Search This Blog

Popular Posts

Lets Always Remeber Little Caylee Marie Anthony and get her Justice

Caylee Marie Anthony Case

Caylee Marie Anthony Case

On myspace http://www.myspace.com/themissingandforgotten

Thursday, March 31, 2011

A very Short Hearing Today in the Casey Anthony Case Only over 20 mins



At 10:02 the hearing started no Baez. The court room was so empty it is probaly to do with the severe weather we have been having in central fl for the past 14 hours. Casey Look tired and very anxious for being there today. But she did look back and smile at me. I was talking to Cindy about that Protester Patrica Young and recalling that night when Patrica would not ever go away. She Thank me once again for being there that day and helping search for Caylee. She told me George will not be here today but maybe tomorrow. So I moved over to Caylee's Side and Dave Knechel came in and sat right Next to me. We chat for few and we both did not almost come today because of the weather.
Cheney Mason: Said Good news The good news is, for the most part, I'm advised the state doesn't have objections," defense attorney J. Cheney Mason told Judge Belvin Perry.
Cheney informed the judge that they have voluntarily removed Sharon Cadieux from the list, saying neither side has been able to get cooperation from her; Cadieux went to the Anthony's home in 2008 to protest and George Anthony, Casey's father, pushed her during an altercation.
"All of the rest of the witnesses have been deposed," Cheney said. "With the exception of doctors Danziger and Weitz, who are scheduled for [state] deposition next week."
State prosecutors then had an opportunity to speak, concurring with what Cheney said about witnesses. Prosecutor Jeff Ashton suggested to Judge Perry that any matters involving the aforementioned doctors, who plan to testify about Casey's state of mind, be reset for discussion after they have completed their depositions. The letters that two people sent to Judge Stevenson was from Lauren Buchanan and Myself Concern what we had seen or not seen on At 10:02 the hearing started no Baez. The court room was empty it is probaly to do with the severe weather we have been having in central fl for the past 14 hours. Casey Look tired and very anious for being there today. But she did look back and smile at me. I was talking to Cindy about that Protester Patica Young and recalling that night when Patica would not ever go away. She Thank me once again for being there that day and helping search for Caylee. She told me George will not be here today but mabe tommrow. So I moved over to Caylee's Side and Dave Knechel came in and sat right Next to me. We chat for few and we both did not almost come today because of the weather.
Chenney Masion: Said Good news The good news is, for the most part, I'm advised the state doesn't have objections," defense attorney J. Cheney Mason told Judge Belvin Perry.
Cheney informed the judge that they have voluntarily removed Sharon Cadieux from the list, saying neither side has been able to get cooperation from her; Cadieux went to the Anthony's home in 2008 to protest and George Anthony, Casey's father, pushed her during an altercation.
"All of the rest of the witnesses have been deposed," Cheney said. "With the exception of doctors Danziger and Weitz, who are scheduled for [state] deposition next week."
State prosecutors then had an opportunity to speak, concurring with what Cheney said about witnesses. Prosecutor Jeff Ashton suggested to Judge Perry that any matters involving the aforementioned doctors, who plan to testify about Casey's state of mind, be reset for discussion after they have completed their depositions. The letters that two people sent to Judge Stevenson was from Lauren Buchahan and Myself Concern what we had seen or not seen on Suburban Dr the summer of 2008 and winter of 2008. Drive the summer of 2008 and winter of 2008.





This is what Kathy from wftv says:The defense was quite subdued after making some very serious accusations against the judge last week.

In a motion filed by defense attorney Cheney Mason (read it), Chief Judge Belvin Perry was called "biased" and factually and legally wrong in deciding to allow the jury to hear all of Casey's lies to investigators and to her family early on in the case.

Thursday, Mason did not address his accusations during or after court. Other than cutting off Judge Perry at the beginning of the hearing, Mason did not address in any way his accusations that Judge Perry was "disingenuous" and flat-out wrong to allow jurors to hear Casey Anthony lie to investigators and to her family during phone calls and visits with them when she was in jail.

The judge previously rejected defense arguments that Casey was actually in custody and that her parents and brother were acting as agents of investigators, so she should have been told she had a right to remain silent.

Rare for a Casey Anthony hearing, Thursday morning's hearing was over in around 20 minutes.

"The good news is, for the most part, I'm advised the state doesn't have objections," defense attorney J. Cheney Mason told Judge Belvin Perry.

