Baez files motion for an ex parte hearing in the Casey Anthony case
Jose Baez filed a motion today asking for an ex parte hearing with Judge Strickland. Baez has said from the beginning that he has information that will explain why Casey didn’t report Caylee missing, and that would he could prove why Casey didn’t kill Caylee. Baez wants to explain why he is requesting to subpoena certain records that he thinks are critical to Casey’s defense. He does not want those records made public because he doesn’t want to reveal what Casey’s defense will be. He doesn’t want anyone else to know his “theory of defense.”
“He wants somebody’s records and he does not want to say who. Apparently they won’t give it to him if he’s tried to through other channels,” criminal defense attorney Richard Hornsby said.
Hornsby believes this is a smart move by Baez. “He sees something everyone else is missing, but he doesn’t want to tip the state off to what he’s going to raise at trial.”
If prosecutors find out just what records Baez wants, his secrect strategy could backfire. When asked if he had information the state does not, Baez said, “I’m not going to discuss the details of that. That’s for the court to decide and we’ll leave it at that.”
Strickland hasn’t ruled on this motion yet, and Baez isn’t saying whether he thinks the judge will grant it.
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Interesting. Could Baez really have some bombshell information that will turn this case on it’s ear? The first thing that came to my mind when I read this article was the complaint against Baez by a guy in prison who said because of him (Baez) he was convicted of murdering a 2 year old. He said Baez tried a “surprise” tactic in court and it backfired. Sounds like Jose is doing it again. Could Baez, a rookie attorney who lucked into the biggest case of his life, be so much smarter than the prosecution that he’s discovered something that they could not–or has he just been drinking too much of the Casey Kool-aid?