The trial of prominent South Carolina lawyer, Alex Murdaugh, has captivated the nation's attention in recent months. 

Murdaugh stands accused of orchestrating his own shooting in September 2021, in what prosecutors allege was a botched plot to collect a $10 million life insurance policy for his surviving son.

As the trial unfolds, shocking details have emerged about Murdaugh's troubled past, including allegations of financial impropriety and drug abuse. 

Prosecutors have also accused him of arranging for the murder of a former client, who was found dead in 2019.

Throughout the trial, Murdaugh has maintained his innocence, but the evidence presented against him has been damning. 

Witnesses have testified to his involvement in the crimes, and a trove of incriminating text messages has been revealed.

Despite the high-profile nature of the case, the trial has been plagued by delays and procedural issues. 

The judge presiding over the trial has faced criticism for his handling of the proceedings, with some observers suggesting that his actions have favored the defense.

As the trial enters its final stages, many are left wondering what the outcome will be. 

If convicted, Murdaugh faces a potential sentence of life in prison.