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Casey Anthony: Parents Take Stand At Emotional Hearing

March 2, 2011

Casey Anthony’s parents, George and Cindy Anthony took the stand earlier today on an emotional first day of a scheduled two-day hearing.

From WESH:

George and Cindy Anthony, Casey’s parents, both testified that they never heard anyone read their daughter her Miranda rights. The lead detective, Yuri Melich, testified he never did.

The Anthonys frequently clashed with prosecutor Linda Drane Burdick during testimony.

“I’m not stupid,” Cindy Anthony told the prosecutor.

“I’m not suggesting that, I’m just trying to establish a timeline,” Drane Burdick replied.


Casey Anthony: The Tears are Flowing…

March 2, 2011

A highly anticipated two-day hearing in the Casey Anthony case began this morning and as Cindy Anthony took the stand, her daughter started crying.

From The TV Guy:

Dramatic moments this morning at a Casey Anthony hearing were the top story at noon on WFTV-Channel 9, WKMG-Channel 6 and WESH-Channel 2.

WFTV anchor Greg Warmoth set the tone: “Prosecutors grilled Cindy Anthony today in the case against Casey, but just the sight of her mother caused Casey to break down in tears before Cindy ever spoke a word.”

WKMG-Channel 6’s Tony Pipitone said, “Casey wiped away tears as her mother took the stand.”

Casey Anthony: Important Hearing Has Begun…

March 2, 2011

A two-day hearing is underway this morning which will focus on a range of key motions in the Casey Anthony case.

From WDBO:

Statements Casey made to her parents, law enforcement and a jail friend are all the subjects of motions set to be heard over the two days.

The judge will then decide what evidence is allowed in trial. Then there’s the ongoing squabble between the defense and prosecution over deadlines to share information.

The state wants defense attorney Jose Baez held in contempt.  Baez has accused prosecutor Jeff Ashton of “gamesmanship.”


Casey Anthony: More Evidence Released

March 1, 2010

Prosecutors have provided Casey Anthony’s defense team with more than 600 new pages of evidence, including interview transcripts and photos.

From WESH:

The newly released information is part of more than 13,000 pages of evidence released to the Anthony defense team since the state’s murder case began.

The evidence includes a December 2009 interview with the head of Texas Equusearch Time Miller. Miller claimed that his organization never searched the area where Caylee’s remains were found because the area had been under water for some time.

New evidence also includes interviews with former Equusearch volunteers like Joe Jordan. Anthony’s defense team said Jordan will testify that Equusearch did search the area and found nothing while Casey Anthony was in jail.

Casey Anthony: Judge Rules On Release Of Video

March 2, 2009

Judge Stan Strickland ruled today to delay the release of a video showing Casey Anthony’s reaction to the news that a body was found near her East Orlando home.

I know many of you are dying to see the video. Thoughts?

From WESH:

Anthony’s defense attorney, Jose Baez, challenged the release of Anthony’s videotaped reaction. He said the tape should not be made public. Strickland called for Baez to view the tape himself.

The motion claimed the videotape violates Anthony’s right to an attorney and will make it harder to find a fair jury for her trial on a first-degree murder charge.

Baez said the videotape violates Anthony’s patient and medical privacy rights, since it was taped in the Orange County Jail’s medical clinic.

(PDF: Anthony Motion About Jail Videotape)

Casey Anthony Photos to be Released?

March 2, 2009

I thought that I heard somewhere earlier that they would be but it appears that Judge Stan Strickland stated today that he will decide later if the public will get to see personal photos Casey Anthony posted on

UPDATE: They will be released.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Casey’s attorney told Orange Circuit Court Judge Stan Strickland the photos should remain private because releasing them would hurt her defense.

Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee Marie, whose remains were found Dec. 11. Authorities gathered the photos during their investigation.

“I understand the public’s need to know,” said attorney Jose Baez. “However, these are issues that are irrelevant and could jeopardize my client’s right to a fair trial.”

From WESH:

Baez also challenged the release of hundreds of photos, which he said prosecutors are using to embarrass and harass Anthony. Strickland did not rule on the release of the photos.

The motion from Baez was heard beginning at 4 p.m Monday.

Baez said in a motion that the photos were on, 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.

Casey Anthony: Trial Date Set For October 12

March 2, 2009

It’s been announced today that Casey Anthony will go on trial in October on a charge of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Marie.

Wow! October 12. Such a long time to have to wait. Thoughts?

From the Associated Press:

Casey Anthony’s first-degree murder trial has been tentatively set for Oct. 12.

She is accused of killing her daughter, Caylee, whose remains were found in the woods in Orlando last December, six months after she disappeared.

Circuit Judge Stan Strickland also agreed to temporarily stop the public release of a jailhouse video of Casey Anthony reacting to news that Caylee’s remains had been found until her defense attorney can view the video.

Casey Anthony claimed that Caylee was kidnapped by a baby sitter and has pleaded not guilty. Hundreds of volunteers had helped search for Caylee after she was reported missing over the summer.