How Special is Jose Baez?

9 Apr

Defense attorney Jose Baez spoke during a hearing held April 8, 2011 about the car driven by his client and ultimately abandoned by her in a public parking lot where it was recovered and eventually returned to the legal owner, Cindy Anthony, who called the police stating the smell of a dead body emanated from the vehicle.  Without Mrs. Anthony’s call which summoned the police to her home, the disappearance of two year old Caylee Anthony may have never been known by anyone outside of the Anthony family as she had already been missing, but unreported to authorities as such, for more than thirty days.

The car is the catalyst which set into motion all of the events in the investigation, prosecution, and defense of death of Caylee Anthony which have occurred over the nearly three years since Mrs. Anthony’s 911 call and which are currently being resolved in a court of law.  A jury of twelve plus their alternates from another county are about to be forced from their homes and their loved ones for an undetermined period of time because of the recovery of this vehicle and the smell which permeated it to the point it filled a forensic investigation bay larger than the courtroom with a stench described by witnesses as overpowering and the worst odor they have smelled in their lives, an odor Mr. Baez suggests derives from Velveeta cheese even though the witness he put on the stand who transported the bag of garbage containing the box of Velveeta stated no residual smell remained in her car after the transport nor did she notice one during the transport.

As the initial piece of evidence in the disappearance of Caylee Anthony, the car was scrutinized using several scientific and investigative methods, all of which Mr. Baez is attempting to have suppressed from trial in the recent evidentiary hearings.

The comments of Mr. Baez in regards to the various tests and the car may be seen and heard at the following link.

Jose Baez: “It… it’s funny how all of the new things that the state is attempting to introduce all revolve around this car, all of the air, the hair, the dog.  It’s as if they’re trying to put a square peg into a circle hole.  They are asking this court to take… to go into a territory where no judge has gone before. And they’re asking this court to admit highly speculative, highly controversial evidence in a case where there must be a heightened reliability.”

“it’s funny” – Mr. Baez finds “it”, which we assume to be the evidence produced by the state’s scientific and investigative methods, to be “funny”.  This word could be amusing or it could mean strange or odd.  But if Mr. Baez finds the introduction of evidence by the state to be strange or odd, why does he utilize the word “funny” which carries with it a connotation of fun, amusement, entertainment, frivolity?  In the serious setting of a capital murder trial and at the end of a series of hearings in which the state has extracted testimony from defense experts admitting the scientific methods employed by the state experts is generally accepted in the scientific community, why is Mr. Baez thinking in terms of “funny”?

“how all of the new things that the state is attempting to introduce” – What is “new” about the “things”?  None of the scientific methods utilized by state experts are “new”, although some of the ways in which the findings are being utilized are novel, much as preparing bacon and eggs for breakfast is not new, but combining them into a casserole served at dinner may be novel.  The “state” is not “attempting to introduce” as the state has introduced.  Mr. Baez and the defense team are “attempting” to suppress the evidence, but the evidence has been introduced and is a part of the court file and discovery.  Mr. Baez attempts to distance himself from the evidence with the word “that”.  The word “things” is a verbal dismissal of the evidence which minimizes the importance of the state’s findings.

“all revolve around this car” – The word “all” indicates sensitivity to the evidence as it is used twice in the same sentence to encompass “all” the evidence.  This phrase is a window into the mind of Mr. Baez.  He is the one who determined to what “all” refers.  He defined “all” through the filing of his motions.  These hearings have all revolved around the evidence which he chose to combat.  This is not “all” of the evidence the state has against his client.  It is true “all” of the evidence covered in these hearings revolve around “this car”, a car which is close to Mr. Baez as demonstrated by the use of “this”, but only because “all” of the evidence Mr. Baez chose to attempt to suppress through Frye hearings came from the car.  To Mr. Baez, “this car” is vital in the case against his client which is the reason he is attempting to suppress every piece of evidence which came from the car just as he attempted to suppress the statements made by Mrs. Anthony concerning the smell which poured from the trunk.  Mr. Baez’s thoughts and concerns “revolve around this car”.

“all of the air, the hair, the dog” – Air testing is not new, hair testing is not new, dog searches are not new, but they all concern Mr. Baez.  The defense experts all admitted the scientific methods employed to test the air and the hair are generally accepted.  Dogs are excellent indicators of various odoriferous items such as drugs, wild game, live humans, and dead bodies and have been employed as such for hundreds of years.

“into a territory where no judge has gone before” – Judges make routinely make decisions about the suppression of scientific evidence from trial.  This judge has been there many time “before”.  This is not new “territory” for a judge.

“to admit highly speculative, highly controversial evidence” – The interpretation of the “evidence” may be “highly speculative, highly controversial”, the “evidence” itself is not.  However, the “evidence is “highly” sensitive to Mr. Baez.

“in a case where there must be a heightened reliability” – Mr. Baez believes this case, perhaps simply because of his own involvement, requires “heightened reliability”, “heightened” above the “reliability” required for any other case.  Why does this case warrant an increased standard of evidence as opposed to any other case being tried in the state of Florida?  How does this case differ from any other case?  Why does Mr. Baez consistently feel he is entitled to special treatment?  There is a sensitivity demonstrated through three references in one sentence to height.

We have learned even in the face of almost certain defeat in terms of the motions argued at these hearings, Mr. Baez finds the proceedings amusing and entertaining.

We have learned Mr. Baez has been and remains concerned about the car which smells like death his client drove and abandoned during the thirty plus days she did not report her daughter missing to police or even her own family and friends.

We have learned Mr. Baez continues to believe he and his client deserve special treatment which no other defendant and defense attorney receive in the state of Florida.


