Alex Murdaugh is found guilty of the murders of wife and son.
The Murdaugh family murder case finally shed some light and revealed the impossible thing. For those who don’t know about the Murdaugh family, an American legal family in the low country region of South California. Three family members served as district lawyers, prosecuting all criminal cases in the state’s 14 circuit district.
The family also found a nationally recognized civil litigation law firm in South Carolina. With a specialization in personal injury litigation. Apart from their achievements, Alex’s only downfall was when he got captured for murdering his wife & son. Since 2021 the case has been going on and on & since then, we haven’t found the culprit until now. This article will provide you with every gram of information regarding Alex Murdaugh.
What happened to Paul Murdaugh and Margaret Kennedy Branstetter( Maggie)?
100-year-old family dynasty in South Carolina that got passed to the 4th generation lawyer, Alex Murdaugh. Although, he is a murderer’s suspect or fraud and a scammer. Every dynasty comes to an end, and with that came the Murdaugh’s heritage of lawyers. In June 2021, Alex called the cops after finding his wife Maggi and his younger son Paul’s bodies in their hunting lodge. Questions arose about Alex’s involvement as Maggi must be out of the house while Alex tied to convince her to go on a world trip together. Maggi also contacts her friends telling them about Alex’s plan and finding this fishy.
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In the statements, Maggie’s mentioned that when she reached the lodge, park her car at the house, & stroll to the dog kennel, where she found her youngest son’s body. The police reported multiple shorts on both bodies while Alex got placed in the custody of the murderer, but that’s not all. In 2015, whispers are that the Murdaugh family was involved in the teenager Stephen Smith murder as the witnesses reported that Smith and Alex’s oldest son Bastar were in an open relationship. Later the long-time housekeeper Gloria’s Standfield accident came to light on February 2, 2018.
The reports mention that it was a trip and fall accident while she suffered a stroke and died on the spot. But there was no death certificate or any other forensic reports provided on her body. One becomes more suspicious when Gloria’s insurance that is supposed to come to his two sons hasn’t arrived. In 2021, someone has stole their mother’s 4.3 million insurance policy money. Later when the investigation happened, Alex with Dhad Western doors and lawyer Fleming were involved in the scam. Authorities announced the open investigation into Gloria’s death in September 2021.
What happened today to Alex Murdaugh in the trial?
Alex tries to convince the jury that he didn’t murder his family. He said that a 2019 boat crash incident is the reason behind his family’s murder, Paul was involved. As per reports, he stated, “I didn’t shoot my wife & my son anytime, ever. I would never intentionally do anything to hurt either one of them, ever.” his attempt to gain the jury’s sympathy got discarded the second when he admitted lying to investigators about his whereabouts on the night of the murder. He stated he was with his mother, who is mentally ill. She couldn’t state the obvious due to her demerits. Alex Murdaugh was not only charged with murder but other criminal offenses related to money laundering, tax invasion & drug trafficking.
However, the jury didn’t fall for Alex’s attempt at sympathy. The 54-year-old man stands trial for the double murder of his 52-year-old wife, Maggie and 22-year young son, Paul. After two years of fighting in the trials, the state prosecutor stated that Alex killed his wife and son to cover up his financial crimes and others. After the revelation, the suspicion that the Smith murder in 2015 wasn’t a hit-and-run case like Gloria. On January 23, the prosecutor revealed new evidence including a raincoat covered in a gunshot that was recovered from Alex mothers home. Before the day of the murder, Alex revealed that he was coming back from his mother’s house.
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After 3 hours long discussion with the jury on Thursday, March 2, 2023, today at 9:30 a.m. E.T. Alex Murdaugh was found guilty of murdering his wife and younger son. He is sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for each murder conviction which means 60 years total for killing his wife and younger son. As per reports, the prosecutor, Waters said, “Justice was done today. It doesn’t matter who your family is, it doesn’t matter how much money you have, what people think you have, it doesn’t matter what you think, or how prominent you are. If you do wrong, you break the law, if you murder, then justice will be done in South Carolina.”