Post New Article

Alex Murdaugh gets life in prison in murder
of wife, son

Original Article

Posted By: Dreadnought, 3/3/2023 10:33:33 AM

WALTERBORO, S.C.   — South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh was sentenced to life in prison without parole Friday, a day after he was convicted of murder in the shooting deaths of his wife and son. Judge Clifton Newman asked Murdaugh if he had anything he wanted to say before sentencing him to two consecutive life terms, and the one-prominent lawyer maintained his innocence. “As I tell you again, I respect this court. But I am innocent. I would never under any circumstances hurt my wife Maggie and I would never under any circumstances hurt my son Paul Paul,” Murdaugh responded.

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: Geoman 3/3/2023 10:44:09 AM (No. 1416345)
Is anyone else sick and tired of hearing about this Murdaugh murderer? Why has his story been pushed as OJ2?
21 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 3/3/2023 10:45:28 AM (No. 1416347)
When someone can be found guilty of such a heinous crime and then calmly and unemotionally stand before the court while facing possible life imprisonment and say, "I am innocent" - they're not.
15 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: Maggie2u 3/3/2023 11:04:37 AM (No. 1416363)
His wife's parents are still alive so a double tragedy for them losing her and a grandchild.
20 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: Are You Serious 3/3/2023 11:15:17 AM (No. 1416373)
Another case of a person with a great deal of privilege and power just going off the rails.
23 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: snakeoil 3/3/2023 11:20:46 AM (No. 1416379)
Why wasn't this a death penalty case? What would you have to do in South Carolina to get the death penalty? He gets life in prison. His wife and son got death.
18 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: TJ54 3/3/2023 11:38:57 AM (No. 1416389)
A Democrat
13 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: padiva 3/3/2023 11:43:27 AM (No. 1416394)
He's a pretty boy so he will be 'friends' with lots of people whether or not he wants to be friends with them.
5 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: Hazymac 3/3/2023 11:51:39 AM (No. 1416401)
Although the news coverage rarely if ever mentioned this fact, Murdaugh was a bundler for (and a large donor to) the Democrats. Those he didn't murder he screwed over financially, including his clients and his law partners, who now have to change their firm's name and scrub his name off the glass storefront. As for punishment, I would say, "Life without parole." What would you say? Is execution off the table? Or is it on?
15 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: faceincrowd 3/3/2023 12:12:58 PM (No. 1416421)
I noticed he omitted to say he would never kill them. Lawyer's trick. Admission by omission.
12 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: Island Life 3/3/2023 1:59:43 PM (No. 1416494)
He had to have been totally strung out on opiates to kill his son. One son and not both.
1 person likes this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: lynngirl122 3/3/2023 2:19:11 PM (No. 1416502)
Motive? Two murder weapons never found. Bloody clothes never found.
0 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: Trump'sCousin 3/3/2023 5:31:40 PM (No. 1416605)
He should have gotten the death penalty. Next up Buster for the murder of Sam Smith. There was no need to remove the grandfather's portrait from the court room. More drama for nothing. It should have stayed where it was so the Murdaughs could have felt the icy stare on the back of their heads. I could have done with out the long drawn out speech by the judge. He was really enjoying his 15 minutes a la judge Ito. Thanking everyone he could think of.. hey idiot, this isn't the f'n Oscars. Pronounce him guilty and sentence him. Instead on and on he went milking it all the way. A fool is known by their many words. Ergo behold a fool. He ain't no Solomon. No Oscar for you!
3 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 3/3/2023 7:57:16 PM (No. 1416680)
Literally blowing his son's brains out with a shotgun from inches away is unbelievably cold and evil, not to mention shooting down his wife with a couple of high powered rifle shots from short range, too. A truly evil, evil person. He deserves to death penalty, it would seem to me.
2 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: YorkieMom 3/4/2023 12:56:31 AM (No. 1416847)
If you really want to know what evil looks like, it’s Murdaugh personified.
0 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: mifla 3/4/2023 6:32:51 AM (No. 1416933)
He will not last long in prison. I see solitary confinement for his own protection in his future.
