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Casey Anthony Sued By Man Who Found Her Child's Remains
Crossroads.com ^ | 12-23-11 | Barbara Liston

Posted on 12/23/2011 11:34:13 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic

ORLANDO, Fla (Reuters) - The man who found 2-year-old Caylee Anthony's body in 2008 is suing her mother for damages, saying Casey Anthony defamed him during her murder trial earlier this year.

Former meter reader Roy Kronk said in a lawsuit filed in Florida on Wednesday that 25-year-old Anthony and her lawyers tried to shift suspicion away from the young mother and on to him.

Kronk testified he found Caylee's body in the woods near Anthony's home and called police. Casey Anthony was charged with killing her daughter, but a jury acquitted her in July.

In the suit, Kronk claims the defense variously accused him of involvement in Caylee's death. He said lawyers described him as a killer, a child snatcher and morally bankrupt, and accused him of finding and keeping Caylee's body and then placing the remains where they were found.

But defense attorney Jose Baez also told jurors Caylee accidentally drowned in the family's backyard pool. If that was true, then Anthony and her lawyers knew their statements about Kronk were false, according to his complaint.

Kronk also has sued the National Enquirer tabloid newspaper and bounty hunter Leonard Padilla for defamation.

In a motion to dismiss, the Enquirer claims its article accurately reported Anthony's attempt to blame Kronk and was based on documents filed in court records by her lawyers.

Padilla, who once bailed Anthony out of jail prior to her trial, contends in court records that anything he said about Kronk was opinion and related to a matter of public concern.

Kronk's suit against Anthony is the third she faces in Florida.

She is being sued for defamation by a woman named Zenaida Gonzalez, who claims her life was ruined when Anthony initially told investigators Caylee was kidnapped by a nanny of the same name.

Anthony also is being sued for damages by Texas EquuSearch, a nonprofit group, for expenses incurred during the five-month search for Caylee.

Also on Wednesday, a lawyer for Anthony filed a motion asking that a prosecutor be held in contempt of court for revealing details of her psychiatric evaluations in his new book about the case.

Jeff Ashton, who retired after Anthony's trial, published details from the depositions of two psychiatrists in his book, "Imperfect Justice." The doctors said Anthony claimed she had been molested by her father and her father had drowned Caylee.

Judge Belvin Perry sealed the depositions from public view before the trial began because the allegations were so sensational, according to Ashton, and Anthony's lawyers never called the psychiatrists as witnesses at trial.

Ashton could not be reached for comment on Thursday.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ashton; kronk; lawyers; slander

1 posted on 12/23/2011 11:34:22 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: truthkeeper

ping!


2 posted on 12/23/2011 11:35:18 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

In this case I hope the man sues and gets every cent that crazy woman makes on her daughters death..She is evil..


3 posted on 12/23/2011 11:36:58 AM PST by PLD
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To: PLD
.She is evil..

So was the jury who let her off.

4 posted on 12/23/2011 11:41:20 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: PLD

I wish they would allow all of us who searched for her to sue. We could donate the winnings to John Walsh.


5 posted on 12/23/2011 11:47:22 AM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: PLD

I wish they would allow all of us who searched for her to sue. We could donate the winnings to John Walsh.


6 posted on 12/23/2011 11:47:43 AM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

Great idea!


7 posted on 12/23/2011 11:50:30 AM PST by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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To: Donnafrflorida
I wish they would allow all of us who searched for her to sue. We could donate the winnings to John Walsh.

What "winnings"? Casey Anthony's income is $0. She has no job and no prospects. Seriously, who's going to hire her? Only someone who wants to quickly go out of business. The only "job" offer she's received came from Larry Flynt.

I wonder, simply out of curiosity, how she spends her days and what a day in the life of Casey Anthony must be like. I'm sure it's not fun and, no, I don't feel sorry for her.

8 posted on 12/23/2011 11:52:21 AM PST by Drew68
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To: dragonblustar

I agree,that jury was a disgrace to the justice system..all one had to do is look at the idiot and see she was putting on all the tears (I did not see any real tears)she kept rubbing her eyes to make them red when she saw the camera on her..and other times she was just smiling..She lied about her dad..If I were him and her mother I could never look at her again..