Cheney informed the judge that they have voluntarily removed Sharon Cadieux from the list, saying neither side has been able to get cooperation from her; Cadieux went to the Anthony's home in 2008 to protest and George Anthony, Casey's father, pushed her during an altercation.

"All of the rest of the witnesses have been deposed," Cheney said. "With the exception of doctors Danziger and Weitz, who are scheduled for [state] deposition next week."

State prosecutors then had an opportunity to speak, concurring with what Cheney said about witnesses. Prosecutor Jeff Ashton suggested to Judge Perry that any matters involving the aforementioned doctors, who plan to testify about Casey's state of mind, be reset for discussion after they have completed their depositions.

WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said he's not surprised by Mason's demeanor in court Thursday.

"What people don't realize is that you file these motions, you make your arguments. Once you get a ruling, you move on. It's not personal, it's business," Sheaffer said.

After court, WFTV tried to ask Mason about his accusations against the judge. Instead, he hid his face behind his umbrella..

Both sides are to be back in court at 9:00am Friday morning to go over several remaining motions. WFTV.com




http://www.docstoc.com/docs/32326505/Casey-Anthony-Defense-team-Laura-Buchanan-signed-statement
http://www.wesh.com/casey-anthony-extended-coverage/25828004/detail.html

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Patrica Young ohhh my





I would like to say something about this Patrica Young, The woman has no class at all! She and her nasty lover would stay and stalk the Anthony's for hours at their house. They would say awful things to they Anthony's. Like the night when she was harassing George Anthony I was there. I heard her in the back saying I want to kill Casey Anthony. So when she saw george pulled up she walked over their and started scearming baby killer the Anthony's support a baby killer. So Cindy came up in the yard and nailing no tresping signs in the yard. I came up to her and said , hi im Joy and I know Casey Anthony from Cowboys. I was helping doing a live search for Caylee and Equusearch. She said, Joy it's so nice to meet you Im glad not everyone out here screams like this, I laughed. When the yelling got more intense Cindy ask me to walk with her closer to George because this lady Patrica has been stalking them for days in front of the house and want go away.I said yes I will help... So when Patrica was yelling baby killer and stuff about god. I said; did god create Adam and eve or bill and Steve? That shut her up for only a few seconds. Than I told her she was not acting like a loving Christian should if you care about Caylee go help search for her. I told her I just searched over eight hours by a lake with a 7 foot alligator within 3 feet of me. She started to cuss me out. Than George Anthony has had enough of her BS! He warned her 4 times that night to get out of his yard and away from his car. She came at him with a sign and threat in to hit him. George Anthony defended for him self. The woman Patrica young is so insane and needs to get some help! I can't stand her voice and her attitude just sucks too!

James Hataway Trial starts today



I was at the Trial today, I will have my full story on the case later today.

Thursday, March 17, 2011






ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- Casey Anthony's murder trial could be in jeopardy if proposed legislative funding cuts go through, according to Orange County Clerk of Courts Lydia Gardner.

Gardner said the court won't be able to afford the trial, which would then be canceled, if the proposed 5 percent cut goes through.

Gardner released this statement to WFTV: “Our funding for the Casey Anthony trial is in serious jeopardy at this time. The Florida Senate has proposed a 5 percent cut to our budget in the 4th quarter, just as the Anthony trial is scheduled to begin. I have informed both the Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court as well as Chief Judge Belvin Perry of these dire circumstances. If the Senate proposal goes through, the trial is in jeopardy of being canceled or suspended.”

However, a spokesperson for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court suggests that talks of continuing the case are "extremely premature."

"The State vs. Casey Anthony trial is moving forward. It has not been continued," said the Chief of Due Process Services, Karen Levey.

Casey's trial is scheduled for May 9.

Could the Orange County Deputies and the FBI botched band on Caylee's hair?






ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- New numbers show the case against Casey Anthony will cost the courts more than $360,000, according to a report in the Orlando Sentinel.

Most of that money will cover sequestering the jury.The hotel bill for 12 jurors and eight alternates is expected to cost more than $125,000 and close to $50,000 will go toward meals.

Transportation, security, juror wages, and miscellaneous expenses are expected to cost more than $170,000.



STATE FILES RESPONSE OVER HAIR EVIDENCE IN CASEY CASE

The state filed its response Wednesday to a defense motion trying to keep key evidence about a hair found in Casey Anthony's car trunk out of court.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
READ: State's Response On Hair Evidence
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


A hair in the trunk did show signs of decomposition, but the defense says there's not enough "science" to back up that claim.

Prosecutors submitted more than 300 pages of case law to back their claims.

