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Casey Anthony: Parents Attend Funeral For Somer Thompson

October 27, 2009

According to various news reports, George and Cindy Anthony were among the thousands of people that attended the funeral for 7 year old Somer Thompson today.


Somer, 7, went missing on Oct. 19 while walking home from school. In the early morning hours of Oct. 22, her lifeless body was found in a Georgia landfill.

According to WDBO, George and Cindy Anthony were seen walking into the public portion of the funeral service.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

More than a thousand people attended Somer Thompson’s funeral today in Orange Park.

“Some familiar faces showed up to show their support,” WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Martie Salt said.

WFTV reporter Ryan Hughes noted that those attendees included George and Cindy Anthony, whose daughter, Casey, is charged with the first-degree murder of her daughter, Caylee. Mark Lunsford, the father of murdered Jessica Lunsford, also attended.


Casey Anthony Case to Appear on ’48 Hours Mystery’

September 17, 2009

Thanks to Hal Boedeker for highlighting this news today!

It appears that the CBS ’48 Hours Mystery’ will be looking at the Casey/Caylee Anthony case sometime during the Fall season.

From The TV Guy:

The news magazine issued a statement: “In keeping with longstanding policy and practice, CBS News did not pay for any interviews relating to the Anthony story. Licensing footage is a standard industry practice done by television news programs to produce a visually complete story.”

A Web site promo for the program shows Cindy Anthony, Casey’s mom, talking in an interview. An announcer says, “The case that riveted the country. Her granddaughter dead. Her own daughter accused. Now Casey Anthony’s parents are fighting to save her life.” Casey Anthony is charged with the first-degree murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

Casey Anthony: Prosecution to Depose Dominic Casey, Mallory Parker

September 16, 2009

Prosecutors in the Casey Anthony case filed a notice yesterday of their intent to depose Anthonys’ former private investigator Dominic Casey and Lee Anthony’s girlfriend, Mallory Parker.

From WESH:

Casey has been the subject of much speculation in the wake of videotape taken of him searching the area where Caylee’s remains were found a month later.

Casey said he was following the direction of a psychic who directed him to the area. Both depositions are scheduled for November at the state attorney’s office.

Casey Anthony: Motion to Make Dominic Casey Testify

September 14, 2009

Lawyers for Zenaida Gonzalez filed a new motion today hoping to force the Anthonys’ former private investigator to submit to a sworn deposition.

From WESH:

In their new filing in the civil lawsuit against Casey Anthony, Gonzalez’ lawyers claim work done by private investigator Dominic Casey is not confidential.

They also cite an 80-page transcript of an interview Dominic Casey did with detectives earlier this year where he spoke freely about certain aspects of the criminal case against Casey Anthony. She is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of her daughter, Caylee, who was 2 when she was reported missing in 2008.

Gonzalez and her team want Dominic Casey to pay for their attorneys’ fees, costs and “any other sanctions” the court feels is appropriate.

Casey Anthony: Parents Won’t Need to Testify

September 10, 2009

Lawyers for Zenaida Gonzalez, the woman who is suing accused murderer Casey Anthony for defamation, have decided that they no longer need to hear testimony from Cindy and George Anthony.

From MyFox Orlando:

In court Wednesday Gonzalez’s attorney Keith Mitnik told the court he no longer needed to know answers to questions that were given to Cindy and George Anthony during depositions that they refused to answer.

Instead the only motion heard had to do with Dominic Casey who at one time was the private investigator for the Baez Law Firm who represents Casey Anthony. Dominic Casey was then retained by Cindy, George and Casey Anthony.

Diana Tennis represents Dominic Casey. She says all information he knows on the Casey/Caylee Anthony case is protected by work privileged and should not be subject to deposition questions in an unexpected move she put her client on the stand. “All he knows about this case is related to defense teams and every person out there who has a lawyer that hires and investigator has a right to believe those secrets won’t be told. It’s that simple.”

Casey Anthony: Prosecutors Want Defense To Provide Supporting Proof

September 10, 2009

Prosecutors want the defense team for accused murderer Casey Anthony to provide documents supporting their claim that someone else put Caylee’s body in the woods near her family home.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

According to the state’s motion filed today, defense attorney Todd Macaluso told the court on Aug. 21: “there’s substantial evidence, that we’ve discovered . . . that the body or the remains of Caylee Anthony were placed there after Casey Anthony was locked up in the Orange County Correctional facility.”

The state is asking that a judge compel the defense to provide names, addresses and all supporting documentation relative to their claim.

Caylee’s remains were found Dec. 11, 2008. Her mother, Casey Anthony, 23, faces a first-degree murder charge in her death. Prosecutors said Caylee hadn’t been seen alive by anyone other than Casey Anthony since June 16, 2008.

In their motion, prosecutors state “all forensic evidence to date establishes that the remains of Caylee Marie Anthony had been deposited at that location many months prior to Dec. 11, 2008.”

Casey Anthony: Jose Baez Cleared of Ethics Charges

September 9, 2009

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the Florida Bar has cleared attorney Jose Baez of an ethical complaint, accusing him getting paid in the case of accused murderer Casey Anthony.

From the article:

In a Sept. 9th letter from the Bar’s grievance committee, the chairman David Golden said the committee “has determined that there is insufficient evidence to establish that Mr. Baez violated” Florida Bar rules and that the case is closed.

The committee began to look into the matter after a self-described freelance journalist and author Shannon Stoy filed a complaint in February. She is president of Blink Development Group, LLC, in Pennington, N.J.

In a six-page complaint, Stoy reported that she believed there was evidence “that could indicate possible violations” of Bar regulations by Baez.

Specifically, she charged that Baez may have entered into an agreement to reap money for representing Casey Anthony by publicizing the young Orlando woman’s story.