Posted tagged ‘Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez’

Casey Anthony Appealing Conviction

January 8, 2013

Lawyers for Casey Anthony are back in court in Florida today to appeal her four convictions for lying to the authorities. It seems that Anthony’s lawyers will argue that each of the lies should have been considered one offense.

More details at the link below.

From Reuters:

Anthony, 26, was convicted of lying to lead detective Yuri Melich when she said she left Caylee on or about June 9, 2008, with a nanny named Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez at the Sawgrass Apartments in Orlando.

She was also convicted of lying when she claimed she was employed at Universal Studios, had told Universal co-workers that Caylee was missing, and later received a phone call from Caylee.

Casey Anthony: Civil Deposition Update

September 1, 2011

It appears that when Casey Anthony is deposed later this fall in a civil lawsuit, it will be done in secret, via video.

From WESH:

Gonzalez’s lawyers wanted to broadcast Anthony’s scheduled deposition, which remains set for Oct. 8.

Judge Lisa Munyon denied the request, saying Anthony could be deposed from an undisclosed location by video link, and it is not to be broadcast.

Anthony’s attorney, Charles Green, indicated he will file a motion for the video and transcript of the deposition to be sealed and not released to the public.

Casey Anthony: 911 Tapes Played in Court…

May 31, 2011

Cindy Anthony put her head down on the witness stand and sobbed earlier today as recordings of her 911 call to police were played during testimony in Casey Anthony’s murder trial. The call was made after she discovered that Caylee had been missing for a month.

Another call featured today was the jailhouse call between Casey, her mother, brother and friend Kristina Chester.

From CNN:

“We’re talking about a 3-year-old girl,” a hysterical Cindy Anthony says on the call, made July 15, 2008. It was her third call to police that day, but this one was different — made after Cindy Anthony’s daughter Casey Anthony admitted to her brother that Caylee — who was actually 2 at the time — had been missing since June 16 and said the girl’s nanny had kidnapped her.

Also played for jurors Tuesday was a phone call Casey Anthony made to the Anthony home from jail on July 16, following her arrest. In the call, she speaks to her mother and brother and to her friend Kristina Chester, but wants her brother to give her the phone number of her then-boyfriend, Tony Lazzaro.

On the call, a tearful Kristina Chester tries to get answers out of Anthony regarding Caylee.

“I got arrested on a f—ing whim today,” Casey Anthony tells Chester on the call, “because they’re blaming me for stuff that I would never do, that I didn’t do.”

“Casey,” Chester said later in the call. “Your daughter, your flesh and blood, your baby.” But Anthony cut her off, saying, “Put my brother back on the phone. I don’t want to get into this with you. … I haven’t slept in four days.”

Casey Anthony: Parents Back in Court

September 9, 2009

It seems that George and Cindy Anthony will be facing some tough questions today about the disappearance of their granddaughter, Caylee Anthony, from a babysitter that was blamed for the abduction.

From Central Florida News:

A hearing is set for today in the defamation case against Casey Anthony. Zenaida Gonzalez says that her reputation was damaged as a result of Casey’s story that a nanny with her name took Caylee Anthony.

On Wednesday, Gonzalez’s lawyers will ask that both George and Cindy Anthony answer more questions under oath.

Both were questioned in April for hours by Gonzalez’s attorneys.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

A judge today will hear another round of arguments in the defamation case against accused killer Casey Anthony.

An attorney for Zenaida Gonzalez, a Kissimmee mother of six who claims her reputation was damaged by Anthony, will ask a judge to force Casey Anthony’s parents to answer specific questions that they declined to answer during depositions.

Gonzalez claims her reputation was hurt when Casey Anthony claimed a nanny by the name of Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez took her daughter.

Casey Anthony: No Decision on Defamation Suit

September 8, 2009

Judge Jose Rodriguez listened to lawyers this morning, but put off deciding whether to delay or throw out the civil suit against Casey Anthony. Oh well…maybe next week? Is the suspense killing anyone? :)

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Orange Circuit Court Judge Jose R. Rodriguez said he hopes to rule on those issues in about a month.

“This is not an easy case,” he said.

Casey Anthony’s civil attorney, Jonathan Kasen argued the defamation suit should be delayed until her criminal case is resolved.

That’s because in this case, she’s being asked if she killed her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Marie.

The lawsuit was filed by Zenaida Gonzalez, a Kissimmee mother of six who claims her reputation was damaged by Casey Anthony.

Gonzalez’s attorney, Keith Mitnik, told Rodriguez that a delay is unfair.

“We’re talking about accusing somebody of child kidnapping and ultimately child murder,” Mitnick told the judge.

Casey Anthony: Attorneys Want Defamation Suit Dismissed

September 8, 2009

Lawyers for Casey Anthony are attempting to dismiss a defamation suit filed by a Florida woman who claims Anthony damaged her reputation.

