Murdaugh Jurors Finally Get to See the Scene of the Crime

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Jurors in Alex Murdaugh’s murder trial on Wednesday arrived at the crime scene where the disgraced lawyer’s wife and son were fatally shot in June 2021.

The 12 jurors and two alternatives who will soon decide whether Murdaugh is guilty of murdering his wife, Maggie, and his son, Paul, gathered at the Colleton County Courthouse around 9 a.m. before loading into three secured transport vans and leaving 10 minutes later. The windows of the vans, which picked up the group inside the gated area behind the courthouse, were blacked out to maintain the jurors’ anonymity.

Behind the jurors, Judge Clifton Newman hopped into a pickup truck driven by Colleton County Sheriff Captain Jason Chapman, who was one of the first witnesses for the prosecution to testify in the now six-week trial against Murdaugh. Jurors will spend the majority of their trip to the Moselle hunting estate by the dog kennels and shed where Paul and Maggie were killed on June 7, 2021.

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