WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — Disgraced South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh is about to put his fate before a small-town jury.
Murdaugh’s trial on two counts of murder in the June 2021 deaths of his wife and son started Monday with jury selection.
The 54-year-old’s life has unraveled over the past two years.
He faces about 100 other criminal counts as prosecutors say he stole millions of dollars from clients, committed insurance fraud trying to stage his own death and ran a drug and money laundering ring.
But Murdaugh has adamantly denied killing his wife and son, saying he found them shot to death at their home after visiting his ailing father.