0 people like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: Faithfully 3/6/2023 1:59:17 AM (No. 1418261)
#1 He comes from a distinguished southern family. That makes it juicy to the press.
0 people like this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "Dreadnought"
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by Dreadnought"
DeSantis and Florida GOP push hard-right
agenda, including expanding ‘Don’t
Say Gay'
0 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 3/6/2023 12:58:31 AM Post Reply
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Banning preferred pronouns at schools. Mandating K-12 libraries immediately remove and review books that are flagged as inappropriate. Prohibiting majors in gender studies. Florida’s Republican leaders, who have restricted how race and gender are taught in schools and colleges, are poised to go even further in the next few months as they prepare to hand Gov. Ron DeSantis a new round of education victories he can tout while running for president. The sizable agenda ranges from targeting school unions to greatly expanding the use of state dollars to send children to private schools. GOP lawmakers, who have supermajorities in the House and Senate, are also gearing up
CPAC 2023 Was Not Well Attended - Here's
Why Conservatives Are Leaving This Conference
in the Dust
1 reply
Posted by Dreadnought 3/6/2023 12:48:57 AM Post Reply
I did not attend CPAC 2023 this year for various reasons, mostly time and cost. Compared to Florida, Washington D.C. is prohibitively expensive, with fewer food and lodging options. Also, after two years of a popular, and well-received (not to mention warmer) event, I wasn’t interested in wasting energy, money, and time dealing with the cold, crime-ridden, and freedom-restricted swamp that is D.C. From attendee and news reports, my instincts were right, and apparently, others felt the same. The Washington Examiner unpacks the bad news for the Conservative Political Action Conference. The Conservative Political Action Conference’s return to the nation’s capital has proved to be less than triumphant,
Former GOP Governor Larry Hogan Announces
He Won’t Run for President in 2024
17 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 3/5/2023 2:03:54 PM Post Reply
Former Republican governor Larry Hogan announced Sunday that he won’t run for president in 2024. Hogan framed his choice as as a self-sacrificial strategy to prevent former president Trump from securing the nomination. Urging the party to break-up with MAGA, Hogan said he was removing himself from the potential competition so as to avoid vote splitting among various GOP rivals and handing Trump the plurality. “To once again be a successful governing party, we must move on from Donald Trump. There are several competent Republican leaders who have the potential to step up and lead,” Hogan wrote in a statement. “But the stakes are too high
Vintage Trump Speaks at CPAC, Delivers
a Mixed Bag
12 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 3/4/2023 9:02:41 PM Post Reply
Donald Trump was once again the keynote speaker at CPAC this year, with the conservative conference largely being tailored around him since he first entered the White House. After winning the straw poll, the former president took the stage to deliver a speech that can only be described as vintage Trump. How much of an appeal that still has will be a point of contention among Republicans, but no one can deny his ability to work a room. Besides, I think we can all agree that this stuff is hilarious. When Trump is on message and hitting Democrats, he’s at his best. That he’s got the stage presence and ability
CPAC 2023: the End of an Era 15 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 3/4/2023 8:39:36 PM Post Reply
As the legend goes, William F. Buckley, the founder of National Review, forged an alliance between social conservatives, Republicans, and Libertarians to fight Communism. He also booted the John Birch Society from the pact. Beginning in 1973, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) leadership and the dedicated group of activists in its ranks launched the Reagan Revolution. The Buckley coalition elected Ronald Reagan in 1980 and launched 25 years of unmatched prosperity and U.S. hegemony. For the last decade, I attended CPAC to participate in the movement. Some of the most interesting and contentious debates I have ever heard occurred in the Wyndham and Gaylord Resorts suites
Indictment would not end presidential
campaign, Trump says
3 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 3/4/2023 7:37:21 PM Post Reply
OXON HILL, MD. -- Former U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that he would continue his third presidential campaign even if indicted. "Absolutely, I wouldn't even think about leaving," Trump told reporters ahead of a speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Trump is under investigation by prosecutors probing his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election as well as his handling of classified documents, among other issues. Trump delivered the conference's headlining speech Saturday night, telling a cheering crowd of supporters that he was engaged in his "final battle" as he tries to return to the White House. "We are going to finish what we started,"
Attorney General Merrick Garland makes
unannounced trip to Ukraine
25 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 3/4/2023 12:22:19 AM Post Reply
Attorney General Merrick Garland made an unannounced trip to Ukraine on Friday, according to a Justice Department official, his second trip to the country after Russia invaded a little more than a year ago. The trip was not announced for security reasons, the official said. Garland was invited to Lviv by the Ukrainian prosecutor general, the official said, and joined President Volodymyr Zelensky at the "United for Justice Conference." The official added that Garland "held several meetings and reaffirmed our determination to hold Russia accountable for crimes committed in its unjust and unprovoked invasion against its sovereign neighbor."
