ABC Funded Alleged Murderer's Defense

ABC News paid out $200,000 that helped fund accused murderer Casey Anthony’s legal defense as she faces charges of murdering her toddler. The network’s payout was uncovered when Anthony tried to declare herself indigent, asking the state of Florida to pick up the tab for the death-penalty case she is facing, and her defense team admitted to using $200,000 from ABC News. A spokesman said the network paid the sum in order to license photos and home video of the toddler, so they could play the images on their channel, but did not pay Anthony for an interview. She is charged with first-degree murder of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. The toddler’s remains were found near her home.