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Judge rules on Baez’ motion to stop release of photos showing Casey partying

March 2, 2009

casey-anthony-march-2 The release of the video showing Casey Anthony’s reaction to a body being found near her home has been delayed by Judge Stan Strickland.  Baez will be able to see the video before it is released and will have 15 days to file another motion if he objects to it.  He has not previously seen it.

Baez did not want the tape made public and in his motion he claims it violated Casey’s right to an attorney.    He says it also violated her patient and medical rights privacy because it was taped in the OC Jail’s medical clinic. He thinks it’s release will make it difficult to seat a fair jury in her murder trial.

Baez also challenged the release of 100’s of photos, claiming prosecutors are only doing it to embarrass and harass Casey. He said these photos had been on Photobucket and show her partying.   The judge did not rule on the release of those photos.

A second motion was filed Friday to stay the release of discovery, but no hearing has been requested for that information yet.   The prosecution confirmed that it is waiting to release another 1000 pages of evidence.

Judge Strickland tentatively set the date of her trial for October 12, 2009.

George and Cindy Anthony were at today’s hearing. They have not seen their daughter since in person since October 14th.

read about it here:

http://www.wesh.com/news/18830733/detail.html

It’s my understanding that these are not the “porn” pictures, but the ones we’ve all seen a million times on the internet. So what on earth is the point of blocking their release??  They were already public.  The pictures to me are a moot point in that respect.  However, I totally disagree that these pictures are irrelevant to the case as Baez would have us believe. I would think they would be HIGHLY relevant to the prosecution’s case.  If the dates that they were taken can be established as after Caylee disappearance, they would be unbelievably damning if they were to be entered into evidence for the jury to see.   No way are they irrelevant.  And no way does the prosecution just want to use them to embarrass and harass Miss Casey.  They want them to help CONVICT her!

Those pictures along with the video of her reaction to the discovery of the body, could easily be nails in her coffin, but I think,  taken by themselves, the pictures are worse for her than her reaction to the body being found.  The defense could argue that she was hyperventilating because she was AFRAID it would be her daughter and was horrified at the thought she might be dead.  The video could be interpreted several ways whereas the pictures could not. BUT, if you look at the tape alongside the video of her non-reaction when Padilla found possible remains at a separate location, then the prosecution would have a better chance of convincing a jury she hyperventilated because she knew the gig was up.

They’d have an even better chance of convincing a jury of that if they could also use the tape of Dominic Casey searching the same area with such “purpose” while talking on the telephone a full month before the body was discovered.  Add in Cindy’s statement that she sent her “people” to look there  and you have a pretty good case that Casey freaked because she KNEW it was Caylee they found.  JMO.

42 Comments leave one →
  1. The lunitic is on the grass permalink
    March 2, 2009 6:24 pm

    Well at least we have a court date !!yea!!Her wonder full parents were in court[sick].They looked fine too me,There 20 days are up soon are they not,get em in for deposition.Josey boy should be think’n deal,deal.This guy ain’t got a snowballs chance in hell of winning this one!!1000 pages to come, maybe this will have the report on the shoes..

  2. March 2, 2009 6:42 pm

    I think we all just saw the extent of power Baez has over Casey. I always felt it was her controlling him. She has a mental moment after finding out that her kid was just found where she left her and according to procedures the jail moves her to sick bay, (nurses station or whatever). Baez complains to the judge that he was prevented from seeing her at that time, DUH! He is not family, not a doctor nor is he the Wizard of Oz. What does he expect? It does show me that he is controlling every little move and wants to make sure she does not slip up and say the wrong thing. My guess is, it has to be his way or he walks. What a freak show.

  3. ostella permalink
    March 2, 2009 6:55 pm

    Yes and maybe also a report on the gatorade bottle and syringe. Why would the defense want to stay the release of THIS discovery unless it was somehow really damaging to their client?

