Casey Anthony Judge Joins Private Practice

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge who gained an international audience while presiding over Casey Anthony’s murder trial is retiring from the bench, but not from the courtroom.

Just days after officially resigning his post as the chief judge of Florida’s Ninth Judicial Circuit where he served nearly 25 years as a judge, Belvin Perry announced Monday that he’s headed back to private practice and joining the Morgan and Morgan Law Firm.

The 64-year-old Perry gained fame while presiding over Anthony’s 2011 murder trial. He becomes the latest prominent Florida name to join the Morgan firm, which also includes gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist.

Perry says he is looking forward to being back in the courtroom trying cases. Before his post on the bench Perry spent several years as a prosecutor.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

6 of the Best Ways to Spend Your Summer in Tampa BayTampa Bay is calling your name! Our beautiful area offers so much and this list is just a small segment of what Tampa Bay has in store for you this summer. Here are the best ways to spend your summer here in Tampa Bay.
Best Party Beaches Around Tampa BayIt's illegal to drink alcohol on most of Tampa Bay's beaches - unless you know about these next six locations.

Listen Live