Convicted Murderer Alex Murdaugh Requests New Trial After Claiming Clerk Tampered With Jury to Get a Book Deal

alex murdaugh mega
Source: mega

Sep. 5 2023, Published 3:14 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

Alex Murdaugh was found guilty of the brutal murders of his wife and his youngest son earlier this year and is currently serving out a double life-sentence for his crimes.

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.

Article continues below advertisement
alexmurdaugh pp
Source: mega

Alex Murdaugh was found guilty of murdering his wife, Maggie, and his son, Paul, on March 2.

Murdaugh's attorneys claimed that Colleton County's Clerk of Court, Rebecca Hill, "instructed jurors not to be 'misled' by evidence presented in Mr. Murdaugh's defense."

The legal filing also stated that Hill allegedly "told jurors not to be 'fooled by' Mr. Murdaugh's testimony in his own defense."

Article continues below advertisement
alexmurdaugh mega
Source: mega

Murdaugh was sentenced to to serve out two consecutive life sentences on March 3.

"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."

Alex Murdaugh
Article continues below advertisement
alex murdaugh mega
Source: mega

Murdaugh attempted to appeal the conviction days after his sentencing took place.

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.

As OK! previously reported, Alex's only living child claimed that he's "fearful" that the real killer will come after him in Fox Nation's special report "The Fall of the House of Murdaugh."

Never miss a story — sign up for the OK! newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what OK! has to offer. It’s gossip too good to wait for!

Article continues below advertisement
Source: OK!

"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."


Want OK! each day? Sign up here!

Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2023 OK!. A DIVISION OF EMPIRE MEDIA GROUP HOLDINGS LLC. OK! is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.