Baez Denied Closed-Door Meeting With Judge

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Baez Denied Closed-Door Meeting With Judge

Post by oviedo45 on Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:35 pm

george_anthony Today at 11:26 amORLANDO, Fla. -- Casey Anthony's defense attorney has been denied a private meeting with a judge.
Attorney Jose Baez filed a motion Tuesday requesting a private meeting with Judge Stan Strickland.
Strickland is presiding over Anthony's first-degree murder trial.
motion sought to prevent anyone from hearing about the defense team's
theory. The motion also indicated that the meeting may have involved
subpoenaing records that may be admitted into evidence.
Strickland said Baez failed to show any legal authority allowing such a meeting.
Earlier Wednesday, Baez deposed one of Anthony's childhood friends, Kiomarie Cruz.
is the person who told investigators that as a child Anthony used to
hang out in the woods near where the remains of her daughter, Caylee,
were found.
Cruz also told the National Enquirer about an area she
and Anthony called "The Zone," where they buried their pets. She is set
to be deposed Wednesday morning.
A string of depositions is
scheduled for this week. Baez deposed a corrections officer on Tuesday
at the Orange County courthouse.

Sgt. Dennis Moonsammy was the
first person to be deposed this week by Anthony's defense team. The
deposition lasted just over an hour.'
Moonsammy is one of several
corrections officers who handled a letter written by Anthony on Aug. 14
to then-Sheriff Kevin Beary. The letter requested an in-person meeting
between Anthony and her father, George Anthony.

George Anthony is shown asking Casey Anthony to write the letter during a videotaped visitation on the same day.

Months later, Baez filed a court motion alleging police misconduct was tied to the video visitation on Aug. 14.

attorney, Erick Trivedi, said the deposition questions centered on
general jail procedures. He would not comment on whether the letter was
brought up during the deposition.

Three other corrections officers are scheduled to be deposed on Thursday.

Anthony, 23, remains jailed in the death of her daughter, Caylee, whose
remains were found in December. Caylee was 2 years old when she
disappeared over the summer.

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