Daniel Messel is appealing the conviction for the murder of IU student Hannah Wilson, but he also faces new, unrelated charges for attempted rape in 2012.
The Indiana Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges says the state needs to put more money into providing public defenders for juveniles.
Indiana requires full-time public defenders to take on no more than 300 cases per year.
A public defenders group says the overhaul of the state's criminal code system does not provide an adequate rewrite of its sentencing structure.
The Monroe County Council is slashing its way to a balanced budget.