Earlier this evening, Judge Belvin Perry, in the State v. Casey Anthony case, issued his ruling that DENIES the defense’s request to block testimony and evidence related to chloroform!
The massive amounts of chloroform detected from the air samples of Casey Anthony’s car, AND the computer searches related to making/using chloroform are ADMISSIBLE! Read the ruling: Judges Order on Chloroform.
It is important to point out that it was Yuri Melich who contacted Dr. Arpad Vass of the Oakridge National Laboratory, to have this evidence tested! Judge Perry, in his ruling mentions this fact.
This is one of the reasons why Yuri Melich is so deserved of the America’s Most Wanted All Star Award. (So, don’t forget to vote for Yuri, and vote every day!)
To say this ruling by Judge Perry is a major blow to the defense’s case is an understatement. It is gargantuan.
You may recall, the brilliant and personable Dr. Arpad Vass testified for the State of Florida on the issue of using a gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC/MS), instrument in the testing for the chloroform.
The GC/MS instrument has been in use since the 1900’s, and is, you may remember, the very piece of equipment that Jeff Ashton, Assistant State Attorney, had Jose Baez stipulate to when the contempt charges against Mr. Baez were dropped. The purpose of the stipulation was to avoid argument about the GC/MS being a reliable instrument.
During the Frye hearings, Mr. Baez tried his best to renege on that agreement. Why? Because Mr. Baez wanted to malign the procedures used with respect to the MC/MS.
This created a heated battle between Mr. Ashton and Mr. Baez that used up a lot of court time, much to the chagrin of Judge Perry. (I’m referring to the argument in which Mr. Baez claimed he was tricked by Mr. Ashton into the stipulation, when in fact it was to avoid argument about an instrument and a procedure that was well known and well tested by courts across the country.)
During the Frye hearing, Mr. Baez had what amounted to a “hissy-fit” over this issue, claiming that Mr. Ashton tricked him into signing the agreement to stipulate. It was an embarrassing display of very bad courtroom behavior by both attorneys, but primarily by Mr. Baez.
Anyway, back to today’s brilliant ruling.
With today’s ruling, a couple of things happened, 1) The searches for chloroform on the Anthony home computer will come into evidence, 2) Dr. Vass will testify that the level of chloroform evident in the trunk was 10,000 times greater than what is normally found in decompositional events, and 3) The amount of chloroform detected, coupled with evidence of the computer searches for making/using chloroform, speaks to premeditation.
This story is looking dismal for the defendant, Casey Anthony. Those of us following this case, as a result of studying the discovery, have known all along that this case is insurmountable for the defense. Anyone associated with the defense team and the Anthony’s are in a severe state of denial and, since day one, have been doing their client no favors.
What can the defense argue now? Did George Anthony perform the computer searches on chloroform? I could be mistaken, but I believe that it has been proved that both George and Cindy were working and away from the home during the day and time of the searches, which leaves Casey Anthony as the probable computer user.
With the massive levels of chloroform found and the computer searches, how does the defense argue that little Caylee Anthony died as a result of an accident? Not possible.
Premeditation. We knew all along it was premeditation. Did the defense team read the same material we read? It’s almost as though they were reading Grimm’s Fairy Tales, or Mary Had a Little Lamb, the way they glossed over and seemingly ignored the evidence.
If only Jose Baez had walked away from this case and let it go to a Public Defender, Casey Anthony may not be looking at the death penalty.
First Degree Murder with Premeditation and aggravating factors causing the death of a beloved child, cries out for the death penalty, based on the law.
Casey Anthony might as well be walking herself straight to death row.
Judge Perry still must submit his ruling on the air tests by Dr. Vass, and the plant growth, argued by botanists.
There is no reason why this evidence will not come in either.
Justice is coming now!