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     It has been a long time since I have posted anything. I have been undergoing a lot of medical testing and that needed to take precedence over this. However, I have not stopped reading and following the case for a minute. The thing that makes me shake my head in disbelief still though is the fact that the defense is still asking for continuances, grasping at straws, and in true fashion, looking more in ept day by day.

     At some point someone has to say ” You know what? There are no volunteers who can truly say under oath that they did not see anything where Caylee’s body was found.” To this day I have not waivered in my belief of Tim  Miller stating that the search had to be called off because of water in the area and his concern for disrupting any evidence that could possibly be in the area. He could not have known at the time that Caylee’s body was there, he could not have known that the area in question would be the one last ditch attempt by the defense to prove Casey innocent. 

     These volunteers are all looking for their piece of the pie. Bottom line is this, they could very well have gone off on their own and searched the area, yet it was completely immersed in water at the time, so therefore, how can they say Caylee was not there? The one thing that doesn’t lie is science. The growth of vegetation through that poor baby’s body should be evidence enough. 

    I have never pretended to be a lawyer or affiliated in any way with the law. However, in reading the jail visit log, I am almost positive the defense is going to bring mental illness into the fore front of this case. Among the visitors at the jail there have been  three different psychologists. One is a psychologist  who specializes in therapy for sexually abused children ( Look out George, your princess is coming after you),  and one of the others spends her time assisting lawyers in pro bono cases.

     What I have yet to figure out is this: Is the strategy that Casey was in jail at the time of Caylee’s murder. or are we now going to try and put the mental illness on the table? I think Baez has been in over his head from day one and with every little motion, continuance, and statement he makes, it only further makes me believe that Casey is doomed…..

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     “Aren’t you asking me to reinvent the wheel?” Judge Strickland questioned.

     That statement by Judge Strickland was as close to an explanation he was going to give regarding the latest set of motions by Casey Anthony’s defense team. Casey Anthony will face all of the charges for cashing checks. In my opinion she is lucky there are only nine counts. If her grandmother and her own mother added their losses to her spending spree she would be facing more than that. She didn’t have any concern for anyone or anything while she was draining others bank accounts for over a year so why should she be shown any sympathy?

     I have long assumed that the defense is attempting to get all other charges dismissed or delayed so their client can begin her murder trial with no record of prior convictions, yet I believe come the end of January 2010 Miss Casey will have a record.

     Strickland also denied the motion to destroy the videos of Casey Anthony while she visits with her attorney and family. This was a longshot to say the least. Everyone is videotaped in the jail and yet in true Casey fashion we are  to believe that she deserves to be above that? Not so much. It has long been argued that the entire Anthony family seems to believe they do not have to follow the rules, so of course Casey wouldn’t think she would have to follow the rules of the correctional system. Yet what exactly is it that she believes she has done to deserve special treatment? While I do believe that she revels a bit in her “celebrity” status, sadly she doesn’t seem to realize that the notariety she has received is not from doing something great,not for  aiding the world in any way, and certainly not for  being a positive role model for young girls. Casey Anthony has grabbed the attention of this world because she killed her own daughter. She did the unthinkable, the unimaginable, and the unforgivable. Furthermore, she refused and still refuses to aid in any way in the investigation, yet maintains her innocence. However, her actions, the evidence and reports say otherwise.

    Any mother who is like most mothers knows what it is like to carry a child for nine months and have that child placed in your arms the moment they enter this great big world. There are not enough words to describe that feeling, there is no other love that compares. No marriage, relationship or family love is even able to be measured against it. The day that most mothers become mothers, the only one sure thing in this life is that they will protect that child at any cost.

     Yet Casey Anthony isn’t like most mothers. She never grasped the beauty of these miraculous little creatures that we are given, never understood what a gift they are, never realized that she was given the opportunity to do something greater than any accomplishment in this life. Raise a child, teach a child, love a child and receive that unconditional love that children give to us without question.

    The biggest motion of interest of course was taking the death penalty charge away. I didn’t believe for one minute that Strickland would allow it, and after Ashtons theory of Caylees final moments, I was more certain than ever that yes she deserves the death penalty. Strickland ruled that she will face the death penalty as her possible sentence and again further verified for me that the right person is being held accountable. Possibly for the first time in her life.

     I am unable to come to a decision as far as figuring out the defense attorneys. Are they that unskilled? Are they that pompus that they think they will out talk the state and get their way if they file a hundred thousand motions? Do they really know what they are doing? Do they see what I see? A case that is falling apart before their eyes and most is due to their own inconsitancies? In the very beginning of this case they put themselves in a corner with the “Nanny” theory and when they backtracked and began to insinutate that Roy Kronk could have killed Caylee, they did nothing more than make themselves appear inept. Andrea Lyon dug her hole in her released audio and though she will not comment on it, anyone who heard it and could be a potential juror will go into this case with a picture of her that is not very becoming. Sure they can be instructed to disregard it , but can you really?  It was said long ago that by announcing the “Nanny” theory they hung themselves, that they would have to stick to that strategy or risk the entire case. I hope Casey Anthoy understands…. They risked the entire case, therefore risking her life. Does she understand that their claims have never been backed up, that their supposed problem with this case being tried in the media is mostly their own doing? The state doesn’t do interviews, press conferences and so on. The state is waiting to try their case and after the little glimpse we have been given by Ashton, I would say the defense should be very worried.

