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2010.01.20 - Today's Current News - ***NO DISCUSSIONS HERE PLEASE ***
Richard Hornsby has survived the "white screen of death". His blawg is now up and running with access to the archives of his previous comments.
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Docket update in the murder case
Defendants Objection to Orange County's Opposition by letter to proposed Amended order on Defendants Motion for Protective Order
01/21/2010 Hearing (10:00 AM) ()
01/26/2010 Hearing (1:30 PM) (Judicial Officer Adams, John H, SR)
motion to modify courts order
Also counter transactions for KB
01/20/2010 Transaction Assessment 6.00
01/20/2010 Counter Payment Receipt # CR-2010-04150 Kathy Belich (6.00)
"EXCLUSIVE: Casey To Be Offered Deal In Fraud Case"
as reported by WFTV
video link for BSheaffer on expected kc plea deal
Defendents Objection Regarding Protective Order
Court Case Docket-This is what it still shows as of today!
Case Anthony Criminal Felony----Court Docket Updated!
01/21/2010---10:00 AM---(Murder Case)---Hearing---STATE OF FLORIDA VS. CASEY MARIE ANTHONY
01/25/2010---10:00 AM---(Check Farud)---Trial---STATE OF FLORIDA VS. CASEY MARIE ANTHONY---
01/26/2010---1:30 PM---(Murder Case)---Hearing---STATE OF FLORIDA VS. CASEY MARIE ANTHONY---Adams, John H, SR Room 6-D On The 6th Floor
Casey Anthony: What are terms of reported plea deal?
Caylee and Casey Anthony, WESH, WFTV — posted by halboedeker on January, 20 2010 11:12 AM
WFTV-Channel 9 yesterday reported that Casey Anthony has taken a plea deal in her check-fraud case. But today, the ABC affiliate noted that it didn’t know the terms of the deal.
Casey Anthony: Why a plea deal now in check-fraud case?
Caylee and Casey Anthony, Jose Baez, WESH — posted by halboedeker on January, 20 2010 4:28 PM
“Everybody knew this wasn’t going to be a trial,” Orlando defense attorney Richard Hornsby told the NBC affiliate. “She has little to gain by going to trial, because she doesn’t have a valid defense.”
Or as WESH’s Bob Kealing succinctly summed up analyst Hornsby’s comments: “The fraud case is a trial that Casey just can’t win, and by accepting a plea she can save herself a lot more bad publicity and the risk of significant jail time.”
Casey Defense May Bypass Prosecutors On Plea Deal
Posted: 5:42 pm EST January 20, 2010
video link with BSheaffer
UPDATED: Casey Defense May Bypass Prosecutors On Plea Deal
Posted: 5:42 pm EST January 20, 2010
Updated: 5:54 pm EST January 20, 2010
It appears Casey Anthony’s defense team is planning to bypass prosecutors and take its chances on a check fraud plea deal with the judge. Between an expected plea and trial delays, it seems like her defense lawyers are doing everything they can to avoid a jury.
“If you can't do any worse with the judge than what the state has offered you in a plea, then you can do better,” WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said Wednesday.
Sheaffer suspects the defense and prosecutors couldn't come to terms on the issue of adjudication, whether Casey would be adjudicated or convicted. If she were to be convicted, it might limit her option to take the stand during her murder trial, because prosecutors could ask her whether she's ever been convicted and it would damage her credibility with the jury.
The expected plea is not etched in stone. Anytime between now and Monday afternoon, Casey could change her mind.
If Casey decides to go to trial, it might start Monday, even though the defense has not yet questioned alleged victim Amy Huizenga under oath. The judge has said in court that her check case would be resolved either with a plea or trial on January 25.
*Much more info at lonk!
VIDEO BILL SHEAFFER:Casey's Defense Team Expected To Plea
WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer talks about Casey Anthony's defense team who are expected to bypass prosecutors and take their chances on a plea with the judge. 1/20/10
VIDEO BILL SHEAFFER: Legal Expert On Expected Casey Plea Deal
WFTV legal expert Bill Sheaffer talks about the expected plea deal in the Casey Anthony check fraud case. (01/19/10)
Fraud Guilty Plea Could Work Against Anthony
Back-To-Back Hearings Slated For Next Week
POSTED: 5:02 pm EST January 20, 2010
UPDATED: 5:39 pm EST January 20, 2010
A guilty plea could open the door for prosecutors to impeach any of her statements introduced in the murder trial in which Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the disappearance of her daughter, Caylee Anthony.
"If you get guilty to five felonies and suddenly the jury gets the picture this person can't be trusted," defense attorney Richard Hornsby said.
If Anthony goes through with pleading guilty to bank fraud Monday, Hornsby said prosecutors can use that plea to refute any of her statements introduced in the upcoming murder trial.
"That's very important. Even if she doesn't get on the stand and testify, they already damaged her credibility by showing she's been convicted of a felony," Hornsby said.
"She has little to gain by going to trial she doesn't have a valid defense," he said.
The check fraud hearing is set for Monday afternoon, and another hearing has just been set for Tuesday on the defense motion to get more access to the records of Texas Equusearch.
*Much more info at link!
Video: Fraud Guilty Plea Could Work Against Anthony 1:35
Now that sources said Casey Anthony is on the verge of pleading guilty to bank fraud Monday, prosecutors will be able to use that against in the murder case. (Richard Hornsby)
Casey Anthony: What next? I’m scratching my head
Caylee and Casey Anthony, WFTV — posted by halboedeker on January, 20 2010 6:25 PM
WFTV-Channel 9 reported tonight that Casey Anthony’s attorneys evidently plan to take their chances with Judge Stan Strickland in the check-fraud case.
I think that’s what she’s saying. Of course, this story leaves a lot of room for speculation until we hear from Anthony on Monday.