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Casey Anthony on Broadway!

For shame, shame on Steven Sodeberg!  The very creative director of such blockbusters like Erin Brockovich and the Ocean’s Eleven series, has launched an idea to create a new play and have it featured on broadway in Sydney Australia! Sounds great, right?

Why shameful? Because the play that Mr. Sodeberg has now written is one that is no less than extremely controversial here in states, that’s why! He has written a play with the subject matter being none other than Casey Anthony and her now deceased child Caylee Anthony! It first boarders on the yuck factor and then it lands on the really? factor! Why would a guy of his stature choose this subject matter? This is a matter that is not resolved yet either!  The trial has not begun, and while I have not even read one word of this possible Broadway stint, I feel that at this time it may very well be a terrible idea.

This case has catapulted all of America and now the world to come in contact with a little girl whose untimely death has sparked our core heartstrings and often brought the general caller to shows and messages to tears, will soon reach the crescendo in a trial that may well be filled with the hype and grandeur of the OJ case!  While many of the case documents have been shown to the public and TV and news/talk shows have had extensive coverage and debate still all the facts are not known. The actual trial and all of its spin will prove to be very interesting as well as awful in the discovery of all the facts as it relates to the loss of this a tiny defenseless little girl. Caylee Anthony will always be remembered. She has been memorialized in the most public of ways.

Her short life will be a never-ending one. And the trial of the mother who should’ve have loved and protected her will start soon, but that affair will be long, and drawn out and will be also a never-ending one! The coverage will be extensive and even macabre. We may even get sick of turning on the TV and will wish for it to all go away! Then suddenly a play will open on Broadway written by Mr. Sodeberg and I’ll shake my head and say I knew this was going to happen. I’ll be secretly hoping that it will bomb and ticket sales will be so low that opening show and closing show will be the same night.

Upon further review, the Casey Anthony defense team may even file a motion to suppress the release of the play depending on the content; that’s Baez way after all. Mr. Sodeberg perhaps you should wait until the trial is over before you open that play down under. Who knows the original thoughts that are in your head may even have you sitting in the court room amongst the new celebrity you will have helped to elevate; Casey Anthony! Perhaps the profit you make from the play could go to the tax payers of the State of Florida or the United States to off-set the super ugly costs involved!  Now that would be an original idea wouldn’t it be?

Just my thoughts, just my opinions,and always in a conversationaltone.

Mary Caliendo


Casey Anthony Realizing Her Fate?

The appearance of Casey Anthony and the CMA team in court the other day spied a change in her demeanor. Also the appearance of her mother and father behind her may have had an effect as well. George and Cindy Anthony showing up for her support. George blowing a kiss to his ensconced daughter finally turned up the dial on the water works.  Casey Anthony eyes welled up with huge tears. She quietly wiped them with the available Kleenex.

Her appearance and demeanor has changed quite dramatically since her last appearance. She looks as if she may finally know exactly what type of trouble she is in. Casey Anthony her hair is longer and her skin color showing the pallor of being indoors. According to the jail, Casey Anthony is locked up for approximately twenty-three hours per day. She is in the position of solitary confinement due to her tumultuous crime and the high-profile image of her.

Her team of lawyers has finally gotten to her and told her to check her attitude at the door!  She was most likely told that her attitude and the facial expressions that she exudes to the public (who may potentially become her jury) may cause her harm, and that she seems uncaring and insensitive. She has to try for the “please feel sorry for me” looks, or “I am just a confused innocent”!  It will be hard for her to get the public opinion that she will need. P.S. That’s my opinion!

It appears that the Baez team is trying for any other angle that they can conceivably come up with to create a shadow of a doubt. Just recently Baez is asking for Casey Anthony ex-boyfriend Tony Lazzaro phone records- possible trying to create a “story” that perhaps he was the one who did it and had the opportunity to “dump” Caylee Anthony in those woods while Casey Anthony was already being held in jail!  Ugh!  In this writer’s opinion, it is utterly disgusting that they could try to weasel this past the judge and or even a jury! Hopefully the educated minds of possible jurors that are out there will be smarter and will look only at the true evidence!  Surely the circus will most likely be delayed, but just in case October is not so far away! Here’s to hoping the trial starts soon!

Here’s also hoping that Casey Anthony has full realization that she faces something  severe and  that she also realizes that it is most likely that she is not going to just “get out” of this mess. 

