After a month-long trial, the prosecution in the Alex Murdaugh murder case rested their case on Friday. Murdaugh is accused of murdering his girlfriend, Colleton County resident Sarah Smith, in South Carolina in 2019.
The prosecution presented evidence that Murdaugh lied to police about his whereabouts and activities the night of the murder. They also presented evidence that Murdaugh had a violent history with Smith and had threatened her in the past.
The defense argued that there was no physical evidence linking Murdaugh to the murder and that the prosecution had failed to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt.
The jury will now have to decide whether the prosecution has made its case and whether Murdaugh is guilty of Smith’s murder.
The jury will consider the evidence presented in the trial, including witness testimony, statements from Murdaugh, and forensic evidence. They will also consider the arguments from both sides as they decide the fate of Murdaugh.
The trial has captivated the local community in Colleton County and beyond, with many people following the proceedings closely. The case has also raised questions about the justice system and its ability to bring justice to victims of violent crimes.
The jury is expected to reach a verdict in the coming days.