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Who Is This Alex Murdaugh?

#1 Post by silverscreenselect » Fri Feb 24, 2023 12:23 pm

We're now getting gavel-to-gavel coverage of his testimony and front page news reports about him. As far as I can tell, he's some obscure attorney who probably killed his wife and son, but they're acting like it's the governor of the state on trial. There have been several recent murder trials here in Atlanta that have been just or even more salacious but they get limited local attention and almost no coverage outside the state.

I wonder what this means if and when Donald Trump and associates go on trial here in Georgia. For what it's worth, Georgia laws on TV coverage of trials are very liberal, so you can expect almost non-stop broadcasts from the courtroom.
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#2 Post by tlynn78 » Fri Feb 24, 2023 12:30 pm

silverscreenselect wrote:
Fri Feb 24, 2023 12:23 pm
We're now getting gavel-to-gavel coverage of his testimony and front page news reports about him. As far as I can tell, he's some obscure attorney who probably killed his wife and son, but they're acting like it's the governor of the state on trial. There have been several recent murder trials here in Atlanta that have been just or even more salacious but they get limited local attention and almost no coverage outside the state.

I wonder what this means if and when Donald Trump and associates go on trial here in Georgia. For what it's worth, Georgia laws on TV coverage of trials are very liberal, so you can expect almost non-stop broadcasts from the courtroom.
Looks like fodder for a Greg Iles book.

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#3 Post by Beebs52 » Fri Feb 24, 2023 12:45 pm

We've been watching throughout. Sucks ya in. I would hate to be on jury.
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#4 Post by Beebs52 » Fri Feb 24, 2023 1:00 pm

Also, Law and Crime network on youtube is best to watch.
Oh, the story is interesting cause it has gruesome needless murder, historical SC family, destruction of law firm, drugs, lies and lies and lies, etc. Hope prosecution ties up timeline and bluetarp.
Thinking he'll be jailed forever for money shit anyway.
My gut is he did it but timeline is weird. He's a sociopath fer sure.
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#5 Post by Bob Juch » Fri Feb 24, 2023 1:13 pm

silverscreenselect wrote:
Fri Feb 24, 2023 12:23 pm
We're now getting gavel-to-gavel coverage of his testimony and front page news reports about him. As far as I can tell, he's some obscure attorney who probably killed his wife and son, but they're acting like it's the governor of the state on trial. There have been several recent murder trials here in Atlanta that have been just or even more salacious but they get limited local attention and almost no coverage outside the state.

I wonder what this means if and when Donald Trump and associates go on trial here in Georgia. For what it's worth, Georgia laws on TV coverage of trials are very liberal, so you can expect almost non-stop broadcasts from the courtroom.
He wasn't an obscure attorney. He was a mover and shaker. Look at all the cases of truly obscure people that dominated the TV news.
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#6 Post by themanintheseersuckersuit » Wed Mar 01, 2023 4:50 pm

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#7 Post by SportsFan68 » Thu Mar 02, 2023 6:11 pm

Guilty on all counts.
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#8 Post by Beebs52 » Thu Mar 02, 2023 8:28 pm

There ya go!
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#9 Post by Estonut » Fri Mar 03, 2023 3:04 am

silverscreenselect wrote:
Fri Feb 24, 2023 12:23 pm
As far as I can tell, he's some obscure attorney who probably killed his wife and son, but they're acting like it's the governor of the state on trial.
Since you apparently are no longer capable of doing your own research, here you go:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murdaugh_family

This family has ruled those 5 counties for 3 generations. Their stories have been featured on "Dateline," "20/20" and "48 Hours," well before the trial even started. The sketchy circumstances surrounding the boat accident made national news, even moreso once it became known what kind of preferential treatment the son got. I first heard of them upon the death of the housekeeper and the name was imprinted a year later after the boat accident shenanigans.
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#10 Post by Bob Juch » Fri Mar 03, 2023 8:25 am

My lawyer in South Carolina was betting on a hung jury.
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#11 Post by tlynn78 » Fri Mar 03, 2023 10:22 am

Estonut wrote:
Fri Mar 03, 2023 3:04 am
silverscreenselect wrote:
Fri Feb 24, 2023 12:23 pm
As far as I can tell, he's some obscure attorney who probably killed his wife and son, but they're acting like it's the governor of the state on trial.
Since you apparently are no longer capable of doing your own research, here you go:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murdaugh_family

This family has ruled those 5 counties for 3 generations. Their stories have been featured on "Dateline," "20/20" and "48 Hours," well before the trial even started. The sketchy circumstances surrounding the boat accident made national news, even moreso once it became known what kind of preferential treatment the son got. I first heard of them upon the death of the housekeeper and the name was imprinted a year later after the boat accident shenanigans.
C'mon, man, be fair - he couldn't find a way to tie it to Trump, so why bother?
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#12 Post by silverscreenselect » Fri Mar 03, 2023 10:24 am