I’ll say it again, too bad she didn’t take her mom up on the “you go out and party and I’ll take the baby” . Too bad for everyone.

Just my thoughts, just my opinions and always in a conversationalTone.

Mary Caliendo

Casey Anthony New Defense

As we all know, from perhaps the beginning of this case, that Jose Baez would not be qualified to try to a capital murder case. He will continue to stay on as a co-counsel. This will help him in the long-run for his future law expertise. He knows this. No matter what, it looks bleak for this defense team. The prosecution has much physical  evidence to use, as well as friends and ex-lovers to help aid in the picture of what Casey Anthony was doing before, during, and after the crime against her daughter Caylee Anthony, was being perpetrated against her.

Jose Baez went on the “Today Show” and talked about his client Casey Anthony beig brave and strong. Jose Baez is still saying that he and his team believe that Casey is innocent. Baez also went on to say that the release of the “secretly tapped” Casey, when she found out the bones found were that of Caylee’s, is cruel and unusual. He claims he will get the guards to relinquish their stance and say yes it was not nice that they had her on tape!

Jose Baez also introduced his new defense team dream. Chicago’s super-lawyer, Andrea D. Lyon. The current college professor, and nationally recognized expert on death penalty defense has signed on to help in this case. Only once has she lost!  Her hard-lined stance and unrelenting style has put  the Jose Baez Team  as Andrea  D. Lyon as their last line of defense. Ms Lyon does not believe in the death penalty at all, and she can be perhaps the only one who will be able to “save” Casey’s life!

Ms. Lyons and her co-counsel Paul Dengel (criminal attorney) will be present next to Baez as the trial begins.

Casey’s last appearance in the court-room showed her somewhat heavier,hair much longer, and make-up looking heavy. She appears to have aged a bit since she has been there. He demeanor was somewhat stoic, and mustering a smile only once or twice. She appeared to be interested in what was being spoken about.

I guess that I would listen -up if I thought that my lawyer had to bring the “angel of death row” as a last ditch effort for my case. Fully aware that, that would mean that my case will not be won and the only thing left is to stop them from the “needle”! At the same time I would be relieved because her track record is great!  As far as the tape that was made, perhaps it was somewhat cruel but for those guards, and because of the high-profile of this case,there needs to be all the documented information as possible. Now whether that would be a video,written, or taped it all becomes evidence so that Casey herself could not turn around and say that someone had mistreated her in any way. The tape is simple proof on an event that happened!

If it comes into court, it is just another piece of evidence in this case to show the demeanor of this individual.

If I could personally say anything to Casey at this point, I would tell her to thank her lucky stars that this woman of greatness in Andrea D. Lyon, is here to rescue Casey. And of the “cruel and unusual” tape made, I’d also say that Casey did not think it was cruel and unusual when she killed, then bagged, then buried her little baby Caylee!

Just my thoughts, just my opinions, and only in a conversationalTone.

Mary Caliendo

Jose Baez Financially Irresponsible?

 It has been widely reported on Jose Baez’s being investigated and not admitted to practice for a time under Florida’s bar rules. Well, today he is a member of the Florida bar in good standing. However, he has skeletons in his closet. Doesn’t everyone? I think all of us from one time to another when we were all younger has done or said stupid things. I am sure we all weren’t all responsible. But something always resonates with me. It is something my mother always said happens.

Birds of a feather stick together!  What that means to me that in this case shady characters always hang with other shady characters!

Currently Jose Baez is representing Casey Anthony. It is said that another woman who was arrested, and was awaiting arraignment told Casey Anthony to call her lawyer Jose Baez because he was real good. Supposedly that is how Casey comes to be represented by Jose Baez.

Jose Baez has a history; not of representing cases with a high rate of dismissal, or that the best sentences that could be had were under his tutelage, no he has a history of being a financially irresponsible person who was not admitted to the Florida Bar for many years.

Jose Baez had to demonstrate that he could be financially responsible to get into the good graces of the review board. This board will investigate the character,fitness,educational,and the technical competence of the prospect lawyer and if that lawyer is deemed responsible in all areas of criteria; he will then be admitted.  They were a shopping list of items that needed to be mended. Such as in 1990 he filed for bankruptcy(personal),in 1995 he had a student loan default of $4,336.00,he leased a vehicle and sometime in that year he also wrote a bad check and entered into a program to avoid conviction. In 1998 Baez was reassigned  to the public defenders office for a job that required no degree, he finally tendered his resignation there in 1999. Whew! Ooops there’s more!

