Alex Murdaugh Juror Tells All — How Jury Knew Disgraced Lawyer Killed Family
A 22-year-old construction manager served as one of the 12 jurors who found Alex Murdaugh guilty of murdering his wife, Maggie, and son, Paul, after deliberating for less than three hours. James, who asked that his last name be withheld, spoke to the Law&Crime Network’s Angenette Levy about the kennel video, how prayer played a role in the trial, whether Alex Murdaugh’s testimony mattered, and more.
NOTE: James’ brother is a Colleton County sheriff’s deputy who responded to Moselle the night of the murders but was not involved in the investigation. James said both the state and the defense were aware of his brother’s employment and approved of him being on the jury.
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I can’t believe this young man is only 22 yrs old.
Intelligent, poised and mature.
Credit to him and his parents. 🥂
My thoughts exactly! What an exceptional young man!
Head, meet wall.
Really weird that so many comments here are talking about this man like he’s 5 years old.
My Mom was married with two kids at 22. He’s old enough to have graduated University.
@Dottie Parker Dottie, you got me crawling on the floor with that one…🤣🤣
Just when I had lost faith in mankind…my goodness. This juror is everything that you could ever ask of someone. Unbiased, serious, thoughtful, prudent. Thank you for serving and carrying this heavy burden that our judicial system provides all of us.
James, I’mi 84 and I’m not nearly as mature as you are. We as a country, are so proud of you. Thank you for bringing justice for the victims of this senseless crime. We need people like you in our government. Surely you can see how much gratitude and respect we have for you. Give it serious thought. You will be a blessing no matter what you do with your life. God bless you.
@Roger That. Rude.
Hello @Sally Hamilton
What a rude comment. You should HOPE you get to that age and gain some wisdom along the way
@Roger That. hey:) sounds like you’re on the younger side of life:) fabulous and!!!
I’m 48, I have lots of older friends, one of them, recently passed away, she was 84. I’ve had friends live into their mid 90’s.
Strong people! My friends have taken care of themselves, mentally and physically:)
Older people are a gem, and we can learn so much from them.
Here it is only 10 hours after this was posted, and the video already has almost 900k views, over 16k likes and over 4300 comments —about 99.99% of which are praising this young man, his presentation, his apparent intellect, his skills for analyzing the information and his professionalism in carrying out his civil service. What an amazing achievement to have at such a young age. He has such a sharp mind and seems gifted in the area of law and with such strong moral and ethical character. I hope, as others have said, that he becomes a Judge one day. We need more people like him in important positions.
I’m proud this guy understood his role & civil duty perfectly. He is the definition of a perfect juror.
@Amy Lynn Hunt YES. 👍 He was very attentive but reserved judgement until he heard all the evidence – both sides also. If I were on trial I would like him to be on the jury. I believe he would be very fair.
What if he had voted not to convict? Would he still be a perfect juror?
I’m glad they picked this young man as a juror, he took his civic duty seriously, and he is astute and mature beyond his years. As the kids say: The jury understood the assignment. On a side note; his tie is uniquely awesome.
Thank you for serving on jury duty! Appreciate the time and attention you gave to this tragic case!
@Daisy Maisy Actually there are both legal and sketchy ways to get out of being chosen. You can say you have a trip planned, especially out of the US, or that you have a dislike of police. Or you can say you have family members who were falsely arrested and don’t trust the system. Many people where I live lie to get out service. I feel it’s your duty, but even so, I’ve been kicked out of the pool several times. Once by a defense attorney who, based on what I could surmise about the case, should have kept me. Her mistake.
He had no choice
@Edward Your are correct. We watched video of her being Mirandized, and it was clear to me she had no idea what they were telling her. The officer said: You have the right to an attorney, and she said she didn’t have one. He said: If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed for you, and she repeated that she didn’t have one. If I had been her defense attorney, I would have pushed the jury to understand she was too slow to understand her rights. When she told them she knew about the drugs, she was trying to be honest. But sadly the law said that made her guilty. We cried when we found her guilty, and I believe her cousin was ultimately arrested as well.
@Dougie Sherwin You’d be surprised how many people (including intelligent people) talk to police without an attorney and screw themselves. The sad part in your example isn’t that she talked to police but that she had people in her life putting her in bad situations (predation) rather than looking out for her and helping her.
Thank you to all the jurors that were involved in the decision-making of the final word of Alex Murdoch getting convicted, you did an amazing job thank you, all of you!
This young man was incredible! He was a very analytical and fair juror and displayed wisdom beyond his age. Praying that God will help him and the other jurors forget some of the horrible images they had to witness. He did a fantastic job in this interview.
One of the most intelligent and mature 22 yr olds I’ve ever witnessed. Makes me feel better that he was a juror and glad that he didn’t fall for AM’s lies and manipulation. He’s describing his ways pretty much exact. This young man has gave me hope for the future