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Murdaugh Clerk Said Guilty Murder Verdict Would Boost Book Sales, Defense Lawyers Claim<!-- wp:html --><p>Joshua Boucher/Pool/The State/Tribune News Service via Getty Images</p> <p>A South Carolina court clerk at the center of <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/alex-murdaugh">Alex Murdaugh</a>’s bid for a new trial allegedly told a colleague that a murder conviction would be good for her book sales, defense lawyers claimed in court on Tuesday.</p> <p>“[Prosecutor Creighton Water] told me this morning that one of the assistants that worked for Hill during the trial was told by Ms. Hill, during the trial, that a guilty verdict would be good for sales for the book,” Murdaugh lawyer Dick Harpootlian said of <a href="https://twitter.com/BeckyHill/status/1720044910248657200?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet">Colleton County Clerk of Court Rebecca Hill</a>. “Motive: Selling books.”</p> <p>The new allegation arose during a hearing to decide who will testify during an upcoming three-day evidentiary hearing to determine whether Murdaugh will be retried for the June 2021 murders of his wife, Maggie, and his son, Paul.</p> <p><a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/alex-murdaugh-defense-team-alleges-clerk-rebecca-becky-hill-said-a-guilty-verdict-would-be-good-for-book">Read more at The Daily Beast.</a></p><!-- /wp:html -->

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A South Carolina court clerk at the center of Alex Murdaugh’s bid for a new trial allegedly told a colleague that a murder conviction would be good for her book sales, defense lawyers claimed in court on Tuesday.

“[Prosecutor Creighton Water] told me this morning that one of the assistants that worked for Hill during the trial was told by Ms. Hill, during the trial, that a guilty verdict would be good for sales for the book,” Murdaugh lawyer Dick Harpootlian said of Colleton County Clerk of Court Rebecca Hill. “Motive: Selling books.”

The new allegation arose during a hearing to decide who will testify during an upcoming three-day evidentiary hearing to determine whether Murdaugh will be retried for the June 2021 murders of his wife, Maggie, and his son, Paul.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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