LE is not under any 'obligation' to release the preliminary finding to the defense or media. Technically, once a preliminary id is made by the ME, it is generally accepted as accurate evidence/conclusion. Because of the media frenzy surrounding this case, because the State is fully aware that the defense is clinging onto a probability that the science or forensic discovery could offer them an iota of 'doubt' i.e. if FBI does not corroborate the ME report or vice-versa, KC could walk.
I am just baffled by a] all the ruckus raised about "cruelty to the Anthony's" and, b] The 'Dream' Team's annoyance at being denied access to the medical examination.
It is really hard, no matter how much one sympathises/empathises with the Anthony's to assume that they in fact believed their grand-daughter was alive. Without being repetitive, they both knew from get go - they knew. The know now too. The remains were Identified and LE would not have gone to their home unless there was incriminating evidence, pp should stop belabouring this point.
After the emergency court hearing yesterday, Linda Baden told reporters that she respected the judge's decision and felt that he was observing Florida statutes - nevertheless it was a pity that they did not open up this process to include the defense. On Geraldo, she appeared rather dismayed at this denial. Sigh. They are headed in the direction of discrediting the report/s.