Casey Anthony's defense team has received another $17,000 of taxpayer money to help fund her defense.
Anthony's defense team said it needs $12,000 for 300 hours of investigative services for witnesses and information that has been turned over by prosecutors. They also received an additional $5,000 for investigative costs in the penalty phase.
Judge Belvin Perry granted the defense's requests in a Monday afternoon hearing.
Anthony, 24, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee Anthony. Caylee was 2 years old when she was reported missing in July 2008. Her remains were found in a wooded area in east Orange County in December 2008.
Last year, Anthony was ruled indigent and tax money is being used to fund her defense. This will be the third time the defense team has asked Perry for more money.
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