ABC News paid $200,000 to a family whose toddler had been killed. The mother of the toddler is the one accused of the murder, so the $200,000 has gone to her legal costs, which come to $275,000 thus far.
The murdered toddler was two-year old Caylee Anthony. Her mother, who is facing first-degree murder charges in the case, is Casey Anthony.
This information comes from Media Bistro’s TVNewser.com, which wrote that the news of the payment by ABC News was revealed in court on Thursday, March 19, "as the judge in the case weighs whether to declare Casey Anthony indigent, which would mean the state of Florida would have to pick up much of the tab in the death penalty case against her."
The article also says, "An ABC News spokesperson tells TVNewser, ‘In August 2008 we licensed exclusive rights to an extensive library of photos and home video for use by our broadcasts, platforms, affiliates and international partners. No use of the material was tied to any interview.’ "