Attorney General Alan Wilson and state prosecutors have filed a response to a motion by Alex Murdaugh and his defense attorneys regarding alleged jury tampering. Murdaugh’s attorneys claimed that Colleton County Clerk of Court Rebecca Hill was involved in jury tampering during the trial where Murdaugh was found guilty of killing his wife and youngest son. Following the filing of the motion, AG Wilson called on the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) to investigate the allegations.
In their five-page response, the Attorney General’s office argued that Murdaugh’s request is procedurally defective. They stated that Murdaugh is required to provide relevant information, such as how he became aware of the alleged jury tampering. The Attorney General’s office is requesting the appellate court to dismiss the motion and grant Murdaugh 10 days to correct the procedural defect and disclose when and how he first learned of the alleged jury tampering.
If the case proceeds, the AG’s office urged Judge Clifton Newman to consider the credibility of the claims in light of significant factual disputes that undermine their credibility. Attorney Dick Harpootlian stated last week that they hope to receive approval for a hearing to investigate these allegations, possibly by the end of the month.