I know that you all are expecting an article about the hearing today, but I need to take some time to put my notes together and re-view the hearing and do some fact-checking before I publish on it. I have every hope of getting an artlcle up by the end of the weekend.
If you want to watch the hearing here are the links provided by WFTV:
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
In the meantime, Judge Stan Strickland signed an order to unseal the State's IN CAMERA SEALED MOTION TO DELAY DISCLOSURE.
The internet had been buzzing about the possible contents of the sealed motion for quite a while. I had been opining with my friends on all the possibilities. My hope had been that it was something totally new, and I got my wish!
Here is a brief summary of the motion:
1. The OSCO was informed by an inmate in the same jail as Casey Anthony that she and Casey had been in contact while in jail.
2. When interviewed on January 22, 2010, the inmate "relayed potentially relevant statements by the Defendant, and gave the name of another inmate who also had communication with the Defendant."
3. On January 27, the other inmate, who is now in a Federal Prison, was interviewed. She said that she had about 50 letters from Casey Anthony. She gave LE the name of the person who had posession of the letters.
5. The State's Attorneys for the case read the letters and found that they appear to have relevant statements. NONE of the statements is a confession.
6. To avoid future accusations of misconduct by the OCSO, the State Attorney asked the FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) to conduct the investigation.
7. The inmate explained how the correspondence came about and that it wasn't at the behest of LE. She also indicated that an Orange County Corrections officer may have helped in the communications.
Based on what I heard at the very end of the hearing today, I would expect the defense to file a motion for a protective order to have the letters sealed by the court.
Now, we can all start to opine as to what Casey wrote!