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Casey Anthony hearing set: Will Anthony be forced to talk about Caylee?

According to documents filed on Feb. 14, 2014, Casey Anthony has a hearing set in the Zenaida Gonzalez trial scheduled for March 4, 2014. Gonzalez is suing Anthony for damages she alleges occurred as a result of Anthony’s claim that she last saw her daughter after leaving her in the care of a woman by the same name. During a Feb. deposition, Anthony chose to plead the fifth or refused to answer multiple questions regarding the death and disappearance of her two-year-old daughter Caylee. The March hearing is to determine whether Anthony will be compelled or forced to answer questions regarding Caylee’s death and disappearance.

People look on at the Caylee Anthony memorial that has been placed in the area where the 2-year-old child remains were found on July 17, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.
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Anthony was charged with first-degree murder for the June 2008 death of Caylee Anthony. The state of Florida argued that Anthony suffocated her daughter by placing duct tape over her mouth. Anthony’s attorneys argued that Caylee Anthony drowned in the family swimming pool. Casey Anthony was ultimately acquitted on all charges related to the harming and/or death of her daughter.

In addition to the Gonzalez suit, meter-reader Roy Kronk has also filed a suit against Anthony. Roy Kronk is the man who ultimately discovered Caylee Anthony’s remains, yet was berated by Anthony’s attorney and grilled on the witness stand. No criminal charges were ever filed against Roy Kronk and he was not a suspect in the case. Both civil suits have been held up in bankruptcy court as Anthony’s team hopes to have both cases dismissed due to her lack of finances. Anthony contends that she never singled out the woman suing her and never stated that she was the woman who had been with her daughter, therefore she isn’t responsible for any harm to the woman’s reputation.

Gonzalez’ camp counters that their client was familiar with the apartment complex Anthony told authorities she had last seen her daughter at, thereby indicating an association with their client and the woman of the same name Anthony spoke of to authorities.

What do you think about the civil suits against Anthony? Do you feel they are warranted?

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