Terence Lenamon speaks out as to why he left Casey Anthony’s defense team as we are left to wonder who Baez has chosen to replace him
So, it turns out that Terence Lenamon–the defense’s death penalty qualified attorney, has gone the way of the Anthony’s ex-attorney, Mark Nejame. A difference of opinion on how the case should be handled is what caused Lennamon to pull up stakes—- just like Mark Nejame’s inability to keep the Anthonys under control caused him to throw up his hands and move away–far–far away–All the way over to representing Tim Miller (Cindy had a well-publicized “disagreement” with ole Tim.) against Baez’ attempt to force Miller to reveal private information about his volunteers.
It seems that Lenamon (did I already say he was the death penalty QUALIFIED attorney?) and Baez (the novice attorney –did I say his specialty was misdemeanors?) disagree on the legal strategy in Casey’s defense.
“We had a difference in what I believe should have been done with the approach that is mental health related,” Lenamon told CNN’s Nancy Grace during an interview Tuesday night.Lenamon explained he would have had Casey plead not guilty —–BY REASON OF INSANITY. Hmmmmm.
Baez has also come under fire from WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer (he’s a death penalty qualified attorney,too.) He says Baez should NOT be doing all these depositions without a death-qualified co-counsel because he might miss something that could help Casey avoid the death penalty if she is convicted.
“You detonate all the land mines at deposition so you don’t step on one during trial and blow your legs off,” Sheaffer said “Not only to you learn what questions to ask, you learn what areas and questions to stay away from.”
“Are you worried that something death penalty related could come up during these depositions?” asked WFTV reporter Kathi Belich (does she have a fan club? Cuz’ I’d like to be in it!) as Baez made his way into the courthouse on Monday.
“I made my objection to the court and it says it all there,” replied Baez. He has said that his new co-counsel will be at Casey’s May 28th hearing. The problem is that as of Tuesday afternoon, no one has filed notice with the court as to who that might be. This week Baez is taking more depositions–this time with a DCF worker who investigated a previous child abuse case against Casey and an employee at Universal Orlando where Casey said she was working. Obviously, Baez thinks he’s so good that he doesn’t need that death-qualified co-counsel taking those depositions with him.
This all makes Shaeffer wonder if he really does have an attorney lined up. All the hoopla and drama Baez has created by delaying the identification of the new attorney is highly unusual. Usually when someone joins a defense team they get right to work–they aren’t shrouded in secrecy and then introduced under the media spotlight.
read it here:
watch Nancy Grace interview with Terrance Lenamon here: Lenamon in Nancy Grace interview
Baez reminds me of a line I read in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy“. It took me a while to find it, but I did!
“IF THERE’S ANYTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN MY EGO AROUND, I WANT IT CAUGHT AND SHOT IMMEDIATELY!”