Former South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh was sentenced on Friday to life in prison for murdering his wife and son in June 2021.
- Mr. Murdaugh, I sentence you to the State Department of Corrections on each of the murder indictments. In the murder of your wife, Maggie Murdaugh, I sentence you for term of the rest of your natural life. For the murder of Paul Murdaugh, whom you probably loved so much, I sentence you to prison for murdering him for the rest of your natural life. Those sentences will run consecutive.
Under the statute involving possession of a weapon during a violent crime, there is no sentence where life-- a life sentence is imposed on other indictments. That is the sentence of the court. And you are remanded to the State Department of Corrections.