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Alex Murdaugh’s attorneys demand new trial over allegations of jury tampering

Thousands of true crime fans, prime investigators, media personalities and survivors have travelled to Orlando, Florida, to participate on this weekend’s CrimeCon 2023 convention.

The Independent is on-the-floor at the occasion which incorporates talks with Dick Harpootlian and Jim Griffin, the attorneys of Alex Murdaugh; and Kerri Rawson, the daughter of BTK serial killer Dennis Rader.

The Murdaugh attorneys revealed throughout appearances at the conference that the household is out of money to pay for a second trial, although the legal professionals provided to proceed professional bono.

Additionally, throughout a Q&A session, the Murdaugh attorneys hinted they might have recognized a possible different suspect within the murders of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh.

Meanwhile, murder sufferer Gabby Petito’s mom Nichole Schmidt thanked web sleuths for bringing consciousness to her daughter’s case.

“It’s thanks to all of you that we found her,” Nichole Schmidt mentioned on Saturday.


Key gamers in Alex Murdaugh’s murder conviction amongst audio system at CrimeCon 2023

Alex Murdaugh’s defence attorneys Dick Harpootlian and Jim Griffin spoke in regards to the notorious South Carolina murder trial at CrimeCon in Orlando on Saturday.

The legal professionals joined 20/20’s Eva Pilgrim for a “tell all” dialog about “the Southern crime saga that captivated the world.”

Alex Murdaugh was discovered responsible of murdering his spouse Maggie and son Paul earlier this yr.

“This CrimeCon exclusive will give attendees an inside look at the defense strategies used by Murdaugh’s legal team and the decision to have Alex take the stand – which many cite as a pivotal moment in the trial,” a promotional blurb said.

“The pair will share firsthand accounts of the unexpected twists, challenges they faced, reflections on their time with Alex Murdaugh, and what may be coming next.”

The attorneys filed a movement for a mistrial earlier this month alleging jury tampering in Murdaugh’s murder case and requesting a brand new trial.

Andrea Blanco24 September 2023 02:00


Gabby’s dad and mom and stepparents learn aloud excerpts from individuals impacted by Gabby’s story

“Because of Gabby…” her mother Nichole Schmidt learn by way of tears on Saturday.

The quick excerpt went on to learn from the survivor’s viewpoint that due to Gabby, she by no means went again inside the home the place it seems her associate had a gun to kill her.

Gabby’s mother added: “She’s a hero, saved so many lives. Even tho she’s not here anymore. She’s a hero.”

Andrea Blanco24 September 2023 01:00


ICYMI: What does CrimeCon provide?

The three-day-lengthy convention provides varied panels, immersive experiences and the possibility to rub elbows with the best minds within the true crime style.

Special company will communicate on quite a lot of matters together with forensics, criminology, victimology, DNA, and extra. There are specialists main the periods who’re educated of their area and can present the most recent developments.

Investigators who’ve cracked a long time-previous chilly circumstances reveal their secrets and techniques about their course of. Families of victims and survivors of crime will share their tales, many in search of justice and the assist of the true crime neighborhood.

(Courtesy of CrimeCon)

Andrea Blanco24 September 2023 00:00


Dateline correspondent Josh Mankiewicz dubbed CrimeCon’s mayor

The beloved journalist spoke at the panel, Beyond the Headlines: Examining the Aftermath of Carlee Russell’s Fake Disappearance. Curiously, attendees at the occasion have been referring to Mr Mankiewicz as “CrimeCon’s mayor.”

Ms Russell made headlines throughout the nation after she disappeared on 13 July following a 911 during which she claimed she had seen a toddler strolling on the facet of an Alabama interstate. But by the point police arrived at the scene, neither Ms Russell nor the toddler had been anyplace to be discovered.

Ms Russell’s story was later debunked by police and she or he was charged.

Andrea Blanco23 September 2023 23:00


Missing geologist Daniel Robinson’s household at CrimeCon 2023

Mr Robinson, who graduated from the College of Charleston with a level in archaeology, disappeared on 23 June 2021 after seeming disoriented on a piece website and ostensibly driving off into the desert with no clarification.

