That is what is going on now. It is easy to say that Trump’s criminality is unprecedented, but for people who never considered that they could be tricked into supporting a crook, the matter is beyond traumatic. Imagine multiplying the trauma of one spouse confronting that the partner may well be planning murder and multiply that by millions. There are not enough grief counselors.
Perhaps the reason the Alex Murdaugh trial got so much attention was because he served as sort of an avatar of the banality of evil.