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Jose Baez To Depose Deputy Called To Woods In August
POSTED: Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Baez also filed a motion on Monday, serving notice that he will depose the Orange County sheriff's deputy who in August was called to the area where Caylee's remains were discovered in December.
The sheriff's office is conducting an internal investigation into whether the deputy did his job thoroughly.
Hearing May Reveal Source Of Defense Team Funding
Posted: 6:43 am EDT March 10, 2009
Updated: 7:23 am EDT March 10, 2009
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Casey Anthony's attorney Jose Baez is expected to respond to questions, Tuesday, regarding where his team of high profile attorneys is getting the money to defend their client.
Prosecutors requested a special hearing to find out where the money is coming from, and they have several money-related questions for Anthony's lead defense attorney.
Prosecutors want Judge Stan Strickland to find out what financial agreements are behind the hiring of high profile, nationally known defense expert Linda Kenney Baden and pathologist Henry Lee.
There is a concern that Baez is managing her only assets, which include photos and videos of Caylee, for the wrong reasons.
VIDEO REPORT: Prosecutors Ask About Money
Casey Anthony: State is mad because I won't take plea deal
Willoughby Mariano | Sentinel Staff Writer
5:27 PM EDT, March 10, 2009
In today's response, Casey Anthony's attorney Jose Baez accused the prosecution of making assumptions "possibly based on rumors of tabloid news broadcasts," it states.
It was filed "solely to harass and embarrass" Baez, the response states, and divert attention away from other issues, such as what the defense describes as "misconduct" by the prosecution.
5:01 p.m. In a sworn affidavit just released, Casey Anthony said her agreement with defense attorney Jose Baez "does not contain any clauses or parts that allow or entitle him to any rights that would allow him to sell my 'story,' or that of my daughter, Caylee Marie Anthony." It also includes a hand-written message that the prosecutor who thinks there is such a deal "is angry because I have refused to take a plea agreement for a crime that I DID NOT COMMIT."
Marti Mackenzie, the spokeswoman for attorney Jose Baez, said her client will file a response to the State's motion to disclose how Casey Anthony pays for her defense team at 4 p.m.
Judge Napolitano on the Anthony/Baez conflict of interest
Last Edited: Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009, 5:40 PM EDT
Created On: Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009, 4:03 PM EDT
"If she sold any asset, whether it is the right to her story or some other asset we may not know about, and gave it to her lawyer, and said 'take out of this what it is you need to defend me and give me the rest,' then there is a conflict. But there is no evidence this has happened," said FOX 35 Legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano.
*NOTE: Video Interview With Judge Napolitano Included In Article!
Anthony: I Am Not Selling My, Caylee's Story
Anthony Says Prosecutors Angry Over No Plea Agreement
POSTED: 3:58 pm EDT March 9, 2009
UPDATED: 5:10 pm EDT March 10, 2009
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Casey Anthony said Tuesday that she believes prosecutors are "angry because I have refused to take a plea agreement for a crime that I did not commit."
The handwritten words - including capital letters for "DID NOT" -- are part of a sworn affidavit she signed on Tuesday.
Anthony's defense attorney filed the affidavit as part of his objection to a prosecution motion that is seeking to find out where Anthony is getting money to fund her defense.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, attorneys for Casey Anthony and her parents, George and Cindy, are scheduled to head back to court to argue motions.
The Anthonys' attorney is going to ask the judge to keep George Anthony's suicide note from being made public.
Baez wants access to the personal computer of her former boyfriend Ricardo Morales.
On Friday, Baez is set to depose Richard Kane, the Orange County deputy who may have missed a chance to find Caylee's remains last August.
Attorneys for Zenaida Gonzalez said Monday they are continuing to comb through the deposition of Casey Anthony's brother, Lee, to figure out what questions they will try to force him to answer.
Document: Casey Refuses Plea Agreement
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 5:58:44 PM
Marti Mackenzie, Baez's spokeswoman, said Casey filed a response to the state's motion to disclose how Casey Anthony pays for her defense team.
