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Alex Murdaugh Found Guilty in the Killings of Wife Maggie and Son Paul

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Alex Murdaughwas found guilty of the 2021 murders of his wife, Maggie, and their son, Paul, a jury decided on Thursday The disgraced South Carolina lawyer was first charged with their deaths in July 2022 before standing trial in January 2023.

In June 2021, Murdaugh alerted the police that he had found the bodies of his 52-year-old wife and their 22-year-old son near the dog kennels at the family hunting lodge in Islandton, South Carolina.

Both victims had been shot multiple times. During the trial, Murdaugh revealed he lied about his whereabouts on the night of Maggie and Paul's deaths, blaming a painkiller addiction for increased paranoia that led him to not disclosing the truth to authorities at the time. «I didn’t shoot my wife or my son any time — ever,” he said, while admitting that „I lied about being down there, and I’m so sorry that I did.“Additionally, Murdaugh has been accused of a number of other alleged crimes, including charges for a murder-for-hire suicide scheme as well as embezzlement and fraud.

In total, the state has brought 99 charges against him. While on the stand, he addressed some of those accusations. “What I admit is I misled them, I did wrong and that I stole their money,” Murdaugh said.

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