HAMPTON, South Carolina (WWLP)- Alex Murdaugh has been found guilty of murder and weapons charges.
Murdaugh was on trial for the murder of his wife and son on June 7, 2021, saying he’d found his son and wife died when he returned home from a one-hour visit with his mother, who has dementia. Investigators say, Paul Murdaugh, 22, was shot twice with a shotgun, each round loaded with a different size shot, while Maggie Murdaugh, 52, was struck with four or five bullets from a rifle.
Murdaugh faced two charges of murder for his wife and son, as well as two weapons charges, and was found guilty of all charges. He was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs.
The judge has set sentencing for Friday morning. Murdaugh could be sentenced to over 40 years in prison.
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