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The transformation from successful attorney to convicted killer was completed Friday after Alex Murdaugh was sentenced to two life sentences without parole for murdering his wife and one of his sons.
Gone were the suits and well-cut hair that marked Murdaugh’s appearance during the trial that gripped thousands over the weeks it unfolded. Now the 54-year-old was shown with a shaved head in a prison uniform after South Carolina released his mugshot.
Murdaugh “will be processed into the S.C. Department of Corrections today when he arrives at Kirkland Reception and Evaluation Center in Columbia. SCDC processes all male inmates into its system at Kirkland,” the state said in a news release.
There, Murdaugh will be treated like everyone else and subjected to medical tests and assessments of his mental health, the release said.
“This evaluation process takes about 45 days. After the process is complete, he will be sent to one of SCDC’s maximum-security prisons, like all new inmates serving life sentences,” the release said.
Fox News reported that a South Carolina Department of Corrections source said Murdaugh will be in a single cell for now.
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