Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Florida Asks Sanctions Against Jose Baez

New Defense Witness Provokes State Again

Florida Assistant State Attorney Jeff Ashton asked Casey Anthony's trial Judge Perry to sanction defense attorney Jose Baez for filing another late expert witness report.

Baez has routinely provided incomplete reports to the state, disregarding court orders to have expert witnesses list containing opinions or areas of testimony experts will cover in the court.

The latest proposed witness, Richard Eikelenboom, Ashton told the court, is going to testify about body fluids on the carpet sample, and DNA on duct tape which was not contained in reports filed before the trial but was filed June 19, 2011.

Baez told the Judge he filed a report in December about the witness testifying about crime scene analysis and DNA. Shorts Caylee Anthony was wearing when found and the bag she was found in were tested by the defense for "low copy" DNA. where very small amounts of DNA can be studied.

Low copy DNA has not been accepted as evidence by the courts in Florida.

The judge prohibited testimony about DNA fluid in the car trunk from this witness, and will read the jury some instructions about Eikelenboom's testimony, and said he won't sanction Baez, but won't "shut the door" on attorneys coming before the judge in the future to determine the expertness of future witnesses.


  1. Anonymous9:37 AM

    It sounds like the State is taking incomplete depositions. Sometimes depositions need to dig deep, to ask penetrating questions and to contain the future testimony. Simply asking "what do you plan to testify to?" is amateurish.

  2. Anonymous11:28 AM

    Yet another "surprise, surprise" by the Defense. Their incompetence is certainly reflected on a daily basis. I am looking forward to the verdict, which I predict will be guilty of First Degree!

  3. Anonymous5:27 PM

    I feel like the judge and the prosecuter are working together. The judge seems to sustain almost all of the prosecutions objections and almost none of the defenses.Also the prosecuter Ashton is very rude to the witnesses. He is not as polite as Baez.

  4. Anonymous1:31 AM

    Mr. Ashton is getting on my nerve...He is always objecting and sometimes he will just continue to stand there just to say something..He always wants to go to a sidebar also..He is rude to the witnesses by not letting them finish talking, that would be the defenses witnesss...I really thing he is trying to get on Baez last nerve..Is this a stadagy of his, not sure but its holding up court alot. So far in my opinion the state really doesnt have anything on her maybe that's why Mr. Ashton wont sit down and shut up because the defenses witnesses in my opinion are doing a good job in poking holes. If I was on the jury as of now she would not be getting the death penalty..She is guilty of something, of what, I'm not sure yet..And as for her father, I dont trust him as far as I can throw..he is smug and I didnt like how he was on the stand..that's my opinion.

  5. Anonymous3:20 AM

    the defense has nothing to work with and has to object to anything they can. it is not fair to allow the defense ground;less objections. if the judge is playing favorites, it is grounds for appeal. I doubt these bloggers have the legal knowledge so make their opinion anything more than just an opinion.

  6. Anonymous7:19 PM

    Are you kidding? The judge sustains Mr. Ashton's objections because Mr. Ashton is correct as to the rules of evidence. Baez is obviously incompetent! Furthermore, Mr. Ashton is not rude. He simply becomes impatient with the defense's junk theories/witneses! It is Baez who is condescending and rude! His ignorance and straight-up lies have worked my last nerve.