Casey Anthony Murder Trial Judge Belvin Perry … “Yes, There was Sufficient Evidence to Sustain a First-Degree Murder Conviction” in Death of Caylee Anthony

Judge Belvin Perry speaks out of the verdict of tot mom, Casey Anthony … SURPRISE, SHOCK, DISBELIEF AT VERDICT!!!

Judge Belvin Perry Jr., the judge who resided over the Casey Anthony murder trial has finally spoken out regarding the jury decision and its a whopper. Judge Perry admitted he was shocked at the  verdict of ‘Not Guilty as sin’ and had to read it twice to make sure he was reading it correctly. Perry went on to say that there was sufficient evidence to sustain a verdict of murder in the first degree in this case. What say you Casey Anthony jury, otherwise known as the “ship of fools”. Think Judge Perry is not setting the record straight as the to guilt or innocence of the tot mom?  Perry stated that the State had better lawyers, but Anthony’s defense attorney Jose Baez a “likeable salesperson” who won the jury over. No, what he did, along with his client Casey Anthony did was con the jury.

He went on to say he was in disbelief when the “Not Guilty” verdict was read.

“One of the things I had to do was to decide whether or not to take this case to a jury,” Perry said. “Yes, there was sufficient evidence to sustain a verdict of murder in the first degree in this case.”


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Full transcript can be read HERE.

As stated at the Orlando Sentinel, Judge Perry believed that Casey Anthony has two faces, the grieving mother that she would show the jury and the manipulative defendant. Actually, I would some what disagree with this thought. Not that Casey Anthony did not present two sides when it was convenient for her, but Casey Anthony was a master manipulator who could lie like the best of them. How the jury actually believed her crocodile tears is still disturbing to this day.  NOTE TO JURY … The side of Casey Anthony that was the grieving mother was the manipulative defendant. The jury may want to watch the Ed Norton/Richard Gere movie ‘Primal Fear,’ you might learn something, “there never was an Aaron.”

Perry said Anthony portrayed the wrongfully accused mother in front of the jury but once they were gone, she “transformed” in a “very commanding” and controlled defendant, who at times scolded her own attorneys.

The day defense attorneys approached Anthony with a possible plea deal was a day Perry will never forget. He said he heard shouting and four-lettered words from the holding cell.

He praised prosecutors for a job well done but likened the personality of Anthony’s defense attorney Jose Baez to that of a used car salesman, “personable.”

Interestingly enough, Judge Perry also gave inside information that had never been heard before. His account of hearing Casey Anthony’s reaction to her attorneys discussing a possible plea deal as Casey Anthony flew off the handle of which Perry will never forget … “Shouting coming from the holding cell, some four letter words coming from the holding cell.”


Casey Anthony Prosecutor Jeff Ashton Defeats Former Boss Lawson Lamar in Open Primary Last Night 54.5% to 45.5% for Orange-Osceola State Attorney Race

Shocking upset victory in Orange-Osceola State Attorney race …

Jeff Ashton, one of the lead prosecutors in the Casey Anthony murder trial that captivated Florida and the country upset and defeated his former boss Lawson Lamar in a often heated campaign. The 54 year old Ashton defeated the five term, 70 year old Orange-Osceola State Attorney Lawson by a 54.5% to 45.5% margin. Initially, few gave Jeff  Ashton a chance against the incumbent Lamar when Ashton first announced he would run for the 9th Circuit state attorney position. And talk about your bizarre election congratulations, George Anthony, the father of Casey Anthony, actually showed up last night at Ashton’s election eve gathering and congratulated Ashton on his victory.

After a hard-fought and often heated campaign, Jeff Ashton unseated his former boss, Lawson Lamar, in an open primary Tuesday with 54.5 percent of the vote to his opponent’s 45.5 percent. The result likely means a major shake-up at the State Attorney’s Office, which Lamar has headed for six consecutive terms.

