PORT ANGELES, Wash. (Metro) -- The price tag to retry former death row inmate Darold Stenson in Clallam County Superior Court could top a million dollars.
According to PeninsulaDailyNews.com, Prosecuting Attorney Deb Kelly says that would make it the most expensive trial in county history.
County Administrator Jim Jones estimates that retrying the 59-year-old Stenson for the 1993 shooting deaths of his wife Denise and business partner Frank Hoerner could cost as much as one-point-four-million dollars.
That doesn't include the 100-thousand dollars Kelly will seek today from county commissioners to appeal the U.S. Supreme Court's May 10th decision to toss Stenson's 1994 death-penalty conviction in the case.
Stenson had been on death row in the state penitentiary at Walla Walla.
He is now being held without bail in the Clallam County jail.
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