Today WFTV.com reported that Roy Kronk is now filing a defamation suit against Casey Anthony. His attorney Howard Marks claims that Anthony and/or those representing her suggested he might have been involved in Caylee Anthony’s death and hid her body.
Ex-meter reader who found Caylee’s remains suing Casey
ORLANDO, Fla. —
Former Orange County meter reader Roy Kronk is suing Casey Anthony.
Kronk, the man who found the remains of two-year-old Caylee Anthony, has filed a defamation claim against Anthony, according to his attorney Howard Marks.
Kronk’s suit contends that statements made by Anthony, or those representing her, suggesting that Kronk might have taken Anthony’s young daughter, killed and hidden her body are defamatory. Marks said Anthony’s statements that Caylee drowned means she was trying to deflect the blame to others.
Anthony is the only defendant named in the lawsuit.
Anthony is also being sued in civil court by Zenaida Gonzalez and by Texas EquuSearch
Although I agree that Kronk has a legitimate case against the National Enquirer, I think this latest filing is about as valid as those weapons he supposedly found in Kingsport, Tennessee in 1997.
Doesn’t Kronk’s attorney Howard Marks know the reason for an opening statement? Perhaps the definition would ease Mr. Kronk’s mind because an opening statement doesn’t have to be proven or believed. It just has to be possible. I understand his frustration but whether he likes it or not, the finder of the dead body of any missing person much less a child is always a person of interest. It goes with territory of being the hero. Like it or lump it. Just as no one believes Zenaida Gonzalez had anything to do with Caylee’s death, no one believes Roy Kronk did either. Fear not Roy Kronk. Word on the web is Casey got away with murder. Okaaaaayyy..
A contest for the imagination of the jury. Get into their world.
It’s a pity Mr. Kronk couldn’t keep his story straight from the beginning. It’s also a pity that OCSO failed to follow through on his reports in mid-August of 2008. I’m positive had the right thing happened then, no one would have raised an eyebrow but being that he was at the crime scene no less than 3 different times before December 11, 2008, I wouldn’t be surprised if his own attorney had his suspicions.
It matters not that the local media had already tried, convicted and sentenced Casey Anthony to death when his call on the morning of December 11th to law enforcement was finally answered, he should never have assumed her attorneys wouldn’t use any of his inconsistencies against him.
From the sound of Roy Kronk’s arrogance in his recorded interviews with law enforcement, he seems to perceive himself as a smart guy therefore he should know that this IS the name of the game for any good defense attorney who is trying to save the life of their client.
Roy Kronk was a gift to the defense team, not that it was his fault but certainly the circumstances of the finding of Caylee Anthony goes beyond the norm. Needless to say, Casey Anthony’s attorney Alan Greene will have a field day with deposing Roy Kronk.
I understand Kronk’s frustration with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office but this isn’t the way to make it right or make a living or as he vehemently claims in one of his interviews, “everybody has to eat“.
Luckily, I copied this report from ClickOrlando.com in June 2011 because the link is no longer working so here it is again just to keep it alive and kicking. I hate to see the facts of this case disappear. There were far too many hinky tidbits in this case.
Eleven years ago, in a 1997 report from Kingsport, Tennessee, Kronk called in a tip to investigators that they would find several stolen guns and other items in a wooded field but when officers searched the field they were unable to find any of the items Kronk had reported.
Incidentally, Jill Kerley lived only 2 hours from Kingsport, Tennessee. After reading this report, I think this validates Jill Kerley’s fear that Kronk was still intending to cause her harm. Jill Kerley told Jose Baez she had no idea that he was that close to her in 1997.
Considering this story is eerily similar to what Kronk did in Orlando, Florida, I can see where the Defense team or anyone would raise an eyebrow.
Find firearms report here:
The banalities of life are juxtaposed against
wildly alive scenarios that play in our minds.
So I say to Roy Kronk,
good luck and better luck with the National Enquirer.