Alex Murdaugh Unsuccessfully Argues Conviction Was Result Of Jury Tampering

 January 30, 2024

A South Carolina judge has denied Alex Murdaugh's bid for a new double-murder trial.

The decision was not taken lightly and was made after "hearing allegations that jury tampering influenced the guilty verdict."

Murdaugh's defense team "accused a clerk of court of tampering with a jury," according to ABC News.

Judge Jean Toal looked into the issue and admitted that "she wasn't sure if Colleton County Clerk Becky Hill was telling the truth that she never spoke to jurors about the case, saying she was 'attracted by the siren call of celebrity.'"

After reviewing the full transcript of the six-week trial, Toal eventually decided that she couldn't grant a new trial based "'on the strength of some fleeting and foolish comments by a publicity-seeking clerk of court' because they didn't actively change the jurors' minds."

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