A Florida podiatrist accused of killing his estranged wife is using part of her life insurance settlement to pay for his defense.
The Tallahassee Democrat reports that 48-year-old Dr. Adam Frasch pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Samira Frasch, whose body was found at the bottom of their home’s swimming pool in February 2014.
Court records show a settlement on Samira Frasch’s $1 million life insurance policy was reached last month. It grants $200,000 to her husband’s criminal defense attorney, $25,000 to a civil attorney and $150,000 directly to Adam Frasch.
Shortly before her death, Samira Frasch had filed for divorce and been given temporary custody of the couple’s daughters and their Tallahassee home.
Adam Frasch was released from jail on $250,000 bail.
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