At slightest 1 lawyer is predicting a punctual acquittal for Alex Murdaugh successful his double execution trial.
Anahita Sedaghatfar told "Fox News @ Night" she initially thought Murdaugh – who is accused of sidesplitting his woman and 1 of his sons, Paul – would beryllium faced pinch a hung jury, but now believes Colleton County, South Carolina jurors whitethorn beryllium "sympathizing" pinch him."
"I spot a not-guilty [verdict] and I spot it very quickly," Sedaghatfar said Tuesday.
Murdaugh -- whose tenure arsenic territory solicitor successful South Carolina's Low Country concluded an 86-year electoral grip connected nan prosecutor's agency by his family – took nan guidelines successful his defense past week and conducted himself well, nan lawyer said.
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Alex Murdaugh dries while taking nan guidelines astatine double execution trial. (POOL)
Sedaghatfar said nan cross-examination of witnesser and former Murdaugh rule partner Ronnie Crosby was an "excellent" showing by Murdaugh's attorney, South Carolina State Sen. Dick Harpootlian.
Sedaghatfar said nan cross-examination of Crosby was cardinal because of allegations Murdaugh "stole a batch of money" from him aliases their erstwhile associated clients.
"Yeah, fto maine attest against him because he stole millions from me, from nan rule firm, and now I person to salary this back. So that was precisely what nan defense had to do," she said.
A section travel by nan assemblage to nan Murdaugh spot this week is besides cardinal to nan imaginable acquittal, Sedaghatfar added, arsenic big Trace Gallagher reported nan region betwixt nan location and nan family's kennels is cardinal to claims by nan suspect connected his whereabouts astatine nan clip his woman and boy were killed.
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Defense attorneys Dick Harpootlian and Jim Griffin talk pinch customer Alex Murdaugh (Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP, Pool)
"It's a section travel nan defense wanted. It's different erstwhile you're looking astatine pictures and video versus being location and putting nan abstraction into perspective," Sedaghatfar said.
When asked astir nan thought that location is nary replacement imaginable "villain" than Murdaugh himself, Sedaghatfar said nan defense does not person to beryllium who whitethorn person killed Paul and Maggie Murdaugh.
"Motive is not an constituent of nan crime. The prosecutor's mentation of motive, I think, is frankly preposterous. The thought that he murdered his woman and boy to distract distant from financial crimes, astatine nan aforesaid clip putting himself successful nan mediate of a double execution investigation," she said.
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Creighton Waters, of nan South Carolina Attorney General's office (Joshua Boucher/The State/Pool)
"That's not going to resonate pinch a jury. And I spot a speedy acquittal perchance this week," she said. "I thought possibly a hung jury, but he [Murdaugh] did specified a bully occupation humanizing himself."
Prosecutors successful Murdaugh's execution proceedings concluded their closing arguments Wednesday, pinch nan defense group to present its last statements Thursday. Legal analysts look torn connected which broadside has an advantage, pinch observers for illustration erstwhile Washington, D.C., homicide detective Ted Williams countering connected "Your World" Wednesday that lead charismatic Creighton Waters has expertly laid retired a "road map" for jurors to travel against Murdaugh.
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