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Welcome to the "Week in Review," where we delve into the true stories behind this week's headlines. Your host, Tony Brueski, joins hands with a rotating roster of guests, sharing their insights and analysis on a collection of intriguing, perplexing, and often chilling stories that made the news.       This is not your average news recap. With the sharp investigative lens of Tony and his guests, the show uncovers layers beneath the headlines, offering a comprehensive perspective that traditional news can often miss. From high-profile criminal trials to in-depth examinations of ongoing investigations, this podcast takes listeners on a fascinating journey through the world of true crime and current events.       Each episode navigates through multiple stories, illuminating their details with factual reporting, expert commentary, and engaging conversation. Tony and his guests discuss each case's nuances, complexities, and human elements, delivering a multi-dimensional understanding to their audience.  Whether you are a dedicated follower of true crime, or an everyday listener interested in the stories shaping our world, the "Week in Review" brings you the perfect balance of intrigue, information, and intelligent conversation. Expect thoughtful analysis, informed opinions, and thought-provoking discussions beyond the 24-hour news cycle. Want to listen to ALL of our podcasts AD-FREE? Subscribe through APPLE PODCASTS, and try it for three days free: https://tinyurl.com/ycw626tj Follow Our Other Cases: https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com The latest on The Downfall of Diddy, Catching the Long Island Serial Killer, Awaiting Admission: BTK’s Unconfessed Crimes, Delphi Murders: Inside the Crime, Chad & Lori Daybell, The Murder of Ana Walshe, Alex Murdaugh, Bryan Kohberger, Lucy Letby, Kouri Richins, Malevolent Mormon Mommys, Justice for Harmony Montgomery, The Murder of Stephen Smith, The Murder of Madeline Kingsbury, and much more! Listen at https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com
Welcome to the "Week in Review," where we delve into the true stories behind this week's headlines. Your host, Tony Brueski, joins hands with a rotating roster of guests, sharing their insights and analysis on a collection of intriguing, perplexing, and often chilling stories that made the news.       This is not your average news recap. With the sharp investigative lens of Tony and his guests, the show uncovers layers beneath the headlines, offering a comprehensive perspective that traditional news can often miss. From high-profile criminal trials to in-depth examinations of ongoing investigations, this podcast takes listeners on a fascinating journey through the world of true crime and current events.       Each episode navigates through multiple stories, illuminating their details with factual reporting, expert commentary, and engaging conversation. Tony and his guests discuss each case's nuances, complexities, and human elements, delivering a multi-dimensional understanding to their audience.  Whether you are a dedicated follower of true crime, or an everyday listener interested in the stories shaping our world, the "Week in Review" brings you the perfect balance of intrigue, information, and intelligent conversation. Expect thoughtful analysis, informed opinions, and thought-provoking discussions beyond the 24-hour news cycle. Want to listen to ALL of our podcasts AD-FREE? Subscribe through APPLE PODCASTS, and try it for three days free: https://tinyurl.com/ycw626tj Follow Our Other Cases: https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com The latest on The Downfall of Diddy, Catching the Long Island Serial Killer, Awaiting Admission: BTK’s Unconfessed Crimes, Delphi Murders: Inside the Crime, Chad & Lori Daybell, The Murder of Ana Walshe, Alex Murdaugh, Bryan Kohberger, Lucy Letby, Kouri Richins, Malevolent Mormon Mommys, Justice for Harmony Montgomery, The Murder of Stephen Smith, The Murder of Madeline Kingsbury, and much more! Listen at https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com
In this episode of "Hidden Killers With Tony Brueski," Robin Dreeke, a retired FBI Special Agent, unravels the complexities of Alex Murdaugh's situation, focusing on his recent 40-year sentence for financial crimes. Despite Murdaugh's attempt to cooperate with the feds by promising to reveal all about his financial misdeeds, his inability to stop lying led to the maximum sentence possible. Dreeke delves into the peculiarities of polygraph tests, emphasizing how they measure physiological responses to stimuli rather than discerning the truth directly. The discussion illuminates how deeply ingrained beliefs or delusions can affect polygraph results, comparing Murdaugh's case to that of Russian spies who pass polygraphs by believing their fabrications. Dreeke also touches on the nuances of interview and interrogation techniques, explaining how stress and deviations from a person's baseline behavior are more telling than a polygraph's results. The conversation shifts to speculate on Murdaugh's future, pondering whether his addiction and the manipulative environment he thrived in have irreparably damaged his psyche, suggesting that Murdaugh might continue to fight his convictions despite facing a life behind bars. Alex Murdaugh's sentencing to 40 years for financial crimes after failing a polygraph test. The role of polygraph tests in investigations and their reliance on physiological responses. The psychological aspect of believing one's lies and its impact on polygraph results. The complexities of interpreting polygraph results and the importance of skilled interviewing techniques. Speculation on Murdaugh's mental state and the likelihood of him continuing to challenge his convictions. #AlexMurdaugh #PolygraphFail #FinancialCrimes #RobinDreeke #TonyBrueski #HiddenKillers #LegalDrama Want to listen to ALL of our podcasts AD-FREE? Subscribe through APPLE PODCASTS, and try it for three days free: https://tinyurl.com/ycw626tj Follow Our Other Cases: https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com The latest on The Downfall of Diddy, Catching the Long Island Serial Killer, Awaiting Admission: BTK’s Unconfessed Crimes, Delphi Murders: Inside the Crime, Chad & Lori Daybell, The Murder of Ana Walshe, Alex Murdaugh, Bryan Kohberger, Lucy Letby, Kouri Richins, Malevolent Mormon Mommys, Justice for Harmony Montgomery, The Murder of Stephen Smith, The Murder of Madeline Kingsbury, and much more! Listen at https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com
In a compelling episode of "Hidden Killers With Tony Brueski," guest Jennifer Coffindaffer, a retired FBI Special Agent, delves into the complex web of Alex Murdaugh's legal troubles following his 40-year federal prison sentence for financial crimes. This sentence, harsher than anticipated, underscores the gravity of Murdaugh's offenses, as well as his failure to fully cooperate with federal authorities despite his initial promise to lay all cards on the table. Coffindaffer offers insights into the legal mechanisms at play, highlighting the comprehensive scope of the search warrant that led to the raid and Murdaugh's subsequent downfall. She underscores the meticulousness of federal investigations, where any incriminating evidence uncovered, even beyond the scope of initial suspicions, is fair game for prosecution. The discussion further explores Murdaugh's potential future actions, speculating on whether his ego will drive him to pursue further legal battles in a bid to clear his name, at least regarding the murder convictions. Coffindaffer skeptically considers the financial underpinnings of Murdaugh's defense, pondering the origins of his legal fund amidst widespread speculation about hidden assets. The episode paints a picture of a man ensnared by his own machinations, desperately clinging to the remnants of his shattered reputation while facing a reality he can no longer control. Alex Murdaugh sentenced to 40 years for financial crimes, reflecting the gravity of his offenses. The legal and investigative process meticulously scrutinized Murdaugh's actions, leading to his conviction. Speculation on Murdaugh's future legal battles, driven by a desire to clear his name in the murder case. Discussion on the potential financial support for Murdaugh's defense, suggesting hidden assets may be funding his legal battles. The complexity of proving attorneys knowingly accepted ill-gotten funds, highlighting the challenges in reclaiming such assets for restitution. #AlexMurdaugh #JenniferCoffindaffer #TonyBrueski #HiddenKillers #FinancialCrimes #LegalBattle #Narcissism #IRSInvestigation #OrganizedCrime #LegalEthics Want to listen to ALL of our podcasts AD-FREE? Subscribe through APPLE PODCASTS, and try it for three days free: https://tinyurl.com/ycw626tj Follow Our Other Cases: https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com The latest on The Downfall of Diddy, Catching the Long Island Serial Killer, Awaiting Admission: BTK’s Unconfessed Crimes, Delphi Murders: Inside the Crime, Chad & Lori Daybell, The Murder of Ana Walshe, Alex Murdaugh, Bryan Kohberger, Lucy Letby, Kouri Richins, Malevolent Mormon Mommys, Justice for Harmony Montgomery, The Murder of Stephen Smith, The Murder of Madeline Kingsbury, and much more! Listen at https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com
