CMA Timeline – October 2008

SEEKING JUSTICE FOR CAYLEE MARIE ANTHONY

WED, October 1, 2008 – Casey Anthony’s status upgraded to “SUSPECT” in the Disappearance of her daughter, Caylee.

Private Investigator Dominic Casey, D & A Investigations terminated his contract with the José Baez Law Firm. [Note: re: P.I. Dominic Casey Interview w/LE on 1/7/09 p. 35]

LE interviewed Joy W. in reference to found property  – a blanket she found while searching for Caylee. She signed in as “Joy” and was appointed as a Team Leader with Texas EquuSearch in September 2008. Although she found the blanket approx. 3 weeks ago near a landfill 50 yards from a Lake [?], Joy put it in her boat and forgot about it until today. At the end of the interview, Joy admitted to the deputy that she had been Baker Acted 5 times. [discovery doc 6414]

FRI, October 3, 2008 – Investigators used cadaver dogs to search both wooded areas near the Anthony home and near the AMSCOT where Casey abandoned her car.  The other area is closer to OIA, where a driver told investigators she saw a car like Casey’s WHT Pontiac SUNFIRE parked in the median days after Caylee disappeared.

Atty. José Baez filed 8 motions. He hopes to convince Judge Stan Strickland in court Friday to allow Casey to “travel secretly to places of interest to assist with the search for her daughter, Caylee Anthony. He is also seeking rulings on several other motions to address the following:

  • Access to Casey car (1998 WHT Pontiac SUNFIRE) so the defense experts can photograph and test it.
  • All forensic evidence, including but not limited to, choloroform; hair and DNA found in the trunk of Casey’s car.
  • All of the forensic evidence from Casey’s computer and cell phone records.
  • Polygraph testing of Casey’s friends and/or family members? If yes, Baez wants access to the polygraph equipment.
  •  All information about any women named Zenaida Gonzalez whom they have investigated.
  • AirTran manifest for an Orlando to Atlanta flight from July 2, 2008.

A court hearing is scheduled for 10/10/08 at 10:30 a.m.  Judge Stan Strickland presiding.

MON, October 6, 2008 – OCSD obtained a copy of the 11/18/07 Incident History Report.  This confirms Jesse G.’s account of Casey’s alleged seizure after a night of heavy drinking.  The 911 call was made from 3302 Arden Villas by Jesse G.  He also went with Casey to the hospital. [discovery doc p. 2559]

 TUE, October 7, 2008 – Atty. José Baez hopes to convince Judge Stan Strickland on Friday to allow Casey to “travel secretly to places of interest” to assist with the search for her daughter, Caylee Anthony. He is also seeking rulings on several other motions to address the following:

  • Access to Casey car (1998 WHT Pontiac SUNFIRE) so the defense experts can photograph and test it.
  • All forensic evidence, including but not limited to, choloroform; hair and DNA found in the trunk of Casey’s car.
  • All of the forensic evidence from Casey’s computer and cell phone records.
  • Polygraph testing of Casey’s friends and/or family members? If yes, Baez wants access to the polygraph equipment.
  •  All information about any women named Zenaida Gonzalez whom they have investigated.
  • AirTran manifest for an Orlando to Atlanta flight from July 2, 2008.

G & C Anthony accompanied by their attorney, Mark NeJame went to the OCSO Central Operations Complex to voluntarily provide DNA and hair samples. CSI, Michael Vincent handled the collections process. [discovery doc p. 13,094]

Lee Anthony was served a subpoena by Sgt. John Allen. His mandatory appearance before Linda Drane Burdick, ASA is required on 10/8/08 at 11:00 a.m. to take a DNA test.

WED, October 8, 2008 – Todd Black, spokesperson for the Baez Law Firm said their investigators are out of state talking to a man and getting pictures of the Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez Casey says took Caylee. He claims the picture was taken at a park and has ZFG, Caylee and Casey in it. No information has been released at this point as to when the picture was taken.  Black added they have been trying to find the man who has the pic for weeks and they just located him and got in touch with him, according to a myFox Orlando news report.

The GLOBE Feature Story: “Why Caylee’s Mom Snapped!” – this article displays a picture of Casey holding Caylee while sitting on a bed. Dora the Explorer cartoon is on the MAC in the background. Caylee is wearing a pink BIG TROUBLE T-Shirt.  This pic was taken on 1/28/08 in Ricardo M.’s bedroom at 232 N. Glenwood AV.

