Judge addresses Alex Murdaugh before sentencing him to life in prison

Posted on AllSides March 3rd, 2023
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Judge Clifton Newman addressed Alex Murdaugh at length during his sentencing hearing in a South Carolina courtroom on Friday, calling the case one of the "most troubling" he has seen and positing that "the monster" the former lawyer became while on drugs could have been the one responsible for the brutal murders of his wife and younger son. Newman, 71, has presided over the high-profile trial, which after nearly six weeks of dramatic proceedings culminated in Alex Murdaugh being convicted by a jury on all charges -- two counts of...

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