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Alex Murdaugh trial live: Legal scion’s five shocking words after family murders revealed


Alex Murdo: Who is this disgraced lawyer and why is he on trial?

Alex Murdo’s five shocking words following the murder of his wife and son were released Monday at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, South Carolina.

Jurors heard testimony about Mr. Murdo’s second law enforcement interview on June 10, 2021 — three days after he was accused of shooting Maggie, 52, and Paul, 22, at the family’s Islandton estate on June 7, 2021.

In an interview, SLED Special Agent Jeff Croft testified that Mr. Murdo told him, “I did such a bad thing to him.”

While prosecutors tried to suggest that the 54-year-old lawyer’s offspring misspoke during interrogation, Mr. Murdo was seen shaking his head and appearing to say “that’s not what I said” in court.

The audio recording of the interview has also raised doubts, with some believing that he is actually saying, “They treated him so badly.”

Agent Croft is expected to be cross-examined by Mr. Murdo’s lawyers when the trial resumes Tuesday morning.

The lawsuit is just one of Mr Murdo’s troubles in a saga of failed hitman plot, multi-million dollar fraud schemes and unexplained deaths.

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Collection of the crime scene at the fault of the defense

Defense lawyers in South Carolina moved forward with the double-murder trial of lawyer Alex Murdo on Monday to question the way state agents collected and analyzed evidence in the shooting of Murdo’s wife and son.

During the first three days of testimony, prosecutors mostly called officers and technicians to the crime scene to present evidence to the jury, which investigators will probably explain in more detail later. They described their case as a mystery in an opening statement last week.

However, during cross-examination of witnesses, defense attorneys asked questions suggesting that the metaphorical pieces of the puzzle were either unclear or prosecutors were not putting them all on the table.

Rachel Sharp31 January 2023 12:00

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Murdo claimed he “tried to turn over” his son’s body, but the police saw no “blood” on it.

In dramatic testimony Friday, Detective Laura Rutland of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office denied his version of events, saying Mr. Murdo was “clean from head to toe” with no blood on his body, shirt, shorts or shoes.

Rachel Sharp looks after the case.

Rachel SharpJanuary 31, 2023 11:30

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Crime scene photos show bloodied dog kennels

The photos were presented in evidence Friday when SLED forensic analyst Melinda Worley testified during the third day in Colleton County court in Walterboro, South Carolina.

Rachel Sharp31 January 2023 11:00

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Did Alex Murdo unwittingly confess to the murders?

Alex Murdo’s five shocking words following the murder of his wife and son were released Monday at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, South Carolina.

Jurors heard testimony about Mr. Murdo’s second law enforcement interview on June 10, 2021 — three days after he was accused of shooting Maggie, 52, and Paul, 22, at the family’s Islandton estate on June 7, 2021.

In an interview, SLED Special Agent Jeff Croft testified that Mr. Murdo told him, “I did such a bad thing to him.”

While prosecutors tried to suggest that the 54-year-old lawyer’s offspring misspoke during interrogation, Mr. Murdo was seen shaking his head and appearing to say “that’s not what I said” in court.

The audio recording of the interview has also raised doubts, with some believing that he is actually saying, “They treated him so badly.”

Agent Croft is expected to be cross-examined by Mr. Murdo’s lawyers when the trial resumes Tuesday morning.

Rachel SharpJanuary 31, 2023 10:30

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Murdo. he had a “clean” shirt after he claims to have touched the bloodied bodies of his wife and son

Newly released camera footage shows Alex Murdo, dressed in a “clean” white shirt, claiming to have touched the bloodied bodies of his wife and son after finding them shot dead at the family’s South Carolina estate.

In the pictures, Mr. Murdo is wearing a white T-shirt and dark shorts. The footage is grainy, but there are no obvious traces of blood on his shirt.

Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 31, 2023 09:45

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A timeline of murders, financial fraud, a failed hitman plot, and unexplained deaths.

Rachel Sharp put together a chronology of key moments in the sprawling case against Alex Murdo.

Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 31, 2023 08:45

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Murdo tells the 911 dispatcher that his son Paul has received threats

Alex Murdo told an emergency dispatcher seconds after he said he found the bodies of two murdered family members that his son Paul had been receiving threats “for months” over the fatal boat crash.

Murdo, 54, is heard telling a cameraman that his son Paul had a fatal accident and was threatened for “months and months and months”.

Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 31, 2023 07:45

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Watch: The first officer at the scene describes what he saw

Alex Murdo murder trial: First officer at scene describes what he saw

The first police officer to arrive on the scene told the jury in the Alex Murdo murder case what he saw. Sergeant Daniel Green, the first witness to appear before the court, told the court how he found the bodies of wife Maggie and son Paul. He also recalled how Murdo was armed when he arrived, and that he told him that he left for the shotgun because he “felt he needed it”. Murdo, 54, is accused of killing his 52-year-old wife Maggie and 22-year-old son Paul on the family estate. Subscribe to our newsletter.

Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 31, 2023 05:45

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Who is Alex Murdo?

Rachel Sharp filed this profile of a famous lawyer.

Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 31, 2023 03:45

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Murdo cries as body camera video is shown in court

Camera footage was shown at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, South Carolina Thursday morning as the high-profile double homicide trial began.

Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 31, 2023 02:45



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