(PatriotWise.com) — In a new series on Fox Nation streaming service, the son of convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh opens up to host Martha MacCallum about his father’s conviction, Fox News reported.
Buster Murdaugh, who was interviewed for the exclusive series “The Fall of the House of Murdaugh,” said he does not believe that his father received a fair trial.
The younger Murdaugh, who attended his father’s 6-week trial, told MacCallum that he believes the jury was biased against his father before they even heard any evidence in the case.
Alex Murdaugh, a former South Carolina attorney, is serving life after being convicted in the 2021 murders of his wife and son. During testimony, Murdaugh maintained his innocence. He is appealing his conviction.
Buster Murdaugh told Martha MacCallum that the police were desperate to find a suspect due to the media attention the murders received. He suggested that the police zeroed in on his father once they learned that he was the one who discovered the bodies.
He said people should realize that there are “two sides of the story,” and while people can choose which side to believe, he thinks there is still much that is unknown about what happened on that day.
Late last month, the Associated Press reported that Alex Murdaugh agreed to plead guilty to federal charges related to the millions he stole from his clients and will appear before a judge on September 21 to enter a plea.
Murdaugh faces 14 counts of money laundering, 5 counts of bank and wire fraud, and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
A guilty plea on the federal charges will likely keep Murdaugh in prison even if his appeal on the murder conviction is successful.
In his murder trial, prosecutors said Murdaugh killed his wife and son because his theft of millions was about to be uncovered, and he hoped their deaths would garner sympathy and buy him time to cover up his crime.
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