  4. BEES KNEES permalink
    March 2, 2009 7:49 pm

    I want to say that I am so grateful that I have so many good blogs (threads?) to chose from here at WordPress. I don’t know how I would deal with this Caylee Anthony case if there wasn’t a place like this one where I can read other opinions and vent my own without fear of judgement. I’m sure everyone feels the same.

    The blogs that I personally appreciate and most often find myself on are:
    Niecy456’sWeblog
    It’s a Mystery!
    HumbleOpinion’s
    Half-pint
    and JohnInFlorida

    All the others are great too but I usually end up on one of these five. Thank you guys for doing such a great job as hosts to these sites. I credit you with my sanity. HEE!

  5. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 2, 2009 8:24 pm

    lunie- You are right. George and Cindy looked fine to me. They need to give their depositions. On NG tonight someone said that Casey’s parents are there representing her, but who was there to represent the victim? The answer was no one.

    John–Also on NG they talked about the new lawyer–he specializes in accident reconstruction. One of the lawyers on the show said that if the jury believes it was an accident they will be instructed by the judge that they have an obligation to acquit! Good grief! Surely no one could be convinced that it was an accident at this point.

  6. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 2, 2009 8:30 pm

    ostella-there must be some pretty good stuff in the next document dump for Baez to want it not released. I don’t recall him doing that before. Maybe it will include what was in that bottle and syringe and as Lunatic mentioned, what was found on the shoes.

    Bees Knees!

    Thank you for the wonderful compliment and for including me in such good company as Niecey, John, Humble, and Halfpint. They ARE the best! I’m sure they would agree with me that you and the other folks that choose to hang out with us are the best as well. Thank you for continuing to support us and each other.

  7. The lunitic is on the grass permalink
    March 2, 2009 8:41 pm

    Did anyone else notice the effect the dingdons are having on the Crazyone? look ‘n fatty.Time the bitch was put in general population,so she can get a taste of whats to come!!

  8. LVSusie permalink
    March 2, 2009 9:21 pm

    Cindy and George looked good to me today. Did anyone notice that she got her hair cut and looks more dressed up than in the summer when she was at the bond hearing.
    And what the heck is a accident reconstruction lawyer?? Never hear of such a person, going to have to look that one up.
    And Casey is putting on the pounds, looks like her blouse was brand new in a larger size.

  9. MAND permalink
    March 2, 2009 9:24 pm

    I had a comment written..and found that damm button again..the one that makes it fly away!!
    I’m curious to know if anyone else finds Dumbo not prepared for court?

    A speaker this man is not ahs..ums..ands..and buts..he need someone to write it and he should read it..he’s so damm annoying.
    If KC Farts..Dumbo files a motion..never prepared…another way to waste the courts time..and he should be trying to put a defense together.

    Cindy nees to be told about that damm gum chewing..no class.

    Did anyone see the big hug she gave Dumbo?? Guess she likes him after all…and I agree..they didn’t look fragile..another scam.

  10. March 2, 2009 9:40 pm

    I can’t believe that for one moment, (“”””if the jury believes it was an accident they will be instructed by the judge that they have an obligation to acquit! “”””).

    You mean to tell me that if some woman shot her husband and was up for 1st degree murder and during the trial she says, “well I did it but it was an accident”, she walks???? I don’t think so. I believe the charges would be changed and if Casey admitted killing her and it was an accident then her charges may be changed. However there are so many other charges against her just involved in the murder. No way is she going to walk free!

  11. Molly permalink
    March 2, 2009 9:41 pm

    Bottle & syringe? this is new to me. what’s the story on that?

    mand – Baez NOT prepared. Someone posted he had 33 umm’s in his little repititous speech. 3 times about voilating medical rights. geesh.
    and who was Cindy glaring at there for a moment? Ooooo

    John – wizard of oz – LOL 🙂 love it!

    Bees – totally agree!

  12. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 2, 2009 9:44 pm

    Susie–I thought the Anthonys looked fit as fiddles–Certainly didn’t look fragile! They need to give their depositions.

