Alex Murdaugh loses phone privileges after call for documentary, records show


Convicted killer Alex Murdaugh lost his jail phone and canteen advantages after he broke guidelines about call, partially for a documentary, according to records and the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

He read his journal entries on a call with his attorney, Jim Griffin, which Griffin taped and supplied to the media, which protests the guidelines, the Corrections Department stated in a declaration.

” The department thinks that victims of criminal activity ought to not need to see or hear the individual who victimized them or their relative on the news. Prisoners lose the opportunity of talking to the news media when they get in SCDC,” the declaration stated.

Murdaugh, a previous lawyer, was founded guilty in March of eliminating his better half and adult kid in 2021 and was sentenced to life in jail without the possibility of parole.

Murdaugh likewise utilized another prisoner’s PIN for a telephone call, the department stated, which likewise broke jail guidelines. He stated he was utilizing another individual’s PIN since his was not working, according to a Corrections Department occurrence report.

Murdaugh read his journal entries to Griffin in a June 10 telephone call, according to a letter the Corrections Department sent out to Griffin.

The infractions are administrative and are not criminal activities, the department stated. Murdaugh’s tablet advantages were likewise withdrawed.

A Corrections Department event report states the recording was for a coming Fox Nation documentary, “The Fall of your house of Murdaugh.”

The jail warden got a report from the Office of the Inspector General on Aug. 15 about reports that Murdaugh had actually taken part in an interview with Fox Nation, according to the occurrence report.

Griffin did not instantly react to an ask for remark sent out early Thursday. Fox News Media likewise did not right away react to an ask for remark.

Prosecutors stated Murdaugh eliminated his other half, Margaret, and their more youthful kid, Paul, 22, on June 7, 2021, to get pity and to sidetrack from monetary criminal activities.

The case and trial were extensively advertised. Murdaugh was from a well-connected legal household in South Carolina’s Lowcountry.

CORRECTION ( Aug. 31, 2023, 5: 04 a.m. ET): A previous variation of this post misstated the date of a telephone call in between Murdaugh and Griffin. It was June 10, not July 10.

Phil Helsel

Phil Helsel is a press reporter for NBC News.

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