Taxpayers have paid exactly $1,687,328.21 for defense costs in the Jodi Arias case as of April 25, the Maricopa County, Arizona, director of communications has confirmed to HLN.
By the time the Arias’ trial is over, taxpayers could end up spending more than $2 million for her defense.
Photos: What the Arias jury doesn't know
Arias is on trial for killing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander on June 4, 2008. Alexander was shot in the head, stabbed multiple times and his throat was slit from ear to ear. Arias testified Alexander's sexual and physical abuse culminated in a fight that forced her to kill him in self defense.
Closing arguments in the trial are scheduled for next Thursday and Friday. Watch HLN to see every second of the dramatic conclusion.