Alex Murdaugh found guilty of murder in shootings of son, wife

Murdaugh is a 54-year-old scion of a prominent and powerful family of local lawyers and solicitors.

He was also found guilty of two counts of possession of a weapon during the commission of 

a violent crime in the killings of his wife and son on June 7, 2021.

His wife and son's name was Margaret “Maggie” Murdaugh and Paul Murdaugh.

Prosecutors have indicated they will seek life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murders, sparing him the death penalty.

Judge Clifton Newman set sentencing for Friday at 9:30 a.m.

Murdaugh kept a stony face while the verdicts were read.

His only remaining son, Buster Murdaugh, could be seen wiping tears from his eyes.

Murdaugh appeared to mouth “I love you” to Buster as he was being placed in handcuffs.

“I was shocked that the verdict came back so quickly, with all of the witnesses – 70 witnesses of the three-week trial

there was so much to parse through,”legal analyst Misty Marris told