Murdaugh’s defense files notice of appeal after murder convictions

Dick Harpootlian, defense attorney for Alex Murdaugh, released a statement to FOX Carolina about the process of appealing his convictions and life sentences.
Published: Mar. 9, 2023 at 5:27 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 10, 2023 at 3:31 PM EST
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WALTERBORO, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The legal defense team for Alex Murdaugh filed a notice of appeal after he was convicted of the murders of his wife and son.

The document states they will seek to appeal Murdaugh’s convictions as well as the two life sentences handed down by Judge Clifton Newman.

Attorney Dick Harpootlian tweeted Thursday afternoon saying, “This is the next step in the legal process to fight for Alex’s constitutional right to a fair trial.”

FOX Carolina asked Harpootlian if he believes the convictions and sentences will be overturned.

“We hope,” Harpootlian said. “It should be overturned.”

A jury found Murdaugh guilty of shooting wife Maggie and son Paul to death in June 2021 on the family’s 1,700-acre hunting property.

Stay with FOX Carolina for updates on this developing story.

For full coverage visit The Murdaugh Trial section.