Prosecutors seek THIRD life sentence for Alex Murdaugh to ensure he dies behind ... trends now
The prosecutors who put Alex Murdaugh behind bars for murdering his wife and son have revealed that they are pursuing a third life sentence for financial crimes.
A third conviction would ensure the legal scion dies in prison, and authorities insist they will not stop chasing charges against Murdaugh until each of his victims in numerous financial fraud and theft scams see justice.
Murdaugh is facing 99 pending charges for financial crimes, and the convicted murderer could be back in court in each of the five South Carolina counties where the admitted offences took place.
State Attorney General Alan Wilson and Deputy Attorney General Creighton Waters told ABC4News they are '100 percent' intent on pushing for the third conviction.
Convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh, center, could lose his chance at parole as prosecutors insist they are seeking a third life sentence
Murdaugh is currently housed in high-security Kirkland Correctional Institution, one of South Carolina's most notorious prisons.
And while the disgraced former lawyer escaped the death penalty for the murder of his wife Maggie and son Paul, a third life sentence conviction would mean Murdaugh will spend the rest of his life behind bars due to the state's 'three strikes' law.
He is currently appealing his murder conviction, but the state is specifically seeking three additional convictions for breach of trust totaling $10,000 or more.
Three additional convictions on the breach of trust charges would result in a life sentence, removing his chance of parole.
However, prosecutors say they won't stop at just three extra convictions.
'These victims deserve their day in court, and we are going to pursue every case that involves every other victim,' state AG Wilson said.
'They get their shot, they get their day in court.'
Waters, who is