Pilar Melendez, The Daily Beast

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Past articles by Pilar:

Judge Sentences ‘Monster’ Murdaugh Despite His Last-Minute Denial

“I’m innocent. I would never hurt my wife, Maggie, and I would never hurt my son Paul Paul,” Murdaugh said Friday before he was sentenced to life in prison. → Read More

Alex Murdaugh Set to Take the Stand in His Own Defense

Murdaugh is accused of murdering his wife and son in June 2021. He is set to tell his side of the story on Thursday. → Read More

This Crafter is ‘Hooked’ on the Murdaugh Murder Trial

The case is being watched all across the nation. But only one woman was inspired to get out her crochet needle. → Read More

Alex Murdaugh’s Lawyer Scolded for Tweeting WaPo Op-Ed About Murder Trial

Judge Clifton Newman compared his online actions to that of NBA star Kyrie Irving. → Read More

Alex Murdaugh’s Surviving Son Describes ‘Heartbroken’ Dad on the Stand

Buster Murdaugh had not spoken out since his mom and younger brother were murdered in June 2021. → Read More

The Most Intriguing Clues in the Murdaugh Murder Trial

Evidence has included a Gucci receipt and strands of brown hair but no details on the significance. → Read More

Did Prosecutors Do Enough to Convict Alex Murdaugh?

After prosecutors rested their case on Friday, experts weigh in on whether the state will clinch a guilty verdict. → Read More

Court Hears Alex Murdaugh Recount Botched Suicide-for-Hire Plot

“I was in a very bad place,” Murdaugh told investigators in a previously recorded interview. → Read More

This Judge’s Ruling Could Be Very Bad for Alex Murdaugh

Jurors will get to hear about the South Carolina lawyer’s alleged scheme to cover up millions in debt just before the murders of his wife and son. → Read More

This Bride’s Dream Wedding Was Upstaged by Bloody Murdaugh Trial

It was supposed to be the best day of her life, not a media circus for the “trial of the century.” → Read More

Prosecutors Reveal Weapon They Think Killed Alex Murdaugh’s Wife

But prosecutors still haven’t located the missing firearm. → Read More

Murdaugh Family Murder Trial Is Already a ‘Bloody’ Fight

The disgraced South Carolina lawyer accused of killing his wife and son says blood-spatter evidence from a T-shirt is garbage. → Read More

Capitol Rioter Who Gleefully Posed in Pelosi’s Office Found Guilty

Richard “Bigo” Barnett took the stand in his own defense, and admitted that he regretted storming the Capitol on Jan. 6. → Read More

This Poll Found That Republican Voters Still REALLY Want Trump

The Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll found that 48 percent of Republican voters surveyed would pick the former president in a hypothetical primary. → Read More

No Charges Filed For Louisiana Officers After Death In Custody

Eric Nelson, 28, died in-custody in December 2021 after being tased by police and arrested. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein Just Got Convicted of Rape All Over Again

He already faced decades in prison on the East Coast. Now, his fate looks sealed. → Read More

Rogue Cop Gave Out DUIs Like Candy—and Sent Lives Into Chaos

Their blood tests came back clean. By then, it was too late. → Read More

Kevin Spacey Team Quickly Goes Scorched Earth in Sexual Assault Trial

Despite an avalanche of allegations against the disgraced actor, only one American accuser is left standing—and things got ugly, fast. → Read More

Anna Delvey’s Notoriety Actually Helped Her Get Out of Jail

The convicted scammer will go under house arrest as she fights to stave off deportation after a judge suggested she was too high-profile to vanish. → Read More

Audio Reveals Oath Keeper Boss Craved Violence Before Jan. 6

Months before the riot that got him charged with conspiracy, Stewart Rhodes was thirsty for chaos. → Read More