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Casey Anthony refuses to answer questions

Casey Anthony's 45-minute videotaped deposition may be public as early as Tuesday or Wednesday of this week through the Orange County Court Clerk's office, when it is filed by the plaintiff's attorneys. Though she refused to answer most questions, Anthony did state that she hasn't spoken to her parents since October 14, 2008.

On Saturday, Oct. 8, three of Zenaida Gonzalez's attorneys faced a monitor to question Casey Anthony via video-conference. John Morgan, his son Matt, and attorney John Dill were present on behalf of Gonzalez. Gonzalez was not present. Casey was joined by her attorney Charles Greene and an associate of Greene's.

Speaking for Anthony, Greene invoked her 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination to almost every question posed. The questions included inquiries into the disappearance of Caylee, her connection to Sawgrass apartments and Zenaida Gonzalez.

Anthony did, however, answer a few questions. For example, she acknowledged that she is aware of the civil suit filed against her.

When asked when she last spoke to her parents, she responded: October 14, 2008. (That is the date she was indicted and arrested for murder.)

There was a white screen behind Anthony. She wore a Phillies cap, oversized Dolce & Gabbana glasses, and a white V-necked top. She rarely looked at the camera. According to Matt Morgan, Anthony's complexion was brighter; she looked "rejuvenated." Morgan said: "We were taken aback" by what appeared to be "an elaborate disguise." He thought her hair looked like a wig–an effort to make it resemble her long hair during the trial. He speculated that she may have a new haircut and color under the wig. (But that's only speculation.) Morgan also said that Anthony seemed "inconvenienced" and "not happy to be there."

What's next?

Gonzalez's attorneys do not believe Anthony had a valid basis for asserting the 5th, and they intend to challenge it. They intend to file the videotaped deposition with the court to request a hearing. The filing may be as early as Tuesday or Wednesday. A hearing could be set in a the next few weeks. If Gonzalez prevails, Anthony will have to answer the questions everyone's been asking.

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