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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.

 

**IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO WATCH EVERY MOMENT OF THE TRIAL THERE IS A CHANNEL ON YOU TUBE CREATED BY “1947SIERRA” THAT IS AMAZING. CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO SEE VIDEOS NOT ONLY FROM THE TRIAL BUT EVERYTHING PERTAINING TO THIS CASE.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyZbmgoUjVA

 

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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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On Nov 6th 2100 more pages of documents were released and there was a lot of interesting information that contradicts the defense’s latest claim that Caylee was placed in the woods after Casey was already incarcerated. The defense continually places themsleves in a position where they are going to find that they are backed into a corner. They are making too many claims that are easily disproven by science and their only responses are to question the science itself.

The reports contain many details about the decomposition found in the trunk. It appears as though they have “coffin flies” which are present when there is decomp. In the testing they are able to narrow down the timeline and have concluded that somewhere between June19 and June 22 is when the body was removed from the trunk. This now contradicts what the defense is claiming as to Caylee being placed in the woods in August.

The Gatorade bottle that had brown liquid and a syringe was tested and is positive for chloroform and testosterone. Now they cannot of course say it was Casey Anthony who was in posession of this bottle but I find it rather odd that chloroform was searched, traces were found in the trunk, and now it mysteriously appears at the site of where Caylee was found. Sure it is just speculation but if I were on the jury I would find that information very telling.

There were tests done on the knife found in Casey’s car and there was a sticky residue found but could not be concluded that it was from the duct tape. If I am correct didn’t Cindy state that she washed the knife and put it back in the silverware drawer? Wouldn’t this somehow destroy some of the properties?

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-casey-anthony-documents-20091106,0,4673834.story

There were also new photos released with this latest dump.The are not labeled and some are hard to figure out but they include: The plastic bag and syringe, The Gatorade Bottle, A picture from the video we have all seen of Caylee and Casey playing, Caylee’s doll, The Whitney Laundry Bag ( I believe this one is the one found at the house),On the 9th page of the photo gallery is what appears to be a sheet or blanket? I am not sure what this is but surmise that it is probably the match to an item found at the crime scene. The other pages are filled with images I assume are from the crime scene. If anyone has more information I would greatly appreciate it to know what I am looking at.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-pictures-casey-anthony-evidence-110609,0,6944489.photogallery

The only emotion I was filled with when looking at these pictures was sadness. The doll photograph really bothered me. I don’t know if it because all along the one thing that was said was that Caylee would never go anywhere without that doll. So, I felt like it was her one security and sadly in whatever horrific moments she endured, she was without it.

Jose Baez when asked what the evidence of chloroform being present does to his case answered: “It’s insignificant” he stated that the same amount of chloroform could be found in tap water so he does not have any worries about it. As usual he made a little slam saying “I’m sure it made a great headline, it was blown out of proportion.” Funny, when it is something that seems to have a huge impact ont he case he never finds it very important…

http://www.examiner.com/x-1168-Crime-Examiner~y2009m11d15-Casey-Anthony-case-Jose-Baez-says-chloroform-evidence-insignificant-video?cid=exrss-Crime-Examiner

Lee Anthony’s girlfriend was deposed on Thursday and I will be very interested to see what that interview said. Lee Anthony arrived at the courthouse looking very busy on his phone texting. He never spoke just walked by with his smug as usual look.

There is a play that is supposed to be released in Austrailia by Steven Soderburgh called “Tot Mom”. By running the play in Austrailia the family will not have to be compensated at all. It is said on the website that all proceeds are being donated to The Center For Missing and Exploited Children and that he will make no profit from this production. It is to be done in a documntary form and include excerpts from Nancy Grace. I don’t know how I feel about t his, just as I did not know how I felt about the book being done. I guess I feel as though these things are being done too early? I still haven’t gotten the book so I am not sure, maybe it will be a good read.

It was reported that a fellow inmate stated that upon Casey Anthony hearing about the play she screamed “ARE YOU FING KIDDING ME? GET MY LAWYER NOW”  While I never really take anything from the National Enquirer as the bible I can almost see this as her reaction…

http://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/2009/tot-mom

There are supposed to be more documents released this upcoming week. I am not sure what they are supposed to contain but I read that it is only 40 pages. Dominic Casey has again gotten his depostion postponed and it supposed to be in December.

