Caylee_Anthony.jpgUpdated 10/14/08 – Casey Anthony has been indicted by a grand jury on seven counts including 1st Degree Murder and is in police custody. More info here.
Updated October 10th 2:15pm – Jose Baez held a press conference earlier this afternoon along with Casey Anthony and announced that if the Grand Jury indicts her with homicide charges she will turn herself in to authorities. How nice of her.
Updated October 10th 2008 9:00am – This is an extremely long post so I have moved the older stuff to the extended entry. The latest update is here at the top, older stuff down below and there are 40+ posts concerning the Caylee Anthony case over the last few months that can be found in the Caylee Anthony archives if you are really bored and want to see what I have posted. I have not been updating this case lately, partly because it’s the same old drama from her family with nothing new and partly because I’ve been on vacation for the last week. This is one of the first posts I wrote about the case back in July, which explains why I am using it for the update.
Anyhow, what’s new with the case?
Well, the Grand Jury meets today and may be deciding whether or not to indict Casey Anthony on Murder charges or anything else more serious than the bullshit she’s already charged with. The State Attorney, Lawson Lamar, will be questioning witnesses in front of the Grand Jury which is allowed to ask witnesses questions and can also call specific witnesses. The state can’t force anyone to testify that doesn’t want to and prosecutors also have to question any witnesses that can offer evidence that might clear Casey Anthony. It’s expected that George Anthony, Casey’s father, will be called to testify before the Grand Jury, as well as detectives in the case. Grand Juries are not open to the public, nor is the media allowed in the proceedings. When a Grand Jury is called they can also choose to deal with issues other than the one at hand although that rarely happens. Also, since there is no statute of limitations for Murder, the grand jury could indict Casey Anthony on murder charges and the State of Florida wait to pursue them whenever they are ready.