Jurors visited the Moselle estate where Alex Murdaugh's wife and son were killed. Here's what we know about the property

Evidence shown in Alex Murdaugh's trial for murder shows the Colleton County, South Carolina, property, known as Moselle.

(CNN)The group of jurors who on Thursday convicted Alex Murdaugh of killing his wife and son had a day earlier visited the sprawling Islandton, South Carolina, property where the 2021 murders took place.

The massive estate, known as Moselle, was at the heart of the trial -- and played a big role in the Murdaugh family's life before the grisly killings.
The 1,700-something acre property includes the house the family lived in for several years, as well as dog kennels, a cabin, and stretches of swamp lands, plotted fields and forests in which Murdaugh would go hunting for deer and other game with his two sons.
      Murdaugh, who had pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder, said he found his wife, Maggie, and younger son, Paul, fatally shot when he returned to Moselle from a visit to his sick mother on the night of June 7, 2021. Their bodies were found near the property's kennels, where the Murdaughs kept their hunting dogs.
        Jurors convicted him of the murders after less than three hours of deliberations.
          The hangar and dog kennels where the bodies of Paul and Maggie Murdaugh were found are seen on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
          The judge agreed earlier in the week to let the group visit the crime scene, despite opposition from prosecutors who said the property has changed since the killings, including that trees have grown taller and thicker than what they were in the summer of 2021. Testimony in the murder trial ended on Tuesday, and closing arguments began shortly after jurors returned to the courtroom Wednesday.
          Here's a close look at what we know about the Moselle estate.

          More than 1,700 acres of land

          The Murdaughs purchased the Moselle property around 2012, Buster Murdaugh, the defendant's surviving son, testified in February.
          The family had been living in Hampton, South Carolina -- a roughly 20-minute drive from Islandton -- but after that house sustained damage during a hurricane, they relocated to the Moselle home, Buster Murdaugh told the court.
          Much of the Moselle property was "really not even accessible," the 26-year-old testified, as some areas are swamps and many parts don't have road systems to navigate the land on.
          "It's a big property," he said, filled with dove fields, duck ponds and deer stands all over. The Murdaugh men frequently went hunting for deer, duck, quail, doves and hogs on the land and would often invite friends to join them.
          The property had a huge population of hogs, Buster Murdaugh testified, which would often ruin the family's dove fields, so the Murdaughs would regularly hunt the animals to "try to cut the numbers down a little bit."
          The gates near Alex Murdaugh's home in Islandton are seen on September 20, 2021.

          Property listed for $3.9 million

          The estate went up for sale last year, several months after the killings, according to CNN affiliate WJCL.
          The listing cited by the affiliate says the Moselle Farm, listed for $3.9 million, is under contract.
          The land "boasts over 2.5 miles of river frontage, offering freshwater fishing, kayaking, and abundant deer, turkey, and waterfowl populations," according to the listing. "To complement the natural amenities there are two man-made waterfowl impoundments capable of being planted with corn and flooded to attract wintering waterfowl. In addition, there is a 20-acre dove field complete with a dead wire and parameter fencing to minimize crop damage."
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