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Last night Linda Kenney Baden, one of Casey Anthony’s defense attorneys, joined me as a guest on my radio show. Also joining me was her husband — renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden. Near the end of the show, I asked Linda a question that had been on my mind for a while about the Casey Anthony case. I wanted to know her thoughts on whether the defense team or prosecutors had an interest in who the father of little Caylee Anthony is? And, if so, would this person testify at trial? She paused and said, “That’s a question to ask the prosecutors.” Then Dr. Baden jumped in saying he could answer the question because he’s not involved in the case. He said they ABSOLUTLEY know who the father is, through forensics, and that we will more than likely hear from this person at trial (IF he is alive and able to testify).
To date, no one in the public knows who the father is. The Anthonys have rightfully skirted the question — it’s actually none of our business — which has only fueled speculation. It is, however, of interest to investigators — and only DNA will tell the truth as to the identity of Caylee Anthony’s father. In my mind, here’s how this person could change the case, at least create reasonable doubt for jurors. We know Casey Anthony had no money; she was so desperate she allegedly was stealing from her mother and her friend Amy Huizenga. (She is charged with check fraud for using Amy’s checks.) So it makes sense that she would contact the father of Caylee for child support. Seems like a no-brainer for any unemployed mother of a young child. This opens up an opportunity for the defense to present the father as having a motive to get rid of little Caylee. No one in the public knows his identity. Perhaps he was being asked to pay support for a child who’s life, as a far as we know to date, he had no part in. It’s not far fetched. I have a call into prosecutors to get a response to this, and I will update when (if) they respond. I think this is interesting. STAY TUNED AND please weigh in. You can listen to the Linda Kenney Baden, in it’s entirety at blogtalkradio.com/Watts-Up-With-This
JOIN ME LIVE TONIGHT AT 8:00 P.M. EST FOR THE PREMIER OF MY RADIO SHOW WITH SPECIAL GUEST MARK FUHRMANPosted: November 3, 2009 in Breaking News, Featured, Steph Watts
Tags: Anna Nicole Smith, Caylee Anthony, Croslin, Drew Peterson, Fox News, Girls Gone Wild, Haleigh Cummings, Howard Stern, Joe Francis, Kathleen Savio, Lacy Peterson, Larry Birkhead, Mark Fuhrman, Marsha Clark, Misty Croslin, Misty Cummings, OJ Simpson, Ronald Cummings, Scott Peterson, Stacy peterson, Steph Watts, Trenton Duckett
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NOVEMBER LAUNCH LINE-UP
SUNDAY, NOV 8TH 8:00PM — GUEST: MARK FUHRMAN AUTHOR OF “THE MURDER BUSINESS”
The show debut will feature an exclusive interview with Mark Fuhrman. Fuhrman rose to infamy during his involvement as a detective in the OJ Simpson case. He has gone on to author several books, and is a FOX News Consultant. In an exclusive interview, and for the first time ever, Fuhrman will talk candidly about what really happened in the OJ Simpson case. Additionally, he will bring us behind the scenes of other high profile cases like Casey Anthony, Drew Peterson and Haleigh Cummings. All of these cases are featured in his new book “The Murder Business” available now on amazon.com. We will be taking your calls.
Please join me for an exclusive interview with husband and wife team Dr. Michael Baden and Linda Kenny Baden. Dr Baden is the former Chief Medical Examiner of New York City, and he is the host of the HBO “Autopsy” series, now in its thirteenth year. He is also a Contributor for FOX News Channel, and is a reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine. He performed the autopsy on Kathleen Savio, 3rd wife of Bolingbrook Police Officer Drew Peterson, now behind bars. Dr Baden’s results reclassified Savio’s murder from an accident to a homicide. Linda Kenny Baden, an expert Criminal Defense Attorney and Author, best known for her work on the Phil Spector defense team, is also preparing to defend Casey Anthony in her death penalty case in Florida. Together they penned two thriller novels — “Remains Silent” and “Skeleton Justice.” Available on amazon.com. They will take us inside their cases, inside their lives together, and take your calls!!
Joe Francis, Founder of the Multi-Billion dollar empire “Girls Gone Wild” sits down with me for the hour, to talk openly about prison, fame, beating the latest tax evasion charges, and what really went down with Brody Jenner’s girlfriend, Jayde Nicole. Joe, often referred to as a “Modern Day Larry Flint”, tells it like is and takes your calls!!
The day after what would have been Anna Nicole Smith’s 42nd birthday, her 2 closest friends, Patrick Simpson and Pol’ Atteu open up about what Anna’s life was really like. For the first time ever, they will reveal what happened right before Anna died, talk about her relationship with the 2 doctors who prescribed her drugs, Dr. Sandeep Kapoor and Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, now charged in her death, reveal the truth about Larry Birkhead and what they witnessed Howard Stern doing to Anna. You won’t want to miss this!!! Join them live for the hour and we will be taking your calls.
