December 2, 2010 Casey Anthony: E-Mail Spat Leads To New Motion In Anthony Case Anthony's lead attorney, Jose Baez, and Assistant State Attorney Jeffrey L. Ashton exchanged emailed jabs over a recent order in the well-publicized case. By Jeff Weiner, Orlando Anthony, 24, is charged with Dr. William Rodriguez, is Sentinel first-degree murder in the only described as, "Expert." death of her 2-year-old A disagreement in the Casey daughter, Caylee Marie, in the That list led to a series of Anthony case has led to an summer of 2008. The state emails back and forth email spat between the has said it would seek the between the two sides of the defense and state prosecutors, death penalty if she is well-publicized case. who filed a motion convicted. Wednesday accusing the Ashton replied that, "If this is defense of trying to avoid According to the state's all you are sending we do not complying with a judge's motion, the prosecution was find it to be in compliance order. expecting a description of the with the courts order," to testimony the expert which Baez replied, "You The controversy comes after witnesses will give when they know what are all of the the court on Monday ordered take the stand. But in an email forensic issues are. If you Anthony's defense team to sent 10:47 a.m. Wednesday, have a question about any provide prosecutors with Baez only included what he particular witness, just ask information about the subject describes it in his message as and I will be more than happy matter of planned expert "the field of [each expert's] to answer it." testimony. Since then, the anticipated testimony." disagreement arose about just A few emails later, Baez sent how detailed that information For example, the first expert a revised list about 11:42 a.m. needs to be. listed is Dr. Henry Lee, of Wednesday. This time, Lee Wednesday's motion filed by the University of New was described as "Criminalist: the state contains an email Haven's forensic science He inspected the car and was exchange between Anthony's program. His listing includes at the evidence inspection and lead attorney, Jose Baez, and his address, employer and a inspected the scene ALL OF Assistant State Attorney one-word description of his WHICH YOU ALREADY Jeffrey L. Ashton. It is that field, "Criminalist." KNOW." exchange which is the apparent source of the Other experts' fields are The prosecution filed its controversy. described as "forensic motion later Wednesday, pathology," "anthropology" asking the court to "clarify its and "K-9 issue." One expert, order," and compel the defense to provide additional that he had not complied with experiencing marital information. the court, but said this wasn't problems. the first time he and the "It is the State's position that, Ashton have disagreed. "Without detracting from the despite protestation to the "I told him if he had any case involving their daughter contrary, the defense is questions, he could call me," please be advised that they are attempting to avoid Baez said. "He chose to file a not having any type of marital compliance with the court's motion." issues," the couple said mandate," the motion states. Meanwhile, Anthony's through their attorney. "Any parents, George and Cindy rumors or speculation about a Asked to comment on the Anthony, issued a statement separation or divorce are motion, Baez said he Thursday responding to exactly that, just rumors or disagreed with the assertion rumors that the couple were speculation."
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