COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — After less than three hours of deliberations, a jury found Alex Murdaugh guilty on all counts Thursday evening for the June 7, 2021 murders of his wife, Maggie, and youngest son, Paul in a trial that spanned more than five weeks and drew attention from across the nation to rural Colleton County, South Carolina.
The jury was dismissed from the courtroom to begin deliberations at 3:50 p.m. on Thursday. They returned with a verdict at 6:41 p.m.
Murdaugh was found guilty on all four charges — two counts of murder and two counts of possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
What a great day for the people of South Carolina,” South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson said during a news conference held outside the courthouse. “Today’s verdict proves that no one — no one — no matter who you are in society — is above the law.
Prosecutor Creighton Waters, who received applause from the crowd who …