Posted tagged ‘Cheney Mason’

Casey Anthony: Did Defense Team “Misstate” Facts?

February 15, 2011

Casey Anthony’s defense team is being accused of misstating facts to the court, a complaint which comes from a court reporting service hired to handle deposition transcripts.

From Blogger News Network:

Gerald Stogsdill wrote to Judge Perry on February 8 that a dispute over payment for deposition transcripts between his firm, Stogsdill Court Reporting Services and the defense team, Jose Baez and Cheney Mason.

“It obviously has been represented to Your Honor that my office had initially agreed to provide court reporting services at rates significally lower than normal rates and then refused to honor the discounted rate and I believe the reason given the Court was my alleged claim that the job was difficult6 and took more time than expected,” said Stigsdill in the letter.

He goes on to say in the letter, “These statements are not true. I cannot ignore the attack on my integrity and reputation without responding.”


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.”

Casey Anthony: New Witnesses To Be Questioned By Prosecutors

January 18, 2011

Several new witnesses will be questioned by prosecutors this week in the case against accused murderer Casey Anthony.

One of Anthony’s attorneys, Cheney Mason, stated back in December that these new witnesses searched the exact spot where Caylee’s remains were found, and they were not there. According to Mason, this strengthens their belief that the remains were moved.

From WESH:

On Thursday, prosecutors will question searchers under oath as to exactly where they searched for Caylee Anthony.

The new defense witnesses are locals from Apopka, Orlando, Casselberry and Rockledge.

Orlando criminal defense attorney Richard Hornsby, who is not connected to the Anthony case, is skeptical of the new witnesses.

“I think it’s going to be highly unlikely these are going to be ‘gotcha’ witnesses. Given the publicity, they would have come forward a long time ago,” said Hornsby.

Casey Anthony: Did She Dump Caylee’s Body?

November 29, 2010

Maybe…or maybe not? Her defense team said today that it has more than a dozen new witnesses that support the claim that their client did not place her daughter’s remains in the woods.

What do you think?

From WESH:

Defense attorneys said they have 15 to 20 people who searched the exact area where Caylee Anthony’s remains were found but found no body.

In the past, Texas EquuSearch volunteers have given sworn statements saying that the area in question was under water and there was no way to figure out what was there.

Defense attorney Cheney Mason said the names of the witnesses will be given to Judge Belvin Perry on Friday.

Casey Anthony: Investigative Money Gone?

October 27, 2010

Cheney Mason has provided additional insight into a request from the defense team asking for more funding for investigative hours.

From WESH:

This week, defense attorneys filed a motion asking Judge Belvin Perry to double the amount of investigative hours permitted for review of new evidence. The request would total up to $12,000.

In May, Perry set a cap of 300 hours for in-state investigators and 100 hours for out-of-state investigators. The new request asks for an additional 300 hours.

On Wednesday, Anthony defense attorney Cheney Mason told WESH 2 News the hours that were originally approved have already been used.

“Investigators have used (them) up. We just need more, that’s all,” Mason said.

Casey Anthony: Potential Defense Witnesses Found?

October 5, 2010

Casey Anthony’s defense team claim that they have found volunteers who searched the area where Caylee’s body was found that were not previously identified.

From WDBO:

“Scores of people have been telling us, all day long, that they’ve been on Suburban Drive,” said defense attorney Jose Baez.

Suburban Drive is the street where Caylee Anthony’s body was discovered.  Volunteers could bolster the defense theory that the body was not at the crime scene during searches and, therefore, must have dumped there by somebody other than Casey.

“It’s significant and you want to talk to them,” Baez said.

Casey Anthony: Defense Team to Review Search Documents

October 4, 2010

The defense team for accused murderer Casey Anthony will be reviewing Texas Equusearch documents this morning with the hopes of finding a credible volunteer who searched the area where her daughter’s remains were found, but that nothing was discovered at the time.

From WESH:

Prosecutors already have several sworn statements from volunteers who say that the area was submerged, increasing the likelihood that the remains were placed there before the rains came and Casey Anthony was locked up.

Defense attorney Richard Hornsby said the defense hopes to argue that a third party put the girl’s remains in the woods.

“That’s what the defense is banking on: third-party DNA and DNA still being there. It rebuts what prosecutors have been saying the whole time,” Hornsby said.