Convicted murderer Murdaugh sentenced to life

Mark Sims
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Alex Murdaugh was sentenced Friday to life in prison, just one day after a jury convicted him of slaughtering his wife and son after deliberating for less than three hours.

Murdaugh, 54, faces a minimum of 30 years and a maximum of life in prison when he faces Judge Clifton Newman in the Colleton County Courthouse after a panel of 12 jurors delivered a guilty verdict.

The disbarred attorney, who was standing, tightly closed his eyes as he heard his fate. He was found guilty of two counts each of murder and possession of a weapon in the commission of a violent crime.

Murdaugh’s living son, Buster Murdaugh, shook his head and wiped his face with his hand, as the clerk polled each juror.


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