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2010.03.05 - 07 Today's Current News - ***NO DISCUSSIONS HERE PLEASE ***
WFTV reported on their 5 pm newscast last night that the latest documents would be released to media/public on Wednesday March 10th. I have not been able to find this information on their web site, though.
New Evidence Soon To Be Released In Casey Case
Posted: 12:23 pm EST March 5,2010
Updated: 12:44 pm EST March 5,2010
Some of the prosecution’s evidence in the case against Casey Anthony will soon be released.
New discovery evidence will be released Wednesday morning. WFTV was told that it will include ten discs worth of DNA charts from the case.
More than 12,000 pages of evidence have already been released in the case.
Casey Anthony: More documents coming Wednesday
posted by halboedeker on March, 5 2010 1:48 PM
“We’re told it will include 10 discs’ worth of DNA charts from the case,” anchor Vanessa Echols said at noon today. “More than 12,000 pages of evidence have already been released in this case.”
Channel 6 exclusive:
Baez and AL have been paid $111,954 from KC's defense fund. The Dehfense wants her declared indigent for costs.
per Baez: "KC was willing and able to pay for her defense, but when the state changed their mind about the DP that obviously exhausted her ability to do so."
Defense Wants Help Paying For Casey's Defense
Motion Asks State To Pay Anthony's Defense Costs
Casey Anthony, indigent?
Updated: Friday, 05 Mar 2010, 11:17 PM EST
Published : Friday, 05 Mar 2010, 11:17 PM EST
Her attorneys say Casey doesn't have enough money for an expensive death penalty case. The motion means that the State would have to help pay out.
As a result, the defense is seeking state assistance to subsidize the costs of travel, serving subpoenas, hiring experts to interpret evidence and transcripts, deposing in- and out-of-state witnesses and investigating all aspects of the case.
A judge will have the final say.
*Video Included In Article!
Casey Anthony case: Defense wants state to cover costs
9:04 p.m. EST, March 5, 2010
In a statement released this evening, Anthony spokeswoman Liz Brown said the defense team has incurred "extensive costs" defending the 23-year-old mother in the first-degree murder case. She would not specify a dollar figure.
The statement says initial cost estimates to defend Anthony have skyrocketed since the state decided to seek the death penalty. If Anthony is to receive a fair trial, the government needs to pay the cost of travel, serving subpoenas, hiring experts, deposing witnesses and investigating "all aspects of the case," her team contends.
"This assistance is critical to enabling the defense to interview the 100+ individuals on the State's witness list, investigate thousands of tips, and analyze complex forensic evidence," the statement reads.
The statement says Anthony's attorneys were filing a motion for the financial assistance Friday. It was not in the court file when the Orlando Sentinel inspected it shortly before 5 p.m..
Casey Anthony: Defense asks state to pick up costs, WKMG reports
posted by halboedeker on March, 5 2010 6:17 PM
The bottom line: The defense wants taxpayers to pay for such items as depositions, transcripts, investigators, legal research, expert witness fees and travel expenses — costs that Pipitone said could reach $200,000 to $300,000.
This request would not affect the attorneys’ fees, Pipitone said.
Defense attorney Jose Baez told Pipitone that the death penalty changed circumstances for his client. That change “exhausted” Anthony’s ability to pay for her defense.
UPDATED: Defense Wants Help Paying For Casey's Defense
Posted: 6:30 pm EST March 5,2010
Updated: 10:30 am EST March 6,2010
Casey Anthony’s defense team asked a judge Friday to declare her indigent, for some of the costs of her case. Orange County taxpayers would pay for part of the trial, if a judge accepts the motion.
“The defense team is faced with extensive costs to defend Miss Anthony, ensure she receives a fair trial, and prevent the State from taking her life. The initial cost estimates for defending Miss Anthony have been far exceeded by the additional costs incurred since the State’s decision to pursue the death penalty. As a result, the defense is seeking state assistance to subsidize the costs of travel, serving subpoenas, hiring experts to interpret evidence and transcripts, deposing in- and out-of-state witnesses and investigating all aspects of the case,” the defense team’s media spokesperson wrote in a release issued early Friday evening.
Eyewitness News found out the fees for Anthony's attorneys would not be included in what taxpayers have to pay.
Since taxpayer dollars could be involved, the judge could question Anthony's attorneys about any possible book or movie deals that may be planned. If Anthony does have money coming in from any such deals, she would be obligated to reimburse the county.