    On NG they said this guy works with airlines and the like in law suits. They also said he is brilliant at what he does. My point was that if he can convince a jury that Caylee’s death was an accident, then the jury would have to acquit her. I think they will have a heck of a time convincing a jury of that after Casey, Lee, and the rest of the family has flapped their jaws incessantly that it was a kidnapping. Plus the duct tape and heart over her mouth.

    Mand- I did see that. I wonder if the Anthonys ever really disliked Baez or if that was all show. Looks to me like they are all working together now–not for the good of Caylee, but for the good of Casey.

  13. Molly permalink
    March 2, 2009 9:44 pm

    so now they’re gonna change the story again to it was an accident. No nanny involved? that’s not going to look too good either, this will be her 3rd story.

  14. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 2, 2009 9:47 pm

    That’s what all of the lawyers including Nancy Grace said on her show tonight John. They said the judge would have to instruct the jury to acquit if the they believe it was an accident. Someone should research that, but I would think at least one of the attorneys on the panel would have corrected them. They were in agreement.

  15. Molly permalink
    March 2, 2009 9:48 pm

    mystery – George didn’t look too friendly to Baez though.

  16. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 2, 2009 9:50 pm

    Molly there was a Gatorade bottle with some sort of liquid and sediment in it and a syringe in an empty toilet paper roll stuffed into the bottle (At least that’s how I remember it) found near Caylee’s body. It was sent off for testing.

    I don’t know if they are going to change the story or not, but on NG they were saying why would they need an attorney like that otherwise. I think they will stick to the nanny took her at J Blanchard Park.

  17. topcat08 permalink
    March 2, 2009 9:51 pm

    Is it just me or is it the longer Casey stays in jail, the more she looks like Jose!!!

  18. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 2, 2009 9:51 pm

    Actually, I thought they both looked like they were in pretty foul moods. Cindy looked downright scarey with that gum popping and her stone face.

  19. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 2, 2009 9:53 pm

    LMAO topcat! I think the longer she’s in jail the more she looks like motherclucker’s parody of her. (the one where she blows her up big and fat)

  20. Molly permalink
    March 2, 2009 9:53 pm

    Bringing in this new guy makes me very suspicious as to what they are doing. Maybe Baez will try to have her change to admitting an accident. Since he was so ill last week & he knows he can’t win.

  21. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 2, 2009 9:55 pm

    That’s certainly possible. The truth is no one really knows what he’s planning to do with her defense. Should be interesting.

    The judge ruled the pictures can be released so I would guess they will be out there soon! Don’t know if I have the stomach to look through a 1000 pictures of our girl, Casey. That girl sure do like herself!

  22. Molly permalink
    March 2, 2009 9:57 pm

    LOL ! She’s getting Kardashbutt.

  23. LVSusie permalink
    March 2, 2009 10:37 pm

    I think even if she admits that it was an accident prosecution has more evidence that says it wasnt. But, if she does say it was an accident just think of all the time and money Florida has spent in this case with her not talking earlier, I dont think she can say much of anything to the jury to get out of this mess.

    Question, what happened to Koby that was on NG he said early on that he hadnt seen much of anything. Is he still on the case or do these experts fall by the way side, just brought in the maybe rock the boat or make it seem that way??

  24. robin permalink
    March 2, 2009 10:46 pm

    The state can’t “embarass” Casey. She posed for those photos and uploaded them herself. I imagine none were private or password protected, they were just in different albums as she uploaded them. Baez wants to be selective on which ones? Why? Casey wasn’t! She did it all. Nothing can be more embarassing than your life of lies, pretending to go to a job for two years, stealing from your FAMILY and FRIENDS and then doing the ultimate………..killing your own child!!!!!!! Get over the photos Baez! I don’t put it past Casey to do all kinds of crazy stuff for the camera. It does back up the prosecutions case regarding her having a good time and NOT I repeat NOT missing/looking for her child.

    What is the jailhouse supposed to do when an inmate needs medical attention or asks for something? Wait and call her lawyer? That is not how medical attention works anywhere. Why is Baez, without seeing the video, assuming this paints her in a negative light? Does he think she is guilty of something?

