Who Is Mark Ball? Alex Murdaugh’s Defense Witness Turns On Him
Mark Ball is a colleague of Alex Murdaugh, who used to work at the law firm Peters, Murdaugh Parker Eltzroth & Detrick (PMPED), founded by Alex’s great-grandfather in 1910. Mark Ball has practiced law for 33 years and is still counting.
Mark claimed that he worked with Alex for more than two decades and had known Alex for nearly 34 years. Ball completed his studies at the USC School of Law in 1999 and practiced law for 34 years.
Mark Ball Turns On Alex Murdaugh
Mark specializes in practicing “any form of personal Injury”, he also focuses on other areas such as defective products, and agricultural issues regarding defective seeds, chemicals, and equipment.
He also serves as a member of the South Carolina Bar and practices in all of the South Carolina Courts, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Federal Claims. In addition, he served as the President of the Board of Governors from 2006-2007 and is a member of the same for 13 years. Across Hampton, he is active in community organizations.
He played a vital role in the formation of charity organizations in Hampton such as the County Special Needs and Disabilities Board, Friends of Hospice, SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Literacy Council, United Way, and others.
Mark has been living in the Hamptons for most of his life. He is married to a Nurse, and they share two daughters. His elder daughter followed in the footsteps of his wife to become a doctor, while his younger daughter graduated in Law studies from Charleston School of Law.
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As the Alex Murdaugh case is on an ongoing trial, Mark Ball has made several remarks that could change the course of the case. His statement in court struck Alex and is now considered a “star witness” by the public.
Upon the double murder of Paul and Maggie, Alex briefed the matter to Mark as a friend. During the conversation, Alex made sure that he never visited the dog kennels on the day of the murder.
The condition of Alex at the time was, Mark Ball believed him as he was, the same though Alex was grieving over the loss of his child and wife.
But on the day of the murder, Paul Murdaugh recorded a video that was to be sent to one of the dog owners. In the video, Alex’s voice was heard in the background. Upon finding this video Mark was assured that it was Alex’s voice and he realized that he lied about him not visiting the dog kennel.
Mark also revealed another important fact on seeing the second interview of Alex Murdaugh conducted on June 10, 2021. In the video, Alex was saying “they did them so bad” or “I did them so badly”. This flashbacked in Mark’s mind. Mark revealed that Alex made the same claims on the night of the murder when he was confronted, which seems as if the entire thing is orchestrated.
Mark was betrayed by Alex in terms of trust. According to Mark, he was not aware that Alex Murdaugh was lying to him and other colleagues all those years regarding his finances as well as his life. He claimed that he thought he knew who Alex was, but he doesn’t know who he is. Ball revealed that he and his colleagues had to pay a chunk from their own pockets to pay back the citizens for the financial crimes committed by Alex Murdagh. Alex reportedly stole millions of dollars from the company.
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Mark also revealed that he didn’t buy the fact that somebody tried to kill Alex. He admitted that he knew it was another scam by Alex, and later Alex confessed that he instigated it to claim the insurance and provide a better life for his other son, Buster Murdaugh.
According to Mark, Alex has been trying to spice up stories to evade charges similar to the one he made about claiming the insurance fund. Although Mark admitted that he was still concerned with Alex regarding his mental health and suffering, he assured him that he could never trust him again.
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