Alex Murdaugh murder trial ‘egg juror’ asks to be left alone

The juror infamously nicknamed the “egg juror” in Alex Murdaugh’s double murder trial has asked to be left alone.

The woman, identified as juror 785 in South Carolina’s so-called “trial of the century,” said it was “not her desire” to speak publicly about the case and urged the public and media not to contact her. to take .

“While other jurors have chosen to comment, which is their prerogative, it is not her wish at this time,” her attorney Joe McCulloch said in a statement.

“Given her public service during the weeks of her trial, her public service earned her the right to have her wishes respected. She wants you to know that she took the juror’s oath and all subsequent instructions from the court seriously and believes she followed them appropriately.

The statement added that the juror “now wishes freedom from contact and harassment” and asked that attempts to contact her at home and at work be stopped.

Her attorney said he has also notified and requested assistance from the Colleton County Sheriff’s Department on this matter.

The female juror made headlines when she was ejected from the panel last Thursday — just hours before deliberations began and the jury reached a unanimous verdict in the high-profile trial.

Moments before the defense delivered its closing argument — and after the juror sat for six weeks on trial testimony — Judge Clifton Newman announced she was being removed from the panel for discussing the case with at least three other people. She had also expressed her opinion on the evidence she had seen in the case.

After informing the defense and prosecution of his decision in court, Judge Newman brought the juror in and told her she was being removed.

The woman then provided some light-hearted relief in the courtroom when asked if she had left anything in the jury room.

“A dozen eggs,” she replied.

Alex Murdaugh’s legal team speaks to the media outside the Colleton County Courthouse after the sentencing


This led to laughter from Judge Newman, the defense and the prosecution – and even Murdaugh – as court staff were instructed to go get her eggs from the jury room and return to her.

She was replaced by a deputy.

In the end, the final 12 spent less than three hours deliberating before sentencing Murdaugh on June 7, 2021, for the brutal murders of his wife Maggie and son Paul at the family’s estate on the Moselle.

Murdaugh, 54, was subsequently sentenced to life in prison by Judge Newman the next day — and is currently behind bars in South Carolina.

After the verdict was handed down, a source said FITS news that the removal of the so-called “egg juror” could have changed the course of the disgraced attorney’s fate.

The juror had already indicated that she would not have found Murdaugh guilty — and that she could not be influenced in her decision, the source said.

“She was dug in. She said he was ‘not guilty’ and no one could change her mind,” they said.

Another added that she “would have hung the jury”.

Four jurors have spoken since the verdict, revealing that a damning cell phone video that Murdaugh posted at the scene of the murders was key to his conviction.

The video, taken by Paul on his mobile phone at 8:44 p.m., filmed a dog in the kennels on the grounds of the Moselle estate.

Three voices can be heard off camera: Paul, Maggie and Alex Murdaugh.

During dramatic testimony, multiple witnesses identified Murdaugh’s voice in the footage.

Minutes later – around 8:50 pm – Maggie and Paul were brutally gunned down.

Alex Murdaugh is sentenced to life in prison for murders


The bombshell video not only put Murdaugh at the scene, but also exposed his lies about his alibi that night.

Since the June 7, 2021 murders, he had claimed that he never went to the dog kennel with his wife and son that night.

He claimed that he stayed at the family home, took a nap on the couch, and then drove to his mother at his parents’ home in Almeda.

Driving home, he claimed to have gone to the kennels and placed a dramatic 911 call claiming to have discovered the bodies of the two victims.

In a dramatic two days in court, Murdaugh finally confessed on the witness stand that he had been lying about his alibi that night for the past 20 months – but he continued to plead his innocence in the murders of Maggie and Paul.

Prosecutors said Murdaugh killed his wife and son to distract from his string of financial crimes — at a time when his multimillion-dollar fraud scheme was about to be exposed.

Murdaugh’s conviction marks the latest twist in the saga of the man who was once the powerful heir to a South Carolina legal dynasty.

His family ruled the local court system for nearly a century, with three generations of the family all serving as attorneys in the law firm of the 14th Judicial Circuit.

The murders of Maggie and Paul shocked the Hampton County community, but also revealed a series of scandals surrounding Murdaugh, including a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme, a failed hitman plot, and a series of other unexplained deaths.

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