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I've saved @postandcourier front pages since the day we reported Alex Murdaugh was about to be indicted on murder charges in the slayings of his wife and son.

Here's how the first draft of history in this case appeared to our readers in Charleston and beyond.

1. 7/13/22: State investigators meet with Murdaugh's family to inform them he will be charged with murder in the June 2021 slayings of Maggie and Paul.

2. 7/15/22: Our story on Murdaugh's indictment
1. Murdaugh pleads not guilty

2. I teamed up with @kaileycota to break down the Murdaugh family's history of pursuing the death penalty and the chances he could face that brand of justice himself.
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Murdaugh: "When I lied, I continued to lie."

Judge: "When will it end? The jury concluded that you lied and lied and continued to lie throughout your testimony."

Judge: You claimed to be somewhere else when the crime was committed, then when witness after witness placed you there minutes prior, you had to switch courses and admit to being there.


Judge tells #AlexMurdaugh he's sure Maggie and Paul visit him every night when he tries to go to sleep.

Murdaugh says: "All day and every night"

Judge Newman: "They will continue to do so and will reflect on the last time they looked you in the eyes"

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🚨🚨🚨Alex Murdaugh Double Murder Trial Day 29 (March 3) Megathread begins now 🚨🚨🚨

Last night, Alex Murdaugh was found guilty of murder in the June 2021 slayings of his wife and son. He will be sentenced this morning.

#AlexMurdaugh #AlexMurdaughTrial #MurdaughTrial #Murdaugh
Murdaugh, who hails from a long line of prosecutors, faces 30 years to life in prison at his sentencing hearing today, and Judge Clifton Newman is known as a tough sentencer.

Newman said yesterday he wanted to hear some victim impact statements today before making his decision.
I don't yet know precisely how that is going to go. In this case, the victims' relatives overlap quite a bit with the defendant's.
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NOW: Judge Newman addressing the juror misconduct issue.

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They met with the juror and she denied talking about the case with anyone. The juror gave names to the judge of people she suspected were spreading the rumor. Those people were contacted and they provided an affidavit and they were brought in for an in chambers hearing.
Both of those people "waffled" on the nature and extent of the contact with the juror.
Judge: The juror has had contact or discussions concerning the case with at least 3 individuals. Though it doesn't appear it was extensive, it did involve the juror offering her opinion.
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🚨🚨🚨Alex Murdaugh Double Murder Trial Day 28 (March 2) Megathread begins now 🚨🚨🚨

We’re in the endgame. First up today is the defense’s closing argument. The jury will probably begin deliberating sometime today.

#AlexMurdaugh #AlexMurdaughTrial #MurdaughTrial #Murdaugh
Here’s yesterday’s Megathread for those catching up
Our story on lead prosecutor Creighton Waters’ three-hour closing argument yesterday. (The defense expects to go for two hours this morning)
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If looks could kill #AlexMurdaugh would be facing another charge as he stares daggers into Waters.

I have thought this from the moment I heard the evidence that Maggie was running to Paul when he got shot and then she was mowed down.

Listen to Waters this really hit hard

This is one of the hardest hitting pieces of testimony, there is no way #AlexMurdaugh could have gotten out of his vehicle checked both Paul and Maggie and called 911 in 19 seconds.

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🚨🚨🚨Alex Murdaugh Double Murder Trial Day 27 (March 1) Megathread begins now 🚨🚨🚨

Witness testimony is over after 76 people came to the stand, several of them more than once. Closing arguments and Moselle trip today.

#AlexMurdaugh #AlexMurdaughTrial #MurdaughTrial #Murdaugh
Yesterday’s Megathread, for those catching up
First thing up this morning is the jury trip to Moselle. We won’t be able to cover that due to the court’s restriction on media access.

Court will resume around 11. We’ll have jury charges and closing arguments.

Deliberations could begin as early as this afternoon.
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🚨🚨🚨Alex Murdaugh Double Murder Trial Day 26 (Feb. 28) Megathread begins now 🚨🚨🚨

Prosecutors expect to call 4-5 witnesses in their reply case today and tomorrow, trying to rebut points raised by the defense.

