What does Alex Murdaugh say he was doing when his wife and son were killed?
On the day of June 7, 2021, a Monday, Murdaugh testified that he left for work that morning, while Maggie was going to a doctor’s appointment in Charleston, S.C., and said she planned to spend the night at their house in Edisto Beach. Though, Murdaugh noted, he told Maggie that he’d like for her to come back to Islandton to spend the evening with him, as he always preferred.
When he returned that evening, Murdaugh said, he and Paul tooled around the property, just the two of them. (The family had golf carts and ATVs to traverse the 1,800-acre property.)
“You could not be around Paul-Paul and not have a good time,” Murdaugh said, fighting tears. “I loved doing anything with Paul-Paul. He was an absolute delight.”
Maggie got back sometime after 8 p.m., he continued, after which he left Paul down by the kennels and went back to the main house, where he talked to his wife for a bit and then took a shower. Afterward, Murdaugh said, he put on the green shorts and white T-shirt that investigators saw him in later that night.