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March 31, 2011

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Today: Anticlimactic, Tomorrow: Frye ’em up!

by Andrea O'Connell

If you happened to blink you might have missed today’s hearing in the State v. Casey Anthony case.  It lasted barely twenty minutes and was uneventful, in part because the State has no objection at this time, to the addition of the defense witnesses.

The Assistant State Attorneys are reserving their objection (to the witnesses), until they have the opportunity to depose the two doctors, Dr. Jeffery A. Danziger, and William Weitz, Ph.D.  The deposition of the two doctors is set for Thursday of next week.  If the State decides to object to the witnesses, they will inform the court, perhaps during the status hearing scheduled for the next day, Friday, April 8th.

One of the witnesses on the defense list, Sharon Cadieux (witness to the George Anthony “pushing” event), is playing hide and seek.  Neither the defense or the State has been successful in their attempts to contact this out of state witness.  Both sides have dropped her.

Tomorrow beginning at 9:00 a.m., the Frye Hearings resume, and will continue Saturday morning.   The Frye Hearing will address the stain in Casey Anthony’s trunk, and the heart shaped sticker.

I am unsure of what additional items are on the agenda.  However, the defense has advised the court they want a hearing on the reliability of Dr. Hall (root growth), as a witness.  They claim he does not have the requisite experience to testify in the trial.  Here’s the motion.

In another motion, the defense is asking for a rehearing regarding the decomposition found in the strand of hair belonging to Caylee that was found in the trunk of car driven by Casey Anthony.  The defense claims that Karen Lowe, who we saw testify in the initial Frye hearing, has a stake in the outcome of the case (I have no idea what that is supposed to mean!), and that her testimony was pure opinion. Here is the motion.

It remains to be seen if these two motions will be addressed during the Frye Hearings, or if they will be addressed during the status hearing, on Friday the 8th.

Judge Perry advised the players today that he has reserved a two-week period, just prior to jury selection, in the event the court needs to hear last minute motions.  The dates include the entire week of April 18th, and the following week, April 25th.

So, I’ll see you tomorrow, 9:00 a.m., sharp, for the Frye Hearing!

On a whole other separate note, I am celebrating three solid months of writing a post a day in the WordPress Post-A-Day Challenge!

It’s a year long challenge and I’m at 90 posts as of today…phew!

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  1. EDRN
    Mar 31 2011

    Hi Andrea……this is so off topic….and I know you have sooooo much free time…..lol……but the FBI is looking for someone to help crack a code. Apparently a murder victim left behind some letters written in code and the code crakers at the FBI aren’t having any luck. So if anyone is so inclined………http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42348642/ns/technology_and_science-security/
    (Sent to Kim’s blog too)

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    • Mar 31 2011

      Hi EDRN,
      Oh boy…. now I’m going to have to try and crack this….LOL, just kidding – I wouldn’t have the patience! I’ll write a post about it (when it’s a slow news day in the Anthony case!) and maybe we all can solve it!
      Thanks for posting that here. 🙂

      Reply
      • EDRN
        Mar 31 2011

        There will be no more slow days on the Anthony case from here on out…..everyone has guns ablazin and is getting geared up.

  2. char
    Mar 31 2011

    Congrats on the 90 days of posting. Keep up the good work.
    Casey sure looked low today. Is it because reality is finally setting in or did she miss seeing Baez?

    Reply
    • Mar 31 2011

      Hey Char, Thanks a bunch! Yes, I thought she looked really sad today – uncomfortable and anxious. Maybe it was because Baez was not there, or maybe she just didn’t have anything to keep her occupied… Strange when you’re very life is on the line! But, yes, she did seem unusually odd, and colder today.

      Reply
  3. Mar 31 2011

    Congrats on the 90 days straight of a post a day! 😉

    Can’t wait to see how tomorrow turns out. I will be gone and busy once home so I will have to rely on notes taken by CptKD! :mrgreen:

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    • Mar 31 2011

      Hey Sherry! Thanks 🙂
      Oh, yes…. CptKD takes the best notes! She’s amazing… and kind to do that for us. Tomorrow, I have the day off – I’ll be watching carefully, too!

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      • Mar 31 2011

        Ah! Its CptKD’s Birthday tomorrow! :mrgreen:
        She’s gettin’ old….lol! She’s almost passing us by! Well she passed by me a long time ago seeing as I’m only 39. I like that age so much that I’ve had it for the last 11 years.

      • CptKD
        Mar 31 2011

        You kill me – Remember I’m only 37!!

        Only those that really NEED to KNOW my age, know that I am 42!

        And ‘J’ made a little mistake, bacause my B-day is actually the 31st of March –

        My QUIT SMOKING date is April 1st!

        I think she got them confused, but I will leave it alone…

        She did up that wonderful post with videos and everything for me…
        Besides, the last thing I need, is a beating from a woman with an old wooden stick! LOL!

