The small town of Walterboro, South Carolina, is returning to normalcy after the six-week long trial of Alec Murdock, who was found guilty of murdering his wife and son.
However, the trial brought national attention to the town, and it has become a tourist attraction for many people who are fascinated by the case.
People are visiting the Carlton Courthouse and the Moselle property where the murders took place to take pictures and see where the crime occurred.
Mandy Burdick, co-owner of Twigg, a shop in Walterboro, said that her store became a common tourist spot for those who couldn’t get into the courthouse due to capacity restrictions.
The trial is over, and the courthouse is now empty, but people still stop by to take pictures and visit the site of the crime.
Local attorneys say that the level of power and influence the Murdock family had over Walterboro played a huge role in the case’s national attention, and the new information revealed in the trial allowed viewers to imagine what might have happened.
Despite Murdock’s two life sentences, his legal team has filed an appeal asking for his murder convictions and sentences to be overturned.