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    Baez Compares Case to Cynthia Sommer's Case- Ugly Coping

    Tonight At 11: Casey's Defense?
    WESH 2 News reporter Bob Kealing investigates possible strategies for Casey Anthony's defense team.

    http://www.wesh.com/video/19309812/index.html

    In this teaser video for tonight's news on WESH, Bob Kealing talks about there being similarities between Casey and Cynthia Sommer's case and that it was Baez that told him of this case.

    Here is a news article about Sommer's case:
    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...la-home-center

    She was convicted of murder and it was later overturned and dismissed due to new testing related to the cause of death. The only similarity to Casey's case is that Sommer partied hard and had casual sex partners in the time period after the death. This was presented at the original trial which her appeals attorney later argued unfairly prejudiced the jury and should not have been allowed.

    One question this raises for me is will Casey's partying (Fusian pictures) and illegal activities (Target shopping spree) after Caylee was last seen be allowed at trial? Do you think Baez is right to draw a parallel to the Sommer case?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dear Prudence View Post
    Tonight At 11: Casey's Defense?
    WESH 2 News reporter Bob Kealing investigates possible strategies for Casey Anthony's defense team.

    http://www.wesh.com/video/19309812/index.html

    In this teaser video for tonight's news on WESH, Bob Kealing talks about there being similarities between Casey and Cynthia Sommer's case and that it was Baez that told him of this case.

    Here is a news article about Sommer's case:
    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...la-home-center

    She was convicted of murder and it was later overturned and dismissed due to new testing related to the cause of death. The only similarity to Casey's case is that Sommer partied hard and had casual sex partners in the time period after the death. This was presented at the original trial which her appeals attorney later argued unfairly prejudiced the jury and should not have been allowed.

    One question this raises for me is will Casey's partying (Fusian pictures) and illegal activities (Target shopping spree) after Caylee was last seen be allowed at trial? Do you think Baez is right to draw a parallel to the Sommer case?
    I've also heard KC compared to Sam Shepherd. He was, after his death, found innocent based on new tech.

    Neither of these comparisons seems valid, IMHO. We now HAVE the tech, The cutting edge of which is being used, in this case.
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    He has overdosed on Koolaid. He is reaching so far out there now it is pathetic.

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    As her attorney, he is obligated to try to cast doubt on everything the state says about her. The good news is if this is the best he's got, he hasn't got much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sassy_texasbelle2 View Post
    He has overdosed on Koolaid. He is reaching so far out there now it is pathetic.
    Where is the high-priced PR firm that's handling him??

    Sure aren't worthy of whatever they are being paid!


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    He just likes hearing himself talk...As long as he feeds the media these short interviews..he keeps his face on TV...he is simply out for the long run...fame and fortune for himself. I hope if he (or any other defense team person) writes a book/movie deal, that NO ONE buys/reads it and they all fall flat on their collective faces.

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    Evidence that goes to state of mind ... more probative than prejudicial ... surely Baez has heard these terms?

    Case in Point:

    Peterson Got Porn TV Once Laci Disappeared

    Scott Peterson's TV-watching habits changed abruptly after his wife Laci disappeared, and then changed again when police raided his house, according to witness testimony in the double-murder trial on Tuesday.

    A satellite TV employee testified that 15 days after Laci went missing, Scott began ordering programming that his pregnant wife was said not to have approved of: explicit adult material, starting with the Playboy Channel and graduating to more hardcore attractions.


    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,676017,00.html


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    He made his intentions clear the day he said he was the "first" Hispanic attorney to have a case this big. His head was close to exploding that day. He is going to run this whole case into the ground to keep his name out there regardless if he is hurting his client or not.

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    Can an attorney in a Florida State trial use or cite case law from a case in another state?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAWN TREADER View Post


    Evidence that goes to state of mind ... more probative than prejudicial ... surely Baez has heard these terms?
    The judge in Sommer's trial was not going to allow the testimony regarding her behavior following the death saying it didn't prove anything about the alleged murder itself. The defense attorney messed up by putting Cynthia's mother on the stand to testify that she was curled up and cried after the death. So then the judge allowed the prosecutor to present witnesses to refute this. Do you think it possible that this could happen at Casey's trial, the judge not allowing testimony regarding her behavior? Is it more prejudicial than probative or vice versa?


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    I'm feelin' sad for Baez. He no longer is in control of the gravy train and only after he's 'technically' been removed from 1st chair as Florida courts will not allow him to handle a dp case, has he decided to come to the media in this format. Why the silence for so very long JB? Then you sit for an interview?

    Poor guy, not going to make the money he thought he would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dear Prudence View Post
    The judge in Sommer's trial was not going to allow the testimony regarding her behavior following the death saying it didn't prove anything about the alleged murder itself. The defense attorney messed up by putting Cynthia's mother on the stand to testify that she was curled up and cried after the death. So then the judge allowed the prosecutor to present witnesses to refute this. Do you think it possible that this could happen at Casey's trial, the judge not allowing testimony regarding her behavior? Is it more prejudicial than probative or vice versa?


    Maybe because she made statements to the police that she was conducting her own investigation, the behavior evidence will be allowed in to impeach her claims?

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    Thanks for the link on the Peterson trial, Dawn Treador.
    So it's up to the judge and really could go either way? I wonder if this testimony is one reason SP can use to argue for a retrial like Sommer did. Interesting.

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    He is so desperate.
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    I am not seeing any similarities. She didn't wait 31 days to tell anyone, she didn't lie about everything and anything, she did not steal from everyone around her, she was not found to have done any computer searches for neck breaking, chloroform or anything else, her attorney did not appear on every talk show that would have him, her family did not go off live a bunch of raving lunatics with lies and accusations.
    The only similarity I see is they both will have been convicted of Murder!

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