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What Would a New Alex Murdaugh Murder Trial Look Like?

What Would a New Alex Murdaugh Murder Trial Look Like?

Update: 2023-09-15


In a riveting recent episode of the "Hidden Killers" podcast, hosts Tony Brueski and defense attorney Bob Motta of "Defense Diaries" delved into the possible retrial of the Alex Murdaugh murder case. Pondering the changes that might come into play, the conversation revolved around what the potential new trial might look like compared to the original one. At the center of it all is whether the controversial financial details that played a pivotal role in the initial trial will be streamlined.


 Alex Murdaugh, a once-prominent lawyer in South Carolina, stands accused of crimes involving the tragic deaths of his wife and son. The case has captivated audiences with its blend of family drama, murder, and financial intrigue.


 Bob Motta was keen on emphasizing the potential advantages to the state in a new trial, suggesting that "they can streamline that. They can really whittle that witness list down and just really hit home with the high points." While the state may choose to leave out some witnesses, others who played a significant role in the first trial will likely reappear.


 One of the most critical decisions, according to the hosts, would be whether Murdaugh will testify again. Reflecting on Murdaugh’s previous testimony, Motta observed, "I think everybody pretty much agreed that the moment that case turned to definitely guilty is the minute that he opened his mouth on the stand." There's the belief that his prior testimony might come back to haunt him, especially if there were inconsistencies.


 As for the financial details of the case, they could drastically influence the retrial. The first trial was almost devoid of them until, as Brueski noted, "Jim said something that kind of opened up the door to discussing that, and then all of that went into the trial." Both hosts seemed to concur that such a disclosure was unlikely to happen again, especially with the knowledge of how it impacted the first trial.


 Another vital component in the upcoming trial would be the judge's role. Motta discussed the possibility of a different judge presiding over the retrial. "I think it's gonna have to be a fresh judge," he stated, suggesting that this new judge might have a different stance on some issues, particularly regarding the financial details. The central question remains: "Does the new judge have to abide by the old rulings or does the new judge get to hear a fresh argument on it and make his own ruling?"


 Motta underscored the significance of this, stating, "Like the interplay of that is going to be fascinating. Whether or not that's all gonna get in again. Like it's, man it's gonna be a thing."


 Interestingly, the hosts noted that while motive played a significant part in the public's perception of the case, it isn't a necessity for a conviction. Touching upon the human need to understand why someone might commit such a heinous act, Motta reflected, "We just, as humans, we wanna know why, even though it's not required under the law to get a conviction on any of the crimes that he was convicted of."


 With so many intricate elements and details, the potential retrial of the Alex Murdaugh murder case promises to keep audiences captivated. As the conversation came to a close, Brueski summed it up aptly, "The sequel, sometimes they're better, sometimes they're not. We'll have to see."


 Whether the retrial occurs or not, one thing is clear: The narrative surrounding Alex Murdaugh and the tragic deaths of his family will remain a significant point of interest for many.

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What Would a New Alex Murdaugh Murder Trial Look Like?

What Would a New Alex Murdaugh Murder Trial Look Like?

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