Convicted killer Alex Murdaugh’s new mugshot has been revealed after serving a life sentence
WALTERBORO, SC – Alex Murdaugh, the disgraced South Carolina Attorney who was found guilty of the murders of his wife and son was admitted to the Kirkland Reception and Evaluation Center in South Carolina Friday night.
The 54-year-old was completely shaved and wearing yellow overalls in the latest mugshot after a judge handed him a double life sentence.
He is being held in a solitary cell in South Carolina for the time being Corrections Department Source told Fox News Digital.
“He will be judged and we will determine what his permanent placement will be like,” said the source, noting that haircuts are a standard procedure.
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For the next 45 days, Murdaugh will be housed at the City of Columbia’s Kirkland Reception and Evaluation Center, a level three maximum security facility Facility housing male offenders.
According to the prison’s website, it is responsible for some of the state’s most violent and dangerous criminals.
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Here Murdaugh will spend the next 45 days during the inmate admissions process, which includes medical testing, mental health and educational assessments, the SCDC said in a statement.
Corrections will gather other relevant information before the State Department determines which of the states maximum security prisons According to the SCDC, he will serve his double life sentence.
There were just over 1,700 inmates at the facility as of Friday, according to the SCDC.
Murdaugh’s sentencing on Friday capped the messy and spectacular downfall of the scion of a once powerful Murdaugh family legal dynasty, as he continued to deny he killed his wife and son.
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Judge Clifton Newman called the evidence against Murdaugh overwhelming but said the murders may have been committed by the “monster that you become by taking 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 opioid pills”.
Murdaugh used a shotgun to do this killing his 22-year-old son Paul in a feeding room attached to the kennels at the family’s hunting estate known as Moselle in Islandton, South Carolina, and a rifle to execute Maggie, 52, on June 7, 2021.
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After less than three hours of deliberation Thursday at the Colleton County Courthouse, the panel returned its guilty verdict.
The jury had survived exhaustion six-week trial period and testimonies from 76 witnesses – for which they were paid only $20 a day. The trial, which attracted worldwide attention, was originally scheduled to take three weeks.
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The jury did not ask a single question of the judge or ask for clarification during their swift deliberations.
On the day of the murders, the chief financial officer of his former law firm confronted Murdaugh about missing charges, and he had scheduled a hearing in a wrongful death lawsuit later that week over a deadly boatwreck in 2019.
Paul Murdaugh had rammed his father’s boat into a bridge, killing 19-year-old Mallory Beach and injuring four other friends, and Murdaugh faced a multimillion-dollar claim.
The murders, Waters argued, bought Murdaugh time and delayed an inevitable financial reckoning.
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He was later accused of stealing nearly $9 million from his clients and his law firm, which was founded by his great-grandfather, who was the chief prosecutor overseeing five Lowcountry counties.
Three generations of the Murdaugh family ran the office for 87 years. The reign ended only with the retirement of Murdaugh’s late father, Randolph Murdaugh III, in 2005.
Murdaugh took the stand last week and admitted he’s a drug addict, a thief and a liar – but he staunchly denied killing his wife and son.
Newman told Murdaugh that even as he continues to publicly deny his guilt, he must confront the haunting crimes he committed within his own soul.
“I know you need to see Paul and Maggie at night when you’re trying to sleep. I am sure they will come and see you. I’m sure,” said the judge.
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