State wants to know how Anthony 'went from pauper to princess'
Jose Baez to depose deputy called to woodsiIn August
ORLANDO, Fla. – Prosecutors in the Casey Anthony murder case filed a motion on Monday seeking to find out how the 22-year-old "went from a pauper to a princess."
Anthony remains jailed on first-degree murder charges in the death of her daughter, Caylee, whose remains were found in a wooded lot in December.
The state wants the judge in the case to explore how Anthony's lead attorney, Jose Baez, and his defense team, are being compensated. Prosecutors speculate that Anthony may be selling photos of her daughter or the rights to her story and that Baez could be managing the assets, which would create a conflict of interest.
The state said it fears that if Anthony is convicted, she could appeal on grounds that her attorny was working not in her best interest but his own. The state wants a private, closed-door hearing on the issue.
Baez was expected to file a response in court on Tuesday. He has said in past that he is not profiting from any deals off the case, but he has not stated how he is being paid.
Baez filed a motion on Monday, serving notice that he will depose the Orange County sheriff's deputy who in August was called to the area where Caylee's remains were discovered in December.
The sheriff's office is conducting an internal investigation into whether the deputy did his job thoroughly.
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