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Anthony's Childhood Friend Faces Deposition
Baez Files Motion For Confidentiality
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A childhood friend of Casey Anthony will face some tough questions on Wednesday.
Kiomarie Cruz is scheduled for a deposition with Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez.
Another friend of Anthony's, Amy Huzienga, was also planned to attend a deposition, but her deposition was postponed.
Aside from the depositions, Baez filed a motion asking that sensitive matters critical to the defense remain confidential.
Sources: Anthony Friend Got $20,000 For Story
Also, Judge Denies Motion For Secret Hearing
POSTED: 8:52 am EDT April 1, 2009
UPDATED: 6:16 pm EDT April 1, 2009
Two sources tell WESH 2 that the friend of Casey Anthony deposed on Wednesday accepted $20,000 for her story from a tabloid.
Casey Anthony's attorney Jose Baez said Cruz' decision to sell her story doesn't immediately diminish her credibility.
"It really only affects someone's credibility if they change their story," he said.
Cruz' deposition lasted just under two hours and was not open to the public. After the session ended neither she nor Baez would talk about what was said behind closed doors.
VIDEO Sources: Anthony Friend Got $20,000 For Story
VIDEO: Deposition Planned In Casey Anthony Case
Casey Anthony's lawyer will not have private hearing before judge
Judge denies Baez's Ex Parte motion
Last Edited: Wednesday, 01 Apr 2009, 12:36 PM EDT
Created On: Wednesday, 01 Apr 2009, 12:04 PM EDT
In Strickland’s order denying the motion, he wrote that Baez’s request to discuss sensitive matters off camera was not possible as a part of a particular Florida Criminal rule.
That rule provides that an in camera inspection and an ex parte proceeding are not one and the same, and an ex parte proceeding is only proper where permitted by law.
Strickland wrote that no legal authority has been provided to allow such a hearing under the circumstances filed in Baez’s motion.
DEFENSE: Motion to Seek Ex Parte Hearing
http://www.cfnews13.com/uploadedFiles/Stories/Local/Motion to Seek Ex Parte Hearing.pdf
JUDGE STRICKLAND'S RESPONSE: Order Denying Defendant's Motion to Seek Ex Parte Hearing
http://www.cfnews13.com/uploadedFil...fendant's Motion to Seek Ex Parte Hearing.pdf
UPDATED: Casey's Friend Who Sold Story Questioned By Baez
Posted: 11:42 am EDT April 1, 2009
Updated: 2:04 pm EDT April 1, 2009
Defense attorney Jose Baez questioned Casey's childhood friend, Kiomarie Cruz. She is best known for selling her story to a tabloid.
Cruz made a lot of money selling her story to the National Enquirer. She sold her story for $20,000 and sources say that takes away from her credibility.
The deposition happened Wednesday inside the State Attorney's Office in downtown Orlando. Cruz showed up for her scheduled deposition with a bodyguard leading the way. She's accused of selling her story the National Enquirer, but Wednesday she didn't feel like answering any questions.
At least three more corrections officers will be interrogated by Casey's defense team Thursday, along with the Anthonys' former private investigator, Jim Hoover. Orange County Sheriff's Office investigators will be questioned on Friday.
RAW VIDEO: Jose Baez Speaks Before Questioning Casey's Childhood Friend
FRIEND ARRIVES: Images Of Kiomarie Cruz
VIDEO REPORT: Childhood Friend Questioned
Casey Anthony case: Judge says no to Jose Baez's secret hearing
posted by halboedeker on Apr 1, 2009 12:29:52 PM
The judge ruled against that request from Casey Anthony's defense attorney, WKMG-Channel 6 reported at noon today. "The judge just ruled Baez failed to show any legal authority allowing such a meeting," anchor Erick Weber said.
Cruz was not talking to reporters on her way to the private deposition.
Brad Conway, attorney for George and Cindy Anthony, told WKMG that much of the information in the Enquirer story was false
"So much inaccurate things have been said about Casey Anthony that I think no one has the first clue of who she really is," Baez told reporters in a clip that WKMG aired.
Baez Request Denied To Keep Strategy Secret
Posted: 1:11 pm EDT April 1, 2009
Updated: 1:19 pm EDT April 1, 2009
Defense attorney Jose Baez had filed the request in the wrong case file, so at first there was confusion over the request. But once it got to the judge's office, he turned it down without a hearing.
Judge Strickland ruled there is no legal basis for the defense request.
Casey Anthony: Parents' attorney says friend's story is "garbage"
posted by halboedeker on Apr 1, 2009 6:13:57 PM
Judge Stan Strickland rejected attorney Jose Baez's motion for a secret meeting with the judge. Baez, who is representing Anthony, evidently had hoped to subpoena records but keep them secret.
WESH-Channel 2's Bob Kealing said his station "has learned Baez may try a slightly different tactic to get the evidence he is looking for."
In an interview with WESH, Brad Conway blasted Cruz's statement that Casey wanted to give up Caylee.
WFTV explained the lineup in Baez's depositions: three corrections officers and private investigator Jim Hoover go tomorrow. Investigators from the Orange County Sheriff's Office will go Friday.
Criminal Case Docket Updated!
Docket Date------Defendant-----------------------Docket Entry
3/31/2009------A----ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO SEEK EX PARTE HEARING
4/01/2009------A----NOTICE OF APPEARANCE FILED KIRK N. KIRKCONNELL ON BEHALF OF WITNESS AMY HUIZENGA
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