Casey Anthony's civil defamation trial will most likely be in April. Brought about by Zenaida Gonzalez, Anthony is being sued for the hardships forced upon Gonzalez when Anthony identified someone with a similar name as abducting her daughter in 2008.
Anthony and Gonzalez's attorneys met with Circuit Judge Lisa T. Munyon Thursday morning and approved jury selection in April followed by six days of witness testimony, according to The Palm Beach Post.
Gonzalez's attorney, Keith Mitnik, wants to subpoena Anthony for the trial, but he needs her address to do that. Anthony's whereabouts have been kept a secret since the end of her criminal trial and the beginning of her probation last summer to protect her safety.
I just want to give the lady a subpoena, Mitnik told The Palm Beach Post.
Anthony is not required to appear at the trial as of now and is not expected to testify about much because she is appealing her criminal convictions for lying to law enforcement and has invoked her right against self-incrimination.
I don't want an empty chair there, Mitnik told The Palm Beach Post. I want a human being there that did this to another human being.
Gonzalez's team has listed Anthony's parents as witnesses, and Cindy Anthony is expected to be a key figure in the civil case.
Casey has never accused Zenaida Gonzalez of anything. The person identified by Casey Anthony in her statements was Zenaida Fernandez, not Zenaida Gonzalez, Anthony's attorney, Charles Greene, told The Palm Beach Post.
Greene is asserting that Gonzalez tried to take on the identity of the nanny Anthony said abducted her daughter.