I think the difference is that [the community is] going to see a state attorney who is involved more than just every four years,” Ashton said from his victory party at Friendly Confines in Winter Park. “There is this isolation where the community wasn’t being talked to, wasn’t being listened to. One of the things that I hope to be is a state attorney for everyone, and to listen to everybody to help solve the problems that we have.”

Ashton will now assume the powerful but often behind-the-scenes job of overseeing all prosecutions in the Ninth Judicial Circuit and an office with more than 140 attorneys and a $25 million budget.

Ironically enough, Lawson Lamar conceded the election at his campaign gathering in downtown Orlando, where among his supporters was prosecutor Linda Drane Burdick, who with Ashton handled the Casey Anthony murder trial in the death of Casey Anthony. Looks like LDB was on the losing side again. Ashton unsuccessfully prosecuted the Casey Anthony case as some how a clueless jury found the tot mom Casey Anthony “not guilty as sin” in the murder of her daughter Casey. As reported at WFTV9, Jeff Ashton has described his team’s loss in the Anthony trial as Lamar’s failure, one in a string of prosecutorial flops that have contributed to the office’s 50% conviction rate.

You judge a management system by how successful it is,” said Ashton, who worked as a prosecutor for 30 years before retiring last summer, shortly after Anthony’s acquittal. “Citizens expect their prosecutors to choose their cases well and then do their best to win them. I don’t think voters accept this idea that, ‘Hey, winning doesn’t really matter.’”

Wow, and now for something completely different … George Anthony actually came to Ashton’s election night HQ celebration gathering and congratulated Jeff Ashton on his victory. Truth is stranger than fiction and when it comes to the Anthony’s nothing gets more bizarre or strange. George Anthony showed his support for the man who was trying to put his daughter Casey on death row. You just can’t make this stuff up. VIDEO of George Anthony’s rational as to why he showed up to thank Ashton.

But outside Ashton’s campaign headquarters Tuesday night, George Anthony showed nothing but support for the man who once tried to send his daughter to death row.

“He’s going to do everything the right way,” said George Anthony. “He wants to be in the courtroom. He wants to direct, he wants to be involved in every single case, and I think he will be. You can’t just direct everything behind a desk.”

Casey Anthony Defense Attorney Jose Baez Shills his Book “Presumed Guilty” and Profits off Death of Caylee Anthony … “His book has the tone of a sore winner” … Makes Derogatory About Jeff Ashton, Roy Kronk, Yuri Melich, Dr. G and Mark NeJame

Its been about one year since the verdict heard round the USA where Casey Anthony was found “not guilty as sin” .The most hated person in America, Casey Anthony walked Scott-free with many who followed the case closely just scratching their head is disbelief. What is rather interesting is that Jose Baez looks to be cashing in on his “victory lap” book; however, Casey Anthony remains in hiding.

One year later and former Casey Anthony defense attorney Jose Baez is shilling his new book “Presumed Guilty”. I am sorry if there is a part of me who feels like they need to take a shower. The defense attorney of a woman who was found “not guilty” much in the way OJ Simpson was found criminally not guilty has written a book to profit off the death of little Caylee Anthony. This is repugnant. Do we really care what Baez thinks or what he did to get Casey off in his writings? No, the visuals of the case on TV and how everything went down during the trial is a more instructive tool for prosecutors in the future.

Hey Jose, do you remember who this is?

As stated at the Orlando Sentinel, “His book has the tone of a sore winner” and at many times comes across as being a whiner than a winner. Well if the shoe fits? There is something unseemly about taking a victory lap and condemning your opponents with sophomoric comments when in the end this was about the death of a child, Caylee Anthony. I wonder what Mark NeJame, Jeff Ashton and other feels about Baez’s foolish remarks?

Presumed Guilty,” his look back at the Casey Anthony case. The book becomes tiresome, but there’s a fascinating clash between Baez’s idealistic take on the law and his gossipy, withering assessment of people in the case.