    Judge Strickland also ruled in favor of the prosecution intheir motion to seal the record of the illegal recording from the Equisearch volunteer. He apparently gave two different accounts of his ‘search” for Caylee. I truthfully didn’t even think about this motion as I really didn’t believe the stories fromt hese volunteers. There is still no way that they all of a sudden remembered being  right there. Tim Miller is a respected man and has been forthcoming during his search, specifically when he stated that he was unable to search that area due to the water. To say that he lied is to say that a year and a half ago he knew Caylee would have been there, or that he knew someone was going to put her there after Casey was incarcerated… Doesn’t add up to me.

     George and Cindy were on the “Today” show again and in no shocking surprise maintain their support for Casey. In George’s own words: “I don’t believe my daughter could hurt anyone, I really don’t believe that. I don’t believe Cindy and I could bring someone into this world who would want to hurt somebody, especially their own daughter,”  Cindy also commented stating: “I can’t accept what I’ve been told, because I don’t believe they’ve done a full investigation, and I would like them to continue to do so. There’s a lot of evidence out there that has not been looked into,”

    I beleive wholeheartedly that what they are saying is indeed how they feel. How can they believe that their own daughter is capable of this? How can they begin to process that and not have a mental breakdown? I have never personally been in this situation or anything remotely close to this situation, and yet I assume that if Ihad to look at one of my sons as being a cold calculated murderer, much less as the one who murdered his own child, my grandchild, my mind would take me to place I would never want to be. Cindy claiming that a full investigation has never been done helps her not come to that conclusion. Just as the defense is trying to cast doubt in the minds of potential jurors, they have been able to cast doubt in Cindys mind. If she believes that Casey is a target of a personal attack by law enforcement then she has an explanation as to why her daughter is behind bars, why the investigation stopped and why nobody else is being arrested. This theory allows her to hold on to that hope that Casey could not have done this. It also allows her to not put the guilt on herself for not holding her accountable as a child for anything, for fixing her mistakes, and for forcing her to be a mother.

     What they don’t seem to see about their daughter is that she was willing to take anyone down with her that she could. Claims that her brother sexually molested her and those claims led to him being forced to take a lie detector test and DNA tests done to exclude him from possibly being the father of Caylee. Claims that her mother tried to make Caylee call her mommy instead of Casey, claims that her father (although in a round about way) also molested her. They fail to see that the next people who the defense may raise suspicion on is them. In a way they already have, stating that while those searches on the computer are fact, it doesn’t make Casey the one who did them. It only states that someone in that house searched those things and she was not the only one who used the computer. These are the things they need to pay attention to. The evidence is not their job, the investigators obviously have all they need. Andrea Lyon claims that the state is seeking the death penalty in a way to either get a more bised jury or to make Casey cop to a plea deal. However last time I checked Casey hasn’t been offered a deal. If the state didn’t have solid evidence and testimony to back that evidence up, the death penalty would have never come back. Furthermore, they don’t need a deal, they have what they need. The rest is just details….. 

 

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     It was said that a new motion was filed prior to the hearing for Casey Anthony on August 21st. Surprised? No… I would be surprised if we went a month without something being filed. This motion is 91 pages and is asking for lab testing, data, and in bold print is basically tattling.

     In a hearing five months ago when Linda Kenny Baden asked for the documents I seem to remember the state saying that all they had to do was request the documents from the FBI. She countered that saying that it has never been done that way and that the State is in posession of these and should turn them over. The motion states:

“Although this original motion was heard nearly five months ago, the State has failed to turn over even one piece of discovery from the FBI and many other experts.The State has failed to turn over items as simple as various witness’ cirriculum vitae.”

     Most of what is being asked for is discovery that we the public have already seen. The tests done on the car, air, chloroform, human decomposition, hair samples, squirrel, carpet, and so on. They are challenging the validity of Oak Science, who performed the various tests stating that they are not a crime lab, but a research lab. (I guess this is where Baez’ junk science statement comes into play)

     Perhaps I should email Mr. Baez and give him the copies we on wordpress have. It seems to me that to take up another day in court with information already released is stupid. It is yet another delay in the case. Obviously these documents have been available, yet Mr. Baez seems to think that they should be hand delivered to him by the prosecution…

Here is a link to the motion: 

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/10175491/Casey-Anthony-Defense-team-91-page-motion-20Aug09

CINDY ANTHONY GIVES STATEMENT FOLLOWING 8/21 HEARING:

     Following the hearing on Friday in which we saw for the first time Casey Anthony showing some “real” emotion, Cindy Anthony spoke to reporters outside the courthouse. Now before I comment I will say that no matter what her demeanor to the reporters, it will be analyzed and critiqued. I am not going to comment on her hair, outfit or anything else. What I am commenting on is her demeanor.

