Alex Murdaugh Found Guilty — Here Is His Sentencing (VIDEO)

Written by Wes Walker on March 4, 2023

The jury came to its verdict in less time than it takes to watch the Snyder Cut of Justice League. He was found guilty of murdering his wife and son. So … what next?

The verdict came down on Thursday night. It wasn’t until about twelve hours later, on Friday morning, that the world would find out what sentence would follow that guilty verdict.

Alex Murdaugh showed up on Friday morning in a prison jumpsuit rather than a suit jacket. That’s because, as of Thursday night’s jury decision, he stands before the court as a man whose guilt has been formally proven in a court of law.

Judge Clifton Newman read out the two charges with their sentences, one at a time, and made a surprising additional comment in reference to the second charge concerning Murdaugh’s son. The video is roughly a minute long.

Two life sentences. Consecutive. That is the sentence handed down for the murder of Murdaugh’s wife and son.

The twist came when the judge did not dismiss or deny any genuine love Alex had for his son. He only affirmed that, despite any love he had for his son, he had still been found guilty of his murder.

For anyone willing to contemplate the significance of such profoundly conflicting facts in a world unwilling to look moral absolutes in the eye, one might want to begin with this quote from a Pulitzer Prize winner whose writings helped bring down the USSR.

“The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either — but right through every human heart — and through all human hearts. This line shifts. Inside us, it oscillates with the years. And even within hearts overwhelmed by evil, one small bridgehead of good is retained” — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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