A JUROR has been removed and replaced in the Alex Murdaugh murder trial.
The juror, a woman identified as Juror No. 785, had improper discussions about the case with someone not affiliated with the trial, according to Circuit Court Judge Clifton Newman, who is overseeing the case.
The jury was about to hear closing arguments from Murdaugh’s defense team when Newman removed the juror.
Murdaugh, a former personal injury lawyer in South Carolina, stands accused of murdering his wife and son.
The state alleges that Murdaugh, 54, killed his wife and son to gain sympathy and cover up financial crimes.
They both died on June 7, 2021.
The case has captured national attention, placing a spotlight on …