“In an extraordinary turn on the stand testifying on his own behalf in a double murder trial, Alex Murdaugh admitted that he lied to authorities about his alibi and said he stole money from his law firm.
“But Murdaugh, the prominent South Carolina lawyer accused of carrying out an execution-style killing of his wife and son in June of 2021, said he did not kill his two family members: 52-year-old Maggie and 21-year-old Paul.
“On the witness stand Thursday, the disbarred lawyer blamed his erratic behavior on paranoia caused by an opiate addiction. That led him to lie to investigators about being at the scene of the crime the day of the killings, he said.”
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