Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Where Have I Been With This?

I have to confess. I've lost nearly all interest in the Casey Anthony case. I think she's a narcissistic skank, and she killed her daughter in a terribly horrific way. I think she'll be found guilty, but won't get the death penalty.

The defense is already throwing out a lot of red herrings, just to see what they can make stick. Unless there are some real bombshells in the trial, I don't know if I will follow it in anything more than a cursory manner.

If anyone else would like to do updates, please feel free to let me know and I will happily consider it.

I thought I could stomach a mother on trial for murdering her daughter, but the whole thing just disgusts me so much, I've stepped away at least for the forseeable future.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Updates on The Trial Date, Other News In The Case

Ya'all thought I fell into a black hole, didn't you?

Casey's October trial date has been deferred. Casey's latest Dream Team attorney, Death Penalty expert Andrea Lyon, stated that she plans to file a flurry of motions after Labor Day and requested additional time. Judge Strickland scheduled a status/pretrial hearing for January 21. (January 21 also happens to be my son's birthday. "Happy Birthday, Dex! Now, settle in for a night of channel-flipping the Nancy Grace and Greta shows!")

There was also a request to proceed on the check fraud cases against Casey. Casey's friend, Amy, the victim, is expected to sign an affidavit to pursue a speedy trial.

Roy Kronk, the meter reader who found the body, is requesting more money toward his legal expenses. With the latest payment, Kronk's legal fees will be $12,500. Kronk was provided with an attorney to deal with the media, and to block the release all of his personal cell phone records, claiming privacy on some calls. Although it's rare of a witness such as Kronk to receive legal help, the Mayor has said that since it occurred on county time, the county has an obligation to take care of their own.

Am I the only one who is getting a hinky feeling from the meter reader? Unless he was fooling around on his girlfriend, or something else, that he doesn't want to get out, I can only think there is something about the case he doesn't want known.

Information thanks to Kimba, WFTV and the Orlando Sentinel.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Larry King Live Interview

George and Cindy Anthony appeared last night on Larry King Live. You can read the transcript here.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Defense Reveals Trial Strategy

Jose Baez, Casey's lead attorney, revealed some of the defense strategy for trial. He claims the prosecution can show no cause of death; there were no witnesses to the crime; and there is no direct link between Casey and Caylee's remains.

(Side note: I know, I think he needs to put down the bong on that last statement, as well.)

He also plans on throwing out the ever-popular defense chestnut of "junk science". Baez plans to present the air samples in Casey's car trunk were analyzed using an unreliable technique and shouldn't be used in trial at all. His "junk science" plan also includes the seventeen hairs found in Casey's trunk that showed no signs of decomposition.

(Side note again: But won't those just show more likelihood that Casey used Xanny, as in Xanax, as the Nanny, or chloroform, and put Caylee in the trunk when Casey was out partying?")

In the civil case against Casey brought by Zenaida Gonalez, motions have been filed to compel George and Cindy to answer the questions they refused to respond to in the deposition. It will likely end up in court.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Orpah Dumps Anthonys; George And Cindy Appear on GMA

After learning that the Anthony's were planning on giving a live interview to CBS's Good Morning America, the Oprah team decided to cancel their scheduled interview.

George and Cindy appeared on CBS this morning. They dicussed the support they have for Casey, insisting she would not harm her daughter and showed love and care with Caylee. They reiterated that Casey would not accept a plea deal for a crime she didn't commit.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Why Push For The Death Penalty Now?

The State's Attorneys Office has put the death penalty back on the table as possible punishment for Casey Anthony because the case meets mitigating circumstances that call for the death penalty. Two of those circumstances are that Caylee was a child, and was vunrable since she was allegedly killed by her own mother.

Soil samples taken from Casey's shoes also match soil from the swampy area where Caylee's body was dumped. The samples were subjected to an elevated, highly technical set of tests to insure the match.

Monday, April 13, 2009

State To Seek Death Penalty Against Casey Anthony

In a startling turnaround, the Florida State's Attorney has announced that it will be seeking the death penalty against Casey Anthony.

The trial is still scheduled for October.

In a rare personal aside, I am glad to hear the death penalty is an option in this case; I don't think it will make Casey suddenly explain and apologize, but I do think this is a case that calls for the death penalty.