Tuesday, January 19, 2010

WFTV EXCLUSIVE! Casey Anthony to take plea


WFTV is now reporting that Casey Anthony may take a plea Monday and take her chances with the judge. According to the article, the defense and the State may not agree about adjudication.

The article ends by saying:

The expected plea is not etched in stone. Anytime between now and Monday afternoon, Casey could change her mind.

"As Yogi Berra said, 'It ain't over 'til it's over,'" Sheaffer said.

If Casey decides to go to trial, it might start Monday, even though the defense has not yet questioned alleged victim Amy Huizenga under oath. The judge has said in court that her check case would be resolved either with a plea or trial on January 25.

Bill Sheaffer analysis from WFTV:

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I don't know about all of you, but it seems a long way until Monday!

Check back here for updates!

Let's see what happens on Monday, January 25. In an exclusive, WFTV is reporting that Casey Anthony will take a plea in the fraud case. According to the article,

A plea deal in the check fraud case certainly could explain why the defense has not yet deposed the alleged victim, Amy Huizenga, and it explains why the judge is not demanding that the trial start first thing Monday morning. He was adamant about the case going on January 25, no matter what, and even mentioned a plea as a possibility in court during one of the last hearings.

In the article, WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer explained that the judge could possibly accept the plea, but withold adjudication:

...the judge's ruling on whether to adjudicate or convict Casey of a crime, or withhold adjudication, would directly affect the defense's decision as to whether Casey would take the stand in her murder trial. If she were to have a conviction on her record, prosecutors could ask her about it and it would immediately affect her credibility in the eyes of the jurors.

For full details, go to the WFTV article.


Sprocket said...

We had speculated about this for some time ritanita. I'm not surprised that she will take a plea.

It would have been literally suicide for her murder trial, to put her in front of a jury now.