Judge Perry is getting pissed. LOL
Casey Anthony trial: Perry adjourns court until 9 a.m. Tuesday – no explanation given
The judge later signs amended order barring the release of seated jurors' names.
"By joint stipulation, we are in recess until 9 a.m." Tuesday, Perry said at about 11 a.m.
The sudden decision to recess likely stemmed from Perry's earlier frustrations and the defense team's difficulty in calling witnesses who have not fully disclosed their opinions to the prosecution.
An infuriated Perry warned the Casey Anthony defense and prosecution today that he is getting fed up with games being played during the course of the trial.
His anger is fueled by the additional charges of witness-discovery violations by the defense.
Perry's frustrations were expressed after prosecutor Jeff Ashton announced he intended to call for new sanctions against the defense, and Jose Baez in particular, for failing to disclose information about what his witnesses will testify about.
This time, Ashton said, he was late in getting a report, opinions and other materials from Richard Eikelenboom, a Dutch forensic expert who specializes in "Touch DNA" involving small amounts of the genetic material.
After hearing that Baez accused Ashton of shirking his responsibilities by not deposing defense witnesses and then blaming the defense
"He wants to go after the lawyer, too. I think it is repulsive," Baez said.
Perry appeared on the verge of excluding the defense witnesses from being allowed to testify but held back from that extreme measure out of concern it might unfairly punish Casey Anthony.
Still, he repeated his concerns about a trend of "continuously" violating his orders.
"Yes there has been gamesmanship in this particular case. It is quite evident there is a friction between attorneys," Perry said. "That is something I guess that the Florida Bar will deal with."
He also repeated that he would handle Baez' potential discovery violation following the proceedings.
Meanwhile, Perry decided he would not let the defense team's intended first witness today, Dr. William Rodriguez, testify until the prosecution had a chance to review his deposition, which only occurred Saturday after he started to express new opinions not included in his report provided to the prosecution.
Perry said he is bothered by the delays created recently and said he will have the attorneys work a full day on Saturday and perhaps make them come in early during weekdays.
"I'm getting very, very close to starting this proceeding every morning at 8:30," Perry said. "All of this folks is going to stop or you will be working some very fierce days. Be prepared Saturday to go the whole day."
Baez walked away from the courthouse in silence as reporters followed and tried to get answers about his defense witnesses. Co-counsel Cheney Mason nodded in agreement, however, when asked if the defense team will have witnesses prepared to testify tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Perry also signed an order barring the release of seated jurors' names today.
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