Casey Anthony: Prosecutors Call for Sanctions

Assistant State Attorney Jeff Ashton wants Judge Belvin Perry to punish defense lawyers, saying that they failed to follow a court order requiring them to provide full details about the upcoming testimony of their expert witnesses.

Them’s fightin’ words!

From the Orlando Sentinel:

In a newly filed motion, Assistant State Attorney Jeff Ashton argues the defense team is “in deliberate non-compliance with the court’s order as to certain of their listed experts and that sanctions to address the non-compliance are necessary.”

Ashton notes that the defense has said expert Dr. Henry Lee “will render opinions on…crime scene analysis, collection and preservation as well as recovery.”

But he says the defense team’s inability to summarize so-called “false claims” by crime scene investigators that Lee will rebut “is disingenuous and just plain laughable.”

“If Dr. Lee has no opinions that would impeach the testimony of any witness, then compliance with this court’s order would require a statement to that effect,” Ashton argued. “If he has relevant opinions, the court’s order requires that they be listed and the facts supporting them be clearly stated.”

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3 Comments on “Casey Anthony: Prosecutors Call for Sanctions”

  1. annie Says:

    what a quack jose baez is becoming nothing more but a asshole.he is good at nothing zero.l feel sorry for him because he wants to be something that he is not,go away go back to spain you dont belong here at dont know half the things to say in a courtroom let alone on the did you become a lawyer anyway did you pay someone?stay home because you are not doing good where you are holy smokes what is it you want from that criminal money?l guess are a fag.

  2. Honeydog Says:

    Like I had said, we’d hear soon enough if The Prosecution wasn’t satisfied with The Defense’s report… and there you have it. It would appear— despite Judge Perry’s strict orders that this Trial will not be delayed— that The Defense isn’t taking it too seriously, by continuing to cause problems and set-backs. As I think about it, could very well be ever so cleverly intentional— The more The Defense holds things up, more time passes, lessening the adequate time that The Prosecution has to prepare… and, of course, if The Prosecution is not ready when the time comes, I would imagine that they would at least make the attempt to be granted permission for the additional time they need and were forced to lose, and, of course, they won’t get it, and, Wah Lah!… The Defense leaves them in the Dust, just the way they want it. I can just hear The Defense telling Judge Perry that THEY’RE ready, just as he instructed, reminding him that there would be no If’s-And’s-or-But’s come May 9th, and that it’s now The Prosecution causing a problem. I honestly think The Defense is doing all of this on purpose, and I’m really anxious to hear what Judge Perry does with this latest mess.

  3. offthecuff Says:

    Ashton is taking the right steps, not only letting the court know Baez’ work is not in order, but that sanctions should be imposed. After all, Perry has bent over backwards explaining things to Baez and allowing more discovery hours, etc.

    Baez is on Florida $$ time and the taxpayers deserve better. He’s not doing anything for Casey by his noncompliance.

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