Former South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh is now planning to appeal his murder conviction in the slaying of his wife, Maggie, and son, Paul, as well as an attempt to appeal his life sentence. This dude is a true snake in the grass, a horrific, demonic individual whose family has left a trail of bodies in their wake. What this man truly deserves is a firing squad.
According to the Daily Wire, Murdaugh filed a notice on Thursday that he would be appealing both the convictions and the back-to-back life sentences. However, as NBC News reported, there were not arguments contained in the filing. The legal team representing Murdaugh previously attempted to make the case that investigators did not properly secure the crime scene, seemingly suggesting that was the only reason local law enforcement focused on the disgraced lawyer and did not pursue other possibilities.
Here’s more from the report:
Murdaugh was found guilty earlier this month of murdering his wife and youngest son in an alleged attempt to distract from his numerous financial crimes, for which he still faces prosecution. The decision came after just a few hours of deliberation and a six-week trial where more than 70 witnesses testified.
Lead prosecutor Creighton Waters explained to Judge Clifton Newman during sentencing that the evidence in the trial “shows [Alex] to be a cunning manipulator, a man who placed himself above all others, including his family, a man who violated the trust of so many – including his friends, his family, his partners, his profession, but most of all Maggie and Paul.”
Waters requested the consecutive life sentences, saying Murdaugh’s family, “like everyone else, was unaware of who he really was.” Murdaugh’s attorneys declined to comment during the hearing, but Murdaugh himself once again proclaimed his innocence.
“I’m innocent. I would never hurt my wife, Maggie, and I would never hurt my son Paul,” Murdaugh remarked, according to Avery Wilks, who works as the chief investigative reporter for the Post and Courier.
“Judge Newman excoriated Murdaugh for his repeated lies, including his insistence that he was never at the dog kennels — where Maggie and Paul were murdered — on the day of the crime. Cell phone evidence proved that was a lie, and Murdaugh admitted to lying while testifying in his own defense during the trial,” the Daily Wire reported.
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After the two life sentences were handed down by the judge, Randy Murdaugh, Alex’s older brother, spoke with the New York Times, stating that while his brother did indeed lie to police and stole millions of dollars from former clients, he still isn’t sure that he actually carried out the murder of his wife and son.
However, he also said that he is convinced his brother Alex knows more about the murders than he’s letting on.
““He knows more than what he’s saying,” Randy went on to say in his interview with the Times. “He’s not telling the truth, in my opinion, about everything there.”
“Randy, who was also Alex’s partner at the family law firm, told the outlet that he couldn’t picture Alex pulling the trigger and committing the gruesome crime described by prosecutors at his trial,” the Daily Wire stated.
Randy then said that “not knowing is the worst thing there is.”