The prosecution in the Alex Murtaugh murder case has rested its case.
Alex Murdaugh is a disbarred lawyer who is on trial for the murder of his wife and son in 2021. He took the stand on Thursday, February 23, 2023, during his double-murder trial and denied shooting either of them.
In the Alex Murtaugh murder trial live, he admitted that he lied to investigators about his whereabouts on the night of the killings and about skimming money from his clients and firm.
Has presented more than 400 exhibits of circumstantial evidence and called over 60 witnesses, in the Alex Murtaugh murder trial case.
The state’s evidence includes cell phone and vehicle data, recorded audio, firearms, ballistics experts, a blue rain jacket with gunshot residue.
The Prosecution Has Tried To Prove…
In the Alex Murtaugh murder case, that Murdaugh was at the crime scene on the night of the murders, lied to investigators and killed his wife and son. However, there is no direct evidence such as witnesses or smoking guns.
The state’s evidence is likely to impact the Colleton County jury. Some of this evidence of the Alex Murtaugh update, has been powerful, emotional, questionable or downright, pointless or harmful to their case.
The Defence Team…
Of the Alex Murtaugh murder case, may use some potential strategies such as attacking the credibility of witnesses or arguing that there is reasonable doubt about Murdaugh’s guilt.
Legal observers of the Alex Murtaugh trial news, say that there are many instances that could form the basis for an appeal, if Murdaugh is found guilty.
The Televised Proceedings…
Of the Alex Murtaugh murder case, have helped fuel an already thriving Murdaugh cottage industry.
There are books such as The Fall of Alex Murdaugh by John Monk, articles such as The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare by Nathaniel Rich, a 7,000-word New Yorker deep dive and docuseries from HBO Max (Low Country Law) and Netflix (Murder in South Carolina).
The Prosecution Also Presented Evidence…
Related to an incident three months after the murders, in which Murdaugh was shot by his drug dealer on the side of a road.
Witnesses were asked, whom they heard Murdaugh say he wanted to kill, as well as video footage that appears to place him at the crime scene.
In Opening Statements…
Defence attorney Dick Harpootlian said Alex Murdaugh had neither the motive nor the time to commit the murders and visit his mother’s house in a nearby town immediately after.
He also argued that there was no blood found on Alex Murdaugh’s clothes from that night.
In the Alex Murtaugh murder case has rested its case, after calling more than 60 witnesses over four weeks. The prosecution presented a hodgepodge of testimony and evidence, to try to prove that Murdaugh fatally shot his wife and son in 2021.
The defence argued that the evidence was “exclusively circumstantial” and “merely suspicious” and not proof of guilt.
At this time, no verdict has been reached in the Alex Murtaugh murder case.