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     I must say I was unexpectedly surprised that this interview seemed to hold my attention for the entire time. Dr Phil was not forgiving, did not tip toe around the Anthony’s and asked valid straight forward questions.

     Cindy Anthony to me is still unable to place the blame on Casey and came up with three different theories as to what has happened in Casey’s life to cause her to have involvement in Caylee’s death. I feel sorry for her actually, she has got to have a daily battle with herself that ranges between guilt, anger, sadness and wondering where it all went wrong. She did state that she has been in therapy for three years and I hope that she continues as eventually she will be able to heal and come to terms with what Casey did.

George Anthony is not making excuses, not giving Casey a break and although he believes that he should have pushed harder, his explanation of just coming back into the home, Casey not wanting him there, and trying to put his family back together show that he was fighting a battle all of his own.

     The fact that Cindy stated that Casey didn’t want George coming  back into the home said so much to me. Casey could manipulate Cindy and by George coming back into the home, that was going to end. George knew he hurt Cindy and the entire family obviously yet the decision to repair the marriage should not have been a family decision. Sadly I think Casey was allowed to talk to George any way she wished, and when she was questioned, told she was wrong, I think that she became belligerent and therefore George backed down.

     To hear Dr Phil ask them how they never saw any warning, their answer that nothing seemed out of the ordinary then but now looking back yes there were warnings is very believable. Furthermore I think that they were so consumed in repairing their own marriage that Casey was a second if not third priority. I believe Cindy when she says that if Caylee was not being taken care of she would not have hesitated to do something. I think Casey knew that and therefore put a great show on.

Today is the second part of the interview and in watching the preview I believe it is going to be more in depth and the questions are only going to  get harder… Stay tuned…

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They lost a Grandchild, they lost a daughter, they lost many family members along the way, they lost their privacy, they lost any respect society had for them, they lost trust, and eventually they lost the attention of the media. Until now…

Today Dr. Phil will sit down with George and Cindy Anthony. The tv and radio has been baiting the public with statements such as: ” There is no question Dr Phil is prohibited from asking, and he does” ” Hear what The Anthony’s have to say about the lies, rumors, accusations and for the first time Cindy reveals just how much she knew before Cayless’ disappearance went public”

First of all there are interviewers that refuse to be prohibited from asking a specific question. In fact most people can ask anything they like, it’s the answer that is the issue.

The Anthony’ s will address may topics, but it is my feeling that it will be more of the same with the exception of what they will say about the trial. Here’s what I think could be said regarding:

LIES:  Well there is no secret that their daughter lied and so they will say more of the same. They knew she lied about some stuff but never believed she would lie about Caylee.

RUMORS:  Depending on what rumor is asked about will depend on their response. BUT I am going to place this in a sub category under lies.

ACCUSATIONS: The accusation of sexual abuse: We all know it didn’t happen and know that George was hurt by it… what more is there to say? The accusation that George found Caylee and made Casey leave and bury her? We all know it didn’t happen and so what more is there to say? The accusation that Cindy committed perjury on the stand? She did, we all witnessed it, yet we excused it as she was at that point trying to save her daughters life. The accusation that Cindy knew more than she led on? Exactly what is it she is going to say? That she did? I don’t believe she did in fact know she was dead yet do we really think that if she did the Dr Phil Show is where she is going to reveal that? Highly unlikely

I imagine with the exception of maybe revealing their sadness at the injustice done to Caylee, their thoughts about their daughter now, and what their lives are like after the fact, it will be similar to every other interview given.

WILL I WATCH? Most definately, I have watched every other one so why not? 🙂

Look for the next post tonight after the interview and bring your thoughts, comments and company.

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What Were The Jurors Thinking?

     I have looked at the evidence with an open mind. I have listened to each witness testify. I have read every document released to the public. I didn’t think of the rumors or supposed facts that have not been proven. When the jury received their instructions I thought it would be days before they would announce that they had reached a verdict. When they came back after 11 hours of deliberation, with no questions for the judge, and without requesting to see any of the evidence, I was sure like most of America that the verdict was guilty. After the Not Guilty verdict on the first count I thought surely the other two counts had to be Guilty.

Casey Anthony will walk out of jail with a mere slap on the wrist. She lied to law enforcement. I still cannot believe that this is the best the jury could do. Without allowing anything I have previously read and written about to come into my mind, I still cannot put myself in that deliberation room and even lean toward not guilty.

When one juror began to give interviews I was shaking my head. He wasn’t even in deliberations yet was the first to speak. I found that quite amusing as he was being asked what his vote would have been. They may as well have asked me. Then juror #3 came out and again I am shaking my head. ” We don’t think she is innocent” What does that mean?  Now a few more have come forward and each has offered a little more insight into what went on in that room.

