Tearful Buster Murdaugh, 26, was seen honoring the victims in the gruesome murder case that has gripped the country — his late mother Maggie and younger brother Paul — as their father’s murder trial continues in South Carolina.
The only surviving son of disgraced legal scion Alex Murdaugh is seen visiting the graves of his family members slain on Sunday, ahead of a fourth, and potentially final, week of testimony.
He was supported by his 26-year-old girlfriend Brooklynn White, at the Hampton Cemetery in South Carolina, where Buster took a moment to kneel and pay his respects to his mother and brother before planting a kiss in their graves.
The surviving son seemed to hold back tears as he paid his respects, before planting a kiss on his mother’s headstone.
Until now, the graves of Maggie and Paul have not been publicly revealed. At one point, Buster picked up a small statue of a dog that he had left at their burial sites and placed it on his mother’s grave.
The dog appears to resemble the Murdaugh family dog, Bubba, who has become a key player in the case against Alex, 54, who faces 30 years to life in prison if convicted of the murders of his wife. 52 years old, and his son. 22. NYBreaking reports.
Prosecutors have focused on cellphone video recorded by Paul minutes before his death in which voices can be heard in the background ordering Bubba, who had a habit of disturbing chickens and birds, to leave the animals alone.
State witness Rogan Gibson, a close friend of the Murdaughs, testified last week that he was ‘100% sure’ he heard Alex’s voice on the video, which placed him at the crime scene where he claimed he had not been.
Buster – who has been named as a defense witness – and his girlfriend have been seen attending trial proceedings together in recent weeks, and he could potentially take the stand when defense attorneys begin to argue their case.
As testimony continued on Monday, footage of Alex Murdaugh sobbing on the phone yards away from the blood-soaked bodies of his wife and son has been revealed.
Murdaugh is seen sobbing on the phone and asking an officer, ‘They are dead aren’t they?’ The bodies of Maggie and Paul are blurred out after they were shot multiple times at the family’s hunting estate.
After three weeks of explosive testimony, the State is set to rest its case this week, however, some key witnesses including, Curtis ‘Cousin Eddie’ Smith is yet to testify.
Smith is accused of shooting Murdaugh in the head three months after he allegedly killed his wife and son.
Murdaugh and Smith face a separate prosecution over the life insurance scam which was allegedly designed to furnish his surviving son Buster with $11million.
Ahead of the trial, Murdaugh’s defense insinuated that Smith was involved in the killings of Maggie, 52, and Paul, 22, at the family’s sprawling hunting estate in Islandton, South Carolina, on June 7, 2021.
According to Daily Mail, the disbarred lawyer also faces about 100 other charges ranging from stealing money from clients to running a drug and money laundering ring.
Prosecutors contend Murdaugh thought he was about to get caught stealing and killed his wife and son to buy time to cover up the money trail