It was reported by Jean Casares at CNN that Jose got down on one knee so that he was eye level with Casey and got very emotional as he spoke to her. I was then reported that Casey stroked both sides of Jose’s face tenderly.
While I did not see this scenario, it may illustrate that Jose was speaking with Casey to let her know that he did his best and that he may not win. He may have reassured her that he will appeal and fight for her all the way until the end.
Her stroking him on both sides of his face is her way of saying thank you and I know you did. This may also be the only person whom she has touched like that in three years.
Emotionally, they have gone through a lot together during this legal roller coaster ride.
I do not think it is a love affair as has been suggested in the media and others. Instead I believe that he communicates with Casey in the only language she appears to understandswhen talking to a man- flirtation and physical contact. Also I have observed that Jose very warm and touchy feely with everyone (except Jeff Ashton and Linda Drane Burdick) so it stands to reason that he would be the same way towards his client.
Jean Cassares described it as a tender moment between the two. That is very possible. Just because Casey has hatred and coldness towards her parents and of course Caylee, it doesn’t mean she had it towards Tony Lazarro who once loved her, Jesse Grund who once loved her and now Jose Baez, who obviously has some emotional feeling towards her.
In order to do his job and represent her to the best of his ability, he had to have some type of positive feelings her aboutor he could not have represented her. The same holds true for Cheney Mason who said that he really liked Casey during an interview, and likened her to his granddaughter. I know from personal experience that I could not effectively work with a client for whom I did not have positive feelings, because one has to give so much of themselves in helping them.