Alex Murdaugh’s murder trial starts with cellphones, bullets


              Prosecutor Creighton Waters delivers his opening statement in Alex Murdaugh's double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Joshua Boucher/The State via AP)
            
              Defense attorney Dick Harpootlian delivers an opening statement in Alex Murdaugh's double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Joshua Boucher/The State via AP)
            
              John Marvin Murdaugh and his wife Liz Murdaugh, Brooklynn White and Buster Murdaugh, from left, attend the opening day of Alex Murdaugh's double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Grace Beahm Alford/The State via AP)
            
              John Marvin Murdaugh looks over to his family before opening statements in his brother Alex Murdaugh's double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Joshua Boucher/The State via AP)
            
              John Marvin Murdaugh and his wife Liz Murdaugh listen to opening statements in his brother Alex Murdaugh's double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Grace Beahm Alford/The State via AP)
            
              Alex Murdaugh listens during opening statements in his double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Grace Beahm Alford/The State via AP)
            
              Defense attorney Dick Harpootlian delivers an opening statement in Alex Murdaugh's double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Joshua Boucher/The State via AP)
            
              Alex Murdaugh talks with his defense team Jim Griffin, left, and Dick Harpootlian, right, at the close of the first day of his double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Grace Beahm Alford/The State via AP)
            
              Alex Murdaugh looks back toward his family, including his sister Lynn Murdaugh Goette during a break in his double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Grace Beahm Alford/The State via AP)
            
              Alex Murdaugh becomes emotional after seeing his family in the courtroom as opening statements begin in his double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Grace Beahm Alford/The State via AP)
            
              Alex Murdaugh becomes emotional after seeing his family in the courtroom as opening statements begin in his double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Grace Beahm Alford/The State via AP)
            
              Alex Murdaugh becomes emotional after seeing his family in the courtroom as opening statements begin in his double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Grace Beahm Alford/The State via AP)
            
              Prosecutor Creighton Waters delivers his opening statement in Alex Murdaugh's double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Joshua Boucher/The State via AP)
            
              Defense attorney Dick Harpootlian delivers an opening statement in Alex Murdaugh's double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Joshua Boucher/The State via AP)
            
              John Marvin Murdaugh and his wife Liz Murdaugh, Brooklynn White and Buster Murdaugh, from left, attend the opening day of Alex Murdaugh's double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Grace Beahm Alford/The State via AP)
            
              John Marvin Murdaugh looks over to his family before opening statements in his brother Alex Murdaugh's double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Joshua Boucher/The State via AP)
            
              John Marvin Murdaugh and his wife Liz Murdaugh listen to opening statements in his brother Alex Murdaugh's double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Grace Beahm Alford/The State via AP)
            
              Alex Murdaugh listens during opening statements in his double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Grace Beahm Alford/The State via AP)
            
              Defense attorney Dick Harpootlian delivers an opening statement in Alex Murdaugh's double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Joshua Boucher/The State via AP)
            
              Alex Murdaugh talks with his defense team Jim Griffin, left, and Dick Harpootlian, right, at the close of the first day of his double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Grace Beahm Alford/The State via AP)
            
              Alex Murdaugh looks back toward his family, including his sister Lynn Murdaugh Goette during a break in his double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Grace Beahm Alford/The State via AP)
            
              Alex Murdaugh becomes emotional after seeing his family in the courtroom as opening statements begin in his double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Grace Beahm Alford/The State via AP)
            
              Alex Murdaugh becomes emotional after seeing his family in the courtroom as opening statements begin in his double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Grace Beahm Alford/The State via AP)
            
              Alex Murdaugh becomes emotional after seeing his family in the courtroom as opening statements begin in his double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Grace Beahm Alford/The State via AP)
Alex Murdaugh’s murder trial starts with cellphones, bullets