‘He was a good liar…but not good enough’: Juror Alex Murdaugh reveals it took just 45 MINUTES to reach a unanimous guilty verdict – and says a video of his vote at the scene sealed his fate
- Juror Craig Moyer appeared on Good Morning America on Friday
- The jury took three hours to return their verdict, but Moyer said it took even less time
- Murdaugh will return to court on Friday for sentencing
One of the jurors who convicted Alex Murdaugh has revealed his identity to say it took the jury just 45 minutes to find him unanimously guilty of double murder.
Craig Moyer appeared on Good Morning America Friday morning to explain why he and his fellow jurors believed Murdaugh was guilty.
“He was a good liar, but not good enough,” Moyer said. When the jury entered the deliberation room, nine were convinced of Murdaugh’s guilt, while two thought he was innocent and another was unsure.
It took only 45 minutes of deliberation to convince the three other jurors of his guilt.
“You start deliberating, go over the evidence, and everyone was pretty much talking.
Craig Moyer appeared on Good Morning America Friday morning to explain why he and his fellow jurors felt Murdaugh was guilty
Alex Murdaugh returns to court for sentencing on Friday. He faces life in prison
“About 45 minutes later, after all our deliberation, we were out. The evidence was clear.’
Moyer said the nail in Murdaugh’s coffin was a video filmed by his son Paul just before the murders, in which his voice can be heard in the background.
Murdaugh had always denied being near the dog kennel where the bodies of his wife and son were found, but admitted at trial that he lied and was heard in the video.
Moyer also said the jury was not convinced by Murdaugh’s emotional testimony on the stand.
“I didn’t see any real remorse or any compassion or anything. He never cried.
“All he did was blow snot. (There were) no tears. I saw his eyes,’ Moyer said.
The defense argued that Murdaugh would not have had enough time. I think there’s just enough time to shoot his wife and son, clean up, visit his mother, and then return to where he called the police.
However, Moyer said he and the jurors felt he had “just enough time” to do all those things.
Prosecutor Creighton Waters also appeared on GMA Friday to reveal his cross-examination strategy
He also said they were turned off by Murdaugh’s apparent readiness.
“His reactions, how quick he was with the defense, and his lies…just solid lies.”
Murdaugh returns to court this morning for sentencing. He faces life in prison.
Yesterday he showed no emotion when he was found guilty.
He had cried in the stands and told the court about his crippling opioid addiction and money problems, but insisted he had not killed his wife and son.
Prosecutor Creighton Waters also appeared on GMA Friday to reveal his cross-examination strategy.
“He’s been talking his way out of responsibility all his life. Such people are convinced of their own ability to do so.
“I was convinced he would testify. My strategy was to establish who he was.
“You know, he wouldn’t even admit to the jury that he was rich.
“The idea was to have him talk about himself, his life, and then get into the details of his new story that he was telling the world for the first time.”