The court in a high-profile 45 year old Cook County Illinois murder case ruled that payment for a Pathology Expert Witness could come fro a defendant’s bond.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the defendant who is accused of first degree murder can to withdraw money from his $400,000 bond fund in order to pay for an expert witness at his upcoming trial.
Donnie Rudd, who is now 76, was once a prominent Illinois attorney. Now Rudd is charged with murdering his wife for insurance money in 1973. The state alleges that Rudd staged an auto accident to cover the murder. His wife Noreen Kumeta Rudd was nineteen years old at the time.