Lawyer Alex Murdaugh convicted of killing his wife and son in the U.S.

Lawyer Alex Murdaugh convicted of killing his wife and son in the U.S.

U.S. attorney Alex Murdaugh has been convicted of killing his wife and son. The verdict known Thursday brings to an end the a trial that has dragged on for six weeks. and has caused a great media stir in the United States.

The popular lawyer, 54, was accused of shooting, in 2021, his wife, Maggie (age 52), and their youngest son, Paul (age 22)in their home in rural South Carolina, where the Murdaugh family enjoyed great influence.

The prosecution argued that Murdaugh committed the crime with the aim of prevent his numerous cases of embezzlement from coming to light. and money laundering.

The murky history of the Murdaugh family.

Himself Murdaugh acknowledged during the trial that he lied to police about his whereabouts on the night of the crime, but claimed it was due to paranoia caused by drug use, and He tearfully denied shooting his family.

The judge in charge of the case, Clifton Newman, said he would hand down his sentence at a later date.according to the newspaper The New York Times. The minimum penalty for murder in South Carolina, where the trial took place, is 30 years in prison.

The prosecution has already advanced that will ask for life imprisonment.

Both the lawyer’s wife and son were shot several times with a rifle and a shotgun.although the murder weapons have not been found, nor have blood stains or other physical evidence.

What was found was a video recorded by Paul Murdaugh shortly before he died. in which the voices of both parents can be heard, refuting the initial alibi of the lawyer, who claimed not to be in the house at the time of the crime.

When he was accused of the murder of his two relatives, Murdaugh was already in prison, at awaiting trial on a hundred charges related to his business dealings as a lawyer..

Kayleigh Williams