A South Carolina jury found disbarred attorney Richard "Alex" Murdaugh

guilty of murder Thursday in the 2021 killings of his wife and son

The jury deliberated less than three hours

Alex Murdaugh 54, was found guilty of two counts of murder

Alex Murdaugh wife Maggie, 52, and son Paul, 22

were found fatally shot near dog kennels at the family's home

Murdaugh admitted in court that he lied to investigators

when he told them he was not at the kennels

The minimum sentence for murder is 30 years in prison

Alex Murdaugh South Carolina lawyer found guilty of murder