THU, October 9, 2008 – G & C Anthony voluntarily gave up DNA samples this week so investigators could scientifically exclude either of them as the source of the hair and stain in Casey’s trunk.

FRI, October 10, 2008 – A court hearing to address multiple motions filed by the Defense Team. Atty. José Baez and co-council Atty. Jonathan Kasen addressed the court. Casey was not in attendance.

Judge Stan Strickland tabled three Defense Team Motions shown below:

  1. Allow Casey to travel secretly to places of interest. Atty. Baez wanted to accompany her to the places she took LE and other locations without being under media scrutiny.
  2.  Seal Casey Anthony’s home confinement schedule.
  3.  To preserve forensic evidence and for the court to consider additional testing.

Defense Team Motions relating to inspection of testing of such items as the hair found in the trunk of Casey’s car, air samples, chloroform, etc. were GRANTED.

Defense Team Motion to receive all tips. GRANTED with a caveat of any other tips that are investigated and completed will be provided in a timely manner.

Defense Team Motion requesting cadaver dog and veterinary records. DENIED.

Defense Team Motion to compel DCF to supply any records related to Casey Anthony. DENIED

The founder of EquuSearch, Tim Miller, is at the Fairfield Inn near Orlando International Airport meeting with his staff, going over maps and trying to decide if he’s going to do two searches in Orlando at the same time.

Miller met with detectives at the OPD about the Jennifer Kesse case and he also met with Atty. Mark NeJame for five hours about the Caylee Anthony case. Miller and his staff will evaluate the ground conditions to see if they are conducive for conducting ground searches in Orange County at this time.

TUE, October 13, 2008 – Cindy still playing blemish. She said recent leaks concerning Casey’s case were about politics and the upcoming election. Cindy said, “I feel that a lot of what is going on right now is a political move on the State Attorney’s office, Lawson Lamar…..I feel that right now I think the reason these leaks are being let out, especially about the Grand Jury is because of the upcoming election.”

The search that Tim Miller of TES had planned on resuming to find Caylee Anthony has been suspended for now due to high water levels and dense vegetation in the targeted search areas.  He has decided to postpone the search until the first or second week of November.

TUE, October 14, 2008 – Casey is at home with Cindy awaiting the Grand Jury decision.  The Zenaida MySpace account with Dora the Explorer picture was last accessed by account holder.

George Anthony among others testified for the Prosecution at the Grand Jury Hearing. In approx. 30 mins., the Grand Jury 12 of 19 members voted a “True Bill” to INDICT Casey Marie Anthony.  VIDEO

3:30 p.m. After the Grand Jury Indictment, Casey & Cindy left attorney Jose Baez’s office in Kissimmee. Cindy was video-taped driving her SUV erratically in traffic and parking lots in an attempt to escape vehicles that were following them (LE). While under a bypass in a no-fly zone near the Orlando Airport, Casey jumped out of Cindy’s SUV and got into an SUV driven by a Bail Bondsman. Casey & Cindy later claimed they thought they were being pursued by the news media.

4:40 p.m. Pursuant to an order issued by Chief Judge Belvin Perry, Casey Marie Anthony was returned to  the custody of OC Corrections on charges of 1st DEGREE MURDER, Aggravated Child Abuse, Aggravated Manslaughter and 4 Counts of Lying to Investigators about the disappearance of her daughter. She will be held under NO BOND.

Atty. José Baez gives presser….he lays the foundation for accusing LE of a conspiracy theory – “the powers that are working against her” and the news media of negative bias reporting. He stated, when they explain Casey’s version of events, “everyone will sit back and say now I understand.”  VIDEO

 *** CASEY RETURNED TO JAIL 4th TIME ***

Cindy Anthony sets up the Caylee Marie Anthony Foundation, Inc – a non-profit organization. Registration filed date: 10/14/08

WED, October 15, 2008 – Amy H. stated she received a phone message at 3:35 a.m. The message said, if she didn’t get the charges against Casey Anthony dropped the damage would be irreversible. The caller also stated, he had her license plate #; knew the car she drove and her schedule.  This call appeared to have been made from a pay phone (212-840-8715) located in Manhattan, NYC.