His behaviour had been barely off within the weeks earlier than his disappearance however there was no signal of him since; the geologist’s automotive was recovered practically a month after he vanished, alongside together with his telephone, pockets, keys and garments he was final seen sporting.

Mr Robinson’s sister and his father David Robinson have a desk at the crime conference and are giving out flyers with details about the lacking geologist’s case/

(Andrea Cavallier for The Independent)

Andrea Blanco23 September 2023 22:20


Special CrimeCon marketing campaign raises practically $9K for Gabby Petito Foundation

The basis was created by Gabby’s dad and mom and stepparents, Nichole and Jim Schmidt, and Joe and Tara Petito, to show the household’s tragedy into objective.

The objective is to unfold consciousness of home violence’s warning indicators and help organisations that present rapid, tangible assist to survivors, in keeping with the marketing campaign.

The Gabby Petito Foundation is CrimeCon’s CLUE Award recipient for the occasion’s Crimefighter of the Year award.

Andrea Blanco23 September 2023 21:50


BTK killer’s daughter reveals what she mentioned together with her father in jail

Kerri Rawson confronted her father Dennis Rader also referred to as BTK, after it was introduced that he was being investigated in at least two circumstances years after he was convicted of 10 murders.

Ms Rawson, who’s an advocate for victims and survivors, mentioned she went in calm, then additionally pushed to speak about his crimes.

She mentioned her father pushed her to speak in regards to the Idaho murders suspect Bryan Kohberger. They additionally mentioned the 2 circumstances Rader is being of of, together with Cynthia Kinney, who went lacking 1976 from a laundromat.

Ms Rawson mentioned she informed her father, “I love you but this is out of my hands…”

“If you haven’t done anything wrong, I’ll make sure to do everything I can to protect you. But if you did, I’ll come back and nail you to the wall,” Ms Rawson mentioned. “He’s been playing games for years, with me, and with you…”

Ms Rawson additionally referred to as out true crime followers within the viewers for writing letters to her father.

(Andrea Cavallier for The Independent)

Andrea Cavallier 23 September 2023 21:29


Kerri Rawson receives standing ovation as she takes stage at CrimeCon

BTK killer’s daughter Kerri Rawson took the stage on Saturday to speak about her father.

The huge ballroom at the Orlando resort was packed, with practically each seat taken.

She just lately introduced that she’s been working with investigators in varied states to assist them take a contemporary look at circumstances that could possibly be related to her father, in keeping with her web site.

On the Surviving the Survivor podcast, she mentioned that be confronted her father for the primary time in 18 years, visiting him twice in jail.

Andrea Cavallier 23 September 2023 20:41


Kerri Rawson opens up about being notified of father’s murders

BTK killer Dennis Rader’s daughter Kerri Rawson is without doubt one of the audio system at CrimeCon 2023, which is happening in Orlando this weekend.

Ms Rawson, a New York Times bestseller creator who has beforehand spoken to The Independent about a number of excessive-profile crime circumstances, opened up about her journey of coming to phrases together with her father’s crimes and discovering objective in her work.

“18 years ago I didn’t think I would survive the night after being notified my dad was BTK,” Ms Rawson tweeted on Saturday. “9 years ago I started blasting out my heart to the world. Today, I speak with Joel Waldman @PodcastSTS & Laura Ingle @lauraingle about the current cold case investigations into my father.”

Andrea Blanco23 September 2023 20:20


Parents of murder victims be a part of CrimeCon 2023 to speak about their love one’s tales

Parents of the victims in excessive-profile circumstances have come collectively at CrimeCon, honouring the lives of their family members and sharing their journey by way of the unimaginable tragedies they’ve skilled.

Slain Gabby Petito’s mother Nichole Schmidt and lacking Daniel Robinson’s father shared a selfie on Twitter.

Ms Schmidt led efforts to carry Brian Laundrie and his household accountable after her daughter went lacking earlier than he was discovered lifeless by suicide. Meanwhile, Mr Robinson has advocated for extra consciousness for his son’s case and continues to take action greater than two years after he vanished.

Andrea Blanco23 September 2023 20:00