9 posted on 12/23/2011 12:02:38 PM PST by PLD
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To: PLD
She lied about her dad..If I were him and her mother I could never look at her again..

I don't know how those people sleep at night....

10 posted on 12/23/2011 12:09:13 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Drew68

Where’s her book and movie deal?


11 posted on 12/23/2011 12:11:34 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Donnafrflorida
I for one would love to give the crazy woman a piece of my mind..I wonder if she is sleeping with her liar attorney they seems more than just chummy..Everyone involved in the trial that she lied about should sue her and her attorney..He came up with some of the lies I am sure..

I did not watch much of the trial it made me to sad to see such a beautiful little girl that had been murdered by the tramp that gave birth to her..

I did however buy the book that “Jeff Ashton wrote called Imperfect Justice..”I have not read it yet since the holidays keep me busy so I will sit down by the fireplace after the Holiday's and read all day..

12 posted on 12/23/2011 12:13:49 PM PST by PLD
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To: dragonblustar

Me either!!!


13 posted on 12/23/2011 12:17:45 PM PST by PLD
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To: morphing libertarian
Where’s her book and movie deal?

The only movie deal she got was from Vivid Video, and this was quickly rescinded when Vivid came to realize that few people wanted to see Anthony "starring" in one of their productions.

When you're so hated you can't even do porn, that's pretty low.

14 posted on 12/23/2011 12:20:58 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68

I think some people expect that Casey will go to Larry Flynt eventually. Or, that she might write a book, or do something to get money.

Heck, a person of such notoriety can’t just go work in an office, or go work at a fast food place, can she? She can’t do too many things to earn a living.


15 posted on 12/23/2011 12:45:42 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: PLD

Read the book. Ashton should be in contempt


16 posted on 12/23/2011 1:11:11 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Heck, a person of such notoriety can’t just go work in an office, or go work at a fast food place, can she? She can’t do too many things to earn a living.

Who would hire her? Her employer would be identified immediately and the negative publicity would be ruinous. Yet she's violating the terms of her probation by not holding down a job.

I wonder if she can even leave her home? I'm sure there's people by now who have figured out where she's living and most likely paparazzi staking it out. Donning sunglasses and a hat and trying to sneak off incognito to the grocery store would be all but impossible.

She may not be behind bars but in a sense, as the most despised person in America, she's a prisoner nonetheless. I have no doubt she's eking out a very sad, difficult and lonely life.

17 posted on 12/23/2011 1:18:52 PM PST by Drew68
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To: PLD

The case is one of those where you know she’s guilty but you can’t prove it in our court system.

I did watch practically this whole trial because it was in my neck of the woods. And after the prosecution finished their case, I started telling everyone that she’s going to walk. And everyone thought I was nuts.

The prosecution’s case was sloppy and weaker than people were saying. In fact, I doubt a conviction would survive appeal. They made mistakes in how they charged this case. The state had no business charging her with aggravated child abuse. They only did so because they wanted the death penalty. They presented absolutely no evidence that Casey ever abused her child. In fact, the state’s own witnesses said they thought Casey was a good mother.

Jeff Ashton admitted the state should have never went after death. They only did so because of such intense public outcry that wanted to see the woman fry. The problem was that there just wasnt enough evidence for that. Like I said, you know she did it. But you can’t prove it. That was the problem the state faced. Police also made mistakes. So that’s part of the problem too.

Just the way our system, courts, and laws work is that once in a while a guilty person will slip through. It happens. But the reason we have the laws the way they are is to prevent a innocent person from being convicted. The laws don’t protect the guilty...they protect the innocent.


18 posted on 12/23/2011 1:39:34 PM PST by floridarunner01
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To: Drew68
"what a day in the life of Casey Anthony must be like."