     She seemed to be so composed, almost happy. She spoke of seeing her daughter as though she just visited her at college. She spoke of the emoitonal exchange between Casey and George and spoke of it as if she were an outsider looking in on this exchange. To me Cindy did not act as a mother who has not seen her child for months, whose child is facing death for killing her grand daughter, whose child is locked in solitary confinement 23 hours a day. She seemed like a mother who just saw her daughter yesterday.

     Perhaps she has been told to stay composed when in court seeing Casey, yet as a mom I cannot imagine having nothing but smiles after not seeing my child for months, let alone seeing them led into the court room in hand cuffs. Now I know had she welled up with tears or broke down she would be criticized for that, yet I wonder if she acts this way because she is able to communicate with Casey through Baez? Furthermore, could it be possible that the Anthony’s are able to visit Casey but perhaps it is at times the media would not be following them? I do not know how the jail visitation works but would they allow them to come only at specific hours or could they request coming in the middle of the night? I know that the jail tapes everything, but would they have to release those ?Just thinking aloud…

Here is a link to Cindy’s Statement: http://www.wftv.com/video/20494191/

 

JOSE BAEZ MAKES STATEMENT AFTER COURT HEARING:

     Jose Baez spoke briefly after the hearing stating that he had to get Ms. Lyons to the airpot or he would be in trouble. He stated that he would be speaking for the team, which I am not sure is always a good idea.

     Jose Baez stated that he was not going to say anything about the case as he will try the case in the court room not in the media. However, he did give some information regarding Tim Miller: He stated that it isn’t up to anyone to decide  what is relevant, they will decide what is relevant. He also stated that Tim Miller says the area was unable to be searched in November due to water, yet points out that Dominic Casey has video in November where it is dry… (Hmmm….raising reasonable doubt for potential jurors?) When asked about why he was so worried about Leonard Padilla he stated that it is only to cover all bases and protect Casey Anthony as she is innocent. He called the group a ” cast of characters”

     I did find it amusing that he defended himself saying he will only file motions that are necessary….

Here is a link to the video:  http://www.wftv.com/video/20494191/index.html

     One thing I am certain of in this case: It will not be a quick court proceeding and furthermore, IMO I think it will be delayed much further than 2010…

RYAN JENKINS FOUND DEAD IN HOTEL ROOM IN CANADA:

     Ryan Jenkins who has been the subject of a man hunt from the US to Canada as a result of his wife/girlfriend being found in a dumpster mutilated, was found last night hanging from a bar in the closet of the hotel room by a belt.

     Ryan Jenkins and a mysterious woman checked into the Thunderbird Hotel in the town of Hope, famous for where the first Rambo movie was filmed. Adam Curt who is a motel employee and the nephew of the owner stated that Jenkins and the woman arrived Thursday in a PT Cruiser and he stayed in the car while she checked them in. She paid cash for three nights. He stated that she is a woman in her early 20’s who is naturally pretty. Although neither hotel employee saw the woman leave, a tenant in the room next to theirs says she was only at the hotel about 20 minutes.

     Unfortunately for Jasmine Fiore’s family, while his death makes him unable to hurt another woman, it must also enrage them to know that he will never have to face charges for what he did to this beautiful woman.

     On August 13th Jenkins and Fiore checked into a hotel room in San Diego, Jenkins checked out the next day and Fiore was never seen alive again. VH1 who hosts the reality show “Megan Wants” said that they had no knowledge of the prior record he had resulting from assaulting Fiore. He was serving 15months probation for the charge.

     It was said that he has a worth of over 2million dollars. I am sure whoever the woman was that took him to the hotel was paid generously, however, being the only one left involving this case, authorities are currently searching for her. Whether she was a friend or stranger who was hired, I think in the end she will regret her decision to help this monster…

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    The hearing that is latest in the multiple motions that have been filed in this case has concluded today.

     Casey Anthony was led into the court room and after not having seen her in months, I must say she looks drawn. Her face seems to me to be sunken in some and she looks as though she has not had much sleep. George and Cindy Anthony were in attendance. Both of them really look as if they have been through hell.

     The motions that were filed were argued, argued and then argued. Mark NeJame was in attendance representing Tim Miller of Equisearch. He is really an act of class. I think he is truly saddened by this case and after the exchange with George Anthony yesterday at a press conference, it is easy to see the compassion he has for these people.

     Jose Baez was of course inserting little jabs at the State as he does at every hearing, but we are used to him and if he all of a sudden became completely professional we wouldn’t know how to act.

     The motions ruled on and the results of those motions are as follows:

TO CERTIFY TIM MILLER AS A MATERIAL WITNESS:

     In this motion the defense asks to have access to the records of searchers who volunteered with Equisearch. The defense sites that they have valid information that the area in which Caseys remains were found were thoroughly searched and therefor they believe that the body of Caylee Anthony was placed there by someone else after Casey Anthony was incarcerated.

