Alex Murdaugh Murder Trial: Live video from the courtroom as highly anticipated trial begins

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Above: Live video from the courtroom Murdaugh Murders TimelineMurdaugh Murder Mystery Interactive Map: Dates and locations surrounding 5 Lowcountry deathsUpdate 4:05 p.m.: The defense is now giving their opening statements.Update 3:33 p.m.: The prosecution begins giving their opening statements.Update 3:30 p.m.: The judge addresses the jury about their role in the case.Update 1:22 p.m.: The jury is released for lunch and court will resume with opening statements at 3 p.m.Update 1:15 p.m.: Six alternates have been chosen.Update 1:05 p.m.: 12 jurors have been selected. Alternates are being picked now.Initial report: It was June 7, 2021 when two members of the prominent Murdaugh family in South Carolina were found shot to death on their property.Since that time, the investigation into the deaths of Paul and Maggie Murdaugh and the arrest of the man who called 911 that night, disbarred attorney Alex Murdaugh, has led to international headlines. Below file video: Alex Murdaugh calls 911 after discovering bodies of wife, sonRecap from Day 2 of Jury Selection: The murder trial of Alex Murdaugh concluded its second day Tuesday with the initial jury pool of about 600 people narrowed to 120.Those 120 will return Wednesday at 11 a.m. as prosecutors and defense attorneys file it down to 12.South Carolina attorney Joe McCulloch expects the final jury to be selected by 1 p.m. Below video shows Alex Murdaugh arriving to court TuesdayThe case has been unfolding fast. And McCulloch says, because of the nature of this case, he expects Judge Cliffton Newman to keep things running quickly.”We’ve seen several jurors excused because of their anxiety,” McCulloch said. “I think one person said PTSD. And you know that’s a very real thing. Going through a trial of this tragedy with photographs which will no doubt, inevitably be offered, it’s harrowing.”McCulloch says prosecutors will be aiming for jurors who feel angry or sympathy over the murders.He says the defense will be looking for jurors who are thoughtful, attentive and able to compartmentalize their emotions. RELATED South Carolina attorney: It’s very possible Alex Murdaugh could get a hung jury at murder trialMurdaugh family held South Carolina’s 14th circuit solicitor position for nearly a centuryMurdaugh housekeeper’s wrongful death settlement led to the discovery of more financial crimesBelow video: WJCL Special Report: The Trial of Alex Murdaugh

Above: Live video from the courtroom

Murdaugh Murders Timeline

Murdaugh Murder Mystery Interactive Map: Dates and locations surrounding 5 Lowcountry deaths

Update 4:05 p.m.: The defense is now giving their opening statements.

Update 3:33 p.m.: The prosecution begins giving their opening statements.

Update 3:30 p.m.: The judge addresses the jury about their role in the case.

Update 1:22 p.m.: The jury is released for lunch and court will resume with opening statements at 3 p.m.

Update 1:15 p.m.: Six alternates have been chosen.

Update 1:05 p.m.: 12 jurors have been selected. Alternates are being picked now.

Initial report: It was June 7, 2021 when two members of the prominent Murdaugh family in South Carolina were found shot to death on their property.

Since that time, the investigation into the deaths of Paul and Maggie Murdaugh and the arrest of the man who called 911 that night, disbarred attorney Alex Murdaugh, has led to international headlines.

Below file video: Alex Murdaugh calls 911 after discovering bodies of wife, son

Recap from Day 2 of Jury Selection:


The murder trial of Alex Murdaugh concluded its second day Tuesday with the initial jury pool of about 600 people narrowed to 120.

Those 120 will return Wednesday at 11 a.m. as prosecutors and defense attorneys file it down to 12.

South Carolina attorney Joe McCulloch expects the final jury to be selected by 1 p.m.

Below video shows Alex Murdaugh arriving to court Tuesday

The case has been unfolding fast. And McCulloch says, because of the nature of this case, he expects Judge Cliffton Newman to keep things running quickly.

“We’ve seen several jurors excused because of their anxiety,” McCulloch said. “I think one person said PTSD. And you know that’s a very real thing. Going through a trial of this tragedy with photographs which will no doubt, inevitably be offered, it’s harrowing.”

McCulloch says prosecutors will be aiming for jurors who feel angry or sympathy over the murders.

He says the defense will be looking for jurors who are thoughtful, attentive and able to compartmentalize their emotions.

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Below video: WJCL Special Report: The Trial of Alex Murdaugh



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