WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WJHL) – The woman accused of killing a Florida woman while dressed as a clown in 1990, must now pay her own court costs after prosecutors claim she changed the name on her home and moved money to hide her assets.
CBS-affiliate CBS12 in West Palm Beach reports that Sheila Keen-Warren would have had her court costs covered by taxpayer dollars due to a special status granted to her.
However, prosecutors requested that her status be rescinded after they say it was discovered that she hid her wealth.
CBS12 reports prosecutors allege Keen-Warren changed the name on her lakefront property in Southwest Virginia.
Prosecutors also claim she moved almost $300,000 from bank accounts into her husband’s name, so it would appear she required taxpayers to cover her court costs.
Keen-Warren is accused of dressing as a clown with flowers and balloons, then fatally shooting Marlene Warren in 1990.
She was deemed a suspect immediately after the killing, but the case went cold.
In 2017, Keen-Warren was arrested in Abingdon, Virginia after new investigators reopened the case.
Jury selection in her case is scheduled for May 29, 2020.