Alex Murdaugh pleaded guilty Friday to a slew of financial crimes in state court, adding to the prison time facing the longtime lawyer who was convicted of killing his wife and son.
An appeals court in South Carolina is allowing Alex Murdaugh to ask a judge to throw out his murder convictions and life sentence and get a new trial after his lawyers accused the court clerk in his trial of influencing the jury.
Murdaugh, who was convicted of killing his wife and son, has now pleaded guilty in federal court to 22 counts of financial fraud and money laundering.
One of Murdaugh’s attorneys said he was “very optimistic” they’d get a new trial based on alleged evidence of jury tampering.
Alex Murdaugh’s surviving son said he believes the man convicted of murdering his mom and brother is innocent and he is afraid the person who killed them could come for him next.
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The former CEO of a respected South Carolina bank will spend seven years in federal prison for helping Alex Murdaugh steal nearly $2 million from clients' legal settlements.
Mallory Beach, 19, was killed in the crash caused by Paul Murdaugh, who was later murdered by his father.
Alex Murdaugh entered his plea on the federal charges on Wednesday, but his lawyers said at the hearing he might change it soon.
The federal charges come in addition to more than 100 state charges that he has yet to go on trial for.