South Carolina’s top prosecutors said they will continue to pursue the litany of alleged financial crimes against Alex Murdaugh to ensure he dies in prison, WCIV-TV reports.
Murdaugh was convicted earlier this month of murdering his wife, Maggie, and son Paul, and was sentenced to two consecutive terms of life in prison.
While those convictions are being appealed, state Attorney General Alan Wilson and Deputy Attorney General Creighton Waters say they want to do everything possible to get justice for all of Murdaugh’s other victims.
“These victims deserve their day in court, and we are going to pursue every case that involves every other victim,” Wilson told WCIV-TV.
There are 99 pending charges against Murdaugh for alleged financial crimes, including breach of trust, money laundering, tax evasion, fraud and forgery, WCSC-TV reports. Pursuing those cases could mean holding trials in five counts across the state.
Additional convictions could ensure that the disgraced lawyer stays in prison for life pursuant to South Carolina’s three-strikes law, which would take any chance of parole off the table.
But even if prosecutors do notch a minimum number of new convictions to ensure Murdaugh stays in prison for life, Waters said the state will still prosecute all viable cases.
“We are talking about somebody who allegedly has abused that diploma on the wall that we (lawyers) all have and did so in a way that is unparalleled,” Waters told WCIV-TV.
Murdaugh is serving his sentence at the high-security Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina.
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[Feature Photo: Alex Murdaugh/South Carolina Department of Corrections]