Cindy Anthony{recorded in Orlando, FL }appear as guest on the Today Show on MSNBC with Meredith Vieira {NY}. “I know Caylee is alive…. I know my daughter…. There has never been any child neglect, child abuse or anything. This young lady loves her child, more than I love Casey,” Cindy Anthony said.

Casey Anthony made her initial court appearance on charges that she murdered her daughter Caylee Marie Anthony. Casey appeared before Judge John Jordan, who read the charges against her. She made no comment during the 90-second hearing. Her atty., José Baez, declined comment afterward. She will be arraigned in about 30 days.

Todd Black, P.R. Spokesperson for the Atty. José Baez Law Firm did a phone interview with Mike Galanos (host) on CNN/Headline News.  He made the following comment: The case is not just about the loss of the girl’s life, but the loss of whatever is going to happen with Casey Anthony.”

Atty. José Baez said Black is not a lawyer and is not included in meetings with Anthony and her legal counsel.  He claims Todd Black’s comments were taken out of context. “He does not have any legal opinions whatsoever. He’s [Todd Black] simply a spokesman for our firm,” Baez said.

FRI, October 17, 2008 Casey Anthony entered a plea of NOT GUILTY to 1st Degree Murder, Aggravated Child Abuse, Aggravated Manslaughter and four counts of Lying to Investigators about the disappearance of her daughter.

SAT, October 18, 2008 – Atty. Terence M. Lenamon visited with Casey in OC jail between 11:16 a.m. and 2:14 p.m.

TUE, October 21, 2008 – OCSO dropped the Child Neglect Charges against Casey Anthony because she is already charged with 1st DEGREE MURDER.  The child neglect charges were based on the assumption that Caylee Anthony was still alive.

Criminal Defense Atty. Terence Lenamon from Miami has joined the Atty. José Baez Defense Team.  Atty. José Baez doesn’t have the credentials to try a DEATH PENALTY case.

A judge told Baez he could have access to view some of the forensic testing in the case. However, the FBI is conducting the testing in their labs and the judge has no jurisdiction over the federal agency.

COMPUTER FORENSIC CELL PHONE RP – 2ND attempt to extract info from Nokia RH-87, Model 2610 cell phone was conducted. Due to the software being updated on the Cellbrite device, additional data was extracted from the phone.  The data includes the ph book, call logs, incoming, outgoing and missed calls.  There are 391 incoming text messages.  [discovery doc p. 2850]

WED, October 22, 2008 – G & C Anthony (guests on live show in NYC) told interviewer Meredith Viera on NBC’s “Today” show they have not given up hope of finding Caylee Marie alive.

THU, October 23, 2008 – Amy H. filed a report with OCSO regarding the threatening phone message she received on 10/15/08. This incident was classified as witness tampering…suspect unknown.

FRI, October 24, 2008 ­– Forensic tests on the trunk of Casey Anthony’s car are released. The air sample tests show evidence of human decomposition, and that a hair found in the trunk is “microscopically similar” to hair found in Caylee’s hair brush.  The report also confirmed the presence of chloroform. 

Pastor Thomas Stutzman of the Eastside Baptist Church visited Casey at the OC Corrections Center.

TUE, October 28, 2008 ­– Casey Anthony was not present for her arraignment on murder charges of her daughter Caylee Marie Anthony.  Casey had already entered a written plea of not guilty; therefore she was not required to appear.

Judge Stan Strickland accepted the written plea and that means the state now has 15 days to hand over evidence to Casey Anthony’s Atty. José Baez.

Casey’s pre-trial conference is scheduled for 12/11/08 and the trial is scheduled for 1/5/09.

THU, October 30, 2008 – Someone saw George’s SUV parked near Hoffner AV.

6:15p.m. (approx. time) George was seen standing outside of his vehicle staring into the woods.  This area was searched in September by the TES team and continues to be an area of interest by LE.

FRI, October 31, 2008 ­– G & C Anthony signed a contract (Letter of Engagement) to retain the services of P.I. Dominic Casey, D & A Investigations Inc., Longwood, FL.  His primary mission is to look for Caylee. [discovery doc p. 8024]

OC Correctional Center officials warned Atty. José Baez  about hugging Casey during jail visits.