The judge still has to rule on the issue.


DOCUMENT RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT EVIDENCE IN CASEY CASE

A newly released report (read it) shows Casey Anthony’s defense is trying to claim the Orange County medical examiner botched Caylee Anthony's autopsy.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
READ: Defense Dr. On Caylee Autopsy
VIDEO REPORT: Defense: Autopsy Was Botched
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The defense is trying to prove that the duct tape on Caylee's mouth was placed there after Casey was already in jail.

Casey's defense team is working hard to discredit the Orange County medical examiner Dr. Jan Garavalia and her findings of Caylee's autopsy.

“Many have tried to discredit her, few if any have been successful,” said WFTV’s legal analyst Bill Scheaffer.

The defense hired their own expert Werner Spitz, a Michigan forensic pathologist, to perform another autopsy. He questioned the timing of when the duct tape was placed over Caylee's mouth.

“The defense is also trying to attack the integrity of the crime scene and implying that the body was placed there after Casey was in jail, that the duct tape was placed on Caylee after Casey was in jail,” said Scheaffer.

Spitz claimed he didn't find any of Caylee's DNA on the duct tape that was supposed to be attached to her hair.

This statement contradicts the Orange County medical examiner's findings. But Scheaffer said this argument may not be enough to convince a jury.

“I don't believe that this in and of itself is going to be enough to raise reasonable doubt,” he said.

The defense's doctor also said the cause of Caylee's death is undetermined and that there's no scientific evidence it was murder.




ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- The Orange County Sheriff's Office is mourning the deaths of two deputies that died within just days of each other.

Homicide detective 48-year-old Michael Erikson collapsed and died Wednesday night. The department was already reeling from the death of 40-year-old Deputy Sebastian Diana over the weekend.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said his deputies are shaken to the core about the deaths. Both men were on the force for more than a decade and were very well-liked and highly respected.

“He was a very neighborly guy, very outgoing, very well respected here within our organization,” said Demings.

On Wednesday, Erickson collapsed while playing racquetball with a neighbor at the YMCA aquatic center off International Drive.

Erickson worked for the sheriff's department for 13 years and was set to testify in the Casey Anthony murder trial. Erickson was the first detective to interview Lee Anthony in 2008 and also interviewed Casey's neighbor, who loaned her a shovel during the time Caylee was missing.

WFTV’s legal analyst Bill Sheaffer says any statements detective Erickson made before his death can be used at trial.

“The state can use his deposition as substantive evidence as though he was there in person,” said Sheaffer.

Just days before Erickson’s death, the sheriff's office lost Diana, who contracted a bacterial infection after giving a 3-month-old mouth-to-mouth resuscitation back in 2006.

The child didn't make it and Diana was sick off and on for the past few years. Family members said his heart finally gave out.

“In many ways the life he was trying to save may have caused his own life,” said Demings. “That's what law enforcement officers do. They put themselves in harm's way every day and that's what it's all about.”

Because he died in the line of duty, Diana’s family will receive a portion of his pay and benefits for life.

Both men leave behind a wife and children.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Could Caylee Have Drowned And Casey panic?





Posted: 12:22 pm EST March 11, 2011
Updated: 9:23 am EDT March 14, 2011

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- New documents were released in the case against Casey Anthony Friday. The documents reveal new information about one of Casey's friends who wore a wire for the FBI, during a conversation with her.

It's another bombshell dropped in the case against Casey, almost three years after it started.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOCUMENTS: Examination Report | Lab Report
READ TRANSCRIPT: EquuSearch Volunteer
VIDEO REPORT: Documents Released In Casey Case
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Mark Hawkins

Mark Hawkins told the FBI that Casey called him around the time that Caylee Anthony disappeared and said she was upset, that something had happened "a long time ago."

Hawkins also said that Casey had told her mother and brother about it and they were angry and frustrated, but she couldn't talk about it over the phone.

Casey and Hawkins met at Colonial High School and had remained close friends.

Hawkins told investigators that when Casey texted him, Caylee had been missing for 31 days. He said he called her and asked why she hadn't told anyone until then.

Hawkins also said Casey told him "she was worried for Caylee's safety and that she conducted her own investigation." Hawkins also said he got a text from her two months later, saying she missed him and wanted to see him.

So in October 2008, Hawkins, who worked with the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service, or NCIS, agreed to come to Orlando, put on a wire and visit Casey.

The first time, he rode with Cindy to pick up Casey from attorney Jose Baez's office. The second time, when he wore the recording device, he visited with Casey at her house.

