Murdaugh attorneys release statement following AG’s decision not to seek death penalty

Attorneys for Alex Murdaugh released a statement following Attorney General Alan Wilson's call to seek life without parole for the disbarred South Carolina lawyer.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)—Attorneys for Alex Murdaugh released a statement following Attorney General Alan Wilson’s call to seek life without parole for the disbarred South Carolina lawyer.

Murdaugh Attorneys Dick Harpootlian and Jim Griffin say, “We are not surprised but also welcome the decision to not seek the death penalty for Alex Murdaugh. Now there is no impediment for going ahead with the trial scheduled for January 23, when we look forward to evidence, not leaks, determining the outcome.”

Earlier today, SC Attorney General Wilson said, “After carefully reviewing this case and all the surrounding facts, we have decided to seek life without parole for Alex Murdaugh. Because this is a pending case, we cannot comment further.”

Murdaugh is accused of murdering his wife and son in June 2021.

 

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