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Jailhouse video sealed. Ruling on the autopsy report expected this week.

June 17, 2009

Judge Strickland has ruled that the video of Casey on the day she learned a child’s body had been found near her

Looking guilty on tape?

Looking guilty on tape?

home be sealed.  He said he made this decision because of the “highly inflammatory” nature of it.

From his ruling:

“While the court is loathe to shield any public record, an argument can certainly be made that the contents of the video are highly inflammatory.”

“Given the nature and scope of pretrial publicity, it is not unreasonable to assume that many persons in the potential jury pool might view this video and develop a ‘hardened’ attitude in reference to the defendant’s guilt.”

Judge Strickland cited 3 reasons:

  1. Any potential juror viewing the video might develop a “hardened” view of Casey Anthony.
  2. If the video were released to the public it would be widely distributed, and even a change of venue might not insure that Casey receives a fair trial.
  3. It’s possible that the video may not be admitted at trial, and by not releasing it pre-trial, this will help protect Casey’s rights because it is of such an inflammatory nature that the jury pool could potentially be tainted anyway.

The last statement Strickland made states that it will be sealed until further order from the court, so I take that to mean he could change his mind at a later date.

As far as Caylee’s autopsy report, a ruling is expected this week on whether or not it will be released to the public.  George and Cindy Anthony have requested it not be published.

Judge Strickland’s order to seal Casey Anthony’s jail video LINK

Bill Sheaffer, legal analyst for WFTV, view on judge’s ruling video LINK

Shaeffer says, among other things,  that Judge Strickland’s ruling “speaks volumes” and he’s not so sure  this is any kind of victory for the defense.

read about it here:

Obviously Judge Strickland’s interpretation of the video left him feeling  that it is so damaging that there is little chance that Casey’s reaction could be seen in a sympathetic light–or he thinks the public is so biased that it could not be objective enough to allow the possibility that the video shows a loving mother thrown into shock and grief that the child’s body most likely was her daughter’s.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. BEES KNEES permalink
    June 17, 2009 5:17 pm

    Here’s my question. Strickland said that the video was “highly inflammatory.” Some bloggers are wondering if it showed inappropriate touching between Baez & Casey again. BUT if it did and the judge saw that wouldn’t he (the judge) be bound legally in some way to remove Baez from the case? If so, then can we safely assume it did not show inappropriate touching but something else inflammatory?

  2. ostella permalink
    June 17, 2009 5:26 pm

    Ím thinking its something else inflamatory…I remember LKB saying in one of those talkshow interviews that the camera zooms in on Crazys face in the video….there’s no audio, but I’m thinkin maybe they were able to read her lips, and she said something incriminating…

  3. laura permalink
    June 17, 2009 5:31 pm

    I think it is truly because of her reaction. No one knew that it was Caylee at that time. She doubles over and freaks out. Give me a break that was o damn jig is up moment. Casey always maintained Caylee was fine if that changed she would tell someone, there was supposed sitings of Caylee she really thought they wouldn’t find her. I think the judge knew the whole deal the police, the prosecutor no one knew who it was but the person who put her there she freaked out about 9 days to early.

  4. laura permalink
    June 17, 2009 5:33 pm

    That is why I believe it inflammatory the jury will know that no one knew who the bones belonged to. Needed to be clear on that. Sorry. Hi friends.

  5. Hilde permalink
    June 17, 2009 6:13 pm

    Hello Every One…
    In my Opinion the Judge had to do what was right after viewing the Video himself.
    I would think he wants to make sure that this Video Issue will not lead to an
    Appeal of this Case later if he would allow to release it now.
    We know Casey’s Reaction was not One of a loving Mother more like, Oh No, they found Caylee!
    She was the Only One who knew Caylee would be there, No One else knew at that time it was Caylee when the Remains were first found.
    That to me says a lot!
    I believe the Prosecution will have a good Case even if that Video for some Reason won’t come into Evidence at the Trial for the Jurors to see, however I do hope the Jurors will get to see it.
    Myself I have no Need to see how Casey reacted that Day. By not releasing that Video it only confirms what I already knew for a long time, Casey is the One responsible for Caylee’s Death!
    I don’t believe it helped the Defense one Way or another to keep that Video from being released, the Judge just did what he had to do so there will be no Appeal Problem later. JMO

  6. LosAngeles permalink
    June 17, 2009 6:21 pm

    Itsamystery, I liked your synopsis.

