COMANCHE COUNTY, Texas -

A judge ruled Michael Lowery does not qualify for an attorney paid for by tax payers.

A clerk for for 220th Judicial District Judge Robertson's office said the ruling proved Lowery is not indigent. This means Lowery will have to pay for his own attorney.

Brown County officials arrested Michael Lowery on July 30. He is charged with first-degree murder of his wife, Amber Lowery.

He was later transported to the Comanche County Jail. His bond is set at $1 million.