From Orlando Sentinel, 11-20-2012:
“A highly promoted local television report set to air this evening will center on Internet searches that authorities didn’t know about during the high-profile trial of Casey Anthony, according to the lead prosecutor in the case.
Prosecutor Linda Drane Burdick confirmed in an email to the Orlando Sentinel that someone used the Anthony family computer to search for “foolproof suffocation” on June 16, 2008, the day Casey Anthony’s father said she left the family’s home with Caylee for the last time.
In the notorious 31 days which followed, Anthony’s parents repeatedly sought to see their granddaughter — and, authorities say, Casey Anthony repeatedly lied about her whereabouts.
Though computer searches were a key issue at Anthony’s murder trial, the “foolproof suffocation” term never came up. Anthony’s criminal defense attorney, Jose Baez, later wrote about the search in his book, “Presumed Guilty, Casey Anthony: The Inside Story.”
Burdick wrote that the Orange County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed “there was a computer search on ‘foolproof suffocation’ on 6-16-08 that they did not find.” Burdick stressed that this information “is not ‘new,'” as it was already published in Baez’s book months ago.
However, she confirmed that she “did not know about it before or during trial.”
WKMG-Channel 6 has been promoting an expose by investigative reporter Tony Pipitone, advertised to contain evidence “that could have changed the jury’s mind” and “points right at Casey,” which is set to air tonight at 11 p.m.
But if the segment centers on the computer searches mentioned in Baez’s book, Pipitone’s is not the first reporting done on that subject.
ABC News’ Christina Ng, citing Baez’s book, reported on new “suicide-related searches, on terms including ‘foolproof suffocation’ and ‘venturing into the pro-suicide pit'” as long ago as July 5.
In her report, Ng said that the searches were discovered by a defense expert, and were never disclosed by prosecutors.
“I have a hard time believing that law enforcement wouldn’t check the Internet history of the day that the child went missing,” Baez said on “Good Morning America”in July. Other media outlets have also reported on the searches.
After WKMG began promoting its report, the Sentinel began reaching out to key players in the murder case. Burdick’s fellow prosecutor Jeff Ashton said he could not comment until after the WKMG report aired, and Casey Anthony’s current attorneys, Charles Greene and Cheney Mason, said they didn’t know the subject of the report.
Mason expressed doubt that any substantive evidence would have been missed by authorities, who conducted an exhaustive investigation.
“I find it hard to imagine that there’s any evidence that they didn’t know about that would have been incriminating,” Mason said.
Promotional materials for Pipitone’s report suggest that the evidence he’s unearthed would incriminate Casey Anthony, but the ABC News report quoted Baez’s book, in which he suggested it was her father George Anthony who was damaged by the evidence.
Baez noted that, before the “foolproof suffocation” search, someone logged into an AOL Instant Messenger account on the computer. According to Baez’s writings, George Anthony had an AIM account, but Casey Anthony did not.
“Then someone typed in ‘foolproof suffocation.’ It was misspelled, and George was a poor speller,” Baez wrote.”
Here are Jose’s current comments from his Facebook page:
“I see a lot of my fb friends commenting of the Pipitone Report and I will tell you this. The promo is extremely misleading, as they are trying to show that I am saying that the computer searches would have hurt Casey, when I am arguing completely to the contrary. Secondly, there timeline is off by an hour we disagree and they are using a blogger who has never been admitted in a court of law and I had two independent experts verify the timeline. They are wrong but would prefer to mislead people. It’s truly ridiculous…”
So when push comes to shove, it’s all BS just like we thought. This Pipitone clown is basing his misleading report around a Websleuths blogger (JWG). Click here to view the post it relates to.