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     “Aren’t you asking me to reinvent the wheel?” Judge Strickland questioned.

     That statement by Judge Strickland was as close to an explanation he was going to give regarding the latest set of motions by Casey Anthony’s defense team. Casey Anthony will face all of the charges for cashing checks. In my opinion she is lucky there are only nine counts. If her grandmother and her own mother added their losses to her spending spree she would be facing more than that. She didn’t have any concern for anyone or anything while she was draining others bank accounts for over a year so why should she be shown any sympathy?

     I have long assumed that the defense is attempting to get all other charges dismissed or delayed so their client can begin her murder trial with no record of prior convictions, yet I believe come the end of January 2010 Miss Casey will have a record.

     Strickland also denied the motion to destroy the videos of Casey Anthony while she visits with her attorney and family. This was a longshot to say the least. Everyone is videotaped in the jail and yet in true Casey fashion we are  to believe that she deserves to be above that? Not so much. It has long been argued that the entire Anthony family seems to believe they do not have to follow the rules, so of course Casey wouldn’t think she would have to follow the rules of the correctional system. Yet what exactly is it that she believes she has done to deserve special treatment? While I do believe that she revels a bit in her “celebrity” status, sadly she doesn’t seem to realize that the notariety she has received is not from doing something great,not for  aiding the world in any way, and certainly not for  being a positive role model for young girls. Casey Anthony has grabbed the attention of this world because she killed her own daughter. She did the unthinkable, the unimaginable, and the unforgivable. Furthermore, she refused and still refuses to aid in any way in the investigation, yet maintains her innocence. However, her actions, the evidence and reports say otherwise.

    Any mother who is like most mothers knows what it is like to carry a child for nine months and have that child placed in your arms the moment they enter this great big world. There are not enough words to describe that feeling, there is no other love that compares. No marriage, relationship or family love is even able to be measured against it. The day that most mothers become mothers, the only one sure thing in this life is that they will protect that child at any cost.

     Yet Casey Anthony isn’t like most mothers. She never grasped the beauty of these miraculous little creatures that we are given, never understood what a gift they are, never realized that she was given the opportunity to do something greater than any accomplishment in this life. Raise a child, teach a child, love a child and receive that unconditional love that children give to us without question.

    The biggest motion of interest of course was taking the death penalty charge away. I didn’t believe for one minute that Strickland would allow it, and after Ashtons theory of Caylees final moments, I was more certain than ever that yes she deserves the death penalty. Strickland ruled that she will face the death penalty as her possible sentence and again further verified for me that the right person is being held accountable. Possibly for the first time in her life.

     I am unable to come to a decision as far as figuring out the defense attorneys. Are they that unskilled? Are they that pompus that they think they will out talk the state and get their way if they file a hundred thousand motions? Do they really know what they are doing? Do they see what I see? A case that is falling apart before their eyes and most is due to their own inconsitancies? In the very beginning of this case they put themselves in a corner with the “Nanny” theory and when they backtracked and began to insinutate that Roy Kronk could have killed Caylee, they did nothing more than make themselves appear inept. Andrea Lyon dug her hole in her released audio and though she will not comment on it, anyone who heard it and could be a potential juror will go into this case with a picture of her that is not very becoming. Sure they can be instructed to disregard it , but can you really?  It was said long ago that by announcing the “Nanny” theory they hung themselves, that they would have to stick to that strategy or risk the entire case. I hope Casey Anthoy understands…. They risked the entire case, therefore risking her life. Does she understand that their claims have never been backed up, that their supposed problem with this case being tried in the media is mostly their own doing? The state doesn’t do interviews, press conferences and so on. The state is waiting to try their case and after the little glimpse we have been given by Ashton, I would say the defense should be very worried.