Unfortunately I don’t feel like we are any closer to justice for Caylee, but I do at least feel that with each piece of evidence released the right person is sitting in jail…

 

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   JUDGE STRICKLAND RULES ON MOTION TO 

DISMISS MURDER CHARGES   

    The defense previously filed a motion to dismiss the murder charges against Casey Anthony and Judge Strickland ruled on that motion today. As many assumed it was not even considered. However, the defense team has really put it’s foot in it’s mouth this time. They now have until February 1, 2010 to provide evidence that they claim they have showing that someone else placed Caylee’s body in the woods while Casey was in jail.

     The mistakes made in filing this motion  truly makes me wonder if Casey Anthony is the least bit worried that her life is in this teams hands because I would be scared to death. It seems to me that if a lawyer is filing a motion to have a death penalty charge dropped they would dot every I and cross every T twice. Yet they failed to provide the witness list needed to support their claims.

     Linda Drane Burdick ripped the motion apart with the following statement: “It’s a farce. It doesn’t even come close to the legal requirements necessary for the court to even entertain a motion to dismiss, the entire motion, from top to bottom, it is replete with errors, it’s insufficient as a matter of law.”

    When Strickland explained that Casey Anthony had not sworn to the proper and legally required facts necessary to ask him to dismiss Andrea Lyon should have just not spoken. Her argument was not an argument at all. “It cannot be the intent of the Florida legislature that a person swear to something that they do not have personal knowledge of.”

    Jose Baez spoke with Kathi Belich following the hearing and as usual he had something very important to say: 

“Is there gonna be a bombshell on February 1st,” WFTV reporter Kathi Belich asked Casey’s attorney, Jose Baez. “There will be something. There definitely will be something,” Baez said

  **For those of you who are not familiar with Baez and his statements, I will translate this for you: ” I have no idea what the hell I am supposed to do now” **

     In the motion that was made to stop the video recordings of jail visits the defense notified the wrong agency. WHAT?? They were supposed to notify the Orange County Government who has run the jail since 1987 and instead notified the Orange County Sherriffs Office about the hearing. Oh what will they say about that?

***HERE IS A LINK TO STRICKLANDS RULING ON THE MOTION

http://www.wftv.com/pdf/21316613/detail.html

LEE ANTHONY: 

                 TRIAL DATE SET IN CHECK FRAUD CASE

    The defense did not get what they wanted as far as the check fraud trial being delayed until after the murder trial. A while back it was said that by delaying the fraud trial it would be harder for a jury to convict anyone with no prior record. I am not sure who took that poll but I would have no problem convicting Casey Anthony for what she did with or without a prior conviction. It doesn’t matter to me whether she took a million dollars from someone or whether she would have given someone a million dollars, she is still to me a cold hearted murderer.

 

GEORGE, CINDY AND LEE’S TRANSCRIPTS RELEASED

FROM THEIR INTERVIEWS WITH PROSECUTORS

     When the Anthony’s were interviewed by the prosecutors in August this past year they claim that there are many inconsistencies in George’s story. Surprised? Not at all, it seems like the entire family has had many forgetful moments, statements that they didn’t mean, and just out and out lies.

     One thing he did state and I believe he was telling the truth is that he never asked Casey about the incident involving Caylee. His reason being they all believed the house was bugged. So what if he thought the house was bugged! Isn’t he the one who wanted to know no matter what or who exactly what happened to his grand daughter? Yet here we see another attempt to coddle and protect Casey. My only hope is that the obstruction charges aren’t being filed until after this whole mess is over, but are definately being considered. Here are the links to the transcripts from the interviews:

GEORGE:    http://www.wftv.com/pdf/21310228/detail.html

  ** FINALLY! While everyone knew the Anthony’s were profiting from this horrible tragedy, George admits that the family has taken thousands of dollars from interviews and that Brad Conway is negotiating a book deal.  I have alot of thoughts about this but I will leave you to have your own…

CINDY:   http://www.wftv.com/pdf/21310276/detail.html

                  http://www.wftv.com/pdf/21310288/detail.html

     ***Interesting little piece of information I thought: Cindy admits that she never saw the trunk of the car that supposedly had rotten pizza and maggots in it. She claims that she got that information from George. hmmm

LEE ANTHONY:http://www.wftv.com/pdf/21310241/detail.html

 

All in all it wasn’t a great day for the defense. They did win the motion to have the images of the crime scene and autopsy copied to give to their experts. However, I did find Strickland to be extra cautious and was infatic about his concern that those photos would be released or leaked. Baez assured him that the only ones who will see them are those who need to, even stating that those on the defense team that had nothing to do with that portion of the investigation would not see them.

