Judge limits how Alex Murdaugh reviews evidence before trial – InsuranceNewsNet
Monday’s contentious hearing began with the interruption by one of Murdaugh’s lawyers from the Deputy Attorney General
Ultimately, Circuit Judge
The defense said the protective order was not needed because someone in the attorney general’s office was leaking information as an unnamed source about possible blood spatter on Murdaugh’s clothing, which Murdaugh could have lure his wife to their home
Waters and Attorney General
The evidence includes autopsy and crime scene photos, phone records, GPS data, witness statements and thousands of other pages that an unscrupulous media outlet could afford.
“This case is unique and unprecedented in
Murdaugh, who sat at the defense table, said nothing during the hearing.
Murdaugh, 54, remains in jail awaiting trial. Investigators say he killed his wife, Maggie, 52, with a gun and his son Paul, 22, with a shotgun. Prosecutors did not disclose what evidence linked Murdaugh to the murders or a possible motive. Murdaugh’s lawyers have said he categorically denies killing them.
Murdaugh and his family ruled the lowercase legal world
Shield rules mean Murdaugh cannot examine evidence while in protective custody in jail unless his lawyers are with him.
“He was a lawyer,” Waters replied, emphasizing the past.
Murdaugh lost his lawyer’s license earlier this year before being charged in July with killing his wife and son. The murder charges aren’t Murdaugh’s only legal troubles. He also faces about 90 other charges, most of which are financial crimes.
Prosecutors say he stole at least
Authorities also said he also laundered money through a drug ring and by writing 437 checks worth