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Anthonys pushing for private funeral for Caylee in jail with Casey

January 27, 2009

Brad Conway, attorney for George and Cindy Anthony has announced that he is negotiating a private service for Caylee that includes a family reunion with Casey Anthony in the jailhouse.  Conway said he’s hoping to know by the end of the week if this will happen.  According to this article, George and Cindy have been working since Caylee’s remains were found on plans for the private service.

Attorney Tom Luka, Lee Anthony’s lawyer said he hopes for, “some sort of reunification with the family, the whole family, Casey included, so they can grieve and say goodbye together.

Brad Conway said he hopes to  be able to reunite with Casey Anthony behind bars to grieve for the child she is charged with killing.

OC corrections officials have told WESH2 that because of the charges against Casey, policy prohibits her from leaving the jail for any service.  Now Mr. Conway says they’re trying to work out details so that the service can take place in jail with Casey. “We are trying to work with the jail,” said Conway.

The jail has not confirmed any of this. Spokesman Allen Moore said, “No such request has been received by OC Corrections. It is highly unlikely such a request would be granted.”

The Anthonys are also finalizing plans to hold a large public memorial for Caylee.  According to Conway, they are planning to make the announcement on Wednesday.

read the article here:

I don’t know what I think about this.  Actually, I do.  I  don’t think there should be any special concessions made for Casey Anthony and it has nothing to do with whether she’s thought to be innocent or guilty.  I just don’t think she should receive any special concessions for anything—-PERIOD.  Why should she receive any better or worse treatment than any other woman sitting in jail waiting to go to trial for the murder of her child?  No favors.  No special attention.  No family in a private meeting.  No funeral in jail.  No nothing–unless the jail is prepared to offer the same privileges to every other inmate in her same circumstance.

Bury that poor baby.  Stop putting it off, stop trying to get special privileges, don’t worry about any pomp and circumstance.  Just quietly bury the baby and have a simple public memorial.

65 Comments leave one →
  1. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 6:39 pm

    I do not believe they will get their wish. It is just too bizarre, and as far as I’m concerned, she said her goodbyes when she stamped her with the “heart of death” and threw her out like trash.

  2. Hilde permalink
    January 27, 2009 6:48 pm

    mystery I agree with You, no special concessions
    should be made for Casey unless they are made for all the Inmates in the same circumstances.
    There is a Reason why Casey is in Jail, she is charged with the Murder of her Child.
    I would hope the OC Corrections will make the right Decision.

  3. MAND permalink
    January 27, 2009 6:49 pm

    I agree totally seems they are always asking for some sort of special treatment..Dumbo with KC Conway with G&C..rules are made for a reason and you’re right if they are not going to be for all inmates then NO TO KC…this just makes her feel she is a special case…this really Pees me off.

  4. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 27, 2009 6:53 pm

    Don’t be too sure that they won’t get their way friendly mom. Nothing would surprise me in this case.

    The Anthonys have complained loudly that they have been recorded every time they came to see Casey (as is every other inmates conversations) and couldn’t talk with her “privately”. Is this just another attempt at getting some alone time with Casey?

  5. January 27, 2009 6:55 pm

    You go girl! You said it Mystery! I am in TOTAL agreement with you. Why should Crazy Casey get ANY special anything. OC better be prepared to offer EVERY single person in jail with the same fringe benefits that this twit wants. Crazy Casey had 31 days to give precious Caylee her good-byes and do the right thing INSTEAD she chose to enter a hot body contest and dance on a stripper pole. NO SPECIAL FAVORS!!!!!

  6. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 27, 2009 7:09 pm

    On NG they’re saying this whole thing is a ploy by her attorneys to show how distraught Casey is. A publicity stunt!!!!

  7. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 7:18 pm

    Now that I can agree with!! Just another publicity stunt. Everytime something new comes out pointing to Casey’s guilt, they pull another publicity stunt. I can’t see them getting their way. Like I said, do for one, do for all. I hardly think they are ready to take on funerals with everything else they are understaffed to deal with.

  8. mary permalink
    January 27, 2009 7:19 pm

    My husband is a retired corrections officer and I can insure you this happens alot when a family request it. Not all people can afford to hire duputys and sherriffs to escort inmates to funerals when father mother brother sister dies. It would only seem right that they allow this 20 minute private service to happened. They can cry foul if it is not allowed when others have done this for years. Most jails have a minister or chaplin and a place for prayer and a grieving family to have some private time. now If only the public and media would stay out of it. I say dont have a public memorial. This family is to fragle.

  9. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 27, 2009 7:22 pm

    NG just said the Baez has filed a motion trying to get the prosecution team thrown off the case! She’s saying not a chance in h*ll will they be thrown out.

  10. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 27, 2009 7:25 pm

    mary, I agree with you that it’s done under the circumstances you describe–but I think you might be wrong about it being done all the time for people that want to be at a service for someone they are accused of killing. I think that would be very unusual?

  11. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 7:26 pm

    We are not speaking of a funeral service of a loved one who died while you were behind bars. We are speaking of a funeral of a murder victim of the person behind bars. That’s comparing apples to oranges.

