'She loved her family': Maggie Murdaugh's friends remember slain socialite as 'devoted' wife and mom
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA: Maggie Murdaugh's friends claim she was "fun, witty," and dedicated to her husband Alex and sons. The body of the 52-year-old mother of two was discovered at the South Carolina home of the family on June 7, 2021. On March 2, Alex was found guilty of her slaying as well as the death of their 22-year-old son Paul.
According to Maggie's friends, the slain wife's personality has disappeared in the sordid narrative. Shellie West said, "She wanted people to know 'that she was fun." West further added, "She had a personality, that she was witty. She loved things. She loved her family."
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West remembered Maggie as a quiet, strong person. "She wasn't the type of person that would stand out in a crowd, but she was always there, you know, to back everybody up," she said. Maggie's personality, according to Caroline Price, was "absolutely" drowned out in the coverage. The three have remained friends since their time together at the University of South Carolina, as reported by DailyMail.
Maggie 'wasn't flashy at all'
Price served as Murdaugh's "big sister" in the sorority Kappa Delta, while West and Murdaugh shared a home after graduation. Both women attended the wedding of the Murdaughs. Price stated Maggie Murdaugh "wasn't flashy at all," whereas Alex was "larger than life." "She loved her family," Price said. "I refer to her sons. She shared a close bond with both her sister and dad. She was a devoted wife who supported Alex," as reported by CBS.
Not 'the wife that was murdered'
West continued by saying, "She was a person, she was a mother, she was a sister, she was a friend, she was a daughter." She added, "You know, she's not 'the wife that was murdered.' I mean, we don't want her to be remembered that way," as per reports.
The jury deliberated for three hours before finding Murdaugh guilty on March 2. The 54-year-old was seen trembling after the verdict was announced at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, South Carolina. The verdict came after six weeks of testimonies. He was later given a life sentence, as MEAWW reported earlier.