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Casey's Lawyers Depose Lead FBI Agent On Case
Casey Anthony's lawyers are deposing the lead FBI agent on the case Thursday, Special Agent Nick Savage. Savage and other federal agents were called in to investigate the out-of-state leads.
Former meter reader Roy Kronk's son was to be deposed Thursday as well, but court records show Brandon Sparks is not cooperating. Sparks claims Kronk, who found Caylee's remains, appeared to have inside information.
On Friday, Judge Belvin Perry will again hear arguments on whether to seal some of Casey Anthony's jail records. The new argument is based on a recent appeals court ruling.
However, prosecutors say the ruling isn't relevant in the case, because it applies to personal phone calls and not phone, visitation and jail account records.
Meanwhile, one of Casey's defense witnesses, who is under investigation for allegedly falsifying records, has a new lawyer. Texas EquuSearch volunteer Laura Buchanan has hired a Fort Lauderdale attorney.
Buchanan is accused of trying to help Casey by falsifying search records to make it appear that Caylee's body was not in the woods three months before she was found there.
Casey Anthony To Attend Court Hearing
Mother Charged With Murder In Death Of Caylee Anthony
Casey Anthony, who is charged with murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee, is expected to attend a court hearing Friday in Orlando.
The Orlando Sentinel has filed a motion seeking to keep Anthony's jail records open to the public, an issue scheduled to be debated at the 1:30 p.m. hearing, which will be streamed live on ClickOrlando.com.
Casey Status Hearing Friday: What To Expect
Judge Belvin Perry is expected to hear the defense’s arguments next week over two recently filed motions.
One asks for Perry to reconsider previous rulings over the public’s access to Anthony’s jail records, such as commissary purchases and visitors logs. The second pertains to a motion asking for Perry to set a budget for penalty phase costs that new defense lawyer Anne Finnell would incur.
Anthony defense attorney also filed a motion this week seeking to double the amount of investigative hours granted to the defense. Perry set a cap in May of 300 in-state investigative hours. The new motion asks for another 300 hours, at a cost of up to $12,000.
Perry may also consider motions filed by the defense to limit how many records from the Orange County Jail are made available to the public.
Casey Anthony: How much more time does defense want for investigator?
Why is Casey Anthony’s defense team seeking more time for its private investigator?
“We need more investigation and they have to get paid,” defense attorney Cheney Mason told WOFL-Ch. 35’s Holly Bristow. “The state can send all the investigators they want, from any agency they want, with no budget.”
Bristow interviewed Mason and defense attorney Jose Baez as they walked outside the courthouse. Mason did all the talking. Baez, wearing sunglasses, walked along silently.
Bristow wanted to know if that will be the end. “No,” Mason said. “It’s going to take a lot more than that.”
Bristow asked why the defense is doing so much investigation late in the game. “They [the state] are late in the game at disclosing evidence to us,” Mason said.
Video Report: Casey Anthony's lawyers are deposing the lead FBI agent on the case Thursday, Special Agent Nick Savage. (10/28/10)
FBI agent questioned by Casey's defense
Video Report in Article!!
What were hoping to learn from Nick Savage this morning?" asked FOX 35.
"I couldn't tell you that," said Casey's attorney, Cheney Mason. "That would be too much on specific evidence. He was very cooperative and helped," Mason said.
Casey Anthony and her defense team will be heading back into court Friday. They're asking the judge for more money to pay their investigator for another 300 hours of work.
But Jose Baez, her lead defense attorney, maintains his team must provide a comprehensive and competent defense against what he called the "open checkbook" enjoyed by the prosecution in this murder case. Anthony, 24, is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Marie.
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