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GEORGE AND CINDY 48 HOURS INTERVIEW

     If you have followed this case from the beginning, you have learned by now that the interviews advertised as exclusive and promising never before answers to questions in this case are nothing more than another payday for all of those involved.

     The latest interview hosted by 48 hours was the same interview we have heard over and over. This time the defense team joined the Anthonys and Brad Conway was also present. The defense team continues to state that the prosecution is leaking information and trying this case in the media. Yet again it is the defense team sitting infront of the cameras not the state. I don’t understand how it is that the defense continues to whine and moan that the case is being tried in the media and yet they continue to give interviews…

     It has been reoprted that the Anthony’s were paid 20,000.00 for licensing fees, Brad Conway 3,000.00 for who knows what and I have not heard anything about the defense. Yet I wonder if in fact the Anthony’s was only a cut of the licensing fees as I seem to remember the last licensing fee for ohotos was 250,000.00.So although I am speculating I just wonder if the fee was higher and being used to fund the defense…

   It appears as though the Anthony’s along with Lee and Mallory continue to struggle while not being able to find work due to the meda coverage in this case. In fact they struggled so much that they decided to go on a  cruise while the 48hours interview aired. When asked about the crusie Cindy Anth0ny replied to WFTV: YOU GUYS PAID FOR THE TRIP” She then of course was her usual snipppity self and said” THANKS FOR RUINING OUR TRIP!” 

     All in all there was of course nothing new to report in the case, there was however, lots of continued denial, blame, and whining…. My only hope is one day this will be about Caylee…

 

 

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     There were over a 1000 documents released today including numerous emails between Cindy Anthony and Dominic Casey, lab results, interviews, tips and so on. While I of course cannot post the entire 1000+pages , I will post links and give my thoughts as to what stood out and grabbed my attention.

*THE FIRST 100 PAGES: http://www.clickorlando.com/download/2009/0929/21146565.pdf

  *Page 2:    An email that was sent to Lee Anthony from a Cindy in Texas listing all the reasons that she believes that Casey and Cindy are telling the truth about Zenaida G. I was amazed at how this woman was able to “twist” the circumstances to make them bend in Casey’s favor. The most outlandish statement of the email was one where she refers to the “flurry” of phone calls that we are all aware Casey made on the 17th. Now we all have our own thoughts on what these seemingly desperate attempts to contact Cindy or George were but this one is by far the most amusing:                                                                                               ****It seems as though this woman believes that the flurry of phone calls on the 17th was Casey desperate to find a sitter and when she was unable to reach anyone she “settled” for this Zenaida to watch her.

  *Page 5:        Dominic Casey was interested in Lee Anthony doing an internship with him.  I was unable to find out if there was ever an agreement or if Lee ever did in fact begin working with him.

*Page19:    In an email to Lee Dominc asks him to check into Will and refers to a visit on 7/29/08. If I am reading this correctly it appears that he asked Casey who Will was and his response to Lee was : ” Obvious answer, a friend! Interesting” Sounds like Mr. Casey was already a little fed up with Ms. Casey 🙂  The conversation continues on page 20 with Lee answering Dominic’s question about finding out who Brittney is as Will spoke about her in his blog. Lee’s answer was: ” I sure know who Brittney sounds like to me ” I wonder what that meant. He listed a link to the myspace page he referred to and although I have not gone back to check I am sure it is one we have seen before as these are conversations from September of 2008. I also found it amusing that the people Dominic refers to as the  ” Index of Players” (ex: Nate, Will, Ricardo) are accused of seeking their 5 minutes of fame… Hmmm, “Hi Pot have you met Kettle?”

