Alex Murdaugh sentenced to life in prison for double murder; attorneys say they’ll appeal conviction

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The State (Columbia, S.C.)

WALTERBORO, S.C. — Alex Murdaugh’s defense attorneys will quickly file an appeal of their client’s double-murder conviction, they said in a press conference Friday. Attorneys Jim Griffin and Dick Harpootlian said they believe they can get Murdaugh’s life sentence for the murder of his wife, Maggie, and son, Paul, overturned on appeal, questioning Judge Clifton Newman’s decision to allow prosecutors to present evidence of Murdaugh’s alleged financial crimes in his Colleton County murder trial. The jurors “heard everything that would be in an HBO or Netflix documentary,” Griffin said. After a si…

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