The first photo of South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh has been released since he was convicted of murdering his wife and child.
The new mug shot, from South Carolina Department of Corrections, shows Murdaugh with a shaved head and wearing yellow prison overalls.
The department said he will remain in South Carolina’s Kirkland Reception and Assessment Center for 45 days while officials decide which maximum-security prison to send him to.
Murdaugh will undergo several tests on his physical and mental health, as well as an educational evaluation.
The corrections department has told US media it is standard procedure for new inmates to get a haircut.
Former personal injury lawyer he was sentenced to a double life sentence Friday for the murder of his wife Maggie, 52, and son Paul, 22, on June 7, 2021.
The jury deliberated for less than three hours the following Thursday a high-profile process which captured the attention of the US public.
Prosecutors said Murdaugh, 54, killed his wife and son outside the kennel on their rural property to divert attention from the fact that he stole millions of dollars from the family’s law firm and clients to fund his opiate addiction.
During the six-week trial, the jury was shown nearly 800 pieces of evidence and heard more than 75 witnesses.
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Murdaugh maintained his innocence during sentencing, saying he “would never under any circumstances” harm his wife and child.
The murders and many other controversies have been linked to the lawyer in the popular Netflix series Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal.
The controversies were discussed during the trial and included: a failed attempt to fake his death so that Murdaugh’s surviving son Buster could collect his multimillion-dollar life insurance payment; a boating accident that killed a 19-year-old woman in which her son Paul was allegedly driving her while under the influence of alcohol; and a dead housekeeper in their family home.
The killer is also charged with 99 other counts of financial crimes dating back several years.
Murdaugh’s family is a well-known name in the South Carolina legal system and has been for more than 100 years.
He was sentenced in the same courtroom where his father, grandfather and great-grandfather tried cases as an elected prosecutor for more than 80 years.
A portrait of his grandfather that hung in the courtroom was removed before the trial.