It’s official. Alex Murdaugh is headed to prison for a very long time. On Friday morning, the disgraced South Carolina lawyer got handed his prison sentence after he was found guilty of murdering his wife, Maggie, 52, and their youngest son, Paul, 22.
For the two counts of murder, he got two life sentences! Not only that, they will run consecutively, meaning he will serve them back to back.
Thought that hardly matters in practice as he also won’t be eligible for parole ever with even one. The judge didn’t question the prosecutor’s decision not to seek the death penalty, but he did note that over the “century” in which the Murdaugh family, including Alex, has been prosecuting people in the same courtroom, “many have received the death penalty — probably for lesser conduct.” It’s true, life sentences are actually pretty rare in South Carolina. Related: NXIVM Sex Cult Leader Keith Raniere Predicts His Own Murder In Prison According to People, Alex addressed Judge Clifton Newman before the sentencing, pleading: Yeah, a little late for that.
Prosecutor Creighton Waters wasn’t buying anything the alleged fraudster was selling as he asked the court for the consecutive life sentences.Read more on perezhilton.com