Crime Scene Images: 6 Photos, Bodycam Video From Alex Murdaugh Trial Presented In Court Show Chaos Of Bloody Murders
The trial of murder suspect Alex Murdaugh continues in South Carolina, and crime scene photos have been presented in court, including body cam footage from the scene of the double murder.
On Jan. 27, SLED forensic analyst Melinda Worley testified about arriving at the crime scene on the family’s estate in Islandton on June 8, 2021, around midnight, CrimeOnline reported.
On Jan. 30, the Murdaugh trial continued and SLED agent Jeff Croft said Alex was presented with graphic photos and cried, “It was so bad. I did him so bad.” Alex reportedly mouthed in court afterward that was not what he said.
Murdaugh is accused of shooting his 22-year-old son, Paul, at close range with a shotgun before allegedly turning the gun on his wife, Maggie, with a rifle, as Front Page Detectives previously reported.
It is believed Alex acted alone in the 2021 slayings. He was reportedly filmed driving away from the estate an hour before he called 911 to report his son and wife's deaths.
According to testimony, there was no blood on Alex at the scene, including on his shoes and hands.
Worley also testified that she swabbed 10 different areas in Alex’s car and all of them came back with presumptive positive results. She also found a 16-gauge shotgun shell located on the rear floorboard of his vehicle.
Prosecutors said cell phone data ties Alex to the murders, but defense attorney Dick Harpootlian countered that the cell phone records were incomplete. The lawyer also noted Alex would be covered in blood if he had killed his family at close range but pointed out no blood was found on his client's clothing.
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Colleton County detective Laura Rutland also testified and said there were no footprints in the blood near Paul’s body even though Alex claimed he turned him over twice and checked his pulse, CrimeOnline reported.
In addition to the murder charges, Alex also faces more than 100 criminal counts related to fraud.
He was charged with Maggie and Paul’s murders just days after he was formally disbarred by the South Carolina Supreme Court.
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