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Casey Anthony – Can I Get A Witness

06/20/2011

August 2005 ~ June 2008

Maybe the title should read can I get a credible witness!  I am still shaking my head in disbelief at how God-awful the defense is and that the defense case has only been in progress for 2 1/2 days!  I mean seriously, it feels like weeks and so much of it just wasted time.

Baez calling Bloise, Murdoch, Seubert, Maynard, Welch, Gottisman, and Oien got the defense a whole lot of nothing.

Then we spent a whole day with Bug Boy Huntington!  If Huntington thought this appearance was his quantum leap into the ‘expert for hire’ game, he was sadly mistaken.  He all over the place with opinions that never made it to his report or deposition and Jeff Ashton skewered him!

Dr. Werner Spitz was cantankerous and lost under Ashton’s cross.  He is just a sad old man at the end of a long, illustrious career and he needs to quietly fade into the background.

The real showstopper was Dr. William Rodriguez, whom I suppose we may hear from today.  There is something about his attitude that really irks me.  Part of it may stem from his opening comment, “I’d like to inform the court I’m here as an unpaid consultant”…

The crap hit the fan when he began testifying about the duct tape placement and Dr. Warren’s video.  It seems Baez was told Rodriguez’s opinion in January before he even issued his report! Low and behold, it isn’t in his report.  Judge Perry went absolutely ballistic on Baez’s ass for ambushing the State!

So, by my count, that’s two; Huntington and Rodriguez!  Think Baez learned anything?

Judge Perry took the bench at 9 am and already we have a bench conference.

Ashton says Rodriguez was deposed Saturday and he got the transcript Sunday and read it once.  He needs to review the transcript in preparation to cross him.  Rodriguez plans to say people can’t distinguish decomposition from other odors!

Ashton also has an issue with Dr. Eikelenboom who showed up in court on Friday.  Dr. Eikelenboom has no opinions in his 1/2 page report.  Eikelenboom showed up at Ashton’s office Saturday without warning and now a report and a slide show magically appear from the defense.  Eikelenboom hasn’t even been deposed and isn’t scheduled until tomorrow evening.

Baez says the experts were under time constraints and he asked them to issue reports quickly and there is no way they could have included all opinions because court is not a scripted event.  He also says Ashton intentionally didn’t depose the witnesses.

In classic Baez style, Baez whines that Ashton hasn’t been threatened with sanctions and claims Ashton has been playing games from the beginning.  Baez is really trash-talking Ashton.

Perry tells both sides to look at the clock and say what time it is – 9:25am! Perry is pissed that the jury has been sitting here for an hour.  Attorneys must now show up at 8:30 each morning and they will work a full day this coming Saturday!

Judge Perry pulls out 3 different orders he has issued concerning reports and/or depositions.

This court does not make threats it just enforces the rules!  The court will not deal with possible repeated violations now, but possibly at the conclusion of the trial.

Wednesday will be a short day because Judge Perry has an issue to deal with.

Enough is enough, says Perry.

Judge Perry allows the State more time to prepare for Rodriguez and tells Baez to call the next witness.  The next witness was Eikelenboom, omg!

They just sent someone out to pick up a 3rd witness which will take about 30 minutes.

Perry says he’s real close to starting court at 8:30 and shortening lunch breaks.

So, now we recess!

Can you say FUBAR?

Attorneys called into chambers!  Something cooking, 10:48 and no witness yet!

Attorneys, yet again called into chambers!

They exit and 2 minutes later get called back in!  Methinks we have no witness!

BINGO! 

Court in recess till tomorrow morning!

If I was on the jury, I’d be mighty pissed!

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  1. 06/20/2011 at 11:16 am

    Well, donchais, you get another day off! I was so looking forward to getting this thing moving along and over with. From the sounds of Baez this morning, he’s going to bore the jury to death with more DNA evidence. I can guarantee if he keeps on beating this dead horse the jury is going to be furious. Shoulda, woulda been there, well it wasn’t. He’d better get with the drowning proof, not to mention the sexual abuse or he and his client are toast!

  2. Kim
    06/20/2011 at 11:20 am

    I am so lost!! I had a Monday meeting and don’t know what is going on!!!