The judge didn't mention life without parole, so I don't know if that's a permissible sentence in South Carolina and the judge decided against it, or if it's not a valid sentence in that state. He did say the two sentences (for both murders) were consecutive.
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#13 Post by silverscreenselect » Fri Mar 03, 2023 11:08 am

Estonut wrote:
Fri Mar 03, 2023 3:04 am
silverscreenselect wrote:
Fri Feb 24, 2023 12:23 pm
As far as I can tell, he's some obscure attorney who probably killed his wife and son, but they're acting like it's the governor of the state on trial.
Since you apparently are no longer capable of doing your own research, here you go:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murdaugh_family

This family has ruled those 5 counties for 3 generations. Their stories have been featured on "Dateline," "20/20" and "48 Hours," well before the trial even started. The sketchy circumstances surrounding the boat accident made national news, even moreso once it became known what kind of preferential treatment the son got. I first heard of them upon the death of the housekeeper and the name was imprinted a year later after the boat accident shenanigans.
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#14 Post by Beebs52 » Fri Mar 03, 2023 2:36 pm

silverscreenselect wrote:
Fri Mar 03, 2023 11:08 am
Estonut wrote:
Fri Mar 03, 2023 3:04 am
silverscreenselect wrote:
Fri Feb 24, 2023 12:23 pm
As far as I can tell, he's some obscure attorney who probably killed his wife and son, but they're acting like it's the governor of the state on trial.
Since you apparently are no longer capable of doing your own research, here you go:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murdaugh_family

This family has ruled those 5 counties for 3 generations. Their stories have been featured on "Dateline," "20/20" and "48 Hours," well before the trial even started. The sketchy circumstances surrounding the boat accident made national news, even moreso once it became known what kind of preferential treatment the son got. I first heard of them upon the death of the housekeeper and the name was imprinted a year later after the boat accident shenanigans.
Congratulations. You spend more time watching true crime shows than I do.
You probably haven't heard of Bryan Kohlberger either.
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#15 Post by Estonut » Fri Mar 03, 2023 7:38 pm

silverscreenselect wrote:
Fri Mar 03, 2023 11:08 am
Estonut wrote:
Fri Mar 03, 2023 3:04 am
silverscreenselect wrote:
Fri Feb 24, 2023 12:23 pm
As far as I can tell, he's some obscure attorney who probably killed his wife and son, but they're acting like it's the governor of the state on trial.
Since you apparently are no longer capable of doing your own research, here you go:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murdaugh_family

This family has ruled those 5 counties for 3 generations. Their stories have been featured on "Dateline," "20/20" and "48 Hours," well before the trial even started. The sketchy circumstances surrounding the boat accident made national news, even moreso once it became known what kind of preferential treatment the son got. I first heard of them upon the death of the housekeeper and the name was imprinted a year later after the boat accident shenanigans.
Congratulations. You spend more time watching true crime shows than I do.
I didn't say I watched them. I am aware of them. I also watch the news fairly often. Your lack of awareness does not make this a story about an "obscure attorney."
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#16 Post by Bob Juch » Fri Mar 03, 2023 7:51 pm

In a locally infamous case, the jury was hung.

The jury could not reach a verdict for Christopher Clements, the man charged in a child kidnapping and murder that dates to 2012. The child's remains were not discovered until 2017.
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#17 Post by themanintheseersuckersuit » Mon Mar 06, 2023 5:37 am

Thought I would post this here. The article is pretty good for an out of state paper. Fun Fact: The Colleton County Courthouse and the Williamsburg County Courthouse are almost identical and were designed by Robert Mills. https://nypost.com/2023/03/04/murdaugh- ... the-bench/
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#18 Post by silverscreenselect » Tue Nov 28, 2023 3:57 pm

Murdaugh was sentenced today to an additional 27 years in prison after pleading guilty two dozen state financial crimes. That sentence will be independent of the life without parole he's serving for murder. He'll have to serve at least 85% of the sentence on the state crimes (23 years) before being eligible for parole there. The only way this would come into play would be if he's successful in appealing his murder conviction.

https://www.cnn.com/2023/11/28/us/alex- ... index.html
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#19 Post by silverscreenselect » Mon Apr 01, 2024 10:07 am

Alex Murdaugh was sentenced today to an additional 40 years in federal court for various federal financial crimes. Last year, he pled guilty to 22 charges including conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering. This sentence is in addition to the 27 year sentence he received for state financial crimes and the two consecutive life sentences for murder.

https://www.cnn.com/2024/04/01/us/alex- ... index.html
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