Tyler Weinman appears in court in Miami, Fla, on June 17, 2009.
(AP/El Nuevo Herald)
MIAMI (AP) An attorney representing a South Florida teenager accused of killing more than a dozen cats says he expects a massive case that might involve more than 100 witnesses.
Tyler Hayes Weinman's attorney, David Macey, says the teenager's family is already struggling to pay his legal bills.
Taxpayers will foot the bill for some of Weinman's case, under a motion Miami-Dade Circuit Judge John Thornton granted Monday. Thornton approved $10,000 to pay for depositions and $2,500 for investigative costs. He also cut the daily cost of Weinman's electronic monitoring bracelet.
Weinman is charged with 19 counts each of animal cruelty and improperly disposing of an animal body. He also faces four counts of burglary related to the cat deaths.
He has pleaded not guilty.
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