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2010.01.19 - Today's Current News - ***NO DISCUSSIONS HERE PLEASE ***
After getting us hooked on his witty analysis, perspective and reflections in regards to the KC Anthony trial, Richard Hornsby's blog had recently disappeard; however, he should be back at it again shortly.
Identifying technical problems and not aliens as the cause of his brief disappearance, he has promised to post his thoughts shortly.
Casey Anthony fraud case: Trial will not start Monday
"It's official – the fraud case against Casey Anthony will not start on Monday but a status hearing is scheduled.
Court officials announced the change this morning.
Orange Circuit Court Judge Stan Strickland will address two motions at the 1:30 p.m. hearing. It's unclear yet which motions he will hear." ....as reported by Orlando Sentinel
Casey Anthony: Check-fraud trial won’t start Monday
Caylee and Casey Anthony, WFTV — posted by halboedeker on January, 19 2010 12:16 PM
“The State vs. Casey Anthony check fraud trial originally scheduled to begin on Monday, January 25th will not go as planned. However, a status hearing on the check fraud case will be held on the 25th at 1:30 p.m. before Circuit Judge Stan Strickland.
“It is also likely that at least two motions in the murder case will be heard the afternoon of the 25th. Once a docket is set, I will send you information on which motions will be heard.”
Casey Anthony's Check Fraud Trial Delayed
Status Hearing Will Not Be Held This Week
UPDATED: Source: Plea Deal Likely In Anthony Fraud Case
Neither Side Will Confirm Deal Has Been Made
POSTED: 10:54 am EST January 18, 2010
UPDATED: 6:09 pm EST January 19, 2010
Some sources close to the investigation said they suspect a plea deal has been struck in Casey Anthony's check fraud case.
A source close to the investigation said they expect Anthony to take responsibility for at least one of the 13 felony fraud counts against her. That will clear the way for both sides to concentrate on much work still to be done before her first-degree murder trial.
The defense team has not asked for more time on the fraud trial, and court administrators confirm the trial will not go on as scheduled on Monday.
Sources said that is a clear sign that a plea deal has been struck.
In a hearing scheduled for Monday, Anthony is expected to change her plea in the check fraud case. A couple of motions from the murder trial are also expected to be heard.
Officially, neither side will confirm that there is a plea deal in the fraud case. And one source said, "Nothing is etched in stone until the judge accepts it."
Check Fraud Trial Postponed In Casey Case
Posted: 12:27 pm EST January 19, 2010
Updated: 12:41 pm EST January 19, 2010
The check fraud trial for Casey Anthony is officially not happening Monday as scheduled. The defense had asked for a change of venue for the check fraud trial and it's likely that issue will be heard Monday during a status hearing scheduled for 1:30pm.
According to the Court, it is also likely that at least two motions in the murder case will be heard on January 25. A status hearing on the murder trial is also scheduled to be heard.
Anthony Check Fraud Trial Delayed
POSTED: Tuesday, January 19, 2010
UPDATED: 1:14 pm EST January 19, 2010
The trial was scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 25, but the Orange County Courthouse said the trial will not go on as planned. A hearing in the case will still be held the same day at 1:30 p.m.
The court said it is likely that two hearings in the murder case against Anthony will also be heard the same afternoon by Judge Stan Strickland.
The specific motions that will be heard have not been named.
Casey Anthony’s check fraud trial postponed
Updated: Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010, 3:30 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010, 3:30 PM EST
Casey Anthony will not go on trial next week for check fraud charges as was planned.
The State vs. Casey Anthony check fraud trial was originally scheduled to begin on Monday but instead a hearing status on the case will be heard before Circuit Judge Stan Strickland.
In addition to the status hearing on check fraud trial, the State Attorney’s Office says two motions filed in the murder case will be heard in court Monday.
UPDATED: EXCLUSIVE: Casey To Be Offered Deal In Fraud Case
Posted: 4:47 pm EST January 19, 2010
Updated: 6:07 pm EST January 19, 2010
Casey still faces charges for murdering her daughter and the outcome of the plea deal could affect that case, as well.
A plea deal in the check fraud case certainly could explain why the defense has not yet deposed the alleged victim, Amy Huizenga, and it explains why the judge is not demanding that the trial start first thing Monday morning. He was adamant about the case going on January 25, no matter what, and even mentioned a plea as a possibility in court during one of the last hearings.
The terms of the plea deal are not so clear and might not be until Monday afternoon.
“Would you be surprised if all of the terms were not hammered out before that?” WFTV reporter Kathi Belich asked legal analyst Bill Sheaffer.
“Absolutely. The defense in this case is not going to enter a plea to these charges without knowing what the situation is regarding adjudication of guilt,” he said.
Sheaffer says that's because the judge's ruling on whether to adjudicate or convict Casey of a crime, or withhold adjudication, would directly affect the defense's decision as to whether Casey would take the stand in her murder trial. If she were to have a conviction on her record, prosecutors could ask her about it and it would immediately affect her credibility in the eyes of the jurors.
“If this deal does not include a ‘withhold of adjudication,’ a decision has to have been made that we're not gonna put her on the witness stand,” Sheaffer said.
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VIDEO REPORT: Plea Deal Expected In Casey Anthony Check Fraud Case
Casey Anthony will accept plea deal in check-fraud case, WFTV reports
Caylee and Casey Anthony, WFTV — posted by halboedeker on January, 19 2010 5:21 PM
Casey Anthony will accept some responsibility for cleaning out a friend’s bank account, WFTV-Channel 9’s Kathi Belich reported this evening.
And what might that mean at the murder trial? “If this deal does not include a withholding of adjudication, a decision has to have been made that we’re not going to put her on the witness stand,” Sheaffer added.
What were the two sides telling Belich? Defense attorney Andrea Lyon said there would be no comment about why the defense team hadn’t deposed Huizenga. The State Attorney’s Office said that any discussions about the case would happen in court.
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