        And yes – Not to fear!
        I will be watching tomorrow, and being that Andrea will be around, I’m sure that between her and I, you should be kept well up to date.

        Again, I’d like to that you for the b-day wishes, and all the good chuckles you send my way – I absolutely love it!

        OK – So now, no more talk about age, k?
        COOL!

        CptKD

      • Apr 1 2011

        ‘k! ⎝ᄽ⏝⏠⎠

      • Apr 1 2011

        Sherry!!! How cute is that!!!!

      • Apr 1 2011

        Here ya go!

        http://hinh.tv/

        nan11 gets the credit!

  4. Mar 31 2011

    Yay for Andrea and 3 months of stellar posts!!!!

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    • CptKD
      Mar 31 2011

      HIP-HIP-HOORAY!

      “Here-Here” to ‘Only dreamin’!

      Congrats, Andrea!

      Reply
  5. Michele237
    Apr 1 2011

    Congrats on your three months — from a long-time reader.

    Reply
  6. Hilde
    Apr 1 2011

    Andrea, You go Girl! 😉
    Congrats!

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    • Apr 1 2011

      Awww, Thanks you all….. 🙂

      Reply
      • CptKD
        Apr 1 2011

        Maybe I can help you out again sometime… I could write another one or two for you.

        That way you can have sort of have a break here or there.
        I know you still have to edit and proof-read, and make sure I’m ‘generally’ not out of line, but I honestly did enjoy writing the last one…
        I’d be up to doing it again sometime…

        CptKD

  7. CptKD
    Apr 1 2011

    Morning , Andrea – You out there?
    Morning all…
    CptKD

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    • Apr 1 2011

      oh my – I overslept Just tuned in
      I’m here – sans coffee even!!!!!

      Reply
      • CptKD
        Apr 1 2011

        Best be getting a cup while we’re in recess – Only five mins apparently, but it seems to be running a little longer…

  8. Apr 1 2011

    Yup….. I’ll be right back!
    Who’s on the stand?

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  9. CptKD
    Apr 1 2011

    Cindy just left the stand, and now it’s some Defence so-called ‘expert’?
    I can’t recall the name of him, but Ashton has a problem that his new NOW testimony is different than in his deposition…
    Will try to find out… Stand by

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  10. Apr 1 2011

    Ohhh, Baez is up to his old tricks – trying to ambush the State…. Wow… Discovery violation….

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  11. CptKD
    Apr 1 2011

    Kenneth Furton, a professor of Chemistry at FIU.

    Reply
  12. Apr 1 2011

    Ohhhh! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!

    Reply
  13. CptKD
    Apr 1 2011

    Andrea, he has no clue as to what he is doing –

    And it is an ambush –
    If the shoe was on the other foot, he’s sure have a problem with it!

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  14. CptKD
    Apr 1 2011

    He so needs to stop shaking his head like that –

    It makes him look like a child…

    He is lacking in any sort of professionalism!

    This is terrible – The tactics alone are of big question to his case…

    It is apparent that they have NO IDEA on which way, or what direction to go in, in order to represent her.

    This so should have been dealt with in a different way – They are going to sink this woman and send her right onto death row!

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    • Apr 1 2011

      Just stoppin’ in real quick here_

      Baez gets his questions from LKB. LKB depoed Dr. Vass and questioned him if he was SURE that acetone wasn’t vinegar! I can just see LKB pouring acetone on a salad for her hubby. {ack!}

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      • Apr 1 2011

        LOL! Sherry! Yes, I was reading some of that depo last night. Interesting that Dr. Vass, before this, had never been depo-ed or testified in any case, yet he is such a good witness!

  15. Apr 1 2011

    FIU? That’s a school in my neck of the woods. It’s not a great school, I might add

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    • CptKD
      Apr 1 2011

      Why am I NOT surprised?

      Reply
  16. Apr 1 2011

    Oh boy! The emotions are high in the courtroom today! Ashton and Baez just got a lip-whipping from Judge Perry who wants the histrionics to stop! The attorneys will have to pay up ($100 a shot) or act professional…. JP was talking to both attorneys, but I feel the pain of Mr. Ashton who is mad as a hen!

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    • CptKD
      Apr 1 2011

      Can’t say I blame him, really!

      Baez is playing ‘crooked’!

      Reply
  17. damagdpets
    Apr 1 2011

    I’m pissed! Thursday both sides agreed that they would finish this on Friday and that’s why they started late. We know this was never gonna happen. Sometime between last week and this one the state got to Perry about how much money they would allow him. It should have continued on Sat & Sun because it will cost more in the long run. Gas (here) was $3.65 this morning and by the time trial is mid-way it could be $4.65. Who knows but they should have appropriated March money instead of June or July money!

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    • Apr 1 2011

      I know what you mean…. but, frankly, it takes (especially Baez) so darn long to get to the point, it wastes everyone’s time….
      Did they really appropriate June/July money? Oh my. Is it already spent, too?

      Reply

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