CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - You won't pay for accused killer Felix Vail's defense.
The man, accused of killing his wife 51 years ago, had asked for a public defender.
But the court questioned Vail's request especially after he gave $20,000 to a niece.
KPLC has learned that Vail will pay for his own attorney, Ben Cormier.
Vail faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of Mary Horton Vail in 1962.