day two of jury selection
It was another interesting day in the jury selection process in the State v. Casey Anthony Trial.
There is great tension and desperation in the air for the defense. As much as they try to hide it, Casey Anthony’s fear is palpable. It’s evident in her eyes, body language and behavior in the courtroom.
One of the media sources, (WFTV was the original source), mentioned that Jose Baez was overheard saying, “You’re acting like a 2 year old,” to Casey Anthony. If that is true, and I have no reason to believe it’s not, I find it disturbing. Jose Baez is not her father. He’s working for her and she’s facing death!
The two of them proceeded to avoid each others gaze after exchanging these words. They also, according to the Caylee Daily, sat apart from each other at the defense table.
They are unhinged.
Apparently, someone on the defense was monitoring the news reports on the Internet today because they complained to Judge Perry that their “private conversations” were being posted on the Internet. Judge Perry said, “Folks this is a public courtroom.”
The Air Tests
With regards the “smell” in the trunk of Casey Anthony’s White Pontiac; no less than ten people could testify to the “smell” that emanated from the trunk.
Cadaver Dogs alerted to the scent, many police officers, FBI representatives have probably gotten a whiff and could attest to the “smell.” There is NO denying a human body was in that trunk! EVERYONE knows a human body decomposed in that trunk! But the defense keeps trying those Hail Mary motions and it’s getting very old. Can they not stop their whining and face the truth about this evidence?
The duty of the defense is to challenge the evidence produced and offered by the government. The defense does not have the burden of proof. There should come a point when they are forced to stop wasting the courts time to argue the court’s rulings over and over again! There should be a limit, right? There should come a time when a defense team has to stop their desperate struggle and fish, fish, fish, fish for any morsel of hope to get the Frye evidence thrown out.
Today, with regards to the evidence of post mortem banding indicating decomposition on a strand of Caylee’s hair, the defense attempted to convince the Judge that there was some kind of “new” research study being worked on that claims that when hair is exposed to well-water, it COULD mimic decompositional banding on hair.
The problem with this argument? It is a research study that was mentioned in a deposition – it’s in its infancy, but the defense wants to stop the presses to go check this out. The Judge says NO no more fishing expeditions.
The Judge had a change of heart about the air tests. He had time last evening to rethink the air test database issues, despite the defense asking for a rehearing on the matter, and the FBI is going to supply the names of the compounds in the database, which was utilized by Dr. Arpad Vass in the air testing, therefore, the Judge has denied all defense requests with regards to blocking the air tests. Phew!
Jury Selection Cut Short Today
With regards to Jury selection today, it was quite interesting – never a dull moment, it seems! As it happened, a woman, who was also a Texas EquuSearch volunteer and a possible witness in the case, was called for jury duty and in the jury pool!
Instead of keeping her thoughts to herself about the case, she spoke either directly to, or within ear-shot of nearly a dozen prospective jurors.
When Judge Perry learned this, out of an abundance of caution – fearing the entire panel may be tainted, he excused the entire pool of 50 people.
Voir dire of this remaining pool came to a end at about 3:00 today, and the Judge estimates that jury selection is nearly 3 days behind schedule, unfortunately.
And finally, I just read a media report from Adam Longo, who spoke to Jose Baez and Cheney Mason. Watch it here.
Mr. Baez and Mason – Selling Their
The long and the short of it? Jaws will drop, they say, when they learn how the defense will explain what “really” happened in this case.
I’m going to say it, once and for all, these two defense attorney’s are living in another reality – they are either enormously stupid, completely gullible, shamefully dishonest, or they are horrible attorneys. I am sick to death of their claims with regards to their client.
How dare they engage in media appearances at this point in time? I know that when you have no case, you must appeal to the public, but it’s wrong on so many levels. It infects the system of justice. They are lawyers, they should act like Officials of the Court and have some sensitivity for the sanctity of the law. The system of justice is adversarial, yes, but it should not be smoke and mirrors, sleazy attempts to “brand” their case in the media, and they should not become outright media whores!
That’s my band wagon for today. Well, I have one more item to discuss, and it’s terribly disappointing and completely unexpected.
America’s Most Wanted
I got an email from a producer at America’s Most Wanted that Yuri Melich did not win the America’s Most Wanted All Star Award. I nominated him and was absolutely so sure he would win. I was so sure!
But he didn’t win.
We all gave it a good try, we really did – I saw that so many people following this case took up the cause and voted religiously for Yuri.
At least he knows that our gratitude for his work is endless – we all should feel good about that.
But, darn it all, anyway.