Two hearings set for Casey Anthony cases


Jose Baez, Linda Drane Burdick
Jose Baez, Linda Drane Burdick

Jose Baez, left, Casey Anthony's attorney, speaks with prosecuting attorney Linda Drane Burdick during a hearing at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008. Baez requested that investigators to turn over all photos, videos and drawings taken from the woods where the remains of a child were found last week. His client Casey Anthony was charged in October with murdering her daughter.

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Published: Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 7:54 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 7:54 a.m.

ORLANDO, Fla. An Orange County judge will hear arguments over whether the Orlando woman charged with killing her young daughter can be deposed from jail for a civil lawsuit.

Thursday's hearing concerns a defamation lawsuit filed by Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, who says Casey Anthony falsely identified her to police in July as the person who had taken Caylee Anthony.

At a second hearing Thursday, Anthony's attorneys will argue that prosecutors should turn over photographs, x-rays and other evidence from Caylee's autopsy.

Caylee was 2 years old when she went missing in June, but her remains were not found until last month. She had been missing for about a month before her mother reported it.

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