    Judge Strickland also ruled in favor of the prosecution intheir motion to seal the record of the illegal recording from the Equisearch volunteer. He apparently gave two different accounts of his ‘search” for Caylee. I truthfully didn’t even think about this motion as I really didn’t believe the stories fromt hese volunteers. There is still no way that they all of a sudden remembered being  right there. Tim Miller is a respected man and has been forthcoming during his search, specifically when he stated that he was unable to search that area due to the water. To say that he lied is to say that a year and a half ago he knew Caylee would have been there, or that he knew someone was going to put her there after Casey was incarcerated… Doesn’t add up to me.

     George and Cindy were on the “Today” show again and in no shocking surprise maintain their support for Casey. In George’s own words: “I don’t believe my daughter could hurt anyone, I really don’t believe that. I don’t believe Cindy and I could bring someone into this world who would want to hurt somebody, especially their own daughter,”  Cindy also commented stating: “I can’t accept what I’ve been told, because I don’t believe they’ve done a full investigation, and I would like them to continue to do so. There’s a lot of evidence out there that has not been looked into,”

    I beleive wholeheartedly that what they are saying is indeed how they feel. How can they believe that their own daughter is capable of this? How can they begin to process that and not have a mental breakdown? I have never personally been in this situation or anything remotely close to this situation, and yet I assume that if Ihad to look at one of my sons as being a cold calculated murderer, much less as the one who murdered his own child, my grandchild, my mind would take me to place I would never want to be. Cindy claiming that a full investigation has never been done helps her not come to that conclusion. Just as the defense is trying to cast doubt in the minds of potential jurors, they have been able to cast doubt in Cindys mind. If she believes that Casey is a target of a personal attack by law enforcement then she has an explanation as to why her daughter is behind bars, why the investigation stopped and why nobody else is being arrested. This theory allows her to hold on to that hope that Casey could not have done this. It also allows her to not put the guilt on herself for not holding her accountable as a child for anything, for fixing her mistakes, and for forcing her to be a mother.

     What they don’t seem to see about their daughter is that she was willing to take anyone down with her that she could. Claims that her brother sexually molested her and those claims led to him being forced to take a lie detector test and DNA tests done to exclude him from possibly being the father of Caylee. Claims that her mother tried to make Caylee call her mommy instead of Casey, claims that her father (although in a round about way) also molested her. They fail to see that the next people who the defense may raise suspicion on is them. In a way they already have, stating that while those searches on the computer are fact, it doesn’t make Casey the one who did them. It only states that someone in that house searched those things and she was not the only one who used the computer. These are the things they need to pay attention to. The evidence is not their job, the investigators obviously have all they need. Andrea Lyon claims that the state is seeking the death penalty in a way to either get a more bised jury or to make Casey cop to a plea deal. However last time I checked Casey hasn’t been offered a deal. If the state didn’t have solid evidence and testimony to back that evidence up, the death penalty would have never come back. Furthermore, they don’t need a deal, they have what they need. The rest is just details….. 

 

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As the killer looked into her face, maybe her killer even saw her eyes  as the tape was applied,” prosecutor Jeff Aston said during the hearing, which ended at 11:45 a.m. “First one piece, then two, then three so no breath was possible.Could Caylee have understood what was happening to her? Did she try to resist? Could her killer see the fear in her eyes as the tape was applied? These are questions only the jurors will be able to answer in this case. One thing we do know this is this. If we have gotten to this stage, those same jurors have already decided that the face that Caylee Anthony saw in those final moments of her mother — of her life was her mother`s face. “

Casey Anthony crying in court on December 11, 2009.                                                    Casey Anthony crying in court on December 11, 2009.                                           Casey Anthony at a court hearing on October 16, 2009.                                 

 

Those were the chilling words that brought Casey Anthony to tears. Or did they? What I saw was seething anger as Jeff Ashton described what could have been Caylees last moments on this earth. There were no tears until Casey’s attorney whispered something to her. Then the tears (or the show) began. However if you watched closely there was body movement similar to one sobbing, there was wiping of the eyes, yet there also was Casey looking at the tissue with every dab of her eyes.

I don’t buy the sudden breakdown of Casey. Baez accused the prosecution of playing to the cameras, yet I believe that is exactly what Casey was instructed to do in that whispered moment. She was her usual disconnected self until the whisper and then had the break down.Andrea Lyons own words keep coming back to me: HUMANIZE YOUR CLIENT…  Casey is also heard saying ” Tell him to stop” with Lyons respondng “I cant, he’s almost done”. I am sure she wanted it to stop, but then I am sure she never thought she would be here. According to Richard Hornsby when asked about the comment made by Baez he responded: “Jeff Ashton was saying we don’t have anything to hide. Come and get us,”

Andrea Lyons argued that the state has no grounds to seek the death penalty and that they are doing so in an effort to obtain a more biased jury. Yet Ashton pointed out that any case in the state of Florida in which the defendant is charged with first degree murder is eligible for the death penalty. He went on to say that it is not the state who decides if the defendant will be sentenced to death but a jury and ultimately a judge. Lyons went on to argue that there is no evidence that the duct tape had anything to do with the childs murder. Really? Well I guess in all honesty can we say Caylees murder was a result of duct tape? No, but the fact that there was not one, not two but three pieces of duct tape applied to this baby’s mouth and nose shows that whoever (imo Casey) wanted to make sure that it would be impossible for the tape to be removed.  Now a while back I speculated that perhaps the tape was applied after her death in order to make it look like the child was kidnapped, but either way it is there, it is cruel and it only points to one person.

I was wondering when the words of Andrea Lyons would come back to haunt her and they did today as Ashton described what was said in her own words regarding her thoughts on a jury and judge. She did not of course defend this but how could she?  

While the motion was of course not ruled on, I do believe the state will win this one. The defense continues to try and make it as though there is a personal vendetta against Casey Anthony and should spend more time figuring out how in fact they are going to get her out of this one. With each motion filed and each hearing they attend, they look like a bunch of bumbling idiots and not the schooled lawyers I would expect to see.

(**NOTE:These links are to the main index and there are alot of videos to see there)

VIDEOS OF HEARING 12/11/2009:    http://www.wftv.com/video/21930011/index.html

                                                                                  

VIDEO OF CASEY CRYING IN COURT:  http://www.wftv.com/video/21930011/index.html

George and Cindy Anthony were seen leaving the court room after the description given by Ashton and  according to their attorney Brad Conway they were in shock and did not expect to hear this. Have they waivered a little in their thinking though? Brad Conways statement to an  In Session reporter said alot to me:

VINNIE POLITAN, “IN SESSION”: As we sit here today, are they convinced that their daughter is not responsible for this?

BRAD CONWAY, ATTORNEY FOR GEORGE AND CINDY ANTHONY: You know, honestly, they don`t know. There are so many questions that they wanted answers to for the longest time, and they don`t know what happened. They simply don`t know.

I am sure it was not easy to sit and listen to a scenario of how their grand daughter was possibly  killed. There are other blogs that are ripping Cindy apart for being dramatic as she leaned against the wall waiting for the elevator. I didn’t see that at all. I saw her trying to escape the cameras and trying to hold it all in so as not to break down in front of them and be all over the 6oclock news. People commented on how haggard she looks. Frankly, that is just hateful and bashing her for no other reason than to bash her. So I ask you? Would you look haggard if this had been your life for the last year and a half? As I have stated I think they did alot of things wrong throuh out this entire case yet again, walk the mile and then talk to me. They had to hear some pretty awful things about their grand daughter and the daughter who is accused of murdering her.  However, we are only in the pre trial phases and I think there will be much more gruesome accounts, speculations and facts that are going to be addressed once the trial starts. Unfortunately and quite possibly fortunately I think the Anthony’s are going to have to realize that perhaps their daughter is not the person they thought she was. It will be a harsh reality and one that may take quite a toll on them. That is unless of course they continue to deny that she is incapable of doing this crime. As I continue to state I have never walked their mile and maybe they truly cannot begin to fathom any part of this horrific crime could have been committed by their own daughter. Maybe to have to realize this is something that could cause them severe mental  anguish and so it is better to continue believing in her.

