Alex Murdau, the descendant of a prominent South Carolina legal family, was found guilty of murdering his wife and son in a closely watched trial that attracted true crime enthusiasts around the world. was sentenced to life in prison on Friday.
Dressed in a brown prison jumpsuit, Murdoh continued to deny that he was the murderer, addressing the court before the sentence was handed down.
“I am innocent. I will not hurt my wife Maggie or hurt my son Paw Paw.”
Murdow received the maximum sentence for his crimes: two consecutive life sentences, one for each murder charge. Supervising Judge Clifton Newman called the case one of the “most troublesome” cases he has ever presided over, especially because of Murdow’s and his family’s long history as attorneys.
“I have absolutely no question about the state’s decision not to pursue the death penalty. But as I sit in this courtroom and look around at the many portraits of judges and other court officials, over the past century, I have no doubt that you will be included. “I look back at the fact that your family has prosecuted people in this court, probably sentenced to death for misbehavior,” Newman said.
Newman speaks directly with Murdoh, saying he is confident that Maggie and Paul will visit him every night when he is trying to fall asleep.
“Day and night,” replied Murdoh.
After hearing testimony from more than 50 witnesses, including the defendants, a jury will wait around three months before convicting Murdoh of the fatal shootings of his wife Maggie and son Paul in June 2021. I considered time.
Ultimately, a jury found him guilty of all charges. He faced a minimum of 30 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison without parole.