Casey Anthony: Defense probes investigators on media leaks
Casey Anthony's defense team repeatedly asked about who was talking to reporters about the first-degree murder case.
By Amy Pavuk and Anthony Colarossi, Orlando Sentinel
7:41 p.m. EDT, April 3, 2011
Questions on leaks
As more depositions are released publicly, they show a pattern of Baez and Mason repeatedly inquiring about media leaks with key Sheriff's Office detectives and crime-scene investigators.
Here's an example of the exchanges:
•Crime-scene investigator Michael Vincent
Baez asked Vincent about a day that Anthony's car was inspected at the Sheriff's Office garage. Vincent explained that the garage door was opened sometimes and closed other times.
Baez asked Vincent if he saw the media outside.
"Not until after we opened the door. I didn't know the media was out there. I thought everybody was still back at the house," Vincent said.
Baez asked Vincent if he was aware someone from the Sheriff's Office called a TV station and told them the car would be processed. Vincent said no.
Baez asked Vincent whether he knew who contacted the media. Vincent again said no.
"And did it ever come down from anyone to leave the door open so that the media could see?" Baez asked.
"No, absolutely not. That door was left open because of the smell in the garage," Vincent said.
•Detective Eric Edwards
Baez asked Edwards whether he ever leaked anything to the media. Edwards said never.
Baez also asked Edwards whether he ever did anything to investigate who was leaking what. Edwards said no.
"Was it a priority to investigate who was leaking things into the media in this case?" Baez asked.
"Not at my level," Edwards said. "That would be something — the administrative level …"