The documents also show when he asked Casey what she couldn't tell him over the phone, she said her brother Lee knew most of the story about what had happened to Caylee and she would tell him all about it "some day."

The NCIS report says Casey never made any admissions to Hawkins about Caylee's death or knowing where Caylee was.

Hawkins said he called her house and in the document he stated, "She had no idea where Caylee was. She said the last time she saw her was when she dropped her off at the babysitter's. Casey told me when she tried to call the babysitter's phone it was turned off."

Hawkins also told investigators when Casey would argue with her parents she would frequently go away for some time with Caylee.

The new documents also show defense experts question the validity of testing done on Casey's car trunk. Defense experts said the air tests that found chloroform and other compounds of human decomposition are experimental, and that bugs found in Casey's trunk could have been attracted by the trash. The defense said they are not proof Caylee's body was there.

During questioning, chief medical examiner doctor Gary Utz was asked if he found any trauma to Caylee's body to prove she was murdered.

He replied there wasn't, but that most of the body was gone by the time they discovered it. Utz also said he didn't find any toxic chemicals during the autopsy, like the chloroform found in the trunk of Casey's car.

Also Friday, WFTV obtained some of the evidence the defense has gathered and shared with prosecutors, showing there was no DNA found on the laundry bag and on Caylee's shorts, which were found with her remains.

In the documents, WFTV found a transcript of a phone interview with EquuSearch volunteer Linda Ann Davis, conducted by the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Davis said she searched the heavily-wooded area behind the Anthony home on Suburban Drive. She was asked to describe the surroundings and who assisted in the search for Caylee Anthony.

Casey has pleaded not guilty in the death of her daughter. She goes to trial on May 9.


DNA Setback For Defense

The new evidence also revealed a setback in the defense team's effort to raise reasonable doubt.

DNA tests requested by Anthony's lawyers on a laundry bag and short that were found with Caylee's remains came back negative for any trace of male DNA.

Anthony's defense contends someone other than her placed the remains in the woods off of Suburban Drive.

Phony Calls?

Documents also reveal multiple search volunteers accused defense team investigators of trying to misrepresent themselves.

The volunteers claimed to have received a call from someone who told them he was calling from the Orange County Courthouse.

Detectives launched an investigation, but could not find probably cause that defense team investigators illegally impersonated law enforcement.


Evidence links from Friday’s release:
Orange County Sheriff's forensics report on Casey's computer. www.wesh.com
E-mails that Yuri Melich and Anne Pham exchanged about the search for Caylee. www.wesh.com
FBI's discovery of evidence log: www.wesh.com
OCSO's evidence log: www.wesh.com
New information in an NCIS document that reporter Bob Kealing will talk more about during the noon news show reveals that a "source" was used to meet with Casey while wearing a wire during the search for Caylee. Take a look at the doc here: www.wesh.com
More evidence forms, plus e-mails between Yuri Melich and Tony Lazzaro about a book or notebook mentioned in the evidence logs. www.wesh.com
Search forms from TES volunteer Julie Davis: www.wesh.com
OCSO interview with Julie Davis: www.wesh.com
OSCO investigates complaints about misrepresentation of private investigators: www.wesh.com
OSCO says an inmate named Richard Duncan claimed to have information about Casey: www.wesh.com
Defense Expert Report from Barry Logan www.wesh.com
Defense Expert Report From Dr. Tim Huntington: www.wesh.com
E-Mails Between Anne Pham, Cpl. Edwards: www.wesh.com
Bug Data & Temps: www.wesh.com
Defense Expert DNA Analysis Of Laundry Bag: www.wesh.com
Forensic entomology investigation on lab report: www.wesh.com
Subpoena for Mark NeJame: www.wesh.com
OCSO's questions for searchers: www.wesh.com

Friday, March 4, 2011

Another child death by parents, he wet his pants. He had blunt force trauma to the boy's head. Mom keeps on watching movie and eating pizza







Mom, Boyfriend Ate Pizza As Beaten Son Died
Posted: 6:01 am EST March 4, 2011
Updated: 7:27 am EST March 4, 2011

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- An Orange County mother and her boyfriend are accused of beating her 3-year-old son to death after he wet his pants.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CRIME REPORTS: Map Crimes In Your Neighborhood
RAW VIDEO: Mom, Boyfriend Perp Walk
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Authorities say 26-year-old Robin Greinke and 33-year-old Steven Neil were arrested Thursday.

