Posted tagged ‘Caylee January 6’

Casey Anthony: Jose Baez Fined

January 6, 2011

Jose Baez has been fined just under $600 for failing to turn over information about expert witnesses.

From the Associated Press:

Circuit Judge Belvin Perry said in an order released Thursday that the $583.73 fine is the cost prosecutors spent in filing a motion about the matter.

Earlier this week, the judge found that defense attorney Jose Baez had committed a willful violation of his order by missing a deadline on turning over reports from the defense experts.

The judge ordered that the experts must provide written reports about what they will say at trial. Anything not in the reports or in depositions will not be allowed at the May trial.


Casey Anthony: Andrea Lyon to Appear on Today…Tomorrow

January 6, 2010

Hal Boedeker always has the scoop! 🙂

This afternoon, Boedeker posted about Andrea Lyon’s upcoming appearance on Today to promote her new book “Angel of Death Row: My Life as a Death Penalty Defense Lawyer”.

Sounds riveting!

From The TV Guy:

Andrea Lyon has a book to promote, and NBC’s “Today” is giving her a national platform.

She will be a guest on Thursday’s “Today,” WESH-Channel 2 reported this afternoon. “Today” starts at 7 a.m. on WESH.

Lyon is representing Casey Anthony, who is charged with the first-degree murder in the death of daughter Caylee Anthony.

Casey Anthony: 3 Weeks Until Check Fraud Trial Begins

January 5, 2010

Casey Anthony is scheduled to stand trial for 13 check fraud counts starting on January 25.

Get excited!!! 😛

From WESH:

The felony charges stem from allegations she drained her friend Amy Huizenga’s bank account of several hundred dollars while her daughter, Caylee, was missing.

Surveillance video appears to show Anthony on several shopping sprees at Target.

Judge Stan Strickland so far has not acted on her defense team’s request to move the trial.

Neither side will comment on whether a plea could be in the works on the fraud case.

Prosecution Hopes To Limit What Casey Anthony’s Attorney Can Do With Photos

January 6, 2009

Prosecutors have asked judge Stan Strickland to make sure Casey Anthony‘s attorney does not share photos and X-rays of Caylee Marie’s remains with anyone other than defense experts.

The article discusses how major media outlets have paid substantial sums of money for licensing fees for photographs and videos of Caylee while she was alive so the prosecution is hoping to keep the photos of her remains in the right hands so no one can profit on these as well.

I’m sorry, but if anyone out there plans to make ANY money off of this poor little girls death, then they have some serious issues. Let’s just let Caylee rest in peace!

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Orange Circuit Court Judge Stan Strickland has said that the state must release the images to the defense by this week. Anthony’s attorney, Jose Baez, wants the photos for defense experts who are conducting their own autopsy of the toddler’s remains.

In motion filed late today, the state wants Strickland to put limits on what Baez can do with the three discs they will release. Prosecutors don’t want him to be able to copy, print or reproduce the images — including sending them in the mail or over the Internet.

“It has been widely reported the major media outlets have paid substantial sums of money for ‘licensing fees’ for photographs and videos of Caylee Marie Anthony depicting her image while she was still alive,” Assistant State Attorney Linda Drane Burdick wrote in the motion. “It is imperative that this court take steps to prevent any image of her remains from being used for commercial gain. This request is not to suggest or infer that defense counsel will engage in such conduct.”

Baez’s spokesman Todd Black said Baez is planning to file a response.

“We will deal with the issue in court,” he said.

On Dec. 31, Drane Burdick spoke to Baez about the issue. He agreed he not share the images with any “unrelated parties” but wanted to send them to defense experts who are outside Orange and Osceola counties.

Prosecutors want Strickland to ensure the photos remain with Baez and in the courts’ jurisdiction. And defense experts must view them in Baez’s presence. Strickland has not ruled on the motion.

Casey Anthony’s Connection to the Outside World: A Transistor Radio

January 6, 2009

Well, it looks like Casey Anthony gets most of her daily news the old-fashioned way: on a small transistor radio from inside her jail cell.

At least she isn’t sitting in her cell, eating Bon Bons and watching Nancy Grace all day! I wonder if it’s a high tech transistor radio with satellite radio that can reach a 24/7 Casey Anthony channel.

In all seriousness, I’ll be the first to admit that we’re all guilty of following this case on a daily basis, and some people have even gone so far as to become obsessed with the case.

Please remember that this is a real life story of a murdered 3 year old girl and is not a fictional television show such as CSI, Law & Order or Criminal Minds.

Many lives have been truly impacted and there are those out there who are trying to exploit this tragedy for their own personal gain or profit. It’s these people who need to take a good look at themselves and realize what they are doing is wrong.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

“[Anthony] has very limited access to the outside world,” jail spokesman Allen Moore said. “She’s not watching Nancy Grace.”

