Alex Murdaugh was found guilty for the murders of his wife Maggie and son Paul on Thursday.
While leaving the courtroom, as per Law and Crime Network, Murdaugh told his son Buster: “It’s okay.”
As the verdict was announced in the Colleton County courtroom for former attorney Alex Murdaugh, his only living son, Buster, could be seen wiping his tears away.
It seemed Alex Murdaugh mouthed the words “I love you,” to his son as he was placed in handcuffs. Jurors kept their heads down and did not look in the direction of Alex Murdaugh.
South Carolina Circuit Court Judge Clifton Newman said sentencing for Murdaugh will begin at 9.30 am ET on Friday. He denied the defense’s motion for mistrial, stating that there has been an “overwhelming amount of testimony and evidence” presented to the jury.
He added that this was a matter for the jury to determine and the court found that there “was sufficient evidence to find the defendant guilty if the evidence was believed by the jury.
Murdaugh was also found guilty of two counts of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime in the killings of Margaret “Maggie” and Paul on June 7, 2021.
Maggie and Paul were executed at close range near the dog kennels in their family property Moselle.
Murdaugh stood impassively as he learned his fate during Thursday evening’s hearing in Walterboro.
After the verdict number of spectators gathered outside the back of the court where officers ushered him quickly into a black van. The prosecution’s case against Murdaugh was based completely on circumstantial evidence. No direct evidence, things like a murder weapon, blood on his clothing, or an eyewitness, was presented at trial.