VIDEO OF GEORGE AND CINDY LEAVING COURT: http://www.wftv.com/video/21930011/index.html

Jose Baez gave a short press conference after court, and was his usual self. He bit at Kathy Belich as usual and showed his complete dislike for her. At one point he told her she was living in fairyland.

How difficult it was on your client to have to sit there and listen to — how difficult was it for your client to listen to that being portrayed? Played out?

JOSE BAEZ, ATTORNEY FOR CASEY ANTHONY: It`s extremely difficult, and it would be difficult for anybody, whether it`s your child or even — even a stranger`s child. Everyone knows that the death of a child is obviously a horrible thing, and it would be difficult for anybody to listen to.

BELICH: Even if she was there when it happened?

BAEZ: I`m sorry. She wasn`t there, so you`re — again, I guess in fairyland.

He refused to answer questions about Andrea Lyons leaked video that has shown her in a very different light. Claiming that she is superior and a genious and that the other court officers are basically beneath her. Jose Baez walked off refusing to answer the question and in true Kathy fashion she didn’t let up and continued to follow them. At one point Andrea Lyons apparently elbowed her and she made reference to it on camera.

VIDEO OF BAEZ AFTER COURT: http://www.wftv.com/video/21930011/index.html

Jane Velez Mitchell covered the hearing and the aftermath surrounding it. Dr. Dale Archer is a psychiatrist that has no affiliation with Casey Anthony, yet had this to say regarding her sobbing in court.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Dr. Dale Archer, you`re the psychiatrist. Casey Anthony has made many, many court appearances. Why burst into hysterical sobs and shudders at this hearing?

DR. DALE ARCHER, PSYCHIATRIST: Well, first of all, we`re looking at an anniversary reaction, because it was one year ago today, and oftentimes an anniversary can bring the emotions back very fresh.

But to me, from looking at this, I think this is a case of a guilty conscious, I really do. And I think it is hitting home to her right now what has happened and what she has done, and is just — she is just distraught about that.

I think that this was one of the more emotional hearings thus far as it brought more than evidence. Today the court was actually introduced to Caylee Anthony, the little 2 year old girl who is what this trial is supposed to be about. Ashtons words were chilling and if you didn’t get emotional listening to them then you are stronger than I am. For over a year now we have wanted Caylee to be the focus of this trial and with all the evidence, reports,testimony and so on, not once did I feel like Caylee was being brought front and center. Until today…
 

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CASEY ANTHONY NEWS   

   THERE HAS BEEN NO “BIG” NEWS IN THE CASEY ANTHONY CASE, BUT THERE HAS BEEN A FEW LITTLE THINGS WORTH MENTIONING. DECEMBER 11TH MARKS THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY THAT LITTLE CAYLEE’S REMAINS WERE DISCOVERED IN THE WOODS SO CLOSE TO THE ANTHONY HOME. IRONICALLY DECEMBER 11TH ALSO IS THE DATE THAT CASEY ANTHONY WILL BE IN COURT AGAIN. NOT SURPRISING TO ANYONE IT IS AGAIN TO HEAR MORE AND MORE MOTIONS FROM THE DEFENSE. I DO NOT CLAIM TO HAVE ANY LAW BACKGROUND WHATSOEVER, AND I HAVE HEARD THAT THIS IS ALL PRETTY STANDARD PROCEDURE. BUT… CAN YOU EVER RUN OUT OF MOTIONS TO FILE? IT SEEMS AS THOUGH THEY GRASP AT ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING POSSIBLE. I REALIZE IT IS THEIR JOB TO DEFEND THEIR CLIENT YET IT SEEMS TO ME THAT ALOT OF THESE MOTIONS SEEM REPETATIVE AND ARE JUST WORDED DIFFERENTLY.

