Crime Stories with Nancy Grace: Alex Murdaugh to Take the Stand?

Alex Murdaugh could take the stand in his own defense on Thursday.

New reports speculated on whether the accused killer will take the stand. The defense attorneys laid the groundwork, asking the judge about the range of questions Murdaugh could be asked on cross-examine, and whether Murdaugh would be able to take his Fifth Amendment right against incriminating himself.

Judge Clifton Newman said any ruling would be made as they happened, not before the testimony.

Also in court today, Murdaugh’s former friend and law partner testified about going to Moselle after hearing about the murders. Mark Ball said he was angry and mortified after hearing an officer say, “we have all we need,” referring to evidence of Ball finding a baseball size chunk of Paul Murdaugh’s skull still lying on the kennel floor.

Joining Nancy Grace today:

Ted Williams – Former Washington DC Police Detective & Defense Attorney; Fox News Contributor; Starred in the nationally televised show, “Power of Attorney”
Irv Brandt – Senior Inspector, US Marshals Service International Investigations Branch; Chief Inspector, DOJ Office of International Affairs, US Embassy Kingston, Jamaica; Author: “SOLO SHOT: CURSE OF THE BLUE STONE” – AVAILABLE ON AMAZON IN JANUARY; ALSO “FLYING SOLO: Top of the World;” Twitter: @JackSoloAuthor
Chris Painton – Forensic Firearms Consultant for the Stria Consulting Group, and President of the Stockwell Consulting Corp.; Retired NYPD Detective
Dr. Michelle DuPre (Columbia, SC) –  Former Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner and Detective: Lexington County Sheriff’s Department; Author: “Homicide Investigation Field Guide” & “Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide;” Forensic Consultant
Anne Emerson – Senior Investigative Reporter, WCIV ABC News 4 (Charleston, SC); Host of Award-Winning Podcast: “Unsolved South Carolina: The Murdaugh Murders, Money and Mystery; Twitter: @AnneTEmerson

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[Feature Photo: Alex Murdaugh becomes emotional during his double murder trial at the Colleton County Courthouse on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, in Walterboro, S.C. The 54-year-old attorney is standing trial on two counts of murder in the shootings of his wife and son at their Colleton County home and hunting lodge on June 7, 2021. (Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP, Pool)