After Alex Murdaugh’s double murder conviction closing week, his older brother and used business companion, Randy Murdaugh, is talking out.
In an interview with The New York Times at his South Carolina hunting property, Randy acknowledged that his brother Alex has lied and stolen from his used clients — which Alex, 54, admitted to on the stand at some level of his trial. However regardless of his conviction, Randy is restful undecided if Alex committed the brutal 2021 murders of his 52-365 days-used companion Maggie and 22-365 days-used son Paul.
Then but again, Randy did utter he doesn’t train his brother is telling your total reality.
“He knows larger than what he is announcing,” Randy advised The New York Times. “He’s now not telling the reality, personally, about all the pieces there.”
Unlike his other brother, John Marvin Murdaugh, Randy did now not testify in Alex’s defense and he did now not lend a hand day after day of the lengthy trial. However even with the trial over, Randy restful wrestles with his many questions about Alex.
“The now not shining is the worst thing there is,” Randy advised the Times.
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In a observation beforehand obtained by PEOPLE in Sept. 2021 — about three months after the double murder — Randy acknowledged Alex’s alleged monetary crimes at the family regulation firm, writing: “I modified into worried, upright as the remainder of my [law firm] family, to learn of my brother, Alex’s, drug addiction and stealing of money. I like my regulation firm, family, and moreover like Alex as my brother. Whereas I will relieve him in his restoration, I attain now not relieve, condone or excuse his habits in stealing by manipulating his most trusted relationships.”
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Alex resigned from the firm — Peters Murdaugh Parker Eltzroth and Detrick, PA (PMPED) — after he modified into shot on Sept. 4, 2021. It modified into later stumbled on that the taking pictures modified into a suicide-for-hire jam that Alex concocted in express for his surviving son Buster to convey a hefty life insurance policy, consistent with Alex’s lawyer Dick Harpootlian, who admitted to the plot on the At present utter quickly after the taking pictures.
On Jan. 4, 2022, PMPED presented that the regulation firm modified into renaming itself Parker Regulation Crew, consistent with the Greenville Records.
Randy restful works at the firm and has taken on some of Alex’s used clients, and says he is working in direction of regulation “the upright manner,” The Times reported.
Randy advised The Times that he tells his clients: “‘Listen, I am now not him. I am doing things the upright manner, always assemble.'”
Alex Murdaugh’s Double Shatter Conviction
On March 2, 2023, a 12-individual jury convicted Alex of murdering Maggie and Paul after now not as much as three hours of deliberation. Tomorrow, Alex modified into sentenced to two life phrases in jail.
On June 7, 2021, Maggie and Paul had been stumbled on ineffective from gunshot wounds — that got right here from two diversified guns — arrive the dog kennels at the family’s Islandton, S.C., property. Until Alex took the stand in his maintain defense in February 2023, he had maintained that he modified into now not arrive the dog kennels on the night of the murders. Then but again, once the prosecution confirmed cell cell phone video evidence that modified into stumbled on on Paul’s cell phone, it proved that Alex modified into arrive the dog kennels with Maggie and Paul on the night they had been killed.
“I lied about being down there, and I am so sorry that I did,” Murdaugh acknowledged when he took the stand in his maintain defense. He claimed he lied because of his ongoing drug addiction, however restful maintained his innocence of the murders.
Juror Craig Moyer advised Accurate Morning America that the cell cell phone evidence modified into what led him to make obvious of Murdaugh’s guilt.
“I modified into sure it modified into [Murdaugh’s] utter,” Moyer advised GMA. “Everyone else would possibly presumably hear [Murdaugh’s voice] too.”
All thru the nearly six-week-long trial, Alex’s younger brother John Marvin Murdaugh testified that he cleaned up his nephew’s stays after the double murder, however acknowledged he did now not judge Alex modified into Paul and Maggie’s killer.
Referencing the day he cleaned up Paul’s stays, he acknowledged at some level of his testimony, “I advised Paul I loved him, and I promised him I’ll presumably salvage out who did this.”
Alex’s surviving son Buster moreover took the stand at some level of the trial and acknowledged his father “modified into destroyed” after the murders. Buster modified into in the court when the responsible verdict modified into read and when his father modified into sentenced to two life phrases.
Alex restful faces an array of monetary charges in connection with the alleged stolen money at his family’s used regulation firm.