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Judge Scolds Attorneys in Casey Anthony Trial; Trial Wraps for the Day

5:04 PM, Jun 20, 2011   |    comments
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- The judge in the Casey Anthony murder trial has scolded defense attorneys and prosecutors for wasting time as they argue about legal issues.

Monday marks Day 23 of the trial. Judge Belvin Perry listened for almost 25 minutes Monday morning before asking prosecutor Jeff Ashton and defense attorney Jose Baez to look at the clock and tell him the time. Ashton said 9:25, while Baez responded 9:26. That prompted the judge to say, "that shows the two of you will never agree on anything."

Perry admonished the lawyers for wasting the jury's time with legal matters that should have been taken up before court began. He also said they will work a full day on Saturday.

Anthony has pleaded not guilty. She faces a possible death sentence if convicted.

Associated Press

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