     Judge Strickland has held off ruling on this case for a week.

Some of the key points of the arguments given are:

Arguments by the Defense:

                              ~ There is substantial evidence that Caylee Anthony was placed there after Casey Anthony was incarcerated.

                           ~ Proves that someone else put her body there.

                          ~ The searchers are potential witnesses to say there was no body there.

                          ~ Casey Anthony has the right to a full investigation of all volunteers due to this being a capital murder case.

                        ~ Has evidence that the area was extensively searched.

                      ~ The defense has a right to review all the documents. The fact that they have been reviewed by NeJame and Conway does not prove who else viewed them.

                          ~Just because they determined that they have found 32 people who are worth looking into who is to say that there is no other volunteer that we feel relevant.

      ~ Our intent is not to harass or embarrass anyone, should we find a volunteer that we feel will add something of worth to this case then and only then will the information be released.

ARGUMENTS BY MARK NEJAME:

         ~ Texas Equisearch has thousands of searchers who were a part of this case. So do we tell all four thousand that they must give their information? The motion is too broad. We are willing to give the information of the searchers in the area and within 200 yards of the place where Caylee was found.

     ~ We are willing to allow the judge to review the four thousand people behind closed doors and rule as to what he sees fit.

     ~Out of sympathy and concern for Mr and Mrs Anthony, we allowed their attorney Brad Conway to review the documents first. Even prior to our reviewing and he was unable to find even 32 people who he felt had a valid reason for the defense to inquire about.

     ~No Tim Miller will not be allowed by me to give a deposition until the defense narrows down what it is they are looking for. If at that time we can agree then by all means he will be more than willing to testify.

     ~ When asked why it would be Tim Miller to give the information as to who was there and why Nejames response: If Tim Miller doesn’t know if a specific volunteer was in the area, how would anyone else?

     ~We have no issue if the defense is willing to pay up front for the costs that will be incurred by theirreviewing all of this information. Texas Equisearch is a donation only charity and does not have themeans to pay for the man hours it will take. They will need to pay for the people who will be needed to gather all of the information, Pay an independent withness to monitor them and ensure it is being done correctly. If they want to come in and not be able to take anything with them and review the people associated within 200 yards then yes there is no issue.

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MOTION TO QUASH SUBPEONA OF ANTHONY LAZARRO:

     This was addressed previously and the outcome was that the defense had to narrow its motion. The subpeona was narrowed and they are asking for records for the dates of June 1st of 08 through July 15th of 08, and July 23rd of 08 through January 09.

     Judge Strickland has ruled that the defense may have access to the phone records from June of 08 through December 0f 08. He stated that he will allow access of the phone records up until two weeks after the discovery of Caylees remains. He stated that his reasoning for this is that if he takes into account the defenses claim that someone else placed Caylee there, then there could possibly be a flurry of panicky phone calls during the time the remains were found. He denied them needing the text messages and said should they be deemed necessary after receiving the phone records they can then come back and ask. As far as the cell phone pings he stated he does not know much about them but if they are in the report with the phone records then they can have them, otherwise they need to ask the court after reviewing the phone records.

ARGUMENTS MADE BY ATTORNEY JAY: (atty. for Tony Lazarro)

     ~Under case law the defense has to show relevancy. Most of what they want pertains to their client Casey Anthony and all contact with her was severed after July 15th.

     ~The defense states as example of relevancy that they searched Mr. Lazarros car . In fact his car was searched due to the fact that Casey Anthony was driving his car for more than a week.

     ~Subpeona filed by the defense is too broad. It does not meet the criteria for materiality, they need to state what it is they actually want. The reason they cannot narrow the subpeona is because they have no facts.

     ~ In the event the motion is granted, it should be the court who receives the records and reviews them under camera.

  ARGUMENTS BY THE DEFENSE:

     ~The time frames are based on many things that have been turned over to us. ie: State submitted information that he was used as an informant for a secret meeting with Lee Anthony.

     ~ The relevancy of the records from September to January are : 1) Because Caylee Anthony’s remains were not found until December 2) We want the cell phone pings in order to see whether or not he was in that area past September. 3) He is a material witness and spent a significant amount of time with my client and will offer testimony against my client.

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MOTION TO BAR LEONARD PADILLA AND AFFILIATES FROM TESTIFYING:

     This motion was filed to stop Leonard Padilla and his entourage from testifying against Casey Anthony. In the motion it states that it is in violation of Attorney/ Client priviledge. Baez states that Leonard Padilla was hired as part of the defense team, yet his actions and instructions to Casey Anthony and her family members show otherwise.

     Judge Strickland ruled that he wil not rule on this case as he was given three hours of video tape by the State to review in order to determine if the motion has relevancy.

     George Anthony was called to testify by Jose Baez, and then cross examined by the State. He seemed to be conflicted, it’s as if he wants to know the truth but doesn’t want to give the State anything further to implicate his daughter. Casey Anthony’s eyes filled with tears when her father took the stand. When he left the stand he blew his daughter a kiss.

