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Sadness Revisited

This recreation of the crime of murder that was Caylee Marie Anthony’s fate at the hands of her mother, gives us a short look and audio clips of the beginning of the crime. At least the beginning as we know it to date. It had been going on for a long time and I really believe that Cindy and George were next if she hadn’t been caught at this point. She was looking for freedom, money, the house  and more. The sad wail is why couldn’t it be stopped earlier to save Little Caylee’s life?

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Will They Even Understand What the Scientists Say?

The Casey Anthony defense team traveled to  Knoxville this week to depose key scientific expert witnesses who intend to use new scientific evidence in the case. Witnesses are affiliated with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The testimony of these experts covers  air samples taken from the trunk of Anthony’s vehicle and it’s trunk. The scientists found particles indicating a decomposed body spent time there. Those scheduled to be deposed Tuesday include Michael N. Burnett, Madhavi A. Martin and Mark Wise, according to court documents.

A fourth scientist scheduled to be deposed today is Arpad Alexander Vass. They all hold doctorate degrees and are affiliated with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, according to the documents. The defense has argued that this science is largely untested. They’re expected to continue challenging the use of this air-particle analysis in court, where it has never been used before. From what I see, the fact that it hasn’t been used before, is foolish since all scientific evidence at one point was unproven in any court at the time. I believe that Judge Perry will admit this evidence and lead the process of having it included in testimony and worthy of admittance into court proceedings. As thorough as Judge Perry is, you can bet he has been reading and studying up on it voraciously so that he is prepared.

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Y’all Come on in…

The new lawyers seem to thrive in the spotlight.  One has a book out and another was the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary.  Now, joining lead attorneys Jose Baez and Cheney Mason are Ann Finnell, a Jacksonville attorney and expert on the death penalty, Dorothy Clay Sims, an Ocala attorney who specializes in cross-examining medical experts, and Charles Greene, an Orlando attorney who will handle Casey’s civil case.  The defense is replacing lawyers it lost and says it had a tough time doing that. One of the new attorneys appears to be involved in helping the defense fight crucial evidence found in Casey’s car trunk.  Casey Anthony’s defense team held a news conference Tuesday to talk about its new lawyers. Sims was there and told WFTV about her expertise in cross-examining medical doctors and other expert witnesses.”I go around the country and cross-examine that expert to determine whether the science is legitimate or whether it’s junk science,” she said.Sims admits to not having extensive criminal experience, but it appears she’s helping the defense try to get air tests from Casey’s trunk, showing chemicals of human decomposition, thrown out. The tests have never been used in a criminal case before and the defense  will be questioning the experts who did those tests.”The revolving door of changing personnel does not change the facts in this case,” WFTV legal expert Bill Sheaffer said. “The facts are the circumstantial evidence that form the chain to establish guilt.

“Finnell, who will work on death penalty issues, was not there Tuesday. Her claim to fame is winning an acquittal for a 15-year-old boy accused in a tourist murder 10 years ago. It was the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary. With her, the defense team is now up to five.”Is this an indication that you’re worried?” WFTV reporter Kathi Belich asked attorney Cheney Mason.  “It might be to you, but it’s not to us. It’s an indication of total confidence. We’re up against the State Attorney’s Office that has changed its mind about the death penalty, not the death penalty, unlimited resources, a law firm of 150 people,” Mason said.    Orlando attorney Charles Green will be representing Casey against a defamation lawsuit filed by Zenaida Gonzalez, whose name is the same as the alleged nanny Casey said disappeared with Caylee, a woman investigators say does not exist.  “They all believe in the cause, our cause for justice, to try to get justice for Caylee, for Casey,” Baez said.Sheaffer says that could be, or there could be another reason.  “For notoriety, for financial gain,” Sheaffer said.    But they could suffer financial drain instead. Former defense team lawyer Andrea Lyon, who, despite having new book out, asked taxpayers to pay for her flights from Chicago because she could no longer afford to.”A case like this could be so polarizing that you, as a lawyer, are associated with your client and the act of your client,” Sheaffer said. If Casey is convicted and, especially if she’s sentenced to death for murdering her daughter Caylee, these lawyers could face humiliating finger-pointing from Casey’s appellate attorneys.  “You will be attacked. You will be caused to defend your actions,” Sheaffer said.  Four other attorneys have already come through and left either Casey or her parents.  In November 2008, Mark NeJame stopped representing Casey’s parents, partly because they wouldn’t follow his counsel during the search for Caylee.  In April, Todd Macaluso was disbarred and withdrew from Casey’s defense.  Three months later, lack of finances cost Casey her death penalty specialist, Andrea Lyon.  Last month, Brad Conway quit Casey’s parents over claims that Casey’s lawyers made false statements about him.

Now comes the time when we wait and watch.  We wait for new jumping back & jumping forth by the defense looking for a smidgen of reason of doubt. They can’t find it of course.  It never existed. So they will be left with creating it and that is the hard part. Created reason of doubt just screams out, “look at me! I am reasonable doubt that was created by the defense and their gaggle of Limelight seeking lawyer.


Another New Person Onboard the Casey Anthony Bus

Hold on to your seat belt, the bus is flying around the corner to picked up yet another lawyer type person to somehow fill the empty seat left by Andrea Lyon after she took the high road back to Chi-Town. Her name is Dorothy Sims and she operates out of Ocala, Florida. Dorothy’s specialty is to cross examine medical experts like the famous Dr. G who will undoubtedly be called to testify at Casey Anthony’s trial next May. They are hoping that her cross examination of the State’s experts, will show them as manufacturing facts. Personally, I believe that she will add nothing to the case and may in fact be shown as foolishly trying to create doubt where there is none.

I suggest that she will have a very limited role and will have virtually no meaningful input. Just another lawyer who is stepping into what they perceive to be the limelight so that they might be able to write a book or make some income with interviews, etc. Richard Hornsby has weighed in on the situation below in a video.

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Is Casey an entomologist?

I ask that question because it seems that in many of the home videos filmed of Caylee, when Casey is on the filming end, there is not one word of connection with Caylee while she is filming her. Much like an entomologist studying a bug, she films silently even when little Caylee attempts to get mommy to interact with her. Scary? Very much so. Does it show a complete lack of feeling and bond between mother and child? Absolutely. Watch and listen…


Lawsuit expanded to include Cindy Anthony

Gonzalez’s attorneys have amended their complaint by accusing Cindy Anthony, Casey’s mother, of spreading the defamation on television, DeForest added. Kasen has 20 days to respond to the amended complaint, DeForest said.

meancindyWFTV-Channel 9’s Mark Boyle noted that George and Cindy Anthony, Casey’s parents, had attended the hearing this morning. “They came and left without saying a single word,” Boyle said.

DeForest said more fireworks were expected Thursday in the civil suit. Gonzalez’s attorneys will ask the judge to force the Anthonys — George, Cindy and Casey’s brother Lee — to answer questions they sidestepped in videotaped depositions.

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Court Proceedings are on video in Zenaida Gonzales against Casey Anthony

5/19/09 Hearing
part 1

part 2

part 3

part 4

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