CrimeOnline’s Nancy Grace says that it’s highly unlikely there were two shooters in the South Carolina Murdaugh murders, despite a crime scene analyst saying that it’s possible.
During day six of Alex Murdaugh’s murder trial at the Colleton County court in Walteboro, defense lawyer Dick Harpootlian stated that it’s possible two shooters were present during the crime after he based his decision on different angles investigators said the weapons were fired from, with bullet holes found close to a dog house and a kennel.
“The big sound bite is when the crime scene analyst said it’s possible there are two shooters,” Grace told Fox News. “What led up to that was about an hour of the defense beating on her, getting her to say that because she kept on saying, ‘no, no, no, it’s not probable, it is not reasonable.”
“Finally [the prosecution] said ‘is it possible there were two shooters?’ She said it’s possible just like it’s possible that little green men came down from Mars and did it. It’s possible but is it probable? No, it is not.”
Watch the full clip below.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Alex Murdaugh’s world began crumbling the day he reported the murders of his wife, Maggie, and their son, Paul in 2021. Investigators also reportedly uncovered millions of dollars in fraud the former attorney allegedly perpetrated against clients and his own law firm, which was founded by his great-grandfather.
He’s also been charged with hiring a former client to kill him in an attempt to win a $10 million insurance payout for his son Buster.
Maggie and Paul were found shot to death at the family’s hunting property in a rural area in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Paul Murdaugh was struck in the chest, Morgan said, adding that his mother Maggie was shot in the back of the head.
If found guilty, Murdaugh faces life in prison without parole if found guilty. The trial is currently expected to last until February 10.
Check back for updates.
For the latest true crime and justice news, subscribe to the ‘Crime Stories with Nancy Grace’ podcast. Listen to the latest episode:
Join Nancy Grace for her new online video series designed to help you protect what you love most — your children.
[Featured image: Former Hampton attorney Alex Murdaugh walks in the Colleton County Courthouse during the first day of jury selection in Walterboro, S.C. Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. (Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP, Pool)]