Alex Murdaugh appeals his conviction alleging jury tampering
Watch: The moment Murdaugh sentenced to life in prison
By Brandon Drenon
BBC News, Washington
Alex Murdaugh, the South Carolina lawyer convicted of murdering his wife and son, has filed an appeal against his conviction, alleging jury tampering during his trial.
His attorneys say a county clerk pressured jurors to reach "a quick verdict" and told the panel "not to be fooled" by Murdaugh's testimony.
They say the clerk "betrayed her oath of office for money and fame".
Murdaugh, 55, was found guilty in March and sentenced to life without parole.
Murdaugh attorneys Jim Griffin and Dick Harpootlian told a news conference on Tuesday they want a new trial.