I wonder the same thing. Who is she staying with? It is just a matter of time before she steals from them if she hasn't already.
Living in central Florida I followed this from day one.
One day she will be (like OJ) back in the news when she is arrested for something stupid. I just hope it is sooner.
I want to see her slime ball lawyers go down too.

19 posted on 12/23/2011 1:41:06 PM PST by DeaconRed (Hound Dog Howling . . . Bull Frog Croaking -- Everything is broken--Thanks to ZERO)
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To: floridarunner01

All I can say is I watched her sorry attempt at trying to cry and make people feel sorry for her..One day she will be on trial and then she will get the punishment she deserves..She might do the things that make her feel good while here on earth but she will burn in hell..


20 posted on 12/23/2011 3:49:36 PM PST by PLD
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To: floridarunner01

All I can say is I watched her sorry attempt at trying to cry and make people feel sorry for her..One day she will be on trial and then she will get the punishment she deserves..She might do the things that make her feel good while here on earth but she will burn in hell..


21 posted on 12/23/2011 3:49:45 PM PST by PLD
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To: PLD

Those yahoos in North Korea crying for Kim Jong Il were more convincing than Casey Anthony.


22 posted on 12/23/2011 3:51:46 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: goseminoles

If anyone should be in contempt it should be the crazy Casey and her evil Lawyer..I will read the book and learn what wasn’t told in the trial..All I can say about the jurors is they were pretty stupid for letting that murderer go..and now the murderer will hide out and make money giving interviews..


23 posted on 12/23/2011 3:59:03 PM PST by PLD
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To: dfwgator
You can say that again..you have to realize though that the North Koreans are like children they looked on Kim as their father he told them when to do something and what to do and how to do it..They have had no freedom..

With The murderer she has always been a liar and thief..and now add murder to it she has no soul.Anyone that can put tape across a babies face and nose and smother it to death should have the same thing happen to them..

24 posted on 12/23/2011 4:06:55 PM PST by PLD
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To: dfwgator
You can say that again..you have to realize though that the North Koreans are like children they looked on Kim as their father he told them when to do something and what to do and how to do it..They have had no freedom..

With The murderer she has always been a liar and thief..and now add murder to it she has no soul.Anyone that can put tape across a babies face and nose and smother it to death should have the same thing happen to them..

25 posted on 12/23/2011 4:07:27 PM PST by PLD
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To: afraidfortherepublic

More people trying to milk off of Caylee Anthony’s death

Kronk wasn’t even believed by the prosecution....and he will get destroyed when questioned in a deposition by Anthony’s attorneys

I live in Orlando, and contrary to what Nasty Grace says...the state had a weak case, and the prosecution got handed by a lawyer who was selling lingerie just a few years earlier. And, when a prosecutor has a book out just 6 months after the case...you know he was trying to make money off of Caylee

This is a frivolous lawsuit


26 posted on 12/23/2011 5:07:13 PM PST by RealImmigrant (National Security begins at the Border)
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To: goseminoles

Read the book. Ashton should be in contempt


Correct...and Casey Anthony’s attys are going to sue Ashton...and they are in the right

Contrary to what Nasty Grace says....Jeff Ashton was a COMPLETE A-HOLE who got so arrogant that the jurors could not help notice. There is a reason why lawyers retire as Asst State Attys...they are not good enough for a private firm.

If Ashton’s mention of a proposed plea deal w Anthony’s atty was correct....he is in huge trouble. Even in a civil lawsuit you cannot mention any discussion of a settlement or deal....much less one from a criminal case...Ashton should be DISBARRED

I believe Casey Anthony had something to do with the death of her daughter. However, the case was not strong AND the state attys were absolutely pasthetic


27 posted on 12/23/2011 5:15:29 PM PST by RealImmigrant (National Security begins at the Border)
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To: RealImmigrant

I am friends with her lawyer. Not to defend Baez but Ashton crossed the line.


28 posted on 12/23/2011 7:26:48 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: floridarunner01
They presented absolutely no evidence that Casey ever abused her child.

Drugging her and taping her mouth closed so mom could party with friends is child abuse in my mind.

29 posted on 12/23/2011 8:37:15 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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