Here are some of the main questions posed to George Anthony and his responses:

QUESTIONS FROM JOSE BAEZ:

Q: MR. ANTHONY CAN YOU TELL ME HOW LEONARD PADILLA AND HIS AFFILIATES WERE INTRODUCED TO YOU?       

A: YES, BY YOU

Q: WHEN YOU SAY THEY PERFORMED SECURITY DUTIES WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

A: THEY STAYED AT OUR HOUSE, IN THE BACKYARD, OUTSIDE THE HOME, AND TRACY STAYED INSIDE THE HOME.

Q: WHAT PERIOD OF TIME WERE THEY PRESENT IN YOUR HOME?

A: LATE AUGUST EARLY SEPTEMBER, I BELIEVE THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME PERIOD.

Q: CAN YOU TELL ME HOW THE PERSON FROM THE BACKYARD COMMUNICATED WITH THE OTHERS?

A: I GUESS BY CELL PHONE OR FACE TO FACE. I SAW ROBERT DICK HAVE A KIND OF PORTABLE RADIO ONE TIME.

Q: WAS THE MOBILE HOME OUTSIDE THE HOUSE A SORT OF COMMAND CENTER?

A: YES

Q: HOW DID CASEY ANTHONY GET FROM THE JAIL TO YOUR HOME WHERE SHE SERVED HER HOME CONFINEMENT?

A: SHE WAS TRANSPORTED BY LEONARD PADILLA AND HIS GROUP.

Q: WAS YOUR DAUGHTERS SAFETY AN ISSUE?

A: NOT REALLY, SHE HAD FOUR TO FIVE PEOPLE AROUND HER AT ALL TIMES.

Q: MR ANTHONY, WERE THERE PROTESTERS AT YOUR HOME?

A: YES, FROM THE TIME CASEY CAME HOME

Q? WERE YOU THREATENED BY THE PROTESTERS?

A: YES ALL OF US WERE THREATENED.

Q: DO YOU FEEL THAT MR PADILLA USED THIS AS A PUBLICITY STUNT? IF SO DID YOU FIND IT UNNECESSARY?

A: YES

CROSS EXAMINATION BY THE STATE TO GEORGE ANTHONY

Q: WAS MR. PADILLA INVOLVEMENT BROUGHT ON BY MR BAEZ?

A: YES, HE WAS CONTRACTED TO ASSIST MR BAEZ IN AN EFFORT TO LOCATE CAYLEE.

Q: MR ANTHONY YOU ARE AWARE THAT MR PADILLA PUT UP THE HALF A MILLION DOLLAR BOND FOR YOUR DAUGHTER CORRECT?

A: I DO NOT KNOW WHERE THE MONEY CAME FROM, I THOUGHT HIS NEPHEW OR SOMETHING.

Q: MR ANTHONY DIDN’T YOU MEET WITH MR PADILLA WHEN HE CAME INTO TOWN?

A: I MET WITH HIM AT A LOCATION.

Q: WHERE WAS THE LOCATION?

A: A WAREHOUSE

Q: AND DIDN’T YOU MEET WITH HIM TO DISCUSS YOUR DAUGHTER’S BOND?

A: YES

Q: WAS MR BAEZ PRESENT AT THIS MEETING?

A: NO HE WAS NOT

Q: THAT WAS SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR DAUGHTER BEING RELEASED CORRECT?

A: YES

Q: DURING THE MEETING WITH MR PADILLA WAS IT DISCUSSED THAT THOSE INDIVIDUALS NEEDED TO SECURE THEIR RISK. THAT BEING CASEY ANTHONY AS THEY WERE PUTTING UP A HALF A MILLION DOLLARS FOR HER BAIL?

A: YES TO PROVIDE SECURITY

Q: WAS IT TO PROTECT BOTH THE HOME AND THEIR ASSET?

A: I CAN’T RECALL

Q: MR ANTHONY CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT LEGAL SERVICES THAT MR PADILLA AND HIS TEAM PROVIDED?

A: LEGAL SERVICES? NO THEY WERE THERE TO SECURE OUR HOUSE,THEY WERE PROVIDING SECURITY.

Q: SO YOU ARE CATEGORIZING THEM AS SECURITY?

A: YES

Q: YOU HAVE A FRIEND JIM, IM SORRY I CAN’T RECALL HIS LAST NAME.

A: I DON’T SEE THE RELEVANCY

** STRICKLAND INTERJECTS AND SAYS SIR SHE IS ASKING YOU FOR HIS LAST NAME

A: CAMPBELL

Q: OKAY YOU WERE IN SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AS WAS MR CAMPBELL CORRECT. IS MR CAMPBELL STILL IN LAW ENFORCEMENT?

A: NO HE IS NOT AND AGAIN I DON’T SEE THE RELEVANCY

Q: WELL I AM ASKING WHY YOU ALLOWED LEONARD PADILLA TO PROVIDE SECURITY IF JIM CAMPBELL WAS THERE FOR THAT?

