Judge Belvin Perry in charge of Casey Anthony probation hearing on Friday
Casey Anthony has a probation hearing, but not quite yet. After leaving jail back on July 17th, Casey Anthony exited Florida in hopes that vanishing for a while would allow the stormy sea of death threats to settle. Rumors have been circulating around the whereabouts’ of Casey Anthony, and of course TMZ caught her on camera.
After being sent to jail on July 7th to serve time for lying to law enforcement, Casey Anthony was released after only ten days. Why? Judge Belvin Perry, who sentenced Casey Anthony back in July, applied the time she had spent in jail awaiting the trial to the final verdict.
Once again its Judge Perry to the rescue as he over rode Judge Stan Strickland on his order for Casey Anthony to return to Orlando to serve her probation from 2010.
MSNBC.com released coverage on the story, claiming that defense lawyer, Jose Baez, argued that Casey Anthony could not return to Orlando due to threats on her life. Anthony’s attorneys claimed that she would need security, provided by the local authorities, if in fact she was to return. Furthermore working against Judge Strickland was a photo of Anthony with a bullet mark place on her forehead, with the text: “With a forehead that big, the headshot will be easier.”
Judge Stan Strickland originally sentenced Casey Anthony in January of 2010 to probation for using checks that she stole from a friend. How the state Department of Corrections interpreted that Casey Anthony could serve her probation while in jail is where a lot of people are confused.
Comparing Judge Stan Strickland to Eddie Haskell, the “ultimate suck-up on Leave It To Beaver” seems to be the route the Orlando Sentinel is going with. The Sentinel reported Star Jones telling Matt Lauer this and also saying “Judge Strickland is a little Eddie Haskell-like. He’s the one that will start all the stuff, then bow out like, ‘What? What? Me? What did I do?’ He had to rescue himself, obviously, because he’s shown a little bias.”
Judge Perry took over the case and will be holding a hearing Friday regarding the Casey Anthony probation issue.