WFTV was there as 26-year-old Robin Greinke and her boyfriend 33-year-old Steven Neil were hauled off to jail after being arrested on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and child neglect.

Orange County Sheriff's investigators say Noah Fake died Tuesday morning. Deputies say the child wasn't breathing when they arrived at his home. An autopsy revealed blunt force trauma to the boy's head.

Officials say the mother confessed to the attack after being confronted with autopsy results. She told deputies she was concerned about her son, but ate pizza and watched a movie with her boyfriend after the Monday night beating.

The names of attorneys representing the pair were not immediately available.

Copyright 2011 by wftv.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Two Children bodies are found in suitcase, How SICK!

Second child's body found in luggage in Delray Beach canal
Boy, age 10 to 12 found around 3 p.m. in canal after girl, 6 to 12, found around 9 a.m.


10:25 p.m. EST, March 2, 2011
E-mail Print Share Text Size fl-delray-dufflebag-body-20110302
Delray Beach —
Police found the bodies of two young children stuffed in luggage and submerged in a canal on Wednesday within hours of each other.

A girl's body, between 6 and 12 years old, was found in a black duffel bag around 9 a.m. in the C-15 canal, a few hundred yards west of the two-lane bridge connecting Carl Bolter Drive and Brant Drive, Delray Beach police Sgt. Nicole Guerriero said.

Around 3 p.m., Delray Beach and Boca Raton police divers found the boy's body, about 10-12 years old, stuffed in a black canvas-type suitcase. The boy's body was about a half mile west of where the girl's body was found, Guerriero said.

Police have no clues to the children's identities.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Get the day's top stories in your inbox. Click here to sign up for the Midday Update newsletter
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------



The girl is described as black and weighing 70-90 pounds. She is just over 4 feet tall and her hair was braided with white or clear beads, according to the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's Office.

She was wearing a short-sleeved shirt, dark-colored pants and blue 'Polo' brand sneakers, Guerriero said. The boy also was black, and wearing dark blue or black shorts.

The medical examiner had not confirmed Wednesday night if the children were blood relatives, but, Guerriero said, detectives believe the boy and girl may be related because of their close proximity in the canal and that both bodies were packed in luggage.

"Somebody knows them," Guerriero said. "Somebody's missing these kids, whether it's a teacher, a grandfather, a grandmother, an aunt, and we need them to call."

Investigators don't know how long the bodies were in the water or how they got there.

"There's lots of access to this canal," Guerriero said. "It could be [tossed] from a bridge, it could [have floated there] from another city. Who knows?"

The canal runs from U.S. 441 to the Intracoastal Waterway. Canal current could have carried the bodies to Delray Beach from anywhere along its length, she said.

Neighbors in the area were rattled by the discoveries.

"I'm devastated, poor little child," Jackie Jeffrey said earlier in the day, before the second body had been found. "It's just a crazy parent, that's what I'm thinking."

Christine Abramson just moved onto Eagle Drive six months ago.

"It's terrible, it's terrifying," she said. "You wouldn't expect that from this neighborhood."

The area is a middle-class, south-Delray Beach community with well-kept homes on large lots surrounded by manicured lawns with plenty of children.

"You don't worry about them going outside," Jeffrey said.

"I don't think it was anyone from around here," daughter Alyssa Mazza, 19, said.

Police were releasing as much information as they could as fast as they could to try to identify the children as quickly as possible, Guerriero said.

"We're checking national databases trying to see if there's any [missing] child that matches the description," she said.

With easy access to the canal from Interstate 95, Congress Avenue, Federal Highway and all points in between, disposing of the bodies would not have been difficult, Guerriero said.

"These children could be from anywhere," she said. "They could even be from out of state."

Detectives plan to work with the Palm Beach County School District to search for patterns of children suddenly absent from class, she said.

Divers were shaken up when they discovered the boy's body, Guerriero said. They were in the canal looking for evidence related to discovery of the girl when they found the suitcase with the boy.

The underwater search is to resume Thursday.

"God forbid [more bodies are found]. We never thought we'd find two," Guerriero said. "It's bad, it's devastating, it's really horrible."

"There is a bad person out there right now," Guerriero said. "There is a very dangerous person still out there and we need to find that person so he doesn't do this to another child."

Police ask anyone with information to contact Delray Beach police Detective Pete Sosa, 561-243-7828; Detective Jason Jabcuga, 561-243-6220; or CrimeStoppers, 800-458-8477.

wkroustan@tribune or 561-243-6623

The Three Anthonys went to Casey Hearing Today








10:18 am EST March 2, 2011
Updated: 6:47 pm EST March 2, 2011

ORLANDO, Fla. -- An emotional hearing on several motions in the case against Casey Anthony wrapped up Wednesday evening with attorneys prepared to head back to court Thursday.

