Casey Anthony Murder Trial Day 29: Defense Filed Motion of Competency of Defendant Court Rules Competent to Proceed (Update: Defense Also Files for Mistrial for Death Penalty Opinion from a Florida Judge)
Well, we are finally getting news as to what the antics were all about on Saturday. It would appear that the defense filed motions as to the competency of their client.
Casey Anthony was seen and interviewed by three doctors on Saturday and Sunday.
The Court finds that the defended Casey Anthony competent to proceed … the trial will continue.
At this point in the trial, the defense files a motions as to Casey’s competency, really? What does that tell us as to how they think their case is going that they would look to have the trial stopped on such a technicality as to the competency of Casey Anthony? The Defense wasted a day of trial because of Casey’s so-called competency? What must the jury think of such a legal game played by the Defense as they have seen Casey laughing during the trial, smiling as well as some well timed tears.
UPDATE I: The Casey Anthony Defense team also filed a motion for mistrial on Monday. Defense attorney Ann Finnel filed a motion for mistrial Monday morning based on a recent opinion from a Florida judge.
WESH 2 legal analyst Judge O.H. Eaton said that if the ruling has any effect on Florida’s death penalty statute, it would not be immediate.
Anthony’s murder trial returned to court Monday morning after an abrupt recess Saturday.
Finnel’s appearance in court Monday was her first since the conclusion of jury selection in Pinellas County. Finnel was not expected to appear at the trial unless Anthony was found guilty. She is a death penalty attorney from Jacksonville.