JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It looks like taxpayers are not 100 percent off the hook for the trial of Michael Dunn.
Claiming he's out of cash, the judge gave the accused killer a small break Thursday morning.
The judge ruled the state will pay no more than $6,500 to help cover the costs of transcripts and an investigator.
The help is so the trial won't be delayed. Dunn is accused of shooting and killing Jordan Davis, 17, at a Southside gas station after an argument over loud music.
Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the slaying. Davis' parents are preparing themselves for what they expect will be a hard holiday season.
Father Ron Davis said, "It is be a tough one for us, but if you guys pull with us and have prayers for our family, we can get through it."
Mother Lucia McBath said, "This has been a tragedy that we've been dealing with for the past year. But out of this tragedy, we're moving forward."
Davis' parents have planned a couple of vigils to mark the anniversary.
There's one 4 p.m. Friday at Davis' gravesite in Atlanta.
And Saturday, a vigil is planned in Jacksonville Beach. It's from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Latham Plaza.
Dunn is due back in court Dec. 12. His trial is set for Feb. 3.