County Billed Thousands for Klapheke Trial

Published 03/31 2014 03:55PM

Updated 03/31 2014 04:24PM

The first bills for the Tiffany Klapheke trial have come in to the county and the cost is already in the thousands.

Tiffany Klapheke was found guilty of injury to a child and sentenced to 30 years after her three daughters were found starving, dehydrated, and covered in filth inside her Dyess home on August 28th of 2012.

One of her daughters, 22-month-old Tamryn Klapheke, died as a result and her youngest, a 6-month-old, was just hours away from death.

The trial lasted three weeks in Taylor County.

Klapheke's adoptive mother paid for her defense, but the county still received bills for Klapheke's high-profile attorney, George Parnum which amounted to $2,258.67.

Other bills include charges for the doctor who testified about the University of Kentucky study done on Klapheke's past in the foster care system which cost over $6,500.

The charge for lodging the witnesses was over $4,500.

The total bill so far for the Klpaheke trial is at $32, 385.59.

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