5 Key Takeaways From the Murdaugh Murders Trial

Alex Murdaugh, a disgraced lawyer from South Carolina who was accused of murdering his wife and son, was found guilty after a six-week hearing.

In less than three hours after the jury began debating whether Mr. Murdaugh killed his own wife and son near the dog kennels, they had reached a verdict.

According to the prosecution, Mr. Murdaugh killed the victims to draw attention away from his own financial wrongdoings.

Mr. Murdaugh admitted to stealing millions of dollars from his firm and clients.

Mr. Murdaugh, who was testifying in his own defence, claimed that he had only been there for a short while before leaving, to check on his elderly mother.

In order to investigate Mr. Murdaugh's explanation of his locations, the prosecutors used every available method to locate his phone.

None of the murdering tools were discovered, the investigation has been hindered by a lack of tangible evidence.

Mr. Murdaugh's law firm, who accused him of stealing roughly $800,000 in legal fees.

Mr. Murdaugh was accused on stealing $8.8 million in total.

Mr. Murdaugh testified about a history of painkiller addiction.