

As the clip continues, Phillip shares, “I got a phone call from Mallory’s mom saying there had been an accident and she was desperate. I hung up and said, ‘No my God, not my child. “”

Renee went on to state that, as a baby, Mallory was “very strong in the head”, “was always a social person” and “was the child who needed to be around you all the time.”

“She followed me everywhere I went,” added Phillip. “She wanted to do what I did. She could be a lady when she needed to be a lady and she could be a tomboy, so to speak. She loved to hunt and fish.”

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