In a compelling episode of "Hidden Killers With Tony Brueski," Attorney Eric Faddis delves into the intricate web of legal and personal dilemmas surrounding Alex Murdaugh. Despite Murdaugh's looming life sentence, the conversation sheds light on the nuanced implications of his 40-year sentence for financial crimes, separate from his notorious murder charges. The absence of Dick Harpootlian, a close family friend and steadfast legal defender, sparks speculation about the crumbling support system around Murdaugh and the potential impact on Harpootlian's legacy. Furthermore, Faddis explores the pivotal role of a failed polygraph test in Murdaugh's sentencing, revealing the complexities of legal strategy and the harsh realities of seeking leniency. The discussion also ventures into the future of Murdaugh's legal battles, including the possibility of self-representation and the allure of the case for ambitious attorneys seeking fame. Alex Murdaugh faces a life sentence, further cemented by a 40-year sentence for financial crimes. The notable absence of Dick Harpootlian during sentencing raises questions about Murdaugh's dwindling support. Speculations arise about Harpootlian distancing himself to protect his legacy and public image. Murdaugh's failed polygraph test violated his agreement for leniency, influencing his sentencing. The conversation explores the potential for Murdaugh to seek a new trial, despite overwhelming legal challenges. The financial strain and Murdaugh's tarnished reputation may leave him with limited defense options, including self-representation. #AlexMurdaugh #TonyBrueski #EricFaddis #DickHarpootlian #FinancialCrimes #PolygraphTest #LegalStrategy Want to listen to ALL of our podcasts AD-FREE? Subscribe through APPLE PODCASTS, and try it for three days free: https://tinyurl.com/ycw626tj Follow Our Other Cases: https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com The latest on The Downfall of Diddy, Catching the Long Island Serial Killer, Awaiting Admission: BTK’s Unconfessed Crimes, Delphi Murders: Inside the Crime, Chad & Lori Daybell, The Murder of Ana Walshe, Alex Murdaugh, Bryan Kohberger, Lucy Letby, Kouri Richins, Malevolent Mormon Mommys, Justice for Harmony Montgomery, The Murder of Stephen Smith, The Murder of Madeline Kingsbury, and much more! Listen at https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com
Former attorney Alex Murdaugh faced another chapter of justice as he received a 40-year federal prison sentence for his involvement in financial crimes. This verdict, handed down amidst his existing life sentence for the murders of his wife and son, marks a significant legal conclusion to his tumultuous saga. In a courtroom presided over by U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel, Murdaugh was condemned for exploiting his legal position to defraud clients and his law firm over nearly two decades. Judge Gergel, in delivering the sentence, emphasized the egregious nature of Murdaugh's offenses, highlighting how he preyed upon society's most vulnerable. The federal sentence, which runs concurrently with a 27-year state prison term, solidifies a total of 40 years behind bars for Murdaugh, contingent upon any successful appeals in his murder cases. Prosecutors, seeking a harsher penalty, raised concerns about Murdaugh's incomplete disclosure of stolen funds and implicated another attorney in his illicit activities. Throughout the proceedings, Murdaugh expressed remorse for his actions, attributing his behavior to a decades-long battle with opioid addiction. However, both the judge and prosecutors remained skeptical of his claims, citing the intricate nature of his financial manipulations. Attorney Justin Bamberg, representing several of Murdaugh's victims, underscored the profound impact of his crimes, emphasizing the emotional and financial toll exacted upon innocent individuals. As Murdaugh embarks on his federal prison term, the community continues to grapple with the aftermath of his deceit and betrayal. Despite Murdaugh's apologies, the complexity of his crimes and the ongoing legal battles surrounding his murder convictions cast a shadow of uncertainty over his future. As the saga unfolds, those affected by his actions seek closure and justice in the wake of profound loss and betrayal. Want to listen to ALL of our podcasts AD-FREE? Subscribe through APPLE PODCASTS, and try it for three days free: https://tinyurl.com/ycw626tj Follow Our Other Cases: https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com The latest on Catching the Long Island Serial Killer, Awaiting Admission: BTK’s Unconfessed Crimes, Delphi Murders: Inside the Crime, Chad & Lori Daybell, The Murder of Ana Walshe, Alex Murdaugh, Bryan Kohberger, Lucy Letby, Kouri Richins, Malevolent Mormon Mommys, Justice for Harmony Montgomery, The Murder of Stephen Smith, The Murder of Madeline Kingsbury, and much more! Listen at https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com
On a pivotal day in federal court, Alex Murdaugh, the disgraced former personal injury attorney, was sentenced to an additional 40 years in prison, culminating in a total of 480 months behind bars. This stern judgment was passed down by U.S. District Judge Richard M. Gergel in South Carolina, following Murdaugh's guilty plea to a litany of 22 federal financial crimes charges back in September of the previous year. Judge Gergel expressed his determination to enforce a sentence of 480 months, alongside mandatory restitution surpassing $9 million, aimed at compensating the victims of Murdaugh's extensive financial misdeeds. However, recognizing Murdaugh's incapacity to fulfill this restitution, Gergel opted to waive the fee, mandating instead that Murdaugh immediately pay a $2,000 special assessment. In court, Murdaugh expressed deep remorse for his actions, stating, "I do want you to know and all of the victims to know I am filled with sorrow. I am filled with remorse. I am filled with guilt." Jim Griffin, Murdaugh's attorney, voiced uncertainty regarding the actual duration Murdaugh would serve of the 40-year sentence, noting the federal system's practice of inmates serving roughly 60% of their sentences, which could potentially reduce Murdaugh's time in prison to 24 years. "Things can change over time," Griffin remarked outside the Charleston courthouse. The sentencing drew reactions from various quarters, including Eric Bland, a lawyer representing the victims of Murdaugh's financial crimes. Bland found it "offensive" to compare Murdaugh's victims to those of high-profile financial criminals like Bernie Madoff or the Enron executives, emphasizing that Murdaugh's victims had suffered personal losses, not just financial setbacks. Murdaugh, aged 55, is concurrently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the June 2021 murder of his wife, Maggie, and their youngest son, Paul, a crime prosecutors argue was an attempt to divert attention from his unraveling financial misdeeds. Additionally, Murdaugh faced a 27-year sentence in a state case for his financial crimes, handed down last November. Despite federal prosecutors recommending a 17 to 22-year sentence for Murdaugh's near two-dozen crimes, including bank fraud and money laundering, a recent development saw allegations of Murdaugh failing part of a polygraph test, potentially breaching his plea agreement. Murdaugh's defense team, including Griffin and Dick Harpootlian, contested these allegations, arguing for the dismissal of the charges based on the supposed irregularities of the polygraph test. Their request to review the polygraph examination was initially considered but ultimately withdrawn during Monday's hearing. In the backdrop of these legal proceedings, Murdaugh was also implicated in a jury tampering allegation related to his murder trial. Despite his attorneys' efforts to secure a new trial based on these claims, the court decided against it, leaving Murdaugh to face the consequences of his myriad crimes, both financial and violent, that have irrevocably tarnished his legacy and inflicted immeasurable harm on his victims and their families. Want to listen to ALL of our podcasts AD-FREE? Subscribe through APPLE PODCASTS, and try it for three days free: https://tinyurl.com/ycw626tj Follow Our Other Cases: https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com The latest on Catching the Long Island Serial Killer, Awaiting Admission: BTK’s Unconfessed Crimes, Delphi Murders: Inside the Crime, Chad & Lori Daybell, The Murder of Ana Walshe, Alex Murdaugh, Bryan Kohberger, Lucy Letby, Kouri Richins, Malevolent Mormon Mommys, Justice for Harmony Montgomery, The Murder of Stephen Smith, The Murder of Madeline Kingsbury, and much more! Listen at https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com
