Prosecutor in Alex Murdaugh double murder trial is now on TWITTER
The prosecutor in the Alex Murdaugh double murder trial has now opened a Twitter account and begun sharing his views in the wake of the disgraced lawyer’s explosive court case.
South Carolina State’s Attorney Creighton Waters made his first post on the social media platform on March 4 to say he was happy the trial was over and proud of the work his team did, and now he has accumulated more than 21,000 followers in 24 hours.
Waters’ prosecution led to Murdaugh’s conviction of murdering his wife and son in June 2021. The former South Carolina attorney was sentenced to two life terms on March 3.
The attorney said he was pleased to have helped bring justice to victims Maggie and Paul Murdaugh over the course of the five-week trial.
She also posted about how the trial turned out to be nothing like she expected, writing that she had “an idea of what a ride the trial would be, but I really didn’t.”
Creighton Waters delivers his closing statement during the Alex Murdaugh murder trial
Alex Murdaugh with a shaved head in his first mugshot taken since being convicted
In his first tweet posted a day after the sentencing, Waters expressed his thanks to those involved in the trial.
‘Yes this is me. I am so happy this trial is over,” she wrote. ‘Very proud of my team. And so grateful that the jury spoke fairly for Maggie and Paul. I want to thank everyone in the audience for all the support, it has meant a lot.
“I’m currently packing up the hotel room I’ve lived in for 6 weeks and it’s a bit nostalgic,” he wrote in a follow-up tweet. “We have made many friends here, including the hotel staff, who really took care of us. So much hard work, blood, sweat and even tears, but also fun, in these rooms the team stayed.
On a lighter note, he posted a photo of himself with his electric guitar and said he was excited to play it again after not playing it since the trial began.
“I barely touched it,” he wrote. ‘Definitely the least I’ve played guitar for a period of time since I got my first guitar at fifteen.’
‘Peace Walterboro. We’ll be back soon,’ she added.
He also shared a photo of himself in his hotel room taken the day before the trial began.
“This was on January 22, the day before day one, when I was writing my opening,” he said. “I had an idea of the journey this trial would be, but I didn’t really go through it.”
‘Many of you made the journey of this test with us. The most important destination was reached and that was the jury speaking for Maggie and Paul. There are still roads left,’ she added.
Last week, Waters delivered a scathing final statement, calling Murdaugh “the master of lies.”
Waters said Murdaugh was facing legal action that “could not only screw him up, but expose the reality of what he’s been doing for years.”
“No one knew who this man was,” he told the court, after exposing the lies Murdaugh had told while embezzling millions from his prestigious family law firm and the lies he told police after the murders.
“He avoided accountability all his life, he had relied on his family name, he had a powerful family, he wore a badge and wore it with authority, he lived a rich life, but now he was finally facing utter ruin.”
His father, whom I idolized, who I worked with on occasion, was dying, his son was facing charges in the boat case, facing civil action that could not only ruin him, but expose the reality of what he had been doing. for years he had an addiction to opiates, his life was about to change, he couldn’t live for it, he is the type of person for whom shame is an extraordinary provocation.
“His ego couldn’t take that and he became a family destroyer.”
Waters concluded by asking the jury: “On behalf of the State of South Carolina, I ask that you return a guilty verdict against defendant Richard Alexander Murdaugh for the murder of his wife Maggie and their son Paul.”
‘This defendant has deceived everyone, everyone. Everyone who thought they were close to him he fooled them all and he also fooled Maggie and Paul and they paid with their lives. Don’t let him fool you too.
Creighton Waters delivers his final statement on March 3 in Walterboro, South Carolina.
Creighton Waters questions Alex Murdaugh during his trial on February 24
Murdaugh will spend the next few weeks at the R&E facility, where he will face rigorous testing before being assigned to permanent state prison. Since he is a double murderer, he will be housed with the most brutal and violent inmates in the state.
The life he faces is a far cry from the privileged world of multimillion-dollar homes from the coast to the Lowcountry hunting grounds he’s grown accustomed to in his 54 years.
The disgraced legal scion appeared shaven-headed in a yellow jumpsuit after being checked in at South Carolina’s Kirkland Reception and Evaluation Center on Friday.
“As part of the intake process, like all inmates, (Murdaugh) will undergo medical examinations, mental health evaluations and education, and additional background information will be collected by the South Carolina Department of Corrections,” the South Carolina Department of Corrections said. South Carolina in a statement. statement.
After evaluation, Murdaugh will be sent to one of the state’s maximum security prisons to serve out the rest of his life behind bars.
Kirkland is home to more than 1,700 of the state’s most violent criminals and passes through more than 8,000 prisoners each year for evaluation.
This undated file photo provided on July 11, 2019 by the South Carolina Department of Corrections shows the new death row at the Broad River Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina.
Alex Murdaugh (right) with his wife Maggie and their sons Buster (left) and Paul (right)
In addition to serving as the processing site for all convicts in the state, it is also home to a specialized maximum security prison for the most dangerous and violent criminals.
“Kirkland is also responsible for the maximum security unit that houses some of the most violent and dangerous inmates in the state,” the website says. “In addition, the Kirkland Correctional Center houses inmates who are in the state’s protective custody program.”
Trial attorney Robert Rikard tweeted last night before Murdaugh’s sentencing: ‘Tomorrow will be a very different day for Murdaugh. After sentencing, instead of going to the county jail, he will go to Reception and Evaluation on Broad River Rd.
His head will be shaved and he will undergo a series of tests that last for weeks.
‘You will then be assigned to a South Carolina Department of Corrections facility. Because he is convicted of a violent crime, he will go to a facility that only houses violent criminals. The worst of the worse.
‘It will be a very different scene than in the county jail. These are brutal environments and it will be quite a shock after the privileged life he has lived.’