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Judge throws out inmate's motions in Casey Anthony murder case

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Documents were filed by a Michigan inmate in Casey Anthony case
  • Curtis Jackson is not affiliated with the case, officials say
  • Florida judge rules only Anthony, her defense and prosecutors can file documents

Orlando (CNN) -- Enough is enough, a Florida judge said Wednesday, barring a Michigan inmate with no standing from filing any more motions in the Casey Anthony murder case.

Curtis Jackson, who is serving time in Michigan for bribery and other offenses, recently filed several motions and documents, including one that said Anthony's attorney is not adequately representing her.

The problem, said Circuit Court Judge Belvin Perry Jr., is that Jackson "is not a party in the case."

Jackson describes himself as "one of the suppressed witnesses defense counsel failed to subpoena for discriminatory and ineffective reasons," said Perry's order, which strikes Jackson's filings.

Anthony, 25, faces a capital murder charge in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. The girl was reported missing in July 2008; investigators found her body after five months of searching.

Jackson, 35, is serving time at a prison in Baraga, according to the Michigan Department of Corrections website. He was sentenced in July 2008.

Previous discovery documents from Jackson include a letter and affidavit in which he alleges Casey Anthony asked him about hiring a hit man. Jackson also wrote that Anthony asked about disposing of children and whether he knew which types of poison were untraceable, according to records.

Court officials Tuesday told "In Session" on truTV that anyone can file documents in a case if the papers are signed and have a valid case number. It is up to a judge to review the documents and make a ruling.

Perry ruled Wednesday that only Anthony, her attorneys and prosecutors associated with her criminal case can file motions.

Meanwhile, Gov. Rick Scott agreed to a funding agreement that will prevent the state's courts from closing for part of this month and May. That could have delayed the start of the Anthony trial.

In Session's Jessica Thill and Danielle Gallagher contributed to this report.