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2009.08.27 Today's Current News - ***NO DISCUSSIONS HERE PLEASE ***
Criminal Case Docket Updated!
Docket Date---Defendant--------------------------------Docket Entry
8/21/2009---A---ORDER DEFENDANTS MOTION TO CERTIFY TIM MILLER AS A MATERIAL WITNESS COURT RESERVED RULING, MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER AND TO BAR PRIVLEDGED TESTIMONY, COURT RESERVED RULING, MOTION TO QUASH SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM (ANTHONY LAZARRO) COURT GRANTS RECORDS FROM PHONE CALLS FROM 6/1/08 - 12/18/08 TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE COURT WITHIN 30DAYS FOR IN CAMERA REVIEW.
8/24/2009---A---CORRESPONDENCE FILED (FAXED) FROM STEVEN PERRY SR
8/24/2009---A---NOTICE OF PROVISION OF SUPPLEMENTAL DISCOVERY
8/24/2009---A---SUPPLEMENTAL STATE WITNESS LIST FILED
Tim Miller Named Material Witness In Casey Case
Man wrote letter offering reward for "Zanny"
Anthony's Defense Gets Access To Searcher Data
Defense Says Remains Were Placed In Woods While Anthony Jailed
Casey Anthony's defense team will have access to the records of 32 searchers who looked within a couple hundred yards of where Caylee Anthony's remains were found.
UPDATED: Judge Says Padilla Isn't Required To Shut Up
Thursday, August 27, 2009 5:20:12 PM
A judge in the Casey Anthony murder case has issued two significant orders - one named Texas EquuSearch founder Tim Miller as a material witness and the other order denied a request for a gag order for bail bondsman Leonard Padilla.
Circuit Judge Stan Strickland did not issue an order forcing Texas EquuSearch to turn over the names and information of volunteers who took part in the search for Caylee Anthony.
Previously, Anthony's defense lawyers wanted to stop Padilla from talking to reporters and granting interviews. In arguments presented to Strickland, they contended that Padilla violated attorney-client privilege.
The court disagreed and declined to grant a gag order.
UPDATED: Man Wrote Letter Offering Reward For "Zanny"
Posted: 11:41 am EDT August 27, 2009
Updated: 12:25 pm EDT August 27, 2009
Eyewitness News obtained a letter Thursday submitted as evidence in the case against Casey Anthony from a man offering a reward for "zanny the nanny" to come forward.
Steven Perry Sr. of Gold Canyon, Arizona appears to have faxed the letter on November 28, 2008, but it wasn't entered into evidence with the Clerk of Courts until August 24, 2009.
In the brief letter Perry writes, "if the real zanny the nanny will come forward and present herself to nancy grace or hlns mike galanos, I will pay you 1 million dollars for coming forward, no questions asked."
Eyewitness News is working to learn more about who Perry is.
READ LETTER: Man Offers Reward To "Zanny"
UPDATED: Tim Miller To Testify In Casey Anthony Case
Posted: 12:23 pm EDT August 27, 2009
Updated: 5:34 pm EDT August 27, 2009
The defense team scored a small victory in the case against Casey Anthony on Thursday. Tim Miller, founder of EquuSearch, has agreed to testify as a defense witness.
That the attorney for Timothy Miller … has agreed to present Timothy Miller as a representative of Texas Equusearch (TES) for deposition in Orlando, Florida," Judge Stan Strickland wrote in the order.
However, the defense will only get search records pertaining to the 32 volunteers who searched near the spot where Caylee's remains were ultimately found and they have to pay for the records.
The judge also denied a motion and ruled Thursday that California bounty hunter Leonard Padilla was not part of the defense team.
That means statements he and his associates made about conversations they had with Casey while they were protecting her, can be made public.
JUDGE'S ORDER: About Tim Miller
JUDGE'S ORDER: Leonard Padilla
VIDEO REPORT: EcuuSearch's Tim Miller To Testify
UPDATED: Casey Anthony case: California bounty hunter and crew can testify - if needed
6:13 p.m. EDT, August 27, 2009
A judge denied a Casey Anthony defense team request to bar California bounty hunter Leonard Padilla and his associates from testifying about conversations they had with her.
Orange Circuit Court Judge Stan Strickland issued his ruling late this afternoon. He disagreed with Casey Anthony's defense team, who claimed Padilla and crew were an extension of legal services provided by her defense attorney Jose Baez.
Casey Anthony's father, George Anthony, testified Friday that he believed the team was there for security for his family.
"It is reasonably clear to the Court that the individuals in question were not under the supervision or employment of counsel for the Defendant," Strickland wrote in his four-page ruling.
The team was "simply protecting their investment," Strickland added, referring to Casey Anthony's bail bond.
This was the second ruling Strickland made in the case today.
Earlier, he ordered that the founder of the volunteer search group that helped look for Casey Anthony's daughter last year can be questioned under oath by the mother's defense team.
