Local coverage of the Casey Anthony saga continues to go beyond bizarre. On Tuesday, the day an Orange Count grand jury handed down a murder indictment for Casey Anthony, a crew from WFTV was thrown out of a press conference by Anthony’s attorney.
At the office of attorney Jose Baez, Channel 9 reporter Steve Barrett was told repeatedly by Baez to leave. After Baez threatened to call off the news conference, Barrett followed this videographer out the door. WKMG-Local 6 interrupted its programming to the news conference live — which featured Casey Anthony crying in the background while Baez talked.
Orlando Sentinel TV columnist Hal Boedeker theorized that tossing out WFTV may have been payback for a report on Channel 9’s noon newscast, which raised questions about Baez’s ability to represent Casey Anthony in a capital murder case.
See Orlando Sentinel photographer Red Huber’s video of the Baez throwing out Barrett below: