Lawyers for Alex Murdaugh mentioned an FBI agent conducting a polygraph take a look at that the company mentioned the convicted killer flunked requested odd questions and confided he had simply examined the infamous Dutch killer of an Alabama teen, throwing the outcomes off.The name-check of Joran van der Sloot in courtroom papers Thursday is simply the most recent unusual twist within the case of Murdaugh, the disbarred lawyer who’s serving a life sentence for homicide within the deaths of his spouse and son. Murdaugh adamantly denies killing them, whereas admitting he stole tens of millions from purchasers and his legislation agency due to a crippling drug habit.The disagreement over the polygraph is happening in dueling courtroom filings earlier than Murdaugh is scheduled to be sentenced Monday for the thefts in federal courtroom.Prosecutors mentioned in courtroom papers filed Tuesday that their plea deal to have Murdaugh serve any federal sentence concurrently his state sentence ought to be revoked as a result of the polygraph confirmed Murdaugh wasn’t truthful about the place greater than $6 million he stole ended up and whether or not one other lawyer not but recognized helped him steal from purchasers and his legislation agency.In their response, Murdaugh’s attorneys included courtroom paperwork from state prosecutors in his homicide case who fought towards having the protection use polygraph outcomes that mentioned a Murdaugh good friend failed his personal take a look at when requested if he was concerned in killing Murdaugh’s spouse and son.The Murdaugh outcomes have been made unreliable by the FBI examiner who simply earlier than the examination requested Murdaugh if he may hold a secret, then advised him he had simply come from Alabama the place he examined van der Sloot, who admitted to killing Natalee Holloway in 2005 in Aruba, protection attorneys mentioned.The examiner additionally advised Murdaugh he believed he did not kill his spouse and son and requested him a complicated query about hidden property, the protection mentioned.”There are professional questions as as to whether the Government deliberately manipulated the outcomes to void the plea settlement and obtain the prosecutors’ acknowledged want to ‘make sure that he’s by no means a free man once more’,'” protection attorneys Jim Griffin and Dick Harpootlian wrote.Murdaugh’s attorneys mentioned they could have extra objections to the polygraph however they solely realized concerning the prosecution’s allegations Tuesday and hadn’t had time to get their professional to overview the outcomes. They are asking the sentencing decide on Monday to disregard the outcomes.A pre-sentencing movement filed by prosecutors after the Murdaugh’s transient didn’t reply the protection’s arguments. The matter will doubtless be taken up at Monday’s sentencing.The pre-sentencing report recommends a 17 1/2 to just about 22-year jail sentence for Murdaugh on the federal costs.Murdaugh, 55, is already serving life with out parole in state jail after a jury discovered him responsible of homicide within the shootings of his spouse and youthful son. He later pleaded responsible to stealing cash from purchasers and his legislation agency in state courtroom and was sentenced to 27 years, which South Carolina prosecutors mentioned is an insurance coverage coverage to maintain him behind bars in case his homicide conviction was ever overturned.The federal case was speculated to be much more insurance coverage, with Murdaugh agreeing to a plea deal so his federal sentence would run concurrently his state sentences.Prosecutors now need Murdaugh to face the stiffest sentence doable because the plea settlement was breached and serve his federal sentence on the finish of any state sentences.Each of the 22 counts Murdaugh pleaded responsible to in federal courtroom carries a most of 20 years in jail. Some carry a 30-year most.Prosecutors additionally wish to hold secret 4 statements, together with the polygraph, the Murdaugh gave the FBI.Investigators assume Murdaugh is attempting to guard an lawyer who helped him steal and that his assertion that greater than $6 million within the stolen cash went to his drug behavior just isn’t true. Releasing the statements may harm an ongoing investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office mentioned.Murdaugh’s attorneys need the statements launched with brokers blacking out any info they don’t wish to make public whereas leaving the majority of the statements obtainable so folks can decide the allegations themselves.State prosecutors estimated Murdaugh stole greater than $12 million from purchasers by diverting settlement cash into his personal accounts or stealing from his household legislation agency.Investigators mentioned that as Murdaugh’s monetary schemes have been about to be uncovered in June 2021, he determined to kill his spouse and son in hopes it will make him a sympathetic determine and draw consideration away from the lacking cash. Paul Murdaugh was shot a number of occasions with a shotgun and Maggie Murdaugh was shot a number of occasions with a rifle outdoors the household’s residence in Colleton County.Murdaugh has adamantly denied killing them, even testifying in his personal protection towards his attorneys’ recommendation.Federal prosecutors mentioned Murdaugh did seem to inform the reality concerning the roles banker Russell Laffitte and lawyer and previous faculty good friend Cory Fleming performed in serving to him steal.Laffitte was convicted and sentenced to seven years in jail, whereas Fleming is serving practically 4 years behind bars after pleading responsible.