Tom Sizemore Dies: ‘Saving Private Ryan’
& ‘Black Hawk Down’ Star With Scores
Of Film & TV Credits Was 61
4 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 3/3/2023 11:34:57 PM Post Reply
Tom Sizemore, who starred in Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down and in hundreds of other film and TV roles over three-plus decades, died Friday at a hospital in Burbank. He was 61 and had been in a coma since suffering a stroke February 18 that resulted in brain aneurysm. His manager Charles Lago confirmed the news this evening, saying Sizemore passed away peacefully in his sleep at St Joseph’s Hospital, with his brother Paul and twin boys Jayden and Jagger, age 17, at his side. “The Sizemore family has been comforted by the hundreds of messages of support and love shown to their son, brother and father,”
Cops quit woke Austin in droves, plunging
Texas city into crisis: ‘If you’re
conservative, it’s a hostile place’
14 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 3/3/2023 9:24:49 PM Post Reply
Texas’ woke capital, Austin, is in the midst of a policing crisis with over 300 vacancies and cops quitting because they feel disrespected, multiple sources tell The Post. “We’re right there with Portland and Seattle and San Francisco as being one of those places where if you’re at all conservative or in law enforcement, it’s become a hostile place,” Lt. Brian Moon, who retired last month, told The Post of the city he protected for 23 years. Another 77 officers are expected to retire before the end of March — on top of 264 existing vacancies, according to the Austin Police Association. Austin Police Department’s staffing is so bad,l
California bill would bar, fine businesses'
for using paper receipts
13 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 3/3/2023 8:56:45 PM Post Reply
A bill in California's state assembly takes aim at paper receipts and if passed, would ban businesses from handing customers receipts unless they specifically ask for it. In the reintroduced "Skip the Slip" bill, businesses would be charged up to $300 if they continue to pass out paper receipts. Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, introduced Assembly Bill 1347, and shared that his bill is an easy way to reduce paper waste in the state while addressing consumers’ frustrations with excessively long receipts. "When we get coffee to-go or a pack of gum, most of us don’t want or need a physical receipt. It’s time we provide customers with the option
Walgreens Refuses to Distribute Abortion Pills 19 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 3/3/2023 2:42:21 PM Post Reply
Walgreens clarified Thursday that it is not distributing abortion pills anywhere, including in states where they remain legal. The nation’s second-largest pharmacy explained to Politico that it made this decision out of an abundance of caution amid a shifting policy landscape post Roe. However, Walgreens does intend to seek certification from the Food and Drug Administration to distribute abortion pills in certain states, but it declined to say which. The move follows two dozen Republican attorneys general writing to Walgreens in February warning it not to distribute what has become the most popular abortion method.
Endangered Amazon! Web shopping giant
pauses construction at huge new HQ2 near
DC as bosses continue with deepest ever
job cuts
9 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 3/3/2023 1:18:34 PM Post Reply
Amazon has paused construction on its second headquarters near Washington DC, as the internet retail giant slashes costs and makes its largest ever job cuts. The indefinite pause affects the second phase of construction on the massive complex, known as HQ2, that Amazon is constructing in Arlington, Virginia, the company said Friday. The first phase of the project, two office towers known as Metropolitan Park, is due for completion in June, and will be able to house some 14,000 workers. The delay impacts a larger development planned across the street, called PenPlace, consisting of three 22-story office towers and a 350-foot architectural showpiece known as the Helix.
