(NewsNation) — Alex Murdaugh’s legal professional was shocked to listen to Colleton County Clerk of Courtroom Rebecca Hill’s claims within the new season of a Netflix sequence concerning the case.
“I’m reacting in actual time to that. Frankly, that’s the primary I’ve heard of that. There’s a code of judicial ethics that applies to all court docket officers that claims no judicial officer ought to give their opinion about somebody’s guilt or innocence whereas the case is pending and pending consists of whereas the case is on enchantment,” legal professional Jim Griffin instructed NewsNation senior nationwide correspondent Brian Entin.
“I’m flabbergasted that she is expressing her private opinion that he murdered his spouse and son and had assist. I imply that is the primary I’ve heard of that, and it’s stunning,” he continued.
Throughout an look on “Dan Abrams Reside,” Griffin reacted to Hill’s claims in new episodes of Netflix’s “Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal” that dropped final week.
Within the docuseries, Hill means that she thinks Murdaugh could have had assist with the murders of his spouse and youngest son.
“I do assume Alex pulled the set off, after which I believe he had assist with cleansing up the whole lot that wanted cleansing up,” Hill stated within the sequence. “And what we had left was the crime scene that took us to the trial.”
Griffin gave the impression to be stunned that an officer of the court docket would brazenly share what she thought concerning the case.
“It’s only one extra stunning revelation in a sequence of issues that we’ve discovered for the reason that trial,” Griffin stated.
Griffin and the remainder of Murdaugh’s authorized group are interesting the convicted assassin’s conviction based mostly on what they name “unprecedented” actions by Hill. She is accused by Murdaugh’s group of telling jurors to not be “misled” or “fooled” by his testimony.
“The issues that she is alleged to have accomplished are crimes. I imply, they’re crimes underneath the South Carolina code of legal guidelines. So, if she did what the jurors reported she did, she’s in authorized jeopardy as a lot as Alex Murdaugh is in authorized jeopardy,” Griffin stated.
An legal professional for among the jurors has disputed claims introduced by Murdaugh’s attorneys.
“It is rather, very, very possible that the jurors who didn’t hear it may be telling the reality and the jurors that did hear it may be telling the reality,” Griffin stated. “What we’ve discovered is jurors have been housed in two separate rooms within the courthouse and that the knowledge we’ve been supplied is that it was not a secret inside the jury room as to the place individuals stood all alongside throughout the case. If Hill goes to foyer one group of jurors or if she’s going to foyer all of them, however in the event you’re going to choose a number of, she’s going to choose a number of who’re the fence setters.”
He continued: “And people are the parents who’ve come ahead and given us statements that they have been not sure of Alex and so they have been ready to listen to all proof.”
In March, Alex Murdaugh, a member of a once-powerful authorized dynasty in South Carolina, was discovered responsible of murdering his spouse Maggie and youngest son Paul. He was sentenced to life with out parole. The disbarred legal professional additionally pleaded responsible to quite a few monetary federal prices final week.