17 Responses to “How Special is Jose Baez?”

  1. offthecuff April 9, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    Good perspective here! You’re right, Caylee would have simply disappeared if it weren’t for the car.

    It is truly disturbing how the defense team is making light of such serious allegations. I suppose Baez wants special treatment because of the DP and he’s using that excuse more as a threat.

    Perhaps he’s attempting to laugh so hard that others will join in.

    In this case, I am glad the car smells so badly. It’s the only way Caylee can represent herself.

  2. Venice April 9, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    Great article! Baez defense tactics are so embarassing, and it’s painful to watch. Did everyone see when Baez stuck out his tongue at the camera?? O M G. Has anyone ever seen anything like that before in a court of law? and, his client is giving the finger. Thank God Casey will be out of society, and Baez needs to disappear as well.

    • Hearts and Minds April 9, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

      The video of the finger flipping and the tongue of Jose should be sent en masse to the American Bar Assoc., the Fla. Bar Assoc., Judge Perry and the SA’s office.
      The people should demand that this despicable behaviour cease at once and the offenders removed, as it reflects upon the entire judicial system in a negative light. This defense team is shameless, uncouth, and disgusting. The trial is about a little toddler, Caylee, whose life was taken prematurely by her mother and I don’t need a trial to tell me that she is guilty. The crime wasn’t reported for over a month and the ensuing cover up by the family is beyond even the imaginations of Edgar Allen Poe.
      I wish that everyone who reads this post will e-mail the video and their feelings to the above mentioned authorities. When those in charge feel the heat, then maybe something positive will happen to stop this insidious display of Babylonian behaviour.
      I venture to say that even the nephilim would be shocked by this scene, if that is possible.

      • Venice April 9, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

        Great post!! That video needs to be forwarded and given immediate attention! This is our Judicial System, and we have a right to get Baez out of it!!!!! That was the worst display from an attorney that I have ever witnessed!

    • sandra April 11, 2011 at 12:19 am #

      i missed the giving the finger and him sticking out his tongue, what part of the trial did this happen? was it on friday? hope the judge gets wind of this. dont think he will find it amusing.

    • Jamie June 7, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

      I agree so wholeheartedly. Baez is a disgusting person, just like his client. They are perfect for one another for this very reason. Yuck!!!

  3. Lona1 April 9, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    God Bless You for the above great article!!! (forgive if you are not a religious person). You nailed this scum of an attorney to the wall.

  4. quincy April 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    i want to knock that smirk off of bozos face.if i get the chance i for the killers smirk,i imagine the prisoners where she lands will gladly take care of it.i hope the jury get to smell that car. it still smells of death

    • Venice April 9, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

      I’d be shaking in my chains if that thing was representing me! I sure hope the Florida Bar has their eyes wide open!

  5. Kim April 9, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    I have always felt that Caylee’s murder would have never been reported if Cindy had taken just a few more minutes, maybe been of a calmer frame of mind – when she finally found Casey.

  6. Diana April 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    Jose Baez is a slippery little snake and I hate his voice, especially when it’s pitched higher to try to make a point about something he’s usually wrong about anyway!

    I agree *Kim

    I think if Casey would have told Cindy what really happened to Caylee and what she did with her body on the night Cindy picked Casey up from Tonys……….. Cindy would never have called LE.

    Surely Casey should have known the extent her Mother would go to to save her from any kind of punishment ~ since she’s done that her whole life.

    • Kim April 9, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

      The way I see it is this – if it had been an accident of any kind and Casey had been able to reach Cindy, made a stronger attempt m- we would never ever have heard of Caylee Marie Anthony.

      Lord only knows how many more babies Casey would have and endanger –

      wow, that brought me fully around to Lee asking Casey if this was like the last time

  7. Venice April 9, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    It was so refreshing to watch JP cut Baez down to size for addressing the Judge with a joke on his first argument. I swear, how can some people stand by this “man”?

  8. Diana April 9, 2011 at 11:39 pm #


    The way I see it is……..even if Cindy knew it wasn’t an accident I think she would have still covered for Casey (She does it now, knowing it was no accident). Cindy would be able to have a one-up on Casey, threatening to call LE when they got into a fight. It was always a sick Mother/daughter relationship and it still is.

  9. Anne April 10, 2011 at 12:21 am #

    Correct me if I’m wrong. Didn’t Casey leave her keys on the seat of her abandoned car? She was hoping someone would steal it and that person would end up being blamed for the ‘smell’ I do not hear that fact mentioned and I feel it is a very important clue as to her plan. When her boyfriend picked her up she kept well away from the car so he would not smell it. She had groceries for him as I recall. I think the car sat there for 4 days untouched. I am surprised no one in the midst smelled it.
    Baez is so cocky like Casey. She sits there and has a hard time listening so she shuffles papers. Baez should realize how dumb this looks. The entire team just looks dumb all around. Why doesn’t C. Mason ever talk.?

  10. kathlb April 14, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    I agree with you all, someone (really more than one) should send that tape or a link to it to Judge Perry, The State and the Florida Bar Assn. Baez is playing to the theater. He knows it’s being watched and televised by In Sessions. It’s his “audience” baby and don’t get in his way. If she were as clean as the driven snow, he would lose the case for her by his lies and actions alone. I can’t believe that the FL Bar would condone those types of things going out over the airways and showing people what is allowed in Florida courtrooms. I do believe he would get a “hangin’ judge” on that one alone.

  11. Julie June 30, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    Jose Baez is hard to watch, he is such an eyesore. I hate his voice and often muted him during his whining to the judge during trial. Jeff Ashton, the prosecutor, is the real lawyer and did a fine job during cross. Jose comes across as a sleazy rat, used car salesman. You can just feel the sleaziness and ego ooze through the television. Also, someone should introduce Jose to a treadmill, Barf!

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