Thursday, July 31, 2008
The Fifth District Court of Appeals denied the request to have Casey Anthony's bond lowered.
The request was denied without comment or explanation just before 3 p.m.
Judge Stan Strickland set her bond at $500,000 on July 22 and her attorney Jose Baez, was hoping to have that amount lowered to $10,000.
Florida Attorney General Bill said that he opposed the bond being lowered, saying that Strickland did not abuse his discretion by setting the bond at $500,000.
The appeals court also ordered Casey’s psychiatric evaluation sealed. The judge reviewed it before making Wednesday's decision.
Jose Baez, said he was shocked by the decision made by the appeals court Wednesday to not lower his client's bond.
"We just got word a few moments ago that it was denied," Baez said on Wednesday afternoon.
Baez is working with attorney Mike Walsh, who specializes in appeals.
"It's disappointing. It's very disappointing," Baez said.
Baez also said of the attention being paid to the case, "It's been nuts. It's been crazy."
"This family has impressed me. They're a united family. I've said this. Any way you look at, she's a victim," Baez said of Caylee's grandmother Cindy Anthony.
Baez is as nutty as his client!