Alex Murdaugh sentenced to life for murders of his wife, son | USA TODAY

Alex Murdaugh has been sentenced to life in prison for the murders of his wife and son in South Carolina.

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Former South Carolina attorney Richard "Alex" Murdaugh was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences Friday after being convicted of murder in the deaths of his wife and son.

Maggie Murdaugh, 52, and Paul Murdaugh, 22, were killed near dog kennels at the family's home in June 2021. After listening to more than five weeks of testimony from over 75 witnesses — including Murdaugh himself — and visiting the crime scene, the jury took less than three hours Thursday to find Murdaugh, 54, guilty of two counts of murder and two counts of possession of a weapon in the commitment of a violent crime.

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