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A disgraced South Carolina attorney taking the stand in his own double homicide trial made a bombshell admission in his Thursday testimony.
Alex Murdaugh is facing two first-degree murder charges in connection to the shooting deaths of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh — his wife and son.
Alex Murdaugh admitted that he initially misled police about his location on the June 2021 night in which his family members were murdered.
The disbarred attorney revealed that he was at the dog kennels of his South Carolina family property in the minutes preceding the shootings — having previously claimed he was inside the family home sleeping on a couch, according to WJCL.
Murdaugh claimed that his mistrust for law enforcement and an addiction to opioids fueled his decision to lie about his location before the shootings.
The defendant also cited his own “paranoia” as a factor in his decision to mislead the police.
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