Murdaugh Murder Trial Started With Opening Statements
Alex Murdaugh is accused of killing his wife and son who were shot and killed to death on the families hunting property in June of 2021.
The Murdaugh murder trial began with its opening statements from both sides.
Alex Murdaugh is accused of killing his wife and son who were shot and killed to death on the families hunting property in June of 2021. He is on trial facing charges of two counts of murder and two weapons charges.
Lead prosecutor, Creighton Waters, referenced a video taped by his son, Paul just before the murders. In the video Paul, Alex, and his wife Maggie can all be heard talking. He used this video to place Alex at the scene on the night of the murders.
Alex’s attorney, Dick Harpootlian, referenced the same video proving evidence that the audio captured is a normal conversation.
Prosecutors submitted evidence such as the video and cellphone records.
The defense’s statements mostly said that what the prosecutors lack is forensic evidence that links Alex to the crime scene and the shootings including lack of fingerprints and blood.
Harpootlian said cell phone records indicate that he had less than 10 minutes to “kill them, go to the house, get in the car, and drive away”.
After opening statements were delivered, first witnesses were called but due to technical difficulties the court was put into recess.