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Could the Murdaugh jury have come to a faster decision?

After deliberating 2 hours and 50 minutes, the jury convicted Alex Murdaugh of both murders, sentences for which are 30 years to life on each count.  Nothing like swift justice.  May his wife and son rest in peace and his surviving child find some comfort knowing that justice has been served.

Posted - March 2, 2023

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  • 13257
    Murtaugh Murdaugh
      March 2, 2023 9:51 PM MST
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  • 2733
    Thanks - corrected.
      March 3, 2023 7:24 AM MST
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  • 13257
    Not in the main post.
      March 3, 2023 10:50 AM MST
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  • 2733
    Just did it wherever it needed correcting.  If he spelled it "Murdock" like it's pronounced, I wouldn't have had a problem!!! This post was edited by Spunky at March 3, 2023 2:22 PM MST
      March 3, 2023 1:19 PM MST
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  • 2967
    Amazing the jury took so little time. I lost a penny bet that he would be found innocent, yes I'll pay up tomorrow.  I just didn't and still don't see a motive. 
      March 3, 2023 12:59 AM MST
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  • 2733

    "Per The Post and Courier, prosecutors at the murder trial claim Alex's motive for murdering his wife and son was "a desperate attempt to portray himself as a victim and cover up his wrongdoing" because his financial crimes "were about to be exposed."

    The Guardian echoed that theory, reporting, "By murdering his wife and son, prosecutors said, Murdaugh hoped to buy time and sympathy."

    Moreover, Morgan Doughty, Paul's ex-girlfriend, said in the docuseries, "I think Mr. Alex, facing all this heat from the media, from the court... He's about to be exposed from all angles of cheating and lying and stealing. I do believe that Alex Murdaugh would kill Paul and Maggie."

    https://www.seventeen.com/celebrity/movies-tv/a43064026/alex-murdaugh-motive-murdaugh-murders/

    This post was edited by Spunky at March 3, 2023 9:05 AM MST
      March 3, 2023 7:32 AM MST
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  • 2967
    Being a despicable liar and cheat is one thing but murder, especially of those he loved?  I just have a hard time wrapping my mind around anyone, an attorney, who would do such a horrible thing. I just can't seem to go there, it is so unbelievable. 
      March 3, 2023 10:09 AM MST
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  • 13257
    Personally, I have a hard time understanding how anyone can murder anybody, relative or not.
      March 3, 2023 10:54 AM MST
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  • 2967
    Yes, it is a dastardly thing to do, no matter who it is. 
      March 3, 2023 1:20 PM MST
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  • 13257
    Statistically, a very high percentage of murders are committed by spouses or other relatives of the victims. Police always look that way first in their investigations. This post was edited by Stu Spelling Bee at March 3, 2023 1:20 PM MST
      March 3, 2023 8:17 AM MST
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  • 2967
    Did you watch the sentencing?  The Judge really did a great job speaking to Murdoch.  He said everything the victims would have liked to say I'm sure. 
      March 3, 2023 1:23 PM MST
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  • 13257
    Too busy working to watch, but it sounds like it.
      March 3, 2023 2:23 PM MST
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  • 16240
    I'd like to see Murdoch get life too. I'm surprised Jerry didn't f**k him to death.
      March 3, 2023 10:07 PM MST
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  • 44228
    Off with 'is 'ead.
      March 3, 2023 9:06 AM MST
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  • 2733
    Well, the sentence is life in prison without parole.  
      March 3, 2023 9:15 AM MST
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  • 438
    I have been on a jury or two where decision was made almost immediately and we killed some time like we were doing more.  Could have been the case there.
      March 5, 2023 4:36 PM MST
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