Casey Anthony Trial: Judge Scolds Lawyers For 'Gamesmanship'


"Yes, there have been gamesmanship in this particular case and it is quite evident there is a friction between attorneys. That is something I guess the Florida bar will deal with. And at the conclusion of this trial this court will deal with violations which may or may not have occurred," he warned.

Throughout the trial, Baez and Ashton have had a contentious relationship, offering digs at one another in front of jurors and drawing the ire of the judge.

Clearly fed up, Perry said that attorneys must now be present at 8:30 a.m. each day so that any issues can be taken care of before jurors arrive at 9 a.m. He also said that attorneys and jurors will work a full day on Saturday instead of a half day.

Baez was expected to call more forensic experts today, but after a more than hour long recess, Judge Perry recessed the jury until 9 a.m. Tuesday. No explanation was given for the recess.

The prosecution contends that Casey Anthony killed Caylee with chloroform and placed duct tape over her nose and mouth to suffocate her.

Caylee wasn't reported missing until July 15, 2008, 31 days after she was last seen alive. Her remains were found in a wooded area near the Anthony family home in December 2008.

The defense contends that Caylee accidentally drowned in the Anthony family pool.

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