Welcome to the "Week in Review," where we delve into the true stories behind this week's headlines. Your host, Tony Brueski, joins hands with a rotating roster of guests, sharing their insights and analysis on a collection of intriguing, perplexing, and often chilling stories that made the news.       This is not your average news recap. With the sharp investigative lens of Tony and his guests, the show uncovers layers beneath the headlines, offering a comprehensive perspective that traditional news can often miss. From high-profile criminal trials to in-depth examinations of ongoing investigations, this podcast takes listeners on a fascinating journey through the world of true crime and current events.       Each episode navigates through multiple stories, illuminating their details with factual reporting, expert commentary, and engaging conversation. Tony and his guests discuss each case's nuances, complexities, and human elements, delivering a multi-dimensional understanding to their audience.  Whether you are a dedicated follower of true crime, or an everyday listener interested in the stories shaping our world, the "Week In Review" brings you the perfect balance of intrigue, information, and intelligent conversation. Expect thoughtful analysis, informed opinions, and thought-provoking discussions beyond the 24-hour news cycle. Want to listen to ALL of our podcasts AD-FREE? Subscribe through APPLE PODCASTS, and try it for three days free: https://tinyurl.com/ycw626tj Follow Our Other Cases: https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com The latest on Catching the Long Island Serial Killer, Awaiting Admission: BTK’s Unconfessed Crimes, Chad & Lori Daybell, The Murder of Ana Walshe, Alex Murdaugh, Bryan Kohberger, Lucy Letby, Kouri Richins, Justice for Harmony Montgomery, The Murder of Stephen Smith, The Murder of Madeline Kingsbury, and much more! Listen at https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com
In the high-stakes drama enveloping Alex Murdaugh's quest for a new trial, the legal community and public alike stand at a crossroads, pondering the intricate dance of law, ethics, and justice. A recent development, as dissected in an episode of "Hidden Killers" hosted by Tony Brueski with guest Bob Motta, defense attorney and host of the podcast Defense Diaries, casts a long shadow over the future of Murdaugh's pursuit of a retrial. The question now looms large: Is the path to justice a labyrinthine journey fraught with legal complexities, or a straightforward road that’s merely seen as convoluted?  The core of the controversy stems from Judge Toal’s decision to deny Alex Murdaugh a new trial, despite compelling testimony from a juror – referred to as Juror Z – who admitted their verdict was influenced by former clerk of court, Becky Hill. This revelation might have been seen as a "slam dunk" for Murdaugh's defense, suggesting a clear breach of the juror’s impartiality. Yet, Judge Toal’s ruling was unmoved by this testimony, sparking a debate that transcends the courtroom and delves into the very essence of legal integrity.  Bob Motta provided insight into the legal proceedings, suggesting that Judge Toal, with her storied legal background and tenure on the South Carolina Supreme Court, had likely anticipated the appeal long before the hearing concluded. Her decision to deny the retrial, according to Motta, was based on a stringent interpretation of what constitutes jury tampering, emphasizing the need for evidence that the tampering directly affected the trial's outcome. This interpretation, however, raises questions about the sufficiency of a juror's admission of influence in altering the course of justice.  In the high-stakes drama enveloping Alex Murdaugh's quest for a new trial, the legal community and public alike stand at a crossroads, pondering the intricate dance of law, ethics, and justice. A recent development, as dissected in an episode of "Hidden Killers" hosted by Tony Brueski with guest Bob Motta, defense attorney and host of the podcast Defense Diaries, casts a long shadow over the future of Murdaugh's pursuit of a retrial. The question now looms large: Is the path to justice a labyrinthine journey fraught with legal complexities, or a straightforward road that’s merely seen as convoluted? The core of the controversy stems from Judge Toal’s decision to deny Alex Murdaugh a new trial, despite compelling testimony from a juror – referred to as Juror Z – who admitted their verdict was influenced by former clerk of court, Becky Hill. This revelation might have been seen as a "slam dunk" for Murdaugh's defense, suggesting a clear breach of the juror’s impartiality. Yet, Judge Toal’s ruling was unmoved by this testimony, sparking a debate that transcends the courtroom and delves into the very essence of legal integrity. Bob Motta provided insight into the legal proceedings, suggesting that Judge Toal, with her storied legal background and tenure on the South Carolina Supreme Court, had likely anticipated the appeal long before the hearing concluded. Her decision to deny the retrial, according to Motta, was based on a stringent interpretation of what constitutes jury tampering, emphasizing the need for evidence that the tampering directly affected the trial's outcome. This interpretation, however, raises questions about the sufficiency of a juror's admission of influence in altering the course of justice. The conversation highlighted a legal paradox at the heart of the debate: does the intent behind Becky Hill’s alleged influence bear more weight than the impact of her actions? Motta argued that the focus on intent over actual impact might set a dangerous precedent, potentially allowing clerks or other court officials leeway to discuss the case with jurors, as long as the intent to influence is not proven. This, he contends, undermines the foundational principle that any communication about the case with jurors is inherently improper. As Murdaugh's legal team gears up for the appeal, the discourse shifts to the appellate courts' role in reassessing Judge Toal’s decision. Motta predicts that the appellate court will not only review the decision based on the record but also scrutinize the standard applied by Judge Toal during the evidentiary hearing. The possibility of a new trial, therefore, hinges on whether the appellate court finds Toal's interpretation of the law and her judgment in this instance to be flawed. The case stands as a pivotal moment for the justice system, challenging legal professionals and the public to consider the delicate balance between the letter of the law and the spirit of justice. The Murdaugh saga, with its twists and turns, serves as a litmus test for the legal community’s adherence to principles of fairness, impartiality, and the sanctity of the jury system. As we stand at this crossroads, one must ponder: Will the appellate process unveil a path to retrial for Alex Murdaugh, thereby reinforcing the integrity of the justice system? Or will it affirm Judge Toal’s decision, setting a precedent that could reshape our understanding of jury tampering and its implications for future trials? In the labyrinth of legal entanglements, the pursuit of justice continues, reminding us that the journey is often as significant as the destination. Want to listen to ALL of our podcasts AD-FREE? 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Welcome to the "Week in Review," where we delve into the true stories behind this week's headlines. Your host, Tony Brueski, joins hands with a rotating roster of guests, sharing their insights and analysis on a collection of intriguing, perplexing, and often chilling stories that made the news.       