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Casey Anthony: Motion to Dismiss Denied

October 19, 2011

Judge Lisa Munyon has denied a request to dismiss a lawsuit against Casey Anthony. The lawsuit alleged that Anthony made numerous misrepresentations to Texas EquuSearch and its founder, Tim Miller.

From WESH:

Search group Texas EquuSearch, which aided in the search for Caylee Anthony in 2008, filed a lawsuit against Casey Anthony in July.

As a result, volunteers engaged in “extensive, costly and time-consuming searches for Caylee,” the lawsuit claims. “The time and effort dedicated to this search diverted resources from TES’ ability to provide its search and rescue operations to other families.”

Anthony’s attorney filed a motion to dismiss, saying the suit lacked any merit. Judge Lisa Munyon denied the motion Wednesday.


Casey Anthony: Judge Strickland to Retire

October 19, 2011

It appears that Judge Stan Strickland, the judge who first oversaw Casey Anthony’s murder trial, is retiring.

From WESH:

After almost 20 years on the bench, Circuit Judge Stan Strickland said his last day will be Dec. 31.

The judge who uttered the now famous words, “The truth and Miss Anthony are strangers,” cited burnout in his decision to step down.

“I’m a Type-B personality in a Type-A job,” Strickland said.”I’m worn out and ready to try something new.”

Casey Anthony: Lawyer Cost Estimates Too High?

October 19, 2010

The agency responsible for distributing funds for indigent clients (such as accused murderer Casey Anthony) is arguing how high the cost of the case could be after the addition of a new defense lawyer, Anne Finnell.

From WESH:

Anthony’s new death penalty expert, Anne Finnell, has filed paperwork informing Judge Belvin Perry that her expenses in preparing for a possible penalty phase in the case could cost taxpayers $20,000 or more.

Orlando defense attorney Richard Hornsby, who is not affiliated with the Anthony case, said penalty phase costs are unavoidable.

“The defense has to incur all those costs before the case goes to trial,” he said.

Casey Anthony: Parents “Take a Break”

October 19, 2009

A lot of people will probably not agree, but I think it shouldn’t be that much of an issue that George and Cindy Anthony took a cruise while their daughter sits in jail awaiting trial for the murder of her daughter, Caylee. That is, of course, unless they are paying for it with money that they are making off the case.

As we know, neither George nor Cindy have been charged with anything and if they are not involved (which some people believe they are) then this must be an incredibly stressful time for them and the time off might just be necessary. Like I said, though, if the money is coming from profits from the case, that is a completely different story!

Central Florida News reports that both have been forced into unemployment due to the case. Hmmm…guess we know where the money is coming from…

From Central Florida News:

While Casey Anthony is in an Orange County jail on murder charges, her parents took off on cruise to “take a break.”

It’s the latest development in a series of events that has mesmerized the nation. The CBS program “48 Hours” profiled the case Saturday night, featuring interviews with family members and lawyers for the Orange County mother charged with murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

In deposition transcripts released last week, George Anthony revealed that the family’s finances have taken a dive. Because of the publicity of case, George Anthony says neither of them can work. And that forced them to sell their story just to make ends meet.

From My Fox Orlando:

“We’re trying to have a nice vacation. Will you please leave us alone now. The vacation was from you guys,” said Cindy Anthony.

“I understand. I’m really sorry,” said the video photographer.

“No you don’t. Shut your camera off,” said Cindy Anthony.

Neither Cindy nor George had much to say. But they did recently appear on “48 Hours.” An Anthony family attorney confirms CBS paid them a licensing fee for the use of family photos in the pre-taped segment.

Casey Anthony: 48 Hours Mystery Recap

October 18, 2009

Well, the 48 Hours Mystery episode featuring Caylee Anthony has come and gone.

I wasn’t able to watch, due to previously scheduled engagements, but it seems that I really didn’t miss too much. The episode profiled the case and featured interviews with family members and lawyers for accused murderer, Casey Anthony.

Hal Boedeker of the Orlando Sentinel was able to pull together a brief summary which has given me the “411” on what I missed. Follow the like below for his posting.

CBS News also has a full summary of the show.

Did you watch? What were your thoughts?

From the TV Guy:

There was too much George and Cindy Anthony, but hasn’t that always been the case? They’re the self-serving couple who are always tone-deaf to the effect they’re having. They’re exasperating.

Their saga could be called “Here’s What We Have to Say Today.” Interviewing them is a thankless job because their story keeps changing.

Here’s some of the latest from “48 Hours Mystery”:

*** Did George confront Casey about her lies? He said they had “some discussions.”

*** What about all they people who say Cindy and Casey have a contentious relationship? They’re not being truthful, Cindy said. Cindy even called Casey her best friend

*** Cindy’s explanation for never meeting the mysterious baby-sitter? “There’s a lot of people I’ve never met,” Cindy says.

*** Cindy maintains that she’s not in denial, but acknowledges her first words to authorities could be Casey’s downfall. Cindy says she most wants justice for Caylee — and that, Cindy says, will be justice for Casey, too.

In the strangest tidbit, we learned that George and Cindy have turned their home into a shrine to Caylee and keep the child’s death certificate out in the open.