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Indigent man held in prison 5 years - before goring to trial - because of Louisiana budget woes

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether it was constitutional for Louisiana to take five years to try an indigent man for murder because it lacked the funds to pay for a court-appointed attorney.

Jonathan Edward Boyer was convicted of killing trucker Bradlee Marsh, after being offered a ride. Prosecutors initially charged Boyer with first-degree murder and he faced a possible death penalty. But after five years, charges were reduced to second-degree murder and armed robbery with intent to use a firearm.