WFTV has posted the hearing.
WESH has reported that Judge Belvin Perry has approved the DNA testing at the Pennsylvania labs.
During the hearing, Baez claimed that none of the state labs were certified The American Society of Crime Lab Directors. Brad Bischoff, representative for the JAC, could not confirm that any of the labs JAC lists as vendors are confirmed by ASCLAD.
Judge Belvin Perry said since the court had agreed that the items needed to be tested by an ASCLAD lab, he granted Baez's request to send the items to a lab in Pennsylvania called National Medical Services and spend the money on the testing.
As far as Laura Buchanan's deposition yesterday, WFTV posted the following article yesterday afternoon.
WFTV reporter Kathi Belich was the only one there when Buchanan was questioned Wednesday and her lawyer said she has no idea exactly where Caylee was found. He said if prosecutors show her a map and ask if she had searched specific locations in the woods off Suburban Drive, she'd be able to tell them.
Buchanan showed up Wednesday for a second round of questioning under oath by prosecutors after calling in sick last time and then getting a new lawyer. Now, she's under investigation by the Orange County Sheriff's Office for allegedly faking a document claiming she and other volunteers searched right where Caylee Anthony's remains were found three months earlier, and found nothing.
Buchanan is also accused by another volunteer of using the bogus report to try to convince him to go along with her story.
I've followed many trials over the years, beginning with the OJ Simpson trial. I learned over the years to expect long period of "quiet time" between the crime and the trial. Back in July, 2008, I expected that there would be long periods of silence punctuated by occasional news as to the progress in the case. Boy, was I wrong! Due to a great deal of bizarre behavior on the parts of many people involved in the case and the Florida Sunshine Laws, following the Casey Anthony murder case can be a full time job.
This week has proven to be quiet, but interesting. On Monday and Tuesday, the defense team and PI's were at the court house going through TES records and doing some phone-fishing. From what I've read at several sites makes my blood boil. People who were not even near Suburban Drive are being called. I have to wonder what Judge Perry will think about another fishing expedition after the last hearing when he said that the taxpayers of Florida would not be paying for fishing expeditions.
Today, TES searcher Laura Buchanan is scheduled for a deposition in Orlando with her new Florida attorney. I have it on good authority that by going to Orlando for the deposition, she will have automatic "use immunity" for whatever she says. How many of you feel as I do? I so want to be the fly on that proverbial wall. As of now, she has been the only person who has been mentioned by the Baez camp as supporting their contention that the area was dry, searched, and no body was there. Her previous deposition had to be stopped because of a suspicious document faxed to the State's Attorneys Office which was not among the original TES documents.
Tomorrow, there is a telefonic hearing at 1:30 PM in Judge Perry's courtroom. Up for discussion is the cost of DNA testing scheduled to be done in Pennsylvania. Apparently, when Judge Perry approved the testing, the JAC was not noticed (Doesn't this seem to happen a lot in this case?).
Thanks again to Muzikman, we have all the documentation for the hearing. With the documentation comes confusion. At the September 28 hearing (remember, the one with all the headaches), Judge Perry approved the testing of the shorts and the laundry bag the following day:
Judge Perry ruled that the evidence will be sent to National Medical Services, Criminalistics Laboratory in Willow Grove, Pa. According to the Orlando Sentinel, both parties have agreed to using this lab.
Somewhere else in the hearing, there was mention made of testing hair samples. Judge Perry indicated that Baez had to get the defendant to sign the stipulation asap.
Now, WESH is reporting that the hearing tomorrow will deal with the hair testing. Yet, in going back, there are also the shorts and the laundry bag. None of this information got to the JAC. So, the question is, what items are include in the motion? They are never specifically named, it just says "two items".
In the JAC response, which is included in the above document link, Bradley Bischoff objects to the items (whatever they are) being sent to an out-of-state lab.
If televised, this hearing will be a difficult one to follow since both Bischoff and Baez will be calling into court. I'll be checking it out!