THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Disgraced South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh took the stand in his own defence at his double murder trial Thursday to deny killing his wife and son but admitted lying about when he last saw them.
Murdaugh, 54, is charged with fatally shooting his wife, Maggie, 52, and their 22-year-old son, Paul, who were killed near kennels on their property on June 7, 2021. He faces 30 years to life in prison if convicted. In his testimony, Murdaugh continued to staunchly deny any role in the killings.
“I would never intentionally do anything to hurt either one of them,” Murdaugh said, tears running down his cheeks.