The mere mention of the name Casey Anthony makes me shudder. It is a story that just will not go away. Last week saw yet more developments in the case that most people could not care less about. Charged with the senseless murder of her daughter Caylee, she was found not guilty. It was to many people a travesty of justice, somewhat akin to the OJ Simpson criminal trial. Sometimes the legal system is imperfect, but it is the system that we have, and is preferable to what happens in other parts of the world.
The latest developments in the twisted saga of Casey Anthony make my eyes roll. She has filed for bankruptcy citing debts of over $700,000 and assets of $1000. A cool $500,000 being legal fees owed to her defense team (Jose Baez). What is wrong with this picture? Lets face it, it does cost a lot of money to mount a large legal defense. I could be wrong here, but if memory serves me correctly, Baez was working â€˜Pro Bonoâ€™, and with Casey being declared indigent, the tax payers effectively paid for her defense. To me, there is something wrong with this picture.
The other development is the overturning of two of the four guilty verdicts about her telling lies to the police. She was found guilty, and the penalty was discharged by time served. So why bother going through an appeals process? At first glance, it seems a pointless exercise in futility. However one has to wonder if there is some method in the madness? Could changing the past in someway change the future? I think the answer to that question is yes. It is possible that the negation of the two guilty verdicts might play a role in the civil suits that are looming on the horizon.
To answer these questions I have asked two experts to join me in a radio program. Peter Haven is a well known and well respected attorney. He is well versed in high profile shenanigans, he represented the Goldman family in their quest to claim settlement from OJ Simpson for the civil suit.
My second guest is journalist Dave Knechel. He has followed the Casey Anthony case from day one and has talked to most of the major players.
I canâ€™t wait to hear what they have to say about these new developments. To listen live to the program please use this link. We will be on air at 10am pacific, noon central, and 1pm eastern.