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    2010.05.11 - Today's Current News - ***NO DISCUSSIONS HERE PLEASE ***

    2010.05.11 - Today's Current News - ***NO DISCUSSIONS HERE PLEASE ***


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    Anthony lawyer shows clip of media "frenzy"
    Updated: Monday, 10 May 2010, 4:05 PM EDT
    Published : Monday, 10 May 2010, 3:52 PM EDT
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    Chief Judge Belvin Perry ruled that the 12 potential jurors and six potential alternates in Casey Anthony's trial will be chosen from somewhere in Florida outside Orlando, brought back to central Florida and then sequestered during the trial.

    Jose Baez, Anthony's lead attorney, told the judge that South Florida residents had the least media exposure to the case and argued that the jurors shouldn't be picked from Jacksonville, Tampa or Pensacola. The Jacksonville area recently has had two missing girl investigations that resemble Anthony's case, while Tampa's proximity to Orlando had exposed residents there to the case, Baez said. He faulted Pensacola for not having the same demographic makeup as Orlando.

    Near the conclusion of Monday's hearing, Baez played a roughly three-minute clip of the Orlando-area media coverage of the case. There were some technical difficulties during the playback of the video and the video appeared pixelated at times.

    On Tuesday, the defense will present arguments against the death penalty, which they contend is unconstitutional.


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    Article:
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    Video: Party Girl photos of Casey Anthony will be addressed before trial 5:37
    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/video...d-before-trial

    Video: Jurors will be selected from another county and brought to Orange 4:37
    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/video...ught-to-Orange

    Video: Anthony attorney Jose Baez answers questions after Monday's hearing 2:01
    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/video...nday-s-hearing

    Video: Anthony Judge To Rule On Party Pics Independently 3:27
    In regard to the pictures showing Casey Anthony partying during the time Caylee was missing,
    http://www.clickorlando.com/video/23511728/index.html
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    Casey Anthony: Casey Anthony says ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ and ‘I love you’ to Cindy

    posted by halboedeker on May, 10 2010 12:30 PM
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    WKMG-Channel 6’s Mike DeForest noted that Anthony made eye contact with her mother, Cindy Anthony, when leaving the courtroom. “Casey Anthony smiled at her mom and said, ‘Happy Mother’s Day,’ ” DeForest said. “That’s one of the very first times we’ve ever seen Casey Anthony try to communicate with her parents in court.”

    WESH-Channel 2’s Bob Kealing said that Cindy and George Anthony arrived at the 90-minute hearing about 30 minutes late. “At the end of the hearing, their daughter told her mother, Cindy, ‘Happy Mother’s Day and I love you,’ ” Kealing said.

    What’s next? A hearing on the death penalty Tuesday morning. Kealing highlighted that Andrea Lyon will argue for the defense.

    “Casey Anthony’s defense team [will be] arguing that the death penalty is unconstitutional, it’s being unfairly applied in this case, it’s unfair to women,” WKMG’s DeForest said.


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    Criminal Murder Case Docket Updated!

    Events & Orders of the Court
    05/10/2010---Court Minutes---Hearing on Various Motions

    05/10/2010---State's Response---to Defendants Motion to Dismiss Defective Indictment

    05/10/2010---Response---Orange County's to Defendants Motion to Seal

    05/11/2010---Hearing---9:00 AM---Judicial Officer Perry, Belvin, JR---Pending Motions on Death Penalty
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    UPDATED: Judge: Casey Will Face Death Penalty
    Tuesday, May 11, 2010 4:43:49 PM
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    Anthony broke down into tears in court when defense attorneys mentioned her daughter's name.

    The defense said just because Anthony had a promiscuous lifestyle doesn't mean Caylee wasn't well taken care of. The defense set out to prove the state wanted the death penalty because it has a gender bias.

    Prosecutors initially said they wouldn't seek it, but later changed their minds saying aggravating factors came to light.

    However, the defense said the state wouldn't share those factors. Perry stepped in and gave the state 10 days to list what those aggravating factors are. We could soon learn more about the case the state will bring against Anthony before the trial begins May 9, 2011.