Meanwhile, Casey is scheduled to be back in court Thursday in the murder case of her daughter, regarding two motions filed by her lawyer.
Baez's defefense team also wants to stop the release of a suicide note Casey's father, George Anthony, started in January, along with other documents set to become public in a few weeks.
The hearing is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Thursday. You can watch it LIVE on News 13 when it happens.
Casey's Sworn Affidavit March 10
http://www.cfnews13.com/uploadedFiles/Stories/Local/Casey's Sworn Affidavit March 10.pdf
Motion to Determine Potential Conflict of Interest and Waiver (March 9, 2009)
http://www.cfnews13.com/uploadedFil...Potential Conflict of Interest and Waiver.pdf
Casey Anthony case: WESH sees "extraordinary quote" from her
posted by halboedeker on Mar 10, 2009 5:21:55 PM
You could hear the surprise in the voice of WESH-Channel's Bob Kealing as he relayed the news today.
Earlier, Kealing reported that Baez's spokeswoman did acknowledge that Anthony has sold licensing rights to photos and video.
WKMG-Channel 6's Mike DeForest reported that prosecutors are about to release a videotape of Anthony's reaction at Orange County Jail on the day Caylee's remains were found. DeForest also reported that Baez plans to file sanctions against prosecutors, who are going to release a tape of the lawyer with his client.
"This is the very first time in court documents we're seeing anything about this alleged videotape, apparently secretly recorded, that shows Casey and her attorney meeting," DeForest said. "We're waiting to see what this is that Jose Baez is talking about."
Casey Claims Innocence In Sworn Affidavit
Updated: 6:45 pm EDT March 10, 2009
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- Casey Anthony's and her attorney Jose Baez responded to questions Tuesday regarding where his team of high profile attorneys is getting the money to defend their client.
Casey submitted a sworn affidavit with seven points saying that Jose Baez does not have the right to sell her story or that of Caylee Anthony's.
She hand wrote the seventh point in which she says prosecutors are upset that she refused to take a plea agreement for a crime she did not commit.
Jose Baez entered a motion to strike the prosecution's request to look into a conflict of interest. He denies the allegation and says the prosecution is trying to embarrass him. Baez says the prosecution has no evidence of a conflict of interest.
VIDEO REPORT: Casey Signs Affidavit
Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office spokeswoman Danielle Tavernier did not respond to the defense's accusations
Willoughby Mariano | Sentinel Staff Writer
7:29 PM EDT, March 10, 2009
Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office spokeswoman Danielle Tavernier did not respond to the defense's accusations, saying prosecutors will address the issue in court.
The state attorney's office has no record of a formal plea offer in Casey Anthony's case, Tavernier said.
The objection included a sworn affidavit from Casey Anthony saying her agreement to retain Jose Baez does not include any language that allows him to sell the stories of her or her daughter. In her own handwriting, she accused Assistant State Attorney Jeff Ashton of acting vengefully.
The affidavit does not mention whether Baez gets a portion of money Casey Anthony receives for allowing news outlets exclusive access to her photos or videos. Major news organizations routinely pay "licensing fees" to get them.
"What is not addressed in the motion is confidential and private," Baez's spokeswoman Marti Mackenzie said.
Video Shows Anthony, Baez In Jail Crying Together
22-Year-Old Jailed On Murder Charges In Daughter's Death
POSTED: Tuesday, March 10, 2009
UPDATED: 10:33 pm EDT March 10, 2009
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Casey Anthony and her attorney cried together in the Orange County Jail when he visited his client on the day her daughter's remains were discovered, and the sobbing was captured on videotape, Local 6 News reporter Jessica D'Onofrio has learned.
Jose Baez visited his client on Dec. 11 as news was breaking that remains of a child -- later identified as Caylee Anthony -- had been located in a wooded lot near the Anthony family home in east Orange County.
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