WALTERBORO, S.C. (WFLA) — Attorneys representing convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh are calling for a new trial.

In a court filing obtained by NBC News on Tuesday, Murdaugh’s lawyers claimed they discovered new evidence of jury tampering during the 6-week trial earlier this year.

In the filing, Richard “Dick” Harpootlian and Jim Griffin allege that Rebecca “Becky” Hill, the Colleton County, South Carolina clerk of court, “tampered with the jury by advising them not to believe Murdaugh’s testimony and other evidence presented by the defense, pressuring them to reach a quick guilty verdict.” Hill was also accused of misrepresenting information regarding the defense to the judge in an effort to oust a juror.

In a news conference Tuesday, Murdaugh’s lawyers claimed Hill interfered with jury proceedings in a quest for notoriety – specifically siting a book deal and media appearances. The news conference can be viewed in the live player above.

“Ms. Hill betrayed her oath of office for money and fame,” the 65-page filing read, in part.

Murdaugh’s attorneys also elaborated on their claim that Hill “pressured” the jury to reach a speedy verdict, alleging she denied smoke breaks to jurors with nicotine addictions.

Hill did not immediately respond to a request for comment by NBC News on Tuesday. She reportedly denied the allegations to The Daily Beast, stating, “It’s totally not true. This is crazy.”

According to NBC News, two sources familiar with the matter claim at least two Murdaugh trial jurors have hired lawyers of their own.

FILE – Alex Murdaugh speaks with his legal team before he is sentenced to two consecutive life sentences for the murder of his wife and son by Judge Clifton Newman at the Colleton County Courthouse on Friday, March 3, 2023 in in Walterboro, S.C. (Joshua Boucher/The State via AP, File, Pool)

In March, Murdaugh, 55, was found guilty of two counts of murder in the fatal shootings of his wife, Margaret, 52, and their youngest son, Paul, 22, in June 2021. He admitted to lying to police about his alibi after the murders, claiming his addiction to prescription pain pills and a general sense of paranoia clouded his judgement before he changed his story.

Murdaugh was sentenced to the maximum punishment of two consecutive life sentences in prison, but still maintains his innocence. The former attorney recently lost his prison phone and tablet computer privileges after he was reportedly caught reciting his journal entries to Griffin over the phone for a Fox Nation documentary.

The formed attorney is expected to plead guilty later this month to federal charges alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, according to court records obtained by the Associated Press. It will be the first time he has admitted to a crime in court.

Murdaugh also faces about 100 charges in state court alleging he stole millions from clients who suffered debilitating injuries and who needed money for medical care. He is also charged with stealing from his family’s law firm and helping run a drug ring to launder money.

Authorities said he asked a friend to kill him on the side of a highway so his son would get $10 million in life insurance. The shot only grazed his head.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.