    Updates From Court:
    *10:17 a.m. -- Cindy walked in and told Casey "I love you" as she was discussing things with her attorneys. Casey started crying, as Jose Baez and Andrea Cheney hover over her.
    *10:09 a.m. -- Perry takes 10 minute recess.
    *10:08 a.m. -- Judge Perry denies motion to preclude the death penalty. State prosecutors can still pursue death.
    *9:45 a.m. -- The professor's testimony concludes.
    *9:23 a.m. -- State is fighting tooth and nail. Every question defensse asks, the state objects to the professor, saying media pays huge attention to white middle class women accused of killing their child.
    *9:15 a.m. -- Cindy Anthony is in court with a friend. George Anthony is not present.
    *9:13 a.m. -- The professor takes the stand.
    *9:11 a.m. -- The legal professor who traveled here from New Mexico will be allowed to testify. If the state wants more time to cross examine, they will have 30 days and then will do it via video conference.
    *9:07 a.m. -- Defense plans to call witness regarding motion concerning gender bias. The state says they did not have enough notice (sufficient time) to depose and are objecting to her testifying.


    Video: Anthony Still Facing Death Penalty
    http://www.cfnews13.com/MediaPlayer2...&title=Anthony Still Facing Death Penalty

    PDF: Motion to preclude the state's impermissible, gender biase, request for imposition of the death penalty
    http://www.cfnews13.com/uploadedFile...%20Penalty.pdf

    PDF: Second motion to preclude death procedures for impermissible prosecutorial motives
    http://cfnews13.com/uploadedFiles/St...%20Motives.pdf

    Article:
    http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2...h_penalty.html
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    UPDATED: Casey Anthony still facing death penalty
    Updated: Tuesday, 11 May 2010, 1:11 PM EDT
    Published : Tuesday, 11 May 2010, 6:25 AM EDT
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    The judge has denied the defense attorney's motion to take the death penalty off the table if Casey is convicted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter.

    New Mexico law professor Elizabeth Rapaport testified during the hearing. She said a mother who is perceived as "deviant" by a jury faces a difficult time in defending herself against criminal charges.

    Update from FOX 35 Reporter Holly Bristow: Casey Anthony appears to be wearing the same shirt as yesterday. The defense has a witness to testify. Her name is Elizabeth Rapaport. She's a professor of law at The University of New Mexico School of Law. She has been studying gender bias in death penalty cases. Cindy Anthony is in the courtroom. George is not.


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    Article:
    http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news...-Casey-Anthony
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    UPDATED: Judge Says Casey Anthony Will Face Death Penalty
    Posted: 6:30 am EDT May 11, 2010
    Updated: 6:02 pm EDT May 11, 2010
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    Attorneys for Casey Anthony used colorful language in their fight to keep her off death row, but Tuesday they failed and the death penalty is still on the table.

    “People don’t say, you know, ‘She’s a,’ it’s an impolite word, but, you know, ‘She’s a whore, so she should die.’ Right? They don’t say that out loud. Oh, well, they do in the blogs, your honor,” Casey's death penalty-qualified attorney, Andrea Lyon, argued in court Tuesday morning. “But they don’t say that here in court ... but underneath, that is what’s going on.”

    Judge Belvin Perry rejected several of the defense teams' arguments, including that the death penalty is sexist and that the prosecution was seeking it to bankrupt the defense.

    It was an emotional day in court for Casey. She cried during testimony and during a break. It was the second day in a row she's had to appear in court. Next May, she’ll stand trial for allegedly killing her daughter Caylee.

    *Much more at link!







    RAW INTERVIEW: Jose Baez Talks After 05/11/10 Hearing
    http://www.wftv.com/video/23521889/index.html

    BILL SHEAFFER: Analysis Of Death Penalty Hearing
    http://www.wftv.com/video/23519197/index.html

    VIDEO REPORT: Casey Can Still Face Death Penalty
    http://www.wftv.com/video/23518186/index.html

    RAW VIDEO 05/11/10 HEARING: Casey Anthony Death Penalty Hearing Part 1 of 4 ~29:47
    http://www.wftv.com/video/23516373/index.html

    RAW VIDEO 05/11/10 HEARING: Casey Anthony Death Penalty Hearing Part 2 of 4 ~30:07
    http://www.wftv.com/video/23516985/index.html

