Alex Murdaugh filed a notice Thursday to appeal his convictions for the murders of his wife and adult son and a life sentence handed down by a judge.

Murdaugh, 54, was convicted by a jury last week on two counts of murder in the fatal shootings of Margaret, 52, and her youngest son, Paul, 22, in June 2021.

The disgraced South Carolina attorney was also convicted on two other weapons charges.

A jury convicted Murdaugh on March 2 after about three hours of deliberations.

Circuit Court Judge Clifton Newman sentenced Murdaugh to life in prison without parole the next day.

The notice filed in court on Thursday contains no arguments.

Murdaugh’s attorneys listed in the appeal notice documents did not immediately respond to requests for comment Thursday night.

One of them, Dick Harpootlian, at the trial raised questions about the preservation of the crime scene.

Murdaugh’s attorneys moved for a mistrial after the jury reached their guilty verdict, but Newman denied them, saying there was insufficient evidence for the jury to reach their guilty verdict.

Margaret Murdaugh and Paul Murdaugh were shot and killed by kennels on the property of the family’s hunting lodge in rural Colleton County.

Alex Murdaugh called 911 at 10:07 pm on June 7, 2021, claiming he was out and returned to find them murdered.

Prosecutors said he killed them to distract attention from the growing investigation into longstanding financial crimes, which included accusations of theft from his clients, and to gain sympathy.

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