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DA Uses Forfeiture Funds to Pay Prosecutors In Love Trial


McLennann County District Attorney Abel Reyna says he will use money from forfeiture funds to pay for prosecution portion of the Albert Love Jr. capital murder trial.

Reyna told News Channel 25 it will amount to about $15,000 to ease the burden on the county's budget and therefore taxpayers.

The district attorney's office gets to keep a portion of the criminal profits it recovers from drug dealers and other illicit funds.  Seized property is often auctioned to generate more money for that forfeiture account.

Reyna said on his facebook account it was "using criminal proceeds to prosecute criminals".

Love was convicted of capital murder and sent to death row for the ambush killings of Tyus Sneed and Keenan Hubert in Waco's Spring Street Murders in 2011.

His trial was moved to Georgetown in Williamson County because of the media coverage surrounding the trial of co-defendant Rickey Cummings, who was also convicted and sent to death row.

Bills are still coming in, but the Love trial is expected to cost McLennan County significantly more than the approximately $300,000 it cost to prosecute Cummings.


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