    RAW VIDEO 05/11/10 HEARING: Casey Anthony Death Penalty Hearing Part 3 of 4 ~ 32:02
    http://www.wftv.com/video/23517144/index.html

    RAW VIDEO 05/11/10 HEARING: Casey Anthony Death Penalty Hearing Part 4 of 4 ~ 32:33
    http://www.wftv.com/video/23518001/index.html

    CASEY WALKS IN: See Images
    http://www.wftv.com/slideshow/news/23515589/detail.html

    CASEY WALKS IN: Raw Video
    http://www.wftv.com/video/23515631/index.html

    CASEY CRIES: See Images
    http://www.wftv.com/slideshow/news/23516352/detail.html

    CASEY CRIES: Raw Video
    http://www.wftv.com/video/23516327/index.html

    COURTROOM PICS: Various Images Inside Court
    http://www.wftv.com/news/23514611/%2...23/detail.html

    READ: Defense Motion To Preclude Death Penalty
    http://www.wftv.com/pdf/21163542/detail.html

    Article:
    http://www.wftv.com/news/23514611/detail.html
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    UPDATED: Judge Denies 4 Anthony Death Penalty Motions
    Perry Orders State To List Factors In Seeking Death Penalty

    POSTED: 6:28 am EDT May 11, 2010
    UPDATED: 12:50 pm EDT May 11, 2010
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    Judge Belvin Perry decided on Tuesday to allow the death penalty in the Casey Anthony case. However, the defense still has several motions related to the death penalty that still must be decided. Anthony looked very emotional at times during the hearing as attorneys discussed her personality, abilities as a mother and her fate.

    All of the motions were presented to Judge Belvin Perry by defense attorney Andrea Lyon. Prosecutor Jeff Ashton countered that Lyon's opinion and position were biased. "She doesn't like the fact that our law permits jurors to assess the character of individuals in deciding the death penalty. That's the way the law is whether it's a man or a woman," Ashton said.

    Perry ruled against the defense and took a short recess before continuing the hearing. Perry also denied two additional motions regarding to the constitutionality of the death penalty. Lyon also argued a motion to seek prosecutors to produce a statement of particulars on what aggravating factors exist that allow them to seek the death penalty. Perry granted the motion. Perry also denied a motion to issue a protective order on penalty phase defense witnesses that could have protected them from the possibility of harassment, and he denied a motion to throw out the death penalty because of impermissible motives.

    *More at link!

    Video: Watch Top Stories On WESH 2 News On CW18 10:48
    *Casey Anthony's case covered at 2:15-2:58 video!
    http://www.wesh.com/video/23514609/index.html

    Video: Judge Denies 4 Anthony Death Penalty Motions
    http://www.wesh.com/video/23517911/index.html

    Video: Death Penalty Hearing Slated In Case 2:21
    Prosecutors in case against Casey Anthony will argue the death penalty in a hearing Tuesday morning.
    http://www.wesh.com/video/23514617/index.html

    Video: Perry Issues Stern Warning In Court
    http://www.wesh.com/video/23516084/index.html

    Article:
    http://www.wesh.com/news/23514626/detail.html
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    UPDATED: Casey Anthony case: Judge denies gender challenge in death penalty
    11:32 a.m. EDT, May 11, 2010
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    Orange County Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr. ruled on several motions this morning in the Casey Anthony case during a 90 minute hearing. Among the decisions Perry made today, he ruled that Casey Anthony's defense team failed to prove "inherent bias" against women who are accused of violent crimes, especially those accused of killing their children. Perry denied the defense team's motion to remove the death penalty based on gender bias.

    Today's hearing is scheduled to cover these issues:
    •Gender-biased motives in seeking death
    Anthony's legal team argues the state is unfairly seeking the death penalty against their client. The defense claims there is "inherent bias" against women who are accused of violent crimes, especially those accused of killing their children.
    Perry's ruling – Denied

    •Automatic appeal of death sentence
    A defendant who is sentenced to death automatically gets a direct appeal to the Florida Supreme Court. The defense claims the state's top court can't meaningfully review the case without a report written by a "capital jury," which is not required by law.
    Perry's ruling – Denied

    •Legal details on why state is seeking death
    Casey Anthony's attorneys want prosecutors to give the legal reasons — called "statutory aggravators" — why the state seeks to execute their client.
    Perry's ruling — Granted defense's request.

