Alex Murdaugh Stuns Courtroom After Giving Bizarre Defense For Lying About Murders, Admitting To Hitman Plot
Disgraced attorney Alex Murdaugh, who is on trial for the brutal slayings of his wife Maggie and son Paul, took the stand on his own defense on Friday and gave a bizarre explanation for lying about the incident and offered stunning details of a botched hitman plot to kill his wife.
Prosecutor Creighton Waters grilled Murdaugh as cross-examination resumed in Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, South Carolina, in the double murder that has captured attention across the globe.
Waters confronted the accused killer head-on about the murders and his changed story about what he did and where he was when they were killed.
During Murdaugh’s direct testimony, he shocked the court when he confessed for the first time that he had lied about his alibi on the night of the murders.
He also admitted to his extensive financial crimes and to orchestrating the botched hitman plot –but continued to deny killing his wife and son.
Murdaugh’s trainwreck testimony so far has stunned legal experts.
Watch CNN’s report on the case below:
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