Alex Murdaugh was found guilty on March 2, 2023, of killing his wife, Maggie and their son Paul. On June 7, 2021, the two people were killed at the family’s huge hunting estate in South Carolina.
Murdaugh’s murder trial lasted almost six weeks, and at least a dozen witnesses and pieces of evidence were used against him. All four counts of murder were true for the disgraced lawyer.
At his sentencing hearing on March 3, 2023, Murdaugh could get anywhere from 30 years to life in prison without the chance of parole.
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Alex Murdaugh handcuffed and taken away. Sentencing will take place tomorrow. He faces 30 to life in prison for the murder of his wife and son. #AlexMurdaghtrial pic.twitter.com/xXSNhQgmOL
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At the sentencing hearing, which starts on Friday, character witnesses will talk to Judge Clifton Newman before the suspect is sentenced.
WLTX says that the prosecutors in the case, who decided not to go for the death penalty, will ask the judge to consider putting the person in question in prison for life without the chance of parole.
Details of Alex Murdaugh’s Possible Prison Location Explored
Officials haven’t said where Alex Murdaugh, who is 52 years old, will live for the rest of his life. WLTX said the judge would decide where he would be taken after the sentencing. The article said that Murdaugh was being held at the Colleton County Detention Center while his case was being heard.
Following the guilty verdict Thursday, Alex Murdaugh’s lawyers attempted to make a motion for a mistrial, which the judge denied, saying:
‘The evidence of guilt is overwhelming. I deny the motion.’ pic.twitter.com/GVCW6G9eDj
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) March 3, 2023
The news organization also spoke to a South Carolina Department of Corrections spokesman. The spokesperson said all male prisoners would first be taken to the maximum security Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia.
At the prison, they will be judged on a number of things, such as their mental health, medical health, and education. Based on the results, officials will figure out how much police protection the inmates need and move them to a facility that can provide it.
Alex Murdaugh admitted on the stand that he was a recovering drug addict. He will likely be moved to a place that helps people with addiction.
Here are some further stories concerning Alex Murdaugh:
- Why Did Alex Murdaugh Murder His Wife and Son? His Reason For Killing Them
- Alex Murdaugh Son Paul Murdaugh Suffered From Fatal Injuries
Alex Murdaugh Could Get An Extra 700 Years In Prison For His Financial Crimes
Alex Murdaugh was found guilty of two counts of murder and having a gun while committing a violent crime on Thursday. The judge is likely to sentence Murdaugh on Friday.
Alex Murdaugh will spend at least 30 years in prison for killing his wife and son. But the former lawyer will likely spend the rest of his life in prison since he could get another 700 years for his financial crimes.
Partners at his law firm found out just before the killings that Murdaugh had been stealing from the firm and his clients for years. Murdaugh, accused of at least 99 financial crimes, said under oath during the murder trial that he cheated his clients of millions of dollars in settlements.
The confession was made to help Murdaugh’s case in court when he was charged with murder. He said he lied about where he was the night of the murder because he was high on drugs. He also said he stole from his clients and the law firm because he was always high on drugs.
After the guilty verdict on Thursday, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson celebrated the jury’s decision. Wilson said it was a “great day for the people of South Carolina.”
Noting that the criminal justice system has worked because it gave Maggie and Paul a voice after someone they loved and trusted killed them in a brutal way and they couldn’t speak for themselves.
Alex Murdaugh is waiting for his sentence, but he is also being sued by people who lost money because of his crimes.