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Published:June 20th, 2011 10:20 EST
Tot Mom Judge Gives New Meaning To a 'Speedy Trial'

Tot Mom Judge Gives New Meaning To a 'Speedy Trial'

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

"Here we go again, " cries Judge Belvin Perry.  The Casey Anthony murder trial is once again off to a slow start because of bickering between the prosecution and defense because of procedural errors.  Prosecutor Jeff Ashton has filed a complaint about yet another defense witness testifying as an expert witness in the defense of Casey Anthony. 

In response, Judge Perry has put both sides on notice that this coming Saturday will be a full day of court.  Perry`s discontent came as a result of the jury being forced to wait more than half an hour in the jury holding room while both sides hurled motions at one another.

Judge Perry gives a new meaning to the term, "speedy trial", whereas at times it appears that he is more concerned with wrapping this up than giving Casey Anthony a fair trial. Another hurdle for Casey and the defense is the seemingly uncaring nature of the jury. 

Some onlookers have said that the only time the jury seems interested in the trial is when the Judge is discussing where they will eat and when the case will be over.  At times, prosecutor Jeff Ashton seems to be on the fringe of losing control and there is obvious tension growing between attorneys. 

Judge Perry stated, If I were the prosecution or the defense I would go through all witness reports and depositions to make sure that there will be no more surprises. "  Perry also said that in the event that more surprises arise, exclusion may be the only answer.

Judge Perry complained on more than one occasion Monday morning about the inconveniencing of the jury.  Perry also said that he may start beginning court at 8:30 a.m. every morning.  Once again as a result of jury inconvenience. Other possible sanctions from Perry, a reduction in the length of time for lunch and "fierce" work hours during the day.  Court is currently in recess until 10:25 a.m.

 

More Casey Anthony Trial News:

 

Saturday Smack Down at Tot Mom Murder Trial - Things came to a screeching halt as a result of a witness being called by the defense that had not properly been deposed by the prosecution prior to their testimony.

 

Casey Anthony Trial: There`s `Elephants Through the Cracks,` But No Blow Flies in the Trunk! - My first is, Jeff Ashton misses the point " had a body been present in the trunk of the Sunfire, the remains of many blow flies would have been present there, as well and at the grave site (Suburban Drive).

Casey Anthony Trial: Is the Boat Sinking Fast for the Prosecution? - The atmosphere in Courtroom 23A on Thursday was brittle, explosive; tense is a word that better resembles a euphemism, especially with regards to the veteran prosecuting attorney, Jeff Ashton.

Casey Anthony Trial: Cheney Mason Argues Eloquently For Acquittal! - It occurred to me this morning, as I was making my coffee, that today, June 16th, marks the three year anniversary of when the State of Florida asserts Casey Anthony murdered her own daughter (Caylee Marie Anthony), by first poisoning her with chloroform, then applying three pieces of duct tape to her mouth and nose, thus suffocating the child to death.

Casey Anthony Trial: Why Did the Jury Request to See Exhibit Item 313? - On Tuesday the jury made a special request to see exhibit item 313. This is curious, because I wanted to see that very item myself. And this was before I had a chance to view Part 4 of WFTV 9`s video of the trial.

Casey Anthony Trial: A `Silence of the Lambs` Moment of Truth! - They thought to photograph them as well. But how is the State tying these stickers in with what FBI agent Elizabeth Fontaine testified on Monday? I`ve heard, some of the stickers are missing from the roll. Was one of these stickers applied to the henkel duct tape (by Casey) which was wrapped around little Caylee`s mouth and nose?