SPOKANE, Wash.--Gail Gerlach’s attorney announced on Monday that Gerlach’s defense costs were estimated at $332,000.
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A jury ruled in April of 2014 that Gerlach acted in self-defense in the shooting death of Brendon Kaluza-Graham in March of 2013. Gerlach shot and killed Kaluza-Graham after he was believed to be breaking into Gerlach's car. The jury also found that the state became obligated to pay for the cost of defense expenses. Since the jury found Gerlach's use of force was justified, he was able to ask for legal costs to be reimbursed by the state of Washington.
Gerlach’s defense team consisted of three attorneys. Costs also included paying for Gerlach’s expert witnesses. Gerlach's trial lasted eight days.