Friday, January 30, 2009

Casey In Court Today

Here is the link to the live feed for the hearing today.

Casey's lead attorney, Jose Baez, argued against Casey appearing in court, claiming that it added to the "circus" atmosphere and could be prejudicial in seating a jury. He claims it paints Casey in a negative light, with speculation about her physical appearance (wan, doughy, and apathetic). The judge shot that down, so Casey is present, hair in a bun, wearing a drab, grey, conservative suit, which I'm fairly certain wasn't hanging in her closet prior to Caylee's death.

To be addressed at today's hearing:
~ The owner of the abandoned house won't return Baez's phone calls and has posted "No Trespassing" signs, thus denying the defense the opportunity to inspect the house.
~ Trial date status
~ Defense's motion to inspect crime scene
~ Confirmation of witnesses' obligation to bring any relevant evidence to court
~ The State's motion to strike the defense's witness list
~The defense's motion to recuse the prosecuting team
~ A request by the defense for access to fingerprint evidence and DNA reports showing that Jesse Grund is not Caylee's father

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