Casey Anthony Wants Tax Payers To Aid In Defense Costs
March 7, 2010
Anthony’s attorneys have requested that a percentage be covered by the state by declaring her indigent.
So far, Anthony has paid $111,954 to Jose Baez and Andrea Lyon. More than $90,000 of that has gone to Baez, and the rest to Lyon for expenses, though the death penalty expert is working for free.
With the death penalty back on the table if Anthony is convicted in her daughter’s death, Baez is arguing that the 23-year-old will be unable to pay the hundreds of thousands of dollars that a defense would require.
If the declaration is granted, taxpayers will be footing the bill, with the money coming from the $14 million currently in budget for those who cannot afford their own defense.