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Convicted Double-Murderer Alex Murdaugh Hit With Another 40 Years in Prison After Pleading Guilty to These Crimes

Convicted Killer Alex Murdaugh Sentenced For Financial Crimes
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Convicted double murderer Alex Murdaugh sentenced to even more time behind bars.

Apr. 1 2024, Published 2:07 p.m. ET

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Convicted double murderer Alex Murdaugh was sentenced to even more time behind bars for financial crimes he pleaded guilty to last year, according to authorities.

Murdaugh has already been sentenced to two life terms for the murders of his wife and 22-year-old son, which Front Page Detectives previously reported.

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On April 1, US District Judge Richard Gergel sentenced Murdaugh to another 40 years in prison for the financial crimes. This is in addition to another 27-year sentence he received in state court for similar financial offenses, the New York Post reported.

At this latest sentencing, Murdaugh said, “There’s not enough time and I don’t possess a sufficient vocabulary to adequately portray to you in words the magnitude of how I feel about the things I did.”

For the financial crimes, prosecutors said Murdaugh bilked clients at his personal injury firm out of millions of dollars.

While prosecutors sought 17 ½ to 22 years, Gergel opted for a far harsher term. In the sentencing, Gergel said Murdaugh victimized “the most needy, vulnerable people” — which included a state trooper injured in the line of duty, a quadriplegic client and a trust fund meant for children whose parents died in a car wreck.

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Gergel said, “They placed all their problems and all their hopes on Mr. Murdaugh and it is from those people he abused and stole. It is a difficult set of actions to understand.”

Murdaugh is also slated to pay almost $9 million in restitution to his victims and their relatives.

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As Front Page Detectives previously reported, a jury found Alex, 55, guilty of brutally murdering his wife Maggie, 52, and younger son Paul, 22, at the family’s estate in South Carolina on the night of June 7, 2021, and he is currently serving two consecutive life sentences.


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