This is not your average news recap. With the sharp investigative lens of Tony and his guests, the show uncovers layers beneath the headlines, offering a comprehensive perspective that traditional news can often miss. From high-profile criminal trials to in-depth examinations of ongoing investigations, this podcast takes listeners on a fascinating journey through the world of true crime and current events.       Each episode navigates through multiple stories, illuminating their details with factual reporting, expert commentary, and engaging conversation. Tony and his guests discuss each case's nuances, complexities, and human elements, delivering a multi-dimensional understanding to their audience.  Whether you are a dedicated follower of true crime or an everyday listener interested in the stories shaping our world, the "Week In Review" brings you the perfect balance of intrigue, information, and intelligent conversation. Expect thoughtful analysis, informed opinions, and thought-provoking discussions beyond the 24-hour news cycle. Want to listen to ALL of our podcasts AD-FREE? Subscribe through APPLE PODCASTS, and try it for three days free: https://tinyurl.com/ycw626tj Follow Our Other Cases: https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com The latest on Catching the Long Island Serial Killer, Awaiting Admission: BTK’s Unconfessed Crimes, Chad & Lori Daybell, The Murder of Ana Walshe, Alex Murdaugh, Bryan Kohberger, Lucy Letby, Kouri Richins, Justice for Harmony Montgomery, The Murder of Stephen Smith, The Murder of Madeline Kingsbury, and much more! Listen at https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com
Welcome to the "Week in Review," where we delve into the true stories behind this week's headlines. Your host, Tony Brueski, joins hands with a rotating roster of guests, sharing their insights and analysis on a collection of intriguing, perplexing, and often chilling stories that made the news.       This is not your average news recap. With the sharp investigative lens of Tony and his guests, the show uncovers layers beneath the headlines, offering a comprehensive perspective that traditional news can often miss. From high-profile criminal trials to in-depth examinations of ongoing investigations, this podcast takes listeners on a fascinating journey through the world of true crime and current events.       Each episode navigates through multiple stories, illuminating their details with factual reporting, expert commentary, and engaging conversation. Tony and his guests discuss each case's nuances, complexities, and human elements, delivering a multi-dimensional understanding to their audience.  Whether you are a dedicated follower of true crime or an everyday listener interested in the stories shaping our world, the "Week In Review" brings you the perfect balance of intrigue, information, and intelligent conversation. Expect thoughtful analysis, informed opinions, and thought-provoking discussions beyond the 24-hour news cycle. Want to listen to ALL of our podcasts AD-FREE? Subscribe through APPLE PODCASTS, and try it for three days free: https://tinyurl.com/ycw626tj Follow Our Other Cases: https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com The latest on Catching the Long Island Serial Killer, Awaiting Admission: BTK’s Unconfessed Crimes, Chad & Lori Daybell, The Murder of Ana Walshe, Alex Murdaugh, Bryan Kohberger, Lucy Letby, Kouri Richins, Justice for Harmony Montgomery, The Murder of Stephen Smith, The Murder of Madeline Kingsbury, and much more! Listen at https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com
Welcome to the "Week in Review," where we delve into the true stories behind this week's headlines. Your host, Tony Brueski, joins hands with a rotating roster of guests, sharing their insights and analysis on a collection of intriguing, perplexing, and often chilling stories that made the news.       This is not your average news recap. With the sharp investigative lens of Tony and his guests, the show uncovers layers beneath the headlines, offering a comprehensive perspective that traditional news can often miss. From high-profile criminal trials to in-depth examinations of ongoing investigations, this podcast takes listeners on a fascinating journey through the world of true crime and current events.       Each episode navigates through multiple stories, illuminating their details with factual reporting, expert commentary, and engaging conversation. Tony and his guests discuss each case's nuances, complexities, and human elements, delivering a multi-dimensional understanding to their audience.  Whether you are a dedicated follower of true crime or an everyday listener interested in the stories shaping our world, the "Week In Review" brings you the perfect balance of intrigue, information, and intelligent conversation. Expect thoughtful analysis, informed opinions, and thought-provoking discussions beyond the 24-hour news cycle. Want to listen to ALL of our podcasts AD-FREE? Subscribe through APPLE PODCASTS, and try it for three days free: https://tinyurl.com/ycw626tj Follow Our Other Cases: https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com The latest on Catching the Long Island Serial Killer, Awaiting Admission: BTK’s Unconfessed Crimes, Chad & Lori Daybell, The Murder of Ana Walshe, Alex Murdaugh, Bryan Kohberger, Lucy Letby, Kouri Richins, Justice for Harmony Montgomery, The Murder of Stephen Smith, The Murder of Madeline Kingsbury, and much more! Listen at https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com
Welcome to the "Week in Review," where we delve into the true stories behind this week's headlines. Your host, Tony Brueski, joins hands with a rotating roster of guests, sharing their insights and analysis on a collection of intriguing, perplexing, and often chilling stories that made the news.       This is not your average news recap. With the sharp investigative lens of Tony and his guests, the show uncovers layers beneath the headlines, offering a comprehensive perspective that traditional news can often miss. From high-profile criminal trials to in-depth examinations of ongoing investigations, this podcast takes listeners on a fascinating journey through the world of true crime and current events.       Each episode navigates through multiple stories, illuminating their details with factual reporting, expert commentary, and engaging conversation. Tony and his guests discuss each case's nuances, complexities, and human elements, delivering a multi-dimensional understanding to their audience.  Whether you are a dedicated follower of true crime or an everyday listener interested in the stories shaping our world, the "Week In Review" brings you the perfect balance of intrigue, information, and intelligent conversation. Expect thoughtful analysis, informed opinions, and thought-provoking discussions beyond the 24-hour news cycle. Want to listen to ALL of our podcasts AD-FREE? Subscribe through APPLE PODCASTS, and try it for three days free: https://tinyurl.com/ycw626tj Follow Our Other Cases: https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com The latest on Catching the Long Island Serial Killer, Awaiting Admission: BTK’s Unconfessed Crimes, Chad & Lori Daybell, The Murder of Ana Walshe, Alex Murdaugh, Bryan Kohberger, Lucy Letby, Kouri Richins, Justice for Harmony Montgomery, The Murder of Stephen Smith, The Murder of Madeline Kingsbury, and much more! Listen at https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com
Welcome to the "Week in Review," where we delve into the true stories behind this week's headlines. Your host, Tony Brueski, joins hands with a rotating roster of guests, sharing their insights and analysis on a collection of intriguing, perplexing, and often chilling stories that made the news.       This is not your average news recap. With the sharp investigative lens of Tony and his guests, the show uncovers layers beneath the headlines, offering a comprehensive perspective that traditional news can often miss. From high-profile criminal trials to in-depth examinations of ongoing investigations, this podcast takes listeners on a fascinating journey through the world of true crime and current events.       Each episode navigates through multiple stories, illuminating their details with factual reporting, expert commentary, and engaging conversation. Tony and his guests discuss each case's nuances, complexities, and human elements, delivering a multi-dimensional understanding to their audience.  Whether you are a dedicated follower of true crime or an everyday listener interested in the stories shaping our world, the "Week In Review" brings you the perfect balance of intrigue, information, and intelligent conversation. Expect thoughtful analysis, informed opinions, and thought-provoking discussions beyond the 24-hour news cycle. Want to listen to ALL of our podcasts AD-FREE? Subscribe through APPLE PODCASTS, and try it for three days free: https://tinyurl.com/ycw626tj Follow Our Other Cases: https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com The latest on Catching the Long Island Serial Killer, Awaiting Admission: BTK’s Unconfessed Crimes, Chad & Lori Daybell, The Murder of Ana Walshe, Alex Murdaugh, Bryan Kohberger, Lucy Letby, Kouri Richins, Justice for Harmony Montgomery, The Murder of Stephen Smith, The Murder of Madeline Kingsbury, and much more! Listen at https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com
