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Orlando Sentinal July 17, 2009
Attorneys for Casey Anthony ask judge to put off check fraud trial
Lawyers for accused child killer Casey Anthony filed a slew of motions in Orange County Circuit Court today, including one asking a judge to put off trial in her check fraud case.
Jose Baez discusses Casey defense team
Updated: Friday, 17 Jul 2009, 8:38 AM EDT
Published : Friday, 17 Jul 2009, 8:38 AM EDT
Jose Baez sat down with FOX 35 reporter Holly Bristow to talk about the defense team.
Baez has teamed up with several nationally renowned experts to help him save his clients life. Andrea Lyon is a law professor from Chicago. She’s known as the "angel of death row" because she has never lost a death penalty case.
High profile New York attorney Linda Kenny Baden specializes in forensics. “There are ranges of the spectrum where you have science presented in the courtroom that completely relies on empirical data and then you have an area of science that relies on a person’s opinions and beliefs. That is where the area of false convictions comes up that's where false interpretation comes up and that’s where scientists become advocates,” said Baez.
VIDEO INTERVIEW INCLUDED IN ARTICLE!
UPDATED: Baez Wants To Ban Bounty Hunter From Testifying
Attorney Says Leonard Padilla's Statements Privileged
POSTED: 5:22 pm EDT July 16, 2009
UPDATED: 3:07 pm EDT July 17, 2009
Attorney Jose Baez has filed a motion for a protective order that includes privacy agreements Padilla and his employees signed last August, which was when nephew Tony Padilla bailed Anthony out of jail. Baez argues that Padilla and his employees were working for him at the time so their statements made to the police about what they heard from Anthony are privileged and should not be released to the public. He also says that attorney-client privilege should ban Padilla and his employees from being witnesses for the state.
One criminal defense attorney WESH 2 News spoke with said lawyers and bail bondsmen cannot enter in to confidentiality agreements and he does not think Baez' strategy to keep these statements out of court will work.
While she was out of jail and Caylee was still missing, Anthony allegedly blurted out, "They haven't even found the clothes she was wearing." In November, Padilla confirmed the statement.
What else Anthony may have told McLaughlin and other employees remains a mystery.
McLaughlin to this point has maintained a very low profile and turned multiple down interview requests.
Baez filed the motion now because the statements from Padilla and his employees were due to be part of an evidence release from the state attorney's office later this month.
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UPDATED: New Motions Filed In Casey Anthony Case
Posted: 5:52 pm EDT July 16, 2009
Updated: 2:26 pm EDT July 17, 2009
Late Thursday afternoon, the defense in the case against Casey Anthony filed motions to delay Casey's check fraud trial and to keep Leonard Padilla from talking about their conversations while he was involved in Casey's case.
The defense also received 800 pages of documents, much of which focused on Casey's ex-fiancé, Jesse Grund. The documents included Grund's personnel file from the Orlando Police Department and lab reports on evidence from Casey's car.
Those documents have not yet been released to the public.
DELAY TRIAL: Casey's Reponse
DELAY TRIAL: Exhibits
DELAY TRIAL: Memorandum
BAR TESTIMONY: Motion
BAR TESTIMONY: Brief
BAR TESTIMONY: Exhibits-Privacy Agreement
TIM MILLER: Motion
TIM MILLER: Materiality
TIM MILLER: Appendices
TIM MILLER: Memorandum
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