Alex Murdaugh‘s double murder trial hit a delay Thursday morning when the judge dismissed one of the jurors — but she refused to leave court without some very valuable belongings.
Judge Clifton Newman announced one of the jurors had discussed her opinion about trial evidence with 3 people — presumably not other jurors — and therefore, she’s being replaced with an alternate.
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The jurors’ dismissal also came with an inflationary sign of the times, as she demanded her belongings from the jury room before departing. Those items included her purse, a bottle … and a dozen eggs!!!
The price of those eggs runs somewhere north of $4 these days in Georgia … so ya get it.
Even the judge quipped, “We’ve had a lot of interesting things. But now a dozen eggs.”
As for Murdaugh’s fate … the alternate juror has been seated, and the defense is delivering its closing arguments.