Posted tagged ‘Caylee February 11’

Casey Anthony: Something is Rotten in the State of Denmark

February 11, 2011

The defense has filed a motion asking Judge Perry to exclude any references to a decomposition odor coming from Casey Anthony’s car.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

“The state of Florida has gone to extreme measures to try to prove that a decomposing body was the source of the smell in the trunk of the Pontiac Sunfire,” the motion filed by Jose Baez and Cheney Mason says. “However, the bag of garbage found in the trunk of the vehicle poses a major obstacle in the state’s attempts to take such a leap of faith.”

The motion alleges that “law enforcement decided to preserve certain evidence and destroy others.”

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Casey Anthony: Judge Perry Allows Web Postings at Trial

February 11, 2011

Prosecutors in the  Casey Anthony case will be allowed to present information about her MySpace postings as well as her tattoo.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Chief Judge Belvin Perry issued a series of key rulings Thursday regarding evidence to be allowed in during the upcoming Casey Anthony trial.

Perry’s orders denied defense motions to exclude testimony that Casey Anthony had a history of lying or stealing and to prohibit the use of MySpace references attributed to Casey Anthony under the so-called “Diary of Days.”

Caylee Anthony: Memorial May Have Caused Rift In Family

February 11, 2009

It seems that Caylee Anthony’s memorial service exposed a developing rift between what George and Cindy Anthony wanted versus Casey Anthony’s desires.

From WESH:

Casey Anthony’s defense attorney, Jose Baez, said it is nothing more than a disagreement.

Through her lawyer, Casey Anthony said she didn’t want Tuesday’s memorial to happen and did not agree with burial plans. Baez was with her in jail the entire time the service was on, but he would not confirm if the two watched it.

Baez said he will not violate Casey’s privacy by telling whether she watched her daughter’s memorial service on his laptop computer.

“It’s a private matter between the family,” Baez said.

Baez said he did not appreciate the negative spin put on his client’s statement. Casey Anthony did not want a public memorial, and did not agree with her parents’ plans to cremate Caylee’s remains.

“Just because of simple disagreements it does not mean there’s a rift between the family or anything like that,” Baez said.

Members of George and Cindy Anthony’s inner circle said they resented Baez’s statement on Casey Anthony’s behalf and how long it took the defense team to get Caylee’s remains. The couple’s lawyer would not address the controversy outside Caylee’s memorial.

“I’m not going to answer that question today. I want everything to be positive and that’s the way we’re going to keep it,” said Brady Conway, George and Cindy Anthony’s attorney.

Publicly, the Anthonys expressed nothing but love and support for their daughter.”I love you and I wish I could comfort you right now,” Cindy Anthony said.

Casey Anthony: Family Wants Private Jail Visit

February 11, 2009

Brad Conway has confirmed that the Anthony family wants to set up a special private video visit with Casey Anthony.

From WESH:

This news comes one day after hundreds attended a memorial service for slain toddler Caylee Anthony. Caylee’s mother, Casey Anthony, is in the Orange County Jail charged with her daughter’s murder. She had not requested to watch the service, but did receive a visit from her attorney, Jose Baez, who had a laptop and may have had access to the memorial online during their visit.

A spokesman for Orange County corrections told WESH 2 it would be up to the sheriff’s department to decide whether to videotape the visit.

Brad Conway, the Anthonys attorney, said the family realizes the video session with Casey Anthony would have to be monitored by jail staff but they do not want a video of it released.

Caylee Anthony: Who Does CMA Refer To?

February 11, 2009

Attorney Brad Conway today addressed a question many were left wondering after yesterday’s memorial: Who was her uncle Lee Anthony referring to when he repeatedly said “CMA?”

What do you all think? Who was Lee Anthony referring to? Caylee? Casey? The Country Music Awards? 🙂

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Was he referring to Caylee? Was he talking to his sister — and Caylee’s mother — Casey Anthony? They both share the same initials.

When Lee Anthony eulogized his niece at the pulpit at First Baptist Church, he brought with him a laptop and read from it.

He told the mourners to withhold judgment and to fill their hearts with patience and grace. He spoke about “CMA,” saying how much he missed her and will never forget the promise he made to her.

Who is “CMA?”

Lee Anthony was “talking to all of them,” Conway said.

“He wanted his sister to know he loves her.”

The memorial served as an emotional day of closure for a family that has been in the media glare since last summer when Caylee was reported missing. Her remains were found in December a short distance from the Anthonys’ home in east Orlando.

22-year-old Casey Anthony is in the Orange County Jail under indictment for her daugher’s murder. She had pleaded not guilty.

On Tuesday, a crowd of about 1,100 people — many of whom never met Caylee — got a glimpse of the joy she brought to her family. The service lasted almost two hours and included prayers, performances by several singers, home videos and a photo slide show.

Caylee Anthony: Lawyer Confirms Remains Were Cremated

February 11, 2009

One day after Caylee Anthony‘s memorial service, the lawyer representing her grandparents confirmed that her remains have been cremated.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

The lawyer representing the toddler’s grandparents confirmed the girl’s remains have been cremated and that they are not located at her family’s home.

Attorney Brad Conway, who represents George and Cindy Anthony, wouldn’t say where Caylee’s remains are being kept.

Caylee Anthony Memorial: Consensus Believes it Was a Beautiful Service

February 11, 2009

From what I saw briefly on television, it appeared that the service was very well received by those in the media and in attendance.

I have heard that many thought that it was a “show” put on by the Anthony family. Since I didn’t have much time to watch, I’ll have to go by the comments on previous postings 🙂

It also appears that even with the mass of people in attendance, no problems were reported as the service was guarded by heavy security, which seemed to work!

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Tuesday’s memorial might have been designed to be Caylee Anthony‘s day, but the focus shifted when her grandparents spoke.

George and Cindy Anthony brought up jailed daughter Casey, who is charged with Caylee’s murder: The comments became the main news. In an oft-repeated clip, Cindy Anthony said, “Casey, I hope you’re able to hear me today. I love you, and I wish I could comfort you right now.”

Journalists seemed impressed by the memorial.

“Just a beautiful service. I don’t think anybody can deny that,” WKMG-Channel 6’s Mike DeForest said. “The emotional wallop of this thing was hearing from the Anthonys.”

WESH-Channel 2’s Bob Kealing said “a vivid and three-dimensional portrait of this little girl” emerged.

“The family talked about how they wanted this day to be about Caylee, and from being inside at that two-hour service, I would say they very much achieved that goal,” Kealing said.

WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Martie Salt said the Anthonys had “moving messages for both Caylee and Casey.” Reporter Kathi Belich agreed and added, “They did not ignore Casey’s legal troubles, but they did not insist on her innocence either. Instead, they asked for compassion.”

Even so, the Anthonys’ comments generated more speculation.

WESH’s Amanda Ober noted uncle Lee Anthony seemed most distraught and made “a sort of veiled statement asking anyone with a guilty conscience to come forward.”

Ober added that the crowd of about 1,100 fell short of the 5,000 expected by a family attorney.

A prayer service held by bounty hunter Leonard Padilla drew 50 to 60 people, WKMG reported. Padilla had been told he was not welcome at the public memorial.