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Liam Buckler

Killer Alex Murdaugh faces MORE charges weeks after life sentence for wife and son murder

Killer Alex Murdaugh faces more charges just weeks after he was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife and son.

The disgraced lawyer was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday after being charged with two additional counts of tax evasion.

The 63-year-old had already faced 99 charges in relation to unreported taxes, stolen money and fraud after South Carolina Attorney General’s Office said Murdaugh allegedly owed nearly $500,000 in taxes.

He was also accused of failing to report $6.9million worth of income.

In addition, the indictment is for the tax years 2020 and 2021, when Murdaugh failed to report over $2.1million worth of income earned through illegal acts.

According to the indictment, the funds were part of his ongoing plan to defraud his clients of legally settled money.

The disgraced Attorney General owed nearly $500,000 in taxes (Andrew J Whitaker/AP/REX/Shutterstock)

If found guilty he could be sentenced to five years in prison or face a fine up to $10,000.

Murdaugh had already confessed to lying and stealing money from his former law firm, clients and friends while on the stand.

The new charges come just six weeks after the killer received two consecutive life sentences after being found guilty of the June 2021 murders of his wife, Maggie, and son, Paul, in a case which shocked America.

Murdaugh's lawyers launched an appeal to his sentence in South Carolina last month - despite being found guilty on all charges.

When the killer was sentenced on March 3 his legal team said they would be appealing the conviction within the next ten days.

He was then transferred to maximum security prison McCormick Correctional Institution on March 31 from Kirkland Reception Evaluation Centre, both in South Carolina.

The inmate is being housed in a protective custody wing and has his own cell for his safety.

Jim Griffin, Murdaugh's lawyer, said: "When he came in, he obviously had a lot of notoriety and was a celebrity of sorts, but he gets along with everybody in the pod. He has a small group he interacts with regularly."

Alex Murdaugh cries while recounting what he loved about his wife Maggie Murdaugh (Joshua Boucher/AP/REX/Shutterstock)

There is also a small courtyard which he can access for some fresh air. He has also been playing board games with his fellow inmates, according to his lawyer.

Inmates are given a iPad with restricted internet access which can only be used for phone calls and emails - he can visit a communal area from 9am to 4pm.

Mr Griffin told Fox News he stays clear of the some of the more dangerous inmates due to his high profile case - with many of them watching his trial on television.

He said: "I've learned that a lot of inmates watch CourtTV. It's their channel."

Murdaugh does not have visitation privileges but he writes to his son Buster, according to Mr Griffin.

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