Price of Justice: City Costs for the Huguely Murder Trial - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, ...

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The Huguely murder trial will cost Charlottesville in terms of time and money, but so far, city planners say they have not shelled out a huge amount of cash.
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Just Sayin

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Just spend a couple bucks on hollow points and be done with it.
TL in Cville

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How about if Mr. Huguely is found guilty, he or his family are responsible for repaying the City for taxpayer expenses. If he is found innocent, the taxpayers eat the cost. Why is there so much security anyway, he's not accused of being a vicious killer just waiting to kill again. It was one-time and possibly accidental.....
Guy Fawkes

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How about the retreat the city council took up on Wintergreen, I'd love to see the bill for that.
The Bear

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Spend some of that human rights BS money on the trial.
Mountain Man

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Let him out, I'll invite him and his Momma and Daddy on a deer huntin trip to western Aug. Co. one weekend. Need I say more.
Guy Fawkes

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Mountain Man wrote:
Let him out, I'll invite him and his Momma and Daddy on a deer huntin trip to western Aug. Co. one weekend. Need I say more.
Nelson county is a good place hunt too.
heh

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"So until a verdict comes down, the jury is out on exactly how much this will hit Charlottesville's bottom line."

Of course what the 'city' and yours truly, NBC29, fail to point out is the offsetting tax revenue from media ankle-biters and other gawkers' lodging, food, drink and other purchases this trial draws.
okokok

Charlottesville, VA

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Feb 8, 2012
 
TL in Cville wrote:
How about if Mr. Huguely is found guilty, he or his family are responsible for repaying the City for taxpayer expenses. If he is found innocent, the taxpayers eat the cost. Why is there so much security anyway, he's not accused of being a vicious killer just waiting to kill again. It was one-time and possibly accidental.....
If he is found guilty and goes to prison, he will be making 23 cents an hour for 30 hours a week. Just shy of $7.00 weekly--he won't be paying back very much.
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Feb 8, 2012
 
they forgot one expense they can tally so far, they have to pay all the jurors who appeared for the selection process, thirty dollars each, each day they show up. So, for example, if they summonsed 150 and they all appeared the first day, that's $4500.00 in costs right there. And each juror that showed up for day 2, add another thirty dollars and so on....not to mention the Court will likely have to feed them lunch at least. I can't imagine they'll want them to leave for lunch given the environment. So that's $420.00 every day just to pay the jury and likely another $75 at least, to feed them lunches, plus more to feed them dinner if they go into the evening. So there's a cost that city govt can count on having to pay out that they didn't cite. Jury expenses alone will likely total around $10,000.
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Let him out, I'll invite him and his Momma and Daddy on a deer huntin trip to western Aug. Co. one weekend. Need I say more.
Sounds like this is a threat
Guy Fawkes

Charlottesville, VA

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Feb 8, 2012
 
Whatever the cost of this trial its a pittance compared to what city council throws away.

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