Casey Anthony reportedly believes she cannot get a fair trial in Orlando. Her attorneys officially asked a Florida judge for a change of venue in Anthony’s upcoming defamation lawsuit. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Zenaida Gonzalez filed the defamation suit against the woman who was acquitted of killing her toddler, Caylee.
A Radar Online source supposedly close to the case had this to say about the change of venue request:
“Zenaida isn’t distressed that Casey’s attorneys have asked for a change of venue for the trial because she has confidence in the people of Florida. It would be easier for Zenaida and her legal team if the trial were to take place in Orlando, but she will respect the judge’s decision.”
Gonzalez is suing Casey Anthony for defamation because the Orlando mom told police officers that a woman with a similar named had kidnapped Caylee. Anthony acquitted more than a year ago on charges related to her daughter’s murder, WESH News reports.
The Radar Online source also had this to add about the defamation lawsuit:
“It wasn’t surprising that Casey asked for the trial to be moved out of Orlando, despite the fact the Caylee’s mom was acquitted in the city. If the trial is to remain in Orlando, and Casey is found to be libel, this would be grounds for likely appeal. Zenaida is anxious for the trial to begin in January and finally having Casey testify under oath. Zenaida just wants to clear her name.”
Anthony’s attorneys claim that their client is indigent and could not pay for the costs associated with moving the trial. Florida State law allows such a request to be made to avoid passing the relocation expense onto the taxpayers.