By Art Harris, The Bald Truth, (c) www.artharris.com, all rights reserved
Inside Judge Belving Perry’s courtroom Friday, the “Casey Cam” caught a moment Friday, July 1, when accused killer Casey Anthony appears to snap at her lawyer.
What is she upset about? Then a seemingly perturbed Jose Baez points for her to sit down and is off to a bench conference.
It’s a Moment that raises more questions than it answers, like just who is in charge of Casey’ Anthony’s defense, the defendant or the lawyers?
From covering the other trial of the century, OJ Simpson lawyers told me it was the client who played quarterback, Simpson himself, that they laid out recommendations and he made the call.
One of the turning points was the bloody glove.
It set up one of many defense coups the jury may have seized on to acquit the accused killer who was later found responsible for the killings of estranged wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, and ordered to pay more than $33 million.
At the criminal trial , his dramatic wincing as he tried on an obviously shurnken leather glove. No one one pointed out liquids can shrink leeather, like blood.
It inspired the late Johnny Cochran’s quip of of the decade: “if the glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit!”
Everyone recalls the scene that inspired it and won Simipson a get out of jail free card with a largely inner city jury vulnerable to a defense charging police corruption, evidence contamination and more, and an OJ moment struggling to pull on a glove. No doubt it had shrunk, after soaking in the victims’ blood, as OJ tried to pretend his hand was just too big.