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Alex Murdaugh, left, confers with Phil Barber during his hearing at the Richland County Judicial Center in Columbia, S.C., on Monday, Jan. 29, 2024. Tracy Glantz/The State via AP,/Pool hide caption

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Alex Murdaugh, right, talks with his attorneys Dick Harpootlian, left, and Jim Griffin during his sentencing for stealing from 18 clients on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023, at the Beaufort County Courthouse in Beaufort, S.C. Andrew J. Whitaker/The Post And Courier/Pool via AP hide caption

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South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson talks to the media after the conviction of Alex Murdaugh outside the Colleton County Courthouse on March 2, 2023, in Walterboro, S.C. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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The legal team for Alex Murdaugh (center) presented their closing argument in his double murder trial on Thursday. He's seen here listening to prosecutor Creighton Waters make his closing arguments at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C. Joshua Boucher/The State via AP, Pool hide caption

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A jury finds disbarred lawyer Alex Murdaugh guilty in the deaths of his wife and son

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Alex Murdaugh awaits the beginning of his bond hearing in Columbia, S.C., on Oct. 19, 2021. Murdaugh pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to murdering his wife and son. Lewis M. Levine/AP hide caption

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Alex Murdaugh is seen here walking into his bond hearing in Varnville, S.C., in September. On Tuesday, a judge refused to lower his $7 million bond. Mic Smith/AP file photo hide caption

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