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Thu Mar 2, 2023, 08:13 PM Mar 2023

Alex Murdaugh found guilty of murders of wife and son [View all]

Source: CBS News

A jury in South Carolina reached a verdict of guilty on all counts after just three hours of deliberations in the case of disgraced former attorney Alex Murdaugh, who was accused of killing his wife and son in 2021.

Murdaugh was convicted on four counts: the murder of Maggie Murdaugh, the murder of Paul Murdaugh, and two counts of possession of a weapon during a crime. Murdaugh, 54, faces 30 years to life in prison without parole for each murder charge.

Sentencing is expected to take place on Friday. Murdaugh still faces another trial in the future over numerous financial crimes.

Jurors started deliberations Thursday afternoon following weeks of testimony from dozens of witnesses in a sprawling case that culminated in a visit to the crime scene, the family's rural hunting estate Moselle, ahead of closing arguments.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/alex-murdaugh-trial-verdict-reached-murder-case/



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A jury in South Carolina reached a verdict of guilty on all counts after just three hours of deliberations in the case of disgraced former attorney Alex Murdaugh, who was accused of killing his wife and son in 2021.

Murdaugh was charged with four counts: the murder of Maggie Murdaugh, the murder of Paul Murdaugh, and two counts of possession of a weapon during a crime. Those charges carry a potential penalty of up to 30 years to life in prison.

Sentencing is expected to take place on Friday. Murdaugh still faces another trial in the future over numerous financial crimes.

Jurors started deliberations Thursday afternoon following weeks of testimony from dozens of witnesses in a sprawling case that culminated in a visit to the crime scene, the family's rural hunting estate Moselle, ahead of closing arguments.



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A jury in South Carolina has reached a verdict of guilty on all counts after just three hours of deliberations in the case of disgraced former attorney Alex Murdaugh, who is accused of murdering his wife and son in 2021.

Murdaugh was charged with four counts: the murder of Maggie Murdaugh, the murder of Paul Murdaugh, and two counts of possession of a weapon during a crime. Those charges carry a potential penalty of up to 30 years to life. Murdaugh still faces another trial in the future over numerous financial crimes.

Jurors started deliberations Thursday afternoon following weeks of testimony from dozens of witnesses in a sprawling case that culminated in a visit to the crime scene, the family's rural hunting estate Moselle, ahead of closing arguments.

Over the course of the trial, the number of alternates dwindled to one, following dismissals for medical reasons and, in one case, speaking about the case. That juror was removed during closing arguments. Prosecutors argued that Murdaugh killed his wife and son because he feared his years of stealing millions of dollars from his law firm and clients would be exposed and his lofty standing in the community toppled. They said he hoped their deaths would make him a sympathetic figure.
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Well, that was a lot faster than I expected. Certainly not a death penalty case. oldsoftie Mar 2023 #1
I'm surprised it came back that quickly COL Mustard Mar 2023 #5
Same here Rebl2 Mar 2023 #9
Whew! I felt another OJ coming on. paleotn Mar 2023 #2
Wow. I'll bet she's got quite a few stories. wnylib Mar 2023 #18
I was watching YouTube this morning (PT) tishaLA Mar 2023 #26
just watched the reading of the guilty verdicts NJCher Mar 2023 #3
Yeah I think he faces a lot more charges. COL Mustard Mar 2023 #6
Make the sentence on them consecutive exboyfil Mar 2023 #8
Maybe he Rebl2 Mar 2023 #11
Could be some more murders too womanofthehills Mar 2023 #17
I read about those Kennah Mar 2023 #36
I just heard $60,000/week on CNN. Demobrat Mar 2023 #20
How do you do 60 grand of drugs every week? Iggo Mar 2023 #29
He says he was talking up to 60 Oxycodone Demobrat Mar 2023 #30
I've watched a number of opioid documentaries NJCher Mar 2023 #33
How does the average person support a habit like that? Demobrat Mar 2023 #35
He was keeping a small cartel afloat Kennah Mar 2023 #39
He wasn't doing anywhere near that amount. ZZenith Mar 2023 #42
Common sense, please NJCher Mar 2023 #44
Is your eye roll directed at me? ZZenith Mar 2023 #46
Stop! NJCher Mar 2023 #48
He didn't try to commit suicide. ZZenith Mar 2023 #50
were you watching the trial? Kali Mar 2023 #52
I agree Kali Mar 2023 #51
I haven't followed the details. wnylib Mar 2023 #21
Even if there was NJCher Mar 2023 #45
I thought I heard her say 99 more charges. BigmanPigman Mar 2023 #40
Good! sheshe2 Mar 2023 #4
Good now can we never ever hear his name again? Botany Mar 2023 #7
Here's hoping. Iggo Mar 2023 #28
Wagers? Kennah Mar 2023 #37
Not until all his good old boy cohorts are sweltering in the jail with him, please. ZZenith Mar 2023 #43
This is justice - he got what he deserves FakeNoose Mar 2023 #10
GUILTY AS SIN Goonch Mar 2023 #12
The press conference by the South Carolina Attorney General hamsterjill Mar 2023 #13
SC AG is one of the worst in the country SCantiGOP Mar 2023 #16
I didn't know that he was related. hamsterjill Mar 2023 #23
He was a child when his Mom remarried SCantiGOP Mar 2023 #34
oh that explains creepy news conference Kali Mar 2023 #53
Yeah he was preening. Demobrat Mar 2023 #31
Surprised! heard a bit of defense closing argument today...articulate and convincing (at least wiggs Mar 2023 #14
Good. (nt) Paladin Mar 2023 #15
A Grisham novel in real life. maddogesq Mar 2023 #19
Yeah, a better author for this story than COL Mustard Mar 2023 #47
Fast decision, but really fast sentencing. JohnnyRingo Mar 2023 #22
You mean the jury? Martin68 Mar 2023 #25
No, the judge who will sentence him. JohnnyRingo Mar 2023 #55
The jury must have been as sick of this POS as everyone else. twodogsbarking Mar 2023 #56
There was a lot about character during the trial, all of it extremely negative. Martin68 Mar 2023 #57
Our justice system still works in most cases. When if fails, it fails big time. Martin68 Mar 2023 #24
Finally! Iggo Mar 2023 #27
When greed turns to bloodlust. Mr. Evil Mar 2023 #32
He did it for love--Love of money Kennah Mar 2023 #38
YES!!!!! ZZenith Mar 2023 #41
Good. nt SunSeeker Mar 2023 #49
The entire saga is more than my simple brain can process. twodogsbarking Mar 2023 #54
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