    • No info revealed related to a potential penalty phase of trial
    If someone is convicted of murder, the case moves to the penalty phase. That's when the defense tells a jury reasons why the defendant should not get the death penalty but be sentenced to life in prison.
    Perry's ruling – Denied.

    • Prosecutors' motives to seek death
    The state initially announced it wasn't going to seek capital punishment. Four months after Caylee's remains were found, prosecutors changed their minds and stated they would seek death.
    Perry's ruling – Denied.

    *More at link!
    **6-Page Article!!




    Video: Anthony's-attorney Jose Baez on judge's rulings 2:22
    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/video...udge-s-rulings

    Video: Judge Perry grants defense access to legal details on why state seeks death 4:52
    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/video...te-seeks-death

    Video: Casey Anthony case Judge denies gender challenge in death penalty 3:57
    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/video...-death-penalty

    Article:
    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...,3268755.story
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    UPDATED: Casey Anthony Still Faces Death Penalty
    POSTED: Tuesday, May 11, 2010
    UPDATED: 12:51 pm EDT May 11, 2010
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    Chief Judge Belvin Perry made his ruling at a hearing Tuesday in Orlando. The judge said Anthony's attorneys failed to prove that prosecutors had a gender bias in seeking the death penalty against Anthony.

    New Mexico law professor Elizabeth Rapaport was called as an expert by Anthony's attorney, Andrea Lyon, a DePaul University law school professor and nationally known death penalty expert. "If a woman is accused of murdering her child, it will be important for the defense to establish that she was a good mother," Rapaport said. "(Jurors) will be antagonistic if they conclude she wasn't a good mother and that bleeds into whether she was a good woman, a woman who wasn't scantily clad, sleeping with men, wasn't disreputable, and it's not relevant to if this woman killed this particular child."

    If Anthony is convicted and the case goes to the jury as a death penalty case, the state attorney's office will have to show aggravating factors -- that the crime was particularly cruel, or heinous. Perry ruled Tuesday that the prosecution will have to turn over all their aggravating factors to the defense

    Anthony shed tears during the hearing following a comment by Lyon, who said that despite the characterizations people have made against her client, "they all say that Caylee was happy and healthy."




    IMAGES: Today's Hearing 05/11/10 1-67
    http://www.clickorlando.com/slidesho...46/detail.html

    Video: Casey Anthony Still Faces Death Penalty 2:43
    The judge in the case of Casey Anthony hears arguments about the death penalty.
    http://www.clickorlando.com/video/23518236/index.html

    Video: Anthony Judge To Rule On Party Pics Independently
    In regard to the pictures showing Casey Anthony partying during the time Caylee was missing, Perry asked prosecutors to narrow down the images they may want to use at the trial. Anthony's defense team will then have the opportunity to challenge the admissibility of the selected photographs.
    http://www.clickorlando.com/video/23511728/index.html

    Video: Anthony Apologizes In Open Court
    Casey Anthony enters a guilty plea and is sentenced on check fraud charges.
    http://www.clickorlando.com/video/22338424/index.html

    Video: Documents: Casey Anthony Led Rich Social Life
    New information is unveiled in 600 pages of documents released in the developing case of missing 3-year-old Caylee Anthony.
    http://www.clickorlando.com/video/17545738/index.html

    Video: June 16: Casey Anthony Timeline
    Local 6 reporter Tony Pipitone gives a play-by-play of Casey Anthony's day on the last day her daughter, Caylee Anthony, was seen alive using cell
    http://www.clickorlando.com/video/19771774/index.html

    Article:
    http://www.clickorlando.com/news/23514825/detail.html
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    FYI: I have updated the above articles with the new headlines, videos & images as they were released on line!
    RAW VIDEO 05/11/10 HEARING: Casey Anthony Death Penalty Hearing Part 1 of 4 ~29:47
    http://www.wftv.com/video/23516373/index.html

    RAW VIDEO 05/11/10 HEARING: Casey Anthony Death Penalty Hearing Part 2 of 4 ~30:07
    http://www.wftv.com/video/23516985/index.html

