Defending Alex Murdaugh: Murderer's Son Claims His Family's 'Real Killer' Is Still Out There Despite Father's Psychopathic Traits

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Buster Murdaugh still believes that hs father is innocent.

Aug. 30 2023, Published 12:37 p.m. ET

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Nearly six months after Alex Murdaugh was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife and son, his only surviving child, Buster Murdaugh, claimed that he believes his family's "real killer" is still at large.

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Alex Murdaugh remains behind bars for the murders of his son, Paul, and wife, Maggie.

In a Fox Nation special report titled "The Fall of the House of Murdaugh," with host Martha MacCallum, Buster said he doesn't "believe" his father killed his wife Maggie Murdaugh, 52, and their son Paul Murdaugh, 22 — nor does he believe Alex hired a hitman to do it.

In a clip of the special report, Buster claimed he is still "absolutely fearful for his life."

"I think that I've set myself up to be safe," he said. "But yes, when I go to bed at night, I have a fear that there is somebody else still out there."

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Murdaugh still faces upwards of 100 other state charges.

In the interview, MacCallum asked Buster whether or not he believed his father was a psychopath — the 26-year-old Murdaugh admitted that it was a "fair assessment."

"I'm not prepared to sit here and say that it encompasses him as a whole, but certainly, I think there are characteristics where you look at the manipulation and the lies and the carrying out of that ... I think that is a fair assessment," Buster explained.

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Murdaugh was found guilty of the double murder on March 2, 2023, and sentenced to life in prison one day later on March 3.

Buster told Fox Nation that attending his father's trial turned out to be "incredibly grueling."

"I mean every anxious, negative emotion is going through my mind at this point. I'm trying to take it in, I'm trying not to break down, trying to hold composure," he continued. "It's an absolutely excruciatingly difficult experience."

He also told the host he doesn't think the jury came to a "fair" conclusion.

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Buster told Fox Nation that his father, Alex Murdaugh, has 'characteristics' that resemble a psychopath.

"I was there for six weeks studying it, and I think it was a tilted table from the beginning," Buster said in another clip shared by Fox News. "I think, unfortunately, a lot of the jurors felt that way prior to when they had to deliberate. It was predetermined in their minds, prior to when they ever heard any shred of evidence that was given in that room."

He went on to say that his father would have a "crappy motive" for killing his family.

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When asked why the jury convicted Alex, Buster said, "I think that people get overwhelmed, and I think that they believe everything that they read ... and I think they took advantage of a jury pool in a very small town, in a very small county."

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As OK! previously reported, Alex Murdaugh was found guilty of the double murder on March 2, 2023, and sentenced to life in prison. Both he and his son have maintained his innocence despite the guilty conviction.

People reported the clips of Buster's tell-all interview.


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