Convicted of murdering his wife and son, Alex Murdaugh charges mounting in South Carolina


In March Murdaugh was convicted on four felony charges for the murder of his wife and son. And is currently serving consecutive life sentences without parole in a maximum-security state prison.

It is also possible that federal tax evasion charges may also be brought against Murdaugh. Willful tax evasion can result in a prison sentence of up to five years and/or a fine of up to $10,000, plus the cost of prosecution.

The State Grand Jury investigation into Murdaugh is being conducted by various state and federal agencies including the S.C. Law Enforcement Division, Attorney General’s Office, Department of Revenue, FBI, and U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Before Murdaugh’s fall from grace, his family name was well-known for over a century in South Carolina. Members of the family have held positions as solicitors, prosecutors, and judges, and their influence in the legal system has been widespread.

Murdaugh’s case has garnered significant media attention.  Netflix filmed a documentary called “Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal” was shown during the trial.  And HBO also aired a documentary series, “Low Country: The Murdaugh Dynasty.”