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Alex Murdaugh live trial: Jury hears crucial data from Maggie’s cellphone after focus on family’s guns

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In the Coleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, South Carolina, Alex Murdau’s words in the aftermath of his wife’s and son’s murder continued to draw attention.

In a second interview with a law enforcement officer, three days after being accused of shooting Maggie, 52, and Paul, 22, at the Islandton family estate, he said: It looked like son.

Prosecutors tried to suggest he made a mistake, but others raised suspicion, with some believing he would say, “They did him a terrible thing.”

The jury was also presented with details about the wide variety of ammunition found in the property reconciliation used in the murder, as well as details about Murdoh’s son’s gun. I mentioned the card statement and circled the purchase from Gucci.

Some of the most compelling evidence of the day came from a detailed analysis of Maggie’s cell phone data, where prosecutors are trying to determine the exact time of death from the phone’s event logs.

A trial is just one of Mr. Murdow’s problems in a story that straddles a botched killer scheme, a multi-million dollar fraud scheme, and an unexplained death.


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Agent claims Murdoh suggested he killed his son

State agents claimed to have heard of possible confessions on Tuesday Alex Murdau Even after the defense counsel of the shameful south carolina Attorneys slowed down audio during Murdo’s double murder trial.

The question is, in a recorded interview three days after Murdo’s wife and son were murdered, did Murdo say, as he sobbed and spoke to state agents, “I did him a terrible thing” or ” They did a terrible thing to him.”

State Law Enforcement Senior Special Agent Jeff Croft testified that he was “100% confident” that Murdo said “I did.”

Oliver O’connellFebruary 1, 2023 00:40


Murdoh’s cell phone data revealed when court heard details of ammunition found at home

cell phone data revealed Alex Murdau He called his wife’s phone minutes after she was brutally shot – the ammunition that killed her and their son was on the family’s property.

Oliver O’connellJanuary 31, 2023 23:40


the court is adjourned

The court will adjourn until 9:30 am on Wednesday, when Lieutenant Dove’s testimony will continue.

Oliver O’connellJanuary 31, 2023 22:40


Now let’s move on to steps recorded by the iPhone’s Health app.

Lieutenant Dove explains that this isn’t the most accurate data, but it shows signs of movement. Maggie’s phone has moved 38 steps since 8:17 pm after he unplugged it.

An additional 43 steps were recorded between 8:30 PM and 8:33 PM.

An additional 59 steps were taken between 8:53 PM and 8:55 PM. Meanwhile, it turned around and the camera turned on for a second of him, but the phone didn’t unlock.

No further steps were recorded until the day after the phone was retrieved.

Oliver O’connellJanuary 31, 2023 22:39


Then at 9:31 PM there is a gap of 22 minutes before the next event log is logged and the display cycles on and off several times.

At 9:34pm, an unread text from Logan Gibson arrives.

At 9:47 PM, Alex texts “Call me baby.” The text becomes unread.

There was no further activity.

Oliver O’connellJanuary 31, 2023 22:31


At 9:04 pm, Maggie’s phone receives the first call from Alex’s phone and goes unanswered.

At 9:06 PM, there is a portrait orientation change indicating that the phone was in someone’s hand. Two seconds later, Alex’s phone makes another call to her phone, but it goes unanswered.

After that, there are no turns.

About 30 seconds later, you get a third call from Alex.

At 9:07 PM, the screen cycles on and off.

At 9:08 PM, Alex texts that he is going to see his mother. The text is never read.

There is a gap of 2 minutes and 7 seconds between the call from Alex and the text from him.

Oliver O’connellJanuary 31, 2023 22:26


The phone remained locked from 8:49 PM on June 7, 2021 until 1:10 PM the next day.

At 8:53 PM, the display disappeared.

There is an orientation change from landscape to portrait and then back again. There are registrations for turning the screen on and off.

At 8:54 PM, your camera may be active for 1 second and facial recognition is trying to unlock your phone.

There is no record of what the camera saw, but Maggie’s face would have been unlocked. However, it can point to anything.

Oliver O’connellJanuary 31, 2023 22:18


Lieutenant Gove explains the cell phone’s “event history”. Location data, whether it is locked or unlocked, screen orientation, etc.

At 8:17pm, my phone was unplugged from the charger.

At 8:30 pm, she visited the fashion site Poshmark.

At 8:49 pm, the screen lit up. This could either be a notification or someone moving the phone (such as picking it up). The data shows that the phone was unlocked and then locked again. This was the same time a text from Lynn G arrived and read her message. You can see that the text arrived at 8:41 PM.

At 8:00 PM, the phone registers the orientation change. Lieutenant Dove says the orientation change is caused by someone picking up the phone or intentionally rotating it. When he dropped the phone and asked if it could register a change in orientation, he said nothing would register unless the screen was on.

Oliver O’connellJan 31, 2023 22:09


Lt. Gove is then asked to see a text message from Alex.

The first is 9:04 PM and has not been read.

The state is asking Lt. Gove to confirm that no messages were read on Maggie’s phone after 8:49 p.m. on June 7, 2021.

Oliver O’connellJanuary 31, 2023 21:55

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