Nearly seven months after her death, Caylee Anthony will be memorialized at a public memorial service to be held next Tuesday, February 10th, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Orlando, a lawyer representing her grandparents told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday.
The church seats about 5000 people. The service is open to the public, but the Anthony family is reserving the right to refuse entry to certain people.
From Orlando Sentinel:
Casey Anthony’s defense attorneys appeared this morning on NBC’s Today Show and compared their client with the lead character from the popular 1960s TV show, The Fugitive.
In that television show, actor David Janssen plays Dr. Richard Kimble. He blames a one-armed man for the murder of his wife, but no one believes him and he is convicted in her death. Kimble runs from the law but is vindicated in the end.
“The person who seemed to be so guilty that the locals have made this person so guilty,” attorney Linda Kenney Baden told Today Show host Meredith Vieira. “He was so hated and he ran from the law and it turns out he was innocent. In this case, we believe our client [Anthony] is innocent.”
Anthony claims Caylee was kidnapped by her babysitter, Zenaida Gonzalez, who investigators think does not exist.
“The comparison [to the television show] is for everyone has to wait. You have to stop saying someone is guilty,” Baden said.
Lead defense attorney Jose Baez said “it’s her [Anthony] against the world.”
I didn’t catch the Today Show this morning. Did anyone watch it? This seems like desperation to me.