COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Closing arguments were underway on Wednesday in the Alex Murdaugh murder trial.
Prosecutor Creighton Waters argued that Murdurgh brutally murdered his wife, Maggie, 52, and their son, Paul, 22, on June 7, 2021.
Waters said after an exhaustive investigation, only one person had motive, means and opportunity to commit the crimes, and his guilty conduct afterward betrayed him: Alex Murdaugh.
Waters said Murdaugh was living a lie, and a storm was descending upon him, and that meant consequences for him due to his betrayals of those who loved and trusted him.
He said Murdaugh shot Paul first and then killed Maggie. He said Paul didn’t have any defensive wounds, nor any indication he detected a threat from the person who fired the weapon because it was his father.
Waters said it was the same with Maggie.
Maggie sees what happened, and she comes running over there, running to her baby,” Waters said. “Probably the last thing on her mind that it …