Anthony Family's Neighborhood Loses Bid to Limit Protesters
By Henry Pierson Curtis and Sarah Lundy | Sentinel Staff Writers
Posted 4:32 PM EDT, September 29, 2008
Trust fund re-opened, more documents released
4:30 p.m.: The Caylee Marie Anthony Trust Fund is back open. This time it's at Wachovia Bank.
Mark NeJame - the attorney for George and Cindy Anthony - has posted the documents on the www.helpfindcaylee.com site for those who want to seek more information.
This comes after several bloggers on the Web have doubted how the money in the trust fund was being used. Some suggested the family was using the donated money for reasons other than searching for the three-year-old.
But both the fund's administrator and NeJame said there is no indication of any impropriety.
Anthonys' neighborhood loses bid to limit protesters
3:45 p.m.: The neighborhood where the Anthony family live lost its bid to today to keep protesters out.
Orange Circuit Judge Cynthia Mackinnon denied Chickasaw Oaks Phase Three subdivision's request for a temporary injunction.
The homeowners association wanted the judge to order protesters to move to a vacant lot at the end of Hopespring Drive -- hundreds of feet north of George and Cindy Anthony's home. Dozens of protesters have gathered outside the home since Casey Anthony was released from jail earlier this month.
In a 20-page decision, MacKinnon wrote how the homeowners association again failed to adequately notify the protesters of the pleading -- giving protesters time to defend themselves against the allegations. The neighborhood tried to notify some of the protesters by handing out a notice of a hearing and posting signs on unknown number of mailboxes. It's unclear how many notices were handed out or whether any protesters actually received the information, the judge wrote.
"That the residence of Chickasaw Oaks Phase Three have endured inconvenience throughout this saga cannot be denied," MacKinnon concluded. "There should be no mistake that the Court's action is not a license to protesters or the Anthonys to do what they want, where they want, whenever they want. There is no First Amendment right to trespass, litter or inflict violence on another, and law enforcement personnel need not feel hamstrung in dealing with such activities."
The judge will allow the HOA to file another request for a temporary injunction if they want.
Beary says sheriff's office is working to solve Caylee's disappearance
11:48 a.m.: The Orange County Sheriff's Office is doing everything possible to solve the disappearance of Caylee Marie Anthony, Sheriff Kevin Beary said this morning when questioned by reporters after an unrelated press conference.
The child's mother, Casey Anthony, continues to be the lone "person of interest" in the investigation that Beary also acknowledged had played out daily in the national news.
Beary declined comment on what his investigators are doing in conjunction with the Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office to prepare a case. His staff is working closely with prosecutors, he said.
"You might say it's a challenge," said Beary, referring to the investigation's complexity.
Sheriff's officials are meeting at 4 p.m. today to discuss strategy in the case, particularly in terms of patrolling the neighborhood where protesters regularly gather outside the house where Casey Anthony has been living with her parents.
Casey Anthony faces a bevy of charges, including child neglect and check fraud.
Anthony to meet with home-confinement officer
11:35 a.m.: Casey Anthony is scheduled to meet with her home-confinement case manager at the Orange County Jail this afternoon. She must be back at her house by 4 p.m.
This is a regular meeting with her case manager who will set up Anthony's schedule to leave home this week.
Source: Orlando Sentinel