  • The initial vote was 6-6
  • While they do not believe she is innocent they do not think she acted alone.
  • Without reviewing weeks and weeks of testimony they were able to come together and collectively decide that the evidence just didn’t show that Casey Anthony killed her daughter
  • The jury foreman was sick to his stomach signing the papers for the verdict because he didn’t believe she was innocent and he didn’t want his signature on the paper with hers.
  • The notebooks provided to them during the trial to jot down notes to refer to during deliberation were left on their chairs when deliberations began
  • The second day of deliberations the entire jury came in dressed in suits and dresses. This tells me eleven hours wasn’t even necessary as they seemed to know that they would be ready to give their verdict that day.

     While I know our justice system is the greatest system, I am saddened that these 12 jurors seemed more concerned with getting back to their lives than achieving justice for Caylee. When jury selection was going on each potential juror was aware that they would be sequestered for a time frame of approximately two months. At that time they had the opportunity to let the judge know if it would create a hardship, or if it was something they could not do.

I am sure in the beginning they were intrigued to be called for this case. No matter how many of them stated that they knew nothing of this case, if you use a computer, read a newspaper or engage in conversation at work or in public, I would find it hard to believe that the names Casey Anthony or Caylee Anthony are names they never heard. One juror admitted that his wife followed the case in it’s entirety. With that statement I cannot believe that this man never heard anything about this case. Whether my husband wanted to hear it or not ( Most times not) he heard a lot about Casey, Caylee, George, Cindy, and Lee. Another juror stated that she could never pass judgement on another. When the prosecution tried to have her removed the judge refused. I don’t understand this as this to me screams “I don’t care what she did, I will never find that she is guilty.

In the aftermath of the verdict one juror has left her job stating that she was harassed constantly. Yet last night when being interviewed she stated that ” she is a scrappy girl and has no fear”

What I find amusing I guess is the fact that these jurors do not have to give their names, or talk to the media at all. The judge refused to reveal their names and  they were told that they have no obligation to reveal themselves. Yet one by one they are revealing themselves to the media. This to me seems like they are looking for their 15 minutes of fame.

What Lies Ahead for Casey Anthony?

     She has been found not guilty. She is free to walk away on Sunday. She can never be tried again for the murder of her daughter. She, according to the letter of the law is an everyday citizen like any of us. BUT:

  • WHERE CAN CASEY GO WITHOUT BEING IN DANGER OF THOSE SEEKING VIGILANTE JUSTICE?
  • HOW DO YOU RE BUILD A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR FAMILY AFTER THE CLAIMS AGAINST THEM THAT SHE MADE?
  • EVEN THOUGH IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT SHE WILL BE LEAVING ORLANDO IMMEDIATELY, WHERE CAN SHE TRULY GO THAT SHE WILL NOT BE RECOGNIZED?
  • WITH NO FORM OF INCOME HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR HER TO ACCEPT AN OFFER FROM THE MEDIA THAT WILL POTENTIALLY PAY HER THOUSANDS, AN OFFER FROM A PUBLISHER THAT COULD PAY HER MILLIONS, OR A PRODUCER THAT COULD EQUALLY PAY MILLIONS?

     Anyone who has followed this case knows that Casey never got tired of being in the media. Whether it was coming to and from the lawyers office with her big sunglasses, looking out the window of her home counting the media trucks or standing next to her lawyer tearing up when he described how hard this has been on her. Although she has been advised by her attorney and his team to not give interviews or consider any deals, I feel that the temptation of the money along with the fame is one Casey will not be able to resist for long.

HOW DO GEORGE AND CINDY ANTHONY HEAL?

     The Anthony’s have been many things to the public over the course of the last three years. At times we saw them as grieving grandparents, protective parents, and other times we saw them as two people who were intentionally obstructing the investigation. We saw them blatantly lie, scream to anyone who would listen that their daughter could not and would not do this to their grand daughter. They were combative at times, and yet in the end we saw them broken.

