Alger County law enforcement agencies have had their budgets drained this year by the Thomas Richardson murder trial.
It burst their budgets by nearly $100,000.
However, the county board has just come up with some financial help for them for the second time.
The county board is transferring more than $55,000 to the agencies.
The money comes from collection of delinquent taxes.
Most of it is going to the Sheriff’s Department and the prosecutor’s office.
The county board transferred about $43,000 to the agencies last month.
The overspending happened not just because the trial took so long, more than 6 weeks, but because it was moved from Munising to Manistique.
That meant Richardson had to be moved as well, and it jacked up costs.
6 months ago, he was convicted of killing his wife Juanita at Pictured Rocks in June 2006.
County officials say they’re still expecting to take on more costs from the trial.