48 Hours Special Episode Of The Trial Of Alex Murdaugh To Air This Saturday

48 Hours Special Alex Murdaugh

A jury in South Carolina on Thursday found the disgraced former attorney Alex Murdaugh guilty of murdering his wife, Maggie, and son Paul, concluding a dramatic and tragic story that has unraveled under a national spotlight. 48 HOURS and CBS News national correspondent Nikki Battiste explore the double life of a once prominent lawyer and his stunning fall from grace in a special episode titled “The Trial of Alex Murdaugh,” to be broadcast Saturday, March 4 (10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and streaming on Paramount+. 

Lead prosecutor Creighton Waters will sit down with Battiste and CBS News for his first one-on-one interview after the sentencing of Murdaugh. Battiste first traveled to South Carolina to cover Maggie and Paul’s murder in the summer of 2021 and has been reporting on the case ever since. 

This special episode of 48 HOURS pre-empts the previously announced episode “Kassanndra’s Secret,” which will air at a later date.

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