Information on more than two dozen volunteer searchers also will be released.
UPDATED: Anthony Loses Motion To Limit Padilla's Testimony
Defense Does Win Access To Search Records
POSTED: 11:58 am EDT August 27, 2009
UPDATED: 5:51 pm EDT August 27, 2009
That means prosecutors can use testimony of what they saw and heard in their case against Anthony, who is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of her daughter, Caylee.
Anthony's defense attorney Jose Baez sought the protective order to bar privileged testimony from Leonard Padilla, Tony Padilla, Tracy McLaughlin, and Robert Dick. The group was involved in helping bail out Anthony, and they spent much time around Anthony and her family before a fallout.
But Circuit Court Judge Stan Strickland did not support the argument that the group was an extension of the defense counsel and covered by the attorney-client privilege.
Anthony's defense team, however, will have access to the records of 32 searchers who looked within a couple hundred yards of where Caylee Anthony's remains were found.
Strickland made that ruling earlier Thursday morning.
VIDEO: Anthony's Defense Gets Access To Searcher Data
VIDEO: Anthony Loses One Motion, Wins Another
UPDATED: Judge: Padilla Not Bound By Agreement
Defense To See Caylee Searcher Info
POSTED: Thursday, August 27, 2009
UPDATED: 7:03 pm EDT August 27, 2009
Defense attorney Jose Baez asked Judge Stan Strickland to bar Leonard Padilla from testifying about information obtained while guarding Casey Anthony, but the judge ruled on Thursday that a privacy agreement between Padilla and the defense is not valid.
Earlier Thursday, Equusearch founder Tim Miller agreed to be deposed by Casey Anthony's defense team.
According to an order issued by Strickland, Miller's attorney, Mark NeJame, agreed to have Miller deposed as a representative of his search group.
In addition, Miller will turn over to the defense documents regarding the 4,000 volunteers who searched for Caylee Anthony.
Strickland said the defense cannot take notes or copy the records unless they claim -- and the judge agrees -- that the volunteers were in the "immediate proximity of where Caylee's body was later found."
Miller volunteered to provide the defense and the state with documents regarding the 32 searchers who were in the area where Caylee's remains were found during a search in August 2008.
VIDEO: Miller to Be Deposed
Win for Casey Anthony defense
Search records to be turned over
Updated: Thursday, 27 Aug 2009, 6:19 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 27 Aug 2009, 1:11 PM EDT
An order was signed Thursday morning to certify another material witness in the ongoing investigation surrounding the murder of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony.
Timothy Miller, a representative for Texas Equusearch, an organization dedicated to searching for and recovering missing persons, has been named a material witness in the case.
Documents of the 32 TES searchers have been subpoenaed and are to be disclosed to both the State and the Defense.
On July 7, 2009 Orange County Circuit Judge Stan Strickland canceled the planned October 2009 trial date for the State vs. Casey Anthony and scheduled a pretrial hearing for January 21, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., with plans for a trial date sometime during the summer of 2010.
VIDEO REPORT INCLUDED IN ARTICLE!
Casey Anthony: Defense team will get to learn about searchers
posted by halboedeker on Aug 27, 2009 1:51:17 PM
WFTV-Channel 9 called it "a small victory." WESH-Channel 2 called it "a big development."
You be the judge.
The judge in the Casey Anthony case has ruled that Texas EquuSearch founder Tim Miller will be questioned under oath and that information on 32 searchers will be released. Those searchers were closest to the spot where Caylee Anthony's remains were later found.
Anthony is charged with the first-degree murder of her toddler.
WESH's Bob Kealing explained the defense's approach: "They hope to find volunteers who said they looked in that general area and didn't see anything."
Kealing also reported that Judge Stan Strickland gave the defense team the right look at Texas EquuSearch records to identify others who might have been near the place Caylee was later found.
Anthony Loses Motion To Limit Padilla's Testimony
Casey Anthony: Is Leonard Padilla decision a setback for defense?
posted by halboedeker on Aug 27, 2009 5:42:29 PM
"Statements he and his associates made about conversations they had with Casey while they were protecting her can be made public," WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Martie Salt said.
WESH-Channel 2's Bob Kealing said, "This latest ruling also means the state can call as a witness a woman named Tracy McLaughlin, who was an employee of Leonard Padilla's [and] who spent nine days in very close contact with Casey while Caylee was still missing."
What do you make of that? Sounds like a setback for the defense, which had wanted the statements blocked and testimony kept out of trial. Casey Anthony is charged with the first-degree murder of Caylee, her daughter.
Later, WKMG-Channel 6's Tony Pipitone provided more insight about Padilla and the bounty hunter's team. "We don't know what's in those statements, but [defense attorney Jose] Baez does," Pipitone said. "And he didn't want it to be considered even for evidence. But we should know soon, because today's ruling means it opens the door for this to become public record."
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