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March 8, 2010

justice: a snails pace in the casey anthony case

by Andrea O'Connell

Well.

Well. This gets curiouser and curiouser.

Well.  What did we learn today?  A few things and chief among them seems to be that no one is in a real big hurry to get the Casey Anthony case tried.

The trial date is set to begin on May 9, 2011.

That’s right.  May 9, 2011, is the trial start date.  Exactly fourteen months from now.  However, in between now and May 9, 2011, there will be pre-trials hearings, motions, depositions, additional discovery releases.  The closer we get to the actual trial date, the more interesting the case will become.  Therefore, to all of us who are following this case so closely (for the sake of justice for Caylee), I will say to you, the fourteen months will fly by!

In other news, Hal Boedeker’s blog post for the Orlando Sentinel today, informs that there has not been a date set to hear the motion about Casey Anthony’s  indigent status, or the option of the state to pay the defense costs.  There was no indication when it would be decided.

The possible double-edged sword for the defense in this regard is the financial disclosure that will be required of them.   Apparently, to prove Casey indigent, full disclosure of how she’s paid her lawyers up to this point will need to come out.

Hal Boedeker also advised that the Judge should rule shortly on the change of venue question.  The defense has requested that the trial be moved to the South Florida area – Miami, Broward or Palm Beach Counties.  No decision has been made by Judge Strickland on this either, though the general consensus is that he will grant the motion.

So, that’s all the news that’s fit to print!

Stay tuned… There may be some interesting revelations on Wednesday of this week with the discovery release this week.

Here is the link to Hal Boedeker’s post, which is the source of the information contained here.

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_tv_tvblog/2010/03/casey-anthony-will-we-learn-more-about-the-defense-money.html

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