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UPDATED: New motions to be heard in Anthony murder trial
Updated: Tuesday, 01 Jun 2010, 2:22 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 31 May 2010, 10:07 PM EDT
On Tuesday, Anthony's attorneys will be fighting to keep the public from seeing who is visiting her; they want those visitor logs sealed. Attorneys are also asking Judge Belvin Perry to overturn some rulings in the case made by the original judge on the case, Stan Strickland, that did not go their way. The defense also wants the judge to force the State to be more specific as to why prosecutors are asking for the death penalty. Finally, Casey's defense team wants prosecutors to hand over any and all forensic information they have not received.
Today's Casey Anthony hearing starts at 2 p.m. One of the motions to be argued today: Casey Anthony's defense team wants the jail visitor log sealed. FOX 35 put in a public records request to see who has been visiting Casey Anthony in behind bars. In the month of May, the 24 year old only had five visitors. Jose Baez visited once. Michelle Medina, who is an attorney at the Baez Law Firm, visited twice. Andrea Lyon and her private investigators Mortimer Smith also visited Casey Anthony last month. Other visitors have included Jeanene Barrett, she's a mitigation specialist. She will working on saving Casey from the death penalty if Casey is found guilty of murdering her daughter. Casey's parents minister also visited once. That was in December of 2008, about a week after 2 year old Caylee's remains were found.
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Casey Anthony Hearing Slated For Tuesday
Judge To Hear Motions Regarding Reconsidering Rulings, Forensic Evidence
POSTED: 6:39 am EDT May 31, 2010
UPDATED: 7:12 am EDT May 31, 2010
Anthony's lawyers have filed motions asking Judge Belvin Perry to throw out the death penalty option. They argue that prosecutors haven't explained their justifications for death.
Perry will consider the request to reconsider four rulings in a hearing Tuesday. He will also hear a motion about forensic evidence.
Video: Anthony Defense, Prosecution Argue Over Evidence
UPDATED: More Death Penalty Motions Expected In Casey Case
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 6:19:19 AM
Casey Anthony's defense team wants the motions reconsidered by Judge Belvin Perry now that Strickland stepped down. There will also be more challenges to the death penalty. The defense says the state hasn't justified its case. Last week, the state responded saying it's too soon to make a decision. Perry will likely make a final decision Tuesday.
Later this week, the defense will begin a vigorous schedule of depositions. On Friday, three people are set to be questioned under oath, including two sheriff's officials and Casey’s ex-boyfriend, Ricardo Morales. This will be the first round of depositions that are scheduled nearly every week, for the rest of summer.
Video: More Depositions Ahead
http://www.cfnews13.com/MediaPlayer...ycourtpreview_053120101031&cat=CAC&title=More Depositions Ahead
UPDATED: Casey Anthony Injured In Fall At Courthouse
POSTED: Tuesday, June 1, 2010
UPDATED: 3:08 pm EDT June 1, 2010
Orange County Corrections Department spokesman Allen Moore said Anthony fell in the courthouse while being transported to the courtroom and suffered what appeared to be minor injuries. Anthony's restraints became entangled and she fell forward, but escorting officers were unable to catch her before she fell, Moore said. Anthony is currently being seen by medical personnel in an undisclosed location. Moore said the incident appears to be "purely an accident." Orange County Corrections Internal Affairs will conduct an inquiry into the incident, which is routine procedure. Anthony's defense team has been made aware of the incident.
Meanwhile, Anthony's defense team wanted the state to turn over forensic documents, including results on tests performed on evidence, but the state told the judge they didn't have the results. Other motions that will be addressed Tuesday include the use of certain forensic evidence.
Court officials told Local 6 the defense team is also asking the court to seal jail visitation logs
IMAGES: Today's Hearing 1-27
VIDEO: Judge Rules On Motions
UPDATED: Casey Anthony Falls At Courthouse, Misses Hearing
Judge Perry: 'Let's Get It Done'
POSTED: 6:19 am EDT June 1, 2010
UPDATED: 9:30 pm EDT June 1, 2010
Perry advised both the prosecution and the defense not to waste any time. "You've been working on this case for nearly two years," Perry said. There are deadlines and there comes a time when, or as close to as possible, all of the work needs to be done. You all know what needs to be done, so let's get it done." Judge Belvin Perry summoned a court reporter and the lead prosecutor to his chambers before the hearing to meet with the defense. It is not clear why the judge called for the prosecutor to meet with the defense.
Perry decided to seal records pertaining to Casey's visitation and said he will rule on that motion next week. Also, Anthony's defense argued the previous judge's ruling about an illegally made tape-recording of an investigator interview should be reversed. Perry decided that Judge Stan Strickland's ruling was sufficient and kept it.