It was found that in the year of 2004 he owed as much as $12,000 in back child support.A dead-beat dad! Miami courts then had docked his paycheck for $550. per month! Finally in the years of 2000-2005, Baez was employed by LexisNexis; an information business. During this time Baez tried to get a real estate license, and he opened two businesses,  companies selling computer tutorials and a third,a dot com bikini businesses!

Well, Baez is in good standing now as I mentioned before but somehow shady goes to shady. There is something very bothersome of those who should be upholding the law, that continue to break them. Not only that usually that person surrounds themselves with people who have no scruples either, and the not so ethical things keep rearing their head. It bothers me that Baez tried to use the fact that he felt he had “power” over his ex-wife by withholding the child support from his children. Again how low can you go? Being a teenager and making mistakes is not the same as deliberately withholding child-support; not a mistake.

It is no wonder that he would meet up with Casey Anthony. Because after all birds of a feather just seem to flock together!

Just my thoughts, just my opinions, and always in a conversationalTone.

Mary Caliendo

Jose Baez Speaks and Speaks and Speaks…………………….

Some interested viewers are thinking that Jose Baez is speaking way too much! Some are critical of the lawyer whom is currently defending the notorious ice princess Casey Anthony, saying that he should be more tight-lipped with comments.

Jose Baez has been in the press before, and continues of late to be back in front of the press crying out about things like the death peanalty. Baez takes the stance that he personally thinks that the death penalty does not work. He thinks our system is too flawed and filled with imperfections. He continues to go on to say that he and his defense team, along with client pole-dancer Casey that they will not be intimidated. He feels that he has thus far put up the best defense that he can, and he also feels that he thinks he has persuaded enough great professional people behind him to mount a good case.

He further states that he believes that Casey is not guilty because she said so in court, and in her signed waiver! Wow, I’d say the system he believes in sounds a little flawed wouldn’t you say? If that were the case,Uh I think absolutely no one would be in jail at all!

I agree that not always is the death penalty warranted, but in this case, what can you say?

Baez states that this is certainly alot of pressure. There is a lot at stake; a persons life is at stake. Baez says that if he makes mistakes that could cost a client years of their freedom. He will continue to challenge the evidence and eliminate any mistakes. And he claims that all of recent scientific evidence that will be presented will be a considerable amount of “junk science”, because he says that the human decomposition evidence should never be admitted into evidence into a court of law. And that this evidence is not fully accepted and does not rise to the level of all other evidence!  I remember that it was not too long ago that DNA as well as fingerprints weren’t acceptable. I guess things could change with this case!

I guess we will see how much doubt can be cast in order to prove Casey Anthony’s innocence, Good Luck Baez team I hope you can do a flawless job with your persuaded cast of professionals and lawyers.

Just my thoughts, just my opinions, and always in a conversationalTone.

Mary Caliendo

Baez Talks

Jose Baez said on Monday, that Casey was fully aware that she will likely face the death penalty. I hope that he advised his client from the beginning that this could be a very big possibility. Baez also mentioned something to the effect of, that Casey is also aware of the “forces” out there to get her. What? does he mean “evil forces? The prosecution is out to get her; legally. Anyway Jose Baez claims that he does not want to change anything and that he will continue to keep doing what he is doing.

Baez is not certified to head a counsel on a death penalty charge. We will see who he brings in to sit on the team. Perhaps, Mr. Terry Lenamon as before. Baez continued on and will soon be questioning Orange County Sheriff Deputy Phillip Graves and a corrections officer Tammy Tinser, he is looking for a loop-hole in someones story just to create doubt in the minds of the jury.

On May 7th, Baez will be back in court trying to block the video taped reaction to the findings of the skeletal remains of Caylee. Baez and team would love to have that tiny morsel sealed so that a jury would never see it. Apparently it is Caylee having a dramatic reaction that resembles more like a panic/anxiety attack which would be unlikely to go for an insanity defense as anxiety attacks are about yourself only and not that of the show of loss for ones child.

