Judge Clifton Newman Children: Clifton Newman presided over Alex Murdaugh’s trial and delivered the verdict of guilty for the murders of Paul and Maggie Murdaugh. The investigation led to the conviction of one suspect.
Clifton Newman is an at-large circuit court judge from Kingstree, South Carolina. He was elected to his position by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2000 and was re-elected three additional times.
Newman has presided over several high-profile trials, including Alex Murdaugh‘s, Nathaniel Rowland’s, Mikal Mahdi’s, and Michael Slager’s.
Born on November 7, 1951, Newman attended the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he met his future wife, Patricia. They started a family after graduating and eventually moved from Ohio to Columbia, South Carolina.
On January 3, 2023, Clifton Newman and Patricia suffered a tragic loss when their son Brian died from a blood clot in his heart, which triggered a cardiac arrest.
Judge Clifton Newman Children
Judge Newman and his wife, Patricia have four children together. They have two daughters named Jocelyn and Kellee and two sons named Corwyn and Brian.
While two of their kids have taken on careers as an engineer and a mathematician, Clifton and Patricia’s other two children decided to follow in their father’s footsteps.
His son Brian was Columbia’s youngest-serving councilman.