Alex Murdaugh found guilty

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David Hucks
David Hucks
David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at

Seven men and five women began deliberating at 3:50 pm Thursday in the S.C. Lowcountry murder trial of Alex Murdaugh.

This just after bailiffs delivered the judge’s charge, murder and firearms indictments and a cart piled high with boxes of exhibits – including various shotguns and assault-type rifles  to the jury room.

At 6:41 p.m. the jury reached a verdict. The jury deliberated only 3 hours.

Jurors found Alex Murdaugh guilty of murder in the death of his wife, Maggie, and son Paul.

Possession of a weapon in the commission of a violent crime – verdict guilty.

Indictment for possession of a weapon during a violent crime – verdict guilty.

The trial was covered nationwide by all major media outlets.

Sentencing was deferred until 9:30 a.m. Friday. Maximum sentencing is life in prison.

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