BREAKING: Alex Murdaugh convicted of two internal disciplinary charges connected to Fox Nation documentary
Alex Murdaugh has been convicted of two internal prison disciplinary charges after conducting a news interview and using another inmate’s PIN to make a call.
The convicted killer, 55, is serving two consecutive life sentences for the 2021 murder of his wife Maggie and son Paul at their Moselle hunting estate in South Carolina.
It’s clear that the information he gave his attorney was for a Fox Nation docuseries called The Fall of the House of Murdaugh, which airs August 31.
Murdaugh was given a disciplinary hearing on August 28 on the new charges, and as a result, he lost his phone, tablet, and cafeteria rights for 30 days.
The convicted killer, 55, is serving two consecutive life sentences for the 2021 murder of his wife Maggie and son Paul at their Moselle hunting estate
Alex Murdaugh is pictured leaving Colleton County Court on March 3, 2023
The South Carolina Department of Corrections said in a statement, “Inmates held in the custody of the SC Department of Corrections are not allowed to conduct interviews.
“SCDC’s interviewing policy is rooted in victims’ rights and has been around for a long time. The department believes victims of crime should not see or hear about the person who victimized them or their relative on the news.
“Inmates lose the privilege of speaking to the news media when they enter SCDC.”
The department will determine when and if inmate Murdaugh will have a chance to get another tablet.
It added: ‘The charges include providing information to be supplied to the news media for an interview and using a fellow inmate’s PIN code to make telephone calls.
“These charges violate the SCDC’s policy on interviewing prisoners and our policy against sharing PINs by prisoners. They are not a violation of the law.
Murdaugh provided the interview information to his attorney via a legal phone call.
“Legal calls are not recorded or monitored on the prisoner’s phone system, as per attorney/client privilege.
“Attorney Jim Griffin recorded Murdaugh reading the information and gave it to the media.”
Murdaugh is currently on remand in an undisclosed state prison after being convicted in March of the shooting of his 22-year-old son Paul and 52-year-old wife Maggie.
In the Fox Nation documentary, Alex’s surviving son, Buster Murdaugh, broke his silence by saying he doesn’t believe his father Alex killed his brother and mother — and denied having a gay relationship with slain college friend Stephen Smith or any involvement in his death.
Alex Murdaugh speaks with his legal team before being sentenced to two consecutive life sentences
Murdaugh murdered his 22-year-old son Paul and 52-year-old wife Maggie (center together) at their Colleton County hunting lodge. The surviving son Buster is seen on the left
The disgraced South Carolina attorney’s eldest son said he doesn’t think his father, 55, killed Maggie and Paul at their hunting estate in 2021.
He said, “I think I have a very unique perspective that no one else in that courtroom has ever had. And I know the love I’ve witnessed.
“I spent six weeks studying it, and I think it was a tilted table from the start.”
Buster, 26, had also pointed the finger at him over the death of his classmate Stephen Smith, 19, in 2015 – claiming the pair had a gay relationship.
But in the interview, he denied any connection to it, adding: “I’ve never had anything to do with his murder and I’ve never had anything to do with him, physically, of any kind.”
He took aim at the police and judge, claiming they had a “lousy motive” and he “doesn’t believe it was fair” that all 12 jurors found him guilty.
“I studied it for six weeks, and I think it was a tilted table from the start,” Buster said.
“And I think a lot of jurors, unfortunately, felt that way before they had to deliberate.
“It was predetermined in their minds before they ever heard a single piece of evidence given in that room.”
He believes the jury ultimately found his father guilty of the shootings because of “everything they could read prior to trial.”