Indianapolis TV station WISH-TV posts, "Death penalty cases squeeze prosecutor’s budget," by Julian Grace.
Late Tuesday afternoon Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced he will seek the death penalty against Major Davis Jr., and it is likely to be an expensive case.
Davis Jr. is accused of shooting and killing Indianapolis police officer Perry Renn. Death penalty cases come at a steep price in Indiana. According to a 2010 Statehouse study, the average death penalty trial costs $450,000.
One of the reasons death penalty cases are so expensive is that they require a long, complex judicial process. It takes a death penalty review team sometimes months to determine if prosecutors should pursue the death penalty.
"Prosecutor to seek death penalty against murder suspect in IMPD officer Perry Renn's death," is the Indianapolis Star report by Diana Penner.
The Star also has a sidebar, "Indiana death row holds 13 prisoners."
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