Maggie Murdaugh’s husband was convicted of her murder. Her friends want to keep her memory alive.
Maggie Murdaugh’s death made headlines. But he is soon overshadowed by the loss of a woman named “Magnolia” by his sister. The high-profile troubles of her husband, Alex – Accused of murdering Maggie and her son, Paul, who is accused of nearly 100 financial crimes involving millions of dollars, has been fired from the law firm founded by his great-grandfather. Many scandals at the same time. Oh The jury found him guilty On March 2 of both murders.
A key piece of evidence in the weeklong South Carolina trial — during which 76 witnesses, incl Alex Murdaugh himself and the couple’s surviving son, Buster, took the stand – The police had a video. Prosecutor Creighton Waters described the video as Paul’s testimony from beyond the grave.
But Carolyn Price and Shelley West want to make sure they remember their longtime friend for the good times — “for what she was, and what didn’t happen,” as West put it.
Price and West told CBS News that their friend doted on her sons and was a dutiful wife to her husband, whom Price said was “larger than life” while Maggie Murdaugh ” Wasn’t flashy at all.”
“She was a person, she was a mother, she was a sister, she was a friend, she was a daughter,” West said. “You know, she’s not ‘the wife who was murdered.’ I mean, we don’t want it to be remembered that way.”
The three have been friends since they attended the University of South Carolina together. Price was Murdaugh’s “big sister” in the Kappa Delta sorority. Murdo and West lived together after graduation. Both women were involved in Murdauz’s wedding.
They want people to know “that she was fun. She had personality, that she was funny,” West said. “She loved things. She loved her family.”
They want to keep his memory alive.
“Do you think Maggie is lost in all this?” Batiste asked.
“Absolutely,” Price said.
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