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2009.03.28 Today's Current News - ***NO DISCUSSIONS HERE PLEASE ***
Inmate blames Casey Anthony's lawyer, Jose Baez, for conviction in child's death
By Stephen Hudak | Sentinel Staff Writer
March 28, 2009
A Lake County man, serving a 15-year prison sentence in the death of a toddler, wants his manslaughter and child-abuse convictions overturned, citing judicial and prosecutorial misconduct and the "defectiveness" of his defense lawyer, Jose Baez.
Diaz says he lost his freedom because of Baez's trial performance, strategy and failure to disclose evidence to prosecutors, a tactical decision that prevented jurors from viewing a defense video.
Baez was not surprised by Diaz's motion, a common post-conviction strategy that often cites defense mistakes to win a new trial, said the lawyer's spokeswoman, Marti Mackenzie.
"He doesn't let his ego into the way," Mackenzie said of Baez. "If this kind of motion helps an innocent man get a new trial, he hopes it's successful."
Florida Association of Private Investigators issues statement:
"Regarding James Hoover of the Caylee Anthony Homicide Investigation and Florida State PI Licensing Statutes
March 27, 2009 by admin
The Florida Association of Private Investigators issued the following press release today:
March 27, 2009
For Immediate Release
Florida Association of Private Investigators Deplores Reports of Unlicensed Activity
Florida Licensing Statutes are clear; The Private Investigators who involved themselves in the Anthony case appear to have acted in violation of the regulatory provisions governing the investigative profession as set forth in FSS 493. Public should be aware of Licensing Statutes...."
New doc dump next week?
1 PM ET - Hundreds of pages of new discovery documents are expected next week in the murder case against Casey Anthony. The state attorney's office says it is currently preparing another large batch of documents for release to the media. We'll have more details on what those documents contain and what they mean for the prosecution and the defense as soon as they're available.
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