Casey Anthony is selling pictures of Caylee to pay for her high dollar defense
So Jose is pimpin’ more photos of Caylee for his girl, Casey according to eyewitness News WFTV reporter Kathi Belich.
And I guess he’s doing it out of necessity cuz’ he’s hired some high dollar experts to defend Casey Anthony. There are lots of nationally-known experts with a hand in this case, and they don’t come cheap. WFTV’s legal analyst, Bill Shaeffer said the effort to help pay these people by marketing photos to the media could cause a backlash in public opinion. He feels hiring all these hotshots from out of town could present a major problem for Baez in the long run. Florida jurors may resent them. Plus, their own notoriety may cause problems.
There are reports that Casey sold videos and photos of Caylee six months ago for almost $200,000.
“It’s a drop in the bucket, $200,000 in this case is a drop in the bucket when you take into consideration what Mr. Baez needs in order to devote his time and resources to this case,” Sheaffer said.
Shaeffer said the money is probably gone or almost gone and Baez’ fee alone will be six figures. The total cost of Casey’s defense could hit $1 million because of the high-powered experts Baez hired. Forensic expert Dr. Henry Lee, who helped get OJ Simpson acquitted, New York defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden, who represented rock and roll legend Phil Spector at his first murder trial that ended in a hung jury, and New York forensic expert Dr. Lawrence Kobilinsky are among them.
“I would say these experts run into the tens of thousands of dollars,” Sheaffer said.
The flat fees or hourly fees, Sheaffer said, could run from $500 to $750, plus expenses. Shaeffer said that selling more photos of Caylee could make the public dislike her even more, but because Casey is facing 1st degree murder charges she will do whatever is necessary to defend herself.
“One is going to do what one has to do,” Sheaffer said.
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I would not sell photos or videos of my deceased baby. I would not sell photos or videos of my deceased baby for sure if I were accused of killing her.
Casey Anthony does deserve a defense– as does everyone. No one is arguing that. But does she deserve a defense beyond what she can afford to pay? Jose, according to George, originally charged $5000 to defend Casey, and even that was out of her price range. A public defender was more in line with her pocket book. No one else in her position could just snap their fingers and voila! the dream team would appear.
In a matter of 6 months Jose Baez has gone from a 4 figure attorney to a 6 figure attorney. He didn’t get better overnight. No one else in his position could just snap their fingers and voila! be turned into a high powered lawyer. I don’t know which is more outrageous–that Casey Anthony is racking up a defense that will cost $1,000,000 and is trying to peddle pictures of Caylee to pay for it, or that Jose Baez, instead of resigning because he was in over his head, arrogantly raises his fee 200 fold. Only in America!