Vail hires own attorney in 1962 murder case

Felix Vail (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
Felix Vail (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

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.

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