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Moment disgraced attorney Alex Murdaugh sentenced to life in jail

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Moment disgraced attorney Alex Murdaugh sentenced to life in jail for double murder

Footage shows the moment Alex Murdaugh was sentenced to life behind bars for the murder of his wife and youngest son.

He was found guilty of both killings by a jury that deliberated for less than three hours before coming to a unanimous verdict.

Prosecutors sought the maximum sentence after taking the death penalty off the table.

Murdaugh insisted he was innocent of killing Maggie and Paul at their 1,700-acre Moselle hunting estate.

The judge said he could convince himself of his innocence, but “obviously had the inability to convince anyone else about that.”

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