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Tyler Weinman Gets State Aid

Posted by shadmia on August 26, 2009

Tyler Weinman

Tyler Weinman, 18, is accused of mutilating and killing 19 cats. He faces 19 counts each of felony animal cruelty, 19 counts of improperly disposing of an animal body, and 4 counts of burglary. He is free on $249,000 bail and wears an electronic monitoring device to track his whereabouts.

Tyler Weinman is a high-school dropout who used to work as an aquatic sports camp counselor. He currently has no job and no money. He does however have a family who appear to be comfortable. And he does have a lawyer, defense attorney David Macey, who has been paid a $50,000 retainer fee.

The money for both the $249,000 bail and the $50,000 lawyer is coming from Tyler Weinman’s grandfather, Richard Weinman.

Defense lawyer David Macey told the court that Tyler was broke and was going to need financial assistance in order to defend himself.

“This is a massive investigation, the likes I’ve never seen in 14 years. He’s going to need help from the judicial commission to have a competent defense,” Macey said.

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge John Thornton granted David Macey’s motion for assistance. The judge approved $10,000 to pay for depositions of more than 100 witnesses listed by prosecutors and an additional $2,500 for investigative costs. He also cut the daily cost of Weinman’s electronic monitoring bracelet.

The state’s Justice Administration Commission, which administers state funds for defendants who can’t pay legal bills, objected to Weinman’s request. Miami-Dade prosecutors did not raise any objections.

Weinman was arrested on Sunday 6/14/09 by Miami-Dade police on 19 counts of felony animal cruelty, 19 counts of improperly disposing of an animal body and 4 counts of burglary. For further details click the following links:

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One Response to “Tyler Weinman Gets State Aid”

  1. Supa Conducta said

    Now he is cleared with all charged. Will you report the story of his innocence and how he was wrongfully accused?

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