George and I spoke through email very briefly in the beginning and he was very likeable. He was a grandpa in every sense of the word. He was a cop who wanted to know what happened to his grand daughter. He was a father who didn’t want to believe his daughter could be responsible for something so horrifying and evil. I saw him as the only one in the family who was not making excuses, who wanted to find out the truth, and who wasn’t so sure of his daughters innocence. Then one day there he was standing next to Cindy who wasn’t so well liked by the public because it seemed she was doing anything possible to protect Casey. He was echoing all the things Cindy said and I sat in awe thinking what happened to him? Cindy was not well received by the public as she had no problem making excuses for Casey. It at times seemed like she knew what happened possibly and was covering for Casey. She contradicted herself many times and became very combative with the media, the public, law enforcement and anyone else who didn’t believe in Casey’s innocence. Lee in the beginning seemed to be the one who wanted answers. He didn’t coddle Casey as the rest of the family did, didn’t care if her feelings were hurt and for a moment I thought he would be the one who wouldn’t stop until he found Caylee. Then he disappeared. He no longer gave sound bytes to the media, and no longer was anywhere to be seen. The behavior of the entire family seemed so odd. It was hard to figure out who the players were at times. Then the trial began…

     Anyone with a heart felt for Cindy Anthony on that stand. She was truly broken. She at times could not hold it together when being questioned by the prosecution. When she was questioned by the defense and changed her story, I didn’t get angry. I saw a mother doing anything she can to save her daughters life.

When George Anthony was called to the stand initially and had to answer if he had molested his daughter, it was plain to see the pain and sadness he was going through. Here he was a man who lost his grand daughter and now the daughter he raised and was seemingly the one who wouldn’t put up with her bs, was accusing him of the worst thing a father could do to his child.  At first I was shocked that the Anthony’s could sit expressionless in the court room listening to Jose Baez accuse George of not only molesting his daughter but of being a part of the murder of his grand daughter. Then I realized that they were aware of the accusations for six weeks. What he must be going through I have no idea but how do you heal from that? How do you in the back of your mind know your daughter was willing to let you take the blame for the death of your grand daughter and excuse that behavior?

I cannot imagine the Anthony’s will open their door to their daughter the day she leaves jail. I cannot imagine that the attorney’s would allow it anyway. There is no perfect place for Casey Anthony to go but that house on Hopespring Drive is not a place that I think she should go near for a long time. Both for her safety and the safety of her parents.

I have tried to put myself in their position as far as having a child accuse you of terrible things not caring if you wound up convicted. I cannot imagine my child doing that and cannot imagine that if it was done we would heal in one day. I would think in order to repair the relationship there will be much therapy in order.

While I blame Casey solely for the death of Caylee, I do not blame her solely for her ability to lie or her ability to believe she does not need to be held accountable for it. She is a perfect example of not being taught cause and effect. Every action has a consequence and sadly Casey was allowed to be excused by Cindy time and again. A child who is pregnant and makes the decision that she wants to abort or put the baby up for adoption is telling you she is not ready for this responsibility nor is she wanting it. To be forced to have the child and raise it by an overbearing mother is just a recipe for hostility, resentment and friction. Nothing was ever going to be right unless her mother did it, she was never going to be the mother Cindy could to Caylee and despite it being said that she was a great mother, she did not want to be tied down day after day. While I do not excuse any of Casey’s behavior it is easy to see where it began when in connection to Caylee. Grandparents are amazing people but they are amazing because they don’t have to deal with all the things they did when they were parents. They get to be the fun people. But they work and have things to do, so they are not responsible for the day to day care and get to simply enjoy being with that child. I can see Casey resenting Cindy for refusing to allow her to have the freedom to come and go as she pleased and still stand by my opinion that Caylee was a pawn and was killed to destroy Cindy.

CAYLEE IS AT PEACE DESPITE THE VERDICT

 

 

     We live in a world that we want those who hurt children to be punished and the verdict of not guilty makes us question our justice system. However, we do not get the luxury of agreeing with our justice system when it works for us. Those of us who are saddened by the verdict do not have the right to take the law into our own hands and cause harm to Casey  Anthony. If someone attacks her they are no better than she . They still committed a crime even though they feel they were seeking justice for Caylee. There are many ways to turn that into a positive thing and get justice for Caylee. There are many organizations that seek support in many ways for the good of children who are and have been victimized in this world. If an entire country put that negative energy into positive energy, that would gain some justice for this little girl.

 

 


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     Today will be the 21st day of  the trial that will decide if Casey Anthony lives or dies. As my fellow bloggers know, I have not written near as much as I used to due to some medical issues, but I haven’t missed a thing during my absence.

    The first day of opening statements by the State were mostly what I had expected. A play by play of every day Casey had been “looking” for her child. The description of poor little Caylees remains when found to this day brings tears to my eyes. When the State was finished, all 31 days had been accounted for, every lie had been exposed, and as far as I am concerned, at that point the trial could have been over and the sentencing phase could have begun. However we have this “innocent until proven guilty thing going on in our country and so the defense must have their turn.

