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August 25, 2009


2,000 pages of discovery released & a messy mix up

by Andrea O'Connell

WFTV and other media outlets are reporting that the State turned over 2,000 pages of discovery to the Casey Anthony Defense Team today.  The Defense also recieved CDs with Photobucket images, a photo of the famous “Beautiful Life” (Bella Vita) tattoo, as well as FBI procedural documents.   It is not known when this discovery material will be made public. 

This document lists the State discovery items released to the Defense:

In a seemingly messy mix up, Baez filed two motions in response to the State’s motion to set a trial date for the check fraud case. 

In the initial motion, filed on Friday, June August 21, 2009 (the same day as the recent hearing in the case) Baez requests an October 4, 2010 date (for the check fraud case).  Then, on June August 24th, Baez files yet another motion that argues for a November 2010 date.  The motion also indicates that the murder case will begin in June 2010.

Here is a link to the original motion filed on July 21, that requests the check fraud case be scheduled for October 4, 2010.  It is a short document and appears hastily written:

Here’s a link to the amended motion which requests the check fraud case be held in November 2010:

It remains to be seen how Judge Strickland will rule on this matter; whether he will grant the Defense their request to postpone the check fraud trial until after the murder trial, or will schedule it sometime before June 2010. 

This is an important ruling and it is anyone’s guess when his decision will be delivered.

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. laura
    Aug 25 2009

    I didn’t know the attorney could pick his court day before the judge even ruled if it will be held before or after the murder case. Seems a little presumtive.

    • Andrea
      Aug 25 2009

      Hey Laura!

      You got that right…. pretty bold. I believe court dates are agreed upon by all parties, versus one party just picking a date that pleases them!
      Boy, Baez is surely desperate to delay this check fraud case. I can barely wait unti Strickland issues his decision!
      All the best,

  2. Sophie
    Aug 26 2009

    Frankly, I don’t know why he’s bothering. A little financial fraud is the least of this girls concerns about the evidence pointing to her as the murderer of her child.

    • Andrea
      Aug 26 2009

      Hey Sophie! Yup… you got that right – the felony looks lame in comparision to what she’s facing.

      I just hope the judge grants the prosecution a trial date that is prior to the murder. If he does, my understanding is that when the jury is hearing the murder case, they will hear about the felony, too. And, in sentencing for the murder trial, based upon a prior felony conviction, the judge can impose a stricter sentence – I am not 100% on this, but this is how I understand it.

      Best regards,


  3. Id'claire
    Aug 26 2009

    OK, do they need a storage unit for all this stuff??

    I suppose CDs help limit paperwork, but court systems have a long way from going “green”

    Not that I’d want one important document to get missed over going green. Actually, I’d like to stick a novel or two in the mix (nothing to do with the case) but just to keep the defense busy.

    • Andrea
      Aug 26 2009

      Hi Claire!

      I know… so much material in this case… it’s a wonder how they keep it all straight.

      LOL about your comment to throw a novel in there – keep the defense busy! Fact is, their case is a fiction novel any way, it is all make believe – their oh so many theories are just a bunch of fiction!

      thanks for the chuckle. 🙂


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