A US jury has found the South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh guilty of murdering his wife and his son are their home in a trial that has drawn worldwide attention.
54-yr-old Murdaugh was found to have killed his son Paul with a shotgun and his wife Maggie with the assault rifle that Paul used for hunting pigs on the family’s large estate.
“The evidence of guilt is overwhelming,” Judge Clifton Newman said following the verdict, which the jury reached in under three hours, reports RTE.
Murdaugh was taken out of the courtroom in handcuffs with a likely appeal pending.
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