VIDEO REPORT: State May Pay For Casey's Defense 2:28
Video: Motion Asks State To Pay Anthony's Defense Costs 4:15
Defense attorneys for Casey Anthony are asking taxpayers to shoulder some of the defense costs in her murder trial.
UPDATED: Should Taxpayers Pay For Casey Anthony’s Defense?
Saturday, March 06, 2010 7:13:15 AM
Casey Anthony’s lawyers said it is time for Florida taxpayers to help pay for her defense. A representative for Anthony’s defense team said they have filed a motion asking the government to pay for the cost of their travel, along with money for serving subpoenas, hiring experts and deposing witnesses.
The defense said the assistance is needed to subsidize their costs, especially since they said they have to interview more than 100 people on the prosecution’s witness list, investigate thousands of tips and analyize complex forensic evidence. It was not immediately known how much money Casey’s lawyers wanted. The defense has been tight-lipped throughout the case regarding how they were being paid in the first place, and who was footing the bill.
Casey Anthony Asks For Help With Defense Costs
Attorneys Filing Motion To Determine Anthony Indigent
POSTED: 8:17 pm EST March 5, 2010
UPDATED: 9:21 pm EST March 5, 2010
The initial cost estimates for defending Anthony have been far exceeded by the additional costs incurred since the state’s decision to pursue the death penalty, the defense team claims.
As a result, the defense said it's seeking state assistance to subsidize the costs of travel, serving subpoenas, hiring experts to interpret evidence and transcripts, deposing in- and out-of-state witnesses and investigating all aspects of the case.
Attorneys said the assistance is critical to enabling the defense to interview the 100-plus individuals on the state’s witness list, investigate thousands of tips and analyze complex forensic evidence.
Casey Anthony: Judge will declare Casey Anthony indigent for costs, WFTV analyst predicts
posted by halboedeker on March, 6 2010 7:01 AM
“This judge will not deny this motion,” WFTV-Channel 9 analyst Bill Sheaffer predicted.
The notion that taxpayers would have to help pay for Anthony’s defense might outrage some readers. But Sheaffer predicted the change would speed up the case because the state would have more control. Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee.
WFTV anchor Liz Artz this morning said the station had learned Anthony is keeping her legal team instead of getting a state-appointed attorney. But Artz offered no details.
Anthony says she is broke again in an affidavit she signed Tuesday, Pipitone said.
Yet Pipitone outlined that Anthony paid $22,500 to defense attorney Andrea Lyon for costs and $89,400 to defense attorney Jose Baez. Lyon is working pro bono. An affidavit did not break down Baez’s money between costs and fees.
*More at link!
*Thanks salvarenga! :blowkiss:
Casey Anthony's Most Recent Jail Visitor's Log with time and datestamps:
Criminal Murder Case Docket Updated!
Events & Orders of the Court
03/02/2010---Notice of Taking Deposition Upon Oral Examination
03/05/2010---Correspondence---from James McIntyre
Cases of Missing Women and Young Girls Get Varying Media Attention
Some Missing Persons Cases Captivate the Country While Others Get Little Notice
March 7, 2010
Hundreds of thousands of children are reported missing every year. A hundred or so turn out to be the result of foul play, and only a handful of those get the kind of media scrutiny that King's case got. Ernie Allen, president of the Center for Missing and Exploited Children, says the cases that get the most attention tend to involve pre-teen children where it's immediately apparent that foul play by a stranger, not a family member, is suspected.
There have been countless high-profile cases involving young girls, including the disappearances of Caylee Anthony, Jessica Lunsford, Somer Thompson and Madeleine McCann, whose story went global because of her telegenic look and her media-savvy parents.
Robert Thompson, a professor of television and popular culture at Syracuse University, explains that the reason the media tends to go in a frenzy around these types of cases is really because of a self-fulfilling prophecy. "Once one of these stories is decided to be covered, there's no turning back," Thompson said. "You've sent your reporters and your trucks to it, and you become invested in it. You start building interest in the story, and your audience wants to hear more about it, so you keep everyone there to continue reporting on it."
Quoting from a Scripps Howard study, Times continues, "One study showed that about 35,000 kids went missing one year, and a little more than half of those were white, but about 67 percent of stories covered by The Associated Press were about white children."
*More at link!
WATCH: Different Responses to Missing Girls
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