Posted tagged ‘Jose Baez’

Casey Anthony: Prosecutors Admit They Missed Key Evidence

November 21, 2012

According to reports, prosecutors and investigators in the murder case against Casey Anthony admitted they overlooked a smoking gun that could have put the nail in the coffin of the accused murderer.

From the New York Post:

But now for the first time, Florida authorities are confirming the remarkable blunder.

“There was an oversight,” said Orange County [Fla.] Sheriff’s Capt. Angelo Nieves. “This has been a learning experience for investigators as well.”

Trial prosecutor Jeff Ashton said proof of the macabre web search could have been a crucial weapon. The defense had claimed Caylee accidentally drowned and Casey Anthony’s dad George Anthony ditched the body.

“It’s just a shame we didn’t have it,” Ashton said. “This certainly would have put the accidental death claim in serious question.”

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Jose Baez: Casey’s Car Smelled Like a Dead Body

July 4, 2012

It seems that Jose Baez has released a “tell-all” book about the Casey Anthony trial. The book,  “Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story”, focuses on his experience defending Anthony, who was presumed guilty by both the media and the public.

In the book, Baez claims that when he first examined the trunk of his client’s car, it “smelled like a dead body”.

From Gather.com:

“I could smell something rotten,” he wrote. “I had been to a morgue before and my first impression was that this smelled like a dead body. I smelled something else, a chemical-like substance. If you took a good strong whiff, it almost hurt your nostrils. ‘Oh my God,’ I thought. ‘I’m going to have to talk to Casey about taking a plea.'”

Baez wasn’t the only person to say Anthony’s car smelled suspicious. When her dad George Anthony picked her car up from the impound lot, he said it smelled horrible.

“It smelled like something that you would never forget,” he said. He also admits to praying he wouldn’t find little Caylee Anthony’s body inside.

Even Casey Anthony’s mom Cindy Anthony told a 9-11 operator when frantically calling to report Caylee missing that “it smells like there’s been a dead body in the damn car.”

Casey Anthony Speaks Out on Piers Morgan

June 12, 2012

Piers Morgan has spoken with Casey Anthony and discussed their conversation and her case on “Piers Morgan Tonight”.

From Fox News:

Speaking to CNN’s Piers Morgan by telephone, Anthony said, “I’ve looked back at some of the interviews … in the way that I’ve come across. It’s horrible. It looks absolutely horrible.”

“I’m ashamed in many ways of the person that I was. Because even then, that wasn’t who I am.”

She said she was a “stupid kid” who lied to police because she did not trust them, but “I didn’t kill my daughter … she was my greatest accomplishment.”

Virginia Welch Cast as Casey Anthony in Lifetime Movie

June 7, 2012

Just one week into the filming of the Lifetime movie Imperfect Justice, the role of Casey Anthony has been recast.

Holly DeVeaux has dropped out of the project, replaced by Virginia Welch, who has starred in several independent films and commercials.

From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

Welch will join cast members Rob Lowe, who plays prosecutor Jeff Ashton and The Office star Oscar Nunez, who plays Anthony’s defense attorney Jose Baez. Kevin Dunn and Marina Stephenson play Anthony’s parents.

The film will chronicle Anthony’s trial and eventual acquittal for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter.

Casey Anthony: New Boyfriend?

January 13, 2012

According to a few reports, Casey Anthony is secretly dating a new man and has even been attending church.

I’m sure we’ll learn more in the yet to be release “additional video diary’s”.

From Radar Online:

“She isn’t in hiding…she is out in public all the time…she attends church throughout the week to [sic],” a man who claims to have a “friend that is friends with her” posted on Facebook.

“She is doing good…she is dating someone and does work for his company.”

Casey Anthony: New Theory for Daughter’s Death

January 11, 2012

According to reports, Casey Anthony told two doctors that she suspects her father, George Anthony, took her daughter, Caylee, from her bed, sex with her and then drowned her to cover it up.

From ABC News:

“She said, ‘I think he held her underwater, maybe he was doing something to her and he tried to cover it up,'” Dr. Jeffery Danziger recalled Anthony saying in his deposition that was released today.

Anthony told Danziger that she called her mother Cindy Anthony four times, but could not reach her. It was not until several hours later that her mother called back and, at that point, a shocked Anthony “froze.”

“I hoped he’d step up to be my dad and take responsibility,” she told Danziger.

Danziger said Anthony implied that her father’s eventual suicide attempt was, “his way out of the grief or guilt and I’m left to take the wrap [sic].”

Casey Anthony: Rape Led to Birth of Daughter Caylee

January 11, 2012

It appears that Casey Anthony told a psychiatrist that she became pregnant with Caylee after passing out at a party when she was 18 years old. This according to depositions released today.

From the Los Angeles Times:

Casey Anthony told a psychiatrist she believes her daughter Caylee was the product of a date rape — an attack that must have occurred in the fall of 2004 after someone “spiked” her drink and she “blacked out” at a party, according to court records unsealed Wednesday.

The revelations about Caylee’s parentage are contained in hundreds of pages of documents made public Wednesday at the request of the Orlando Sentinel. The depositions were given by two doctors who conducted psychological evaluations of Anthony before her trial.