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Murdaugh Accused of Scamming Late Housekeeper's Family

He's been indicted on 22 fraud-related count

(Newser) - Alex Murdaugh was a crooked lawyer as well as a murderer, according to a federal indictment. The disbarred South Carolina attorney has been indicted on 22 federal fraud-related charges, including wire fraud and bank fraud, though his lawyers believe the case will be resolved before it goes to trial, CNN...

For Imprisoned Alex Murdaugh, the Legal Woes Continue

Lawyers for convicted killer still dealing with multiple financial cases

(Newser) - Alex Murdaugh may be serving a life sentence for killing his wife and son, but the legal system is far from done with him. As he sat in his South Carolina prison cell this week, Murdaugh’s lawyers dealt with large financial claims against him, per the AP . They told...

Body of Teen Found Dead Near Murdagh Estate Exhumed
Second Autopsy Conducted
on Stephen Smith

Second Autopsy Conducted on Stephen Smith

Teen was found dead near Murdaugh property in 2015

(Newser) - Stephen Smith, the 19-year-old found dead near the Murdaugh family property in South Carolina in 2015, can "really rest at ease" now that a second autopsy has been conducted, a lawyer for his mother says. Eric Bland says Smith's body was exhumed for the autopsy and returned to...

Judge in Murdaugh Murder Case Speaks Out

Clifton Newman says he wasn't affected by the 'interest and notoriety' surrounding case

(Newser) - South Carolina Circuit Court Judge Clifton Newman has spoken publicly about the Alex Murdaugh case for the first time since he sentenced the disgraced former attorney to two life terms for the murders of son Paul Murdaugh and wife Maggie Murdaugh. In remarks at Cleveland State University College of Law...

Teen Found Dead Near Murdaugh Home Was Murdered: Lawyer

SLED believes Stephen Smith was intentionally killed, according to attorney Eric Bland

(Newser) - Stephen Smith's body has yet to be exhumed, but authorities already consider his 2015 death as murder. An attorney for Smith's mother said Tuesday that the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division believes the 19-year-old's death was a homicide. The South Carolina State Highway Patrol initially said Smith...

What Prison Life Looks Like for Alex Murdaugh

He's being kept away from other inmates for his own safety, at least for now

(Newser) - Alex Murdaugh is being kept away from other inmates at Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina, for his own safety. The state Department of Corrections tells TMZ that the convicted killer—sporting a shaved head in his new mugshot —is held in a single cell with a steel...

Alex Murdaugh's Brother Doesn't Know What to Think

'Not knowing is the hardest thing,' says Randy Murdaugh

(Newser) - Alex Murdaugh's older brother isn't convinced that the South Carolina lawyer really killed his wife and son. "The not knowing is the worst thing," Randy Murdaugh tells the New York Times following his brother's conviction. He says Alex's arrest for murder last July left...

Buster Murdaugh: Media Are Harassing Me
Buster Murdaugh
Goes to the Cops

Buster Murdaugh Goes to the Cops

Complains that media are harassing him and his girlfriend

(Newser) - Buster Murdaugh says he and his girlfriend are being harassed by the media since his father, Alex Murdaugh, was convicted of murdering Buster's mother, Maggie, and brother, Paul. On Sunday morning, Buster Murdaugh called police to make a complaint about a tabloid photo of him inside his condo in...

Murdaugh Jurors Explain Verdict, Egg Incident

They say it might have been a hung jury if it wasn't for kennel video

(Newser) - Three of the jurors who found Alex Murdaugh guilty of murdering his wife and son appeared on the Today show Monday—and they said it might have been a hung jury if not for a video taken on the night of the murders. Prosecutors said the voice of Alex Murdaugh...

Judge's Sentencing Remark Shows Murdaugh Family Pull

Painting in courtroom of Alex Murdaugh's grandfather had to be removed to 'ensure a fair trial'

(Newser) - Alex Murdaugh received two life sentences Friday in South Carolina for the murder of his wife, Maggie, and 22-year-old son, Paul. But before Judge Clifton Newman handed down his decision, he mentioned the sad downfall of Murdaugh, who comes from a prominent family of attorneys in the region, and commented...

