Attorneys who represent convicted killer Alex Murdaugh have filed a motion for a new trial amid allegations the Colleton County clerk of court tampered with the jury during Murdaugh’s six-week trial earlier this year.
Inmate Alex Murdaugh has been convicted of two internal disciplinary charges involving a news interview and using another inmate’s PIN number to make a call, according to the South Carolina Department of Corrections.
By Melissa Rademaker, Steven Ardary and Blair Sabol
A judge handed down a sentence to a former Lowcountry attorney who pleaded guilty in May after being accused of conspiring with Alex Murdaugh to take money from the estate of Murdaugh’s former housekeeper.
The attorneys representing the family of Alex Murdaugh’s former housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield, said a judge recently denied Alex Murdaugh’s motion to rescind confessions he made regarding details surrounding Satterfield’s 2018 death.
An 8-year-old cold case in the Lowcountry may be heating up after questions have lingered about the death of Stephen Smith, a 19-year-old former classmate of Buster Murdaugh’s, since his body was discovered along a Hampton County road in 2015.
A misunderstanding led to the release of unredacted body camera footage from the murder scene at Moselle, according to the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office and the Colleton County clerk’s office.
After admitting to stealing millions in settlement money from his former housekeeper’s family, convicted killer Alex Murdaugh is now looking to rescind a different admission: that he lied about the circumstances surrounding his housekeeper’s fatal fall.
Defense attorneys for Alex Murdaugh, who was convicted by a Colleton County jury on March 2 of murdering his wife Maggie and son Paul, are asking a judge to allow them to access more of his funds to help fund an appeal of those convictions.