Attorneys for convicted assassin Alex Murdaugh have requested for the removing of the decide in his different instances.
Murdaugh’s authorized crew filed a movement within the South Carolina Supreme Courtroom to have Circuit Courtroom Decide Clifton Newman taken off any instances related to the disgraced lawyer.
Murdaugh has filed a movement for a brand new trial over the brutal killings of his son and spouse and nonetheless faces state fees of economic crimes.
Decide Newman presided over Murdaugh’s homicide trial for the slayings of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh, for which he was convicted and sentenced to life.
The courtroom submitting cites feedback the decide made to the media within the wake of the high-profile homicide trial upon its conclusion in March.
The decide mentioned his ideas on Murdaugh’s guilt and the technique of his authorized crew, the submitting states.
Attorneys for Murdaugh declare that the decide can’t be neutral in future authorized hearings.
Their movement for a brand new trial within the homicide case relies on a declare that Colleton County Clerk of Courtroom Rebecca Hill tampered with the jury.
They allege that three jurors say Ms Hill instructed them to not belief Murdaugh when he testified within the case in his personal defence. Murdaugh’s attorneys say that the decide could know of the clerk’s conduct.
Earlier this month the South Carolina Courtroom of Appeals agreed to place his enchantment within the case on maintain whereas his attorneys filed a movement for a brand new trial.