COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) – Attorneys for Alex Murdaugh said in a statement that they expect to receive evidence from the state in the trial in the deaths of his wife and son.
Lawyers Dick Harpootlian and Jim Griffin said they received an order from Judge Clifton Newman on Tuesday afternoon requiring the state to comply with discovery requirements and make the evidence available to the defense.
Harpootlian and Griffin said that while some of the evidence would be subject to a temporary protective order, the state informed them that they should receive the evidence early Wednesday morning.
“We look forward to immediately reviewing the state documents and allegations so that we can continue to build a defense for our client so that we are ready for trial in less than six months,” the attorneys said in a statement. .
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Newman ordered the state to turn over his discovery evidence on Monday, but also granted the state’s request for a temporary protective order.
“It would be inappropriate if there were no restrictions,” Newman said Monday.
Alex Murdaugh has pleaded not guilty to charges of murdering his wife and son.
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