In other news: The Anthony’s (George and Cindy) apparently are being booked/or have booked a show with Oprah in early May! If you feel that being interviewed by Oprah would add something to the world, do nothing and say nothing and just choose to watch. But if you are opposed please by all means go to www.oprah.com and complain!  Leave a nice message and let Oprah know that while we all love her so much, the Anthony’s leave something to be desired and let her know that you will not watch and that it is her engaging and thought provoking stories and caring heart are why she is #1!  She is very classy and to put them on is crushing! Let her know, perhaps they will reconsider!

Until tomorrow!

Just my thoughts, just my opinions, and always in a conversationalTone.

Mary Caliendo

Death Penalty for Ice Cold Casey

Well, in a stunning release just late yesterday, prosecutors in the Casey Anthony murder case put the death penalty back on the table. Prosecutors stating “aggravating circumstance” as part of the reason for the new movement in the case. I think that all along the prosecution team had enough for the murder 1 charge. In the state of Florida and around the United States it is considered extra heinous if one kills a child that is under the age of twelve. And going along with that would also be a premeditated determination. In other words if the adult plotted and planned for the murder to take place; would also be considered a circumstance which is considered aggravating.

To this writer, the October date for this case cannot get here soon enough. The ice princess Casey with the ice cold heart, could cop a plea and help save her own life. Jose Baez in most states in the United States does not have enough experience again for this kind of case. All will wonder whom he will bring to the table to aid in the fight to save Casey’s lowly life. Will we see the reemergence of Terry Lenamon? Or will the Jose Beaz bring a different gun in?

Ice princess Casey has her days numbered; if she chooses to remain quiet and not cop to a plea, she will have the choice of a needle and the electric chair. Florida still has an active electric chair!  Perhaps her parents can get through to her, I think not only would the pleas hasten the length of the trial, it may be easier for all involved. It is hard to know that any one state would have a woman on death row. Especially one that is still so young. What a terrible life Casey has led. Her life involved cheating, stealing, lieing,drinking, drugging, passing herself around, and finally murder! Not too productive a citizen. The little life of her child Caylee was cut down in a way too short time and in a manner that no one should ever have realized.

I cannot help but to think that, that little baby trusted her mommy and she probably(I hope) smiled at her mommy before she did the deed. I am hoping little Caylee did not know what was coming. It would be awful to think that the child “woke up” inside the trunk, or that she “woke up” and was inside the bags already! I hope and pray that it did not go down that way.  I think that Casey probably loved her, but her mind became so twisted and couldn’t see past the fact that she would be “tied down” only for a short while. These little children grow up, they are not little forever. Life for Casey could only have gotten easier. Look her parents obviously loved and took care of Caylee all the time. Too bad Casey went down the wrong path. She made many of the wrong choices in life; perhaps she can make one great good one by choosing to accept a plea and let us all breathe a sigh of relief. She can rot in jail and we can know exactly why she did what she did.

Next chapter in the story is the Cindy and George Anthony road-show, the rumor is that  Oprah will be hosting the pair in early May. I’m going to the web-page to complain- we do not think that they deserve a platform as high as the one we place on the Oprah show!

Just my thoughts, just my opinions, and always in a conversationalTone.

Mary Caliendo

CMA Back To Court Today!

Casey Anthony, flanked by Jose Baez and Linda K.Baden on either side of her, appeared uneasy. The lawyers discuss today forensics and the suicide letter. Judge found that the suicide note  should not be released to the public as the judge felt it was personal in nature. The media however, can come in after the fact and request it be released to the public since they were not present in the court room today.

It looks that the rest of the requested information by Baez is a smoke screen. Baez is all about the drama. There is no grounds for prosecutorial misconduct. At this point, the evidence has been processed and all of the information has been turned over. Basically this is about  Baez trying to seek out a number of motions that are wasting the courts’ time. He’s attacking protocol and other simple items like notes for example, that he would not be privy too, or they don’t even exist.

The forensics and the FBI team were very precise in their examinations and investigations in this case. The Bozo Baez team would like to say that test results including things like “maggots” in Casey’s car resulted from just garbage. They most likely will introduce this kind of info. into court when the trial actually begins.

So overall, nothing new coming up or introduced. Baez despirately seeking an angle in which to run. Baez team is trying to construct a defense for his client. Nothing does speak louder to most of the potential jurors than the fact that Casey did not report her child missing for over one month. That resonates with me and I am sure it will with others as well.

Good Luck C M A and your team; counting down until the start of the trial for murder 1.

Just my thoughts, just my opinions, and always in a conversationalTone.

