Alex Murdaugh Juror Removed After Discussing Trial Outside Court

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A juror in Alex Murdaugh’s double-homicide trial was removed on Thursday for “improper conversations” about the case with several people outside court.

Judge Clifton Newman said she was bounced after a lengthy investigation by two agents, one of whom was a witness for the prosecution in the trial—a circumstance that made the defense throw a fit.

The juror’s dismissal was announced at a hearing just before Murdaugh’s defense team was set to present closing arguments in the hopes of convincing the jury that Murdaugh did not shoot his wife, Maggie, and his son, Paul, at the family hunting estate in June 2021.

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