Judge Strickland delays decision in the Casey Anthony case
Circuit Court Judge Stan Strickland delayed a decision on whether or not to release the jail video showing Casey Anthony’s reaction to finding out that a body of a small child was found in the woods near her home. Prosecutors argued that they had not had sufficient time to review and respond to the 17 page motion Baez filed late yesterday afternoon. (hmmm. Wonder if Jose did that for that very reason–the prosecution would delay it. That would give his new “Girl Friday” more time as well…..) Strickland also wanted to give the attorneys for the media outlets 7 days to argue for the release of the video under the state’s public records law. Baez argument said that it was cruel, it violated her right to counsel, and that it invaded her right to keep her medical records private.
Strickland also heard arguments from several people who object to Baez request for a huge amount of information (including phone records) from key witnesses in the case. These people feel he is stepping on their rights by asking for such a wide range of information from them. The judge is requiring Baez to go back and amend his request to limit the amount of information he wants.