Casey Anthony defense files motion to dismiss her murder case.
Are you kidding me??
The defense has just filed a motion to have Judge Strickland dismiss the murder case against Casey Anthony! They are saying that the evidence was not properly preserved.
According to the motion,
“the state deliberately misled the court and delayed formal identification of remains so it could obtain exclusive control of the crime scene through Dec. 19, 2008” the date the medical examiner announced the remains belonged to the little girl.
The attorneys say that exculpatory evidence was not preserved and that violates Casey’s rights.
Exculpatory evidence: Evidence that supports a defendant’s claim of innocence.
Anthony’s lawyers contend the state erred by tampering with the victim’s remains and excavation location before the defense could bring in it’s own experts. They say they wanted to hire off-duty police officers to secure the area, but the state attorney’s office wouldn’t allow it.
The motion states that the ONLY evidence suggesting Caylee’s death was a homicide are conflicting reports of where the remains were found and without evidence the defense cannot challenge the opinions the state is bringing to court.
They say Casey’s rights were denied because the lawyers can’t effectively confront and cross-examine witnesses.
And, if by some off chance they can’t get the case dismissed, they went ahead and filed a change of venue amended motion, suggesting Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach counties as possible alternatives for the 2010 trial.
AND if that’s not enough, they’ve also filed a motion for a protective order that will prohibit the jail from videotaping attorney visits and also visits with the Anthonys at the jail. They want the jail to destroy the videos of Anthony with her family.
.”Because all the videos have all been released in their entirety, many blogs, newspapers and radio stations have analyzed every detail of their conversations,” her defense attorneys Jose Baez and Andrea Lyon wrote in the court document.
The attorneys argue that Casey needs the support of her family and releasing videos of their visits to the media could be seen as an attempt to punish Casey. They also say that they need her family to visit in order to adequately prepare for her death penalty case.
They are also asking the judge to grant their previous request for a transcript of George Anthony’s grand jury testimony that presumably helped indict Casey.
I’m speechless! Hopefully Judge Strickland will toss the whole mess out.
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