Today, the State of Florida ASA Linda Drane Burdick filed a motion that held not a single word describing the purpose of the motion. The motion contained ONLY a listing of 21 items of discovery received from Jose Baez, on January 14, on a flash drive. (Note: Neither the State nor the Defense need to file motions with a listing of the discovery material received or sent.)
The flash drive with the “discovery” contained: Videos from WFTV news casts. Yes, you read that right. There are 5 WFTV videos. There is one WESH news cast, and one from WKMG. There are videos of the Psychic Gail St. John. There is even a video of the Psychic Network show hosted by Gail St. John.
This is discovery?
There are photos, too. One photo of Sargent John Allen. There’s even a photo of Assistant Attorney’s Linda Drane Burdick, with Jeff Ashton, and Frank George, on Suburban Drive.
This is discovery?
There are 9 photos that are merely numbered from 005 to 013 with no identifying notations. There are background reports on State witnesses; there is a CBS photo titled “New Evidence in the Caylee Case” but there is no identifying information as to its value.
Again, this is discovery?
Well, this is Jose Baez’s idea of discovery.
At this point, Jose Baez and his actions are no longer laughable.
What he is doing is a slap in the face to the court; it is terribly disrespectful to the State Attorney’s Office, and it appears to be another willful attempt by Baez to stick his middle finger out at the legal system.
As mentioned earlier, Linda Drane Burdick filed the motion without comment. She only listed the items received.
I don’t doubt that she is at a loss for words.
Here is the motion filed by ASA Linda Drane Burdick: State of Florida’s Inventory of Discovery on Flash Drive Received 1/14/2011
If Casey Anthony’s life did not hang in the balance, we might all get a good laugh at this.
And, Jose Baez has a deadline approaching – he had to have filed his Expert Witness Report on Dr. Kenneth Furton by January 19th (Judge Perry ordered it due in 10 days from Jan. 5th), and the rest of his reports are due 20 days from Jan. 5th, I believe. Perhaps he followed the Judge’s orders and filed it on time, and in full. There’s no way of knowing, at this point. We’ll have to see.
However, this latest filing of discovery, in my opinion, rises to the level of another willful violation. Will contempt be the next step? I would not be the least bit surprised if it happens.
Take a look at the list that Linda Drane Burdick filed in the motion that is on the link above.
Did she deliberately let the list speak for itself? Yes, I believe so.
Strong commentary to the court about Jose Baez.