In the Casey Anthony case, it seems as if the evidence goes on forever but the trial will never begin.
The state released more documents this week including another batch of photos like the one Caylee and her mother on the left and additional interviews by law enforcement.  Among the search volunteers who spoke to investigators was Richard Creque, who said he smelled decomposition in the air near the woods on Suburban Drive.
I found it quite interesting that the state released that particular transcript just days after Jose Baez announced that the defense team was headed to Tennessee to the Body Farm, the decomposition research facility founded by Dr. William Bass.  Casey’s attorneys want to discredit the testimony of the forensic scientists who tested carpet and odor samples from the trunk of the Anthony car.  Baez wants to keep their 41-page report out of the trial.

I don’t think it matters one way or another.  The most compelling testimony about the presence of a body in the trunk of the car,to me, has always been the anecdotal evidence–the people who experienced the odor from that trunk–most notably Cindy Anthony who said, “It smells like there’s been a dead body in the damned car.”

In other Anthony news this week, the State Justice Administrative Commission questioned Casey’s indigency, noting that she just added three new lawyers to her team.  Supposedly they are all working pro bono but does that mean they are making a limitless investment of time that includes a  protracted trial?  Or are they simply offering a finite bit of energy, sufficient to sweeten the deal that the defense might be able to get from the state before a trial begins?

I guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens in May.  But it wouldn’t surprise me if there never was an actual trial.  It wouldn’t be the first time that I’ve seen a plea bargain announced on the same day that jury selection was to begin.