State v. GableAnnotate this Case
Defendant was found guilty of two counts of deliberate homicide. The presentence investigation report (PSI) recommended that Defendant be given two consecutive 100-year sentences and that the cost of appointed counsel be assigned to Defendant. The district court accepted the PSI recommendations. Defendant objected to the cost of appointed counsel, arguing that she was indigent. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the district court adequately questioned Defendant regarding her ability to pay the costs of appointed counsel; (2) the district court determined that Defendant had or would have the ability to pay the costs of appointed counsel; (3) Defendant’s constitutional right to a jury trial was not undermined by requiring her to pay the costs of appointed counsel; and (4) the absence of an itemization of costs of appointed counsel was not properly preserved for appeal.