Friday (November 17, 2023), Tonight “Dateline” Lead detectives speak out about the investigation into once-prominent South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh
Tonight, the November 17 Dateline NBC episode airs at 9PM ET/8PM CT. In a Dateline exclusive, lead detectives speak out about the investigation into once-prominent South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh, convicted last March of murdering his wife Maggie and son Paul. The interviews are part of a new two-hour Dateline special, The Murdaugh Murders: Inside the Investigation
or the first time, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division investigators Britt Dove and David Owen speak out about the moment they discovered video evidence proving Alex was at the scene of the murders when they occurred. Dove explained to NBC News’ Craig Melvin that after listening to the video “three to four times,” he was in “disbelief.” Owen added he knew at that moment the case had been blown wide open, saying: “I can prove that Alex was lying to me.”
Owen also revealed that after an interrogation, Alex thanked him for “doing” his job, and then shook his hand. Asked if he was surprised by Alex’s comments, Owen responded, “After I just accused him of killing his wife and son? Hell yeah.”
The Murdaugh Murders: Inside the Investigation also features an interview with the former Murdaugh family housekeeper Blanca Turrubiate Simpson, who opens up about her unique history with the Murdaughs, as well as Judge Clifton Newman, who presided over the murder trial.
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