Defense attorneys argued that they want prosecutors to share forensic information they have not received so far. Perry denied the motion.
Perry denied the defense's fourth motion. The judge said the state has done what he asked them to do and will not order them to reveal more about aggravating factors they plan to use in seeking death.
The defense argued they would like copies of email communications and said they already spent $1600 trying to obtain them. The prosecution said the records are waiting, but will cost $1500 in copying and labor fees. The judge allowed up to $2000 for the defense to retrieve the records.
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Video: Judge Perry: 'Let's Get It Done' 1:37
Judge Belvin Perry advised both the prosecution and the defense during a hearing in the Casey Anthony case not to waste any time.
Video: Casey Anthony To Appear In Court Today 1:19
Casey Anthony's defense wants the court to rule in their favor on four different motions in Orange County Court Tuesday afternoon.
Video: Casey Anthony Falls At Courthouse, Misses Hearing
UPDATED: Casey Anthony case: Casey Anthony fell at courthouse before hearing
Casey Anthony is not attending hearing and is being treated for minor injuries.
3:32 p.m. EDT, June 1, 2010
A hearing in the Casey Anthony case began shortly after 2 p.m. but she was not present. She suffered minor injuries when she fell at the courthouse while being transported to the courtroom. Her restraints became entangled and officers were unable to catch her before she fell. She is currently being seen by medical personnel in an undisclosed location, according to Orange County Jail spokesman Allen Moore. The incident appears to be an accident. Her attorney, Cheney Mason, waived her right to be in court.
*Defense wants specifics on State Attorney's decision to seek the death penalty
Perry said the state has complied with what he initially ordered. Perry denied the defense's request.
*Defense wants jail visitation records sealed
Perry said he would take the issue under advisement and would make a decision possibly by next week.
*Defense wants Perry to reconsider previous rulings
• Mason said they want the recorded interview of Joe Jordan, a Texas EquuSearch volunteer who illegally recorded a conversation he had with a defense investigator without the investigator's consent. The recording is not available to the defense and prosecutors feel like it would violate the law if they listened to it. The Jordan interview could be key to the defense if they want to prove someone else put Caylee's remains in the woods while Casey was incarcerated. Perry denied defense's request.
• The defense wants access to the grand jury testimony of George Anthony, Casey Anthony's father. Perry agreed with Strickland and denied the request.
• A motion to compel law-enforcement to provide tips they received in the case.
*Defense wants more evidence from state
Casey Anthony's defense wants Perry to order the state to provide the legal team with certain forensic evidence they argue should be released as part of the discovery process.
Perry told Baez to make a public records request and use the public money, which the judge approved for the defense, to pay for the documents. "Let's get it done," Perry told the attorneys. "You've been working on this case for nearly two years. There are deadlines. It comes a time when as close as to as possible all the work needs to be done.
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UPDATED: Casey A No-Show At Court Hearing After Falling
Posted: 6:53 am EDT June 1, 2010
Updated: 6:24 pm EDT June 1, 2010
"Casey Anthony suffered a fall in the courthouse while being transported to the courtroom and received what appear to be minor injuries when her restraints became entangled and she fell forward. Escorting officers were unable to catch her before she fell. She is currently being seen by medical personnel in an undisclosed location," Orange County Corrections spokesperson Allen Moore said in a release. "Based on all information available, this was purely an accident."
The first discussed Tuesday afternoon, once again, involved the defense asking to keep public records private. They don't want anyone to know who is visiting Casey in jail. "I will issue a ruling, hopefully, by sometime next week," Judge Perry said regarding the request to keep the records private.
The defense is also asking Judge Perry to reconsider some motions that Judge Stan Strickland had already ruled on before he recused himself from the case over defense concerns about his conversations with a blogger; when they asked the judge to step down, they did not cite any specific rulings he made that they believed to be unfair based on his dealings with the blogger. Judge Perry said that the rulings previously made will stand, though will reconsider a previous ruling regarding EquuSearch.
The defense is also claiming prosecutors weren't specific enough when they listed the five legal reasons they believe Casey should face a death sentence if she's convicted. "They have complied with the court's order," Judge Perry said after little discussion, ruling that the five legal reasons given are sufficient.
The defense was also pushing for the prosecution to provide tips that were received by law enforcement. Judge Perry granted the motion and asked the two parties to work together to get it done. Finally, Judge Perry denied the motion for additional discovery and bench notes, but said the defense could refile a more specific motion as warranted.
WHAT'S NEXT IN THE CASE?
