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Jodi Arias defense has cost taxpayers $1.4 million so far

The defense of Jodi Arias has cost taxpayers $1.4 million so far.

In an email, Maricopa County confirmed the total cost billed to the county by attorneys Kirk Nurmi and Jennifer Willmott to be $1,402,668.84 for 15,582 hours of work.

The attorneys charged hourly fees as low as $17.72 and as high as $250.

This $1.4 million does not include prosecution costs.