As someone who has worked with a of lawyers as a jury consultant, I can assure that it is a good thing when a lawyer is compassionate and caring towards their client. It shows a lawyer who really cares ,and believes in their client’s cause or their innocence as they fight passionately for their client.
Oftentimes, members of a jury pay close attention to the interaction between client and attorney during the trial which can often have an impact on their decision.
When Jose Baez first started working with Casey Anthony , he was extremely protective over her as you can see in the photo above. This was before any child’s body was found and when there was a huge question about some nanny named Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalez , who was on the loose and had a little girl in her possession.
JOSE BAEZ- A WARM AND HUGGING TYPE OF GUY
After getting to know Jose through observing videos of him on talk shows, interviews and in the Courtroom, he appeared to be an affable, likeable, pleasant, and warm type of guy- a touchy feely – hugging type of guy.
In fact, back in 2008, when Jose began working with Casey, Eyewitness News in Orlando reported that they discovered that on at least two occasions jail staff had to step in and Baez was warned repeatedly about hugging Casey during their visits. A jail report even stated : “The inmate’s attorney was observed hugging inmate and was advised that physical contact was prohibited.”
A week later, another report stated: “Baez again observed hugging his client.”The room Baez and Anthony meet in is very small and typically there is a desk and two chairs. Sources told Eyewitness News that on one occasion, Anthony was sitting and Baez was very close to her face. A corrections officer had to go into the room to separate them.
Alan Moore, a jail spokesperson reported , “Orange County jail policy forbids any kind of touching between visitors and inmates. Mr. Baez was cooperative and agreed not to repeat the behavior. Mr. Baez has always been professional and cooperative in his interactions with the Orange County Corrections Department.
Eyewitness news’ legal analyst Bill Schaeffer said it’s unusual that an attorney would ever touch a client.”The more experience you are in handling these type of clients or situation, the less likely you are to place yourself in a situation that could be regarded as a compromising situation,” said Schaeffer.
Well it was clear that two years ago JoseBaez only had 3 years of experience as an attorney. So that may help to explain his actions.
CASEY’S CRUSH ON JOSE
But for Casey, a simple hug or showing compassion and caring may have been misinterpreted as sexuality. Since Casey has demonstrated in the past, she mainly relates to with men in terms of sexuality, it was no wonder that Casey may have translated Jose’s attention n terms of her having a major crush on him.
Casey Anthony, who only appeared to know how to relate to men through coquettishness, flirtatiousness, manipulation, and sexuality was now apparently thrilled to now have all of the undivided attention of good looking, well groomed, well dressed attorney.
So it was no wonder that Casey lit up whenever she had the chance to be in Jose’s presence. You can see how thrilled she is in the above photo with her genuine smile as she peers directly into Jose’s eyes.
As she spent more and more time with Jose, her crush on him grew stronger. Even though Jose is no doubt trying to share information with her about what s going on in the courtroom, Casey manages to eek out a smile to show how happy she is being around Jose. She clearly had a major crush on Jose.
As indicated in the detective’s notes which has been released as evidence, it was revealed that Casey had a “crush” on Jose.He visited her around 11 PM because that was when he probably when he had the chance to see his client after working on her case all day . But no doubt, she misinterpreted it as their “special night time get togethers.”
CASEY’S ANGER AT JOSE’S WIFE BEING PREGNANT
The documents which were released show just how much she misinterpreted their meeting and interactions. The dectective’s notes say that Casey was upset when she found out Jose’s wife was pregnant.
Obviously Casey manufactured in her disturbed mind that she and Jose were in a relationship. So she reacted like a jealous girlfriend who found out her boyfriend impregnated another woman. This was Jose’s wife. Her narcissism would not allow her to see that he had any other life outside of her. It is disturbing to see how proprietary she became over Jose.
There are other implications here as well, with Jose creating life while she allegedly took away a life . She even may have even fantasized about having a baby with Jose. Now that his wife was having his baby, she got upset and jealous that it was not her who was having the baby with Jose.
What is interesting to note is the transition in terms of the attorney -client interaction with Jose Baez and Casey Anthony. At first it was all smiles. Jose’s behavior indicated that he truly believed in his client. He appeared fond of her as we observed in the courtroom. There appeared to be a great deal of communication between them. But that has definitely changed.
Gone is Casey’s coquettishness and flirtatiousness . She is more serious and rarely shows her toothy grin. Maybe that has a lot more to do with her vanity concerning the repaired tooth that was chipped during her fall .
Jose does not sit as close to her nor does he engage her in as much communication in the courtroom as he had done in the past.
Now that a body was found and there is an overwhelming amount of evidence against Casey,Jose has nothing to smile about as he sifts through it all and tries his best to spare her life. He has done his best as an attorney and reached out to hire the best of the best of the best to help defend his client.
His hiring of one of the foremost jury consultants is a prime example. Just doing that may be what spares Casey from a lethal injection. No matter how much evidence there is- like it or not , it is all about who is on that jury. The prosecution has refused to engage a jury consultant and if they do get one, they need one who is equally or more savvy than the defense’s consultant. They need someone who can clearly read people. Since they are not doing this, there is not a level playing field and Jose may prevail on behalf of his client.
If Casey is found guilty of killing Caylee or if it is decided that she get the death penalty, there is another issue as far as Jose Baez is concerned of which he must be aware.
CONCERN ABOUT A RE- TRIAL
If Casey is found guilty , there is nothing that would surprise me in terms of what she would do to save her in my view narcissistic sociopathic self. Who is to say she could not accuse Jose Baez of having an improper relationship with her?
When Case was out on bond, there were several times that she would spend six hours a day at Baez’s office including Saturdays. There’s nothing criminal about having a relationship with a client, but Bill Schaeffer, Eyewitness News Legal Analyst said there are ethical issues.
“The appellate court could find that relationship overstepped the bounds of attorney client relationship and affected that performance and order a new trial,” he said.
Even though there was no evidence that Baez and Casey were actually having a relationship, based on all the lies she told already from where she worked to lies about Zenaida Gonzales, I would put nothing past her. I would not be surprised is she made up yet another lie about her and Jose. I would not be surprised if she threw one of the few attorneys in the planet who would take her case, under the bus just to save herself. www.drlillianglass.com