Disgraced former South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Friday following his double murder conviction.
Judge Clifton Newman imposed the sentence on Murdaugh at the Colleton County Courthouse a day after he was convicted of murdering his wife and son. Maggie and Paul Murdaugh were fatally shot near the dog kennels at the family’s hunting lodge in Islandton, South Carolina, in June 2021.
Murdaugh insisted on his innocence before the verdict came down, the Associated Press reported.
“As I tell you again, I respect this court. But I am innocent. I would never under any circumstances hurt my wife Maggie and I would never under any circumstances hurt my son Paul-Paul,” he said.
“And it might not have been you. It might have been the monster you become,” from the opioid addiction, Newman fired back. Muradaugh said he stole…