Alex Murdaugh is scheduled to seem in court for the first time since he was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his spouse and son.
The 55-year-old disbarred legal professional is predicted to be in a Beaufort, South Carolina, courtroom Thursday morning for a standing listening to on a separate felony case stemming from the alleged theft of tens of millions in insurance coverage funds supposed for the household of his late housekeeper Gloria Satterfield.
Satterfield died in 2018 from issues of a slip and fall after tumbling on the steps of the household’s essential residence at Moselle.
Murdaugh tried to skip the court look, however Judge Clifton Newman, who additionally presided over his murder trial, ordered him to indicate up. Attorneys are anticipated to set a trial date.
The convicted killer’s former buddy and co-conspirator Corey Fleming can be scheduled for sentencing on Thursday in the identical case. He pleaded responsible to 23 prices for conspiring with Murdaugh to steal from former shoppers and buddies.
A 3rd co-defendant, former Palmetto Bank CEO Russell Laffitte, may be in court.
The look comes on the identical day that the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office is scheduled to answer an explosive movement for a brand new trial filed by Murdaugh’s attorneys final week accusing Colleton County Clerk Becky Hill of jury tampering in his double murder trial.
Newman sentenced Murdaugh in March to 2 life phrases in jail for gunning down his 52-year-old spouse, Maggie, and his son, Paul, 22, in June 2021. Hill learn the jury’s verdict.
Murdaugh has maintained his innocence and is interesting.
FOX Nation aired the hit docuseries “The Fall of the House of Murdaugh” which featured an interview with Hill recounting her position in the blockbuster six-week trial.
Murdaugh’s solely dwelling son, Buster, additionally spoke completely with FOX Nation and stated his father didn’t obtain a good trial.
“I think it was a tilted table from the beginning,” he informed Martha MacCallum. “And I think, unfortunately, a lot of the jurors felt that way prior to when they had to deliberate. It was predetermined in their minds, prior to when they ever heard any shred of evidence that was given in that room.”