Murdaugh appeals murder conviction, life sentence

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Washington (AFP) – Alex Murdaugh, the South Carolina lawyer sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife and son, said Friday he was appealing his conviction in the sensational case.  Murdaugh, scion of an elite family of judges and attorneys, was convicted and sentenced last week in a televised three-week trial that captivated viewers nationwide and outside the country. Despite the lack of concrete evidence like a murder weapon or DNA showing he shot his son Paul and wife Maggie at their sprawling hunting estate on June 7, 2021, it took a jury only a few hours to convict him. Evidence fro…

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