Paul Murdoch Snapchat Video: The trial of Alex Murdock, a former South Carolina State prosecutor, has begun, and he faces manslaughter charges in the murder of his wife and son.
Three generations of the Murdock family have worked as prosecutors on the South Carolina coast, but a series of deaths and accusations of embezzlement and insurance fraud have damaged the family’s reputation.
Alex Murdock’s wife, Margaret “Maggie” Murdock, 52, and their young son Paul Murdock, 22, were shot to death on the family property in June 2021.
Prosecutors plan to use a Snapchat video, which was sent by Paul Murdock to several friends moments before his death, as evidence in their case against Alex Murdock. The contents of the video are crucial to proving the state’s case.
Paul Murdoch Snapchat Video
Snapchat provided the record as part of a search warrant, and the defense requested a representative from Snapchat to testify that the video is a true and accurate record in the course of normal business operations. Judge Clifton Newman granted the motion and ordered a representative to appear at Murdoch’s hearing.
Alex Murdaugh was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his wife Maggie Murdaugh and son Paul Murdaugh at the family hunting estate in 2021. Read the latest on the case.