Casey Anthony Judge Quits The Case

April 20th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
Caylee AnthonyFlorida, Apr 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a surprising development, the judge in the sensational Casey Anthony murder case has quit the case after accusations of partiality were thrown at him. Stan Strickland, the Ninth Circuit Court Judge said in a statement why he took the decision. Now Judge Belvin Perry Jr will look after this case. As a matter of fact, Casey Anthony is awaiting the trail for the accusation of murdering her daughter who was barely two years old when she suddenly went missing. In the last month of 2008, the remains of the baby girl were traced near the house of the family. The event sent shock waves across the country and it became a topic of media attention subsequently.

Casey Anthony has pleaded not guilty in the trial and date of trial is in May 2011. The judge who was in charge of the murder case steeped down after he was accused of having a personal rapport with a blogger named Dave Knechel who provided him with information online. Stan Strickland has denied the allegation leveled against him and said there was no personal rapport involved. He also said that it was strictly web based conversation. He also expressed his thanks to the blogger for the latter’s open-minded attitude.

The decision of the judge to take himself off this sensational case has created a buzz in the media. The defense lawyers of Casey Anthony have argued that the judge was biased. However, the judge maintained that he did not do anything that can be dubbed illegal. However, since the defense attorneys are repeatedly alleging his bias, he thought it would be fair to step down.

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