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Who will handle Casey Anthony's death-penalty case?
Prosecutors want to know who on Casey Anthony's defense team is qualified to handle her case.
May 8, 2009
In his objection, Baez said despite the fact he speaks to Assistant State Attorney Linda Drane Burdick nearly every day and even spent Tuesday with her questioning witnesses, no one in the State Attorney's Office has asked about a new attorney on the case.
Regardless, Baez's spokeswoman, Marti Mackenzie, said the issue will be moot soon.
A new death-qualified attorney has joined the team and will be at a hearing scheduled later this month. She would not identify the attorney.
"At that time, the defense will introduce the highly qualified and outstanding death-qualified attorney as the newest member of the defense team," she said
George And Cindy Making Another TV Appearance
Posted: 6:57 am EDT May 8, 2009
Updated: 7:00 am EDT May 8, 2009
Next Wednesday, the parents of Casey Anthony will appear on CNN's Larry King Live.
The Anthonys were last on that program back in December of 2008, the night before Caylee's remains were found.
The Anthonys attorney Brad Conway will be joining them on the show.
Casey's Defense Team To Add New Attorney
Posted: 11:25 am EDT May 8, 2009
Updated: 2:02 pm EDT May 8, 2009
WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said, most likely, the new lawyer is not local.
"It seems that the defense loves drama and this is just another example of the drama that this defense seems to play out," Sheaffer said. "The defense appears to be very unstable."
Baez's publicist said they're trying to protect the new attorney's identity because they don't want him to be attacked by the media.
"It's not a staged production. Again, let's not lose sight of what all of this is about, which is defending Casey Anthony on the charges of murder," Sheaffer said.
INTERVIEW: Sheaffer On New Casey Attorney
VIDEO REPORT: Casey Lawyer To Be Revealed
DOCUMENT: Motion For Determination Of Counsel
Baez To Bring Aboard Capital-Qualified Attorney
New Member Of Anthony's Defense Team To Be Announced
POSTED: 3:17 pm EDT May 8, 2009
UPDATED: 4:04 pm EDT May 8, 2009
According to defense lawyer Richard Hornsby, during recent depositions of key witnesses in the case, Baez had no death qualified attorney asking the questions and that is a mistake.
"If you don't have a death penalty certified attorney conducting those depositions it usually affects the quality of those depositions and under Florida law you can't do a second deposition of a witness," Hornsby said.
Baez is asking the judge to strike the state's motion for a hearing on the issue.
Judge Stan Strickland has not yet issued a ruling or hearing date.
NEW VIDEO-Web Extra: Baez Files Objection To Motion
Terry Lenamon just posted the following on his blog -- he's going to be on Nancy Grace this Monday night.
What does this mean? Anyone got any scoop out there?
He may be good, but, He just looks guilty, by ASSOCIATION
Deputy in Caylee case to have final hearing on termination
A final hearing to decide whether the deputy accused of improperly investigating as tip that could have led to the discovery of Caylee Marie Anthony will be held next week.
4:24 PM EDT, May 8, 2009
A final hearing to decide whether the Orange County deputy sheriff accused of improperly investigating as tip that could have led to the discovery of Caylee Marie Anthony will be held next week.
The Sheriff's office is seeking termination for Deputy Richard Cain. The hearing will be held on May 19 and is not open to the public.
The Administrative Review Captain will make a final decision within two days of the hearing, according to a Sheriff's Office spokesman.
Casey Anthony: WFTV analyst says defense team seems 'very unstable'
posted by halboedeker on May 8, 2009 8:48:59 AM
WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer scoffed at that approach: "It's not a staged production. ... Let's not lose sight of what all of this is all about."
Casey Anthony is accused of the first-degree murder of her daughter, Caylee.
"The defense appears to be very unstable," Sheaffer said.
He predicted the new attorney will be from out of town. "It seems the defense loves drama," Sheaffer said.
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