Lawyers for convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh are asking South Carolina’s highest court for a new judge as their legal proceedings continue.
Murdaugh’s lawyers want Judge Clifton Newman, the man who presided over Murdaugh’s murder trial, to be excluded from future cases. They also want him to be prevented from conducting a new trial and prosecution for ongoing financial crimes.
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Murdaugh’s team said Newman is biased and could bear witness to allegations that the county clerk tampered with jurors.
It’s unclear when the state Supreme Court might decide, but his attorneys want any trial or hearing suspended until a decision is made.
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