THE STATE FILED THEIR ANSWER TO THE MOTION FROM THE DEFENSE REGARDING THE CHECK FRAUD CHARGES. THE DEFENSE IS CLAIMING DOUBLE JEOPARDY, STATING THAT SHE IS BEING CHARGED WITH THE SAME CRIME MULTIPLE TIMES. IF I UNDERSTAND IT CORRECTLY I BELIEVE SHE IS BEING CHARGED ON EACH CHECK INDIVIDUALLY AS OPPOSED TO ONE LUMP SUM.

      (side note: We are currently going through this very thing with our little old man neighbor next door. His daughter has stolen thousands from him, prescription pills, guns, jewelry and anything else of value. A warrant was issued for her arrest and we are currently waiting to hear when we will be taking him to the hearing. The bank and the detectives advised us that it is more beneficial to him that they press charges on each check individually as opposed to the entire dollar amount. This ensures that she will be held accountable and gives a greater chance of her being sentenced instead of put on probation)

THE STATE HAS ANSWERED THAT THEY FEEL THE JUDGE SHOULD SORT OUT THE CHARGES AFTER THE TRIAL WHEN ALL OF THE EVIDENCE IS HEARD. ROY KRONK IS ANOTHER ISSUE AND I HOPE STRICKLAND JUST THROWS THIS OUT. I ACTUALLY HOPE HE GIVES A GOOD EYE ROLLING OR BIG SIGH WHEN THIS ONE IS ADDRESSED. IF I WERE STRICKLAND I GUESS MY QUESTION WOULD BE “WELL WHAT HAPPENED TO THE NANNY?”

GEORGE AND CINDY ANTHONY ARE SLATED TO TESTIFY AT THE HEARING BUT I AM NOT SURE FOR WHO. IF IT WAS ANNOUNCED I MISSED IT. FRIDAY WILL BE INTERESTING TO SAY THE LEAST. *** ALSO THERE IS A SMALL DOCUMENT DUMP COMING TODAY. IT IS SAID TO ONLY BE ABOUT THIRTY PAGES SO THAT WILL BE NOTHING FOR ALL OF US WHO LOVE TO POUR OVER THOSE DOCUMENTS 🙂

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MELISSA HUCKABY UPDATE

THE TRIAL FOR MELISSA HUCKABY IS SLATED TO BEGIN ON OCTOBER 18TH 2010. THERE IS A PRE TRIAL HEARING SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY TO QUESTION EVIDENCE I BELIEVE. MELISSA HUCKABY IS ACCUSED OF ABDUCTING, RAPING AND THEN MURDERING SANDRA CANTU. SHE WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD AND HUCKABY WAS ONE OF HER PLAYMATES MOTHERS. IT IS SAID THAT HUCKABY DISPOSED OF HER BY PUTTING HER IN A SUITCASE AND THROWING HER IN A DRAINAGE DITCH. 

I HAVE ALREADY POSTED MY THOUGHTS ON WHAT I THINK HUCKABY DESERVES, AND IT INFURIATES ME THAT HAD THE PRIOR CLAIMS OF A CHILD WHO WAS GIVEN DRUGS BY HUCKABY BEEN TAKEN SERIOUSLY AND INVESTIGATED TO THE FULLEST, SANDRA CANTU WOULD STILL BE HERE TODAY. 

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SHANIYA DAVIS NEWS

FIVE YEAR OLD SHANIYA DAVIS WAS REPORTED MISSING BY HER MOTHER WHO HAD ONLY TAKEN CUSTODY OF HER 4 WEEKS PRIOR. ON NOVEMBER 10TH ANTIONETTE DAVIS CALLED POLICE TO REPORT THAT HER DAUGHTER WAS MISSING AND THE DOOR WAS UNLOCKED. SHE STATED MANY TIMES DURING THAT CALL THAT SHE KNEW HOW TO UNLOCK THE DOOR. 

