Updated 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.
Update August 29th 10:50PM – Casey has been rearrested for writing bad checks.
Updated August 29th 5:33PM
Casey Anthony’s bond revoked, to return to jail on Saturday?
Updated August 28th 2008 5:25PM
Tests show that a decomposing body had been kept in Casey Anthony’s Trunk. More details here.
Latest updates can be found here.
As I tweeted earlier today, Casey Anthony was released from the county jail on $500,200 bond earlier this morning. It’s amazing how many people around the country are up in arms because she walked out of the jail. This is standard operating procedure here folks. Plenty of people awaiting trial on all types of offenses get bailed out and get ready for trial. Personally I don’t think she’s going to run anyway but my feelings don’t come into the matter anyway.
She went straight to her parent’s home where she is going to be monitored by an electronic ankle bracelet. For some reason the couple of news channels with video don’t agree with my browser Flock and so I haven’t seen the entire video of her leaving, although the one I caught over at Central Florida news made it look like the scene was going to get ugly for a minute. It looked like a scene from Brittany Spears’ front yard. They were pretty much mobbed by the assholes with the cameras and apparently Jose Baez, the attorney for Casey Anthony, shoved one of them and Central Florida News is reporting that someone possibly got hurt. Maybe they should have gotten the fuck out of the way…
Casey’s arraignment on charges of child neglect, making false statements and obstruction of an investigation was also today although Casey did not appear. A written plea of Not Guilty was entered and the first pretrial hearing has been set for November 5th followed by a trial date of November 17th.
In other semi-related news I came across a report over at the Criminal Report Daily on Greg Padilla, Leonard Padilla’s brother who also happens to be a bail bondsman. Apparently they live in the same area, and have the same avocation but have not had a single conversation with the other in a decade. Neither of them will comment on why they won’t talk to each other but Greg supports his brother’s decision to bail Casey Anthony out of jail and says it was the smart thing to do in order to find Caylee Anthony.
“Leonard can find anybody. He’s the best in the business,” Greg said. “You can’t hide from him. If he can talk to Casey Anthony, he will get enough information to find out what happened to Caylee. You have to keep in mind that we have a better chance than the police of getting information out of somebody. Most people clam up when they see a badge. They fear the police, whereas they can trust us.”