    RAW VIDEO 05/11/10 HEARING: Casey Anthony Death Penalty Hearing Part 3 of 4 ~ 32:02
    http://www.wftv.com/video/23517144/index.html

    RAW VIDEO 05/11/10 HEARING: Casey Anthony Death Penalty Hearing Part 4 of 4 ~ 32:33
    http://www.wftv.com/video/23518001/index.html
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    Casey Anthony: Television takes note of her tears
    posted by halboedeker on May, 11 2010 1:12 PM
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    “It was an emtional day in court for Casey. She cried during a break,” WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Barbara West said.

    WFTV’s Kathi Belich also noted that “Casey broke down and cried during a break in the court hearing today after her mother appeared to try to communicate with her, possibly mimic a hug.”

    Central Florida News 13’s Mark Perkins said Cindy Anthony attended the hearing, but George Anthony wasn’t there. “You could see Cindy a couple of times with her hand over her face, her head down, just kind of praying, as the judge was reading out his orders,” Perkins said. “We did see her as she came in. She mouthed the words ‘I love you’ to Casey Anthony as she was sitting with her defense attorneys.”


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    [B]WDBO Local News
    Criminal defense attorneys comment on Anthony jury
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    @ May 11, 2010 2:37 PM [B]

    http://wdbo.com/localnews/2010/05/cr...rneys-com.html

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    Judge Belvin Perry says jurors will be kept from hearing or reading about the case outside their Orlando courtroom.

    Why?

    "The overriding and number one fear that most attorneys, whether prosecution or defense, have is that juries do their own investigation," explained Orlando criminal defense attorney Richard Hornsby.

    "That's become a very big issue, especially with the Internet and ability of people to do their own research, if you will."

    "I think it's going to be an unprecendented logistical nightmare," added criminal defense attorney Diana Tennis.
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    The Florida Bar summed up the problem regarding Mr. Baez.
    "His overall behavior, they wrote, showed "a total lack of respect for the rights of others and a total lack of respect for the legal system, which is absolutely inconsistent with the character and fitness qualities required of those seeking to be afforded the highest position of trust and confidence recognized by our system of law." (Thank you to TWA) Read their opinion here: http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/d...ps/sc95855.pdf

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    Casey Anthony Gets Emotional At Hearing
    Judge Rules To Allow Prosecutors To Seek Death Penalty

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    It was a gut-wrenching day for Anthony as the defense presented testimony from Elizabeth Rapaport, a University of New Mexico professor, who said women accused of murdering their children are painted as bad mothers by prosecutors and the media -- and are more likely to face the death penalty instead of life in prison. "In some of the blogs, they suggest I should die with her, but that's neither here nor there," defense attorney Andrea Lyon said. Anthony started crying as Lyon tried to prove her motion that prosecutors seeking death in the case are biased against women.

    Rapaport testified that prosecutors and the media are titillated with accused female child murderers and are more likely to play up stories of them sleeping around and partying. They pointed to prosecutor Linda Drane Burdick's reference on Monday to Anthony's party pictures, where she was "scantily clad."

    "Our law permits jurors to assess the character of individuals when deciding the death penalty," Ashton said. Ashton argued the defense provided no evidence that this prosecution team was gender biased. In denying the motion, Perry agreed. "The defense has not met their burden in this case," Perry said.

    There is one woman on Florida's death row, who was convicted of killing two adult non-family members.


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    Death penalty still in play for Casey Anthony
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    The defense cited several factors including gender bias. Defense death penalty expert Andrea Lyon argued that Casey was only facing capital punishment because she's a woman accused of killing her child. "To say that this bias isn't here is to be willfully blind," said Lyon. "There is no actual proof as to whether this death was even a homicide." Lyon, who's a professor at the DePaul University College of Law, also argued that the death penalty is unconstitutional as it's administered in Florida.

    The defense did successfully argue that prosecutors should be forced to reveal why they're seeking the death penalty. "We should be told what we're charged with and what we're facing and what exactly their aggravating factors are and how they intend to prove it," said Lyon. The state countered that the defense should be able to figure out why they're going for capital punishment.


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