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Casey Anthony Found!

May 21, 2012

Casey Anthony has been flushed out of hiding in Florida. While Anthony has been in hiding for the 10 months since her trial, legal action has continued against her, and she must now return to an Orlando courtroom.

You got served!

From the Huffington Post:

Investigators located Anthony and staked out her new residence for several days while attempting to serve a subpoena relating to an ongoing defamation case, People magazine reported Monday night. The case stems from the initial investigation into the whereabouts of Anthony’s 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Anthony claimed the girl was kidnapped by a babysitter named Zenaida Gonzalez, a woman she never knew, but who does exist.


Casey Anthony: New Boyfriend?

January 13, 2012

According to a few reports, Casey Anthony is secretly dating a new man and has even been attending church.

I’m sure we’ll learn more in the yet to be release “additional video diary’s”.

From Radar Online:

“She isn’t in hiding…she is out in public all the time…she attends church throughout the week to [sic],” a man who claims to have a “friend that is friends with her” posted on Facebook.

“She is doing good…she is dating someone and does work for his company.”

Casey Anthony Pleads Guilty to All 13 Counts in Check Fraud Case

January 25, 2010

Please note that this post is from 2010. For the most current updates on the Casey Anthony trial, please see my homepage.

Well…finally some news!

Casey Anthony pleaded guilty to all 13 counts in her check fraud case this morning.

Credit: CNN

Judge Stan Strickland accepted the plea deal and sentenced her to 412 days (time served) and also gave her one year’s supervised probation.

She will remain jailed on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

It seems that Casey was also in tears and apologized to Amy Huizenga. Haven’t seen any video yet, but I did see a few photos and I’m sure we will see video throughout the day!

OK…let’s hear your thoughts! 🙂

From CNN:

Anthony admitted stealing a checkbook from a friend, Amy Huizenga, and writing five checks worth $644.25. She wiped tears from her eyes as she spoke briefly in court.

“I just wanted to let everyone know that I’m sorry for what I did,” she said. “I take complete and full responsibility for my actions, and I’d like to apologize to Amy. I wish I’d been a better friend.

Attorney Jose Baez asked the court to give Anthony credit for time served and place her on probation in the check case. The judge agreed that Anthony already has spent more time in jail than any sentence she could receive in the check case.

Anthony has made full restitution, Baez said. Before her arrest, she had no prior criminal record, he added.

From the New York Times:

Casey Anthony, the Florida mother charged with killing her toddler daughter, was found guilty of check fraud Monday and sentenced to time served in jail.

Anthony, 23, was accused of going on a spending spree during the summer of 2008 — around the time her daughter disappeared — after she found the checks while borrowing a former friend’s car. Anthony started to cry as she apologized for using the checks.

”I just want everyone to know I’m sorry for what I did,” Anthony told the judge. ”I take complete and full responsibility for my actions.”

From WESH:

Judge Stan Strickland asked Anthony several questions, ensuring she was aware of what entering the plea meant — that is waiving the right to trial.

Her parents, George and Cindy Anthony, held hands in the courtroom while the plea was entered.

Jose Baez, Anthony’s attorney, asked for “equal justice” for his client, and asked for a one year probation and credit for time served.Strickland sentenced the 23-year-old to jail time served and $5,517.75 in court costs.In a rare moment, a teary Anthony addressed the court.

“I’m sorry for what I did. I’d like to sincerely apologize to Amy. I wish I would have been a better friend,” she said.

Casey Anthony: Does Media Coverage Erase Innocent Until Proven Guilty?

January 25, 2009

Interesting article out of Canada today which discuss the belief that in the United States you are “innocent until proven guilty”. Examples of recent cases “tried in the media” are Casey Anthony, Rod Blagojevich and OJ Simpson.

What do you think? With the abundance of evidence against Casey, should she still be considered innocent until proven guilty? What is the media and blogospheres role in her trial? Thoughts?


With high profile cases, like that of Casey Anthony who is being held for trial on a charge of killing her two-year-old daughter in Florida, issues concerning presumption of innocence become part of the debate.

The press continues to bring out salient details on the Anthony case. The very idea of a mother killing her own child is such a cultural taboo that it stimulates curiosity. Some folks hearing what facts have been brought out in the media have already made up their minds that the mother, Casey Anthony, is guilty of killing her daughter, Caylee. Still the legal definitions and concerns about the case need focus at all times during the public assessment of any case.

O.J. Simpson, for example, was tried in the press repeatedly both before, during and after his high profile trial. Again that’s because of the unique nature of the crime for which he was being held responsible and his particular place as a famous person. That’s when the issues of presumption of innocence come up, just like in the case of Anthony, when there are high profile cases that pique public curiosity.

The legal definition on presumption of innocence is spelled out by the legal community as this:

The indictment or formal charge against any person is not evidence of guilt. Indeed, the person is presumed by the law to be innocent. The law does not require a person to prove his innocence or produce any evidence at all. The Government has the burden of proving a person guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and if it fails to do so the person is (so far as the law is concerned) not guilty.

