Buster Murdaugh’s girlfriend files second police report alleging media harassment

The girlfriend of Alex MurdaughThe only surviving son of has complained to the police that he was allegedly harassed by the media after the trial of the disgraced lawyer for double murder.

Buster Murdaugh and his girlfriend Brooklyn White have filed a total of three reports with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office for “trespassing in progress in [their] life from journalists”, news station WTOC reports.

The couple, who reside in a Hilton Head condo, were often seen in the gallery every day throughout the six-week trial that led to Murdaugh’s conviction for the murders of his son Paul and his wife Maggie in 2021. But even after the end of the highly publicized process, Buster and Mrs. White say that the press has continued to follow and invade their privacy.

According to an incident report filed this week, Ms. White told police she saw a reporter looking in her car windows as she left her home on March 6. She said she recognized the reporter because he had allegedly been stalking her and Buster for weeks at the Colleton County Court House in Walterboro.

Ms White told law enforcement officers the ordeal was “increasingly disturbing and frightening for her”.

Ms White, who works as a lawyer for Olivetti McCray and Withrow, said the journalist in question ran a video account where she said she had posted footage of him harassing Buster and asking him questions.

She also said that after the trial, she saw several reporters photographing her and following her as she walked her dogs in her neighborhood.

Buster and Mrs. White had previously filed a report later New York Post published an article with photos showing his face through a crack in the blinds of his condo. Buster also showed police dash cam footage that captured a Dodge Challenger car parked outside the home.

Buster Murdaugh and Brooklynn White are asked to stand so that witness Chris Wilson can see them during Alex Murdaugh’s double murder trial.

Law enforcement told him that more patrols would be implemented in the area. However, the couple called the police again when another driver, who they believed was a member of the media, followed them as they walked.

The driver was arrested and let go with a warning, but deputies noted in an incident report obtained by WTOC that he had a camera bag in the passenger seat.

While some members of the Murdaugh family have spoken after Alex Murdaugh’s double life sentence, Buster and Ms. White remained silent about the jury’s conviction.

Last week, Murdaugh’s attorneys explained that they decided not to have Buster plead for leniency during Murdaugh’s sentencing so as not to put him through unnecessary trauma after experiencing “more than we can imagine he ever has.” past”.

“We could have had Mother Teresa up there to speak on behalf of Alex at the sentencing, but he’s getting a double life sentence. It’s expected,” lawyer Jim Griffin told reporters, for Fox News.

“Judge Newman, he is a very strict punisher when it comes to crimes and sentences. That has never been in dispute.”

Alex Murdaugh is led to the Colleton County courthouse by sheriff's deputies for sentencing on March 3. (Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Alex Murdaugh is led to the Colleton County courthouse by sheriff’s deputies for sentencing on March 3. (Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Buster had followed the family tradition and worked in his father’s dissolved company since he was a student at South Carolina Law School, but was later expelled for a plagiarism incident, according to the Wall Street Journal.

His girlfriend, Ms. White, earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Alabama before graduating from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2021. Since then, she has worked at the Olivetti firm McCray and Withrow as an estate planning attorney.

On Thursday, Alex Murdaugh’s legal team announced that they had filed an appeal. The double murderer had 10 days to file a notice of appeal after his conviction.

“Today Jim Griffin and I filed our notice of appeal for Alex Murdaugh,” tweeted Dick Harpootlian, one of Murdaugh’s attorneys. “This is the next step in the legal process to fight for Alex’s constitutional right to a fair trial.”

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