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Maggie and Paul Murdaugh killed 2 years ago today

A family photo of Buster, Paul, Maggie and Alex is shown during the murder trial of Alex Murdaugh at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro on Thursday, March 2, 2023. Andrew J. Whitaker/The Post and Courier/Pool
A family photo of Buster, Paul, Maggie and Alex is shown during the murder trial of Alex Murdaugh at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro on Thursday, March 2, 2023. Andrew J. Whitaker/The Post and Courier/Pool
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Today marks two years since mother and son Maggie and Paul Murdaugh were murdered at their Moselle Road home.

The murders quickly triggered a cascade of investigations and revelations, capturing the eye of the nation.

Earlier this year, Alex Murdaugh was found guilty by a jury and sentenced to life in prison for the murders of his wife and child.

Read More: Alex Murdaugh sentenced to life in prison for murders of wife & son

The 52-year-old mother 22-year-old son were killed on June 7, 2021.

Alex Murdaugh reported their deaths in a now-infamous 911 call just after 10 p.m. that evening.

Cell-phone and GPS evidence presented in his murder trial showed Alex arriving at the Moselle property at 6:42 p.m. with Paul following shortly after.

Read More: Prosecution: Alex Murdaugh 'was the most powerful witness against Alex'

It was alleged Alex was sleeping from 8:09 to around 9 p.m. Investigators believe Maggie and Paul were murdered around 8:50 p.m.

However, a video from Paul's cell phone presented in court placed Alex at the kennels with his wife and son at 8:44 p.m.

Colleton County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Chapman was one of the first people on scene. He's since explained how he believes the murder took place.

Read More: Alex Murdaugh moved to max-security prison, given protective custody classification

"It started with Paul and it went sideways. And a shotgun was used then Maggie come running to Paul's aid and (Alex) has to find another weapon," Chapman said in an interview. "You see (Alex) looking around it’s a good example of him collecting information rather than providing."

Alex is now serving time in the Mccormick Correctional Institution, a maximum security prison.

He is still awaiting trial in state court on more than 99 financial crimes, and last week pleaded not guilty to 22 more federal charges of a similar nature.

The saga continues.

Read More: Murdaugh pleads not guilty to 22 federal charges tied to alleged financial crimes

A Timeline

June 7, 2021, Alex Murdaugh murders his wife Maggie and son Paul at their home in Colleton County.

September 2021, Murdaugh arrested on charges related to insurance fraud from a roadside shooting incident that turned out to be a botched assisted suicide scheme. The roadside shooting followed the discovery of Murdaugh's long-running theft, embezzlement, fraud and money laundering schemes victimizing his clients, friends and law firm.

Murdaugh was fired from his family law firm the day before the shooting, and his law license was suspended the next week. He entered drug rehab for opioid addiction after leaving the hospital and being arrested.

October 2021, Murdaugh arrested again, charged with the initial spate of charges related to his stealing or misappropriating nearly $9 million over the course of 10 years from 2011 to 2021. Judge Clifton Newman did not grant Murdaugh bond pending a psych evaluation, and he has not walked free a day since.

November 2021, Murdaugh's assets frozen by Judge Daniel Hall because attorneys for Murdaugh's various victims discovered Murdaugh and his family members trying to liquidate and hide his assets. Meantime, Judge Newman upheld his order of no bond following Murdaugh's psych exam. Also in November, a state grand jury returned five indictments and 27 charges against Murdaugh related to his financial crimes.

December 2021, the State Grand Jury indicts Murdaugh for 21 new charges tied to his financial crimes.

January 2022, the State Grand Jury brought 23 new charges against Murdaugh for financial crimes.

March 2022, State Grand Jury brings 4 new charges against Murdaugh for financial crimes, plus 18 charges against Cory Fleming.

May 2022, State Grand Jury brings 20 charges against Russell Laffitte.

June 2022, State Grand Jury charges Murdaugh and Eddie Smith with drug and financial crimes.

July 2022, Murdaugh indicted for murders of wife and son by Colleton County grand jury. Murdaugh pleads not guilty. Russell Laffitte indicted on federal bank fraud charges, first federal charges in case.

August 2022, Murdaugh, Jerry Rivers and Spencer Roberts indicted on new charges tied to drugs and Eddie Smith. Also, Russell Laffitte indicted on a new state charge for financial crimes.

November 2022, jury finds Russell Laffitte guilty on all 6 federal fraud, conspiracy and misappropriation charges.

December 2022, Murdaugh indicted for tax evasion, bringing total charges from the State Grand Jury to 99.

January 2023, Murdaugh state murder trial begins in Colleton County.

March 2023, Colleton County jury finds Murdaugh guilty of murdering his wife and son. Judge Newman gives Murdaugh two life imprisonment sentences. Murdaugh maintains his innocence, announces his intent to appeal his conviction.

May 2023, A federal grand jury indicts Murdaugh on fraud, conspiracy and money laundering charges. Cory Fleming pleads guilty to a federal fraud conspiracy charge.

June 2023, Murdaugh pleads not guilty to federal fraud charges, but attorneys announce change of plea hearing is imminent.

Read All News 4's Coverage: MURDAUGH MURDERS

Looking Ahead

July/August 2023: Federal sentencing hearing for Murdaugh co-conspirator Russell Laffitte.

August 14, 2023: Jury trial begins in civil lawsuit against Murdaugh and convenience store mogul Greg Parker over Mallory Beach's boat crash wrongful death case.

September 11, 2023: Murdaugh co-conspirator Cory Fleming's state trial begins in Hampton County.

No state trial dates have been set for Alex Murdaugh or Russell Laffitte.

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