*Page 29:  This is a picture of the Zenaida that Dominic has located and has asked Cindy to see if they are able to get it to Casey for a positive ID. Now I don’t know about anyone elses thoughts but this woman is a little too hot to be a Nanny and furthermore it looks like a picture from a professional photographer. Just thinking aloud…

PAGE 34:    HUMBLES BLOG HAS MADE IT INTO THE EVIDENCE.  Apparently they do read on the internet as Cindy forwarded Humbles post about Michelle Bart to her. They are claiming that Humble was posing as Michelle Bart… We all know that was not the case. The post referred to was the one where Humble posed questions to Michelle Bart. Now I have to ask her to refresh my memory but I am not sure if she answered them or another poster. Either way, is this helping find Caylee??

Another few little interesting tidbits from these first pages:

  • On pg 46 Cindy sends an email to D. Casey asking if the media and States Attorney Office can be introuble for leaking the grand jury hearing about Casey. ( Now I think we all know where the leaks come from)
  • page 48 it seems as though they are really tring to discredit Kronk
  • The remaining are all leads, people they are looking into and on more than occasion Cindy does seem to be focusing on Jesse and Ricardo, although individually.

THE NEXT 100 PAGES: http://www.clickorlando.com/download/2009/0929/21146581.pdf

     Alot of the same kind of emails between Cindy and Dominic. They definately do not like Richard Grund. Also some  other interesting pages:

  • Pages 13-17 are Dominic Casey’s list of people to be cautious of for the memorial service. Surprisingly Leonard Padilla is on there. More humorusly is Nancy Grace. Wow these people really do think they are above all.
  • Page 18 is an email in which Dominic tells Cindy that he found out Jessica D’onfrio is having an affair with a detective. Good PI work, definately helping to bring Caylee home.
  • Pages 27 and 28 are filled with coorespondance from a Deborah Millikan in which she claims she has very priviledged information of how Zenaida Gonzales is scamming. She also asks to not reveal her identity as she is acting in the utmost confidence. Hmm… wonder how that went.

The emails continue along with searches for Zenaida Gonzales.

THE NEXT 65 PAGES: http://www.clickorlando.com/download/2009/0929/21146692.pdf

This is a continuation with searches for Zenaida Gonzales in numerous states and there is also a letter from Dominic Casey to Jose Baez terminating their agreement.

SEVEN PAGES OF INFORMATION ON THE DUCT TAPE: THE BRAND, SALES AND SO ON. http://www.clickorlando.com/download/2009/0929/21146648.pdf

ANNIE DOWNING INTERVIEW WITH LE: http://www.clickorlando.com/download/2009/0929/21146722.pdf

     I know I have read some of this before but do not believe I have done so in its enitrety. She has seemed credible to me from the beginning, and appears to be heartbroken at the relaization that her best friend was someone she did not know at all. I thin she was truly shocked to hear that Casey was making her out to be some sort of a dealer for Xanax and believe her when she says she never gave her any pills. She doesn’t like Jesse yet her reasoning is the way he approached her in the days following the realization that Caylee was missing.

She speaks of the Anthony’s acting as though they believed the house was bugged and Casey’s statement about I have so much to tell you when this is all over.

I do believe that although she didn’t have alot of information about Caylee’s disappearance her testimony will be valuable. She confirmed Casey lying about working to go out and Cindy calling to basically say come home and take care of your daughter, Casey was with her the day Cindy called and found out about the credit card charges, although at the time she believed that Cindy was mad that Casey didn’t register for school.

She is a good witness as to the turmoil in the home, the character of Casey (ie: “we all knew she lied all the time”),and I believe her statement about if Casey did this she didn’t do it alone, she was not that smart. speaks volumes.

INTERVIEW WITH JAMES THOMPSON: http://www.clickorlando.com/download/2009/0929/21146711.pdf

     This is very interesting to me. James Thompson owns a computer store that Casey visited with Caylee. He took notice of Casey immediately as she was attractive. He claims Caylee was well behaved and shy and that he was horrified when he gave her a beanie baby for being so good. He said that he could not believe the reaction from Casey, it was one of jealousy. He also saw them the next day at the store and felt sorry for Caylee as she was walking through the parking lot ten feet behind Casey and had to open the door by heself as Casey was walking far ahead of her.

