Alex Murd is on trial for the murder of his wife and son


There will be no live video from the first day trial for the murder of Alex Murd. News 2 will provide updates as information becomes available. Follow reporter Riley Benson @realrileybenson on Twitter for live updates from the courtroom and tune in to News 2 at 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. for full coverage. Scroll down for the live blog.

COLETON COUNTY, SC (WCBD) – Disgraced former attorney Alex Murdo will stand trial for brutal murders on June 7, 2021 to his wife Margaret and youngest son Paul in their Colleton County property.


The shooting was the first thread in the unraveling of Murd’s decades-long web of crimes. In addition to the murders, he was charged about 100 official and financial crimesincluding tax evasion, and stealing money from former legal clients and his family’s law firm. State prosecutors say looming financial and legal doom prompted Murdo to kill his wife and son.

It is also linked to at least three other death investigations, including his own former housekeepera a teenager thrown from a boat allegedly driven by a drunk and underage Paul Murda, and a the teenager was found dead under suspicious circumstances in the middle of a country road in Hampton County.

Monday’s trial focuses exclusively on the murder charges of Margaret and Paul. Murdagh steadfastly maintained his innocence.

News 2 will provide live updates of the highlights from the trial below:


9:00 amBefore the trial could begin, Judge Clifton Newman had to prepare reports for the media for the jury selection process. He ruled that video recordings would not be allowed for jury selection, but as of 9:10 a.m. was still deciding whether reporters would be allowed to have phones in the courtroom.

Jury selection can be difficult in such a small tight-knit community that the Murdoch family has historically had a significant impact on.

9:04 am – Aleksey Murdaugh arrived in a big black van. He was dressed in formal clothes and appeared to be hiding his handcuffed hands under his jacket. Asa was helped out of the van and led inside by several armed guards.

The lawn by the courthouse and the surrounding area were filled with carriers.

Alex Murd is on trial for the murder of his wife and son

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