Casey will not have to attend the next court hearing in the case. There's a status hearing set for June 21; Casey is no longer required to appear at status hearings.
Meanwhile, prosecutors are also expected to release more evidence in the case in the coming weeks.
*More at link!
COURT HEARING: Part One
COURT HEARING: Part Two
COURT HEARING: Part Three
COURT HEARING: Part Four
SLIDESHOW: Images From Inside Courtroom
VIDEO REPORT: Judge To Hear Several Motions In Casey Hearing
VIDEO REPORT: Casey Injured, Misses Hearing
*Added for reference for today's hearing!
DOCUMENT: Prosecutor's Response
*FYI: Live Coverage For Today's Hearing Begins On Court TV at 12pm!!!
UPDATED: Casey Anthony Still Faces Death Penalty
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 10:10:21 PM
Casey Anthony's attorneys returned to an Orange County courtroom Tuesday afternoon to fight to get the death penalty taken off the table. But Judge Belvin Perry said the death penalty will still stand.
The state quickly did that, listing five of the possible 15:
1.The victim was younger than 12 years old.
2.The victim was particularly vulnerable because her killer was her mother.
3.Murder was committed during aggravated child abuse.
4.Murder was cold, calculated and premeditated.
5.Murder was especially atrocious.
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*4:02 p.m. - Motions are being heard centering the Oakridge Laboratory, the "Body Farm" Jose Baez said it's a science experiment. State says it's novice. Judge Perry appears to want Baez to do deposition of the doctors first.
*3:15 p.m. - Judge denies motion concerning death penalty.
*3:04 p.m. - Strickland’s ruling still stands regarding George Anthony. Defense will not get grand jury testimony of George Anthony.
*2:54 p.m. - Judge Perry rules Judge Stan Strickland's ruling on the Joe Jordan motion will stand.
*2:44 p.m. - Talking about motions by disqualified judge, specifically Joe Jordan recording. Mason says the tape could show someone else dumped remains. Casey was in jail when remains were found. Mason says Jordan's testimony could create reasonable doubt
*2:33 p.m. - Judge Belvin Perry will take the issue of the visitor log under advisement. A ruling is expected sometime next week.
*2:22 p.m. - Orange County corrections says they have to follow public records law. Officials said there is no provision for what defense is asking for. There are 94 other inmates charged with capital murder. They said they can't play favorites.
*2:07 p.m. - Judge just met privately with state and defense. Then attorney Jose Baez came out and met privately with Brad Conway and Cindy Anthony. George Anthony is not in the courtroom
*2:07 p.m. - Casey Anthony was not in the courtroom. Court officials said she suffered a fall and is receiving medical attention. Her presence was waived.
Video: Death Penalty Stands
http://www.cfnews13.com/MediaPlayer...enaltystands_060120100740&cat=CAC&title=Death Penalty Stands
Video: Casey Case Back In Court
http://www.cfnews13.com/MediaPlayer...ZYxCaseyNoon_060120100107&cat=CAC&title=Casey Case Back In Court
Video: Defense Tries to Save Casey’s Life
http://www.cfnews13.com/MediaPlayer...xCaseyAM_060120100847&cat=Local&title=Defense Tries to Save Casey’s Life
You can go here and click on the "Aggravating Factors by State" and the "Mitigating Factors by State", and compare what DA has to show for death penalty and what defense team has to show to stop death penalty.
Casey Anthony Still Faces Death Penalty
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 4:17:49 PM
Reported by Jacqueline Fell and Mark Jenkins
ORLANDO -- Judge Belvin Perry said the death penalty will still stand.
4:02 p.m. - Motions are being heard centering the Oakridge Laboratory, the "Body Farm" Jose Baez said it's a science experiment. State says it's novice. Judge Perry appears to want Baez to do deposition of the doctors first.
3:15 p.m. - Judge denies motion concerning death penalty.
3:04 p.m. - Stricklands ruling still stands regarding George Anthony. Defense will not get grand jury testimony of George Anthony.
2:54 p.m. - Judge Perry rules Judge Stan Strickland's ruling on the Joe Jordan motion will stand.
2:44 p.m. - Talking about motions by disqualified judge, specifically Joe Jordan recording. Mason says the tape could show someone else dumped remains. Casey was in jail when remains were found. Mason says Jordan's testimony could create reasonable doubt
2:33 p.m. - Judge Belvin Perry will take the issue of the visitor log under advisement. A ruling is expected sometime next week.
2:22 p.m. - Orange County corrections says they have to follow public records law. Officials said there is no provision for what defense is asking for. There are 94 other inmates charged with capital murder. They said they can't play favorites.
