Reports show the defense team filed a motion to add convicted felon Vasco Dagama Thompson to their witness list. Thompson was convicted on kidnapping charges in March 1988.
I suppose, being an ex-homicide detective, that he may have been undertaking his own investigation. Still.
Update: George Anthony’s attorney certainly overreacts:
This simply appears to be another attempt by the defense to attack my client. Mr. Anthony has and will continue to maintain the position that he had nothing to do with the death of Caylee Marie Anthony, or any of the events that occurred afterward regarding the actions of the Defendant Casey Anthony established by the State of Florida in the presentation of their case.
The “defense” is conducting an ongoing investigation. They tried to talk to this Mr. Thompson but he turned them away and called the police. They filed court papers to try to get him deposed and identify him as a potential witness, which I’m sure they had to do; they did not go running to the media about it.
How is that an “attack” on Mr. Lippman’s client? What does Mr. Lippman expect, that the defense would refuse to investigate any lead that might implicate George Anthony? That would be inexcusable.
Notice how the “statement” released to the media by his attorney subtly emphasizes that the State is on George Anthony’s side.
Over-defensiveness and manipulative arguments don’t betoken honesty and candor.