Monday, November 17, 2008

Did Jose Baez mess up again? Casey may have to testify.

Last week was another circus week in the case of Casey Anthony. There was a recovery effort in Blanchard Park by Leonard Padilla and volunteer divers.

Cindy Anthony had a major meltdown while confronting Padilla with her husband George on Monday, November 9. She then went on to announce on the 16th that she was writing a book, saying that "Two years down the road, once Caylee's back home safe, and her life's back to normal, and our life's back to normal, if I can help someone in any way, and jot everything down, that I've learned, you know, that's where it is,"
Then, the very same day, she said that "I'm not writing a book. I don't know where people get stuff,"

The same night, she called Zenaida Gonzales' attorney John Morgan an ambulance chaser.

There's tons more circus news from this week, but what interests me most is Casey Anthony's counter suit which was filed this week. Today, her attorney, John Morgan spoke to a local station and said that Cindy "seems to be enjoying this whole thing" referring to the public attention she has been receiving. After going on to sympathize with the family in their current situation, Morgan pointed out that, since Casey has filed a suit, he will now be able depose her in that case. He also pointed out that the deposition will be taped. She cannot take the 5th Ammendment since she initiated the lawsuit. In addition, anything she says in a deposition can be used about her in the murder trial. According to Morgan, this is the first time in his 25 years of practicing law that he has ever seen such a situation.

Did Jose Baez goof? Well, let's think about it. Morgan pointed out that everything is the lawsuit comes straight from Casey's mouth. Therefore, Morgan can question her about anything Casey alleges. Any and all answers go straight to the murder case!

Here are some selections. Remember, they come straight from Casey Anthony in her counterclaim:

The Defendant...gave the police information concerning an entirely different Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez.

The Plaintiff has six (6) children, the Zenaida identified by the Defendant has two (2) kids.

Funny, the names of the two "kids" Casey gave LE were the same names at the "wrong" Zenaida listed on the document at Sawgrass Apartments.

the Zenaida Gonzalez that Ms. Anthony was referring to drove a different car...

If I remember correctly, Casey said it was a silver Ford Focus and Zenaida drives a car that is a virtual look-a-like.

The Plaintiff has an extraordinarily common name in the hispanic community...

..... It was the police department, not the Defendant, that disseminated the information to the media.

The Defendant did not fabricate any statements to the police as the Plaintiff alleged in her complaint.

There's much more, these just made me think of all the wonderful questions Mr. Morgan will be able to ask her.

If you have a moment, go to the link below and read the short document. Then pretend you are asking questions. What would you like to ask Casey?

Also watch the John Morgan interview. It is a true legal education.

I would like to thank my fellow blogger Damsel for keeping me up to date on a lot of the latest events. To learn more about the case, go to her wonderful blog, Ketchup Soup

CFNews13
WESH
John Morgan Interview
Zenaida Gonzalez Lawsuit
Casey Anthony Lawsuit
WFTV
Local6.com
CNN Find Caylee Blog

5 comments:

Liz said...

Noting this comment
"According to Morgan, this is the first time in his 25 years of practicing law that he has ever seen such a situation"

Would the situation where Phil Spector sued Shapiro be similar?

PDF file of Phil's statement is online
http://www.lasuperiorcourt.org - high profile cases

ritanita said...

You've got a good point there, liz. It's funny how these two cases are coming together!

We also have Dr. Lee on board for Casey, too.

When Nancy Grace asked him tonight if the car smelled like a dead body, he wiffled and waffled.... cheese, pizza, meat, food, yadda, yadda, yadda.

Liz said...

I have followed little of the Casey case - I found everything just too weird - but I would never have imagined Dr Lee to be about - I would love the prosecution to call him for PSII - probably unlikely.

Raw meat - as it ages can have a ghastly smell - but cooked pizza? cheese? Back to weird with some of these statements.

Wonder if the Badens will arrive? Is the state paying for this defense? It is starting to sound expensive.

Sedonia Sunset said...

When Nancy Grace asked him tonight if the car smelled like a dead body, he wiffled and waffled.... cheese, pizza, meat, food, yadda, yadda, yadda.

What, no ketchup?

donchais said...

Sure seems he did, ritanita!