Casey Anthony has been ordered to pay almost $100,000 in law enforcement costs for the investigation into the death of her two-year-old daughter. Judge Belvin Perry of Orlando issued the ruling yesterday after prosecutors and law enforcement agencies asked for Casey to pay more than $500,000. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with two experts from the University of Florida Levin College of Law about the ruling. First he spoke with UF Levin College of Law Legal Skills Professor Bob Dekle about the nature of the state’s request, and how often prosecutors and members of law enforcement seek reimbursement of the costs of investigation.
At the same time, the ruling, like the murder trial itself, has garnered much media attention. UF Levin College of Law Director of Trial Practice Jennifer Zedallis talks about whether or not the ruling will set a precedent.
Like the murder trial itself, the ruling has garnered much media attention, which Zedallis says has led to some misinformation on what the law says about recoving funds for costs of investigation.