Payments approved for Markeith Loyd's attorney

Markeith Loyd's attorney is getting the money he says he's owed. 

A judge approved payments upward of $68,000 for the attorney in a hearing Tuesday afternoon.

The judge called the fees and related expenses a result of "unusual and extraordinary circumstances."

The attorney represented Loyd in the murder trial of Loyd's ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon. 

Loyd was convicted last month. 

His trial for the murder of Orlando Police Lieutenant Debra Clayton is scheduled for next year.