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Only a lawyer can justify the outrageous sum of money that was spent defending Brian Nichols on his murder charge. The man murdered three people in a court room in front of witnesses. Mr. Nichols never showed any remorse. The public defenders office should have allocated $500 to his defense, the trial should have been held the following week and Mr. Nichols should have been made comfortable while he waited on his turn to take a seat in the electric chair.

No reasonable person would have spent their own money trying to defend this animal for his heinous crime. No hard-working, law-abiding citizen could afford a small fraction of the amount of money that was spent on this case, so why should a person deemed indigent receive a legal defense "team" sparing no cost?

Defense lawyers don't look for guilt or innocence; they look for loopholes, and in this instance, they couldn't find one. The legal system of our great country was set up in order to give people a fair trial, and over time it has become corrupted by greed, mostly by lawyers. But after all, lawyers run the system.

John Webb
Gainesville

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