Casey walked into the courtroom at 9:05am, wearing a red sweater and dark slacks. She was accompanied by her lawyers. Casey's parents were both on hand to testify in the hearing.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CASEY ENTERS COURT: Raw Video | See Images
CASEY CRIES IN COURT: Images | Video
DETECTIVE TESTIFIES: Pt. 1 Of 4 | Pt. 2 | Pt. 3 | Pt. 4
INSIDE THE COURTROOM: Casey, Cindy, George
VIDEO REPORTS: Casey Anthony Back In Court
CINDY TESTIFIES: Part 1 of 3 | Part 2 | Part 3
GEORGE TESTIFIES: Part 1 of 2 | Part 2
MOTIONS: Cindy's Testimony | To Quash
BELICH: Motion To Strike From Witness List
BILL SHEAFFER: Analysis Before Hearing
READ: Motions To Be Heard March 2-3
911 CALLS: Dead Body | Turn In Casey | Caylee Gone
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The first discussion was a motion to quash on the subpoenas for jail employees.

The Orange County Corrections attorney started by bringing up the jailhouse video showing Casey's reaction to Caylee's remains being found. However, it's a moot point since the state isn't going to use it; as a result, the jail wants the subpoenas of Orange County jail employees to be dropped.

Casey's attorney, Jose Baez, also shared his opinion on the jail attorney's comments. As a resolution, Baez is expected to meet with the prosecution about needed interviews.

Attorneys also discussed the sequestering of George and Cindy Anthony during hearings and, ultimately, the trial. Perry said it will be case-by-case, but offered to let them testify first so they would be able to listen to the rest of the hearing.

Cindy was called to testify shortly thereafter and Casey began crying as soon as her mother was sworn in.

The prosecution is trying to establish a case for law enforcement discussions with Casey and her statements made the night, and following day, when her mother called 911 in July 2008. The defense believes they should be suppressed.

Cindy was visibly upset on the stand as she struggled with questions from prosecutors about whether she wanted her daughter arrested when she learned of Caylee's disappearance.

"Seeing your daughter is very traumatic, being handcuffed and taken to the car," Cindy said on the stand about the night Casey was arrested.

The prosecution was not playing softball with Cindy and pushed her hard to help them support their argument that Casey's comments to law enforcement are admissible and should not be suppressed, which is what the defense is fighting for.

"I tried to get Casey to take me to Caylee," Cindy said.

"Then you wanted deputies to find Caylee?" prosecutor Linda Drane-Burdick asked.

"Yes," she said. "It was a very difficult night, evening for me that day. I'm not stupid. This is very unsettling for me."

Cindy stepped down from testifying and Casey seemed to do everything she could not to look at her mother as she got down from the stand. As Cindy walked past Casey, Cindy looked over and Casey just stared down at her papers.

At about 10:55am, George Anthony took the stand to testify. As George took the stand, he appeared to blow a kiss toward his daughter as she seemed to try to hold back tears.

Questions went right to the night deputies were first called to the Anthony house.

"I asked what was wrong. She said Caylee was missing. 'Someone has Caylee,'" George said. "The topic was about Caylee and trying to find where she was at."

Baez pressed George about how Casey was taken into custody and whether she was read her Miranda rights. The questioning was directed at whether Casey voluntarily went with a detective looking for Caylee and whether the intention of detectives was to look for Caylee or to charge Casey with a crime.

"I know there were some unpleasantries. Answers about where my granddaughter was at," he said.

Baez also asked George to describe when Casey was handcuffed by officers.

"I walked outside with the deputy who had escorted my daughter," he said.

"How long was Casey in the back of the police car?" Baez asked.

"Maybe about 30 minutes to an hour," George replied.

George told Baez that Casey was taken out of the handcuffs and escorted back into the home. Later that evening, George said Casey and a detective spoke alone in her room. He said he did not know what they talked about.

Judge Belvin Perry set the tone of authority in his courtroom and kept both sides on track during George's testimony.

Prosecutor Linda Drane-Burdick was questioning George Anthony. The two started going back and forth over whether deputies responded quickly enough when Caylee was first reported missing.

Judge Perry stepped in right away.

"That's a sore subject between you and I and we can badger all day long," George said to Drane-Burdick.

