The prosecution described the weeks and months main as much as the murders of Alex Murdaugh’s spouse and son as a “gathering storm.”
Murdaugh is charged within the June 2021 killings. In closing arguments Wednesday, prosecutor Creighton Waters pointed to what was occurring in his private life as a potential motive for the murders.
As soon as a profitable prosecutor, Murdaugh’s household legacy was at risk due to civil and prison prices stemming from a deadly boat crash involving his son Paul Murdaugh, Waters argued.
The authorized hassle from the boat case was “threatening to reveal him for who he actually was,” Waters stated. Murdaugh was nervous about dropping his profession, his license to apply regulation and his private legacy, he stated.
The prosecution spent a lot of the trial detailing Murdaugh’s monetary troubles — together with how he stole cash from his regulation agency and his household.
“The pressures on this man had been insufferable and so they had been reaching a crescendo the day his spouse and son had been murdered by him,” Waters stated.
Waters additionally requested the jury to contemplate Murdaugh’s background as a prosecutor and take into consideration whether or not or not he’s “setting up defenses and setting up alibis.”