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Alex Murdaugh gets legal win in push for new trial

The South Carolina Court of Appeals Tuesday granted Alex Murdaugh’s petition to lobby a lower court for a new murder trial over stunning accusations of jury tampering.

Murdaugh, 55, was sentenced in March to two life terms for fatally shooting his 52-year-old wife, Maggie Murdaugh, and his son, Paul Murdaugh, 22, in June 2021.

In a bombshell motion filed last month, Murdaugh’s lawyers Jim Griffin and Dick Harpootlian asked the state’s highest court to halt the appeal they filed after the verdict and send the case back to the trial judge so they could formally file a motion to overturn the verdict.

Fox Nation aired the series “The Fall of the House of Murdaugh” last month, which includes an interview with Hill.

A spokesperson for the South Carolina State Attorney General, who prosecuted the murder case, said, “We will respond through the legal process at the appropriate time.”

The Colleton County clerk has retained attorneys Will Lewis and Justin Bamberg to represent her against the jury tampering claims. They didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. 

Rebecca Rosenberg is a veteran journalist and book author with a focus on crime and criminal justice. Email tips to rebecca.rosenberg@fox.com and @ReRosenberg.

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