Jury selection continues Alex Murdaugh murder trial with opening statements expected later in the day. Over the past two days, motions have been filed by the defense asking the judge to not allow some evidence be presented, including ballistics and some of the state's expert witness testimony. The judge ruled that a ballistics expert, a SLED agent, was credible.
Another point of contention, blood spatter evidence. The defense says the white t-shirt worn by Murdaugh, which the state says has blood spatter on it, has been damaged by testing so that defense experts cannot conduct their own tests. Both prosecutors and the defense agreed not to bring up the blood spatter evidence during opening arguments.
Joining Nancy Grace today:
- Mark Tate- Trial Lawyer- The Tate Law Group; Twitter: @TateLawGroup (Savannah, GA)
- Dr. Mindy B. Mechanic- Professor of Psychology (Emeritus) at California State University Fullerton; Forensic Psychologist focusing on trauma/victimization, intimate partner violence, sexual assault and stalking
- Sheryl McCollum - Forensic Expert, Founder: Cold Case Investigative Research Institute in Atlanta, GA; Twitter: @ColdCaseTips; Host: “Zone 7”
- Leonard Romero-Forensic firearms examiner/ballistics expert
- Dr. Michelle DuPre - Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner, and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff's Department; Author: "Homicide Investigation Field Guide" & "Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide;" Forensic Consultant
- Matt Harris- Former reporter WSOC TV, Radio Show Host, and Podcaster “The Murduagh Family Murders: Impact of Influence;" Facebook: “MurdaughPodcast”
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