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Murdaugh Murders: Everything you need to know as trial finds lawyer guilty

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It’s the court case has gripped America and is the subject of a Netflix documentary series that attempts to unravel the shocking twists and turns of a crime involving a prominent and wealthy South Carolina family.

Following a tense trial in the town of Walterboro, lawyer Alex Murdaugh, 54, has been found guilty of the brutal murders of his wife Maggie and their youngest son Paul on 7 June 2021.

However, it turns out the Murdaugh case is not just about those killings – as during the trial, it was revealed that the family is linked to a deadly boating accident and subsequent wrongful death charge, a faked murder attempt, drug addiction, suspected fraud, embezzlement and even a mysterious fatal accident at their home.

The revelations have come as a shock for local residents of the Lowcountry area of South Carolina where, for generations, the Murdaugh family have held esteemed legal positions, both as criminal prosecutors and at the family’s private legal firm. “They were the law,” says Hampton County Guardian editor Michael Dewitt in the documentary. “And at times, they were above the law.” Boat Accident Everything changed in February 2019, two years prior to the murders, when Paul – who has an older brother called Richard, known as Buster – was involved in an accident.

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