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Convicted For Murder, Lawyer Gets 27 Years For Financial Crimes

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29 November, 2023

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Mr. Richard Murdaugh, who also went by “Alex” is a disgraced lawyer who formerly practiced. He was regarded as the powerhouse lawyer in the state of South Carolina. Currently, he is already behind the bards, serving a life sentence in prison. 

The charges against him include the murder of his own wife and their son. He received a sentence that is 27-year long on Tuesday. This incident took place as he submitted his guilty plea to roughly two dozen crimes of a financial nature.

The Charleston courtroom witnessed the sentence being handed down to the convict. It is a part of this very plea deal that Mr. Murdaugh reached with the authorities.

According to the deal that took place earlier this month, he will serve two life term sentences concurrently. The first of these sentences came almost eight months prior to the murder trial. The details were given by a spokesman of the office of the state attorney general.

The jury in the case found Murdaugh to be guilty. A once-prominent attorney who ruled the world of personal injury, Mr. Murdaugh came from a very influential and legal family. 

He pleaded guilty earlier in March of killing his wife, Maggie, aged 52, by shooting her. He also shot his youngest son, 22 year old Paul, on the family’s estate in the year 2021.

Murdaugh has filed an appeal for his murder convictions and still claims of being innocent of the murders.

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