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South Carolina agency investigates Alex Murdaugh jury tampering claims

South Carolina officials announced Thursday they’re investigating allegations the clerk in Alex Murdaugh’s murder trial tampered with jurors, and Murdaugh’s defense lawyers objected, asking the FBI to step in. 

State Attorney General Alan Wilson asked the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) to probe the claims made Tuesday in an explosive defense motion for a new trial.

“The state’s only vested interest is seeking the truth,” Wilson and SLED said in a joint statement.

Her co-author, Neil Gordon, told Court TV the pair self-published the work and each had to put up $15,000 of their own money. 

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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