The first week of the Alex Murdaugh murder trial wrapped up Friday after a three-day jury selection, fiery opening statements and first responders detailing their response on the night his wife and son were killed.
By Patrick Phillips, Steven Ardary, Jeffrey Collins and Blair Sabol
The prosecution called a deputy who responded to the scene of the June 7, 2021, double killing at Alex Murdaugh’s family property as its first witness in the murder trial of former Lowcountry attorney Alex Murdaugh Thursday morning.
Just days before disbarred attorney Alex Murdaugh is set to face trial for the murders of his wife and son, the state is summoning two new witnesses with information “critical” to the case, according to new filings.
Just days before disbarred Lowcountry attorney Alex Murdaugh is set to face trial for charges in the murders of his wife and youngest son, his defense team is calling for a state expert’s testimony to be excluded from the trial.
When the trial of Alex Murdaugh begins next week in Colleton County, prosecutors are expected to argue that he murdered his wife and son to distract from the millions of dollars he stole from friends, family, clients and his former law firm.
Alex Murdaugh, the once-prominent former Lowcountry attorney who called authorities to report the murders of his wife and youngest son, will face a jury of his peers as he stands trial for the crimes in just a week’s time.