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September 3, 2009


it’s official: check fraud case will be heard before murder trial

by Andrea O'Connell

According to media sources, Judge Strickland has ruled that the check-fraud case against Casey Anthony will be heard prior to the murder trial.  This is an important decision, and there was much speculation with regards to how Strickland would rule. 

It appears that Judge Strickland has based his decision on the weight of the impact to the victim, Amy Huizenga, who has a right to have the case heard and resolved. 

If Huizenga prevails, and Casey Anthony is found guilty in this case, then she will stand trial for murder with a felony conviction on her record, adding weight in sentencing for the murder trial should she be found guilty. 

The state has agreed to a non jury trial.  It is anyone’s guess if the defense will agree to a non jury trial or not.

Stay tuned.

Here are links to WESH and Orlando Sentinel sources for this topic:


ORLANDO SENTINEL:,0,5656942.story

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Renee
    Sep 3 2009

    What always irked me were the shenanigans from the defense making KC appear like some kind of ‘celebrity criminal’. What makes her a@@ different from other criminals? Why should justice have to wait so long? The defense is now eating their own BS as we speak (write). Yeah! 🙂

    • Andrea
      Sep 3 2009

      Oh boy,
      I agree with you there…. this is an awful turn of events for the defense… I am thrilled that Judge Strickland ruled on the side of the victim in this case….

  2. Andrea
    Sep 3 2009

    Hi Renee,
    Thank you so much for your comments…. I wanted to explain that the first time anyone posts a comment to my site, their comments are held for moderation. The next time you post, your comments will automatically appear.

    Thank you so much,


  3. Id'claire
    Sep 3 2009

    I hope after all this Amy can get her life moving. Casey not only stole from her financially, but she strung her along about helping her get a job and a place to live.

    By now, Amy probably has moved on, but the “mental stress” will be there for some time even after this trial and the next, which Amy may have to be part of. Hopefully, she will gain some sense of justice.

    • Andrea
      Sep 3 2009

      Hi Claire,

      I agree with you; Amy has the right to put this behind her and I am so thankful that Strickland has ruled in favor of Amy.

      It’s horrible what Amy had to go through – she was really raked over royally by Casey. She sure does deserve justice, sooner rather than later.

      All the best, Claire!


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