  12. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 7:28 pm

    As far as a public memorial sevice. That is up to them. I know I would not be offended, if they chose not to. I could certainly understand this being a private moment.

  13. mary permalink
    January 27, 2009 7:30 pm

    In this country we are innocent until proven guilty. I dont make the laws or rules the prison system will probably honor their request. She has not been found guilty yet. Dosent matter what we think it is the law of our country.

  14. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 27, 2009 7:48 pm


    the jail already said Casey is not eligible to attend the funeral of her daughter outside the jail because of the level of her charges.

    The jail spokesman also said it would be highly unlikely that they would honor a request to have a funeral in the jail.

    Maybe the rules are different in Florida? Anyone know?

  15. pdc629 permalink
    January 27, 2009 7:52 pm

    Why should Kasey get special treatment, I think she murdered that little girl because she was jealous of her. I cannot understand how her mother can possibly believe she may be innocent, she just does not behave like some one innocent, she still does not care about anyone except for herself. It breaks my heart everytime I see that little girl in the videos singing.

  16. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 27, 2009 7:56 pm

    She shouldn’t get special treatment–she should get whatever treatment any other inmate accused of murdering their child gets–and I don’t think that would entitle her to much!

  17. ostella permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:00 pm

    Everyday they give us a handful of new reasons to despise these people…every single one of them displays the worst possible qualities of humanity.

  18. MAND permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:03 pm brother was a an O. prison and he said he has never heard of such a members..yes but not the victim.
    My girlfriends son is a CO. at a local facility and he also said he has never heard of such a request..the members..not victim.
    It’s to late for the public and media to stay out of it..they have been invited in over and over as long as it serves their purpose..but want to shut the door when it’s not..sorry but they have to take the good with the bad so to speak.

    I would be inclined to agree with the publicity stunt theory.

  19. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:19 pm

    I with you Mand, some people just talk out their a$$, instead of speaking facts. I am inclined to believe she will not have the right to do this, given her charges. I have never heard of anyone having a service at a prison. I called my girlfriend’s husband who is a police officer, and a friend of mine, who is a prison guard. Neither have ever heard of such a request being honored.

  20. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:20 pm

    Both of which have over 20 years in the business.

  21. niecey456 permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:21 pm

    Ok, I saw what Mary said and I’m sorry to say but Mary is sadly mistaken. I just searched Florida Law regarding prisoners and such services and there are absolutely No Statutes Or Provisions for services within a jail or prison. I live in Florida and I went to the State’s website. The only laws and provisions there are, are for trustees to leave and see a dying relative, or attend a dead relative’s services. Sorry Mary, but you are wrong on this one. Casey doesn’t even qualify for trustee as she is charged with Capital Murder.

  22. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:22 pm

    Mary, I think we understand the law of being innocent, until proven guilty. However, she is currently behind bars, and with that, are rules of the system. Sorry, sucks to be her.

  23. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:24 pm

    And Mary, if you’re looking for anyone to have an ounce of sympathy for Casey, you better find another blog site. We ain’t got none here.

  24. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:26 pm

    So Mystery are you getting anymore ice?
    We are getting it bad here…………thanks for sharing??? 🙂

  25. nellfire permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:27 pm

    There is no way they will allow a private funeral in the jail for the accused to attend memorializing her victim. If her grandpa had died while she was incarcerated, the family could meet with KC and the chaplain, possibly, for a brief service. Allowing this would set a precedent for all other inmates. I highly doubt it will happen, but in this case..who knows?

  26. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:32 pm

    Does anyone know the reason behind Bozo wanting to have the prosecution thrown out? What’s he whinning about now…cry baby.

  27. niecey456 permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:37 pm

    Casey can meet with the Chaplain anytime for prayer, she can see her family at visitations, and she can meet with her lawyer anytime. She cannot have any special services held. They don’t do them in Florida prisons or jails. I searched the Florida Constitutions for all laws and provisions governing inmates in jails or prisons. It will not happen. I do believe Baez knows that. This is a publicity stunt!

  28. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:37 pm

    You are correct Niecey. Casey threw her rights away, when she failed to report her missing. That is a fact that she admits to, and that is child neglect, let alone her other charges.

  29. niecey456 permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:38 pm

    Friendly Mom that is a publicity stunt as well! I don’t even believe the state tipped the bar anonymously. A private citizen did that. The state would charge him if he broke the law.

  30. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:39 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to look it up Niecey. I’m tellin ya’ you’ld make a great reporter. 🙂

  31. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:40 pm

    Are you saying that is his beef with the prosecution?

  32. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:43 pm

    The judge has to be getting fed up with the BS. He has his work cut out for him in keeping the circus performers in check.

  33. niecey456 permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:44 pm

    Yes! He’s saying someone from the State’s Attorney’s Office anonymously tipped the Florida Bar to investigate him for the media deals. He is also saying they won’t turn over evidence on the garbage bag in from the trunk and the maggots, and a few other things that Dr. Lee has not been able to test. He also complained that a forensic expert he hired was working for the state and he didn’t know it.

