Mr. Baez is clearly growing to be fed up with the public’s distaste for Casey Anthony’s shocking acquittal. He revealed his disgust with the public’s behavior during a recent phone interview with Geraldo Rivera from Fox News.
Rivera asked Baez, who had personally escorted his client from the Orange County Jail on Sunday, whether or not he had heard onlookers shouting “Killer, killer” to the newly freed inmate. Baez said he did not.
“I certainly heard a large group of people yelling things but I certainly couldn’t make out what was being said at the time. We got in the car and left.”
Baez proceeded to explain “I certainly heard a large group of people yelling things but I certainly couldn’t make out what was being said at the time. We got in the car and left.”
“We live in the United States of America. And this young woman had her day in court where a jury of 12 found her not guilty of murder, manslaughter, and aggravated child abuse,” Baez stated.
“We need to start respecting jury verdict and decisions that the jury made. Pundits and media personalities have no right to try and alter the life of any individual because of what they think may or may not have happened.”
Baez said that he feared immensely for his client’s well-being, but he feared most that the public would not respect the jury’s decision.
“People are not acknowledging the great sacrifice this jury made and the hard work they labored over to render a just verdict in this case, which I believe they did, they believe they did, and that’s really all that matters.”
Due to the public’s disagreement with the juror’s “just verdict”, their names have not been released just yet due to blatant reasons.
However, one juror by the name of Jennifer Ford put herself on the map when she came out to the public to elaborate their reasoning for their decision. Unfortunately, it didn’t make a difference. The public demands justice for Caylee Anthony, and they feel that the jury did not issue that how they should have.
The public only group more infuriated as rumors spread about Casey “cashing in” and intentions to “make millions off this terrible tragedy.”
Baez elaborated that he and his legal team would handle Anthony’s affairs “from this point on, in a dignified manner.”
“Parading offers and making media appearances about respective interviews, that’s something we don’t want to be a part of,” he added.
On the topic of Al Taylor’s supposed million-dollar TV offer, Baez has originally decided to sit and speak with Taylor, but then recalled his decision.
But still, he hadn’t denied any other offers.
Rivera asked Baez how Ms. Anthony herself had been doing upon her release, and he responded with “I’m not a therapist, I’m a lawyer…those kinds of questions are best left up to the mental health professional.”
He added “I know Casey’s been through an incredible traumatic event in her life, she’s got a number of them over the last 3 years, and we’re certainly going to do our best to try and put her in a position where she can help herself and try and move forward in life.”
“We’re throwing out all possibilities right now, and of course we have to take into consideration her safety…Unfortunately, we don’t have all the answers yet.”
River asked when Anthony would speak for herself on the story.
“I really don’t know,” Baez concluded. “Right now we just want to make sure she can start living her life. If she decides she wants to speak publicly about it she’ll make that decision.”