Public money will be helping Michael Rafferty appeal his convictions.
Rafferty is looking to appeal his convictions in the murder of eight-year-old Victoria Stafford.
Ontario Appeal Court Justice, Marc Rosenberg, ruled that the case is too complex for Rafferty to handle on his own with the assistance of duty counsel.
Rafferty is currently serving a life sentence in a Quebec prison.
Rosenberg says that it is in the interests of justice that Rafferty have a lawyer for his appeal and either Legal Aid Ontario or the government should pay.
He has ordered that the case be sent back to Legal Aid for reconsideration.