Buster Murdaugh has lastly testified in his father Alex Murdaugh’s homicide trial!
On Tuesday morning, the 26-year-old took the stand to speak in regards to the second he realized his mom, Maggie, 52, and brother, Paul, 22, had been killed on their household’s property on June 7, 2021. In fact, listening to from the one surviving son of the couple is basically key within the trial, particularly for the reason that protection is hoping to show the disbarred South Carolina lawyer was a loving father and husband regardless of the prosecution arguing he killed them to cover his different crimes.
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Amid the prolonged testimony, Buster opened up in regards to the second he realized of the deaths, remaining largely impassive whereas reflecting on the heartbreaking night time. He had been staying together with his girlfriend on the time, so the surprising information was delivered to him by a telephone name from his father. Combating again tears, he recalled:
“He stated ‘are you sitting down?’ He sounded odd, after which he instructed me that my mother and my brother had been shot.”
Buster and his girlfriend instantly bought within the automobile and drove again to his house in Islandton from Rock Hill, South Carolina, which is about three hours away. As soon as he arrived house, he seen how upset his dad was, sharing:
“He was heartbroken. I walked within the door and noticed him, gave him a hug.”
Buster went on to insist his father was crying and couldn’t converse on the night time of the murders, saying:
“He was destroyed.”
Nicely, that is actually new perception in comparison with what we’ve heard to this point, significantly the actual fact Alex googled a close-by restaurant simply minutes after stumbling upon his slain family members. Not precisely the response we’d anticipate somebody so distraught to have, however then once more, you by no means know what’s operating via somebody’s thoughts throughout a second of devastation like this.
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As we’ve been following, Paul and Maggie have been shot to dying close to the kennels on their property at round 9 p.m. one summer time night time. Alex claims he was not on the scene of the crime on the time of the deaths (as a substitute visiting his mom, who has Alzheimer’s illness), however authorities are alleging he was there and was the one to commit the killings earlier than making an attempt to arrange an alibi for himself.
There’s nonetheless heaps extra to return within the case, which is anticipated to final for no less than one other week. And as soon as this trial is completed (regardless of the result), Alex will nonetheless be going through one other trial for his many alleged monetary crimes, so his troubles are removed from over! Within the meantime, you possibly can hear heaps extra from Buster’s time on the stand (beneath).
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