A: THEY WERE ALREADY THERE

Q: DO YOU RECALL A CONVERSATION THAT TOOK PLACE IN WHICH IT WAS SAID THAT MR PADILLA AND HIS GROUP WERE NOT ALLOWED TO TALK TO CASEY WITHOUT MR BAEZ PRESENT?

A: YES MA’AM

Q: OTHERWISE IT WAS FURTHER UNDERSTOOD THAT THEY WERE NOT ALLOWED TO TALK ABOUT CAYLEE?

A: YES

Q:TRACY WAS STAYING INSIDE THE HOME CORRECT?

A: YES MA’AM

Q: WERE YOU AWARE OF THE PRIVACY AGREEMENT THAT WAS MADE BETWEEN MR BAEZ AND MR PADILLA?

A: NO I AM NOT FAMILIAR WITH THAT, I WAS NOT PRESENT FOR THE TERMS.

Q:MR ANTHONY WERE YOU WORKING DURING THE TIME MR PADILLA WAS PRESENT?

A: YES,A LITTLE

Q: WAS YOUR WIFE WORKING? AND WAS YOUR SON LEE WORKING?

A: NO

Q: ALL THE MEMBERS OF YOUR FAMILY HAVE VEHICLES TO TRANSPORT CASEY TO HER LAWYERS OFFICE CORRECT?

A: I NEVER TRANSPORTED HER, MY WIFE NEVER TRANSPORTED HER AND MY SON DID ONE TIME.

Q: RIGH, BUT WHAT I AM ASKING IS: YOU EACH HAD VEHICLES SHOUDL THERE BE THE NEED TO TRANSPORT CASEY TO THE LAWYERS OFFICE CORRECT?

A: YES, BUT WE WERE NOT ALLOWED. ONLY THE SECURITY TEAM WAS ALLOWED TO.

Q:MR ANTHONY WERE YOU PRESENT CONTINUOUSLY IN THE HOME WHILE YOUR DAUGHTER WAS THERE?

A: YES

Q: SO YOU COULD HEAR DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN CASEY AND TRACY TAKING PLACE?

A: NO, I DON’T EAVESDROP

Q: HAVE YOU EVER SEEN CASEY AND TRACY GO BEHIND CLOSED DOORS?

A: THEY COULD HAVE

Q: MR ANTHONY HOW MANY SQUARE FEET IS YOUR HOME?

A: ABOUT 1700

THANK YOU I HAVE NO FURTHER QUESTIONS.

*** there were many arguments posed by both sides and it was mostly going back and forth as to why it is relevant, what is relevant and who is protected under the atty/client priviledge.

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MOTION TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE CHECK FRAUD TRIAL:

     This motion was filed by the state to move ahead with the check fraud trial brought against Casey Anthony regarding her forging checks of her good friend Amy Huzeinga. The state is asking to set a date for the trial and the defense is asking to not set a date until after the capital murder trial.

     Judge Strickland again refrained from ruling on this case until he reviews it. This again was mostly a pissing match and even though there is no ruling I’d say the State won this one. They had very valid  points and completely squashed the theory that the defense is entirely too busy to deal with this.

ARGUMENTS FROM THE STATE:

~The state is ready for the trial and would like to proceed. This case has been going on a year and going nowhere. We are talking about a small time frame of one week.

~ I realize there are overlapping witnesses in this case yet I feel that we will be able to seperate the two.

~ The defense claims that they are too busy preparing for the death penalty trial and yet they cannot argue the following facts:

  • Only one attorney on record is involved with both cases. That being Mr. Baez.
  • Mr Baez has 20 other pending cases that he took on after the death penalty was announced. So to say that he is wholly cosumed in this case only is false.
  • Ms. Lyons as of now is not involved on record in this case and yet she has said she will be participating in both. Should she decide to get involved I think she could give one day to this case.
  • The defense states that there is no way they can get a jury. We would like to think that the utmost concern would be given when questioning a jury pool.

~ In a sworn affidavit Amy Huzeinga staes that this case has been going on over a year causing her great mental stress. Her name is all overthe internet, and it is hindering her from getting a job.

~ We are not demanding a speedy trial, we are asking to have a date on the docket.

~We are ready for the trial, have 15 witnesses and only need one day for trial. Aside from jury selection we can be done in a day.

ARGUMENTS BY THE DEFENSE:

~ We are not complaining that we are to busy We are trying to prepare to save Ms. Anthony’s life.

~We will be filing a change in venue

~ Even though the state claims it will only take a day it will divert attention and resources.

~ Our suggestion would be to set a trial date 60 days after the murder trial…

At that point the state rebutted with: We don’t even know when we are going to have a murder trial…

One thing is for sure, it is never dull when something happens with this case!

