Attorney Todd Macaluso told Orange Circuit Court Judge Stan Strickland the defense team has found evidence that will prove Casey Anthony's innocence and that someone else left her daughter's body in the woods.
Casey Anthony, 23, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee Marie. The 2-year-old's remains were found in woods less than a mile from her family home in east Orange County. The remains were found on Dec. 11 -- five months after the toddler had been reported missing.
None of the members in her defense team disclosed what evidence they have to prove her innocence.
Macaluso's argument was part of the defense's request to obtain records from the volunteer search group, Texas EquuSearch. Volunteers for that group had searched for Caylee in August and November last year.
Strickland did not rule on the request.
He also looked unsuccessfully for Caylee last year.
Strickland said he will rule later on the defense's request that the work Padilla and his team did was considered an extension of legal services provided by Baez. If so, the information they had would be considered privileged and not permitted at trial, her defense team argues.
Casey Anthony had not seen her father or mother for months. She began crying when he took the stand to testify.
"She hasn't seen her dad for a very long time...It was very emotional and very touching," Cindy Anthony said. "It was awesome to see my daughter today...It gives me a lot of peace to see that she actually looks ok."
The defense also focused on obtaining the phone records of Casey Anthony's former boyfriend Tony Lazzaro. Strickland granted the request for phone calls and "pings," which are signals that show where a cell phone is located at a given time.
The phone records will span from June 1 to Dec. 18, 2008.
The other issue discussed today involved the check fraud case against Casey Anthony. She is accused of taking checks from a friend without her permission last summer.
The state wants to proceed, but her defense team wants to wait until the murder trial is over.
Strickland did not decide today on the date of the fraud trial.