The defense in the double murder trial of Alex Murdaugh rested its case Monday afternoon following testimony over several days from more than a dozen witnesses, including the defendant himself, laying the groundwork for closing arguments potentially later this week.

The members of the jury will be permitted to stroll through the crime location where the previous South Carolina attorney's significant other and more youthful child were killed.

Prior Monday, Circuit Judge Clifton Newman decided for the safeguard group's solicitation for a "jury view" field outing to assist jurors with better picturing the declaration.

Guard lawyer Richard "Dick" Harpootlian said he believes that the jury should see the family's provincial hunting lodge property known as Moselle, where the groups of Margaret, 52, and Paul, 22, were tracked down close to open air pet hotels on June 7, 2021.

Newman said he would exhort the jury before it goes to the scene that "certain things may not be equivalent to they were a long time back."

Murdaugh contradicted that portrayal, and said he was impacted by his chronic drug use and not being in the right perspective around the hour of the self destruction for-recruit conspire.

Whenever saw as at real fault for the twofold killings, Murdaugh could confront 30 years to life in jail without the chance for further appeal.

A different charge, two counts of ownership of a weapon during a rough wrongdoing, could convey five additional years in jail.