Alex Murdaugh GUILTY of Double Murder for Shooting His Wife and Son, Justice is Blind
Shock verdict shows the jury found the rich and powerful lawyer to be a family annihilator who killed his family over money
In a shocking verdict, Alex Murdaugh was found guilty of double murder by a jury after just a few hours of deliberation. Murdaugh looked stone-faced in court.
He will be sentenced on Friday, up to life in prison. The prosecutors said the motive was money and his financial schemes, but there are still unanswered questions.
We’ve been watching and debating this trial for a while— our chats and thread on this trial are below — and most of us thought Murdaugh would get away with murder.
The verdict is so surprising because there is almost no forensic evidence tying Murdaugh to the murders and no witnesses. Murdaugh got rid of the two guns he owned and used to kill his wife Maggie and son Paul, who he lured to their home.
He seems to have cleaned up the crime scene and changed clothes after shooting Maggie at least four times with a rifle and Paul twice with a shotgun. He went to his mother’s house before coming home, calling 911 and pretending to be grief-stricken.
Almost perfect murder
Since the beginning, Murdaugh lied about not being at the crime scene — the kennels on their hunting plantation — at the time of the murders.
The case shifted when a short video made by Paul on Snapchat had his father’s voice in it, placing him at the crime scene. That tiny piece of evidence forced Murdaugh to take the stand in his own defense and admit he lied about being at the crime scene and other claims to the police.
Still, Murdaugh lied repeatedly under oath saying he would never “hurt” his wife and son. He tried to cry but couldn’t shed a tear.
(My favorite “The Behavioral Panel” on YouTube analyzed his body language on the stand. Their analysis showed Murdaugh was fake crying and showed no real emotion or grief about the brutal killing of his family.)
We now know, Murdaugh premeditated and killed his wife and son and almost got away with it because of his experience as a prosecutor and lawyer and his legal and societal connections. He comes from generations of powerful and wealthy lawyers, and that background prepared him to commit the most heinous crime.
Plus he has a pathological ability to lie easily and without fear of getting caught.
As I wrote two weeks ago, the trial did not answer many questions, including the five I listed at this story. In short:
How did he get shot in the head and only graze him?
Why did he bring a shotgun and a rifle?
Why didn’t he use the handgun in his car?
Why didn’t Maggie run away after Paul was shot?
If you have any answers, please tell me in the comments!
Justice is blind
This outcome proves that the rich and powerful (especially lawyers) do not have their own system of justice. The quick and unanimous conclusion…
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