As was expected, Judge Strickland denied the defense's motion to toss out the death penalty. WFTV reported that:
In his ruling, Judge Stan Strickland said the issue of whether to sentence Casey Anthony to death, should she be found guilty, is one best left for a jury to decide. “While the quantum of evidence sufficient to seek the death penalty will virtually always be an issue, that matter is generally best left for the jury,” Judge Strickland wrote in his ruling.
JUDGE'S ORDER: Death Penalty
A judge won't stop Orange County Jail officials from recording visits between Casey Anthony and her attorneys.
Orange CircuitCourt Judge Stan Strickland ruled Thursday on the defense's request to stop those recordings. He wrote in the two-page order that he can't force the jail to "cease and desist from videotaping Ms. Anthony's meeting with her attorneys."
However, he does have concerns about content of any videotape that might be released and has seen at least one that would impact Anthony's right to a fair trial, Strickland wrote.JUDGE'S ORDER: Denies Video Motion
Wednesday, December 16
Just reported live on InSession. Judge Strickland has denied two motions from the hearing on Friday, December 11.
He has denied the motion to dismiss charges in the fraud case.
He has also denied the motion to destroy family videos.
He also issued a formal ruling on the Joe Jordan tape.
According to WFTV,
Judge Stan Strickland ruled on three motions Wednesday in the case against Casey Anthony. WFTV.com is working to post them as soon as possible.
A motion for protective order was granted in regards to an interview with EquuSearch volunteer Joe Jordan.
The judge also denied the defense's motion to destroy videos of family visits.
A double jeopardy clause motion filed by the defense was also denied.
JUDGE'S RULINGS: EquuSearch Dismiss Counts Jail Videos
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