"Excuse me, I am going to object," Drane-Burdick replied.

"Just a second folks, listen ... question, answer .... be quiet! Question and answer. Don't talk over each other," Perry stated.

George stepped down from the stand at approximately 10:47am.

After Orange County Deputy Ryan Eberlin briefly took the stand, Judge Perry called for a recess until 1:30pm.

When the hearing resumed, Deputy Eberlin was back on the stand. Casey's attorney, Cheney Mason, questioned Eberlin about what happened when he responded to a 911 call made by Cindy.

The defense said that Casey was wrongly handcuffed by a rookie deputy and is trying to convince Judge Perry to throw out evidence.

Deputy Eberlin admitted that he wrongly handcuffed Casey, and shortly after removed the handcuffs. Eberlin said that after the mistake was corrected, Casey was free to do what she pleased; she was not considered a suspect.

After Deputy Eberlin stepped down from the stand, Deputy Adriana Acevedo was called.

Deputy Acevedo was also asked to describe when she responded to the Anthonys' home on Suburban Drive. She also talked about when Casey accompanied Acevedo in her sheriff's office cruiser to the Sawgrass Apartments, where Casey said she left Caylee with her alleged nanny, Zenaida Gonzalez.

At 2:38pm, Judge Perry called for a 15-minute mid-afternoon break.

When they resumed, Detective Yuri Melich took the stand. Melich was asked by Baez about Caylee's disappearance and about the night officers responded to the home.

"I was unaware that she was placed in handcuffs," Melich told Baez when asked about Casey being taken into custody. "I was unaware of what transpired before I got there."

Baez proceeded to ask Melich about Casey's claim that she worked for Universal Studios. Melich escorted her to the park after she stated in a verbal and written statement that she was an employee there.

Melich stated that he believed she was lying about her employment. When they were at the theme park, employees could not find Casey in their database.

"I can't fathom that the mother of a missing child could lie about this," Melich said.

The hearing wrapped up a few minutes before 5:00pm. There were no decisions made on Wednesday regarding Casey's statements to law enforcement, and Judge Perry called for a recess until 9:00am Thursday with several outstanding motions yet to be discussed.

Casey goes on trial May 9.


BILL SHEAFFER ANALYSIS OF CASEY HEARING

WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said Judge Perry will not be as forgiving and calm as the previous judge on the case, who removed himself over an alleged relationship with a blogger. Judge Perry has a reputation for running a tight ship and his style is expected to keep the case moving.

Sheaffer listened and analyzed developments from court Wednesday. There are nine motions expected to be heard and Sheaffer said they're all important. He said Wednesday and Thursday's hearings will be vitally important in the case against Casey.

"It's the defense's attempt to limit that evidence and try to break the circumstantial evidence chain the state will use to try to convict Casey," Sheaffer explained.

The court spent hours on motion two, discussing Casey's statements with law enforcement after Cindy called to report Caylee's disappearance. The defense wanted that suppressed.

There are four motions to suppress or exclude statements or evidence in the case. Sheaffer told WFTV that all four are important.

"Why is it important? Because each and every bit of evidence is what's used to form that circumstantial evidence chain to show Casey was the killer of the child," Sheaffer said.

The defense, Sheaffer said, will try to break that chain that goes toward raising a reasonable doubt in the case.

Another motion seeks to strike the defendant's supplemental witness list.

Sheaffer said the defense failed to file that list on time, and now the court will likely weigh the people on that list on a case-by-case basis. Sheaffer said, in order for the defense to succeed, it must win at least a few of the motions.

WFTV will be in court Thursday to hear arguments over more significant motions, including a contempt of court case against Baez.

A court hearings this week ,Baez is blaming other people for his problems.

There's still a very busy week ahead in the case against Casey.

Motion hearings are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, and there's a status hearing scheduled for Friday.

Casey's defense team is expected to talk about late witnesses they just added in the past two weeks







Posted: 4:55 pm EST March 1, 2011
Updated: 6:59 pm EST March 1, 2011

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- WFTV has learned how Casey Anthony's lead attorney, Jose Baez, is going to try to defend himself against a civil contempt of court allegation. It seems Baez is blaming other people for his problems.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
BILL SHEAFFER: Analysis Of Baez Placing Blame
BAEZ MOTION: Attorney Fires Back Over Allegations
BELICH: Motion To Strike From Witness List
READ: Motions To Be Heard March 2-3
VIDEO REPORT: Baez To Defend Self In Court
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Baez is blaming the prosecutor for playing games, and blaming Chief Judge Belvin Perry for allowing it. Baez even blamed the judge for not responding to his request.

WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer says the blame game is not going to fly with the judge.

Baez faces possible jail time or fines if the judge finds him in contempt of court for missing yet another court-ordered deadline. Judge Perry ordered Baez to defend himself, but Baez has gone on the attack.

"It's, 'I'm not at fault because, judge, it's your fault and it's the prosecutors' fault together and separately,'" Sheaffer told WFTV (watch raw interview).

Baez was given 13 days at a February 4 hearing to give prosecutors his specific arguments as to why air tests done on Casey Anthony's trunk, showing evidence of human decomposition, are not based on sound, time-tested science. Baez wants the evidence thrown out.

Tuesday, Baez says the specifics prosecutors want, and the judge has ordered, are not legally required and Baez implies the judge is enabling what he calls prosecutors' games to disrupt his work on Casey's defense.

"That's probably the most obnoxious of the allegations, is that somehow Judge Perry has become a puppet of the state," Sheaffer said.

But Baez also claims he was confused by the judge's order and attempted Monday, 11 days late, to provide more specific arguments against scientific evidence he's known about for at least two years.

Baez made what Sheaffer called a veiled threat that this distraction could lead him to ask for a delay of the trial.

Sheaffer says, if Baez believes he can pressure the judge to back down to avoid a possible delay or even an appeal issue, he's mistaken.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The investigation into the disappearance of three missing brothers in Morenci has turned into a murder investigation.






The investigation into the disappearance of three missing brothers in Morenci has turned into a murder investigation.

Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks said Tuesday that as information came out about unconfirmed sightings of the boys, false hope grew in the community. Also, the boys' father, John Skelton, who is jailed on parental kidnapping charges, gave investigators misinformation about the boys, Weeks said.
Weeks would not comment on certain aspects of the investigation, including what police found while searching Skelton's home. But he said Tuesday's announcement was based on information collected throughout the investigation.
"This is no longer a missing persons case, but a murder investigation," Weeks said. "I'm sure that when the time is appropriate ... charges will be requested."
He said Skelton, who has maintained he gave his boys to an organization, told police his sons are with a group called the United Foster Outreach and Underground Sanctuaries -- an organization Weeks said investigators have been unable to locate.
Weeks said early in the search for Andrew, 9; Alexander, 7, and Tanner Skelton, 5, that he did not anticipate a positive outcome.
Kathye Herrera, a family spokeswoman, read a statement at the news conference on behalf of the family.
"Days are long and nights are longer," she said. "Emotions are running the gamut from utter despair to the peaceful feeling that ... the boys are in a better place."
The brothers have been missing since Thanksgiving, when they were last seen in their father's custody. At a court hearing last week regarding Skelton's divorce and custody of the boys, Skelton reportedly told a judge that he couldn't return the boys to their mother, Tanya Skelton.
Weeks said that, come spring, when farmers go back to their fields and campers head to campgounds, he wants them to be aware that the boys still may be out there.
In the short term, Morenci schools will be preparing to handle grieving children. Superintendent Michael Osborne said schools will offer counseling to students.
Meanwhile, fund-raising efforts are planned, including an auction in March, to raise money for a reward fund.
Pastor Donna Galloway of the Morenci United Methodist Church said a memorial also is being planned. She said Tanya Skelton is comforted by knowing she'll see her sons again.
"She knows that when her time comes, that she faces eternity," Galloway said, "they will be waiting there for her."
Here is a new picture Of Jousha Davis just taken hours before he went missing without a trace.


NEW BRAUNFELS - The search for Joshua J. Davis has taken investigators across state lines, seeking information.

And authorities believe that someone, somewhere, knows more than they're telling about the toddler's Feb. 4 disappearance.

Lt. John McDonald of the New Braunfels Police Department criminal investigation division said FBI investigators have been talking to individuals far away from the Savannah Hill Circle neighborhood where 18-month-old Joshua vanished into thin air three weeks ago.

McDonald said the FBI has talked to individuals out of state who might have knowledge about the personalities of individuals connected to the case in some way.

"There's probably nothing more serious than a child case," he said. "Every day we chase new leads that come in."

This week, a fresh batch of rumors were circulating that Joshua had been found, but as of 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to dispatch, there was no new information in the case.

The leads are, for the most part, consistent in the areas they recommend searching or scenarios they recommended exploring, McDonald said.

"I do believe there are people out there who know some facts that we don't have, and I urge them to come forward," McDonald said.