Trial's high costs tax Jasper coffers

Bryce, Robert
February 1999
Christian Science Monitor;2/25/99, Vol. 91 Issue 62, p2
Examines the financial costs of death penalty cases in some states in the United States. Costs for the trial of John William King in Jasper, Texas; Need for officials in Jasper County to raise property taxes by eight percent to pay for the trial; Legislation in some states, such as Texas, to help towns pay for such trials; Costs for a death penalty case in Okanogan County, Washington; Views of death penalty opponents.


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