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Snapchat Video Crucial Evidence To Murdaugh Murder Case In South Carolina

Murdaugh Family [Photo: Yahoo Finance]
Murdaugh Family [Photo: Yahoo Finance]

A Snapchat video taken by one of the victims, Paul Murdaugh, has been crucial evidence to the Murdaugh murder case in South Carolina. Paul was reportedly the youngest son of alleged suspect Alex Murdaugh.

Murdaugh Murders [Photo: Fox News]

Murdaugh Murders [Photo: Fox News]

On June 7, 2021, Alex Murdaugh, 54, allegedly double murdered his son Paul, 22, and his wife Maggie, 52, on their 1,700-acre hunting estate in Islandton, South Carolina. Prosecutors said that Alex used a shotgun to shoot Paul and a semiautomatic rifle for Maggie. Paul and Maggie were discovered dead 30 yards away from each other near the dog kennels. However, Murdaugh reported to 911 that he found his son and wife dead at 10:06 p.m., as reported by Rosenberg.

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Snapchat Video As Evidence

According to Rosenberg, Paul has sent a Snapchat video to his friends at around 7:56 p.m. before the murders. The contents of the video are reportedly crucial to the case. Court documents, however, did not reveal what was shown on the Snapchat video. Nonetheless, Judge Clifton Newman was asked to sign an order to require a Snapchat representative to testify. Since the video was from Snapchat, a representative is required to testify that the video is true and accurate.

In addition, a video footage was also obtained from Paul’s phone. The video was reportedly recorded at 8:44 p.m. when Paul was still with Alex and Maggie. Prosecutors said that the victims were murdered between 8:44 p.m. and 10:06 p.m. However, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division provided a narrower timeframe of 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Prosecutors also suggested that Alex murdered Paul and Maggie over increasing debts and the fear of his schemes to embezzle money from clients would be exposed.

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