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2010.02.05 - 07 Today's Current News - ***NO DISCUSSIONS HERE PLEASE ***
"Juror Surveys Call Casey’s Attorney “Rat,” “Jerk”"
as reported by WFTV
video link with BSheaffer discussing juror surveys.
UPDATED: Juror Surveys Call Casey’s Attorney “Rat,” “Jerk”
Posted: 5:43 pm EST February 5, 2010
Updated: 6:32 pm EST February 5, 2010
There were a lot of negative descriptions of Casey's defense attorney, Jose Baez, when he questioned potential jurors in an Osceola County case he was defending in December 2008, just four days after Caylee's remains were found.
Baez was described as an “ambulance chaser and rat,” “a jerk” who “should find another line of business,” “not a good lawyer” who is “full of himself” and “is out to become famous.” Baez apparently was worried there was fallout over defending Casey and the answers he got proved there was.
“It's called damage control. What are we going to do to limit the damage to my current clients, my future clients and, ultimately, the damage to Casey Anthony,” WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said Friday.
One potential Osceola County juror, just three months ago, explained what he knew about Casey's case with one word, “guilty.”
A little less than half the people questioned in both cases said they did not know a lot about Casey's case. While the surveys are not scientific, it could mean that if her trial doesn't happen for another year and a half, they'll at least try to find a jury in Orlando.
*Much more at link!
PDF JUROR SURVEY: December 2008 Trial
PDF JUROR SURVEY: November 2009 Trial
BILL SHEAFFER: Will Image Of Baez Hurt Casey At Trial? 14:27
WFTV's legal expert talks about Jose Baez's reputation after reviewing jury surveys from two of his trials. (02/05/10)
VIDEO REPORT: Will Jose Baez's Image Hurt Casey's Case In Court? 2:44
WFTV's legal expert tackles the question after jury surveys were uncovered. (02/05/10)
Casey Anthony: How is case affecting Jose Baez’s image?”
posted by halboedeker on February, 5 2010 6:25 PM
But Belich noted that time eased the fury directed at Baez: Negative comments dropped from 13 to just two a year later in another case. In that case, in which 80 potential jurors were surveyed, four had good things to say about Baez and 30 had no opinion.
Almost half those surveyed in both cases said they didn’t know a lot about Anthony’s case, Belich said. That statistic stood out.
What did it all mean? “It’s not scientific, but it could mean that if her [Anthony's] trial doesn’t start here in another year and a half, that they might at least try to find a jury here,” Belich speculated.
Posted by Melissa Finlay On February - 6 - 2010
If Casey Anthony didnt kill Caylee, then who is looking for the killer?
In a scenario all too familiar with high profile cases, a murderer (or murderess) pleads not guilty and claims his or her innocence, while family and friends rally to support the one accused.
However, what is also a common scenario with many cases is the sudden silence that falls upon the one accused, as well as their family and friends. For instance, if a real killer is on the loose, then why isnt anyone demanding justice, offering a reward, or seeking information on the real killer? If Casey Anthony didnt kill her daughter, then why isnt anyone looking for the real killer, why isnt Casey!............more at link
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