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Costs Skyrocket In Triple-Murder Case

Last updated on Monday, February 18, 2008

(EVANSVILLE) - Even with his trial and death penalty sentencing completed, the costs for defending triple murderer Daniel Ray Wilkes continue to mount for Vanderburgh County.

The price tag for the case was discussed during a county council meeting, when council members were asked to appropriate $175,000 toward paying for it.

Chief Public Defender Stephen Owens said he expects the county's total cost of the case to reach $250,000.

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