Alex Murdaugh guilty of murdering wife and son


Female Speaker 1: Alex Murdaugh found guilty on all counts. The once prominent attorney convicted of the double murder of his wife and son.

George: We’re gonna talk to the lead prosecutor in just a moment. First, Eva Pilgrim is at the courthouse in Walterboro, South Carolina. And, Eva, you have an exclusive interview with one of the jurors?

 Alex Murdaugh

Eva: That’s right, George. George telling us what happened inside the deliberation room. Moments after that verdict was read, Alex Murdaugh, turning back to his surviving son mouthing, “I’m sorry. I love you.” That once prominent attorney now convicted of murdering his wife and son.

Female Speaker 2: Alex, [inaudible 00:00:36] wife inside?

Eva: After 28 days, 75 witnesses, and less than three hours of deliberation, the jury finding Alex Murdaugh guilty of killing his wife, Maggie, and son, Paul.

Female Speaker 3: Guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty.

Eva: Murdaugh, appearing emotionless as the unanimous verdict was read. His surviving son, Buster, who testified in support of his dad putting his head in his hands. The defense asking for a mistrial, but the judge standing firm.

Male Speaker: The jury has now considered the evidence for a significant period of time. And the evidence of guilt is overwhelming, and I deny the motion.

Eva: The disgraced attorney then taken out of the courtroom. Now, in an ABC News exclusive juror, Craig Moyer, breaking his silence, revealing how the jury came to their decision. When you first got in the room, you took a vote?

Craig: It was two not guilty, one not sure, and nine guilty.

Eva: What was your vote?

Craig: Guilty.

Eva: From the start?

Craig: Yes.

Eva: Moyer says it didn’t take long to get everyone on the same page.

Craig: He started deliberating, going through the evidence, and everybody was pretty much talking. And I don’t know, about 45 minutes later we…after all our deliberating, we figured it out.

Eva: So, it took basically 45 minutes for you guys to come to a decision?

Craig: Probably about 45, maybe an hour.

Eva: That’s really fast.

Craig: The evidence was clear.

Eva: He says it was this piece of video, featuring Alex’s voice at the crime scene moments before the murders that convinced him.

Craig: You hear his voice clearly, and everybody else could too.

Eva: Alex finally admitting it was him for the first time, a year and a half after the murders. When he said it was him, were you surprised?

Craig: I was very surprised.

Eva: Why?

Craig: That was his only savior right there.

Eva: For some people, it’s so hard to understand how a husband, especially a father, would kill their own son. What made you so sure that he had?

Craig: His responses, how quick he was with the defense.

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