From the Associated Press:

Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez claims Anthony defamed her when she told police that her daughter, Caylee, had been left with a nanny named Zenaida Gonzalez. Investigators believe Anthony made up the story about the nanny.

The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday morning.

Casey Anthony: Judge Rules on Civil Case

May 19, 2009

Casey Anthony’s lawyers have failed to succeed in getting Judge Jose Rodriguez to dismiss the defamation case by Zenaida Gonzalez against her.

From Fox News:

Attorneys for Casey Anthony had asked the Orlando judge on Tuesday to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez.

Fernandez-Gonzalez claims Anthony defamed her when she told police that her daughter, Caylee, had been kidnapped by a nanny named Zenaida Gonzalez.

The lawsuit asks for money from lost wages, and on Tuesday the judge let lawyers amend the complaint to also add punitive damages.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Orange Circuit Court Judge Jose R. Rodriguez, who is overseeing the civil case, not only kept the defamation alive, he granted a request to seek punitive damages against Casey Anthony.

Casey Anthony’s attorneys are fighting the Morgan & Morgan law firm, which is representing Zenaida Gonzalez, a 38-year-old Kissimmee

She is suing Casey Anthony, who told investigators that a baby sitter named Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez — also known as “Zanny” — abducted 2-year-old Caylee Marie in June.

Casey Anthony’s Brother Won’t Answer Questions in Front of Media

February 26, 2009

Lee Anthony says that he won’t be answering any questions under oath if the media shows up for his deposition Friday morning, this according to his attorney Thomas Luka.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

The pair will leave if Keith Mitnik with the Morgan & Morgan law firm allows reporters to attend the interview scheduled at the Orlando law firm, he said.

Luka then plans to file a motion to ask the court to keep his client from answering questions in front of the media. This is part of an ongoing defamation case involving Lee Anthony’s sister, Casey, a 22-year-old mother accused of killing her daughter whose remains were found in December. Casey Anthony is charged with first-degree murder.

In July, Anthony told investigators that she left 2-year-old Caylee Marie with a nanny named Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez at Sawgrass Apartments and the two later vanished.

Zenaida Gonzalez, a Kissimmee woman suing Casey Anthony, once visited Sawgrass but did not know Anthony and Caylee.

In her lawsuit, Fernandez-Gonzalez says she has lost her job and suffered humiliation and public embarrassment since Casey Anthony used her name as Caylee’s baby sitter. She is seeking more than $15,000 in punitive damages. Mitnik said he’s tired of people avoiding scheduled depositions.

Anthony’s parents, George and Cindy Anthony, avoided questioning under oath Thursday. A judge will rule in more than 20 days under what conditions the couple will be interviewed.

“It’s getting out of hand,” Mitnik said. “We have a lawsuit. . . . Everyone doesn’t get to keep putting things off. Enough is enough.”

Casey Anthony: Parents File Motion To Block Depositions

February 24, 2009

Brad Conway has filed a motion to prevent George and Cindy Anthony from giving depositions in the Zenaida Gonzalez civil suit.

From WESH:

The lawyer for George and Cindy Anthony said in the motion Tuesday that forcing them to give depositions in the suit is nothing more than an attempt to annoy and embarrass them.

Gonzalez is suing their daughter for defamation after Casey Anthony claimed a baby sitter named Zenaida Gonzalez kidnapped her daughter Caylee.

Casey Anthony eventually was charged with first-degree murder in connection with Caylee’s death. She is in Orange County Jail awaiting trial later this year.

In his motion, attorney Brad Conway points out that George Anthony recently tried to commit suicide. He also acknowledged that both he and Cindy Anthony are getting professional help to deal with the grief of losing their granddaughter.

Conway argues that the Anthonys don’t know Gonzalez. Conway is asking that the Anthonys’ depositions be put off until after the judge decides in May whether the civil suit will even continue.

Conway said Gonzalez’ lawyers are asking for punitive money damages.

But the family has no money for her to win. The Anthonys are scheduled to give depositions Thursday.

Casey Anthony: Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez Seeks More Than $15,000 in Damages

February 24, 2009

According to papers filed by her attorney, Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, the woman suing Casey Anthony in a defamation case, wants more than $15,000 in punitive damages.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

According to the request, she deserves it for what she has suffered since Anthony told investigators that a nanny named Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez at Sawgrass Apartments disappeared with her daughter, Caylee Marie Anthony, in June.

Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Caylee, whose remains were discovered less than a mile from her family home Dec. 11.

A motion filed today requested that Fernandez-Gonzalez, a Kissimmee woman who once looked at an apartment at Sawgrass, receive punitive damages for the damage to her reputation, loss of job, public humiliation and severe emotional distress — all brought on by Anthony.

The motion was filed with her response to Anthony’s efforts to get the lawsuit dismissed.

A hearing is set May to hear arguments on the matter.


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