NOVEMBER 16TH HER LITTLE BODY WAS FOUND NOT FAR OFF A MAIN ROAD. PRELIMINARY AUTOPSY REPORTS SHOW THAT SHE DIED OF ASPHYXIATION. MARIO ANDRETTE MC NEILL WAS ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF :1ST DEGREE MURDER, 1ST DEGREE RAPE OF A CHILD, 1ST DEGREE KIDNAPPING. SADLY, THIS MONSTER WAS GRANTED ACCESS TO HER BY HER OWN MOTHER ANTIONETTE DAVIS. SHE HAD NOT BEEN IN THIS CHILDS LIFE UNTIL FOUR WEEKS BEFORE SHE HANDED HER OVER TO THIS MAN FOR WHAT IS SAID TO BE A PAYMENT FOR HER DRUG DEBT. SHE IS CURRENTLY BEING HELD ON THE FOLLOWING CHARGESHUMAN TRAFFICKING, FELONY CHILD ABUSE, FELONY CHILD PROSTITUTION, FALSIFYING A POLICE REORT, OBSTRUCTING A POLICE INVESTIGATION. 

THE ARREST WARRANT STATES THAT : DAVIS DID KNOWINGLY PROVIDE HER DAUGHTER SHANIYA WITH THE INTENT THAT SHE BE HELD FOR SEXUAL SERVITUDE & THAT DAVIS DID PERMIT AN ACT OF PROSTITUTION AGAINST HER CHILD. 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY ED GRANNIS HAS FILED A REQUEST TO HAVE DSS INVESTIGATED IN THIS CASE. GRANNIS IS CONCERNED THAT INFORMATION WAS WITHHELD AND THAT COMPLETE AND ACCURATE RECORDS WERE NOT TURNED OVER.  THE CHILD FATALITY TASK FORCE IS ALSO INVESTIGATING THE CONTACT THAT DSS HAD WITH THE DAVIS FAMILY.

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HALEIGH CUMMINGS…

SADLY DECEMBER 11TH IS NOT A DAY THAT IS REMEMBERED AS  JOYOUS. THIS YEAR WILL MARK THE TEN MONTH ANNIVERSARY OF HALEIGH CUMMINGS MISSING. THERE HAVE BEEN NO SOLID LEADS IN THE CASE HOWEVER LE STILL HOLDS THE BELIEF THAT SOMEONE IN THE FAMILY OR VERY CLOSE EXTENDED FAMILY IS NOT BEING FORTHCOMING IN ALL THEY KNOW.

ACCORDING TO SIMON BARRETT AT BNN HE RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM A VERY RELIABLE SOURCE. ALTHOUGH IT IS HEARSAY IT DOES MAKE ME STAND UP AND TAKE NOTICE.

“My friend was hanging out with Misty C last [night]. Smoking blunts [pot].
Sniffing roxies and having sex with multiple guys.

No lie. This was around 3am. She was with this guy named Charlie [Jones].”

               NOW I DON’T HOLD ALOT OF WATER TO ANYONE CLAIMING TO HAVE SEEN OR PARTIED WITH MISTY AS WHO KNOWS WHO THEY ARE. BUT I DID FIND IT INTERESTING THATTHE NAME MENTIONED IS THE MAN WHO IS HER NEWEST LOVE INTEREST… HMMM

ON THE SHEFFIELD SIDE OF THE HALEIGH STORY, APPARENTLY CRYSTAL HAS SPLIT WITH CHAD AND IT IS RUMORED THAT MARY GRIFFS IS INFURIATED AND BELIEVES CHAD IS GOING TO SAY SOMETHING TO POLICE… HMMM WHAT COULD THAT BE??? *************************************************************************************************************************************************************

 

FOR NOW THAT IS ALL I HAVE BUT WILL BE LOOKING MORE CLOSELY INTO EACH CASE. WAITING FOR THE DOCUMENTS TO COME OUT TODAY AND WILL ADDD THE LINK TO THOSE TOMORROW. 

 

 

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