    Bees Knees, that’s a very good point, so I believe we can safely assume that the video did not show inappropriate touching, but something else inflammatory.

  7. Hilde permalink
    June 17, 2009 6:26 pm

    I also want to add maybe there is a Possibility Casey A. was not the Only One knew that the Remains found in those Woods would be Caylee’s, she could have confided in someone. At the same time she is the only One in my Opinion who is responsible for Caylee’s Death.
    I guess we just have to be patient and let the Justice System work for Caylee.

  8. BEES KNEES permalink
    June 17, 2009 7:45 pm

    LA I think so too. It must be her reaction which we’ve already heard about or maybe as ostella guessed you could make out what she was saying. I’m glad the judge sealed it just in case the defense would have used that info for a mis-trial. (But I really would like to hear the autopsy report!)

  9. Roni permalink
    June 17, 2009 8:54 pm

    All I would like to say on this WHOLE matter is the fact that Casey doesnt have ANY rights at this point she is now a CRIMINAL. Forget about her Privacy that word shoudlnt even be in her vocabulary at this point. Another issue that I have with this whole ordeal is that honestly from the beginning this whole thing was about CASEY it never was about Caylee (in Casey’s eyes apparently) I know that the remains were found which is great, but I just feel that people are being a little too concerned about what happens to Casey & quite frankly I think she should get the death penalty…if she didnt do it she knows who did & she’s not talking so either way she is GUILTY. Im just sooo shocked that this whole thing is still going on I know it takes a while for things to go to trial but wow…but wait…was it all for publicity??? Its a shame if a person would take their own childs life for a spotlight of fame…which is all the ANTHONYS are getting out of this!

  10. Roni permalink
    June 17, 2009 9:02 pm

    One more thing…I just want Justice for Caylee. She was the innocent one.

  11. Diana permalink
    June 17, 2009 10:54 pm

    I totally understand the public not getting to view the video, but I hope once the trial starts, the jury will be privy to this video. They should be …….but watch Bozo fight to keep it sealed from them as well. He knows the tape makes his girl look guilty.

  12. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    June 18, 2009 1:57 am

    Thanks Mystery…excellent comments by everyone.
    Bees didn’t Bill explain it soooo well {as usual} like you I could watch him for hours.
    I applaud ♥Judge Stans wisdom…I also feel that he is “paving the way” to keep this trial in Orlando…hope I’m right :mrgreen:
    Laura you said it soooo well…KC totally incrimitated herself…sure hope the Jury gets to see the tape.

    Okie-dokie…bring on the Autopsy report…I see no reason why we shouldn’t be privvy to it…if anyone disagrees I’m up for a good debate 😆

  13. BEES KNEES permalink
    June 18, 2009 7:18 am

    Good morning! (Good night, J♥ll!) Has everyone listened/seen the video Blink has on her site of cindy raging on Tim Miller? If you haven’t seen it, you shoud. Incredible!!!!

  14. mikka permalink
    June 18, 2009 10:59 am

    tomorrow at 11 hearing set for the autopsy report!!,0,2913411.story

  15. friendlymom permalink
    June 18, 2009 12:41 pm

    Hello my ladies 🙂 Good day to all! The sun is actually shining and NO rain!!!! Our poor farmers are having it rough to say the least. I look forward to hearing if the autopsy reports will be released. Have any of you heard from Niecey? I haven’t seen her here in a couple of days. Hope all is well with her. All my friends here are special to me. 🙂

  16. friendlymom permalink
    June 18, 2009 12:45 pm

    Diana, I agree, except to add…..HER actions overall make her look guilty. I do not think they need that tape to convict her. Her total lack of emotion during the time of her daughter being missing, her failure to call and report Caylee missing, the “smell”, the forensics, witness tesimony, phone records, and ALL the LIES, LIES, LIES have sealed her fate. She is the ONLY person responsible for her being in this whole mess.

  17. friendlymom permalink
    June 18, 2009 12:53 pm

    Bees Knees……that woman is something else isn’t she? Is it just me, or does she seem to attack those who she feels will not fight back? It seems as though, anyone she fears will give her a run for her money, she completely withdrawls from. She always seems to be attacking the wrong people. Hey Cindy….how about giving a little of your wrath to hummmmmm…your monster daughter????????

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