Alex Murdaugh instructed his trial that he’ll take the stand Thursday to disclaim blasting his spouse and youngest son to dying.
“I’m going to testify — I need to testify,” the disgraced authorized scion instructed Choose Clifton Newman in a agency voice after placing his hand on a Bible and vowing to inform the reality.
Murdaugh, 54, introduced his choice after the choose warned him that he risked “exposing himself to cross-examination” concerning the brutal murders of his spouse Maggie, 52, and son Paul, 22, at one among their South Carolina properties in June 2021.
Carrying a darkish swimsuit and white shirt with no tie, the red-headed accused double assassin said that he reached the choice on his personal.
It was made throughout a late night time assembly together with his authorized crew on the Colleton County jail, the place he’s being held, sources instructed the Put up and Courier.
Murdaugh faces 30 years to life if convicted of the murders, which he has all the time denied.
He additionally faces no less than 100 different costs for a sequence of scandals that emerged after the brutal slayings introduced consideration to him and his once-powerful household.