  34. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:47 pm

    Well, if he’d stop trying to make book and movie deals, he might have missed that detail. Baffoon

  35. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:48 pm

    might not have I meant to say

  36. niecey456 permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:50 pm

    He’s a Jerk Without A Case!!!
    I’m sorry I can’t stand the fact that our tax dollars are paying for all the court costs for him to misfile motions and file motions for stupid lost causes. The guy needs to grow a brain!

  37. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:51 pm

    Well, from my observation, the prosecution, and the Orange County investigators have been top notch, in remaining professional. I haven’t seen any of them fighting for the camera or microphone. Have you?

  38. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:52 pm

    I believe they feel confident that the evidence will do all the talking, and I am sure they do not want to do ANYTHING that could cause her to walk.

  39. niecey456 permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:53 pm

    No. They have done a great job! They have had more mercy and patience than Job.

  40. niecey456 permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:54 pm

    They should be highly commended, as Orlando is a huge city and they have done a phenonminal job on this one case.

  41. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:55 pm

    He is pre-school law trying to sit through a college class. His inexperience is showing. Everyone is picking on him……..if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

  42. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:55 pm

    Yes they have!!! I am proud of everyone of them.

  43. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:56 pm

    Yes, and they could be a lot harder on the family, but they have remained professional and compassionate.

  44. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 8:59 pm

    Desperate people do desperate things Niecey. He knows he hasn’t got much to work with. At best he may save her from the death sentence.

  45. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 9:00 pm

    I don’t believe I recall Scott Peterson’s attorney grasping straws like this. Do you?

  46. niecey456 permalink
    January 27, 2009 9:05 pm


  47. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 9:05 pm

    We are getting hammered with the ice!! On top of the 7 inches of snow we got last night. It’s gonna be fun trying to shovel our way out tomorrow. My girlfriend (who is a nurse) called and said as she was leaving the hospital, someone had just brought a young woman in who is in labor… snowmobile!! Wow, bet that was a hell of a ride.

  48. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 9:07 pm

    That woman lives 10 miles outside of town too.

  49. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 9:09 pm

    My kids just informed me we have a date tomorrow, we are building a snowman??? I told them, we may not be able to chisel through the ice.

  50. niecey456 permalink
    January 27, 2009 9:13 pm

    Wow!!! It was 73 degrees here today. We have a cold front coming though.
    Where did everybody go???

  51. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 27, 2009 9:21 pm

    I’m here. It’s sleeting to beat the band outside. My dogs wouldn’t even get off the porch!

  52. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 27, 2009 9:23 pm

    Thanks niecey for researching about the jailhouse funeral. I didn’t think it would be possible. I’m thinking Baez motion to get rid of the prosecution is just another publicity ploy.

  53. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 27, 2009 9:24 pm

    My guess is that Cindy Anthony filed the complaint against him. The Anthonys hate him and would like Casey to have a better attorney.

  54. niecey456 permalink
    January 27, 2009 9:26 pm

    Oooo Stay Warm Mystery!!!
    I think alot of people have been complaining about him. Alot of people are angry with him.

  55. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 27, 2009 9:30 pm

    Niecey, I think something big is comin’. What do you think?

  56. niecey456 permalink
    January 27, 2009 9:37 pm

    I really do! I am listening to Greta right now and Mark Fermon just said that the evidence Baez is whinning about is not even back from the FBI lab.

  57. niecey456 permalink
    January 27, 2009 9:38 pm

    There is a reason for George losing it like he did and I think its more than meets the eye.

  58. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 27, 2009 9:40 pm

    Yes, I think he found out something that threw him over the edge. Maybe that Lee is involved somehow?

  59. niecey456 permalink
    January 27, 2009 9:43 pm

    I don’t know. You know I’m even wondering why Lee’s attorney put that out there about Lee, because Orange County denies seeking charges.

  60. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 27, 2009 9:45 pm

    I know. That was weird, too. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

    Think I’ll go curl up under the covers with a good book and get away from this for a while!

  61. niecey456 permalink
    January 27, 2009 9:46 pm

    Remember Conway did that about the Anthonys, and Orange county denied that they needed it. I’ve never heard of attorneys purposely raising suspicions about their clients.

  62. niecey456 permalink
    January 27, 2009 9:47 pm

    Goodnight Mystery.

  63. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 27, 2009 9:49 pm

    Me either. Gotta be a reason for it. I’m just not devious enough to figure it out!


  64. trensota permalink
    January 27, 2009 11:10 pm

    You know what I’m thinking? I hope they do get to have that special family service, because I’m thinking a chance for the family to all get together might result in some interesting new developments.

    For one, I wouldn’t be surprised if some family member tried to strangle Casey just to wipe that gosh-awful smirk off her face, and that’d give us all some small satisfaction. Plus, maybe now that we all know Caylee was not kidnapped and taken to Puerto Rico, maybe the family would like to ask Casey a few more questions, and maybe whilst spinning more and more creative answers, she might slip up and let some truth out…

    So, I’m saying, let’s give them this special family reunion, and just sit back and watch the show!

  65. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 28, 2009 8:09 am

    Kari–only if they video and tape it all. I don’t think they should be allowed to have “private” time.

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