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Alex Murdaugh lawyers claim lie-detector test points to different murder suspect in killing of wife, son
The attorneys for disgraced South Carolina legal scion Alex Murdaugh claimed in new court documents that the results of a lie-detector test point to a different suspect in the killings of his wife and son, claiming state prosecutors are intentionally suppressing evidence in the double murder case.  A motion to compel filed on Friday by Columbia lawyers Dick Harpootlian and Jim Griffin alleges state investigators turned a "blind eye" to evidence linking Curtis "Fast Eddie" Smith to the homicides of Maggie Murdaugh and 22-year-old son, Paul Murdaugh, who were both found shot to death by different firearms near dog kennels on the family’s sprawling Colleton County estate on June 7, 2021.  Smith, a former legal client and distant cousin of Murdaugh, was hooked up to a polygraph machine and questioned by a South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agent in May. He answered "no" when asked if he shot Maggie, shot Paul and whether he was present during the killings, but the responses to those three questions showed "indicative of attempted deception," the motion says.  "I know I was nowhere near the place where Maggie and Paul got killed at," Smith told the agent, according to The Post and Courier, maintaining that he had three friends over to his home that night.