Inside the Colleton County court, updates

Day 13 in the trial of Alex Murdaugh is set to start at 9:30 am on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

The double homicide trial of Murdaugh started Monday, Jan. 23, with the selection of the jury that would decide his fate in the deaths of his wife, Maggie, and son, Paul, in June 2021. The start of a saga that has made headlines across the nation and has become a true crime phenomenon .

Tuesday saw the state continue to build its house of circumstantial evidence and gunshot residue is the cement holding together Tuesday’s testimony. Going into Wednesday, the Murdaugh trial continues with more testimony from the long list of potential witnesses in this trial that is under the national microscope.

Greenville News and USA Today are streaming live from inside the Colleton County Courthouse. Coverage since day one of the Murdaugh saga can be found here.

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Alex Murdaught trial update of week 2

Take a look at some of the evidence brought forth during the second week of the Murdaugh double homicide trial.

  • In SLED interview, Murdaugh appears to say “It’s just so bad, I did him so bad, when talking about son, Paul.

  • Two witnesses – close friends of Paul – testified that Murdaugh’s voice could be heard on a cell phone video taken by Paul, a video taken just minutes before the killing that shreds Murdaugh’s alibi and previous statements to the police.

  • For the first time, SLED agents confirmed on the stand that the prosecution does not have any murder weapons in its arsenal of evidence.

  • Maggie Murdaugh’s phone begins to bear witness to the final moments of her life.

  • Police tested that Murdaugh’s hands had no blood on them when they conducted a gunshot residue test on June 7 – despite his claims that he checked Maggie and Paul’s bodies for a pulse.

Take a look at what else came to light here.

What is Alex Murdaugh accused of?

Besides facing murder charges in the deaths of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh, the former attorney faces more than 100 other criminal charges ranging from murder to tax evasion. There are also multiple ongoing lawsuits connected to Murdaugh and others associated with him.

Power, prestige and privilege:Inside the rise and fall of the Murdaugh dynasty in South Carolina

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Murdaught trial jury selection and opening statements

Jury selection in the Murdaught trial came to an end Wednesday afternoon and opening statements are expected to start Wednesday, Jan. 25.

This article originally appeared on Greenville News: Alex Murdaught trial live: The latest from Colleton County Courthouse

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