Alex Murdau: Who is the disgraced lawyer and why is he on trial?
Alex Murdau’s high-profile murder trial is now in full swing, and prosecutors plan to call more witnesses to the Colton County Courthouse stand in Walterboro, South Carolina, on Monday.
He has been accused of shooting and killing his wife Maggie, 52, and son Paul, 22, on June 7, 2021 at the family estate in Islandton. He denies the allegations.
Last week, jurors were shown dramatic body camera footage of the gruesome murder scene, where he “immediately” told officers that the murder was linked to the fatal boat crash in 2019. Told.
Murdow’s first police interview was also revealed for the first time, revealing how he explained his attempt to move the victim’s bloody body. This account was contradicted by law enforcement testimony and images of his “clean” hands and clothing.Photos of the kennel crime scene and Mr. Murdaugh’s call to 911 were also shown in court. rice field.
On Monday, jurors heard the last text messages and phone calls Maggie and Paul received when new crime scene photos were released.
A trial is just one of Mr. Murdow’s problems in a story that straddles a botched killer scheme, a multi-million dollar fraud scheme, and an unexplained death.
A timeline of murder, financial fraud, a failed hitman plot, and unexplained deaths
Rachel Sharp We’ve pieced together a timeline of key moments in the sprawling case against Alex Murdoh.
Oliver O’connellJan 31, 2023 08:45
Murdoh told 911 dispatcher his son Paul had been threatened
Alex Murdau told a 911 dispatcher that his son Paul had been threatened “for months” in a fatal boat crash, shortly after he said he had found the bodies of two murdered family members. rice field.
Murdow, 54, can be heard telling operators that his son, Paul, was involved in a fatal boat crash and had been threatened for “months and months.”
Oliver O’connellJan 31, 2023 07:45
Seen: Co-pilot on site describes what he saw
Alex Murdau Murder Trial: Co-Pilot at the Scene Describes What He Witnessed
The first police officer to arrive on the scene told the jury what he saw in the Alex Murdau murder trial. He told how he found the bodies of Maggie and his son Paul. He also recalled how Murdoh was armed when he arrived, telling him he left to get a shotgun because “he felt he needed it”. I remembered. Murdoh, 54, is accused of shooting his wife Maggie, 52, and his son Paul, 22, to death at his family mansion. Sign up for our newsletter.
Oliver O’connellJan 31, 2023 05:45
Who is Alex Murdau?
Rachel Sharp I have submitted this profile of a prominent attorney.
Oliver O’connellJan 31, 2023 03:45
Murdoh cries after being shown body camera video at trial
Body camera footage played Thursday morning as the high-profile double murder trial was underway at Colton County Courthouse in Walterboro, South Carolina.
Oliver O’connellJan 31, 2023 02:45
Murdoh breaks down as lawyer describes brutal ‘massacre’ of wife and son
Disgraced attorney Alex Murdow broke down in tears when his attorney described how his son and wife were “slaughtered” on the family’s South Carolina hunting grounds.
Mr. Murdow said that when his defense attorney described a scene his client claimed he found near the kennels on the estate and denied he had anything to do with it, Mr. I wiped away my tears.
Dick Harputrian told jurors that the prosecution’s account of the murder was merely “theory” and “speculation” and that Mr. Murdow was a “loving” husband and father.
Oliver O’connellJan 31, 2023 01:45
Alex Murdau’s spectacular fall from grace
He was a strong attorney who ran his own law firm and worked for the local public prosecutor’s office.
He was the son of a powerful papal dynasty that ruled the local South Carolina community for nearly a century.
And he was a family man who lived in a large country estate with his wife and two adult sons.
Rachel Sharp following the case of Independent.
Murder, Fraud and Hitman’s Conspiracy: The Epic Downfall of Alex Murdau
The “trial of the century” is underway in South Carolina courts, with leading barrister chief Alex Murdau charged with the brutal double murder of his wife and son.But this isn’t the only twist in a strange and sprawling tale of unexplained deaths, hitman conspiracies and multi-million dollar fraud schemes, writes Rachel Sharpe.
Oliver O’connellJan 31, 2023 00:45
ICYMI: Prosecutors paint gruesome portrait of Alex Murdau, who murdered wife and son
Prosecutors have explained how South Carolina attorney Alex Murdau allegedly murdered his defenseless wife and son at the family’s hunting lodge in 2021.
Mr Murdau is accused of brutally murdering his wife Margaret, known as Maggie, and his youngest child, 22-year-old son Paul, outside the kennel on the property on June 7, 2021.
Murdow first shot his son with a shotgun and then killed his wife with an AR-style rifle, prosecutors said at the start of Wednesday’s trial.
Oliver O’connellJanuary 30, 2023 23:45
Watch: Police body cameras show guns inside family’s hunting lodge
Alex Murdau: Police body cameras show guns inside family’s hunting lodge
Oliver O’connellJanuary 30, 2023 22:45
Watch: Murdoh was escorted out of court
Oliver O’connellJanuary 30, 2023 22:16