ORLANDO, Fla. – A former search leader used his constitutional right against self-incrimination to avoid answering a question during testimony the murder trial of Casey Anthony.
Defense attorney Cheney Mason was asking former Texas Equusearch team leader Joseph Jordan why his testimony Tuesday about knowing the location where 2-year-old Caylee Anthony's remains were found differed from previous statements he gave to law enforcement. Mason eventually asked Jordan if he'd ever been threatened with felony prosecution, and Jordan invoked his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.
The prosecution objected and the jury was sent out. Following arguments by both attorneys about the question, Judge Belvin Perry ruled that he would instruct them to disregard that Jordan took the Fifth.