- Aug 21, 2008
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Casey Anthony attorney withdraws venue motion after secret meeting
Judge denies Casey Anthony's defense team motion to exclude George and Cindy Anthony from courtroom at the upcoming murder trial.
By Anthony Colarossi and Amy Pavuk, Orlando Sentinel
2:04 p.m. EDT, May 6, 2011
George and Cindy Anthony will be allowed to attend their daughter's first-degree murder trial, beginning with jury selection in an unknown county Monday, Chief Judge Belvin Perry ruled this afternoon. The defense wanted to keep them out, stating that Casey Anthony's right to a fair trial could be affected because her parents are also witnesses in the case.
Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez, withdrew his motion opposing the venue change.
Details about why he filed or withdrew the motion were not made public because it is under seal.