Posted tagged ‘EquuSearch’

Casey Anthony: EquuSearch Records Hearing on the Horizon?

April 26, 2010

It appears that Texas EquuSearch are fed up with playing games with Anthony’s defense attorneys and are pushing for a hearing on EquuSearch records.

From The TV Guy:

Anthony defense attorneys Jose Baez and Cheney Mason visited the office of Mark NeJame, attorney for Texas EquuSearch, on Friday. The Anthony attorneys had gone to look at records of EquuSearch volunteers for the first time after an eight-month battle.

The defense had wanted photocopies of the records, but the judge twice ruled that the defense had to view them in NeJame’s office.

“The attorneys stormed out after the media showed up,” WESH anchor Martha Sugalski said of Friday’s visit.

From WESH:

For more than eight months, officials with Texas EquuSearch have waged an epic legal battle have fought to keep private records of Central Florida residents who answered their call for help.

A source said EquuSearch plans to file legal paperwork to have the judge order Anthony’s defense to review the records and be done with it.

EquuSearch attorney Mark NeJame would not comment on what the group is planning.


Casey Anthony: Hearing Taking Place This Morning

April 5, 2010

A hearing is under way this morning as Casey Anthony’s defense team hopes to obtain records from Texas EquuSearch. The team would like Judge Stan Strickland to allow its team to review all of EquuSearch’s records.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

During today’s hearing lawyers will be arguing over access to more records for the volunteer group that helped looked for Casey Anthony’s daughter, Caylee Marie, in 2008.

Last year, Orange Circuit Court Judge Stan Strickland ordered EquuSearch to allow the defense team to review its records of those 32 people.

Casey Anthony’s defense team says they have found other volunteers who were not on the list but did search the area where the remains were found and didn’t see anything unusual. These witnesses may be key for defense attorneys who may argue at trial that someone other than Casey Anthony left the toddler’s body in the woods.

Casey Anthony: X Marks the Spot

March 24, 2010

Tim Miller of EquuSearch has stated recently, and in the past, that he knew they were close to finding Caylee Anthony’s body. But, it appears that from documents released yesterday, they were closer than any of us thought.

From WFTV:

From what Miller says, he suspected George and Cindy thought Casey knew more, too, judging by their bizarre actions. Miller told detectives that George Anthony’s friend, a former law enforcement officer like George, told Miller that Casey held the answer to Caylee’s whereabouts, but said Casey wouldn’t talk. George’s friend used a very unflattering word to describe Casey.

“And his words were, ‘But the f****** b**** won’t talk,’” Miller told investigators during an interview on December 12, 2009 (read transcript).

Miller told detectives, at one point after Casey had bonded out of jail, he felt he was close to making progress with her; he, George and Casey were seated at the table with a map and George pressed her.

“’Casey, where do they need to start searching? Would you make a spot on the map? Would you make an X?’” Miller told investigators George asked Casey.

“Cindy really got angry then,” Miller told the investigators. “Casey got up and went back to her room and I, I looked at George and I think I just kind of threw my hands up and I said, ‘You know, I’m sorry. We really didn’t come to cause any trouble,’ or something to that effect.”

Casey Anthony: Some Bizarre Behavior in the Anthony Home

March 23, 2010

Hal Boedeker has a great post this evening which discusses Tim Miller of Texas EquuSearch and the actions that he witnessed while he was in and out of the Anthony home back in 2008.

For the whole post, please click on the link below.

From The TV Guy:

George Anthony had nearly persuaded daughter Casey to identify where Caylee’s remains were — until Cindy Anthony stepped in, WFTV-Channel 9 reported tonight.

The station highlighted that incident from summer 2008 described by Tim Miller, founder of Texas EquuSearch. That group’s volunteers searched for the toddler’s remains, which a meter reader found in December 2008.

“From Tim Miller’s account, it appears that Casey knew more than she let on,” WFTV anchor Liz Artz said.

“From what Miller says, he suspected George and Cindy thought Casey knew more, judging by their bizarre actions,” WFTV’s Kathi Belich said. “George pressed Casey to mark a spot on the map to search. Cindy blew up and made Miller leave the house, and Casey went to her room.”

Casey Anthony: More Evidence Released

March 23, 2010

Looks like a bunch of new evidence has been released.

I mentioned the witness list in my last post but there’s quite a lot more on this busy day.

Nothing Earth shattering, but still worth discussing.

From WESH:

The nearly 1,000 pages of evidence included results for hair samples, photos from the wooded area where Caylee Anthony was found, e-mails and interview transcripts.

One e-mail sent to Texas EquuSearch leader Tim Miller was from a volunteer who encouraged investigators to take a closer look at the woods off Suburban Drive in east Orange County near the Anthony family home. (Read Davis’ Statement)

Several interview transcripts, including interviews with Texas EquuSearch volunteers, were also included in the documents released.

One transcript between investigators and Miller found the Texas EquuSearch leader recalling being inside the Anthony family home with Casey Anthony, George Anthony and Cindy Anthony. Miller said he pulled out a map and George Anthony asked Casey Anthony to point to a location on the map where she thought volunteers should search for Caylee.

Miller said the question infuriated Cindy Anthony and she asked the EquuSearch volunteers to leave the home. Casey Anthony then went back to her bedroom.

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: EquuSearch Fights Back

February 12, 2010

A lawyer for Texas EquuSearch has filed a response to claims made by Casey Anthony’s defense team earlier this week.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

In recently filed documents, the defense said the organization’s argument that releasing all its information, including the volunteers’ cell phones and other identifying details, to the defense could have a “chilling” effect on volunteers in future searches.

The defense argued that EquuSearch attorney Mark NeJame invited a local television station to view some of the records, which makes the chilling effect argument moot.

But in a response filed Wednesday, NeJame stated the defense team’s motion is “inaccurate and lacking in demonstrating any proper investigation or due diligence prior to its filing.”

“If counsel for the Defendant had conducted a proper inquiry he would have ascertained that none of the previously approximately 4,000 undisclosed names of the searchers were shown, reviewed, or looked at by Adam Longo, reporter for Central Florida News 13,” NeJame wrote. “In fact, those approximately 4,000 names of the searchers were in a separate box and in a separate office located approximately fifteen (15) miles away when Mr. Longo was present.”