In a significant development following the legal saga surrounding convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh, a court order issued on February 5th has allocated almost half of his remaining assets to victims of a deadly 2019 boat accident, according to the Post and Courier. The court order, stemming from a tragic incident where a boat driven by Murdaugh's son, Paul, crashed into a bridge piling, allocates 29% of the funds to the family of Mallory Beach, who lost her life in the accident. Mallory's family has expressed that their pursuit was more about accountability and setting a precedent than about the money itself. "From the Beach's perspective, it really was never about the money," remarked Beach family attorney Mark Tinsley. "It was all about accountability and precedent, and making an example in the hopes that before someone allows their kid to live dangerously and drink and drive, and enables them to engage in this unlawful conduct, that somebody will take stock of what happened and that you can lose everything." Tinsley emphasized that while the monetary compensation is significant, the greater comfort lies in the acknowledgment of accountability and the potential deterrent effect on similar incidents in the future. The disbursement also includes 11% for Paul Murdaugh's then-girlfriend, Morgan Doughty, and 5% for another survivor, Miley Altman, totaling 45% for victims of the boat crash and their loved ones. These funds, totaling just under $1.8 million, were garnered from the sale of some of Murdaugh's properties and farm equipment, as well as from a 401(k) plan. The disbursement of assets comes amidst a backdrop of legal turmoil for Murdaugh, a well-known attorney in the South Carolina Lowcountry region. His legal troubles escalated after he claimed to have discovered his wife, Maggie, and youngest son, Paul, shot to death on their hunting lodge grounds in June 2021. Subsequently, Murdaugh was indicted for their murders in July 2022 and found guilty in March 2023, receiving a life sentence without parole. In November, Murdaugh pleaded guilty to 22 financial crimes, including wire fraud and money laundering, totaling a separate chapter in his legal entanglements. His assets were seized in November 2021 amid ongoing investigations into his financial misconduct. The disbursement of assets represents a significant step in bringing closure to the victims of the boat accident while underscoring the multifaceted legal challenges faced by Murdaugh. Want to listen to ALL of our podcasts AD-FREE? Subscribe through APPLE PODCASTS, and try it for three days free: https://tinyurl.com/ycw626tj Follow Our Other Cases: https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com The latest on Catching the Long Island Serial Killer, Awaiting Admission: BTK’s Unconfessed Crimes, Delphi Murders: Inside the Crime, Chad & Lori Daybell, The Murder of Ana Walshe, Alex Murdaugh, Bryan Kohberger, Lucy Letby, Kouri Richins, Malevolent Mormon Mommys, Justice for Harmony Montgomery, The Murder of Stephen Smith, The Murder of Madeline Kingsbury, and much more! Listen at https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com
The quest for a new trial for Alex Murdaugh, the South Carolina attorney mired in murder and financial crimes, has taken a controversial turn following a recent hearing. Tony Brueski, host of the "Hidden Killers" podcast, sat down with former felony prosecutor and attorney Eric Faddis to dissect the unfolding drama surrounding Murdaugh and the allegations of jury tampering by Becky Hill, the former clerk of court. Despite a juror's testimony affirming Hill's influence on their guilty verdict, the judge ruled against granting Murdaugh a new trial, sparking heated debate and raising significant legal questions. At the heart of the discussion lies Justice Gene Toll's stringent burden of proof, which mandates that Murdaugh’s defense prove not only that Hill tampered with the jury but that her actions were done with the intent to prejudice the trial's outcome. Faddis expressed his dismay at the decision, pointing out the seemingly clear-cut evidence presented by the defense. "It seemed like Alex Murdaugh and his team had established what they needed to legally to get the new trial," Faddis remarked. However, the judge's ruling painted a different picture, suggesting that the legal bar for overturning a verdict remains exceedingly high. The crux of the matter appears to revolve around a juror's affidavit, which admitted to being influenced by fellow jurors rather than Hill's alleged improprieties. This revelation led the judge to conclude that peer pressure during deliberations, not Hill's actions, swayed the juror's decision. This interpretation has left many, including Faddis, questioning the judge's rationale and the implications for the integrity of the trial. Throughout the hearing, limitations were placed on the scope of evidence permissible for review, notably excluding Hill's other alleged misdeeds. This restrictive approach has fueled further speculation about the judge's motives and the potential impact on Murdaugh's appeal. "The judge kept this hearing very limited," Faddis noted, highlighting the challenge this poses for Murdaugh's defense in painting a comprehensive picture of Hill's influence. With the denial of a new trial, attention now turns to the appellate process, where Murdaugh's defense is expected to challenge the judge's decision. The appellate court will review the lower court's ruling, potentially setting the stage for further legal battles. Faddis remains optimistic about Murdaugh's chances on appeal, citing the compelling nature of the juror's testimony as a basis for reconsideration. The case underscores the complexities and human elements inherent in the legal system. With a juror's life-changing testimony at the center of the controversy, the Murdaugh saga exemplifies the challenges of discerning truth and intent in high-stakes legal battles. As Faddis and Brueski ponder the future of the case, one question looms large: Will the appellate judiciary afford Murdaugh the retrial his team fervently seeks? As the Murdaugh saga continues to unfold, the legal community and public alike watch with bated breath, awaiting the next chapter in a case that challenges the very foundations of justice and fairness in the American legal system. Will the appellate courts rectify what some see as a miscarriage of justice, or will Murdaugh's conviction stand as a testament to the impermeable nature of legal verdicts, regardless of the controversies that surround them? Want to listen to ALL of our podcasts AD-FREE? Subscribe through APPLE PODCASTS, and try it for three days free: https://tinyurl.com/ycw626tj Follow Our Other Cases: https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com The latest on Catching the Long Island Serial Killer, Awaiting Admission: BTK’s Unconfessed Crimes, Delphi Murders: Inside the Crime, Chad & Lori Daybell, The Murder of Ana Walshe, Alex Murdaugh, Bryan Kohberger, Lucy Letby, Kouri Richins, Malevolent Mormon Mommys, Justice for Harmony Montgomery, The Murder of Stephen Smith, The Murder of Madeline Kingsbury, and much more! Listen at https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com
