Thursday, March 26, 2009

Casey In Court: More Party Pictures Surface

At the hearing held yesterday to determine where the money funding Casey's defense came from, the judge got fed up with the sniping Jose Baez, Casey's lead attorney, did to the prosecutor. Eventually, the attorneys went into chambers and Baez apparently explained to the judge's satisfaction, that the defense is not making money on deals for Casey's story.

In other news, more salacious pictures of Mother Of The Year Casey have surfaced. They were allegedly taken at a Halloween party when Caylee was about 18 months old. Radar Online has the exclusive pictures. You can find them here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Show Me The Money

Casey Anthony is due in court for a hearing today to determine where the money funding her defense is coming from. Casey has a dream team of defense attorneys and expert witnesses, and this writer doubts if these professionals are providing their services pro bono because they are certain of Casey's innocence.

According to the prosecutors, Casey's "conversion from pauper to princess did not come from the sale of some tangible asset" and only her story has monetary value at this point. Cindy and George have already shown during a bail hearing, that they have little, if any, net worth.

Casey signed an affidavit previously, stating that her lead attorney, Jose Baez, has no clause in his retainer entitling him to sell pictures or videos. Baez, of course, would be working under a conflict of interest if he did, since it could determine how he handles the case.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happy Birthday, Casey

Today is Casey Anthony's twenty-third birthday. I was going to send her a card, but Hallmark really doesn't have a greeting that says, "Happy birthday, you child-murdering skank."

Have The Missing Pages Of Casey's Diary Surfaced?

Rumors have swirled about the diary found in the Anthony home during the execution of a search warrant. The book was dated 2003 and there were pages missing, either cut or torn out. The diary apparently spans years.

Reports are now out that those missing pages have surfaced and contain stunning revelations. Some of these revelations include a half-assed confession; that Casey killed Caylee to "save" her from Cindy; and copious notes on both chloroform and pesticides or insecticides.

None of this has been confirmed by either the prosecution or the defense, so this author would like to emphasize that at this point, they are mere rumors.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Chloroform In Caylee's Hair?

During a segment on Geraldo Rivera's show, Dr. Michael Baden, a well-renowned forensic expert, let slip that chloroform was found on Caylee's hair.

Dr. Baden is married to one of Caylee's Dream Team defense attorneys, Linda Kenney Baden.

Dr. Baden later backtracked and claimed he misspoke; that the toxicology tests that would indicate if chloroform was on Caylee's hair have not yet come back.

Another talking head forensic expert said that if the chloroform was used only once or twice, it would not be possible to show a trace in Caylee's hair. However, if it had been used on Caylee multiple times, it could show in hair follicle testing.

Another hurry up and wait situation.

Lee Not Caylee's Father

Through DNA testing by the FBI, Casey Anthony's brother, Lee, has been ruled out as Caylee's biological father. Rumors have swirled for months that Lee was Caylee's father, due to Casey's claims that Lee had always "bugged" her for sex and "admissions" Casey had made to two previous lovers that Lee had "molested" her. This author has always believed that Casey's claim of incest at the hands of Lee was just another one of Casey's classically histrionic narcissistic ploys to garner attention.

The paternity question surfaced again, during Lee's deposition for the civil case brought by Zenaida Gonzales; as commenter Melissa said on the previous post, what does this has to do with a civil deposition? Regardless of the connection, there it is: Lee is not Caylee's father.

George and Cindy, who previously claimed to be too emotionally fragile to testify in the civil suit, have now said that they will be deposed for sworn testimony, which will be videotaped, in April.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Casey Anthony Back In Court Today

In a hearing scheduled for 3:30 today, Casey Anthony will be back in court. Jose Baez, Casey's lead defense attorney, is set to argue motions regarding forensic evidence in the case. Baez wants law enforcement to produce all DNA notes and reports, the standards used for testing forensic evidence, who tested the evidence and how it was done, and the credentials of those doing the testing.

Other recent news confirms that the Orlando jail did videotape Casey meeting with Baez after the discovery of Caylee's body. Law enforcement confirms that it is standard procedure to video in the reception area of the jail, where Casey met with her attorney, for security and safety reasons. This contradicted the defense's claim that it was "secretly" taped. Sources claim that the tape shows Baez crying and wiping his eyes, while Casey turns her head away and crosses her arms. No word on whether or not this occurred before or after Casey allegedly hyperventilated and asked for medication.

In an affidavit, Casey added a handwritten note, stating, "I believe that Mr. Ashton [the prosecutor] is angry because I have refused to take a plea agreement for a crime that I did not commit." The affidavit concerns the motion regarding who exactly is paying for Casey's defense and will be addressed at a later hearing.

Brother Lee has refused to answer two questions in the civil depositions in the lawsuit brought by Zenaida Gonazales, the woman who shared Casey's imaginary nanny's name. The questions? Who is Caylee's biological father and does Brother Lee think Casey had anything to do with Caylee's death.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

October Trial Date Set

The trial has been tentatively set to start on October 12, 2009.

The circuit court judge, Stan Strickland has also agreed to temporarily not allow the release of the videotape from the jailhouse from when Casey learned that they had found Caylee. This is only on hold until Casey's attorney can view the video.