2:07 p.m. - Judge just met privately with state and defense. Then attorney Jose Baez came out and met privately with Brad Conway and Cindy Anthony. George Anthony is not in the courtroom
2:07 p.m. - Casey Anthony was not in the courtroom. Court officials said she suffered a fall and is receiving medical attention. Her presence was waived
Casey Anthony Injured In Fall At Courthouse
UPDATED: 4:12 pm EDT June 1, 2010
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Casey Anthony was injured in a fall at the OC Courthouse, according to the OCCD.
IMAGES: Today's Hearing http://www.clickorlando.com/slideshow/news/23756909/detail.html
Anthony chipped a tooth and busted her lip in a fall after exiting an Orange County Corrections Department van at the courthouse.
Allen Moore said Anthony's restraints became entangled and she fell forward, but escorting officers were unable to catch her before she fell.
The incident appeared to be "purely an accident," and Anthony was taken to an undisclosed location for medical treatment.
Orange County Corrections Internal Affairs will conduct an inquiry into the incident, which is routine procedure.
Anthony's defense team was made aware of the incident, and waived her right to appear at the hearing.
Casey Anthony injured in courthouse fall
Updated: Tuesday, 01 Jun 2010, 3:26 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 01 Jun 2010, 3:12 PM EDT
3 PM update from FOX 35 reporter Holly Bristow:
Casey Anthony suffered a fall in the courthouse shortly before a hearing was to begin at 2 p.m. The hearing is proceeding without Anthony "Escorting officers were unable to catch her before she fell," said jail spokesman Allen Moore. "Based on all information available, this was purely an accident."
Anthony has received treatment from medical personnel in an undisclosed location. Orange County Corrections Internal Affairs will be conducting an inquiry, which is standard procedure according to Moore. "I am told her legal team is aware of the incident," Moore added.
Before the hearing began, Anthony's attorneys Jose Baez and Cheney Mason met behind closed doors. Then a prosecutor and the court reporter were asked to join them. Then everyone came out and Baez pulled Casey's mother, Cindy, and her attorney out into the hallway for a quick discussion. It was shortly after their meeting that Judge Perry allowed Cheney Mason to waive her presence as soon as court was in session.
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*2-Videos Included In Article!
*FYI: Hearing Videos Added Wirh WFTV's Post #8 Above!
**All Articles Have Been Updated With New Videos/Images &Changed Headlines! :winko:
Casey A No-Show At Court Hearing After Falling, attorney Cheney Mason waived her right to appear at the hearing.
Updated: 4:58 pm EDT June 1, 2010
Casey Anthony wasn't present in court for a hearing in the murder case after falling at the courthouse.
Full Story http://www.wftv.com/news/23752570/detail.html
SLIDESHOW: Images From Inside Courtroom http://www.wftv.com/slideshow/news/23757351/detail.html
Part 1 http://www.wftv.com/video/23758629/index.html
Part 2 http://www.wftv.com/video/23758968/index.html
Part 3 http://www.wftv.com/video/23759282/index.html
The first major hearing in the case against Casey that she did not attend. Ironically, it was after she requested that she not be forced to go to court.
The judge has already told Casey she's required to attend all of her court hearings, but the judge went on with the hearing without her after her fall.
Casey's defense team got shot down on every argument except for the request to keep her jail visitation logs sealed.
The judge expects to rule on that next week.
The judge did not override the previous rulings by Judge Stan Strickland.
To keep sealed a secret recording of a defense interview with a TES volunteer who claimed he searched the spot where Caylee's remains were later found and found nothing months earlier.
To keep sealed Casey's father's grand jury testimony that helped get Casey indicted for murder.
Judge Perry diplomatically told the defense to get moving already with its work on the case.
The defense would not tell WFTV where Casey was being treated and would not give us any specifics of her injuries, but her mother, Cindy, stayed in court for the hearing.
George Anthony, was not in court for the second hearing in a row.
KTVA 11 - CBS Alaska
Casey Anthony Injured in Courthouse Fall
CBS NEWS - ORLANDO (CBS/WKMG) Created: 06/01/2010 05:26:32 PM PDT
Casey Anthony Still Faces Death Penalty
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 10:10:21 PM
“We should be told what we’re charged with, what we’re facing, what exactly their aggravating factors are, and how they intend to prove it,” defense attorney Andrea Lyon said in May, when a slew of death penalty motions were heard.
The defense may have scored one victory.
The judge will rule sometime in the next week whether people who visit Anthony can be kept confidential.
After the hearing, the Anthony family attorney, Brad Conway, told News 13 he plans to revisit trying to get the Anthonys to be able to do video visits with their daughter in jail.
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