In a recent twist in the Alex Murdaugh case saga, discussions have veered into the complex territory of appellate courts, jury influence, and the role of key figures like Judge Toal and Becky Hill. The "Hidden Killers" podcast, hosted by Tony Brueski, featured an enlightening conversation with Robin Dreeke, a retired FBI Special Agent, delving into the nuances of the ongoing legal battle. This discourse raises a crucial question: Is the judicial system's integrity at stake, or is it functioning precisely as intended, ensuring the utmost scrutiny and fairness in high-profile cases? Murdaugh's journey towards a potential retrial hit a significant roadblock when Judge Toal, overseeing the evidentiary hearing, deemed the presented arguments insufficient for granting a new trial. Despite a juror's assertion that Becky Hill, the former clerk of court, had influenced their verdict decision, Judge Toal ruled against Murdaugh's appeal for a retrial. This decision has ignited debates on the standards of proof required to overturn a conviction and the judicial discretion wielded by judges. Dreeke and Brueski pondered the future steps for Murdaugh, emphasizing that the saga is far from over. Dreeke speculated, "I would put money on that we will see an Alex Murdaugh retrial, probably just not as soon as we wanted it to be." The conversation shifted towards Judge Toal's motivations, contemplating whether her decision was influenced by a desire not to be the one granting Murdaugh a new trial. This speculation opens a broader discussion on the challenges and pressures faced by judges in high-stakes legal proceedings. Central to the retrial request is the allegation against Becky Hill for jury tampering. The juror's testimony that Hill's words swayed their decision has spotlighted the intricate balance between juror independence and external influences. Dreeke remarked on the importance of the judicial system's checks and balances, expressing relief that the system appears to be working, despite individual missteps. The podcast delved into the potential implications of the appellate process and the roles of both the defense and prosecution in navigating these legal waters. The discussion highlighted the systemic safeguards designed to correct or uphold trial outcomes through appellate review. Yet, it also touched on the personal and professional dilemmas judges like Toal face, balancing legal standards with public and personal expectations. Brueski and Dreeke's conversation leaves listeners with more questions than answers. What will the appellate courts decide, and how will additional evidence or allegations, such as the unresolved wiretapping investigation related to Becky Hill, affect the case's trajectory? Moreover, the speculation around juror motivations and the integrity of their testimony adds another layer of complexity to an already convoluted case. As the Alex Murdaugh case continues to unfold, the "Hidden Killers" podcast episode serves as a microcosm of the broader debates surrounding the American legal system. How far can, and should, the system go to ensure justice is served fairly and impartially, especially in cases that capture the public's attention and scrutiny? In conclusion, the discussions between Brueski and Dreeke offer a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of legal strategy, judicial discretion, and the quest for justice in a highly publicized case. As the saga progresses, the overarching question remains: Will the judicial system's mechanisms for review and appeal ultimately reinforce the public's trust in its ability to deliver justice, or will it underscore the complexities and potential frailties within? The Alex Murdaugh case, with its layers of legal, ethical, and societal implications, continues to challenge and provoke, ensuring its place in the annals of true crime and legal analysis for years to come. Want to listen to ALL of our podcasts AD-FREE? Subscribe through APPLE PODCASTS, and try it for three days free: https://tinyurl.com/ycw626tj Follow Our Other Cases: https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com The latest on Catching the Long Island Serial Killer, Awaiting Admission: BTK’s Unconfessed Crimes, Delphi Murders: Inside the Crime, Chad & Lori Daybell, The Murder of Ana Walshe, Alex Murdaugh, Bryan Kohberger, Lucy Letby, Kouri Richins, Malevolent Mormon Mommys, Justice for Harmony Montgomery, The Murder of Stephen Smith, The Murder of Madeline Kingsbury, and much more! Listen at https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com 
In the labyrinth of legal entanglements and ethical quagmires, the saga of Alex Murdaugh's quest for a new trial has taken yet another bewildering turn. During a recent episode of "Hidden Killers," a podcast that delves into the darkest corners of true crime, host Tony Brueski, alongside former felony prosecutor and attorney Eric Faddis, unpacked the latest developments in a case that has captivated and confounded the public. At the crux of the matter lies the question of whether Alex Murdaugh, the disgraced South Carolina lawyer convicted of murder, deserves a second trial. The spotlight, however, has shifted to Becky Hill, the former clerk of court whose alleged influence on the jury has thrown the integrity of Murdaugh's conviction into doubt. In a hearing that scrutinized Hill's actions and her potential impact on the jury's decision, one juror's admission that Hill's words swayed their vote for guilty seemed to be the smoking gun Murdaugh's defense was searching for. Yet, in a surprising twist, the judge deemed this revelation insufficient for granting a new trial. Eric Faddis expressed his astonishment and concern over the decision, emphasizing the legal community's shock at the judge's stringent interpretation of the evidence required to overturn a verdict. The heart of the dilemma lies in the juror's affidavit, which, while acknowledging Hill's influence, also cited pressure from fellow jurors as a decisive factor in their guilty vote. The judge, seizing on this detail, ruled that the juror's decision was more significantly affected by peer pressure than by Hill's alleged tampering, effectively sidelining the defense's argument for a retrial. This narrow judicial focus raises profound questions about the nature of truth and influence within the legal system. If a juror's sworn testimony about external influence does not suffice to question a trial's fairness, what does? Faddis suggests that the judge's reliance on the affidavit may have unduly constrained the scope of the hearing, preventing a fuller exploration of Hill's impact on the trial's outcome. Moreover, the hearing's limitations on evidence, particularly regarding Hill's other alleged misdeeds, have sparked debate over the relevance of character and credibility in assessing judicial impartiality. With Hill forbidden from being cross-examined on certain accusations, the defense faced an uphill battle in painting a comprehensive picture of her influence. Yet, as Faddis points out, someone must be lying. The stark contradiction between Hill's denial of any wrongdoing and the juror's account of her influence underscores the inherent challenges in adjudicating truth. The judge's task was to navigate these murky waters, relying on behavioral cues, consistency of testimony, and the weight of corroborative evidence to reach a verdict on the credibility of the parties involved. As the dust settles on this phase of the Murdaugh saga, the broader implications of the case linger. What does it take for a juror's testimony to invalidate a trial? How can the justice system guard against undue influence while ensuring the sanctity of jury deliberations? And, perhaps most crucially, where does the search for truth begin in a case as convoluted and contested as this? These questions, emerging from the podcast discussion between Brueski and Faddis, continue to haunt all those who seek justice in the shadow of uncertainty. As the legal battles surrounding Alex Murdaugh march on, the debate over the fairness of his trial and the actions of Becky Hill serves as a stark reminder of the delicate balance between law, ethics, and human fallibility. Want to listen to ALL of our podcasts AD-FREE? Subscribe through APPLE PODCASTS, and try it for three days free: https://tinyurl.com/ycw626tj Follow Our Other Cases: https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com The latest on Catching the Long Island Serial Killer, Awaiting Admission: BTK’s Unconfessed Crimes, Delphi Murders: Inside the Crime, Chad & Lori Daybell, The Murder of Ana Walshe, Alex Murdaugh, Bryan Kohberger, Lucy Letby, Kouri Richins, Malevolent Mormon Mommys, Justice for Harmony Montgomery, The Murder of Stephen Smith, The Murder of Madeline Kingsbury, and much more! Listen at https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com
