June 25th, 2011
09:57 AM ET

Anthony trial shut down till Monday

Citing an unspecified legal issue, Chief Judge Belvin Perry has ordered the Casey Anthony murder trial into recess until Monday. Perry's announcement follows nearly an hour of discussions in court and in his chambers among the judge and attorneys.

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  1. Cosmotologist to the Stars

    I predicted this would happen. I do hair and fortell the future. I am the Hollywood Seeer Lady! I can predict the fuuuuutuuuure !

    June 25, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Kam

      Then predict when this nightmare will end

      June 25, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |

    aunt flo is in town visiting casey.. till monday..

    June 25, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • sherylynne

      Or Casey is having lunch with Zanny the Nanny.

      June 25, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. DD

    It's insane they were able to get a jury.

    June 25, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • sherylynne

      If a mistrial, they will have to find yet another venue in order to convince or force 12 more people to go through this nightmare again.

      June 25, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. ladymercury

    This is just ridiculous... more of my money being wasted.

    June 25, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  5. dsdds

    Plz check and see if George or cindy commited sucide

    June 25, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  6. connie

    Maybe the legal matter is that supposed affair George had. She lied to police and then told the reporters a different story..so maybe Baez was gonna have her testify today too and that was the final straw for the judge...two changed testimonies. Ugh, I worry that Casey will win an appeal on this stupid unorganized attorney!

    June 25, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • sherylynne

      If it comes to that, I think it is a given that she has plenty of evidence to support the allegation.

      June 25, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. connie

    So glad I'm not on that jury!

    June 25, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  8. connie

    or bomb scare??

    June 25, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  9. KJ

    Maybe there is evidence that Cindy perjured herself in her testimony yesterday!

    June 25, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • sherylynne

      Let's not forget about Lee's new testimony, as well!

      June 25, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  10. Izz

    It is obvious thst Judge Perry is pro-prosecution. Judge Perry's discovery order is overburdensome in a death penalty case. The rules of discovery in death penalty cases are very liberal and Judge Perry is limiting the defense. Also, Rodriguez is defense witness, one should ask WHY was Ashton, prosecuting attorney notified that he was not allowed to testify or he will be fired and not DEFENSE? And, under the law an employer is prohibited from threatening a witness. This case is done - big time mistrial!!

    June 25, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Kym

      I too feel Belvin Perry is pro-prosecution. I did though do some research on line about both he and apparently, they both presided over a case in I believe 1996 the David Lewis Smith and due to the fact that Ashton had a witness for the prosecution with hold evidence in testimony while on the stand the original verdict was overturned in appeal and a new trial granted.
      So in an effort to cover his ASS this time he put all these discovery stipulations in place.
      But after watching this trial since the beginning it didn't take long to see what side of the toast Jeff Astons was buttered.

      June 25, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Derek

      I think that the Judge is a bit PO'd with the antics coming from both sides, but more so, with the complete lack of professionalism and preparedness shown by Baez. There is little doubt that there will be legal sanctions taken by the DA and possibly the Bar against Baez. Of course, what does Baez care? He waited 7 or 8 years to join the Bar as he had refused to pay child support. He doesn't care about anyone or any rules and is only out for his big pay day that comes with the tv, movie and book deals when this trial is done...win or lose!

      So no, the Judge isn't "pro prosecution": The Judge wants a proper trial where both sides act with decorum and articulately and in good faith argue their case (the defence has NOT done this at all!). Furthermore, the Judge wants to ensure that there are not grounds for a mistrial/reasons to appeal.

      Furthermore, if you've been following this case, you'd see how the Judge has saved Baez's butt by not allowing the prosecution to kick open some of the doors the defence cracked open.

      June 25, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • sherylynne

      I think Judge Perry is pro rules of law and assuring that no mistake is made that could result in a mistrial. He has a handful with Baez being all over the map,violating discovery orders, etc. He, in fact, has tried to help Baez by giving him clues as to what needs to be filed and how to restate questions when an objection is made at times. His dialogue yesterday regarding what needed to be prepared and submitted and what that would need to include before final arguments was for the benefit of Baez, even though having addressed both sides. He also offered to e-mail to anyone who needed or wanted it. I have never heard that in a trial before, but Baez has made so many mistakes Judge Perry felt compelled to give Baez a heads up. In fact, when trying to "guide" Baez he has had to stop himself from giving him too much information so as not to give the prosecution reason to claim bias.

      June 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Anna

    I worry about that too, Connie. What I worry more about is that Caylee will not get justice and Casey will be found not guilty. What a sad state of affairs in this country that perjurors are allowed to get away with their lying.

    June 25, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  12. j brass

    Is it because Baez had lunch with Geraldo Rivera yesterday?

    June 25, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  13. Pedro from Italia.

    I am bran new to dis country and am wotchin de Antheney trial and I am verry surprized tgis is how america howse a trial for a people who thay wanna see if she is blame for child accident death. It is so stop n go; stop n go; stop n go; the jury cant declare on future of girl on trial as this way of justise is not good way to decide penalty fase as not matter of fact and way to guesswork with all deeze spescialist giving there expert findings and saying there feelings, is much to much for jury or anybody to decide fate of people on trial is my opinion. I am surprize dis is how cort decide like blindfolded and you jus take a number outta hat to see what it sez.

    June 25, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • sherylynne

      With all due respect, Pedro, I am not convinced. Exactly, what part of Italy are you from?

      June 25, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kam

      I am not buying it Pedro. U no frm Italia.

      June 25, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Kim

    The Judge asked the defense basically why haven't you shown us any of your opening statements about the molestation and accidental drowning and everything else the defense said on opening statement.. and boom court shut down.. I think Casey isnt willing to throw her family under the bus and finally is will to take a plea..

    June 25, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Keith

      i think you are giving Casey too much credit. By saying her father and brother molested her most of her life – hasnt she allready thrown them under the bus? If she is found innocent – where will she go? I hope you are correct in saying that maybe she is ready to make a plea. But if that is the case, why were there witnesses sitting there ready to testify for the defense? Her lawyers would know this and would not have their witnesses ready to go. I think this is something that the defense was not aware of when they arrived this morning. I am hoping that it is some huge revelation that surfaced on the prosecuttion's part. Maybe Casey confided in Lee what really happened (if there is a possibility of finding the truth from anyone in this family.)

      June 25, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • sherylynne

      I am of the opinion that case is incapable of conscience, compassion, concern, morals, ethics and integrity. She is an empty person, lacking every characteristic of soul including God.

      June 25, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. HJ

    Maybe she's trying to work out a deal – please guilty and tell all if they take the dealth penality off the table!

    June 25, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
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