Casey Anthony will be in court Monday for a hearing on access to more documents from the volunteer search group that helped look for her daughter.
Anthony, 23, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee Marie. The 2-year-old was reported missing in July 2008. Her remains were found in woods near her home five months later in December.
Members of Texas EquuSearch scoured several hundred acres throughout Orange County on two occasions to search for the girl. The group claims 32 volunteers searched the area close to where her remains were found but not the exact area, according to court documents.
Her defense team wrote in its request to the judge that the team found volunteers who weren't on the list of 32 and did search the spot Caylee's bones were found but noticed nothing unusual. The defense now wants access to all of EquuSearch's records.
The hearing will be before Orange Circuit Court Judge Stan Strickland.
Posted: 12:13 pm EDT March 30,2010Updated: 12:19 pm EDT March 30,2010ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- Agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) arrested a father and a son from Orange County Tuesday on charges of possession of child pornography.Dale Chisena Sr., 58, who is a second grade teacher at Lovell Elementary School in Apopka, and 22-year-old Dale Chisena Jr.,were arrested by FDLE with assistance from the Attorney General’s CyberCrime Unit after investigators discovered the men had multiple images of child pornography in their possession.During a routine investigation, agents traced child pornography images back to the Chisena residence. A search warrant was executed at their Ocoee home where computer equipment was seized to undergo forensic analysis.An initial review of the equipment revealed approximately 1,000 images of child pornography, including some images of female children appearing to be infants.Chisena, Sr. and Chisena, Jr. were booked into the Orange County jail. They face charges of multiple counts of possession of child pornography. Additional charges may be filed pending a full forensic review of the seized items.
Tonight explosive news in the Haleigh Cummings investigation! Misty Croslin fails another polygraph! What does this mean for the investigation? Also tonight: More twists and turns in the Caylee Anthony murder investigation! EXCLUSIVE: Joy Wray a woman who searched for Caylee says she searched the area where the body was found and says it was not there. She also claims she seen a man in that area. Will she testify for Casey Anthony's defense? Also the mistress of George Anthony attempts suicide! Special guests tonight Art Harris with artharris.com, Joy Wray, Reporter Mark Wiliams, body language expert Dr. Lillian Glass and criminal profiler Pat Brown.
Diena Thompson brought a jolt of energy to the Somer Jam concert held Saturday in her slain daughter's memory.
She danced and sang along to the chorus of the Journey song a band on stage was covering: "Don't Stop Believin'."
The crowd joined in, singing a song that seemed to personify Thompson's efforts to bring justice and now a purpose for the brutal murder last fall of 7-year-old Somer.
The Somer Jam, held Saturday at The Jacksonville Landing, was both the official kickoff and a fundraiser for the Somer Thompson Foundation, which will raise awareness about protecting children from sexual predators, as well as support the families of victims.
Diena Thompson mingled with the crowd about 6 p.m., accepting hugs and pats on the back from strangers who attended the benefit. She smiled when Rita Laufer approached her, but only a few moments passed before both women, and Dave Laufer, standing nearby, were weeping.
Rita Laufer said she told Thompson, "We feel what she feels."
Their son, 26-year-old Eric, was killed last year, and his assailant has not been caught.
The Laufers flew in from Buffalo, N.Y., when the leader of the Something Distant band asked if musician Dave Laufer could fill-in at the last minute on bass. Because of their own story, they didn't hesitate to join the cause for Somer.
The Laufers arrived Friday night, just hours after Jarred Harrell was formally charged with murder and other crimes that police say are connected to Somer's death. Rita Laufer said she can only try to imagine what Thompson was going through.
"It's got to make her feel like this will never happen again, but it will never bring her daughter back," she said. "Her heart will never stop breaking. Ever."
Scott Hanson, who lives on Jacksonville's Northside and grew up listening to headliner band Molly Hatchet, brought his 5-year-old son Devin to the concert with him. He said Somer's death was a rude awakening.
"It opened my eyes to awareness and how you need to watch your children because my son plays outside every day," he said. "You never know who's driving around the corner."
Hanson said he wanted to support the Somer Jam because the foundation will provide a necessary service.
"We need to bring awareness to what's really going on in our neighborhoods," he said, "and keep our children safe."