    No witnesses at all? How can that possibly be?

  3. offthecuff
    06/20/2011 at 11:22 am

    no witness yet because Baez was BLUFFING!! He had Rodriquez and Eikenboom and thought they would take the whole day, especially at Baez snail-pace covering the nothingness of nothing to do with anything in this case and the 45 slide show presentation of Eikenbloom(?)

    The he had to HUSSLE even as the court was admonishing him, quietly insisting that Sims get someone’s hiney out to the witness due in tomorrow.

    “Oh, yes, Judge, we have a witness on the way in. It’ll be about 30 min.”

    Meanwhile, witness 3 is being woken up in her hotel room in curlers no less.

    I suggest send in the desert lady, some movies, party balloons, and let the jury be entertained.

  4. donchais
    06/20/2011 at 11:34 am

    Maria, clearly Baez is clueless!

    Kim, How can that be? One word..Baez!

    offthecuff, today was a complete disaster and Baez just keeps handing the Judge the nails for his own coffin!

  5. Kim
    06/20/2011 at 11:52 am

    We knew this was going to be an insane trial – there is no way to predict from on moment to the next what will happen. If I were Judge Perry I would be nailing Baez’s sorry hide to the wall right about now

  6. 06/20/2011 at 11:53 am

    In curlers… not at the airport? Oh boy… So let me get this straight. The jury arrives – on time – and is kept waiting for two hours only to be told they are being sent back to their jai… hotel room until tomorrow at 9? I would imagine they are more than a little annoyed… this can only work against the defense.

    And what about the audience? All the hassle they went through to get to court and all they get is a smidgeon… Oh, I guess someone wants to do some blaming, but this is a blameless situation unless you take it all the way back to June 16 when Casey made a choice – and now that choice is affecting lots and lots of other people.

    I admired the way that Judge Perry aimed his arrows of wrath and in the quiet way he did it. And I think Baez may find his first death penalty case to be his last and consider himself fortunate if it doesn’t end his legal career as well.

  7. Buster Bluth
    06/20/2011 at 12:05 pm

    Just found your blog yesterday. Luff it! Are you in the courtroom or just watching it on TV like the rest of us? Baez is definitely in over his head with this. If he loses this case (IMO he will) I’m pretty sure it will be the end of his career as an attorney.

  8. Reality
    06/20/2011 at 12:08 pm

    Once it’s undertsood that the goal for the defense is to get a mistrial declared by the judge himself, everything else falls nicely into place! This will translate into double jeopardy — that is, the defendant cannot be tried twice — ultimately setting the defendant FREE!

  9. 06/20/2011 at 12:20 pm

    Let Baez hang himself…. and casey!

  10. donchais
    06/20/2011 at 12:28 pm

    Kim, nothing from the defense will surprise me…oh, did I say that out loud?

    Sandy, someone mentioned Baez getting disbarred…I myself, vote for dismemberment!

    Buster, welcome! I’m watching from my living room!

    Reality, mistrial only leaves it to the State to decide whether to retry. Do the names Menendez and Spector mean anything?

  11. Kim
    06/20/2011 at 1:00 pm

    donchais :
    Maria, clearly Baez is clueless!
    Kim, How can that be? One word..Baez!
    offthecuff, today was a complete disaster and Baez just keeps handing the Judge the nails for his own coffin!

    BTW – now I have that song stuck in my head!! 😉

  12. Reality
    06/20/2011 at 1:15 pm

    Does it matter who calls for the mistrial, that is, at the Apellate Court level vs the judge (Perry in this case) in the lower court level?

  13. donchais
    06/20/2011 at 1:23 pm

    Reality :

    Does it matter who calls for the mistrial, that is, at the Apellate Court level vs the judge (Perry in this case) in the lower court level?

    Re appellate court:
    “Typically, there is no bar to a retrial if the defendant requests or consents to a mistrial.”

  14. Kay
    06/20/2011 at 3:26 pm

    If there’s a witness sequestration order that’s been standing since jury selection began, then how is it Dr Rodriguez knows about Dr Warren’s testimony or superimposition video, or anything the prosecution put into evidence ? He shouldn’t have any knowledge of those things, should he ? Sounds like another violation from “Cheap Trix Baez”, to me. jmho

  15. Reality
    06/20/2011 at 3:27 pm

    What happens if the lower court (Perry) is cornered into calling for a mistrial and the defendant does not consent to a mistrial?

