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Post by Migranny19 Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:46 am


When memorial service isn't a memorial: Caylee story takes twists

Sarah Lundy | Sentinel Staff Writer
8:28 PM EST, January 30, 2009
Today's updates:

7:45 p.m.
A family spokesman says First Baptist Orlando's memorial is not the family's sanctioned event, though there were talks with the church that never led to a confirmation.

7:19 p.m. First Baptist Orlando just announced it will host a public memorial service for Caylee Marie Anthony at 10 a.m. Feb. 10, 2009. It will be in the main Worship Center of its campus on John Young Parkway. The church is at 3000 S. John Young Parkway. The church's Web site is www.firstorlando.com. The church also released this statement from Dr. David Uth, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Orlando: "I believe God placed First Baptist Church of Orlando here in Central Florida to make a difference in this community, and to love this community. We believe our purpose is to be a lighthouse, especially in difficult and dark times. One of those times is now as we have all been saddened by the death of Caylee Anthony.

6:44 p.m. Corrections officers found a rubber bracelet with "Forever in our hearts Caylee Marie Anthony" in the clothes Casey Anthony's attorney left for her to wear to court.
Authorities confiscated the white bracelet with purple lettering today before the clothes were given to Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse. Anthony never received the bracelet, according to Orange County Jail spokesman Allen Moore.

The bracelet is considered contraband -- an item not allowed by jail policy, he said.

Her attorney, Jose Baez, dropped off the clothes - blue pants and gray blazer - at the video visitation center on Wednesday. Authorities say they have no evidence that shows Baez was aware the item was banned and they plan to inform him of the rules, Moore said.

Jail officials consider the matter closed.

5 p.m. George Anthony remains hospitalized today in Daytona Beach, said his attorney Brad Conway. Anthony is choosing to stay in the hospital while Conway tries to find a treatment center closer to home.

Conway also said the family is still waiting for the defense team to release Caylee's remains before memorial plans are made. Her remains could possibly be turned over to the family as early as next week.

4 p.m. Orange Circuit Court Judge Stan Strickland denied Casey Anthony's defense team's request for records from Texas EquuSearch, a volunteer group that helped look for Caylee Marie.

He issued the two-page order this afternoon after a morning hearing on the issue. Strickland wrote that the court does not have jurisdiction to order a subpoena as requested.

He also pointed out how the defense failed to show how the witnesses are important and didn't provide enough evidence to prove the group was used as an agent of the state by working with and taking money from the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

10:19 a.m. No trial date has been set yet in the case against Casey Anthony, the 22-year-old mother accused of killing her daughter Caylee Marie.

Orange Circuit Court Judge Stan Strickland surveyed her defense attorney Jose Baez and prosecutors this morning at the end of hour-long hearing.

Baez said he is still expecting a "mountain" of investigative documents from prosecutors. He also wants to address moving the trial to another area to ensure his client gets a fair jury. He plans to file the request soon.

Assistant State Attorney Linda Drane Burdick said the state anticipates being ready later this year.

Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee Marie.

Casey Anthony appeared in court in a pants suit with her hair in a bun - a drastic difference from the blue jail jumpsuit she wore the last time she was forced to come to court.

Suring the hearing, Strickland denied the defense team's efforts to get the prosecutors removed from the case. Attorney Linda Kenney Baden wanted the judge to find out why someone from the State Attorney's Office filed a complaint about defense attorney Jose Baez with the Florida Bar, which later cleared Baez of any wrongdoing. She said that interferes with Anthony's right to counsel.

Strickland said he didn't think it had an impact on Anthony and it was a Florida Bar matter.

The judge also granted Baez's request to have access to the crime scene where Caylee's remains were discovered in December.

Last edited by Migranny19 on Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:49 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : bolding)
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