"$4.3M in public money spent to defend former Hawaii-based soldier who avoid death penalty," is the AP report, via the Greenfield Daily Reporter.
It cost more than $4.3 million to defend a former Hawaii-based soldier who faced the death penalty for the murder of his 5-year-old daughter.
A jury last week was unable to agree on Naeem Williams' sentence, allowing him to avoid execution and receive life in prison without the possibility of release.
The information released says Williams' attorney fees and costs totaled nearly $2.9 million. Other expenses including expert witnesses, paralegals and investigators totaled about $1.4 million.
Juror expenses came out to nearly $209,000.