In the ongoing legal drama surrounding Alex Murdaugh, the recent denial of a new trial by Judge Toal has sparked intense debate and speculation over the future of the case. Despite a juror, known only as Juror Z, explicitly stating that their decision was influenced by the words of Becky Hill, the clerk of court, Judge Toal found this testimony insufficient to warrant a retrial. This decision has left many questioning the integrity of the trial process and what lies ahead for Murdaugh. Jennifer Coffindaffer, a retired FBI special agent and guest on Tony Brueski's "Hidden Killers" podcast, shared her insights into the court's proceedings. Coffindaffer was not surprised by the outcome, given the strict criteria set by Judge Toal for proving jury tampering. According to Coffindaffer, the requirement to prove intent made it an almost impossible task for Murdaugh's defense. "When I saw that narrow focus, I thought, 'Oh my God, there's no way they're going to be able to prove that because you'd have to get into her mind,'" Coffindaffer explained. The controversy centers on Becky Hill's alleged statements to Juror Z, which purportedly swayed the juror's decision. Despite this claim, Judge Toal concluded that the evidence presented was not enough to overturn the verdict. This has led to discussions about the role of intent in jury tampering and whether the mere impact of Hill's words, regardless of her intention, should have been enough to prompt a retrial. Brueski and Coffindaffer speculated on Judge Toal's reluctance to grant a new trial. "I do halfway wonder about, did Judge Toal just not want to be the person to give Alex Murdaugh a new trial," Brueski pondered, suggesting that Toal might prefer to leave such a contentious decision to an appellate court. This raises questions about the personal and professional pressures judges face in high-profile cases and how these pressures might influence their decisions. The discussion also delved into the peculiar situation of having one juror's testimony against the collective memory of the others. Coffindaffer noted the unusual nature of the case, where 11 jurors contradicted the experiences of one, highlighting the challenges in proving jury tampering under such circumstances. As Murdaugh's legal team prepares to challenge the ruling, the appellate process looms as the next battlefield. Coffindaffer gave the possibility of an overturned decision a slim 10 percent chance, citing the robust experience of Judge Toal and the legal precedent she established. Yet, the door remains ajar for Murdaugh's defense to present their case to higher courts, which could scrutinize Toal's narrow interpretation of the law and the evidence presented. This phase of the Murdaugh saga leaves us with more questions than answers. How will appellate courts view the singular influence of Becky Hill on Juror Z? Will further investigations into Hill's actions or other undisclosed evidence shift the legal landscape? And most importantly, can the appellate process provide a clearer resolution to a case mired in controversy and public intrigue? In conclusion, the decision not to grant Alex Murdaugh a new trial, despite the dramatic claims of jury influence, underscores the complexities of legal procedures and the high stakes involved in overturning a conviction. As the case advances through the appellate courts, the public, legal experts, and those directly involved in the case watch closely, eager to see whether justice will serve the letter of the law or if the spirit of fairness will guide the final outcome. Will the appellate courts offer Murdaugh another shot at freedom, or will the current verdict stand as a testament to the judicial system's rigor? Only time will tell, but one thing is certain: the debate over justice, intent, and influence in the courtroom is far from over. Want to listen to ALL of our podcasts AD-FREE? Subscribe through APPLE PODCASTS, and try it for three days free: https://tinyurl.com/ycw626tj Follow Our Other Cases: https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com The latest on Catching the Long Island Serial Killer, Awaiting Admission: BTK’s Unconfessed Crimes, Delphi Murders: Inside the Crime, Chad & Lori Daybell, The Murder of Ana Walshe, Alex Murdaugh, Bryan Kohberger, Lucy Letby, Kouri Richins, Malevolent Mormon Mommys, Justice for Harmony Montgomery, The Murder of Stephen Smith, The Murder of Madeline Kingsbury, and much more! Listen at https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com
In a recent turn of events that continues to grip the nation, the legal saga of Alex Murdaugh took another twist with Judge Toal denying a retrial for the disgraced South Carolina lawyer, despite a juror's testimony suggesting influence by Becky Hill, the clerk of court. This decision raises profound questions about the justice system, jury influence, and the psychological aspects of legal proceedings. Tony Brueski, host of the "Hidden Killers" podcast, delved into these complexities with Shavaun Scott, a psychotherapist and author, shedding light on the psychological underpinnings and implications of this pivotal moment in the Murdaugh case. The crux of the discussion centered on Judge Toal's decision to deny a retrial for Murdaugh, despite Juror Z's admission that Hill's comments had influenced their guilty verdict. Scott, expressing a mixture of expectation and personal relief at the decision, highlighted the emotional toll the trial has taken on those following the case closely. "I just don't want to see us all go through that again," Scott admitted, emphasizing the personal bias that comes with such emotionally charged cases. Becky Hill's role in the trial has been a point of contention, with her actions deemed "incredibly unprofessional" by Scott. The conversation explored the nuanced reality that jurors, like all individuals, are constantly influenced by their environment and unconscious biases. Scott pointed out the difficulty in acknowledging these influences, noting it's "rather remarkable that that juror was able to be honest and recognize that there was an influence there." A key issue in the debate over whether to grant a retrial was the emphasis on Hill's intent. Brueski and Scott discussed the problematic nature of this focus, questioning the relevance of intent when the influence on the juror's decision was evident. This led to broader reflections on the qualifications and psychological insight—or lack thereof—of judges in the legal system. "Judges, they're not psychologists," Brueski remarked, suggesting a gap in the system where psychological understanding is crucial yet often absent. The discussion also ventured into potential solutions for the systemic issues highlighted by the case. Scott lamented the national problem of judges lacking psychological insight, especially in sensitive areas like child custody. While there seems to be no easy fix, the conversation underscored the importance of educating judges on psychological dynamics to improve decision-making in court. Looking forward, the conversation shifted to Murdaugh's prospects in the appellate courts. Scott speculated on the slim chance of overturning Judge Toal's decision, given the stringent criteria set for proving jury tampering. Yet, both Brueski and Scott acknowledged the importance of ensuring procedural correctness, even if it means revisiting the traumatic details of the Murdaugh trial. The dialogue concluded with speculative thoughts on the broader implications of the case for South Carolina's legal system. Scott suggested that the acceptance of jury influence by figures like Hill might be indicative of a cultural norm within the state's courts—a norm that this high-profile case has brought to light. In sum, the denial of a retrial for Alex Murdaugh raises as many questions as it answers. While the decision may offer temporary relief to those dreading another emotionally charged trial, it also exposes deep-seated issues within the justice system, from the qualifications of judges to the potential for jury manipulation. As this saga continues to unfold, one question lingers: How will this case shape the future of legal proceedings in South Carolina and beyond? Want to listen to ALL of our podcasts AD-FREE? Subscribe through APPLE PODCASTS, and try it for three days free: https://tinyurl.com/ycw626tj Follow Our Other Cases: https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com The latest on Catching the Long Island Serial Killer, Awaiting Admission: BTK’s Unconfessed Crimes, Delphi Murders: Inside the Crime, Chad & Lori Daybell, The Murder of Ana Walshe, Alex Murdaugh, Bryan Kohberger, Lucy Letby, Kouri Richins, Malevolent Mormon Mommys, Justice for Harmony Montgomery, The Murder of Stephen Smith, The Murder of Madeline Kingsbury, and much more! Listen at https://www.truecrimetodaypod.com
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N Lee

