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Alex Murdaugh gets 2 life sentences in murder of wife, son

Posted on AllSides March 3rd, 2023
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Alex Murdaugh, the patriarch of a once-powerhouse legal dynasty in South Carolina, received two consecutive life sentences after being found guilty of murdering his wife and youngest son.

“I am innocent. I would never hurt my wife, Maggie, and I would never hurt my son,” Murdaugh said as he addressed the court Friday before his sentencing.

But prosecutor Creighton Waters said the only just consequence for Murdaugh would be a life sentence.

“This man should never be allowed to be among free, law-abiding citizens again,” Waters said.

The jury in the double murder trial reached...

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