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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Casey Anthony case: Prosecutors want trial date set in fraud case

Right: the Prairie Chickens favorite photo of Casey, in chains. Hey, that might make a good title for a rap song. Casey in chains.

The state wants the trial set within the next 60 days.

Orlando Sentinel
Sarah Lundy
Staff Writer
June 22, 2009

Prosecutors want the fraud case against Casey Anthony to go to trial within the next two months, according to a request filed today by the state.

Anthony, 23, is charged with more than a dozen fraud charges, including fraudulent use of personal identification information, forgery of a check and uttering a forged check.Anthony's friend, Amy Huizenga, told investigators that she loaned her car to Anthony while Huizenga was on vacation last summer. When she returned, Huizenga learned checks were missing from her car and that her bank account had a zero balance.

Authorities say Anthony used her friend's check to buy more than $400 worth of clothes and groceries at area Target and Winn-Dixie stores. According to investigators, she also withdrew $250 from the bank and attempted to pay a $574 phone bill, but there wasn't enough money left in Huizenga's account.

Prosecutors don't want to wait to resolve the fraud case with the murder case...Last month, attorneys said the murder trial won't likely happen until next year. "Given the complexities of the two cases, it is unreasonable to allow the forgery case to languish another year without a resolution," Assistant State Attorney Frank George wrote in the two-page request.

No trial date has been set yet...

In the murder case, George filed a separate request for the state.

Prosecutors want a picture of Anthony's tattoo of the words "Bella Vita," which means "Beautiful Life." She got the tattoo around July 3, which is after her daughter disappeared.

A picture of the tattoo "would be relevant and material in evaluating issues to be presented in connection with the upcoming trial," he wrote. What are the Anthony's up to now? Do they want the tattoo issue to work for the defense in some way? Am I understanding this article correctly, that George is requesting the photo of the tattoo on behalf of the state?

Orange Circuit Court Judge Stan Strickland has not responded to the request.


shari said...

I believe the "prosecution" wants the photos of the tattoo to prove it was done "after" the child went missing, and to go with the testimony of the tat. artist when he stated that he asked about Caylee. Casey (knowing full well the child was not around, ie.dead) told him she would bring Caylee in the following week. Clearly the pattern of lies continuing. I did not read or hear that George Anthony had anything to do with the tattoo request.

Anonymous said...

"In the murder case, George filed a separate request for the state."

The George refers to Assistant State Attorney Frank George.

Anonymous said...

The names in this case are making me a little crazy... CMA, CMA, and CMA... Dominic Casey, Casey Anthony, Frank George, George Anthony...

ritanita :)