Despite admitting to lying to authorities about his whereabouts on the night of their deaths, the convicted murderer has repeatedly insisted that he is innocent. In his latest move to clear his name, Murdaugh is petitioning for a new trial based on alleged "newly discovered evidence" that a court clerk supposedly attempted to sway the jury for a shot at fame and fortune.
"Ms. Hill had frequent private conversations with the jury foreperson, a Court-appointed substitution for the foreperson the jury elected for itself at the request of Ms. Hill," the court document said.
"Ms. Hill did these things to secure for herself a book deal and media appearances that would not happen in the event of a mistrial," the filing continued. "Ms. Hill betrayed her oath of office for money and fame."
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At his March sentencing hearing, the disgraced former lawyer told the judge that he would "never under any circumstances hurt" his wife and son — and his oldest son, Buster, recently confirmed that he believes him.
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"I think that I've set myself up to be safe," he said in the tell-all. "But yes, when I go to bed at night, I have a fear that there is somebody else still out there."