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The court cases against Alexander Salgado, left, and Maricela Diaz, right, who are accused of the 2009 murder of 16-year-old Jasmine Guevara, have totaled more than $400,000. (Photos by Chris Huber/Republic)

Cost of Guevara case tops $400,000

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ALEXANDRIA -- Justice, it seems, comes at a price.

After more than two and a half years in court, Hanson County has incurred more than $400,000 in expenses related to the 2009 murder of 16-year-old Jasmine Guevara, of Mitchell. And with one suspect in the case still awaiting trial, the expenses continue to pile up.


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