SLC Police Want Help With Costs in Hacking Case

SLC Police Want Help With Costs in Hacking Case

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Salt Lake City Police Department wants help with the costs associated with the Lori Hacking murder case.

The department plans to ask City Council members today to help share the burden of more than 105-thousand dollars.

The department says the costs are primarily made up of officer-paid overtime and search costs associated with murder investigation.

Lori Hacking was reported missing last July by her husband, Mark. Prosecutions said he later confessed to shooting his wife. He body was found in October at the Salt Lake County landfill.

Several police and firefighting agencies who helped in the investigation reported costs in excess of 300-thousand dollars.

Salt Lake City's portion of the bill, includes more than 47-thousand dollars in overtime, more than 41-thousand in landfill-related expenses and more than 16-thousand for investigative measures.

Mark Hacking is set to be sentenced June 6th in Lori's murder.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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