     This is something of importance also: Casey asked to write a check for a new monitor and when he said he couldn’t take checks she said she would have to come back. Hmm… 

LETTER FROM FBI STATING STAINS IN TRUNK RESEMBLE A CHILD::http://www.wftv.com/pdf/21151220/detail.html

DNA PATERNITY TEST FOR JESSE GRUND: http://www.wftv.com/pdf/21147427/detail.html

DNA RESULTS TO POSITIVELY IDENTIFY CAYLEE’S REMAINS : http://www.clickorlando.com/download/2009/0929/21146853.pdf

LAB RESULTS: TEST RESULTS: http://www.clickorlando.com/download/2009/0929/21147154.pdf

http://www.clickorlando.com/download/2009/0929/21147056.pdf

http://www.clickorlando.com/download/2009/0929/21146984.pdf

http://www.clickorlando.com/download/2009/0929/21146581.pdf

LIST OF THINGS FOUND AT CRIME SCENE: http://www.clickorlando.com/download/2009/0929/21146920.pdf

REPORT OF THE DUCT TAPE CONTAMINATION AND HEART SHAPE STICKER RESIDUE DESTROYED: ALSO CASEY’S REFUSAL TO GIVE A DNA SAMPLE: http://www.clickorlando.com/download/2009/0929/21147154.pdf

  MY THOUGHTS AFTER READING :

     I am not any different than anyone else who has been captured by this case since the beginning. I am filled with emotion for a little girl I never knew. Is that because it seems as though nobody else cared about her once the investigation came full circle and on paper she went from a missing child to a murdered child? I don’t know what it is that exactly drew me to this case as there are hundreds of children who go missing daily, and while I always pray for their safe return, Caylee’s case has been one who never leaves my mind for long.

     After reading through all of these documents, I am still amazed at the family dynamics. There is no one throughout this entire thing who took George and Cindy and shook them and said “YOU HAVE TO FACE THE FACT THAT YOUR GRAND DAUGHTER IS NO LONGER HERE BECAUSE HER MOTHER KILLED HER!” As I have seen evidence many times that they do in fact read everything on the internet, at some point would you not weigh the facts, evidence, and most importantly the common sense that is out there? How do you condemn those who have read it all, can see clearly from the outside and want nothing more than a little girl to finally be at peace?Yet are so quick to embrace those who give ridiculous visions and claims of where she is? I can only imagine that we would all like to believe that quite possibly every piece of evidence is wrong were we walking this mile, yet at some point reality has to set in and common sense has to take over. Just like Annie Downing had to realize that the friend she thought she knew was not a friend at all and incapable of being a friend, George and Cindy have to realize that Casey is not the good daughter, loving mother and care taker they thought she was.

To read the items that were collected at the scene was so sad. How do you take a child that you created, and throw her amongst broken beer bottles, trash, and make it someones elses job to sort through it all? How do you say “this is a great place for me to put her to rest?” How as a mother do you find the capability to remove yourself from feeling anything for a little one who counts on you to show her the way?

     I don’t care one bit about the duct tape being destroyed, as far as I am concerned there is a whole lot more that the defense should worry about. The account of the computer store man was enough for me. I can just see Casey walking through the parking lot as if she had not a care in the world and leaving Caylee to fend for herself. That’s the Casey I think we have all come to see throughout this.

     If after reading these documents and I was on the jury, there would be no one able to sway me from GUILTY, AND MOST DEFINATELY THE DEATH PENALTY! CASEY ANTHONY ONLY CARES ABOUT CASEY ANTHONY. EVEN NOW AS THIS IS GOING ON, THE VERY PEOPLE SHE CALLED FRIENDS ARE THE ONES SHE IS WILLING TO LET TAKE THE FALL FOR THIS. SHE IS A COLD HEARTED, MANIPULATIVE PERSON WHO DOES NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO FEEL COMPASSION FOR ANYONE OR ANYTHING.

 

 

 

 

 

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The release of the interviews with Leonard Padilla and his group. while interesting. only further proved to me that Casey Anthony deserves the death penalty. The fact that she was more concerned with her celebrity status, what she wanted for dinner and entertained the idea of signing autographs sickens me. Yet the behavior of George.Cindy and Lee absolutely floors me. By all accounts the lying appears to be such a normal way for this family. While in the beginning George seemed to be the only one trying to hold his daughter accountable, he was again shushed by Cindy.Lee is said to have been arrogant and I have thought that from the beginning so again no surprise. Now we have all known that Casey Anthony was not fond of the man who bailed her out of jail, of course because he wanted to find Caylee. What bothers me the most is that an entire family used every resource available to them and then basically spit on the very ones who helped. Case Anthony is guilty, but shes not alone.

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