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The Maricopa County Office of Management & Budget confirmed to HLN Wednesday taxpayers have paid exactly $838,358.24 for defense costs in the Jodi Arias case.
The staggering figure only pertains to attorney fees, experts and travel expenses. It does not include jail or court costs.
By the time Jodi Arias’ trial is over, taxpayers could end up spending more than $1 million for her defense, according to KNXV.
Jodi Arias is on trial for the 2008 murder of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander. She claims she stabbed Alexander 29 times, shot him in the face, and slit his throat from ear to ear in self-defense.
If convicted of first degree murder, Jodi Arias could be sentenced to death.