Three jurors from Alex Murdaugh’s murder trial are revealing what put the nail in his coffin when it came to deliberation.
Alex Murdaugh’s Voice Did Him In
Three of the jurors in the high-profile case appeared on the Today show, Amie Williams, Gwen Generette, and James McDowell shared what led them to believe that Alex was responsible for the double murder of his son, Paul, and wife Maggie.
They shared that there was one critical piece of information that they all agreed sealed the deal leading to Alex’s life behind bars conviction. “Well, witness testimony was very believable, and the kennel video definitely played a major part,” said Williams.
She is referring to the video played as evidence for the courts. It proves that Murdaugh went to his dog kennels the night of the murder even though he said he wasn’t there earlier. There was a voice in that video and later during the trial that day, Murdaugh took the stand, would you believe that same voice was in the courtroom?
Jurors ‘Couldn’t Believe’ Murdaugh Took The Stand
NEW: Three jurors from the closely watched Alex Murdaugh trial speak out about the case and the verdict.
“The kennel video definitely played a major part,” one said. pic.twitter.com/IVcrw6LT7V
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 6, 2023
When the 54-year-old got up to walk towards the stands there were probably gasps in the courtroom because it’s a risky choice especially when the accused is as high-profile around town as Murdaugh is.
Juror, Generette told Today show hosts Savannah Guthrie and Craig Melvin that she was pretty shocked and “couldn’t believe” that Murdaugh had the guts to take the stand but in hindsight, it was the best choice because it backed up that kennel evidence mentioned above.
Video evidence in the kennel is from victim Paul’s phone on the video Alex Murdaugh’s voice can allegedly be heard. Hearing his voice for the first time is what “sealed the deal” shared Generette.
When asked by the show’s hosts whether Murdaugh should have taken the stand in the first place, Generette and Williams said, “No,” immediately, and McDowell claimed, “If I was him, I don’t think I would have, but I think he believed that he’s so convincing that he felt like that was his last resort.”
Alex Murdaugh Knows How To Manipulate
The jurors were asked to elaborate on why they believed Murdaugh should have never taken the stand. They believed it was slightly manipulative. McDowell said:
“I just think that we already know that he’s a lawyer — he’s able to be emotional with cases, he’s able to be emotional with himself, he knows … when to turn it on and off — so I think we were able to read right through that.”
When asked by Guthrie if they “believed” Murdaugh’s emotion on the stand and it was a no. Generette said I didn’t think he was crying. He turned it on and off. It wasn’t genuine.”
When asked what they believe is the reason why Murdaugh murdered his family, Williams believed it was a combination of things eventually “weighing heavily on him.” Generette believed it was a matter of “control”.
“I think he wanted to have control of everything, you know, and his wife owned a majority of the things that they owned, they had, so I think it was greed and being in control.”