Posted tagged ‘Anthony February 27’

Casey Anthony: Additional Evidence Released

February 26, 2010

It seems that hundreds of pages of additional evidence in the case against accused murderer Casey Anthony have been released to the defense team.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

State prosecutors listed 19 items — mostly CDs and a few DVDs — that were released to Casey Anthony’s defense as part of the discovery process.

The items released include interviews, photos and transcripts. The notice states there are enhanced photos from the FBI of the trunk of Casey Anthony’s vehicle.

The evidence can eventually be released to the public under Florida’s public records law, but has not yet been turned over to the media.

Casey Anthony: Jill Kerley Questioned Under Oath

February 26, 2010

Jill Kerley, the ex-wife of former Orange County meter reader Roy Kronk, was questioned under oath yesterday morning.

Seems as though Kerley was questioned for approximately two hours.

Anyone have any thoughts on what her testimony could mean for either the prosecution or defense teams?

From WESH:

Prosecutors in the Casey Anthony case spent two hours Thursday talking with the ex-wife of the man who found Caylee Anthony’s body.

Jill Kerley is too sick to travel to Orlando from her home in Tennessee, so the interview was conducted via the Internet.

Prosecutor Jeff Ashton would not comment about the deposition.

Casey Anthony: Brother Lee Anthony Gives Deposition

February 27, 2009

Lee Anthony and his attorney Thomas Luka arrived at the mock courtroom at Morgan & Morgan law firm at 8:45 a.m. this morning in preparation for his deposition in the case against his sister, Casey Anthony.

A press release from earlier today gives us some insight:

Casey Anthony’s brother testified in a deposition Friday that a Florida woman wasn’t Caylee Anthony’s babysitter, lawyers said.

Zenaida Gonzalez of Kissimmee, Fla., has sued Casey Anthony for defamation, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported. Anthony, now charged with killing her daughter, told police when she reported Caylee missing in July that she had been kidnapped by a babysitter named Zenaida Gonzalez.

Lee Anthony spent about three hours answering questions but refused to respond to some, lawyer John Morgan said. Morgan plans to ask a judge to order him to answer all questions.

Anthony and his lawyer refused to talk to reporters as he left, the Sentinel said.

Gonzalez is seeking compensation from Casey Anthony, saying that she lost her job and was forced to endure public humiliation because of publicity about the case and her supposed role in it, the newspaper said.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Members of the media were not allowed in the 16th floor mock courtroom where the deposition was to take place.

More than a dozen news cameras captured Lee Anthony and his attorney, Thomas Luca, going into the room and continued to film through the glass as the two sat down. Neither of the men spoke to reporters.

Lee Anthony, who was dressed in a pair of jeans and white polo-type shirt, sat with his arms crossed and avoided looking at reporters.

Soon after, Gonzalez and her lawyers entered.

The media was moved into the law firm’s lobby, about 50-feet from where the deposition was taking place.

Morgan & Morgan law firm is video-taping the deposition.

Luca had said earlier that if the media was allowed in the room where the deposition took place, he and his client would leave.

From Hal Boedeker “The TV Guy”:

Television couldn’t relay what Lee Anthony was saying in a Friday deposition.

Nevertheless, he was the top story on the noon newscasts of WFTV-Channel 9, WESH-Channel 2 and WKMG-Channel 6.

Anthony sat across from Zenaida Gonzalez, who is suing his sister, Casey, for defamation. Gonzalez says her life was ruined when Casey Anthony linked her to the disappearance of Caylee Anthony. Casey Anthony is charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter.

WFTV’s Kathi Belich noted that the deposition was continuing at noon and that it had started late because of confusion about whether an attorney for Casey Anthony would attend. He didn’t.

WKMG’s J.R. Stone noted that Lee Anthony wasn’t talking to the press, but the station showed him during the deposition sitting with his arms folded most of the time or briefly fiddling with his hands.

The deposition was being recorded, and Belich said reporters hoped to see it later today.

Casey Anthony: Defense Challenging Release of Photos

February 27, 2009

Defense attorneys are challenging the release of hundreds of photos of Casey Anthony, which they say prosecutors are using to embarrass and harass their client.

From WESH:

The motion was filed Thursday afternoon and a hearing is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. on Monday.

Attorney Jose Baez said in the motion that the photos were on Photobucket.com, a photo-sharing site that contained many images of Anthony partying.

(PDF: Read The Motion)

He said the photos are irrelevant to the case and will paint Anthony in a negative light. In his motion, Baez includes a photo of a “Casey Anthony doll,” which is similar to a photo showing Anthony wearing an American flag at a party.

The doll was for sale on eBay.

Prosecutors have released hundreds of pages of evidence in the case so far. WESH 2 News has learned that another 1,000 pages is scheduled for release soon.

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.”


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