Alex Murdaugh, a as soon as distinguished Hampton-based legal professional from a widely known politically linked household, is on trial within the deaths of his wife, Maggie, and son, Paul.
Murdaugh has pleaded not guilty. He faces life in jail with out parole if discovered responsible. The trial began Jan. 23 with jury choice, opening arguments and the preliminary round of witness testimony.
9:30 a.m. — Judge to sentence Murdaugh after testimony
Judge Clifton Newman will sentence Murdaugh after his conviction on two counts of murder and two weapons charges.
A unanimous jury of 12 returned a responsible verdict on all counts Thursday night time, after almost three hours of deliberation.
Murdaugh is being held at the Colleton County jail.
State Attorney General Alan Wilson and lead prosecutor Creighton Waters spoke to reporters Thursday night time, each reiterating that Murdaugh’s conviction means no one is above the law. Murdaugh is a former distinguished Hampton-based legal professional, who comes from a protracted line of solicitors.
Protection attorneys Dick Harpootlian and Jim Griffin are anticipated to communicate to reporters a while after the sentencing.
One juror, Craig Moyer, has spoken out because the conviction. Moyer mentioned he was “responsible” from the beginning.
He advised “Good Morning America” that Murdaugh “was a very good liar, however not ok.”
Moyer advised GMA that it was the video pulled from Paul’s cellphone, exhibiting Murdaugh on the canine kennels, that satisfied him.