The question of Anthony’s connection to the outside world surfaced after an attorney for her parents, George and Cindy Anthony, said in a statement that they intend to hold a public memorial service for their granddaughter, Caylee Marie, whose skeletal remains were found in a wooded lot near her home Dec. 11.

Officials have confirmed that Anthony, who is being held without bond and charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, won’t be allowed to leave the jail to attend any service for Caylee.

No date or time for the service has been announced.

Jail officials said today they have not yet decided if Anthony will be allowed to watch the service on television.

She has no limit on her Sony SRF 39FP, a $21 radio she bought from the jail’s commissary. It’s specifically designed for inmates in U.S. corrections facilities. The transparent case is supposed to prevent inmates from using it to conceal things.

The main reason for her limited access to television news is her Level 1 protective custody status — triggered in part by her own notoriety.

That level of security is given to high-profile inmates, such as Lisa Nowak and Lou Pearlman, who generate massive amounts of media coverage because of the charges against them.

“The protective status helps avoid situations that will affect the inmate’s safety or the jail’s operation,” Moore said.

Because Anthony is kept isolated from other inmates, she spends most of her time alone in her cell without a clear view of the television set located in that part of the female-detention center.

Casey Anthony Deposition Hearing Set for Thursday

January 6, 2009

Judge Jose Rodriguez stated today that he will hear arguments later this week on whether Casey Anthony must give a deposition in a lawsuit filed by a woman who shares the name of the nanny Anthony accused of disappearing with her daughter, Caylee Marie Anthony.

From WESH:

Orange County Circuit Court Judge Jose R. Rodriquez set the hearing for Thursday morning. He will hear arguments from attorneys for Anthony, who don’t want her to be deposed because of a pending criminal trial, and attorneys for Zenaida Gonzalez, who is suing Anthony.

The decision came during a court hearing in an Orlando courtroom on Tuesday morning.

Anthony is being held without bond in Orange County Jail on first-degree murder and other charges. Prosecutors say she killed Caylee, who was 2 when she was reported missing in July. A trial is set for March.

Gonzalez says in her lawsuit that Anthony defamed her when she used her name in connection with Caylee’s disappearance. Gonzalez said she lost her job and that she and her children suffered pain after her name was used.

Gonzalez is represented by John Morgan, a high-profile Orlando attorney whose name and face are often seen on billboards and television commercials.Anthony has said that she wasn’t talking about a different woman named Zenaida Gonzalez when she talked with investigators.

Casey Anthony’s Attorneys Scolded by Judge

January 6, 2009

I’m sure that this won’t be the last time this happens!

Jose Rodriguez scolded Casey Anthony’s attorneys this morning and warned them not to make any personal attacks against the lawyers representing Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez.

From MyFox Orlando:

Judge Jose Rodriguez put attorneys on both sides in their place saying the personal attack would not be tolerated and that the filing for Tuesday’s hearing was inappropriate and that it’s a matter that needs to be addressed and argued in a formal courtroom.

Stuffed in a small conference room Judge Jose Rodriguez quickly made it known to both Casey Anthony and Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalez’ attorney that this was not the place or the time for this type of hearing. “I do not appreciate this done on the second day I take over the civil division.”

And Judge Rodriguez made it clear he does not appreciate the jabs being made toward opposing council in court documents. ”Focus on the law…not on personal factors.”

The judge ordered that the two sides will hold an official hearing on Thursday morning to argue whether or not Gonzales lawyer, Keith Mitnik, should be able to take sworn statements and ask questions of Casey Anthony before her murder case is tried. “We need to clear her name as soon as we can.  Delay means more time with her reputation,” said Mitnik

From the Orlando Sentinel:

The chastising came this morning during a brief meeting to discuss a motion to block a deposition of Anthony scheduled for Monday.

“It distracts from the law,” said Orange Circuit Court Judge Jose R. Rodriguez.

Fernandez-Gonzalez, 37, of Kissimmee is suing Anthony for defamation, saying the suspect’s statements to investigators in July have ruined her reputation. One of Anthony’s attorneys – Jonathan Kasen – wrote in the motion filed last month that the suit was filed for “the purpose of generating publicity for the plaintiff’s law firm, Morgan & Morgan.” Rodriguez told Anthony’s attorneys to stop the attacks.

Anthony, 22, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter Caylee Marie. In July, she told investigators that she left the toddler with a babysitter named Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez and when she returned later that day — both were gone.

Authorities questioned 37-year-old Fernandez-Gonzalez, who told them she didn’t know Anthony or her child.