ORLANDO, Fla.- The defense team for an Orlando woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony has billed the state more than $103,400 in the year since she was declared indigent.
According to a financial report released Wednesday by the Justice Administrative Commission, $60,226 has been paid so far, with the majority of the billings paying for investigative work and court-appointed, mitigation-specialist expenses. The defense has also billed more than $20,000 for expert witnesses to testify on behalf of 25-year-old Casey Anthony.
Authorities estimate that Anthony's trial, slated to start May 9, will cost more than $361,000. Much of that will be used to house, feed and transport sequestered jurors for eight weeks. The jury will be selected in a still-undisclosed city and transported to Orlando for the trial.
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