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Alex Murdaugh Is Sentenced One Final Time

Convicted murderer racks up another 40 years in prison for stealing from clients, law firm

(Newser) - For maybe the last time, Alex Murdaugh, in a prison jumpsuit instead of the suit he used to wear, shuffled into a courtroom Monday in South Carolina and was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison. Murdaugh was punished—this time in federal court—for stealing from clients and his...

Prosecutors: We Think Murdaugh Lied About the $6M

They say he failed a polygraph about $6M that remains missing

(Newser) - Convicted killer Alex Murdaugh didn't tell the truth when FBI agents repeatedly asked him where more than $6 million he stole ended up and whether another attorney not yet identified helped him steal from clients and his law firm, federal prosecutors said in court documents Tuesday. The prosecutors want...

Murdaugh Loses Bid for New Trial Over Comments

Juror testifies about remarks by clerk

(Newser) - A South Carolina judge on Monday denied Alex Murdaugh's bid for a new trial after his defense team accused a clerk of court of jury tampering . Judge Jean Toal ruled that even if Colleton County Clerk Becky Hill did tell jurors to watch Murdaugh's actions and body language...

Another Woe for Clerk in Alex Murdaugh Trial

Rebecca Hill accused of plagiarism

(Newser) - Behind the Doors of Justice: The Murdaugh Murders is plugged as a way to get inside the Alex Murdaugh trial "through the eyes" of someone who was on its sidelines. But maybe not entirely through that person's pen. NBC News reports the book by Colleton County Clerk of...

Alex Murdaugh Gets Another 27 Years
Alex Murdaugh
Gets Another
27 Years

Alex Murdaugh Gets Another 27 Years

Disgraced lawyer, already serving time for murder, pleads guilty to stealing from clients

(Newser) - Alex Murdaugh is already in prison for the murders of his wife and son, but as ABC News reports, Tuesday brought a different piper for the disgraced South Carolina legal scion to pay: His former clients. Murdaugh pleaded guilty to bilking them out of millions of dollars over the...

Court to Hear Claims of Jury Tampering in Murdaugh Case
Alex Murdaugh
Could Get a New Trial

Alex Murdaugh Could Get a New Trial

Court is considering allegations of jury tampering by the county clerk

(Newser) - Alex Murdaugh is now a step closer to a new murder trial. The South Carolina Court of Appeals issued a ruling Tuesday that sends his case back to circuit court to consider allegations of jury tampering by Colleton County Clerk of Court Rebecca "Becky" Hill, per WJCL . Murdaugh's...

Court Official Tampered With Jury, Murdaugh's Attorneys Say

They want a new trial over the alleged actions of Rebecca Hill

(Newser) - Alex Murdaugh wants a new murder trial, and detailed the reason why in a 65-page filing submitted Tuesday. His lawyers argued that jury tampering occurred, thereby denying him a fair trial, and included sworn affidavits from three jury members in their filing. Sources tell NBC News at least two jurors...

Murdaugh Lost a Lot of Prison Privileges This Week

Inmate can't use phone, tablet, or prison canteen after participating in Fox docuseries

(Newser) - Imprisoned double murderer Alex Murdaugh just lost his cell phone, tablet, and canteen privileges for breaking prison rules to participate in a Fox Nation docuseries. Murdaugh—a former high-profile lawyer who was sentenced to life in prison without parole in the June 2021 killings of his wife, Margaret, and their...

Man Who 'Repeatedly' Enabled Alex Murdaugh Gets 7 Years

Russell Laffitte was found guilty of wire and bank fraud in November

(Newser) - The man who once headed a highly respected bank in the South Carolina Lowcountry will spend seven years in federal prison for helping convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh steal nearly $2 million from clients' legal settlements. Russell Laffitte was sentenced Tuesday after a jury found him guilty of six charges related...

Victim's Family Settles for $15M in Murdaugh Boat Crash

Comes after judge refused to separate chain store, Alex Murdaugh in wrongful death case

(Newser) - The family of a teen killed in a boat crash, which prosecutors say began the financial downfall of double murderer Alex Murdaugh, has reached a $15 million deal to settle a lawsuit against a convenience store chain that sold Murdaugh's son alcohol while underage, the AP reports. Sunday's...

Judge Says He Felt Sorry for Murdaugh

'I cannot imagine him having a peaceful night, knowing what he did,' Clifton Newman says

(Newser) - The judge who presided over Alex Murdaugh's murder trial—and sentenced the former attorney to life in prison without parole after a jury found him guilty of killing his wife and son—says he felt some pity for the man, NBC reports. "I felt sorry for him,"...

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...

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