Baez recalls that Anthony’s defense team dismissed prosecutor Jeff Ashton as “Rat Hands” and “Tourette’s Boy.” Meter reader Roy Kronk, who found Caylee’s remains, was a “fabulist.” Detective Yuri Melich “never caught any flak for sloppy police work.”

Judge Stan Strickland had “clear prejudice against Casey.” Dr. Jan Garavaglia, the chief medical examiner, was “over the top” and ”very indignant, very abrasive” on the stand. Baez, who is short, writes that Orlando attorney Mark NeJame ”hated me” and “stood about five foot two in heels.”

Jose Baez was interviewed by FOX News, Greta van Susteren as Baez went ‘On the Record’. When questioned by Van Susteren on the most obvious questions that reeked to the high Heavens during the trial, Baez could come up with no answers. Anyone can find excuses for the lies, especially when one looks the other way and its not their job to do so.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: Your job is not to decide guilt or innocence. Your job is to effectively represent a client. But I’m curious, did you — did you — I didn’t believe her. And I didn’t believe the story that she had nothing to do with it. Did you believe her?

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Jeff Ashton, Former Assistant State Attorney & Lead Prosecutor in Casey Anthony Murder Trial of Caylee Anthony has Announcement Set for Tuesday … Will Run for the 9th Circuit State Attorney Post in 2012 Against Former Boss, Lawson Lamar

According to reports Jeff Ashton has an “important announcement” set for Tuesday, January 5, 2012 at 11 AM on the steps of the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida. Looks like there is a run for the States Attorney position in Ashton’s future.

Jeff Ashton, the former assistant state attorney who was the lead prosecutor in the Casey Anthony murder trial is speculated to be throwing his hat into the political ring and running for the 9th Circuit State Attorney position. The 9th circuit consisted of Orange and Osceola counties.  Ashton will be running against his former boss, Lawson Lamar.  Ashton retired from his post following the implausible “not guilty” jury verdict in the Casey Anthony case.

A source told WESH 2 News on Friday that former assistant state attorney Jeff Ashton will announce that he is running for the 9th circuit state attorney post in 2012 against his former boss, Lawson Lamar.

A press release sent out Friday said Ashton would make what’s being dubbed an “important announcement” on the steps of the Orange County Courthouse on Tuesday at 11 a.m. The event is also open to the public.

Jeff Ashton recently made the media tour following the completion of his book, “Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony” Listen to Jeff Ashton’s interview on Scared Monkeys radio with Dana Pretzer.

In Imperfect Justice, prosecutor Jeff Ashton, one of the principal players in the case’s drama, sheds light on those questions and much more, telling the behind-the-scenes story of the investigation, the trial, and the now-infamous verdict. Providing an inside account of the case, Ashton, a career prosecutor for the state of Florida, goes where the press and pundits have only speculated, detailing what really happened during the investigation, showing how the prosecution built their case, and explaining how a woman so shrouded in suspicion was proclaimed innocent.

If the rumors are correct, Ashton will be running against his former boss, Lawson Lamar. Lamar was first elected as the state attorney for the 9th Judicial Circuit of Florida in 1988. Following the Casey Anthony case, Lamar made a statement  that he was ‘disappointed with verdict but never criticize a jury’. That’s ok Mr. Lamar, we will and so did most of the Orange and Osceola county Florida voters.

Jeff Ashton developed a rock star status during the Casey Anthony murder trial and in many ways the trial can be looked upon like the movie Rocky I. Against all odds, lies, perjury, and bizzaro behavior by the Anthony family, defense attorneys and the defendant Casey Anthony, Ashton put on the good fight only to lose and be undermined by the “ship of fool” jurors with their “not guilty as sin” verdict. Sadly, they did not provide “justice for Caylee”. However, we all know how Rocky II turned out. Maybe this is one of the legacies of Caylee Anthony, an inspired, passionate advocate for  children like Jeff Ashton gets elected to make a difference.

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