Alex Murdaugh Verdict Should Have Taken Longer
2 Takes on the Speedy
Murdaugh Verdict

2 Takes on the Speedy Murdaugh Verdict

3 hours may not have been long enough for jury to consider issues raised by data from devices

(Newser) - After a six-week trial with testimony from 75 witnesses, the jury found Alex Murdaugh guilty in less time than it would have taken them to watch Avatar 2. Farhad Manjoo at the New York Times , who uses they/them pronouns, says that while they have "little quarrel" with the decision...

Alex Murdaugh Receives Two Life Sentences

He again proclaims his innocence in murder of his wife and son in South Carolina

(Newser) - Alex Murdaugh received no mercy on Friday from the judge in his double-murder trial. One day after he was convicted of killing his wife and son , the 54-year-old was sentenced to life without parole, reports the AP . He actually received two consecutive life sentences, per CNN . As the hearing started,...

Jury Convicts Alex Murdaugh in Slayings of Wife and Son

Panel reaches quick murder verdict against disbarred South Carolina lawyer

(Newser) - The verdict in the sensational double-murder trial of Alex Murdaugh is in. A jury in South Carolina on Thursday found the disbarred lawyer guilty of murder in the 2021 slayings of his wife, Maggie, and son, Paul. The panel deliberated less than three hours after a trial that lasted more...

Judge Removes Murdaugh Juror Amid Laughter

Woman's need to retrieve eggs from jury's room leads to rare light moment in the trial

(Newser) - The Alex Murdaugh double-murder trial in South Carolina has been a grim affair, but Thursday morning saw a rare thing in the courtroom: laughter. It came during an otherwise serious matter, as Judge Clifton Newman informed a juror she was being dismissed because she had talked about the case with...

Murdaugh Prosecution: Why Would an Innocent Man Lie?

Prosecution presented closing arguments Wednesday, defense to follow

(Newser) - The prosecution gave its closing arguments Wednesday in Alex Murdaugh's murder trial, and they argued that he was the only one with the means, motive, and opportunity to kill his wife Maggie and son Paul. Video presented at the trial pushed Murdaugh to admit he had lied to investigators...

At Murdaugh Trial, Defense Floats a New Theory

Expert says there must have been 2 killers

(Newser) - A defense expert in the double murder trial of disgraced South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh testified Monday that he thinks two different shooters killed Murdaugh's wife and son, the AP reports. While the idea has hovered over the trial because two different weapons were used and no evidence has...

Murdaugh Jurors Will Visit Crime Scene

Jurors need to understand 'spatial issues' at South Carolina home, defense lawyer says

(Newser) - Jurors in Alex Murdaugh's murder trial in the shooting deaths of his wife and son will visit the South Carolina home where the killings took place before they begin deliberating, the judge ruled Monday. Lawyers for the disgraced South Carolina attorney asked for the trip to the Colleton County...

Prosecutors Tell Murdaugh He's Inventing an Alibi

Murder defendant testifies drugs clouded his thinking

(Newser) - Prosecutors pushed Alex Murdaugh on Friday about what they called his "new story"—testimony about his whereabouts the night his wife and son were shot to death in 2021. The disbarred South Carolina lawyer said on the stand the day before that he had lied to investigators when...

Alex Murdaugh: Yes, 'I Lied.' No, I'm Not a Murderer

“I did not shoot my wife or my son,' he says while testifying in his own defense

(Newser) - Alex Murdaugh took the risky step of testifying in his own defense on Thursday, and he insisted in person that he didn't murder his wife and son in South Carolina. But the 54-year-old disbarred attorney also admitted lying about his whereabouts the night they were killed in 2021....

Surviving Son: Alex Murdaugh 'Heartbroken' After Slayings

Buster Murdaugh takes the stand in his father's defense

(Newser) - As the Alex Murdaugh double-murder trial in the slayings of his wife and son continues in South Carolina, his surviving son's testimony and a lawyer's tweet made headlines Tuesday.
  • Son testifies: Buster Murdaugh, Alex's surviving son, testified in his father's defense and said his dad was

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