WALTERBORO, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Alex Murdaugh was given two consecutive life sentences for the murders of wife Maggie Murdaugh and son Paul Murdaugh during a hearing on Friday.
The jury in the murder trial of Alex Murdaugh reached a guilty verdict Thursday night after 3 hours of deliberation.
Murdaugh was convicted on two counts of murder and two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime in the brutal slayings. The two were shot to death on the family’s 1,700-acre hunting property on June 7, 2021.
Deliberations began shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday following six weeks of testimony. A juror was removed earlier in the day because the court said she had communicated with multiple people about the trial. She was replaced by an alternate.
Murdaugh was emotionless when both the verdict and his prison sentence were announced in court.
On Friday, the South Carolina Department of Corrections confirmed that Murdaugh was booked into the Kirkland Correctional Institution and released his latest mugshot.
Below is the full live blog coverage from his sentencing: