How A Prominent Senior Lawyer Murdered His Wife And Son

.The disgraced legal scion, 54, showed no emotion on his face but was shaking as the verdict was read out at the Colleton County courthouse in Walterboro, SC

Murdaugh turned to face his stony-faced surviving son Buster and sister Lynn as he was cuffed. Neither of his brothers, who had attended the trial, were there

He will return for sentencing at 9.30am Friday. He faces 30 years to life in prison after being convicted of two counts of murder and two weapons charges 

Alex Murdaugh has been found guilty of murdering his wife and son after a jury of seven men and five women spent less than three hours deliberating.

The disgraced legal scion, 54, showed no emotion on his face but was shaking as the unanimous verdict was read out at the Colleton County courthouse in Walterboro, South Carolina, following six weeks of harrowing testimony.

His only surviving son Buster, 26, was stony-faced and put his head in his hands. Murdaugh turned to face his son and sister Lynn as he was cuffed and led away. Neither his younger brother John Marvin, who testified earlier this week, nor his elder sibling Randy were in court.

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Murdaugh, whose family has wielded immense judicial power in the region for three generations, brutally shot dead his wife Maggie, 52, and younger son Paul, 22, at the family’s 1,800-acre hunting estate in Moselle on the night of June 7, 2021.

The disbarred attorney lied to cops about his alibi before making the sensational decision to take the stand where he changed his story to fit the damning evidence.

But the State convinced jurors with a video which proved he was at the scene just moments before he blasted Paul’s brains out with a shotgun and mercilessly turned an assault rifle on his wife of 27 years, shooting Maggie five times.

Murdaugh will return for sentencing at 9.30am Friday. He faces 30 years to life in prison after being convicted of two counts of murder and two weapons charges.

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