Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story
Jose Baez, Peter Golenbock
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When Caylee Anthony was reported missing in Orlando, Florida, in July 2008, the public spent the next three years following the investigation and the eventual trial of her mother, Casey Anthony. On July 5, 2011, the case that captured headlines worldwide exploded when, against all odds, defense attorney Jose Baez delivered one of the biggest legal upsets in American history: a not-guilty verdict.
In this tell-all, Baez shares secrets the defense knew but has not disclosed to anyone until now and frankly reveals his experiences throughout the entire case—discovering the evidence, meeting Casey Anthony for the first time, being with George and Cindy Anthony day after day, leading defense strategy meetings, and spending weeks in the judge’s chambers.
Presumed Guilty shows how Baez, a struggling, high-school dropout, became one of the nation’s most high-profile defense attorneys through his tireless efforts to seek justice for one of the country’s most vilified murder suspects.
not,” they said. “We’ll investigate,” we said. And that’s what we did. Marinade Dave told our investigator everything, including the fact that he had been in the hospital, and that Strickland called him to see if he was feeling better. Then the media got into the act and interviewed Marinade Dave. It turned out that he and the judge had met for lunch to discuss the case. After lunch Strickland took him to the court’s back area, showed him around, and even gave him a law book. We filed our
Frank George, and Cheney Mason had already gone home for the day, so we called Ashton in to discuss the issue in front of Perry. Ann told the judge the report of one of the psychiatrists might be a couple of days late. She said she didn’t want there to be any misunderstandings. “Not a problem,” said the judge. And then Ashton asked, “So what is the doctor going to testify to?” Ann didn’t say anything for a few seconds. Ashton said, “Just tell us. We’re going to find out tomorrow anyway when
found odd. We were seated on the couch. Her lawyer and his wife were sitting on chairs, as was Gabe, and George was hopping around, helping everyone and serving drinks. Cindy continued, “On June 27, Casey said she was going straight to work with her coworker Juliet Lewis. They checked in with their boss, Tom Frank, and she was going to come home when she learned that Jeff Hopkins was in Jacksonville. She hadn’t seen him in a while and so she drove to Jacksonville to be with him from June 28
found dead, but, like a doctor working in an emergency room, we couldn’t get emotional. I am not, however, bulletproof. It really hurt. CHAPTER 10 THE DAYS AFTER I WAS REALLY DOWN. I hadn’t wanted the six-month-long search to end up with the discovery of Caylee’s dead body, even though I knew that was the likelihood. So for me December 11, 2008, was a very depressing day. I knew that in order to do my job, I should take my emotions out of it, but I just couldn’t. I was very somber
subjecting him to cross-examination. This was not a case where we were pleading not guilty by reason of insanity. We did the research. We knew we were on very thin ground, but we still wanted to hire psychiatrists to talk to Casey. One of the first names to come up was Dr. Jeffrey Danziger. A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, he was an associate professor at the University of Florida and had a thriving practice in psychiatry in Winter Park,