CSI wrote:I think the info on George's suicide attempt is off limits, or at least the medical records are. I do not see how the defense could even open that door because there is no direct correlation to Caylee's "accident".
But, stranger things have happened.
Ber wrote:I just was listening to the "Casey Anthony Trial" on MSNBC...When Baez is making his opening statement, he referenced George's suicide attempt. Baez says that George carried around the guilt for "MONTHS" so much so that it drove him to try to take his own life. His suicide attempt was January 23, 2009. Caylee's remains were found December 11, 2008, so just over one month he had to carry said "guilt"
IF George really did molest Casey,starting at the age of 8, it wouldn't be months of guilt, rather years. Why would he directly correlate his molesting Casey to Caylee's death? Also...if he had the tendancies to molesst...would that guilty conscience be present? I go back to reflect upon this: Why would Casey leave Caylee w/ "jo Jo" if he molested her???
Will the prosecution pick up on this faux pas? Will Baez's words come back to bite him in the proverbial ass???
Ber wrote:understood it's "not in evidence" what I don't understand is why can an atty make a statement in opening statements, to get his cilent off, that can't be used against them? doesn't seem right.
CSI wrote:They can say anything they want to in opening statements, because there is no proof needed in opening statements.
From that point on, anything that gets in to the record has to be directly related to the case. I think Baez also said something about George having an affair in opening, but the Judge would not allow Baez to ask Cindy if they were having marital problems in 2008. Not relevant to defending Casey.
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