JEFFERSON CITY— Two high-profile murder cases that could go to trial next year have prompted central Missouri court officials to seek a larger budget.
Cole County Circuit Judge Pat Joyce says most of the court's expenses are for juries and security. The Jefferson City News Tribune has reported that Joyce warned county commissioners of the possibility for extra expenses.
The two high-profile murder trials are for 16-year-old Alyssa Bustamante and 56-year-old David Hosier.
Bustamante is charged as an adult for the killing of Elizabeth Olten last year.
Hosier is charged with the killing of Angela Gilpin and Rodney Gilpin in a Jefferson City apartment complex.