A new mugshot of Alex Murdaugh, issued only hours after he was convicted to spend the rest of his life in jail for the murders of his son and his wife, shows him with his head shaved.
On Friday, at the Colleton County Court in South Carolina, Judge Clifton Newman handed down a sentence of two consecutive life sentences to the discredited legal scion attorney.
In the interim, until the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) decides where Murdaugh will spend the remainder of his sentence, he will be detained in the Kirkland Correctional Facility.
As stated by the South Carolina Department of Corrections, Murdaugh will, “like other convicts,” be subjected to several examinations to evaluate his physical and mental condition and an educational evaluation.
The convicted family killer’s mugshot was made public on the same day that he was sentenced, and it showed him with his head shaved and dressed in a yellow prison uniform.
According to a source who spoke with Fox News, shaving the heads of new detainees is routine practice.
Murdaugh was found guilty of two counts of murder and two weapons-related offenses for the shooting on June 7, 2021, next to the dog kennels on the family’s 1,770-acre hunting estate.
After a trial that lasted six weeks, he was found guilty on all charges on Thursday. According to the authorities, he was driven to murder his wife and kid because his personal and financial troubles had become too burdensome.
In his statement to judge Clifton Newman before the imposition of the sentence, Murdaugh stated, “I’m innocent.
My wife, Maggie, wouldn’t ever see any harm from me. And there is no way I would ever harm my kid, Paul.”
After labeling Murdaugh a “cunning manipulator,” prosecutor Creighton Waters requested two consecutive life sentences before Murdaugh had a chance to address the court.
A selfish man who puts his needs before those of his loved ones.”
At the trial, Waters stated, “A man like this man should never be permitted to be among free, law-abiding individuals again,” He would look down on Murdaugh every time he walked by.
Newman spoke long to Murdaugh before he was sentenced, saying, “When you’re trying to get some shut-eye at night, I know Paul and Maggie keep you awake. Surely they visit you.”
Defenders Jim Griffin and Dick Harpootlian have promised to appeal their client’s conviction to the US Supreme Court, and they plan to do so within the next ten days.
Mr. Harpootlian said they had no regrets about having Murdaugh testify in his defense and that he is certain of his client’s innocence despite the result.
The defense also stated that they had no choice but to have Murdaugh testify on his behalf since he “had been painted out to be a monster who stole from children and handicapped people” by the prosecution.
Murdaugh admitted to stealing millions from his legal firm’s customers but mostly blamed his opiate addiction.
On Friday, Murdaugh’s legal team claimed that the judge made a “wrong judgment” by allowing the jury to hear about the problems involving Murdaugh’s finances.
Murdaugh denied being in the dog kennels with Paul and Maggie the night they were murdered over two years.
On the witness stand during the murder trial, however, he revealed that he had fabricated his story about where he had been.
In addition to the convictions for murder, he is currently awaiting trial for various financial offenses, which, taken together, may result in a cumulative term of more than 700 years in jail.
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