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WATCH LIVE: Convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh appears back in court

Murdaugh is back in court for a status hearing on jury tampering allegations after being convicted in the killing of his wife and son.

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Alex Murdaugh will appear in a Richland County, South Carolina, courtroom Tuesday morning to discuss his request for a new murder trial.

Lawyers for Murdaugh, who was convicted last year of fatally shooting his wife and son in June 2021 on their family hunting estate, are expected to argue that Colleton County Clerk Beck Hill engaged in jury tampering before they found Murdugh guilty of the double murder.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has opened two investigations into Hill’s conduct during Murdaugh’s murder trial, including a probe into allegations that Hill used her position as clerk to benefit financially from sales of her book about the case, which she later admitted included plagiarized writing, and another probe into the jury tampering allegations.


Two men speak inside a courtroom.

Defense attorney Jim Griffin, left, talks with his client Alex Murdaugh in the double murder trial of Alex Murdaugh at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. ( Andrew J. Whitaker/The Post and Courier/Pool)

Neil Gordon, co-author of “Behind the Doors of Justice,” said in a press release that Hill used portions of a BBC article in her writing. Book sales have since been halted.

Prosecutors are expected to call Hill to the stand Tuesday. The defense is expected to call retired Judge Clifton Newman, who oversaw the Murdaugh case, and South Carolina prosecutor Creighton Waters.

Stay with Fox News Digital all day for updates from court.

Audrey Conklin is a digital reporter for Fox News Digital and FOX Business. Email tips to [email protected] or on Twitter at @audpants.

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