Archive for January 2012

Joran Van der Sloot Murder Trial Postponed ‎

January 6, 2012

Joran van der Sloot has asked for more time to decide how to plead in his trial for the 2010 murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores. The case has been postponed until January 11.

From the Associated Press:

When asked how he would plead, Van der Sloot answered in rudimentary Spanish, “I want to give a sincere confession, but I don’t agree with all the charges that has placed on me by the prosecutor. Can I have more time to think about this?”

Judge Victoria Montoya agreed to the postponement.

Van der Sloot entered the courtroom Friday morning in a blue blazer and faded blue jeans with a bulletproof vest beneath the jacket. He sported a crew cut and wore a long-sleeved gray shirt.

Defense attorney Jose Luis Jimenez told The Associated Press Friday that there was a 70 percent chance Van der Sloot will plead guilty, which could help him get a reduced sentence.

Casey Anthony: First Video Diary

January 5, 2012

Casey Anthony’s “first video diary,” which was apparently recorded back in October, appeared on YouTube this week. But, her lawyer says she did not put it there.

George and Cindy Anthony said earlier today that they’re concerned that the video diary is circulating online because it could put her in danger.

From MSNBC:

“It’s just a little surreal how much things have changed since July and how many things haven’t changed,” Anthony says in the 4 ½ minute video, which aired on TODAY Thursday morning.

NBC News confirmed that it is Anthony on camera. But one of her defense attorneys, J. Cheney Mason, while confirming she is the subject of the video, told the Orlando Sentinel newspaper Thursday that the video was ”unauthorized” and “inappropriate” and that his office is investigating how the video got before the eyes of the general public.


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