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Potty-Mouthed Buttigieg Has Hissy Fit
Over East Palestine Critics: “You think
Tucker Carlson knows the difference between
a T.J. Maxx and a Kohl’s?”
37 replies
Posted by Imright 3/5/2023 1:22:30 PM Post Reply
Biden Transportation Secretary Pete “I’m Taking Some Personal Time” Buttigieg, in an interview with CNN published Sunday, lashed out critics of his handling of the toxic train wreck in East Palestine, Ohio last month, swearing and accusing them of being out of touch East Coast elites as he defended wearing designer dress boots to tour the derailment scene. (Photo) Buttigieg singled out President Trump and Fox News Channel prime time host Tucker Carlson in his hissy fit interview with CNN, even swearing at one point (excerpt): “It’s really rich to see some of these folks – the former president, these Fox hosts – who are
'Greater Idaho' movement to absorb rural
Oregon counties 'bad for the country,'
top Dem warns
37 replies
Posted by Moritz55 3/5/2023 7:28:59 AM Post Reply
A campaign to have rural eastern Oregon secede from the blue state and join more conservative Idaho has "virtually no chance" of becoming a reality, according to Idaho's top state Senate Democrat. "I'm very pleased this measure has virtually no chance of advancing into reality," Idaho Senate Minority Leader Melissa Wintrow, D, told Fox News Digital. "It would be bad for all involved and bad for the country, and I am opposed to it at all levels." Wintrow was referring to a resolution making its way through the Idaho Legislature that wouldn't move the Idaho-Oregon border but rather call for formal talks between the states' legislatures about relocating the boundary line.
Joe Biden is 'unlikely' to attend King
Charles' coronation due to Ireland trip
- despite promising to 'continue a close
friendship with the King'
34 replies
Posted by Imright 3/5/2023 2:48:24 AM Post Reply
It is unlikely President Joe Biden will attend King Charles' coronation in May, a source said. A source told the Telegraph that it was 'unlikely' that Biden, 80, would attend the May 6 coronation as he is expected to make a trip to Ireland for the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement just a few weeks prior. Biden has promised to 'continue a close friendship with the King and the Queen Consort,' and a source said he will be 'represented at the Coronation,' although it is unclear who will be in attendance at the moment.
Sacramento mayor to reparations task force:
'I wholeheartedly support reparations
and I think everyone should'
29 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 3/5/2023 12:26:16 PM Post Reply
California's reparations task force held its second in-person meeting on Saturday, where members of the public were allowed to give comments as the state legislature considers whether to implement a reparations program for descendants of Black slaves, and what that program would look like. Hundreds of passionate people spoke in the two meetings on Friday and Saturday, voicing their support for cash payments to Black Americans, or grants of land or other compensation. Some called for a renewed Freedmen's Bureau — referring to the Reconstruction-era federal agency Congress tasked with providing food, medical aid, clothing and other needs to newly freed
Why is Joe Biden really skipping Charles
III’s coronation?
26 replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/5/2023 4:47:28 PM Post Reply
Joe Biden will almost certainly not attend the coronation of King Charles III. The official reason is that he is making a trip to Ireland that simply can’t be canceled. The media have focused on two reasons he won’t be there: (1) Eisenhower didn’t attend so there’s no tradition for presidents to attend, and (2) Biden hates the British. I think there are two more likely reasons: (1) Charles III’s coronation is an event without cachet, and (2) it’s impossible for Biden to withstand the rigors of the long coronation ceremony and any pre- and post-ceremony events. Indeed, my money is on the last reason being the real reason.
Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff Vows To Fight
‘Toxic Masculinity,’ Gets Mocked
26 replies
Posted by WhamDBambam 3/5/2023 9:04:47 AM Post Reply
As American men continue to struggle, second gentleman Douglas Emhoff wants to use his platform to denounce so-called toxic masculinity. Emhoff this past week told MSNBC that there’s too much “toxicity” in masculinity these days, an issue he’s spent “a lot” of time thinking about. “There’s too much of toxicity — masculine toxicity out there, and we’ve kind of confused what it means to be a man, what it means to be masculine,” the 58-year-old said.
