- Feb 25, 2013
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April 2022 is when investigators finally unlocked Paul's phone. That's 10 months prior to the speedy trial requested by Alex, and 10 months after the murders.
The Judge said that Alex attended a hearing in November where he continued to deny that he was at the kennels at the time of the murders. That would be 4 months prior to trial.
Wasn't there also a complaint from the defence that they didn't have full disclosure in a timely manner at the beginning of the trial? Perhaps that relates to Paul's video minutes before he was murdered?
AM was indicted and charged with two counts of murder in July 2022:
July 14, 2022: Mr. Murdaugh was indicted on two counts of murder. Prosecutors said he fatally shot his wife with a rifle and his son with a shotgun.
July 20, 2022: Mr. Murdaugh pleaded not guilty at a bond hearing, and his lawyers said he wanted to go to trial as soon as possible.
I believe that AM and his defense learned about the video extracted from PM's phone not later than Nov 2022 since this was the time investigators showed the video to RG.
How Paul Murdaugh testified "from the grave" to help convict his father
Prosecutor in the Murdaugh case tells "48 Hours" Paul's cell phone video was him "leaving something behind that lets you know what happened to him."
In November 2022, there was a breakthrough in the investigation. Agents showed Gibson a video of his dog Cash that they had found on Paul's phone. Paul had shot it at 8:44 p.m., minutes before he was killed.
The timeline of the investigation stretches back years before the killings.
The murder conviction of Alex Murdaugh, a South Carolina lawyer from an influential family, is the latest twist in the web of accusations, investigations and lawsuits that led to his downfall.
ETA: Do we know when SC will publicly release the state's court documents? It would be helpful to see discovery one day.