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  •  Indigent (4+ / 0-)

    gets pretty flexible when the charge is murder 2. Like Z probably doesn't have the $75k or so it would cost to handle this trial, so he's functionally "indigent." No matter. His lawyer is willing to handle it. It's not like he was appointed.

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    by davidseth on Fri Apr 13, 2012 at 05:49:14 PM PDT

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    •  yeah, but if he has a house (5+ / 0-)

      then he's not indigent, he has a resource, which the lawyer can take as collateral or whatever.

      And I'm speaking so "authoritatively" ;^{ here because I saw this very same thing in an episode of LA Law back in the 1980's.

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      by a gilas girl on Fri Apr 13, 2012 at 05:55:31 PM PDT

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      •  It must be true. Loved LA Law. (2+ / 0-)
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        I think he might have been renting, because they said he moved out shortly after the murder. I don't think that is a very high-end gated community. His lawyer said he was working pro bono for now, but would make some other arrangement. Perhaps he can request to be a public defender just for this case.

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        by HappyinNM on Fri Apr 13, 2012 at 06:42:30 PM PDT

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      •  That would depend... (1+ / 0-)
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        Avila

        ...on if he has any equity in the house (or, maybe he's renting -- I've not heard which). This complex has seen a substantial decline in home prices so if he's lived there for a few years he may well be underwater.

        This is not a high end development.

        Take a look at streetview of the entrance and wander around (since it's private property, Google maps doesn't have street view for the complex). It's a high density townhome development with two (I think) entrances which have gates on them - just like most ordinary apartments in the area I live.

        The housing prices/sizes/features can be seen at Zillow (drill down to see individual houses -- I didn't want to pick some poor guy's random address and end up with Google searches for his address coming here!). There are quite a few short sales and foreclosures shown. Most of the homes seem to be in the $85K to $130K range and seem to rent for $1000 to $1200 a month (2-3 bedrooms, 1200 to 1400 square feet).

    •  $75K? (3+ / 0-)
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      Avila, Meteor Blades, WillR

      Way off. Try more like $250K.

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