The family of 19-year-old Stephen Smith has long disputed that he was killed in a hit-and-run crash, and state law enforcement on Wednesday said publicly a homicide investigation is ongoing.
Buster Murdaugh Has Spoken Publicly For The First Time Since His Father Was Convicted Of Murdering His Mother And Brother
The Murdaugh name was frequently brought up to investigators following gay teen Stephen Smith's 2015 death, but Buster has denied any involvement.
A forensic psychiatrist coined the term “family annihilator” in the 1980s, and it’s been used to describe Alex Murdaugh and other murderers.
A Juror In Alex Murdaugh's Trial Said It Took The Jury About One Hour To Decide That He Was Guilty Of Murdering His Wife And Son
"He never cried," juror Craig Moyer told Good Morning America about Alex Murdaugh's testimony. "All he did was blow snot, no tears."
"Thank God for Bubba,” prosecutor John Meadors said in his closing statement — just hours before the jury found Alex Murdaugh guilty of murder.
The jury deliberated for just three hours before reaching their verdict.
Defense attorney Jim Griffin urged the jury to ignore gossip, innuendo, and speculation as they considered whether Murdaugh was guilty of murder.
Prosecutors Laid Out Why They Believe Alex Murdaugh Was The Only Person With The Motive And The Opportunity To Kill His Wife And Son
“The entire illusion of his life was about to be altered — he couldn't live with that,” lead prosecutor Creighton Waters told the jury on Wednesday.
The field trip came as prosecutors made their closing arguments in the weekslong trial where Alex Murdaugh stands accused of murdering his wife, Maggie, and son Paul.
BuzzFeed News reporter David Mack reflected on the twists and turns of the trial as the defense rested its case.
“I Knew Something Bad Was Going On”: Alex Murdaugh’s Brother Described The Phone Call He Got On The Night Of The Murders
John Marvin Murdaugh said he personally cleaned up the crime scene, which the judge on Monday said the jury will visit in person.
Taking the stand at his murder trial, Alex Murdaugh said drug-induced paranoia made him lie to investigators about not being with his wife and son just before they were killed.
A former colleague of Alex Murdaugh's described sloppy work by authorities on the night of the murders — but then he went in on Alex himself.
Buster Murdaugh, who has supported his father throughout the trial, testified about Alex’s behavior on the night of the murders.
Alex Murdaugh Got A Text From His Son A Month Before The Murders: “Mom Found Several Bags Of Pills In Your Computer Bag”
Prosecutors rested their case against Alex Murdaugh by introducing several important new pieces of evidence, including an exhaustive timeline of the night of the murders.
Alex Murdaugh’s Own Brother Called Detectives To Report Suspicious Behavior After The Roadside Shooting That Murdaugh Planned For An Insurance Payout
Jury members at Alex Murdaugh’s murder trial heard a taped interview he gave to authorities in which he admitted to trying to have someone kill him: “I knew that I was about to lose everything,” Alex said.
Alex Murdaugh’s Murder Trial Took A 180-Degree Turn After Questions About Possible Drug Gang Involvement In The Killings
The questions led the judge at Alex Murdaugh’s trial to change his mind on whether jurors should hear about the defendant’s alleged botched suicide-for-hire plot.
New testimony on Thursday at Alex Murdaugh’s murder trial included revelations about his alleged infidelity, as well as details on what the family knew about his supposed addiction to prescription drugs.
From a blown-up alibi to COVID in the courtroom, here are the standout moments.
Friday’s testimony at Alex Murdaugh’s murder trial provided a detailed look at the final hours of his wife and son, as well as some unusual behavior by Alex himself.
A Bomb Threat Interrupted Alex Murdaugh’s Murder Trial — But Not Before The Jury Heard Damaging Evidence
The Murdaugh trial was halted in dramatic fashion on Wednesday, but the real drama had been underway for days.
Alex Murdaugh Was Days Away From “Unraveling” Because Of A Boat Crash Lawsuit, But The Killings Of His Wife And Son Changed Everything
Murdaugh suffered a huge defeat at his murder trial when the judge ruled that jurors should hear evidence about his alleged financial crimes that prosecutors say drove him to kill. That includes testimony about the fallout from a boat crash involving his son.
Defense attorneys have painted Alex Murdaugh as a loving father. They don’t want the jury to hear how he stole millions from the family of his housekeeper, who died while working for him.
A Former Coworker Of Alex Murdaugh Described The Moment She Discovered That He Was Allegedly Stealing From Clients And His Law Firm
Prosecutors have argued Alex Murdaugh killed his wife and son to buy himself time and sympathy as his colleagues began to discover his extensive financial crimes.
Alex Murdaugh’s Lawyers Inadvertently “Opened The Door” To Evidence About His Other Alleged Crimes, A Judge Ruled
Prosecutors want to convince the jury that Alex Murdaugh killed his wife and son to distract from his alleged financial crimes.
Alex Murdaugh Sobbed As Jurors Saw A Snapchat Video From His Son Allegedly Placing Him At The Scene Of The Murders
The last video Paul Murdaugh recorded, filmed just minutes before he was killed, shows a chocolate Labrador retriever wagging its tail. In the background, there are three voices — including one that Paul’s friends say belongs to Alex Murdaugh.
Exactly what pronoun Alex Murdaugh used in an interview with investigators is being disputed, with some contending they hear him inadvertently confessing to murder.
Prosecutors appeared to zero in on a statement Alex Murdaugh told investigators three days after the killings as a possible slipup in his otherwise consistent claims of innocence. But exactly what he said could be at issue.
At his murder trial on Friday, prosecutors speculated whether Alex Murdaugh had switched outfits after he allegedly fatally shot his wife and son.
“I know that’s what this is,” the accused killer told authorities as they arrived at the site where his wife and son lay dead. Prosecutors have said he was trying to mislead investigators.