The Murdaugh story is one of the most labyrinthine and twisted tales in recent memory. …
2 years prior to the events that thrust the Murdaugh family into the national spotlight, Alex’s son Paul was alleged to have killed one of his peers, 19-year-old Mallory Beach, in a drunk boating accident.
According to locals, the family attempted to use their power and influence to cover up their son’s involvement in the accident—many feared that the Murdaugh family was untouchable and that justice would never prevail.
For those who don’t know, the Murdaugh family has essentially controlled Hampton County, South Carolina for the last 100 years through passing down the title of solicitor—something akin to a district attorney, but with wider geographical control.
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A district attorney is in charge of prosecuting cases within a specific district, a city or town can have multiple districts and prosecutors; a solicitor is in charge of cases across the county and, in many cases, multiple counties.
This alleged incident involving the now-deceased Paul Murdaugh was just the tip of the iceberg regarding the Murdaugh family’s corruption. …
Local sources allege, but cannot definitively prove, that the family would have people regularly ‘taken out’ over the years, and claim that Alex Murdaugh’s remaining son, Buster Murdaugh, had a gay lover who was surreptitiously murdered.
Alex Murdaugh had previously been arraigned on roughly 57 counts of financial fraud and malfeasance prior to the start of the murder investigation of his wife and son.
As the nation watched on in horror and disbelief, the multiple cases surrounding Alex Murdaugh began to unfold.
Close friends and locals disagreed as to the extent of Alex Murdaugh’s guilt, with many close confidants conceding that he may have been a financial crook, but refused to believe that he could have killed his wife and child.
Today, a jury came to its own conclusion regarding Alex Murdaugh’s role in the murder of his wife and son, take a look at the moment here:
BREAKING: Jury finds Alex Murdaugh guilty of double murder. https://t.co/LZCGGhjDFL pic.twitter.com/J6tFqLJOzz
— ABC News (@ABC) March 3, 2023
WATCH: Judge Newman reminds Alex Murdaugh that this could have been a death penalty case, and that his family has prosecuted death penalty cases for likely less egregious crimes over the years #MurdaughTrial pic.twitter.com/C4gAFhFLAN
— VaultedPolitics 🇺🇸 (@VaultedPolitics) March 3, 2023
“I know you have to see Paul and Maggie in the nighttime when you’re attempting to go to sleep. I’m sure they come and visit you.”
Judge Newman to #AlexMurdaugh on the cost of his “tangled web” of lies.
MORE HERE: https://t.co/T800K3V1vk pic.twitter.com/jV7S40jcfU
— Court TV (@CourtTV) March 3, 2023
NBC News reports:
After deliberating for three hours, the jury of seven men and five women convicted Murdaugh, 54, of two counts of murder in the fatal shootings of Margaret, 52, and their youngest son, Paul, 22, in June 2021. He faces 30 years to life in prison without parole.
The jury also convicted him of two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, which carry five more years in prison.
"Buster is next! Your son is next Alex!", a person yelled to #AlexMurdaugh as he left court Friday morning. pic.twitter.com/SGSgKJ3CXx
— Law&Crime Network (@LawCrimeNetwork) March 3, 2023
Western Journal provided this quote from South Carolina lead prosecutor Creighton Waters:
“It doesn’t matter how prominent you are — if you do wrong, if you break the law, if you murder, then justice will be done in South Carolina.”
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