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Casey Anthony Case: Special report on José Baez: First of 2 parts
Casey Anthony's lawyer, Jose Baez, rejected by Florida Bar on first try
TOMORROW: Becoming Casey Anthony's lawyer has brought José Baez celebrity — and controversy.
By Henry Pierson Curtis | Sentinel Staff Writer
May 3, 2009
He is a Bar member in good standing, his office spokeswoman reminded the Orlando Sentinel in a prepared statement. She also questioned the motives behind the newspaper story.
"Based on your questions and actions," she wrote, "this profile you are writing has nothing to do with Jose Baez's representation of Casey Anthony and appears to be a sensationalist persecution of a Hispanic lawyer who has been targeted by a newspaper lucky to find itself at the center of a national story."
Attorney Jose Baez on the media and his handling of the Casey Anthony case: Video
Caylee's hair negative for variety of drugs
By Sarah Lundy | SENTINEL STAFF WRITER
May 2, 2009
An FBI lab report released among hundreds of pages of documents made public Friday in the case against Casey Anthony showed hair samples from her daughter's remains revealed negative results for a variety of drugs.
Examiners did not detect alprazolam, known under the trade name Xanax, or diazepam, marketed as Valium, according to the report.
The hair samples were not tested for chloroform, "as this examination is not deemed probative by the FBI Laboratory's Chemistry Unit."
Casey Anthony's lawyer, José Baez, has become an instant celebrity. (Red Huber, Orlando Sentinel)
Casey Anthony's lawyer, Jose Baez, rejected by Florida Bar on first try His defense of a young mother charged with killing her toddler has transformed José Ángel Baez into one of the best-known lawyers in America.
Report: Casey Anthony defense team to file for change of venue
Alan Schmadtke | Sentinel Staff Writer
7:00 PM EDT, May 3, 2009
The defense team for Casey Anthony will file for a change of venue, hoping to get the high-profile case moved out of Central Florida, according to a broadcast report Sunday evening.
The legal team, headed by Jose Baez, will file the motion today in Orange County Circuit Court, WKMG-Channel 6 is reporting.
Come back for updates.
*NOTE: Article was not posted yet!
New Documents May Give Casey's Defense Ammunition
Posted: 5:31 pm EDT May 1, 2009
Updated: 6:24 pm EDT May 1, 2009
It is a bit of a break for the defense, less incriminating evidence to fight against and to use to try to create reasonable doubt. But the defense team's obstacle will boil down to that one word, "reasonable."
"It helps the defense because the defense then does not have to counter that piece of evidence," said WFTV Legal Analyst Bill Sheaffer.
Sheaffer says the defense could try to create doubt in jurors' minds by focusing on those weak links, because of unanswered questions. Such as how Caylee was murdered, but says doubt and reasonable doubt are two different things.
The legal standard is this: "A reasonable doubt is not a mere possible doubt, a speculative, imaginary or forced doubt."
VIDEO REPORT: Ammo For Casey's Defense?
Casey Anthony case: the shoes, the other tipster, the stuffed animals
posted by halboedeker on May 1, 2009 6:30:10 PM
Here are some more details from television that caught my attention:
*** "Casey Anthony apparently likes shoes. She owns lots of them, more than 20 pairs," WKMG-Channel 6's Mike DeForest reported. Lab tests do not show a conclusive link between soil samples collected from bottom of the shoes and dirt at the spot where Caylee's body was found was found, DeForest noted. Casey is charged with daughter Caylee's murder.
*** WKMG's Louis Bolden explained Roy Kronk's reasoning for looking for Caylee's remains in the area where they were later found. Bolden read Kronk's comment: "It just made sense to me that if you were going to get rid of something like that well you would put it in a place you knew there would be very little traffic whatsoever."
New Documents Claim Caylee Should Have Been Found Earlier
Sunday, May 03, 2009 8:13:00 AM
It was a call from meter reader Roy Kronk that led authorities to finding Caylee.
Skeletal remains were found less than a mile away from her home in east Orange County.
But this wasn't the first time Kronk called the Orange County Sheriff's Office about something suspicious in that area.
Now, the deputy, Richard Cain, who officials said should have found the remains in August, should be fired.
Part Two of the Orlando Sentinal article on Baez:
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