Comments being attributed to Becky have been shown to have been duties by attorneys, if days at all. No sitting juror has said she told them anything. These people are doing exactly what his team wants them to do. Spread false rumors.

Nov 20th
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ID25757340

Dear jJim that is not allowed even from THE YOUTUBE HSSHTAG OMG

Mar 7th
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ID25757340

Dear jJim that is not allowed even from THE YOUTUBE HSSHTAG OMG

Mar 7th
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ID25757340

Snatching clips from youtube in a courtroom 😂😂😂😂😂😂

Mar 7th
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KBB

This POS can rot in hell. What a horrible, horrible human. He has ruined countless lives during his existence on this earth and I hope his new roommates see he is treated accordingly in prison.

Mar 3rd
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Michelle Sawall-Kneale

I wish they'd remove that darn woman who's in that court room hacking her head off everyday! very distracting.

Feb 28th
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Michelle Sawall-Kneale

I'm sorry, but that 911 operator is a complete moron. asking if Paul is moving after Alex said he could see his brain on the sidewalk.

Feb 24th
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Colleen Elles

the story description" 38 Buster give a visual" has errors and should be reviewed and corrected. Buster is not the brother of Randy, John Marvin or Lynn. Buster is Alec's son and the nephew of Randy, John Marvin and Lynn. Also there are problems in other reviews. One of your reviews from last week said the recording of Snapchat with Paul, Maggie's and Alec's voice proved Alec lied about being at his mom's during the murder. The video is around 8:44pm. and Alec stated he went to his mom's at 9:06pm. Someone needs to proof your writers' interpretations etc.

Feb 13th
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