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Casey Anthony to Appear in Court Today Despite Her Pleas

By Carol Forsloff     Jan 30, 2009 in Crime
After weeks of evidence about Casey Anthony possibly killing her own child, she has been ordered to court today. She had asked not to have to appear at the Orange County Courthouse through her attorney, Jose Baez.
Orange Circuit Court Judge Stan Strickland, who has been presiding over the preliminaries of the case, ordered Casey to be in court today. Casey Anthony has been accused of killing Caylee whose remains were found in an area near the home of George and Cindy Anthony in December.
At 8:30 Eastern Standard Time Anthony appears in public. Cameras will certainly be turning at the Orange County Courthouse, according to Orlando Sentinel reports.
Casey Anthony’s attorney, Jose Baez, wants the defense side to have an opportunity to make an inspection of where Caylee’s body was found in December. Baez is also concerned about all of the publicity surrounding the Anthony case and the number of leaks that have suspected to have occur from the prosecuting attorney’s office. There are also concerns about a media firm being unwilling to disclose the names of those representing Baez and sending Florida Bar news releases. In those releases a man who called himself Todd Black complained about the State attorney Lawson Lamar, and it turned out Black had given a false name. No one as yet knows who he really is.
Prosecutor Linda Drane Burdick has filed a statement that declares that defense attorney Kenney Baden submitted a wrong kind of motion about the complaint that had been filed on Lawson Lamar and that the information had not been filed on a legal source.
A key reason for going to court today has to do with the defense’s demand to examine the records of Equusearch, which was the volunteer organization that has records of their search of the area where Caylee’s remains have been found.
The case has been in the news since Caylee was first reported missing in the summer of 2008. Only the case of former Governor Blagojevich, who was impeached by the Senate in the State of Illinois yesterday, has rivaled in any major way the case of Caylee Anthony that has fascinated the public since the child was first declared missing in July, one full month after Casey said the child had been gone.
George and Cindy Anthony declare they will continue to stand behind their daughter as information is gathered for their daughter, Casey Anthony’s trial.
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