Prominent US lawyer found guilty of murdering wife, son

A US jury found prominent South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh guilty yesterday of murdering his wife and son on their hunting estate in a trial that has drawn global attention.

Scion of an elite South Carolina family of judges and attorneys, Murdaugh, 54, was determined to have killed his son Paul with a shotgun and his wife Maggie with the assault rifle Paul used for hunting wild pigs on the family’s sprawling property.