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It’s not even 7 am and spectators have been outside the courtroom for hours. I spoke with a couple of ladies who got here at 4 am. They were probably 10th in line. Lot of lawn chairs.
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The Coroner who reviewed the reports by the defense (a Georgia Coroner for Atlanta) is shredding the conclusions about by the prosecution.

Forensic Pathologist Jonathan Eisenstat MD is giving a completely different account of how Paul & Maggie died.

Now we know WHY SC state prosecutors led by Creighton Waters objected to the original coroners reports coming in.
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🚨🚨🚨Alex Murdaugh Double Murder Trial Day 25 (Feb. 27) Megathread begins now 🚨🚨🚨

The defense is expected to rest its case today, at the start of the trial's sixth week, after calling a few more witnesses.

#AlexMurdaugh #AlexMurdaughTrial #MurdaughTrial #Murdaugh
For those catching up, here’s the Megathread from Friday
Our full story on Alex Murdaugh's brutal cross-examination Friday. We also broke the news that AM has been charged with a misdemeanor related to contraband
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Today I expect the prosecution to get to the nitty gritty while they still have #AlexMurdaugh on the stand.

Yesterday was more on building who Alex really is and remember he’s being prosecuted for other crimes that his testimony will be used in as well.

#AlexMurdaugh would love to just say I’m sorry and I hurt people I love and care about and move on but Waters isn’t having it.

Alex thinks saying I’m sorry should just blanket everything.

Waters calls out #AlexMurdaugh for keep going into these life stories of people, Alex is really trying to hoodwink and confuse the jury.

Waters keeps getting in some good jabs.

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🚨🚨🚨Alex Murdaugh Double Murder Trial Day 24 (Feb. 24) Megathread begins now 🚨🚨🚨

Alex Murdaugh will remain on the witness stand today for lead prosecutor Creighton Waters’ cross-examination. I’ll tweet updates.

#AlexMurdaugh #AlexMurdaughTrial #MurdaughTrial #Murdaugh
The Megathread from yesterday, which began with the news that Alex Murdaugh would take the stand (against the advice of his defense attorneys)
Our full story from a huge day of revelations and testimony yesterday
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1920 - 2006, a Murdaugh was a Solicitor, the chief prosecutor. #MurdaughTrial
We're going through Alex's legal career. #MurdaughTrial
Alex was a successful litigator. He was even President of the Trial Lawyers Association. #MurdaughTrial
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We're starting Day 23 of the #MurdaughTrial with pretty much confirmation that #AlexMurdaugh will take the stand. Dick is asking the Judge again about him not being asked about the financial crimes.
Dick says it will take another week for #AlexMurdaugh to testify with all of their objections if the State is allowed to ask about the financial crimes. #MurdaughTrial
They have one short witness before #AlexMurdaugh takes the stand. #MurdaughTrial
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🚨🚨🚨Alex Murdaugh Double Murder Trial Day 23 (Feb. 23) Megathread begins now 🚨🚨🚨

I’ve confirmed this morning Alex Murdaugh WILL take the stand and testify today, barring some last-minute change. This will be big.

#AlexMurdaugh #AlexMurdaughTrial #MurdaughTrial #Murdaugh
The decision comes after Murdaugh defense team was said to be at the local jail late last night meeting with AM.

This was not a done deal until late last night or this morning. Even now, I’m told AM could (and might) change his mind right up until the minute he takes the stand.
Our Megathread from yesterday, for those catching up
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Day 22 of the #MurdaughTrial & we're starting the day with talk of #AlexMurdaugh testifying. Defense is asking about stopping the State from being able to ask certain questions on Cross.
Judge denies request to limit scope of State's cross. #MurdaughTrial
First witness today is Mark Ball, Parker Law Group (FKA PMPED) attorney. #MurdaughTrial
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🚨🚨🚨Alex Murdaugh Double Murder Trial Day 22 (Feb. 22) Megathread begins now 🚨🚨🚨

The defense will continue presenting its case today, calling its own experts as well as friends/colleagues/relatives of Murdaugh.

