Orlando, Fla. – On Monday morning, Casey Anthony and her defense team appeared in court to address a motion regarding a media confidentiality agreement regarding the location where Casey’s jury will originate from.
To see Casey enter the courtroom, click here.
Casey is charged with the first-degree murder of her daughter, Caylee Anthony, 2, in the summer of 2008. Her remains were discovered in December of that year in a wooded area near the Anthony family home.
Media outlets wanted to find out the jury location prior to the beginning of Casey’s trial, on May 9. Judge Perry was willing to share the location on May 8 as long as the confidentiality agreement was signed by media.
At one point, as attorneys argued back about the agreement, Casey was brought to tears and Judge Perry became angry.
To a media attorney, he said, “There is nothing, ma’am, in that agreement which would prohibit any news station if they found from independent sources, in broadcasting the location. They just can’t do it based upon what was told by the court. So there is nothing in there which prohibits any news station from using whatever sources, whatever means they want to from finding the location if they can in broadcasting. So this agreement does not prohibit them from an independent source. The only source that is prohibited is if they sign it and I tell them where the location is.”
To read the confidentiality agreement and the media motion, click here.
When Judge Perry spoke about finding a fair jury, Casey began to cry. She was then comforted by one of her legal counsel, Cheney Mason.
Judge Perry also noted the unprecedented magnitude of Casey’s case, saying media coverage may even dwarf “…the coverage that was given to O.J. Simpson.”
To see part 1 of the May 2, 2011 hearing, click here.
To see part 2 of the May 2, 2011 hearing, click here.
To see part 3 of the May 2, 2011 hearing, click here.
Casey’s trial is only one week away, beginning with the commencement of jury selection.
To prepare for Casey’s upcoming murder trial, find links to pages and pages of evidence, including transcripts of law enforcement interviews, court documents, letters, and forensic evidence, by clicking here.
In addition, links to a multitude of photos released in the case including the many men in Casey’s life, party photos, and evidentiary images can be found by clicking here.
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