The prosecutors who delivered a responsible verdict in Alex Murdaugh’s double-murder trial exulted of their victory Thursday evening, after the disgraced Lowcountry legal professional was convicted in a Colleton County courtroom of murdering his spouse and son.
South Carolina Legal professional Normal Alan Wilson mentioned the giant prosecution crew had lived in faculty dorm-like circumstances in Walterboro all through the trial, “getting on one another’s nerves at instances.”
“But it surely was all value it as a result of we acquired to deliver justice and be a voice for Maggie and Paul Murdaugh,” Wilson mentioned.
Wilson praised the folks of Walterboro, the small Lowcountry town that has had national and international attention thrust upon them. Lots of these native residents have been encouraging and supportive at any time when they interacted with the prosecutors round city, he mentioned.
“You don’t know the way good that feels once you’re beneath an unimaginable quantity of stress, an unimaginable quantity of scrutiny,” Wilson mentioned.
South Carolina’s justice system withstood doubts that it might ship a good verdict, as Wilson famous that the verdict proved nobody is above the regulation.
Thanking lead prosecutor Creighton Waters for his work on the case, Wilson famous that TV character Nancy Grace had known as Waters “pale and gaunt.”
“That’s as a result of he hasn’t been consuming or sleeping,” Wilson mentioned.
Waters thanked the jury for delivering a responsible verdict, saying he knew they “would see via the one final con Alex Murdaugh was making an attempt to tug, and so they did.”
“It doesn’t matter who your loved ones is, it doesn’t how a lot cash folks assume you will have, it doesn’t matter how outstanding you’re,” Waters mentioned. “For those who break the regulation, when you do improper, when you commit murder, the state of South Carolina will maintain you accountable.”
After a six-week trial at the Colleton County Courthouse, Murdaugh, 54, was convicted Thursday of murdering his wife, Maggie, and son, Paul. The disgraced Lowcountry legal professional had already been disbarred, fired from his job, and faces near 100 separate fees of theft and monetary crimes in a separate trial. Now he has two murder convictions on his file as effectively.
Sentencing of Murdaugh will happen at 9:30 a.m. Friday. He faces life in jail.