Lawyers for Alex Murdaugh mentioned an FBI agent conducting a polygraph take a look at that the company mentioned the convicted killer flunked requested odd questions and confided he had simply examined the infamous Dutch killer of an Alabama teen, throwing the outcomes off.

The name-check of Joran van der Sloot in courtroom papers Thursday is simply the most recent unusual twist within the case of Murdaugh, the disbarred lawyer who’s serving a life sentence for homicide within the deaths of his spouse and son. Murdaugh adamantly denies killing them, whereas admitting he stole tens of millions from purchasers and his legislation agency due to a crippling drug habit.

The disagreement over the polygraph is happening in dueling courtroom filings earlier than Murdaugh is scheduled to be sentenced Monday for the thefts in federal courtroom.

Prosecutors mentioned in courtroom papers filed Tuesday that their plea deal to have Murdaugh serve any federal sentence concurrently his state sentence ought to be revoked as a result of the polygraph confirmed Murdaugh wasn’t truthful about the place greater than $6 million he stole ended up and whether or not one other lawyer not but recognized helped him steal from purchasers and his legislation agency.

In their response, Murdaugh’s attorneys included courtroom paperwork from state prosecutors in his homicide case who fought towards having the protection use polygraph outcomes that mentioned a Murdaugh good friend failed his personal take a look at when requested if he was concerned in killing Murdaugh’s spouse and son.

The Murdaugh outcomes have been made unreliable by the FBI examiner who simply earlier than the examination requested Murdaugh if he may hold a secret, then advised him he had simply come from Alabama the place he examined van der Sloot, who admitted to killing Natalee Holloway in 2005 in Aruba, protection attorneys mentioned.

The examiner additionally advised Murdaugh he believed he did not kill his spouse and son and requested him a complicated query about hidden property, the protection mentioned.

“There are professional questions as as to whether the Government deliberately manipulated the outcomes to void the plea settlement and obtain the prosecutors’ acknowledged want to ‘make sure that he’s by no means a free man once more’,'” protection attorneys Jim Griffin and Dick Harpootlian wrote.

Murdaugh’s attorneys mentioned they could have extra objections to the polygraph however they solely realized concerning the prosecution’s allegations Tuesday and hadn’t had time to get their professional to overview the outcomes. They are asking the sentencing decide on Monday to disregard the outcomes.

A pre-sentencing movement filed by prosecutors after the Murdaugh’s transient didn’t reply the protection’s arguments. The matter will doubtless be taken up at Monday’s sentencing.

The pre-sentencing report recommends a 17 1/2 to just about 22-year jail sentence for Murdaugh on the federal costs.

Murdaugh, 55, is already serving life with out parole in state jail after a jury discovered him responsible of homicide within the shootings of his spouse and youthful son. He later pleaded responsible to stealing cash from purchasers and his legislation agency in state courtroom and was sentenced to 27 years, which South Carolina prosecutors mentioned is an insurance coverage coverage to maintain him behind bars in case his homicide conviction was ever overturned.

The federal case was speculated to be much more insurance coverage, with Murdaugh agreeing to a plea deal so his federal sentence would run concurrently his state sentences.

Prosecutors now need Murdaugh to face the stiffest sentence doable because the plea settlement was breached and serve his federal sentence on the finish of any state sentences.

Each of the 22 counts Murdaugh pleaded responsible to in federal courtroom carries a most of 20 years in jail. Some carry a 30-year most.

Prosecutors additionally wish to hold secret 4 statements, together with the polygraph, the Murdaugh gave the FBI.

Investigators assume Murdaugh is attempting to guard an lawyer who helped him steal and that his assertion that greater than $6 million within the stolen cash went to his drug behavior just isn’t true. Releasing the statements may harm an ongoing investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office mentioned.

Murdaugh’s attorneys need the statements launched with brokers blacking out any info they don’t wish to make public whereas leaving the majority of the statements obtainable so folks can decide the allegations themselves.

State prosecutors estimated Murdaugh stole greater than $12 million from purchasers by diverting settlement cash into his personal accounts or stealing from his household legislation agency.

Investigators mentioned that as Murdaugh’s monetary schemes have been about to be uncovered in June 2021, he determined to kill his spouse and son in hopes it will make him a sympathetic determine and draw consideration away from the lacking cash. Paul Murdaugh was shot a number of occasions with a shotgun and Maggie Murdaugh was shot a number of occasions with a rifle outdoors the household’s residence in Colleton County.

Murdaugh has adamantly denied killing them, even testifying in his personal protection towards his attorneys’ recommendation.

Federal prosecutors mentioned Murdaugh did seem to inform the reality concerning the roles banker Russell Laffitte and lawyer and previous faculty good friend Cory Fleming performed in serving to him steal.

Laffitte was convicted and sentenced to seven years in jail, whereas Fleming is serving practically 4 years behind bars after pleading responsible.