Ohio residents ordered to stay inside
as another train derails
23 replies
Posted by Imright 3/5/2023 2:58:54 AM Post Reply
Ohio residents have been ordered to shelter in place Saturday after another Norfolk Southern train ran off the tracks. The 212-car train derailed at Ohio 41 near the Prime Ohio Business Park in Springfield around 5 p.m., the Clark County Emergency Management said. About 20 of the train’s box cars toppled off the tracks while it was traveling through the city. A spokesperson confirmed with The Post that Norfolk Southern — the same railway company involved in the tragic East Palestine derailment that contaminated 1.1 million gallons of water and 15,000 pounds of soil — was operating the derailed train.
Sununu: If the Election Were Held Today,
‘Ron DeSantis Would Win in New Hampshire’
21 replies
Posted by Imright 3/5/2023 1:09:15 PM Post Reply
Governor Chris Sununu (R-NH) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that if the 2024 presidential election were held today, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) would win his state. Anchor Chuck Todd said, “The RNC chair, Ronna McDaniel wants to have nominees sign a pledge if you are the to participate in an RNCm sanctioned event. Are you comfortable signing that pledge if Donald Trump is involved?” Sununu said, “I’m a lifelong Republican. I’m going to support the Republican nominee. When you look at what’s coming out of the White House, it isn’t Democrat policies. It’s real left-wing extreme agenda type stuff that is not in the best interest of this country,
Ivy League University Ditches Standardized
Testing, Will Judge an Applicant's 'Background'
and 'Voice'
20 replies
Posted by Imright 3/5/2023 10:49:27 AM Post Reply
If you’ve lost sleep over whether you’ll get into Columbia University due to your test scores, rest easy — those no longer matter. Online Wednesday, the school made a major announcement: It’s permanently dropping standardized testing requirements for undergraduates. Congradu-lations. People are complex; a single factor can’t define them: The holistic and contextual application review process for Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science is rooted in the belief that students are dynamic, multi-faceted individuals
Do Democrats need a past ‘superstar’
to hold the White House in 2024?
19 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 3/5/2023 9:29:27 AM Post Reply
At least for some, the famous line, “Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt” (often attributed to Mark Twain), perfectly underscores the dilemma of the Democratic Party’s leaders approaching the 2024 presidential election. Many of them seem to be in flat-out denial of the widespread fear — or reality — that they don’t have a viable ticket. A recent article in Politico gave a deliberate test drive to some of the concerns regarding the highly flawed incumbent ticket of President Biden and Vice President Harris. It read, in part: “High-level Democrats are rallying to President Biden’s reelection, not because they
The Pete Buttigieg 'Reclamation Project'
is Off to a Rocky Start
17 replies
Posted by Hazymac 3/5/2023 6:20:09 PM Post Reply
Is Pete Buttigieg salvageable? More than any other cabinet member in recent memory, Joe Biden’s transportation secretary has been outed as someone out of his depth and entirely clueless when it comes to the weighty responsibilities of his office. “He’s not ready for the responsibility he has. He was a fine mayor, from what I understand, but the position he’s got really would be better served by a person who’s managed a large enterprise, a state, or something of the scale he’s now dealing with,” said Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah). How has Pete Buttigieg fulfilled Romney’s characterization of him? Let us count the ways: A major-league clusterfark of the supply chain
Now convicted felons can vote in Minnesota:
New law allows over 55,000 former inmates
the right to cast ballot after finishing
jail time
17 replies
Posted by Imright 3/5/2023 3:59:50 PM Post Reply
Formerly incarcerated felons in Minnesota will now be able to vote after a new law restoring their rights was signed by the state's governor. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed a bill on Friday which gives convicted felons who have completed their jail time the right to vote. Now, 55,000 individuals who were previously deprived of those rights can register to vote, the most significant expansion of that right in Minnesota in a half-century, according to the governor's office.
Post New Article