‘She was a wonderful wife,’ Alex Murdaugh sobs in an interview with investigators
Alex Murdaugh broke down in sobs in an an interview with SLED agents three days after his wife, Maggie Murdaugh and his son, Paul Murdaugh, were shot to death.
Special agent David Owens asked Alex about his marriage. “Very good, as good as it could possibly be,” he replied.
The only issue they ever fought about was the length they stayed at his in-laws, he said.
“She was a wonderful wife, she was a great mother,” he gushed before dissolving into tears. “She didn’t work. She always said it was her job, because she was privileged enough not to work, she was going to make sure she took care of me and the boys. She took care of everything. She did absolutely everything.”
The videotaped interview was played for jurors Monday in the Colleton County Courthouse.
Prosecutors say Alex used two different guns to fatally shoot Maggie, 52, and Paul, 22, to prevent his expansive financial crimes from coming to light.
He described his son as a “wonderful” child in the interview but said he was irresponsible, especially with “guns” and “boats.”
“He would leave anything anywhere,” Alex told the investigators of his son. Alex said he bought each of his sons a .300 Blackout rifle.
Paul lost his rifle and often used his brother Buster Murdaugh’s to hunt hogs. Alex said he was pretty sure he had replaced Paul’s lost .300 Blackout but couldn’t say for sure.
Creighton Waters, lead prosecutor for the South Carolina Attorney’s Office, has argued that Alex allegedly used Buster’s .300 Blackout rifle to shoot Paul to death.
He allegedly used an assault rifle to execute Maggie. Alex’s defense lawyers have argued that their client is innocent and the crime scene indicates there were two shooters, not one.
Source: Fox News