"Jodi Arias Defense Costs Top $2.5 Million," is the AP report, via HuffPost.
Jodi Arias' defense costs to Arizona taxpayers have topped $2.5 million and will continue to mount during a second penalty phase aimed at determining her sentence.
Maricopa County spokeswoman Cari Gerchick said Monday that is the amount billed so far by Arias' two court-appointed attorneys after she was found unable to pay for her own defense.
Prosecutors have declined to provide their costs to try the case.
Arizona Republic columnist EJ Montini writes, "A way to sentence Jodi Arias and spare taxpayers."
Arias will pay a very dear price for killing her lover, Travis Alexander.
All of the rest of us will pay a significant price as well, having to bankroll an entire rehashing of Arias' original trial for what is, essentially, no good reason. There should not even be a sentencing trial. But since there will be, why must it drag on for so long?
Earlier coverage of Arizona death penalty costs begins at the link.