Thursday, March 18, 2010

Accused Child Killer Paid $200,000 by ABC News

Well, if you can't report the news, buy it.
New evidence was released Thursday in the Casey Anthony murder case, including the amount of money she received from a television network, as well as conversations she had with other inmates.

Anthony's defense team told Judge Stan Strickland that she no longer has funds to pay for the trial. Her attorney testified ABC News paid Casey Anthony $200,000, but that those funds are now gone.

Strickland is deciding whether to approve the declaration of Anthony being indigent, which would make the state pay for her defense.

Lest you don't recall the case:
Casey Anthony remains jailed on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee, who was last seen in June of 2008. Caylee was not reported missing until a month later. The little girl's remains were found in a wooded area near the family's home on December 11, 2008. Investigators say the toddler's body was found with duct tape over her mouth.

So, if I understand this correctly, ABC News has picked up the tab for this monster's legal bills, and the lawyers, having burned through the $200K, are now bailing out.

I know that even "accused" murderers merit legal representation, but since when do news organizations pay for it?

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