County Doesn’t Have Funds For Inman Trials

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Officials and residents of a southeast Ohio county are concerned about bills the Appalachian area faces for three trials in the slaying of a woman found strangled in a septic tank last year.

County commissioners in Hocking County have put $100,000 into a fund to pay for the upcoming trials in 25-year-old Summer Inman's slaying.

Officials know that will not be enough.           

Legal experts say the costs of Ohio trials that could involve the death penalty range up to $250,000.

The Hocking County's common pleas court budget within the general fund is $181,000 this year.           

The victim's estranged husband and his father pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated murder.

The estranged husband's mother pleaded not guilty to charges including murder.