  25. Patti permalink
    March 2, 2009 11:24 pm

    Hmmmmm….so Casey “accidentally” put duct tape on that baby girl’s mouth….then “accidentally” drove around with her in the trunk…and let’s not forget she “accidentally” triple bagged her before “accidentally” tossing her into the woods.

    If Caylee DID die by accident…even if it were due to Casey’s negligence, Casey has had MORE THAN ENOUGH TIME to come clean and admit to it. I think if she waits till trial to pull the “accident” story, it will be too little, too late.

    If Casey walks free, I don’t believe she will survive in society. There are a lot of nuts in the world, and I’m sure someone will be happy to hunt her down. She will be much better off in jail.

  26. Patti permalink
    March 2, 2009 11:29 pm

    This has nothing to do with today’s blog….but I have a question. Do any of you know if cadaver dogs searched INSIDE the Anthony home?? I know they searched the yard and the car….but I’ve read that LE believes that Caylee was killed in her own room. (The thought turns my stomach).

  27. MAND permalink
    March 2, 2009 11:53 pm

    They will have as many if not more problems saying it was an accident..to much against her..as said even if Caylee did die due to accident KC did to many outrageous acts after the fact for anyone not getting paid to believe her.

    Cindy did look pissed and that glare was deadly..George looked the same. KC looked fat and frumpy..they are trying to find a look for her..this AIN’T THE ONE!!! It looks as tho LKB may have had something to do with this one…she leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to fashion.

  28. Thecla permalink
    March 2, 2009 11:57 pm

    I, for one, don’t know if they used the cadaver dogs in the house or not but I think it was mentioned on NG that she might have been killed in her own room. Maybe because of the Winnie the Pooh blanket being with the body. Dr. Perper (not sure how his name is spelled) on NG tonight seemed to discount the “accident” theory by the fact that the duct tape was wrapped so tightly around her mouth and head. There would be no reason to wrap it around an already dead child. So sad. Words fail me to describe the horror.

  29. niecey456 permalink
    March 3, 2009 8:52 am

    I’ve read that LE thinks she was killed in her own room too. I wonder HOW??? That’s a disturbing little tid bit there, and to me it changes things. I’ll never buy that it was an accident at this point. I wish Bozo / Dumbo would quit filing motions every time someone farts. It’s costing the state too much money!
    I have to say this to BEES KNEES, I am honored to be put with such fine company. I really appreciate the compliment and I always look forward to conversing with you. What great company we are in!

  30. halfpint42592 permalink
    March 3, 2009 10:44 am

    The release of the photos are definately needed to show character. It is said that she was frantically searching for her daughter during these photos. I know if I was “frantically” doing anything, I would never have time to upload photos to facebook. I would never have time to be dancing, drinking, partying and shopping.
    Jose Baez will most likely be the one to seal Casey Anthony’s fate. I do not think he has the experience to defend a case of this magnitude. He is unsure of every step he makes and therefore files a motion for everything to be on the safe side. His claim that she was denied her attorney while having a panic attack and being taken to medical is just ridiculous. Should the guards and nurse allowed her to be left alone until her attorney could be there? Well that would have been the next motion or lawsuit filed.
    An accident reconstruction specialist? Seriously, accident or no accident, it does not matter anymore. Now we are at the point that even if it was an accident, Casey Anthony wrapped that baby up and threw her away. The duct tape and heart sticker show the personal relationship with the killer.
    At least an October trial has been set and there is an end in sight for Little Caylee.

  31. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 3, 2009 1:11 pm

    Susie–I don’t know where Kobi went either? I suppose he served his purpose, whatever that was, huh?

    Robin–I so agree with you. This woman is embarrass proof. And the biggest narcissist I’ve ever seen in my life! 1000’s of pictures of–herself! Not all, but some of herself while her baby was missing. I think I read that she removed all the pictures of Caylee from her myspace site. She had time to remove pictures and upload pictures and get tattoos and steal and screw guys and the list is endless. But nowhere in all that have I seen any proof whatsoever that she found time to search for her daughter. Hell, she couldn’t even take the time to actually bury her, tossing her out instead with the garbage.