 

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     If you are like many of us who have followed the Casey Anthony case since the beginning, then you know Jose Baez has become an expert in filing motions. It isn’t as if he hasn’t been successful in being granted any of them, but it has been amusing to see the amount of motions filed. We have all agreed that his inexperience has lead most to believe that he is not qualified to try this case. He has filed every motion possible, and that only makes him appear to be scrambling to cover every base. So now Friday’s hearing will bring new motions. There has been no statement as to whether Casey will be in court, but I think she will. If I were her and had any thought that I may be able to get away with this crime, I would be right there watching Baez. He has gone under the radar more since Andrea Lyons has come on board, and I am sure that she is running the show.

     The motions filed are :

   *TO CERTIFY TIM MILLER OF EQUISEARCH AS A WITNESS 

According to the motion filed the defense is continuing on with the theory that there is no way Caylee Anthony could have been in the woods for six months. They are stating that the area was searched by Equisearch and therefore they appear to be stating that Caylee must have been put there after Casey was re arrested.

http://wdbo.com/common/pdf/orlando/AnthonyMotion-8-10-3.pdf

     It appears to me that the defense seems to forget that Tim Miller himself explained that the area in questione was under water and after numerous tries they were unsuccessful in thoroughly searching the area. From the day Baez has begun his manic motion filing, he has wanted Tim Miller’s records. Names of searchers, personal information and so on. So is this just another act of grasping at any and all information to make some sort of defense for his client murdering her child?

*   TO BAR LEONARD PADILLA, TONY PADILLA, TRACY Mc lAUGHLIN, AND ROBERT DICK FROM TESTIFYING FOR THE PROSECUTION

     The defense is claiming that the bounty hunter and his staff should not be allowed to testify against Casey Anthony as they were serving as part of her defense team and therefore she should be protected under the attorney client priviledge. The defense states that the group spent countless hours in the Anthony home and that many statements pertaining to the case were made by Casey Anthony as she was under the impression she was protected under the priviledge. 

  http://wdbo.com/common/pdf/orlando/AnthonyMotion-8-10-2.pdf

     In the brief that is attached to the motion, the defense states that Leonard Padilla and his group entered into an oral agreement with Casey Anthony to serve as security… Attorney Client Priviledge? Security? Hmm… The privacy agreement states only that they are not allowed to record any statements made by Casey Anthony. That they will not keep her from contact with her attorney, that they will not interrogate or ask any questions. What I did not see is that they were in any way appointed as her defense team? If they were sloely serving as security, how is it that they now fall under attorney client?

   ** TO DELAY THE CHECK FRAUD TRIAL UNTIL AFTER THE CAPITAL MURDER TRIAL

     I thought that this was already granted to the State? I thought they were already allowed to go further with the check fraud case? I do not ever portray myself as being completely knowledgeable with the law, so I am throwing that out there. It states that Miss Anthony would not be able to find a fair and impartial jury for this case  due to the media storm surrounding her capital murder case. It also states that the defense is entirely too busy to deal with this as they are preparing for the capital murder case. My thought? Perhaps their client should not have committed multiple crimes and they wouldn’t be so busy. Did they ever take into account that Casey’s friend Amy may have been entirely too busy to deal with her friend wiping out her bank account?

http://wdbo.com/common/pdf/orlando/AnthonyMotion-8-10-1.pdf

The last motion is to quash a subpoena for Anthony Lazarro’s records. Jose Baez wants all the phone records and such for Anthony Lazarro. There is no time frame that he has asked for. Lazarros attorney has stated that it is an invasion of his clients privacy.

     Friday will be yet another day to sit with mouths wide open watching Baez perform and yet another to day to shake our heads in disbelief. With the exception of the check fraud trial I think the other motions will not be granted. It just occurred to me that while I believed the check fraud motion was already decided, I may  be confusing that with the Zenaida Gonzales suit. My mistake if that is the case, sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all that Casey Anthony did…

 

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     Haleigh is 6 years old and mysteriuosly vanished in the middle of the night through a door that her father locked before leaving for work. His 17 year old girlfriend was with Haleigh and her brother. By her account she put them to bed at 8pm. She herself went to bed at 10 and supposedly woke up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom shortly before Haleighs father arrived home from work. It is then that she says she discovered the child was missing and that the door was propped open with a cinder block and the kitchen light on.

     Alot of things don’t make a lot of this sense in this case but it is too early to know what exactly happened. Haleighs mother sees her every two weeks and the father has full custody. When she was asked why she does not have custody of her children she responded that she felt the courts were on his side and that she was blown off. Now, I am not saying that mistakes do not get made but generally the justice system does not take the custody from the mother for no reason at all. She also stated that she was told by the father that Haleigh could not miss any more school or he would be put in jail. There is so much going on in this case and yet I continue to go back to the 17 year old girlfriend. While there are some women who have had children at 17 and raised them to the best of their ability, by most accounts 17 is still a child. Furthermore, to raise children that are not your own at 17 is something most young girls would not opt to do.

