May 31, 2011
08:12 AMCasey Anthony Trial
Update: Lee Free to Attend Trial
Court opened on time this morning (Tuesday, May 31), at 8:30 sharp. Judge Perry is a real stickler when it comes to that. Usually the trial starts at 9 a.m., but today, Mark Lippmann argued the same rule of sequestration for Caylee's uncle, Lee. Obviously, he is looking out for the interests of Caylee's immediate family. The state had no objection, but Cheney Mason argued that he found no case law where an uncle qualifies as next of kin.
Judge Perry ruled that since Lee has already been deposed by the state, in which the defense also attended, the rule of sequestration does not apply. Lee is free to sit in on the trial.
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