Mary Caliendo

Casey Anthony Evidence Matches!

The Orange County States Attorney let out damning evidence that links the crime scene directly to the Anthony home and the crime scene!

The same kind of duct tape on gas can that was on Caylee, the sticker(and gum residue) that was on the duct tape was found in the Anthony home. The sticker sheet  that was found was an identical match with stickers missing out of it! Also and very mind boggling was the entry in Casey’s diary that states she is the happiest she has been in a long time, and she hopes that her happiness lasts! Among other things written one month to the day that Caylee was reported missing! It shows the state of mind of Casey!  In this diary she does not ever mention Caylee, it is all about herself as she refers to herself (I) throughout the diary. And finally the garbage bag that contained the body of Caylee was also found in the Anthony home.

It looks that this is even more evidence that Jose Baez will not be able to refute!  Finally evidence that directly can tie Casey to the crime scene itself!  Jose Baez cannot say he cannot trust the FBI lab anymore. It would not be responsible as a lawyer. He needs to present a case in which he can plead for her life instead.

In a cold and callous way the mother destroyed the life of her only child, and then her next step was to get rid of her and that she did! It appears she stuck her in the trunk, and drove and drove. Spotting Zenaida Gonzalez’s name and began to construct her plan. And continuing in her cold and callous way she finally “dropped” her precious cargo near the only place she knew-her home! And then with her head held high she continued to be cold and callous while the baby laid out in a grassy lot slowly decomposing, how could she had been so cold and nasty?  Why would she take this route, so many other options were open to her.   I pray for the soul of Casey, the ice princess, as the satanic reaper carts her to the darkest place known to exist. And then my prayers and thoughts turn to the angel gone way too soon, and I pray she did not hurt. I pray that she just slept peacefully. Bless the family of Casey they could not have ever known!  It is not your fault that the child went wayward!  I pray for peace as your fingerprints have exonerated you all.

Just my thoughts, just my opinions, and always in a conversationalTone.

Mary Caliendo

Memorial for Caylee Anthony/Baez Sells Pics!

It was released yesterday that a memorial has been announced for little Caylee Anthony, finally!  Although no funeral has been planned that we are all aware of. 

The memorial will take place on Tuesday, February 10, 2009. It will be held at The First Baptist Church of Orlando. This church can seat 5,000 persons.  And it was specified that the family of Caylee (meaning George and Cindy Anthony and Lee, I assume),the  public has been invited to attend services. The family has requested to have the ability to remove anyone that they see fit. No cameras,cell phones, video cameras, or anything that can record or take pictures will be allowed.

While Caylee’s mother Casey is in prison, she is released for at least one hour per day. This one hour will consist of reading books, watching TV, and relaxing out of her cell. Casey may be able to watch the memorial service on TV. She will not be released to come to the memorial. Her time out of her cell could or could not coincide with the time of the memorial on TV. We will see what will happen then.

Cindy Anthony has picked music and flowers for the memorial service. And it appears that police and church security staff are working together to have a safe, and secure service. Each person will be checked, there will be no bags allowed inside, no cell phones, no cameras, and no video allowed.  It is said that each person will also pass through a metal detector. At this writing it cannot be verified if the metal detectors are being installed or if they are already there.

George Anthony got out of the Halifax hospital using side doors to evade the media.  Cindy and Lee have not been heard from in the mean time. There also has been no word as to when they will finally lay this little girl to rest in a proper burial.

In other important news Jose Baez  put in a motion for a change of venue. He says that he and his client cannot/and would not get a fair trial. He knows that there is too much heat in Orlando. He is asking for the change in venue to be secret so that the media cannot get a hold of the details and create a circus atmosphere.  In other news the tacky Beaz team has already sold pictures and video of Caylee for the money to conduct her trial!They garnered the sum of $200,000!  Jose Baez claims that his client is doing what she can to pay for his representation. Including the selling of more pictures to come. Jose Baez claims he has not attached a price tag to them, he is asking what will a company pay for them, and whatever media is buying them will be who sets the price.

Whatever may transpire, it is all so sad and very shameful that this event is happening. I feel sorry for all those that knew Caylee, Casey and the Anthony family. Casey’s actions have set off a chain of events that I am not sure she even thought could happen. It is all so sad.

Just my thoughts, just my opinions, and always in a conversationalTone.

Mary Caliendo