Casey Anthony: Judge Tells Lawyers to “Stop Wasting Time”
Judge Belvin Perry has scolded both defense attorneys and prosecutors for wasting time as they argue about legal issues.
Perry later halted proceedings for the day to give both sides more time to sort out issues with witnesses.
From The Washington Post:
Monday marks Day 23 of the trial. Judge Belvin Perry listened for almost 25 minutes Monday morning before asking prosecutor Jeff Ashton and defense attorney Jose Baez to look at the clock and tell him the time. Ashton said 9:25, while Baez responded 9:26. That prompted the judge to say, “that shows the two of you will never agree on anything.”
Perry admonished the lawyers for wasting the jury’s time with legal matters that should have been taken up before court began. He also said they will work a full day on Saturday.
From Fox News:
“There has been gamesmanship on both sides,” Perry said. “… Obviously there is a friction between attorneys. That’s something I guess the Florida bar will deal with. And at the conclusion of this trial, the court will deal with violations that may have occurred.”
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