Live updates from the double murder trial

Above: Live video from the courtroom Murdaugh Murders TimelineMurdaugh Murder Mystery Interactive Map: Dates and locations surrounding 5 deaths in the Lowcountry Update 4:05 p.m.: The defense now makes its opening statements. Update 3:33 p.m.: The prosecution begins to make opening statements. Update 3:30 p.m.: The judge addresses the jury about their role in the case. .Update 1:05 p.m.: 12 jurors have been selected. Alternates are being chosen now. Initial Report: It was June 7, 2021 when two members of the prominent Murdaugh family in South Carolina were found shot dead on their property. Since then, the investigation into the The deaths of Paul and Maggie Murdaugh and the arrest of the man who called 911 that night, disbarred attorney Alex Murdaugh, made international headlines. Video from the file below: Alex Murdaugh calls 911 after discovering the bodies of his wife, sonJury selection day 2 recap: Alex Murdaugh’s murder trial concluded its second day on Tuesday with the panel of jurors initial of about 600 reduced to 120. Those 120 will return Wednesday at 11 a.m., as prosecutors and defense attorneys file it at 12 p.m. South Carolina attorney Joe McCulloch expects the final jury to be selected by 1 p.m. The video below shows Alex Murdaugh arriving in court on Tuesday. The case went quickly. And McCulloch says that due to the nature of this case, he expects Judge Cliffton Newman to move things along quickly. “We saw several jurors excused due to their anxiety,” McCulloch said. “I think someone said PTSD. And you know that’s a very real thing. To go through a trial of this tragedy with photographs that will no doubt, inevitably be offered up, it’s heartbreaking.” McCulloch said prosecutors will target jurors who feel anger or sympathy for the killings. He says the defense will look 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 in a murder trial The Murdaugh family served as South Carolina’s 14th Circuit attorney for nearly a century . by Alex Murdaugh

Above: Live video from the courtroom

Timeline of Murdaugh murders

Murdaugh Murder Mystery Interactive Map: Dates and Locations Surrounding 5 Lowcountry Deaths

Update 4:05 p.m.: The defense now makes its opening statements.

Update 3:33 p.m.: The prosecution begins to make its 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 the court will resume with opening statements at 3 p.m.

Update 1:15 p.m.: Six alternates were chosen.

Update 1:05 p.m.: 12 jurors were selected. Alternates are being chosen now.

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

Since then, 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 made international headlines.

Video from file below: Alex Murdaugh calls 911 after discovering the bodies of his wife and son

Summary of day 2 of the jury selection:


The murder trial of Alex Murdaugh concluded its second day on Tuesday with the original juror count of around 600 reduced to 120.

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

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

The video below shows Alex Murdaugh arriving in court on Tuesday

The case quickly unfolded. And McCulloch says that due to the nature of this case, he expects Judge Cliffton Newman to get things done quickly.

“We saw several jurors excused due to their anxiety,” McCulloch said. “I think someone said PTSD. And you know that’s a very real thing. To go through a trial of this tragedy with photographs that will no doubt, inevitably be offered up, it’s heartbreaking.”

McCulloch says prosecutors will target jurors who feel anger or sympathy for the killings.

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

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