Archive for April, 2010

22
Apr
10

Casey Anthony Case: The New Judge

On Monday, Strickland granted a motion filed by Casey’s attorneys asking that he rescue himself. Casey’s defense team argued that comments the judge made to a blogger showed he was prejudiced against Anthony.

Order on Defendant’s Motion to Disqualify Trial Judge

Orange County Chief Judge Belvin Perry has taken over the high-profile case.  He has been Chief Judge for nearly 13 years and has sat on the bench in central Florida for 21 years.

Perry is known as a no-nonsense, brass tacks kind of judge.  This differs greatly from Strickland, who is viewed as a more laid-back, congenial jurist.

In ten years of hearing criminal cases, including murder trials, only one of Perry’s ruling have been overturned by a higher court.

Chief Judge Belvin Perry, Jr.

Judicial Assignments

  • 2001-2010 Chief Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit
  • 1999-2001 Circuit Judge, Orange County Civil
  • 1995-1999 Chief Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit
  • 1992-1995 Circuit Judge, Orange County Criminal
  • 1991 Administrative Circuit Judge, Osceola County
  • 1989-1990 Circuit Judge, Osceola County

Education

  • Juris Doctor: Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University (1977)
  • Masters of Education Degree: Tuskegee University (1974)
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, History: Tuskegee University (1972)

Professional Activities

  • Chair, Trial Court Budget Commission
  • Member, Texas Bar Association
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Member, The Florida Bar

08
Apr
10

Grey Gardens Coloring Books

Buy the limited edition Grey Gardens Coloring Books here.

07
Apr
10

The world keeps asking “What size was Marilyn Monroe?”

According to measurements from Marilyn Monroe’s dressmaker:
Height: 5 feet, 5½ inches
Weight: 118-140 pounds
Bust: 35-37 inches
Waist: 22-23 inches
Hips: 35-36 inches
Bra size: 36D

Marilyn’s figure was an unusually dramatic hour-glass.  A collector displayed a bunch of her most famous costumes in London recently, “they had to get a special mold made for the corset and swimwear dummies in the exhibition because Monroe was such an extreme hourglass shape that no off-the-peg dummies existed in those measurements.”

Depending on the designer, a British 10 might translate as an 8, a 6, or even a 4. And vintage clothes of that era were cut slim, intended to be worn with serious girdles, so take this into account. The answer? There’s no “exact” number. All we can know for sure is that Marilyn Monroe was a gorgeous, dramatically curvaceous woman with a physique heavier and curvier than that which is en vogue now.

Was Marilyn Monroe Really A Size 16? [Huffington Post]
Was Marilyn Monroe A Size 16? [London Times]
Downsizing Figures [Chicago Sun-Times]
With Respect to Roseanne [The New Yorker]
Marilyn Monroe Facts [Marilyn Monroe Pages]

07
Apr
10

Kim Picazio Email: Haleigh Cummings Case

Kim Picazio attorney for Crystal Sheffield, Haleigh Cummings biological mother sent this email to her associates.

The email dated March 30, 2009, sent out to Picazio’s associates, said , “OK guys – Enough of this bullshit personal crap.  I’m heading to a deposition.  I want the shit to stop – Haleigh is still missing.  We either need to find her, or bring the bad guys to the police to face the capital murder charge they deserve.  So PULL UP YOUR PANTS, BRUSH YOURSELF OFF…IT’S GONNA BE A BUMPY RIDE.  I wanna see Misty being led out of her trailer by police in cuffs on national news by the end of the week.  THAT’S OUR GOAL. Let’s get this cocky crack dealer off the streets (see below)!”


07
Apr
10

Evidence Photos Shown to George & Cindy during Deposition

07
Apr
10

Read Casey Anthony’s JailHouse Letters

Casey wrote these 50 letters to another inmate in a neighboring cell at the Orange County Jail.

Read them here.

And the latest jailhouse investigation report here.

Inmate Robyn Adams, with whom Anthony exchanged 50 letters while incarcerated, told investigators that Casey Anthony told her that she sometimes used “stuff” to put her daughter to sleep. Another inmate, Maya Derkovic, said Anthony told her a similar story, but never said how she “knocked out” the toddler, according to the documents released today.




Pissing in the Media Pool

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