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South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh was found guilty Thursday of killing his wife and son in 2021.
Murdaugh, 54, appeared impassive as the verdict was read. He was found guilty of two counts of murder and two counts of possession of a weapon in the commitment of a violent crime. The jury spent three hours deliberating after Thursday’s closing argument from Murdaugh’s defense.
Murdaugh was sentenced Friday before Judge Clifton Newman. According to CNN, he was sentenced to two life sentences with no hope of parole.
The verdict proved “no one in society is above the law,” South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson said, according to ABC.
“It doesn’t matter how prominent you are — if you do wrong, if you break the law, if you murder, then justice will be done in South Carolina,” lead prosecutor Creighton Waters told reporters.
Wilson said two things helped convict Murdaugh — and the attorney himself was one of them.
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