by Channel 2 News staff
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Accused murderer Mechele Linehan may have to face her next trial with a public defender representing her.
In court Tuesday, Linehan asked the judge to appoint an attorney for her that would be paid for by the government.
Her husband reportedly filed for bankruptcy recently.
In 2008 Linehan was sentenced to 99 years in prison after she was found guilty of taking part in the murder of her ex-fiance, Kent Leppink in 1996.
But in February, the Alaska Court of Appeals overturned the conviction because of errors made by the judge.
Linehan is schedule to be back in court Wednesday for a bond hearing.