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Judge convicts Murdaugh after murder conviction, juror speaks out

Alex Murdaugh, a once prominent Hampton attorney from a well-known politically connected family, is on trial for the deaths of his wife Maggie and son Paul.

Murdaugh pleaded not guilty. He faces life imprisonment without parole if found guilty. The trial began January 23 with jury selection, opening arguments and the first round of testimony.

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9:30 a.m. – Judge convicts Murdaugh after testimony

Judge Clifton Newman will sentence Murdaugh after his conviction on two counts of murder and two gun charges.

A unanimous 12-person jury found guilty on all counts after nearly three hours of deliberation on Thursday night.

Murdaugh is being held at the Colleton County Jail.

Speaking to reporters Thursday evening, Attorney General Alan Wilson and Chief Prosecutor Creighton Waters both reiterated that Murdaugh’s conviction means no one is above the law. Murdaugh is a former prominent Hampton lawyer who comes from a long line of lawyers.

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Defense attorneys Dick Harpootlian and Jim Griffin are expected to speak to reporters some time after the sentencing.

One juror, Craig Moyer, has spoken out since sentencing. Moyer said he was “guilty” from the start.

He told “Good Morning America” ‚Äč‚Äčthat Murdaugh was “a good liar, but not a good enough one.”

Moyer told GMA that it was the video taken from Paul’s cell phone, showing Murdaugh in the dog kennels, that convinced him.

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