During a hearing on April 3, 2023 in relation to the Murdaugh trial wherein our client, Eddie Smith, was granted bond and ultimately released.
Attorney, Jarrett Bouchette of The Floyd Law Firm, and defense attorney Aimee Zmroczek – represented Smith at the bond hearing.
In an article by Nick Neville for WIS News 10 in Columbia, attorney Bouchette stated, “He’s looking forward to getting out, he is understanding his need to follow the letter of the court’s order as opposed to maybe the general intent,” Jarrett Bouchette, Smith’s defense attorney, told reporters after the hearing. “We’re confident that he’s going to do that, and confident we’re going to be prepared to defend the remainder of the charges and decide what the state wants to do, and in what order the state wants to do, or the court wants to do for that matter.”
Over the 235 days that Eddie Smith had been in jail, he stated that he had been unable to get the medical treatment that he needed and he put on 55 pounds from a lack of exercise during his incarceration. Jarrett is convinced that Smith will be exonerated as additional evidence is divulged.
“As we’ve seen, as this last year to two years played out, a lot of things have changed, and a lot of the evidence has come to light so we think that’s going to continue to happen over the next six months to a year,” Attorney Bouchette said.
The next hearing for an update on Smith’s case will take place on April 21, 2023 in Hampton County, South Carolina.
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Attorney T. Jarrett Bouchette is a trial attorney and shareholder in the Floyd Law Firm. His experience is broad-based and includes bench and jury trials in both civil and criminal court. He routinely handles civil rights cases involving wrongful arrest, excessive force, and claims arising out of § 1983 U.S.C. Mr. Bouchette also currently serves as a board member of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (SCACDL) and is a member of the National College for DUI Defense.