(FOX NEWS) He’s likely the most hated man in Colorado after killing a dozen people in a 2012 shooting spree, but taxpayers will spend at least $7 million to try James Holmes and help survivors of the attack - and opening arguments haven't even begun.
The Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office has disclosed more than $2 million in direct and indirect expenses involved in prosecuting the 27-year-old former neurology graduate student. But it is not clear how much has been spent by the Colorado public defender, because the office, citing attorney-client privilege, refuses to disclose a figure. That stance has critics fuming.
“This killer has taken enough from our community,” said Jon Caldara, president of the Colorado-based free market think tank, Independence Institute. “We should at least have the right to know what we are spending on him.”
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