After watching Jose Baez, jump around the courtroom like a maniac the other day, there is no doubt that the Casey Anthony case has finally taken it’s toll on his nerves. But Jose’s taking Red Bull isn’t the answer. Normally Jose has been cool, calm, and collected but how he acted in the courtroom was completely out of character for him.
RED BULL IS NOT JOSE BAEZ’ FRIEND
Since we have never seen him act like this before, I choose to blame the Red Bull, one of the most dangerous drinks out there which contains 80 mg of caffeine and other additives including taurine designed to give the drinker energy. But it is not safe as studies have shown that it can raise one’s risk for stroke and other heart problems.
While it may be popular among young college students and not affect them, especially after drinking it to pull an all nighter before an exam, Jose is not a college kid and he is not a youngster. It is even considered a health risk in countries such as that Norway, Uruguay and Denmark, who they banned the drink.
Jose had his other attorney bring him some red Bull (and not the diet kind either) which he promptly poured into his cup. But as you can see in the photo above, he poured it into his cup when he needed to be standing at attention when Judge Perry entered the room. Instead, he was crouched over pouring his drink. Had Judge Perry seen that, no doubt Baez would have been fined and called out for this unacceptable courtroom behavior.
Whether it is a health risk or not, there was definitely something in that substance that made Jose so hyper that he was difficult to watch.
He kept fidgeting and wandering around as Ashton was speaking. His head was cocked to the side and he couldn’t stop moving.
He was constantly shaking his pen even when talking to Cheney Mason. He was clearly annoying to watch and even more annoying to be around.
JOSE’S ANNOYING PROSECUTOR LINDA DRANE BURDICK
Just ask prosecutor Linda Drane Burdick who is level headed, cool, calm collected and the ultimate professional. ce kept clicking his pen incessantly. In the photo above you can see how she is looking directly at Jose’s clicking pen and how annoyed she is by it.
Here she that she bluntly tells him him to stop it! He had no clue that he was so annoying and even leaned over to have her repeat what she said.
He even thought it was funny as he turned around to stare at her. She completely ignored him while he continued to hold his pen in hand and click away.
JOSE HOPPING AROUND AT THE SIDEBAR
Then when he was up at the bench during a sidebar, he was an embarrassment. He was jumping around and walking from side to side.
He was even looking away from the bench into the courtroom when he needed to be looking at Judge Perry.
JOSE NEEDS TO GET IT BACK TOGETHER IMMEDIATELY!
Jose needs to get it together and stop drinking Red Bull because he is all that Casey has. If Casey has one iota of having her life spared it will be because of Jose. As I said in my previous blogs, a jury will like him, based on what we have seen in the past. He is likeable and presents himself well., he is well spoken, has a very soothing and calming voice, and dresses extremely well with well fitting suits, silk ties and matching pocket squares.
While he may not always act professional because of his inexperience I believe that he has done his best in this Herculean task of representing one of the most hated female sociopaths of our time.
The stink of Casey and her repugnant has spilled over on to Baez with his self admitted death threats and barrage of hate mail. He has managed to step up to the plate and handle everything.
A JURY WILL DEFINITELY NOTICE AN ATTORNEY’S ODD BEHAVIOR
If a jury sees him acting like he did in the courtroom where he constantly fidgets, and shakes his pen and acts moves around disrespectfully during a sidebar (no matter how boring it is) and most of all smiles and flirts with Casey, they will be completely turned off with him. As a result he will have put the final nail in his client’s coffin as far as the death penalty goes.
Jose MUST keep it together for a number of reasons. For one, he does not want to mess up in any way shape, or form so that his repulsive little backstabbing lying, sociopathic client will demand a retrial because of her claims that he did not represent her properly.
JOSE MAY HAVE A PROMISING CAREER AFTER THIS IS OVER
Next, his professional career depends on how well he comports himself in the courtroom. After his “Baptism By Fire” legal experience Jose may wonder if being a lawyer is for him after all. If he decides that the career is for him, then he needs to do all he can to make sure he does not get disbarred. If he gets disbarred for any reason, then his new career choice has essentially been decided for him.
If he decides being a lawyer is not for him, I have no doubt that Jose could do well on television as a legal analyst. Heaven knows this experience has put him up there with the big boys. He has lived it all. Everyone in the media also really likes him a lot because he knows how to present himself very well on camera. Geraldo loves him and could even set him up with a steady gig on his show. He could even get a reality show- “The Aftermath of Hurricane Casey”
While I am against the Anthony’s writing a book and exploiting their granddaughter and this tragedy, I see it differently when it comes to Jose. I think that a book from his point of view detailing what an inexperienced lawyer who was suddenly thrust into an into an emotional hell experience and the behind the scenes details would be an interesting read. I think it would make a great movie as well- not about Casey’s case as we know that story already but we don’t know it from Jose’s viewpoint.
While he couldn’t break his sociopath client – attorney relationship, he could certainly present the intimacies from his point of view, Frankly I want to know about all of this flirting. Is he doing it because he really has a thing for her or is he responding to her and trying to appease her so she doesn’t sue him for malpractice down the road or demand a retrial because of his inadequacies.
THE CASEY – BAEZ FLIRTING SCENES IN THE COURTROOM NEED TO STOP NOW!
Whatever the case he needs to STOP it NOW! There should be NO MORE smiling and flirting and nonverbal communication between the two in the courtroom . He needs to distance himself from her and treat her objectively. He did this several months ago and it worked< he really came off more professionally but now he has fallen back into Casey’s web of seduction and it is ugly. A jury will pick up on it and they will HATE it and HATE him.
If he actually has the hots for her, he needs to keep his flirting with her confined to his jailhouse visits with her so it is done behind the scenes and not in front of millions of people from around the world.
CHENEY MASON NEEDS TO CUT OUT THE FLIRTING AS WELL
Casey now seems to do the flirty act with Cheney Mason who used to ignore her initially. I wonder what happened there. I hope that he has not succumb to her manipulative sociopathic bs? If he has, he too needs to keep it behind jailhouse visits not in the courtroom for all to see. Maybe he is trying to appease her so she doesn’t sue him as well.
Here is the reality- no juror wants to see Casey Anthony having a good time, laughing, smiling, or flirting. Even if she didn’t kill Caylee (which I believe she did) the fact that a mother can be laughing, smiling, and flirting when a baby has died is incomprehensible.
Also what in the world do Jose and Cheney have to speak to Casey about, If they need to say something to her, they need to write down their questions or comments on a piece of paper and have her respond that way. There should be NO verbal communication between her and any attorney because she does not know how to communicate with anyone unless she is flirting with them.
FINAL WORDS TO JOSE BAEZ
The bottom line is stop drinking Red Bull . You don’t want to get a stroke and become debilitated or have a heart attack. You are under enough stress already.
Find another way to get energized and to relieve your stress. Get up an hour earlier and do some pool aerobics or have your trainer work you out. Don’t eat junk food, Eat healthy and have your assistants bring you some dietary meals with lots of protein. See a private therapist to help you deal with the barrage of hate that is thrown at you daily. Have a paid professional therapist you can talk to who won’t spill any of your secrets regarding your feelings about this case.
Stop flirting with Casey. In fact stop talking to her all together when you are in the courtroom. Stop greeting her with that excited facial expression. Just nod when you see hr and have a serious face. THERE IS NOTHING TO SMILE ABOUT IN THAT COURTROOM! NOTHING!!!! A BABY IS DEAD!!!! ALWAYS KEEP THAT THOUGHT IN YOUR HEAD!!! www.drlillianglass.com