Alex Murdaugh Sentenced In South Carolina To Life In Prison For Murdering His Son And Wife In 2021

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Mar. 3 2023, Published 11:50 a.m. ET

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A jury found Alex Murdaugh guilty of the double homicide of his wife and son at the family’s estate in South Carolina, and on March 3 he was sentenced to life in prison for the crimes.

“Today is not the end. It's the next step in a long road to justice for every person who has been victimized by Alex Murdaugh," South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel said.

He added, “I’m here to provide a voice for Maggie and Paul. I’m here to recognize the heart-wrenching journey that that family and friends of Maggie and Paul have endured.”

Alex Murdaugh reportedly still faces another another 99 financial-related crimes in connection with theft from his law clients.

On March 2, the judge told jurors who found the disgraced lawyer guilty: “Circumstantial evidence, direct evidence, all of the evidence pointed to only one conclusion, and that’s the conclusion that you all reached. So I applaud you all for, as a group, and as a unit and individually, evaluating the evidence and coming to a proper conclusion as you saw the law, as you saw the facts."

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As Front Page Detectives previously reported, Alex, 54, was accused of shooting his 22-year-old son Paul with a shotgun and then killing his wife, Maggie, with a rifle in Colleton County on June 8, 2021.

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During the trial, SLED agent Jeff Croft said the defendant was presented with graphic photos of the crime and cried, “It was so bad. I did him so bad.”


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