The establishment of presumption of innocence was underlined out in the courts with case law. This is what has been noted in some of the more liberal websites devoted to law and politics.

“It is better than 5, 10, 20, or 100 guilty men go free than for one innocent man to be put to death. This principle is embodied in the presumption of innocence. In 1895, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a decision in the case Coffin v. United States, 156 U.S. 432; 15 S. Ct. 394, traced the presumption of innocence, past England, Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, and, at least according to Greenleaf, to Deuteronomy.”

They go on to relate the key elements of the Coffin case as substantiating the presumption of innocence with a major court decision.

This statement looks clear enough on the surface, but there are divergent views about what presumption of innocence is and isn’t. One writer underlines the fact that presumption of innocence is not stated explicitly in the Constitution but is part of English common law and the Fourth and part of the Fifteenth Amendments. There it is said that a person is presumed by law to be innocent until proven guilty. The writer, Blaine Kinsey, maintains that this does not mean that there should be no public discourse. He states,

The presumption of innocence is not a mandate that is imposed on all social discourse. It is not logical to assert, as a statement of fact, that a person is innocent until he/she has been proven to be guilty because it is possible for an innocent person to be convicted of a crime and it is possible for a guilty person to be acquitted of a crime.”

Both the Rod Blagojevich and Casey Anthony cases have been used to discuss the presumption of innocence, which Kinsey declares can be part of public discourse and not violate the standards of innocence. He goes on to write “

A person should not be considered guilty in the court of public opinion just because he/she has been accused of, or indicted for, a crime, but it is permissible for people to form opinions based on the information that is available to the public. “

Kinsey admits to being a member of the ACLU and retired as a Social Security claims examiner, so he isn’t an attorney. He does, however, express an opinion that is often used to dialogue about criminal cases and reflects the point of view of some of those who do so. Using his notions, it would appear reasonable to discuss cases but not presume guilt, if one is part of the process of decision-making, in either criminal or civil cases.

One source reflects the importance of folks not making up their minds until all the facts are in, even though discussion of the case may be reasonable, if we take Kinsey as a standard for discussion. This source reminds us to remember the three Duke lacrosse team players who were indicated for rape during the spring of 2006 by Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong. Nancy Grace decided to make a firm statement about this on CNN proclaiming guilt of the young men before trial when she said, “I’m so glad they didn’t miss a lacrosse game over a little thing like gang rape.”

Casey Anthony’s Trial Date Set For January 5; Arraigned This Morning

October 28, 2008

Casey Anthony’s trial for the murder of her 3 year old daughter Caylee Marie will begin on January 5 (I originally put February 9, my apologies for having the wrong information). Most likely, the trial won’t happen at the Orange County courthouse. No one can say how many thousands of dollars the investigation has already cost.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Judge Stan Strickland took less than a minute to arraign Casey Anthony this morning on several charges, including first-degree murder. Her attorney, Jose Baez, who was not present, had already entered a not-guilty plea.

Anthony’s pre-trial conference is set for Dec. 11 at 9 a.m. Trial has been set for Jan. 5 at 9:30 a.m.

Last week key forensic evidence was made public and showed a decomposing human body had been held in trunk of Anthony’s white Pontiac Sunfire. The forensic tests showed evidence of significant levels of chloroform in the trunk.

From the WPTV:

The mother of a missing Florida girl charged with her murder reaffirmed her not guilty plea at an arraignment and will stand trial in January.

Casey Anthony was not present at the arraignment on Tuesday. The 22-year-old had entered a written not guilty plea on Oct. 17 to a charge of first-degree murder.

Caylee Anthony disappeared in June but was not reported missing until July. Casey Anthony said she left Caylee with a babysitter.

Casey Anthony was not present at the arraignment earlier today. The 22-year-old had entered a written not guilty plea on October 17 to a charge of first-degree murder.

Defense Spokesman Says Caylee Anthony is Dead

October 16, 2008

A spokesman for Casey Anthony’s defense team told CNN that her young daughter, Caylee Marie Anthony, is dead. Todd Black, attorney Jose Baez’s spokesman, was live on a phone interview on CNN Wednesday evening when he said, “It’s very difficult. This is a serious case involving not just the loss of the life of this little girl, but the loss of whatever is going to happen with Casey Anthony.”

Watch a great exchange on CNN below.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Todd Black said the comment he made to CNN Prime News host Mike Galanos on Wednesday night was edited and in reference to a comment made by another guest on the show.

“I said that in response to a former law-enforcement officer’s joke about Caylee,” Black said. “I have made the same comment to others in the last three weeks.”

Casey Anthony’s defense attorney, Jose Baez, has not returned calls to the Orlando Sentinel.

Todd Black said defense attorney Jose Baez will hold a press conference at his Kissimmee office at 2 p.m. today. The subject of the press conference was not announced.