     I was happy to see that George Anthony arrived to help in the search of Haleigh. It was smart number one because the media surrounds him day and night. Therefore, he was able to say:” This is not about me guys, this about a 6 year old little girl named Haleigh and we need to find her” Number two, what a positive way to use his time by helping others so that they may not have to experience what he has. This is his chance to do something to help, share, heal and while he will never stop grieving for Caylee, maybe he will help save another child. 

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     ” This is the first time I have truly been angry” Those were the words Casey Anthony spoke to her parents in the latest video tapes that were released.

     The only issue I have with these tapes is the media frenzy. They are from the same batch of tapes that were released some time ago and yet now it is as though they were “secret” tapes.  

     Casey Anthony is the same selfish, self centered person in these tapes as she has been throughout this entire tragedy. However, a story is a story. Here is my problem: George Anthony tries to calm her down by comparing her to a CEO of a company. He tells her that she is the boss and that he, Cindy, Lee, Jose Baez and the Police are her employees. I was quite dumbfounded by this statement. Again we are coddling and making her be the important one. SHE NO LONGER MATTERS… THAT BABY IS DEAD AT THE HANDS OF HER.

Cindy Anthony is clearly upset when she sees her and when Casey gets frustrated and threatens to walk away she again coddles her calling her sweetheart and telling her I’m sorry I will listen to you.

Yet again in true Casey fashion she dodges every question pertaining to Caylee. I believe there are certain bits of truth in her statements. Such as: ” I have lost everything” ” I cannot say anything for fear(pause) for what the media will make me out to be.

The statement that she made regarding that she has not been this angry, frustrated or upset until now. WHY? She hasn’t been angry that someone accused her of something that she swears she didn’t do? She hasn’t been frustrated by sitting in a cell when her daughter is out there missing? She hasn’t been upset that the one thing that should be the most important thing in her life is supposedly somewhere with a kidnapper? Hmm… I find that to be quite odd.

WHY IS CAYLEE NOT BEING LAID TO REST?

It was said that the second autopsy had to be performed and then the Anthony Family could have a funeral. Well it has been over a week since it was completed so why are we not laying that baby to rest yet? I questioned some time ago whether this was even about Caylee anymore and I guess I have my answer. If they are not going to give her the proper burial then hand her over to all of us who have prayed day and night for that angel and we will give her the respect she deserves.

LEE ANTHONY TRYING TO GET  IMMUNITY ON HIS TERMS.

Lee Anthony was seeking immunity. It is being said that the prosecution is weighing “use immunity” This means that he cannot be held liable for anything that he says on the stand. However, it does not mean that he cannot be charged at all. So he is now seeking Blanket immunity or full immunity.

Nah. That is what I say. Alot of us for a long time have felt that he either found something out early on or aided Casey in some way. He was so front and center and then disappeared.

Yes in the end he will get some sort of immunity because they obviously need him for something he knows.

DOMINIC CASEY DENIES ANY KNOWLEDGE OF CAYLEE BEING DECEASED…

Dominic Casey stated that he was working on a tip from a psychic. But he also stated that he was led there by a statement that a childhood friend of Casey’s had made. Oh then he said he was talking to his daughter on the phone. WOW, he was pretty busy that day. He says that had he found anything the first thing he would have done was prayed and the next was call law enforcement. BUT, as a private investigator with prior law enforcement experience, doesn’t he know that a crime scene holds valuable evidence and needs to be secured? Doesn’t he know that by sifting through trash bags with a poker of some sort could destroy evidence? Sure he does… The defense team continues to look as though they should be the next ones charged with obstruction of justice.

JOSE BAEZ WANTS TIM MILLERS FILES

Jose Baez is filing a motion that is asking for Tim Miller of Equisearch to hand over all the files he has of the volunteers personal information.Tim Miller has the Anthony’s former attorney Mark Nejame(sp) assisting him in this latest motion. Hmm… I find it odd that the former attorney is standing by someone who is clearly and has clearly been at odds with them for some time. Kudos to you Mark!

Tim Miller says that Baez will not get one piece of paper from him. These volunteers give their hearts and souls to aid in these searches and he is afraid that by turning over their personal information it will hinder future search and rescue efforts.

I agree. Baez doesn’t need to know the personal information of the people who did nothing more than give up their time and energy to find a baby whose own family wasn’t looking for her. Why not spend the time coming up with another story of how Casey has been framed?

CINDY ANTHONY EMAILS HER SUPPORT FOR HER DAUGHTER STILL…

     Cindy Anthony has not had any sense knocked into her regarding the fact she raised a child who killed her child because she was jealous of her.

     In a recent flurry of emails with a woman whose grand daughter helped with a vigil Cindy Anthony stated that Casey would never harm Caylee. I am not sure what it will take but I am not sure she will ever believe that there is not a huge conspiracy against her daughter.

An interesting little piece of information regarding this 12 year old girl is that Casey sent her a braclet and emailed her. This continued through Cindy even after Casey was jailed and this grandmother tried to get a restraining order against them…

So we wait for the next chapter… In themeantime, I hope someone finds it in their heart to put this baby to rest and let her be at peace…

GOD BLESS YOU CAYLEE ANTHONY….

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