     For three years we have heard Jose Baez say that we will all understand once this case went to trial. The 31 days would be explained & every question would be answered. As the trial drew near we all heard that in the first minutes of the trial we would not only understand everything but find out that Casey was truly innocent.

     I expected everyone in the family to be thrown under the bus. What I didn’t expect was to hear Jose Baez say that Caylee died in the swimming pool on June 16th and immediately tie George Anthony to the reason Casey could act normal for 31 days.

     My problem with that theory is this:

  •  If in fact George Anthony molested Casey from the time she was eight years old, was the one who found Caylee in the swimming pool, and was the one who instructed Casey to leave, then why was she on the jail house tapes (when alone with her father at the visit) telling him he had “been” {shows past tense} the best father and grandfather?

  • While Baez stated that George Anthony said “LOOK WHAT YOU DID! YOUR MOTHER WILL NEVER FORGIVE YOU FOR THIS!”  What he didn’t explain was what George said and did following that statement. He alluded to alot of things such as trying to connect Kronk and George, or the fact that Casey could lie so well because she had learned to do so early on by disgustingly describing an 8 year old little girl with her fathers penis in her mouth before going to school.

  • The biggest issue now is: The only people who are involved in the claims of sexual abuse and the drowning are George and Casey. Therefore, Casey will need to take the stand in order to make her story even halfway believable to the jury. (After both grandparents testimony I would have a hard time believing her story)

     MY THOUGHTS ON THE ANTHONY FAMILY ON THE STAND   

GEORGE ANTHONY:     

  • I found his testimony to be unscripted and credible. Prior to him taking the stand I was so disappointed to see him change his way and become a supporter and make excuses for Casey.

  • I commend him for being able to even be composed after sitting in that court room hearing Jose Baez say he was a child molester.

  • I hurt for him when he was cross examined by Baez, yet cheered for him when he wouldnt allow him to mis construe his words.

  • AS A WHOLE I FOUND HIS TESTIMONY TO BE THAT OF A GRANDFATHER WHO LOST HIS GRAND DAUGHTER AND A FATHER WHO REALIZED HIS DAUGHTER WAS EVIL.

CINDY ANTHONY:

  • This was the woman I wanted to see for the past three years. She was a Grandmother first and foremost who even three years later grieves for her grand daughter.

  • The most telling part of her testimony to me was when she was asked when did she stop looking for Zenaida (Nanny) and she replied six weeks ago. I only wish they could have elaborated on that and ask why?  I wonder if six weeks ago was when she realized that Casey was not only going to accuse her entire family of being a part of this and that Casey was pure evil.

As anyone who has read my previous blogs knows, I was not a fan of Cindy and even believed that she should at some point be charged with onstruction. However, during this trial I see a Grandmother who lost her grand daughter and a mother who may not only face losing her daughter also, but had to come to the realization that: THE DAUGHTER SHE RAISED WAS AND IS NOT WHO SHE BELIEVED HER TO BE. THAT SHE MOST LIKELY FEELS SO MUCH GUILT FOR NOT HAVING CAYLEE DROPPED AT HER JOB THAT DAY (althought I don’t believe that would have mattered, maybe just bought another day or two in Caylee’s life) THAT SHE SEES IN HINDSIGHT NOW THAT HER DAUGHTER WASN’T THE MOTHER SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS AND PROBABLY REGRETS EVERY MOMENT SHE STOOD UP FOR HER THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE INVESTIGATION.

LEE ANTHONY :

  • I found Lee to be very much the same person he has been all along. He didn’t waiver from any previous statements he made nor did he seem to worry that his sister needed his protection.

  • I have said many times that I was not a fan of his and wondered why he “checked out” when he at first seemed to be the one that was going to get the answers.

  • I didn’t find anything during his testimony to be shocking or anything that has not been released prior to the trial.

MALLORY PARER:

  • This is probably the first time I have seen her for any length of time. I think she seemed quite genuine.

  • When she was asked what the relationship between Casey and Caylee was and broke down as she said “Amazing”, I truly felt for her. This poor girl hadn’t been part of this family for long before this all happened. Having recently had a child herself, I can only  imagine that as a mother she, like all of us normal mothers out there, cannot begin to comprehend how anyone can do this to a child.

 The impact that the family’s testimony will have on the jurors I believe could be just as important as the scientific evidence. If I was a juror I would be more interested in reviewing every word the family said before reviewing anything else. The family (in most cases) are the people who see one another when their guard is down, when one has the best and worst moments of their lives. To me were I a juror, I would think that the shift in the family support would be something that spoke volumes.

 

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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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