Caylee Anthony Missing: Casey Anthony Wins Legal Battle But on the Verge of Losing Indictment War … George Anthony to Testify Against Casey
The judges decisions yesterday was no big deal … its called discovery. An indictment is imminent … this is just a legal defense dog and pony show.
JOEY JACKSON, DEFENSE ATTORNEY: No, I understand that. But Midwin is absolutely right on point here. The reality is, Jane, is that an indictment is imminent. And what you have to do is you have to really, if you`re the judge, determine whether or not it makes sense to turn this information over now. The defense is entitled to examine the evidence, evaluate the evidence, and having done so, to put up the best defense they possibly can.
Casey Anthony’s attorney may have won a couple of legal battles yesterday; however, come Tuesday of next week when the grand jury convenes, she will lose the Caylee homicide indictment war. Play all the legal games you want this week because next week you will pay the piper.
The walls are closing in on Casey Anthony
The judge considered 11 motions, tabled 3 of them and granted 8 of them including access to forensic evidence. However, is this really any big deal? The defense would have had access to this after Tuesday when the grand jury indicts Casey Anthony on homicide charges which they most certainly will. The prosecutors office has to share the evidence with the defense … that happens in every case. The Nancy Grace Show is making too much of this. Next week begins Justice for Caylee …
LEONARD PADILLA, BOUNTY HUNTER: Well, let me see if I can put this in perspective. What the eight victories that she got are called Pyrrhic victories, OK? What she did was get a 10-day limit, which — when the grand jury comes in with the indictment, and I`m sure they will on Tuesday or Wednesday, it`s still within the 10 days that they had to release that information under discovery rules, anyhow.
As far as the safety issue, I can tell you this. I raised that the day after the results from Tennessee came in and the DNA from the FBI lab came in. I raised that as a strong issue with Jose Baez. And I says, We have a safety issue with your client. We have to do something.
NANCY GRACE SHOW
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A judge has granted several motions requested by Casey Anthony`s attorney. Her defense was granted access to forensic tests, DNA samples and hair strands within 10 days. But a special request to let Anthony travel in secrecy to search for her missing daughter has been tabled until at least Monday. In another major development in this case, her father, George, will testify against her during a grand jury hearing next week.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Reportedly, he`s going to talk about the confrontation he had with Casey when she didn`t want him to go inside her trunk.
GEORGE ANTHONY, MISSING TODDLER`S GRANDFATHER: Casey, I`ve got an extra set of keys, I`ll go in the truck and get it. So her and I got in a little verbal…
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She didn`t want you to go in the…
GEORGE ANTHONY: She don`t want me going in the trunk of the car. So as I`m getting ready to go out through our inner garage door and open up the big garage door, she just blows right past me. Dad, I`ll get your — thing. She said something very crude to me that I don`t appreciate.
VELEZ-MITCHELL: But Leonard, she is asking for permission to go and search for her daughter, quote, unquote. That`s one of the rulings that the judge did not finalize today. He didn`t say yes or no. But they filed a motion. If she`s so scared about her safety, why is it that she`s seeking now a motion after all this time, after she partied and went shopping during a time when she could have been searching for her daughter — now they`re petitioning the court, Let`s go and let her search for her daughter.
Casey Anthony’s attorney can perform of the legal three ring circus trick he wants to, it is not going to prevent the fact that next week Casey Anthony will be indicted for homicide in the case of her missing daughter Caylee Anthony and rearrested without bail.
PADILLA: That is typical Casey/Jose Baez stuff that has — it`s meaningless. The minute she gets rearrested on the murder charge or the manslaughter charge, when it`s brought in by the indictment, she`ll have a no bail and she won`t be able to go anywhere anyhow. And the judge tabled that.
The judge was very astute in the way he granted certain motions and the way he tabled certain motions. The ones that he granted — discovery is going to be available next Thursday or Friday anyhow, still within the 10 days. He was very astute in what he did.
But that is typical Casey, typical Jose Baez. But the thing about it is, there is a safety issue, and I wouldn`t even want her out there searching, if I was in charge of her. That is just — I don`t know what that`s about.
VELEZ-MITCHELL: You talk about the safety issue, you`re talking about threats? Is that what you`re saying?
PADILLA: Absolutely. Yes, you`ve got massive amounts of people in Florida that would harm her, if they could get a chance. You`ve got the protesters out in front of the house that rally every now and then. That`s the kind of stuff you don`t want her exposed to, whether it`s in secret or in private. I mean, any way, shape or form, you don`t want her out there. I don`t know what they`re doing that for.