Murdaugh Family Murders: Jury Heads to Moselle, the Scene of the Crimes

Testimony concluded Tuesday in Alex Murdaugh’s double murder trial, and the jury could begin deliberations as early as Wednesday afternoon.

But first, that jury will take a field trip to the scene of the crime.

Judge Clifton Newman granted the defense’s request that the jurors be allowed to the Murdaughs’ hunting property, where prosecutors say the disgraced legal scion shot down his wife Maggie and younger son Paul on June 7, 2021. The visit will be limited to the jury, the judge, the attorneys, and police and security personnel.

Prosecutors objected to the trip to Moselle, noting that the property has been unoccupied in the nearly two years since the shooting and vegetation has grown considerably. The property is also under contract to be sold. Pool media — one reporter, one photographer, and one videographer — will be allowed on the property after the group leaves, CBS News reported.

The court group is expected to return to the courthouse in Walterboro, South Carolina — where the trial is being held — by 11 a.m. for the charging conference.

Closing arguments are expected to begin Wednesday afternoon, meaning the trial is likely to go to the jury later on.

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[Featured image: An exhibit from Alex Murdaugh’s murder trial shows the hunting property where the murders took place. (Andrew J. Whitaker/The Post And Courier via AP, Pool)]