Today, the trial of South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh began for the double-murder of his wife and son. Opening statements were heard in the courtroom, with new evidence being revealed to the jury.
The prosecution argued that Murdaugh committed the murders in a fit of rage, citing the horrific details of the crime scene. The defense argued that Murdaugh had been provoked by his wife and son, and that the evidence against him was circumstantial.
During the opening statements, Murdaugh was seen sobbing in front of his surviving son, who was present in the courtroom.
The prosecution presented several witnesses, including family members and police officers who had investigated the crime. They also introduced evidence that included surveillance footage and photos of the crime scene.
The defense presented its own witnesses, including a neighbor who had seen the family arguing shortly before the murders. They also argued that the evidence against Murdaugh was circumstantial and that he should be found not guilty.
The jury will now have to decide whether Murdaugh is guilty of the double-murder of his wife and son. The trial is expected to last several weeks, with full coverage available on USNN.