  32. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 3, 2009 1:31 pm

    Patti–If cadavar dogs searched inside the house, the prosecution hasn’t made it public that I know of.

    Mand, if they are trying to find a look for Casey they sure haven’t found it yet! They should just let her wear her slutty clothes–she would at least look comfortable then and maybe wouldn’t spend all her time pulling on them.

    I agree with you that there’s just no way anyone could believe it was an accident at this point.

  33. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 3, 2009 1:39 pm

    Thecla and Niecey–I had heard the theory that maybe she had been killed in her room, too but don’t know where I heard it or what, if any, truth it was based on.

    Halfpint–what worries me about Baez are two major things. One is that he is bringing in some really big guns to help with the defense–that indicates to me that he knows he needs help. Those big guns didn’t get big by losing cases. They are obviously very good at what they do with their fancy degrees and major experience. The prosecution on the other hand, may or may not be of the same caliber. They work for the state. They aren’t paid the big bucks. I hope and pray they can’t be outsmarted. The other thing I worry about is because of his lack of experience he may bungle something so badly that she would have grounds to say she was not represented properly.

    I agree that they are nuts if they try and say at this late date it was an accident.

  34. ostella permalink
    March 3, 2009 1:55 pm

    Here is a REALLY INTERESTING article I found about the new attorney Baez just brought into the circus. Its a must-read, please don’t skip it; I’m honestly a little grossed out after reading about their possible intentions with this guy http://www.blinkoncrime.com

  35. LVSusie permalink
    March 3, 2009 3:23 pm

    I was just reading some of the docs and I found that they took some meds for Caylee which was **gentamicin** this is an powerful antibiotic used to treat many types of bacterial infections. And mostly given by injection. I also read that it is a white substance that can be dissolved in water. I thought I heard Casey say Caylee wasnt sick a day in her life.

  36. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 3, 2009 10:06 pm

    Wow, Ostella. Just WOW. I’m speechless.

    That’s interesting as well Susie. I’ll be very interested to hear what really was in the Gatorade bottle along with the syringe.

  37. ostella permalink
    March 3, 2009 10:33 pm

    Mystery, yeah, it kinda made me think about that hug Cindy gave Baez at the hearing the other day…??!!

  38. LVSusie permalink
    March 4, 2009 1:44 am

    Im wondering if Casey is so innocent why does she need all these high price dream team lawyers from all over the country to come in and prove it?? Baez has told us that she is innocent and it will be proven at the trial and that was even before we had all this infomation.

  39. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 4, 2009 6:54 am

    Susie

    Yes, why does she need so many lawyers if she’s so innocent? BECAUSE SHE’S NOT!

  40. halfpint42592 permalink
    March 4, 2009 8:12 am

    Mystery, I agree. The defense is stacking up every expert possible to discount the evidence. You are absolutley right they aren’t famous for losing cases. I just hope that the prosecution has so much more than what we know, and while I believe they do, Bob made a good comparison on one of my posts. He compared this case to the OJ case. I remember all the experts and games, but I think I believed he was acquitted for being OJ.
    My only hope is that it will turn out more like the Scott Peterson trial…

  41. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 6, 2009 11:16 am

    halfpint

    sorry, I missed have missed this post somehow! I think this case will make the OJ trial look like a traffic violation! It’s the strangest set of circumstances and cast of characters I’ve ever heard of and when you add in a precious little girl cast aside like garbage, I think it crosses race barriers and celebrity. I think Bob’s analogy is as close as it gets though! I’m with you. I hope it turns out like Scott Peterson’s trial did.

  42. halfpint42592 permalink
    March 7, 2009 7:40 am

    I agree Mystery, there are so many twists and turns. As much as I would love to be certain that it is a slam dunk, I think the prosecution has a big job on its hands. I do hope that she will take the stand but I am not so sure that Baez would even allow it…

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