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Indigency Hearing today in the Casey Anthony case

March 18, 2010

FINAL WORD: Ruling deferred

Baez conveniently left records of where other money has gone at the “office.” Strickland wants an accounting of that money in writing.  He told the JAC that they have the right to be present when he gets that info but they would have to be there in person.

All 4 attorneys say they are pro-bono except Baez has personally accepted $89,000. Lyon has collected $11,000 in expenses. $275,000 has been collected-$5000 from a private donor, 200,000 from ABC and $70,000 from Todd Macaluso.  Baez says no money is left.

New attorney introduced: Cheney Mason.  He says all attorneys are working pro bono.  They wanted to discuss how the money they’ve already spent was used “in camera” but Judge Strickland said, nope, it’s gonna be in open court.  The 4 attorneys, Baez, Lyon, Kenny Baden, and Mason have gone to another room to discuss exactly what they’ll say.  (Don’t think they were planning on having to talk about this stuff publicly.)

UPDATE: Strickland HAS unsealed the “new discovery” documents.   Motion states: the prosecution became aware that Casey Anthony had become close friends with a female inmate and Casey began writing to her.  They aren’t confessions but investigated the writings.

live streams:

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The much anticipated Casey Anthony indigency hearing will take place today at 11:00 AM EST.  She will be in attendance, and her parents are expected to be there as well.

Judge Strickland may decide today whether Casey Anthony should be declared indigent, and will review the court clerk’s declaration..  The JAC (Justice Administrative Commission) has voiced some serious concerns about her claim, and Jose Baez may be required to provide more detailed information as to why he wants her declared indigent.  Anthony’s situation is considered unusual because an indigent request is normally filed early on in a case, and she has already put $111,000 toward her own defense.  Jose Baez has refused to say where that money came from and it is possible that he may be required to pay some of the expenses going forward depending on how much and on what he has spent the funds she turned over to him.

Meanwhile, prosecutors say the new discovery Judge Strickland sealed last month while they  investigated it,  can now be revealed.  There has been much speculation as to what that discovery might be–from River Cruz’ claim that George Anthony told her Caylee’s death was an accident a month before her body was discovered, to Dominic Casey revealing any “secrets” he might have been harboring.

And last but not least, the state attorney’s office says they will be releasing around 1000 pages of new documents in the case later this week or next week.  They didn’t reveal what the documents might contain.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. March 18, 2010 7:58 am

    Mystery, this is already on IN SESSION & will be all day. They have shown some of the FRAUD Case thus far. I am anxious to hear the outcome today, I pray this is the Day of Reckoning for Baez. I just can’t get past the “Creep Factor with Baez, he projects a mannerism of “shady & distrustful.” jmo.

  2. Spacely permalink
    March 18, 2010 8:02 am

    If past performance indicates future performance, I advise everyone to take a close look at all the women in the courtroom other than Cindy, particularly those sitting close to or behind George as these individuals may appear in the local news media in the near future as more hidden mistresses!! 😆

  3. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 18, 2010 8:19 am

    arttart–Yes, I’m watching there run up to the actual hearing. Interesting.

    If anyone gets tru-tv it will be television there, plus all the major news stations in the area will carry it.

  4. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 18, 2010 8:20 am


    LOL! Ain’t that the truth!

  5. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 18, 2010 8:24 am

    iteresting article with more details about the “twins.”

  6. Spacely permalink
    March 18, 2010 11:07 am

    That is an interesting article, but nothing that really denies the affair could have happened.

    So what if Sky was in jail, she never said anything about the dates she saw G coming in and out of her apt and although it does appear her credibility is highly questionable, it is only her statement on a police report that makes her sister seem that way – so far.

    And we do know without a doubt that River was involved in supporting G, right down to be outside his house when they found out Caylee was found – even though G was in California. So, she does know G a lot better than he lets on.

    Can’t wait to see that proof.

  7. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 18, 2010 12:39 pm


    Well, we all know now that the info the prosecution was holding had to do with Casey passing notes in class jail. I’m still anxious to hear if anything else will be released about the River Cruz affair. She did state on her twitter that it will all be released this week.

    As you said before, why would anyone think that a woman having an affair with a married man (GA in particular) would be a pillar of the community? Her background doesn’t mean nothing happened. I’m gonna wait and see how that pans out.

  8. March 18, 2010 3:54 pm

    screw that whole family. what a waste of tax payers money. this is a joke. take casey out back and bury her alive in a grave, and walk away. just walk away. case closed.

  9. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 18, 2010 4:01 pm


    Well, I don’t think I would go that far………

  10. March 19, 2010 9:31 am

    God sure threw me a bone yesterday. due to a little bout of poverty, I don’t have cable. Well, I am house-sitting for a well-to-do friend this week. (Man, a decade ago folks called the cops when they saw me. Another miracle of being clean). AND he has very fast internet. I got to watch all of insession, HLN with JVM, Harpy Grace (shhh me host hates her) and participate in all; the chats, streaming, etc. yesterday. woo hoo!

    OK now to the topic. Cheney is a big league player, no doubt. Do not despair! Caylee will have justice. Two reasons I am saying this. First, this is the US and in this federal republic even a werewolf is entitled to a FAIR trial. This new cat, like him or not, is going to ensure that. Second, I think once he sits down and reads the discovery, he is going to think plea. Bozo and his moll’s shenanigans may have destroyed any chance of the DA from offering a plea. Trust me on this, if they have you and you wanna be a jerk, forget a plea and prepare to be smoked like a Domincan cigar. CM has enough connections to salvage a deal. Does he have the force of personality and charisma to convince our smirking, gigling defendant? Who knows.

    The main thing to remember is that NOTHING is going to erase her first statement(s) both written and taped, 31 days, and the ‘lifetime network movie plot’ the $camthony’s pushed. It just gets me goat that bozo and sasquatch can turn in a two page affadavit that says all we got was spent on legal stuff.

    One thing I LOVED

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