Wednesday, May 18, 2011


What initially was speculated as possibly being a "plea deal" accepted by Casey Anthony OR an Interlocutory motion possibly being filed by the defense re: Judge Perry's push to get a jury sworn in on this case, it turns out to be a "private matter, nothing to do with this case" says lead defense attorney, Jose Baez.  Perhaps his wife went into labor.  Who knows.  What we do know is that the trial is moving forward and is not over... yet.  Damn.

Here is what was being thought, prior to the statement being made by Jose Baez...

After half a day in the courtroom, all has been stopped for the day and it looks like something is brewing.
Earlier today, Casey Anthony's defense team has objected to the judge's current rulings and procedures, mainly that they don't like the feeling that they are being pressured to move along with jurors.

So court is in recess until tomorrow morning at 8:30am (est). No one has explained why.  

IN-SESSION TV's thoughts:

Defense is filing motion(s) to argue how Judge Perry is pushing them to pick a jury.

Producer, who was inside the courtroom says:  "It was the damndest thing.  All attorneys went into the judge's chambers, then the court reporter went into chambers.  Then Casey Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez, went back to the holding cell to talk to her in private; then came out into the courtroom at which point Judge Perry asked the defense if they had talked over the matter with his defendant, Casey Anthony. Baez answered "yes".  then the Judge dismissed the courtroom until tomorrow morning at 8:30am.  When reporters tried to ask everyone from the prosecution's attorneys, defense attorney Cheney Mason, they all said that they couldn't say."

In Session (show on TruTV) does not think that there is a possible plea coming.  They're leaning more along the lines of a possible Interlocutory appeal being filed by the defense.  They reported that the newest member of defense could have written a possible motion/appeal, regarding Judge Perry's wanting to swear in 12 jurors once he gets 12 jurors.  If you look at what happened this morning, they only questioned one juror and the rest of the morning was Judge Perry explaining why he was pushing forward to get these jurors seated, get this trial going.  Then immediately after the lunch break, court is dismissed under mysterious circumstances.  Reporters are watching the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to see if any motion has been filed, and will keep monitoring it the rest of the day.

Talks of Casey Anthony possibly agreeing to take a plea deal has been discussed, but the analysts and reporters on TruTV don't think that this is the case.  However, if you look at when Casey Anthony came back into the courtroom after lunch, she was looking down as she went to the defense table.  She smiled, but I saw her wiping her eyes at one point...maybe she was crying. Is that a possible sign of her accepted a plea deal?  On the other hand, the feeling is that the defense, so far, was doing pretty good with the jurors that they've been getting.  (Postscript: Well that doesn't look like it's the case now... so much for jumping to conclusions).

But could you imagine if Casey Anthony, after all this time of being stoic and insisting that she was innocent, she would all of a sudden accept a murder conviction deal?  I can't see the prosecution offering a plea deal of manslaughter.  They have too much evidence; circumstantial evidence, but there's a lot of it.  

And everyone is asking... why wasn't Jose Baez in the courtroom (and courthouse) when they left for the day today?  Hmm...

I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens tomorrow morning at 8:30am (est)...or until a motion if filed and someone discovers what it was and reports on it.  See y'all then.

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