Alex Murdaugh claims new 'mystery evidence' entitles him to a new murder trial
Richard "Alex" Murdaugh, the once-prominent South Carolina lawyer who was convicted of murdering his wife Maggie and son Paul in 2021, believes that "newly discovered evidence" entitles him to a retrial, The Independent's Rachel Sharp reports.
"Murdaugh's attorneys Dick Harpootlian and Jim Griffin will hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday afternoon on the grounds of the South Carolina State House in Columbia as they file a motion requesting a retrial in the high-profile case," Sharp writes. "At the briefing, they will unveil for the first time the mysterious new evidence that they claim warrants a new trial."
Sharp adds, "The latest development comes one week after the convicted killer lost some of his inmate privileges after he fed information to Fox Nation documentary The Fall of the House of Murdaugh without permission from prison officials."
Meanwhile, Murdaugh's son Buster told Fox Nation anchor Martha MacCallum on Tuesday that he believes that his dad is innocent.
"Did you ever go there and say, 'Maybe it's possible that he did this?'" MacCallum asked.
"No," Murdaugh replied. "Because I think that I hold a very unique perspective that nobody else in that courtroom ever held. There are always two sides to the story. Now, they can pick which one they want to believe, but I think there's still a heck of a lot that still needs to be answered about what happened on June the 7th."
Murdaugh was sentenced to two consecutive life terms after a jury rendered its verdict. Deliberations lasted three hours.
Sharp's analysis continues at this link.
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