Alex Murdaugh New Trial Might Happen

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The Independent

By now you have probably heard the name Alex Murdaugh. Yes, the same South Carolina law scion who allegedly shot his wife of twenty plus years and teenage son in cold blood. He is also the same Alex Murdaugh who robbed his clients of their settlement money to feed his drug habit. According to his own defense lawyers, he spent up to $50,000 a week! (Yes, again, you read that correctly) on pills and whatever other drugs money can buy. 

It seems every week new and more shocking revelation about the once feared lawyer come to light. His statements to the police had so many inconsistencies and plot twists that one has to wonder who let Alex Murdaugh ever practice law. 

Watching his police interviews is painful — and I’m sure it will be taught to first year law students around the country of what not to do unless you want to end up in cuffs. He keeps contradicting himself at every turn, whines, cries, and does a pretty bad job and convincing us he’s innocent. 

For some time, the rest of us had speculated about his motive. Why kill your own wife and son? Was it because she wanted to divorce him? Did hIs son know too much? Insurance money? The speculations are as many as Alex Murdaugh’s never ending list of financial crimes. 

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But the prosecutions had presented another interesting motive and it’s a head scratcher if it’s true. That’s to be expected from someone as low as Alex Murdaugh.

Court TV reported: “Prosecutors claim Murdaugh murdered his wife and son to gain sympathy ahead of a “pending motion that threatened to expose years of substantial debts and illicit financial crimes.” First published by the Associate Press. 

Let that sink…wait…give it a few more minutes. He killed his wife, Maggie, and son, Paul, to gain sympathy

If convicted by a jury of his peers, Alex Murdaugh will spend the rest of his life behind bars where I’m sure he won’t gather any sympathy of the other jail mates. 

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By Jolene Grace

Jolene Grace was a journalist for ten years, interning for CBS evening news, working as a beat report for Oklahoma Public radio, and eventually transitioning into managing digital content for a radio corporation. Currently, she writes crime fiction full time and blogs for the Crime Room. Jolene is fortunate enough to be able to tell the stories of those who no longer can. She’s passionate to write about cold cases being solved. You can read her blogs on or listen to The Crime Room Podcast wherever in the world you happened to be. Let’s Talk Crime.

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