April 2011


Casey's Defense: Scrambled and Fryed

     "The jury will be entitled to determine the credibility and reliability of his opinion, which it may accept or reject." - Chief Judge Belvin Perry, Jr. (in reference to the prosecution's forensic botanist, Dr. David Hall.)     This seems to be the tenor of Judge Perry's court, at least as far as the Casey Anthony case is concerned. His philosophy is one of common sense and pragmatism. Let the jury hear the testimony of expert witnesses from both the prosecution and defense. Let the cards fall where they may. The jury of able bodied men and women will surely know how to pick them up and deal with the matter at hand. Of course, one of his responsibilities will be to address the panel concerning issues of scientific evidence and expert...

Posted at 11:40 PM | Permalink | Comments: 158


You want Orders with those Fryes?

     One of the most obvious things criminal defense attorneys do is throw as many motions at the courtroom walls as they can in hopes that something sticks before the trial begins. In the case of Casey Anthony, her defense team tossed an inordinate number during the course of nearly three years. Some were questionable, but for the most part, they’ve been rather credible. Recently, hearings held in Chief Judge Belvin Perry’s court (See: Order in His Court) addressed issues related to Frye. Called Frye motions, the name comes from Frye v. United States, 293 F. 1013 (D.C. Cir. 1923), a case that argued the admissibility of polygraph tests as evidence. The primary goal of these types of motions is to determine whether scientific evidence should be admissible...

Posted at 12:26 PM | Permalink | Comments: 74

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'Marinade Dave' Knechel

Dave Knechel has been blogging about the Casey Anthony case since late 2008, drawing readers from all over the world. Best known as “Marinade Dave,” a nickname he got when he made marinades and also blogged about marinade recipes, Knechel is on assignment to blog about the case exclusively for as Anthony goes to trial for first-degree murder. His posts will appear regularly on this site.

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