The jury within the high-profile homicide trial of South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh has reached a verdict, The Put up has realized.
The jury’s choice comes after after simply three hours of deliberation following a six-week trial stuffed with stunning twists and turns – the newest chapter within the tragic, lurid saga that started when Maggie Murdaugh, 52, and her son Paul, 22, have been shot useless on the household’s property on June 7, 2021.
Throughout 4 weeks of testimony, the prosecution alleged Alex Murdaugh, 54, killed his spouse and son to cowl up his alleged in depth monetary crimes.
The scion of a storied South Carolina authorized dynasty, Murdaugh admitted on the stand that he lied to his household, colleagues, and even the police as a way to cowl up his drug abuse in usually emotional testimony, which noticed him ceaselessly break down.
Murdaugh repeatedly denied killing Maggie and Paul, whom he usually emotionally known as “Mags” and “PawPaw” whereas testifying. Towards the tip of his time on the stand, he claimed that a social media vigilante plotted his son’s homicide as revenge for the latter’s function in a lethal, drunken 2019 boat crash.
“I did then imagine [they were killed] due to the boat wreck and I do now,” the disgraced legal professional instructed lead prosecutor Creighton Waters.
If convicted of the 2 murders, Alex Murdaugh will probably spend the remainder of his life behind bars as even when he’s acquitted, he’s anticipated to face jail if convicted on different prices of stealing from purchasers and defrauding his household’s legislation agency.