New charge issued for accused killer Alex Murdaugh

The Colleton County Sheriff's Office issued the charge Friday against the disbarred Lowcountry attorney but have not yet released further details.
Published: Feb. 24, 2023 at 10:24 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 25, 2023 at 7:14 AM EST
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COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - After Alex Murdaugh stepped off the stand and left the courtroom Friday, Colleton County deputies issued a new charge to the former Lowcountry lawyer.

It is not yet clear what the new charge is; however, jail records state a misdemeanor arrest warrant was drawn up for Murdaugh by the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.

Murdaugh, 54, is currently on trial for the killings of his wife, Maggie and their youngest son back on June 7, 2021.

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Deputies have not yet released details of the charge or specified an arraignment date.