How much taxpayer money is being used to keep Anthony Sowell al - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

How much taxpayer money is being used to keep Anthony Sowell alive?

Posted: Updated:
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Everyday Hero: Beverly Thomas

    Everyday Hero: Beverly Thomas

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:42:32 GMT
    KENNETT, MO (KFVS) - "Hello, how you all doing?"When you walk into Leonard's and Virgie's Place in downtown Kennett, Missouri, you're greeted like family. "She helps everybody," said Roy Jones. "You know she doesn't just help the low income people. She actually helps working people who work every day, but maybe aren't making a substantial amount of money to support them and their family."Beverly Thomas started Leonard's and Virgie's Place in honor of her parents, who were known in the commun...
    KENNETT, MO (KFVS) - "Hello, how you all doing?"When you walk into Leonard's and Virgie's Place in downtown Kennett, Missouri, you're greeted like family. "She helps everybody," said Roy Jones. "You know she doesn't just help the low income people. She actually helps working people who work every day, but maybe aren't making a substantial amount of money to support them and their family."Beverly Thomas started Leonard's and Virgie's Place in honor of her parents, who were known in the commun...
  • US meat supplier in China withdraws products

    US meat supplier in China withdraws products

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:00:23 GMT
    OSI Group, an Aurora, Illinois-based company at the center of a food scandal in China, said that it was pulling all of the products produced by its Shanghai Husi unit from the marketplace.
    OSI Group, an Aurora, Illinois-based company at the center of a food scandal in China, said that it was pulling all of the products produced by its Shanghai Husi unit from the marketplace.
  • Video catches woman stealing iPad from downtown Cape Girardeau store

    Video catches woman stealing iPad from downtown Cape Girardeau store

    Sunday, July 27 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:23:56 GMT
    A Cape Girardeau store owner is asking for the public's help in catching a pair of thieves.
    A Cape Girardeau store owner is asking for the public's help in catching a pair of thieves.

Dr. Dale Watson testified about the voices Anthony Sowell heard in his head after his heart attack.

The prosecution is calling all of Dr. Waston's testimony his opinion as they refuse to label Sowell as crazy.

And now we're confronting that doctor about how much of "your" tax dollars he's collecting.

"Dr. Watson, Ed Gallek channel 19 the CBS station here. How much money are you getting from this case?"

"Sir, I have no comment," said Dr. Watson.

That guy spent hours talking in court but he wouldn't talk about what outrages so many of you. The fact that the experts are getting paid to defend Anthony Sowell.

"I testified my statements on the record. That's all I need to say," said Dr. Watson.

"I know but the question is the amount of money involved. That's been a big issue with taxpayers here so I'm just asking. It's public record so I can find out later but why won't you tell me," asked Reporter Ed Gallek. 

So what does he really know about Sowell killing 11 women?

Watson didn't even want a courtroom camera taking his picture.

"Why didn't you want anyone to see your face," asked Reporter Ed Gallek. "I'm wondering what are you ashamed of?"

Defense attorneys filed papers in secret asking the courts for money to pay guys like Dr. Watson. 

And the case is setting records for spending. In the ballpark of $600,000.

We'll find out when all the bills come in to the county. That's when that doctor and others will tell us what we want to know.

 

Copyright 2011 WOIO. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.