Alex Murdaugh trial: Watch closing arguments

(NewsNation) — The double-murder trial of Alex Murdaugh continues into its 26th day Thursday with closing arguments from the defense.

Murdaugh, a disbarred South Carolina attorney, is accused of killing his wife and son in June 2021 on their sprawling hunting estate roughly 70 miles west of Charleston. Prosecutors allege Murdaugh shot them to death to deflect attention from the imminent revelation of a decade of financial crimes.

His defense lawyers have sought to poke holes in the state’s forensic evidence and suggested there may have been two shooters. His wife, Maggie, was killed with a rifle, while his son Paul was killed with a shotgun.

You can watch the proceedings in the video player above. You can watch an archive of day 25 of the trial below.

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