Casey Anthony Trial Case Update
June 27, 2011 by USA Post
Casey Anthony Trial Case Update, Casey Anthony’s capital murder trial resumes Monday after the judge overseeing the case abruptly ended the morning session on Saturday. Saturday was planned as a day of weekend work was extended in the trial. Belvin Perry But the judge ordered a recess, the sudden appearance of what oneanlyst said should be a major problem.
“Obviously it’s great, and is obviously upset and obviously is something that can not be disclosed,” said legalanlyst Linda Kenney Baden HLN.
Perry left his office early Saturday after nearly an hour of talks with lawyers inside and outside the courtroom to announce the expected testimony of the day would be canceled.
He just said that the delay was due to a legal issue related complaints with prosecutors early on Saturday on the expected testimony of Kenneth Furton; an expert in chemical defense had planned to call.
A defense lawyer said he expected a “quick fix”.
Anthony lawyers are trying to discredit the prosecution theory that the woman made Orlando her 2-year-old daughter Caylee unconscious with chloroform, duct taped in her mouth and nose and stored the body in the trunk a couple of days before discharge into the forest. Anthony, 25, is charged with seven counts, including first-degree murder.
The defense says that Caylee drowned in the family pool and Anthony and her father panicked and covered it.
In what has become a familiar tension during the trial, prosecutor Jeff Ashton Perry complained that defense attorneys did not disclose Furton plans to testify about things that were not contained in its initial report provided to prosecutors or mentioned in his formal interview with them.
Perry has warned the defense attorney; Jose Baez not to disclose the expected testimony to prosecutors, going so far as to say it will consider contempt proceedings against Baez once testing is complete.
Furton was to testify about the explanations of the vile odors and the presence of chloroform in the trunk of Casey Anthony, where prosecutors say that stores the body of her daughter before dumping the remains in a wooded country.
Chloroform can be from a decomposing body. An expert witness for the prosecution described the levels of the substance in the trunk of Anthony’s white Pontiac Sunfire as “surprisingly high”. Several witnesses also declared a state of said smelled the smells the unmistakable smell of human decomposition.
Furton gave no specific alternative explanations for the presence of odors or chloroform in its initial report or in his interview with prosecutors, Ashton complained.
“Once again we are in the position of the experts completed their opinions without notifying the state,” said Ashton.
Baez disagreed, saying nothing in the testimony provided Furton differ from their previous opinions.
“Mr. Ashton can continue making these allegations and these allegations and suddenly become reality in the world,” said Baez. “I do not think they are true.”
Perry said he would not allow Furton to declare Saturday, but did not rule on the dispute before ordering process recess until 8:30 am Monday. But he hinted at his frustration.
“You would think this would have aged by now, but I think some things never change,” he said.
Saturday marked the end of the fifth week of testimony in the trial, which began with opening statements on 24 May.
Perry extended the workday on Saturday the usual half-day in an effort to expedite the conclusion of the trial. At first he told jurors, who are being housed in an Orlando hotel safe from media coverage of the trial, the trial could last six to eight weeks.
On Friday – before Saturday’s delay – Baez said he expects the defense to rest on Wednesday or possibly Thursday. That would leave space for a refutation of the statements of the prosecution and the closing before the celebration of Independence Day.
It is unclear how Saturday’s delay will affect the plans.
Anthony could face the death penalty if convicted of more serious charges, first-degree murder. The charges against the authorities also include misleading and aggravated child abuse.
Caylee was not reported missing to police until July 15, 2008, when Anthony’s mother, Cindy Anthony, tracked down her daughter and demanded answers about the whereabouts of Caylee. Prosecution witnesses described the behavior of Anthony in the month of Caylee was last seen as indifferent, showing how he spent time with her boyfriend, went shopping and nightclubs.
Baez said in his opening address that Anthony behaved as he did because the years of sexual abuse by her father had been furnished to hide the truth and hide her pain.
George Anthony has denied accusations that he molested his daughter or helped cover up the death of his granddaughter.
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