Tags: Caylee Anthony, Croslin, Haleigh Cummings, Levi Page, Misty Croslin, Misty Cummings, putnam county sheriff's office, Ronald Cummings, steph, Steph Watts
Tags: Caylee Anthony, Croslin, EquuSearch, Greta Van Susteren, Haleigh Cummings, Kathleen Savio, Mark Fuhrman, Misty Croslin, Misty Cummings, Nancy Grace, putnam county sheriff's office, Ronald Cummings, steph, Steph Watts, TES, Texas EquuSearch, Tim Miller
Tonight I had the pleasure of discussing the Haleigh Cummings and Caylee Anthony cases on the Levi Page Show (link below). My “partners in crime” were Bounty Hunter Leonard Padilla and Sheryl McCollum, a cold case investigator. I enjoyed discussing/arguing with them both. Sheryl and I agreed we would not be good on a jury together!!! I respect both of them, I enjoyed Levi as a host, and I appreciated his invitation….
Tags: Caylee Anthony, Drew Peterson, Fox News, Geraldo Rivera, Greta Van Susteren, Haleigh Cummings, Kathleen Savio, Lacy Peterson, Mark Fuhrman, Marsha Clark, Nancy Grace, OJ Simpson, Scott Peterson, Stacy peterson, Steph Watts, Trenton Duckett
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While at FOX News, (THE best job ever!!), I had the pleasure of working closely with Mark Fuhrman. Mark is a FOX News Contributor and I often called him for guidance on the crime stories I was covering for Greta’s show. Mark gave me direction on cases that lead to insight that no other journalist had, and I credit him for much of my success in digging up information.
FOX partnered Fuhrman and I in the field for Greta’s Show, and we spent months together in Bolingbrook, IL (freezing) investigating the Drew Peterson case. It was our work uncovering the documents in the Kathleen Savio case (Kathleen was Drew Peterson’s 3rd wife) that lead to the reclassification of her death from an accident to a homicide. Mark talks about this and other cases we worked on together in detail in his book.
Mark sent me an advanced copy of his new book “The Murder Business” about to hit the stands. On the heels of the article I wrote for yesterday’s blog, the timing of this book is impeccable. When Mark and I worked together, we would whenever we could wrap up or weeks with what we called ‘F*@# em Up Fridays. It was the day we would usually confront people, let the police in on something they didn’t know, or just out and out cause some kind of trouble at the end of the week. So, in Honor of F*@# em up Fridays; here’s an excerpt from “The Murder Business.”
“The unfortunate truth is that today, each murder has many victims, and high-profile murders can hurt innocent people who get burned by the spotlight, whether or not they sought it out themselves. I learned that firsthand as a police witness in the O.J. Simpson trial, a wrenching experience that showed how the criminal justice system can be manipulated by money, power, politics and fame. In twenty years of police work, I thought that the guilt or innocence of the suspect was all-important. Then I started covering high-profile murder cases, where ratings and profits often far outweigh the importance of facts.”
Mark’s book provides explosive insight into cases like Casey Anthony (which Mark and I worked on together), Scott Peterson, Trenton Duckett, Haleigh Cummings and Jon Bonnet Ramsey. The book is an honest look at what is happening in our culture as we try to feed the 24-hour news cycle with our appetite for crime. And now, for the first time ever, Fuhrman recounts in detail, what really happened behind the scenes of the OJ trial.
“In preparation for my court appearance, my lawyer, Darryl Mounger said I’m not advising you to take the fifth.” “If the prosecution would ask me a question where I could clarify my testimony I won’t take the fifth.” I said. But no one in the DA’s office would talk to me. I was completely on my own and left with no choice but to take the Fifth Amendment. I wish they had given me a chance to explain why I had denied using a racial slur. The question F. Lee Bailey had originally asked me was compound and unclear. I took it to mean whether or not I had called anybody the “N” word to their face, where my using it the writing of a fictional screenplay clearly didn’t apply. It was so irrelevant, it didn’t even cross my mind when I was testifying. I had completely forgotten it. But O.J. Simpson’s criminal trial was no place for me to make these arguments. Certainly not with anyone in my corner.The defense lawyer knew that once I had taken the Fifth on one question, I would have to respond similarly to any further questions, or waive my privilege against self–incrimination. So after I pled the Fifth defense attorney Gerald Uelman asked “Detective Fuhrman, did you plant or manufacture any evidence in this case?” And I had to take the Fifth on that question too, even though I had not planted or manufactured any evidence. When the question was asked, Marsha didn’t object to it. I had put most of my adult like into being a cop; now in an instant, I saw it all destroyed, perhaps because she was still hoping she could win her big case. But the jury came back with the verdict of “not guilty” and Simpson got away with murder. After the verdict I was famously blamed for Simpson’s acquittal. I can understand why people thought it was my fault, if all they knew about the case was what they saw on television and read in the newspapers.
I have to thank Mark for the kind words about me and my work as a journalist in this book. Mark and I remain friends. I still call him for guidance on every case I’m working on, and I look forward to the day when we can work together again. Mark’s book tour begins Oct 12th. It should be interesting to see what shows he appears on.
While working on the Ceasar Lorean case, (the marine who murdered and burned his pregnant girlfriend then fled to Mexico), we travelled deep into the heart of Mexico. Within days we had located Lorean, and when we took our finding to the local authorities and the American Consulate, they looked at us like we were crazy. It seems the proper paperwork had never been filed and the Mexican police couldn’t make an arrest because he wasn’t actually “wanted” in Mexico. This is just an example of some of the crazy things we went through together. So we celebrated anyways with a couple of margaritas.
Tags: Caylee Anthony, Haleigh Cummings, Steph Watts, Texas EquuSearch, Toni Lee Sharpless
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