#AlexMurdaugh #AlexMurdaughTrial #MurdaughTrial #Murdaugh
The Megathread from yesterday, as the trial entered its fifth week
Murdaugh’s son Buster testified yesterday, as did a crime screen reconstruction engineer who opined Alex Murdaugh was far too tall to have fired some of the shots that killed Maggie. Our story on yesterday…
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🚨🚨🚨Alex Murdaugh Double Murder Trial Day 21 (Feb. 21) Megathread begins now 🚨🚨🚨

The defense will begin presenting its case in earnest this morning, starting with Alex Murdaugh’s son, Buster.

#AlexMurdaugh #AlexMurdaughTrial #MurdaughTrial #Murdaugh
Expect to hear from Murdaugh’s relatives, expert witnesses and possibly Alex Murdaugh himself in the coming days.

Think the defense could spend all week, and potentially into next week, calling witnesses.

Catch up with the most recent Megathread, from Friday
Our story from Friday, as prosecutors finally pulled together their scattered case into a compelling timeline…
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- The prosecution in Alex Murdaugh’s double-murder trial brought its case to a close with a detailed timeline piecing together four weeks of dramatic testimony

- Among the revelations in the 88-page timeline was an internet search on Murdaugh’s phone for restaurant minutes after he called 911 about finding his wife and son’s bodies

New car data places Alex Murdaugh at the spot where wife’s phone was dumped – before he sped away…
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Speculating here but I have a new theory on how AM pulled it off. He turns his phone off before they head down to the kennels. After the kennel video, he and PM get the chicken from Bubba and kennel him while MM goes and checks on the rest of the chickens. #AlexMurdaugh 1/13
While MM is gone, PM goes into feed room to look for an ointment for Cash’s tail. AM grabs the shotgun from ATV maybe and shoots PM once in the chest. He’s shocked and stumbles towards the door dazed and confused. AM is surprised PM is still alive and stumbles backwards but 2/13
Trips on the pavement drop off and fires a second shot from the ground. Meanwhile, MM comes running from the chickens area at the sound and AM scrambles and grabs the 300blackout and starts rapidly firing at her as she’s running towards the feed room. Once she drops 3/13
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🚨🚨🚨Alex Murdaugh Double Murder Trial Day 20 (Feb. 17) Megathread begins now 🚨🚨🚨

The state is expected to rest its case today at the end of the trial’s fourth week. I’ll provide updates below.

#AlexMurdaugh #AlexMurdaughTrial #MurdaughTrial #Murdaugh
We will begin today at 9:30 am with the defense’s cross-examination of SLED agent Ryan Kelly, who investigated the September 2021 roadside shooting/assisted suicide/insurance fraud scheme.

Defense attorney Dick Harpootlian said it’ll take a while.
Our story on what happened yesterday in court, including Kelly’s testimony and a never-before-heard recording of Murdaugh’s confession in the roadside shooting investigation…
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🚨🚨🚨Alex Murdaugh Double Murder Trial Day 19 (Feb. 16) Megathread begins now 🚨🚨🚨

The state will call its final witnesses and rest its case today or tomorrow. Expect to get into the roadside shooting today.

#AlexMurdaugh #AlexMurdaughTrial #MurdaughTrial #Murdaugh
As ever, I will provide play-by-play here once court resumes at 9:30 a.m.

For now, here’s what we wrote last night about the defense’s withering cross-examination of the state’s lead investigator…
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🚨🚨🚨Alex Murdaugh Double Murder Trial Day 18 (Feb. 15) Megathread begins now 🚨🚨🚨

I expect the state will a few more witnesses, including SLED lead investigator David Owen, before resting its case today or tomorrow.

#AlexMurdaugh #AlexMurdaughTrial #MurdaughTrial #Murdaugh
I’ll post updates below, as always.

For now, some material for anyone needing to catch up before court resumes at 9:30 a.m.

Yesterday’s Megathread
Our story from yesterday, when Maggie Murdaugh’s sister provided emotional testimony about her sibling as well as Alex’s behavior and statements after the slayings…
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🚨🚨🚨Alex Murdaugh Double Murder Trial Day 17 (Feb. 14) Megathread begins now 🚨🚨🚨

The state is close to wrapping up its case. I’ll provide updates every step of the way today.

#AlexMurdaugh #AlexMurdaughTrial #MurdaughTrial #Murdaugh
Our comprehensive story on what happened in court yesterday, including the very real threat that a COVID-19 outbreak in the jury room could derail this whole thing…
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