Casey Anthony appeared in court today with some new legal council and more questions about the jailhouse video.
Will the videotape of Casey Anthony reacting to the discovery of a toddler's body near her home ever be made public? Lawyers representing Anthony hope it will never be seen -- by the public or during the trial.
The video in question, which allegedly shows Anthony, who's charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, hunching over and hyperventilating in the Orange County Jail medical center where she was brought for observation upon hearing the grisly news.
Listen to an excerpt from Lt. Tammy Unser on Anthony's demeanor when she heard that the remains of a child had been found in her neighborhood.
The defense maintains, as it has from the start, that the video was deliberately taken to show their client in a bad light and violates Anthony's patient and medical privacy rights, since it was taped in the Orange County Jail's medical clinic. Todd Macaluso, one of Anthony's many lawyers, told the judge, "This is cruel. This is inhumane. This is illegal."But, according to Allen Moore of the Orange County Jail, most of the jail is under some sort of video surveillance at all times. "If the content is on the hard drive, it can be pulled at any time by investigators," he says. The judge says he would take the defense's request under advisement.
Meanwhile, a new attorney was in court today, namely Andrea D. Lyon. The DePaul University law professor, reports the Orlando Sentinel, has an almost perfect record of sparing her clients from the death penalty. Will she be able to get Anthony off the hook?
See Casey Anthony's courtroom entrance: