This is a post on the history of the new defense witness added late last night.
Vasco Thomas, is the convicted felon the defense put on the witness list by the defense team. Vaso Thompson was convicted of kidnapping.
. The convicted felon served time at the Marion Correction Institution after a 17-year sentence resulting from an Orlando area kidnapping committed in July, 1987.
According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Thompson, now 52 years old, was released from prison in November, 2004 and then lived in Jacksonville.
In the amended witness list, Casey Anthony’s defense states, “Because of the recently discovered and unexplained relationship between George Anthony and Vasco Thompson, their finite contact which, based on cell records, existed only during the relevant time period (including four contacts on July 14, 2008), and Mr. Thompson’s violent criminal history, good cause is shown for the late disclosure.” Criminologist Casey Jordan spoke to Jane Velez-Mitchell and expressed her concern with racial stereotyping by brining Vasco Thompson into the case. She stated, “Fact of the matter is I think that there`s rumors out there, it`s a wrong number, that Vasco`s telephone number is very similar to that of George`s new job that he had just taken with, I think, a Lexus dealership around that time. Very possibly George Anthony just miss dialed a number, thinking he was dialing something else.“But the idea of putting an African-American man, a felon with a history of kidnapping, out there to distract away from the attention that is being paid on this case on the anniversary, the third anniversary of Caylee Anthony`s disappearance, I would agree is dirty pool. I think it`s a red herring, and it`s really just meant to derail attention away from the prosecution`s case.”
The defense is charging that Mr Thompson called Georges cell phone 4 times on July 14th, 2011. However, news reports are stating that Georges cell phone number is close to his work number. They are reporting that this is a case of mis-dialing a number. Will he testify?
FROM AZLAWYER ON WEBSLEUTHS.COM