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Monday, 10 October 2011

Casey Anthony deposition

Casey Anthony deposition
Casey Anthony deposition_ Casey Anthony invoked the Fifth Amendment in video deposition this morning from an undisclosed remote location in Florida, according to her civil attorney Charles Greene.
The deposition is for the defamation case brought against her by Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, the woman who shared a name with the fictional nanny Anthony claimed abducted her daughter, Caylee.
Anthony wore in large sunglasses and a Philadelphia Phillies baseball cap during the video conferencing, according to The Associated Press.

Fernandez-Gonzalez's claims that Anthony's use of her name damaged her life. She claims she lost her home and job because people believed she may have been involved in Caylee Anthony's disappearance. Fernandez-Gonzalez also alleges that she and her children received threats.

During the deposition, Anthony a few questions and invoked the fifth according to Greene.

"I think there were times where some of the questions irritated her," Morgan told the Associated Press, referring to questions about her parents and her brother's testimony.

The deposition lasted about 45 minutes, John Morgan, attorney for Fernandez-Gonzalez told the Orlando Sentinel .

"We didn't want to turn this into a 2-hour circus," Morgan told the Sentinel. "We asked enough questions and got her to invoke the Fifth enough times that we feel we got enough to take a motion to the judge to compel her to answer these questions.

Morgan said he planned to file a motion to compel Anthony to answer the questions, the Sentinel reported.

"Some say [Fernandez-Gonzalez's case] is frivolous, but what they don't remember is what her and her family went through three or four years ago," Morgan said earlier.

Fernandez-Gonzalez is suing Anthony for using her name when she told Orlando police that her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, was stolen by a babysitter and gave police her name. Anthony stuck to that lie for three years before her lawyer told the court at the opening of her murder trial that the babysitter never existed and that Caylee accidentally drowned in the family pool.

Life for the real "Zanny" was disrupted after Anthony's allegations became public. According to Morgan, Fernandez-Gonzalez received terrifying phone calls in the middle of the night in which people had threatened to kill her and her children.

Morgan is very aware of the public's emotional attachment to this case, and is constantly inundated with Casey-related phone calls, especially about the mystery that is her location.

"We get thousands of tips about her whereabouts,and a lot of it doesn't hold its weight in water, but sometimes there's recurring things," said Morgan.

Anthony's attorney is also an outlet for the public's frustration.

source: abcnews


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