Live coverage of the double homicide investigation

Above: Live video from the courtroom Murdoch murders Timeline Murdoch murder mystery Interactive map: Dates and locations surrounding the 5 Lowcountry deaths UPDATE 4:05 p.m.: The defense is now giving their opening statements. Update 3:33 p.m.: Prosecution filed. Update 3:30pm: Judges address the jury about their role in the case. UPDATED 1:22 p.m.: The jury has been dismissed for lunch and court will resume with opening statements at 3 p.m. UPDATED 1:15 p.m.: Six alternates have been selected. .Update 1:05 pm: 12 jurors have been selected. Alternates are now being selected. Preliminary report: On June 7, 2021, two members of the prominent Murdoch family in South Carolina were found shot to death on their property. Since that time, the investigation into the deaths of Paul and Maggie Murdock and the arrest of the man who called 911 that night, disbarred attorney Alex Murdock, have made international headlines. FILE VIDEO BELOW: Alex Murdock calls 911 after wife, son’s bodies found Recap from day 2 of jury selection: Alex Murdock’s murder trial was whittled down to 120 from an initial 600-person jury on its second day Tuesday. Those 120 will return. At 11 a.m. Wednesday, prosecutors and defense attorneys cut it to 12 and file. South Carolina Attorney Joe McCulloch expects the final jury to be selected by 1 p.m. The video below shows Alex Murdock arriving in court Tuesday. And because of the nature of the case, McCulloch says he expects Judge Clifton Newman to move things along quickly. “We’ve seen many jurors excused because of their anxiety,” McCulloch said. “I think one person said PTSD. You know that’s a very real thing. It’s painful to go through the ordeal of this tragedy with photos that are inevitably presented without doubt.” McCulloch says prosecutors tend to target jurors who feel angry. Or South Carolina lawyer with sympathy for murders: Alex Murdoch likely to get a hung jury in murder trial Murdoch family wins South Carolina’s 14th Circuit prosecutor’s position Nearly a century after Murdoch’s wrongful-death settlement of a housekeeper led to more financial crimes. By Alex Murdock

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Above: Live video from the courtroom

Timeline of the Murdoch murders

Murdoch Murder Mystery Interactive Map: Dates and Locations Around 5 Lowcountry Deaths

UPDATE 4:05 PM: The defense is now giving their opening statements.

Updated 3:33 pm: Prosecutors begin their opening statements.

Updated at 3:30 pm: The judge addresses the jury about their role in the case.

Updated 1:22 pm: The jury was dismissed for lunch and court will resume with opening statements at 3 p.m

UPDATE 1:15 PM: Six alternates have been selected.

UPDATED 1:05 PM: 12 judges have been selected. Currently, differently abled candidates are being selected.

Initial report: On June 7, 2021, two members of the prominent Murdoch family in South Carolina were found shot to death on their property.

Since then, the investigation into the deaths of Paul and Maggie Murdock and the arrest of the person who called 911 that night, barred by attorney Alex Murdock, have made international headlines.

FILE VIDEO BELOW: Alex Murdock calls 911 after finding the bodies of his wife and son

Recap from Day 2 of Jury Selection:


Alex Murdoch’s murder trial ended its second day on Tuesday, with 600 jurors whittled down to 120.

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

Attorney Joe McCulloch of South Carolina expects to select the final jury by 1 p.m.

The video below shows Alex Murdock arriving in court on Tuesday

The case is moving fast. And because of the nature of the case, McCulloch says he expects Judge Clifton Newman to move things along quickly.

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“We’ve seen many jurors excused because of their anxiety,” McCulloch said. “I think one person said PTSD. You know that’s a very real thing. To put this tragedy to the test with photographs will undoubtedly inevitably deliver, and it’s painful.”

McCulloch says prosecutors tend to target jurors who are angry or sympathetic to the murders.

He says the defense is looking for jurors who are thoughtful, attentive and can keep their emotions separate.

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