  16. Anonymous
    06/20/2011 at 3:27 pm

    And I see yet another biased blogger… lol.. say what you want but, we still live in a country that is supposed to uphold the law and the rights of it’s citizens.. It is people like you who see one sided and will always be on the “what everyone else does” side!! PATHETIC!!!!

  17. Kay
    06/20/2011 at 3:36 pm

    Reality :Does it matter who calls for the mistrial, that is, at the Apellate Court level vs the judge (Perry in this case) in the lower court level?

    Reality, a verdict would have to be vacated (reversed) in the case of an Appellate Ct decision, & a retrial Ordered. For a mistrial, it’s typically caused by some violation by the prosecution which you just don’t see with this most excellent group of ASAs; both the ASAs & the Trial Judge have kept their eagle eyes & ears out for possible violations by Baez (he almost caused one during his cross-examination during the prosecution’s case-in-chief, for example), & so far have prevented Baez from “going there”. Baez is living in his own “fictional world” if he thinks he’s gonna get his client out of her hot mess this way, coz it’ll only mean a 2nd trial, more taxpayer $$ down the drain, & it’s really suited to his own agenda of getting publicity & getting off the case w/o her firing him & w/o being terminally ill (since he’s obligated to stay there by FL Statute now) & getting into the bigger-$$ “legal analyst-contributor” realm. jmho

  18. Evelyn
    06/20/2011 at 3:45 pm

    At the risk of getting your blood pressure up, go to Dr. Lillian Glass’s body language blog on Casey Anthony today. She talks about Baez and what a big star he will be. I might now have to go there anymore for my own blood pressure’s sake.

  19. Kay
    06/20/2011 at 3:46 pm

    Maria :Well, donchais, you get another day off! I was so looking forward to getting this thing moving along and over with. From the sounds of Baez this morning, he’s going to bore the jury to death with more DNA evidence. I can guarantee if he keeps on beating this dead horse the jury is going to be furious. Shoulda, woulda been there, well it wasn’t. He’d better get with the drowning proof, not to mention the sexual abuse or he and his client are toast!

    Baez hasn’t heard of the unwritten scientific rule that says, “you can’t prove a negative”. Baez is however, proving Newton’s laws of classical mechanics: “a body once set in motion will stay in motion, unless acted on by an external unbalanced force”.

  20. kas
    06/20/2011 at 4:01 pm

    Considering that Saturday night the talking heads were tripping over themselves trying to explain what a bang-up job Dr. Spitz had done, I seriously can’t wait for their interpretation of this morning.

    When Nancy Grace becomes the go-to for Accuracy in Media (at least where this trial is concerned and so long as you don’t get her started on poor poor George and Cindy), we’ve officially reached Critical Mass.

    As for Baez, he doesn’t know “too far”. He clearly lacks any sort if “Shame” gene the rest of us have. My word, Saturday he literally argued he shouldn’t have to follow the rules of the Court. (He and his client were made for each other.)

  21. donchais
    06/20/2011 at 4:44 pm

    Kay, not sure Rodriguez know of the testimony, but the State by law had to turn the video over to the defense.Rodriguez allegedly formed his opinion in January/February 2011.

    Reality, Baez doesn’t need consent. Did you not understand that it referred to the Appellate Court?

    Anon, you are absolutely correct, I am biased! Biased on behalf of a defenseless baby! If that makes me PATHETIC, I’m happy to be so. BTW, Caylee lived in the very same country that is supposed to uphold the law and the rights of it’s citizens, no matter their age!

    Evelyn, sometimes Glass makes me scratch my head!

    kas, it’s a mystery to me! You’re right, he and his client were made for each other!

  22. Reality
    06/20/2011 at 10:21 pm

    The mistrial issue was brought up because a local legal analyst stated that if Judge Perry himself declares a mistrial then that would give the defense the opportunity to object to it and thus call for double jeopardy, setting their client free. Perhaps you can expound on that aspect relating to the lower court only (before it reached the appellate level).

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