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 It’s been a few weeks since I have been able to post as my computer went down. As usual in the Casey Anthony case a few weeks makes a big difference. They have been busy filing many motions as usual and while I know they have a job to do, and I try my hardest to have an open mind, I can’t help but think they are grasping with every motion they file. Perhaps it is because I believe Baez is too inexperienced and lacks the professionalism to go up against the State in a case of this magnitude. Maybe it is because I have a hard time giving Casey Anthony the benefit of the doubt even though our justice system says we have to. Or quite possibly it is because I want to see justice for a little girl who was unable to defend herself and who will never know the wonder and amazement of this thing called life…

      The defense team for Casey Anthony is busy as usual filing motions. This one is the best yet IMO. It appears as though the defense feels that they have grounds to ask that the case be dismissed due to the lawyers and their experts not being able to examine the crime scene prior to the investigators and Crime Scene Experts removing evidence.

“The motion asserts that the state tampered with Caylee’s remains and the wooded area where she was found, before the defense could bring in its own experts.” ( Examiner)

     Now as I have stated many times before I am not a legal expert nor do I have any background in law. Here is what I do have: COMMON SENSE… I cannot imagine that Strickland will even entertain granting this  motion  as there are some pretty important points that possibly the defense hasn’t thought of:

  •  Though it was collectively agreed upon that yes the remains were those of Caylee Anthony, they had yet to be positively identified through DNA. Therefore, the defense had no right whatsoever to be invited into that crime scene. What if by some slim chance it wasn’t Caylee?
  • How exactly were the CSI experts supposed to examine the evidence without disturbing the topsoil and vegetation?
  • The defense feels that they knew the remains were Caylee’s due to them seeking the search warrant at the Anthony home. Well perhaps even without identification the fact that her mother wrapped her in her own blanket and that blanket happened to match the set at the Anthony home in a prior search that was enough for the warrant?

     In the motion the defense basically calls the State liars and says that they misrepresented to the court that the remains were unknown when they were already aware of the identification. They state that without being able to examine the crime scene prior to sifting through it Miss Anthony was unable to gather evidence… Well I would say that this is whining. I am in awe as to how the defense believes that they had any grounds to go in and search. Or perhaps if I take their wording literally Miss Anthony should have been allowed to go into the crime scene and gather evidence herself? (jk)

     Is it the States fault that they were unable to release the crime scene and that it took longer to process than first expected? NO IT IS CASEY ANTHONY’S FAULT THAT IT TOOK SO LONG.  Perhaps, (let’s just say for grins) Miss Anthony should have thought this entire scenario through before dumping her body there. Perhaps she should have realized that there are animals in the woods that maybe would have found this bag? Or perhaps that is what she was counting on and that didn’t go so well for her.

     From the day Casey Anthony was arrested, her lawyer and parents have argued that she is being victimized by the OCSD. This is really a childish excuse. The OCSD has more to do than look for innocent citizens to pin crimes on. Quite possibly they became tired of Casey Anthony’s antics and are skilled enough in homocide to know when someone is lying. Perhaps they weren’t swayed by Casey batting her eyes, laughing and thinking she’s a star… What if they really are police men and women who are seeking justice for a baby that couldn’t defend herself against this monster, that had her poor little body dumped like garbage, that had to be put back together like a puzzle just to give her a name. Casey Anthony is not now nor has she ever been a victim, Caylee is the victim and although the defense has a job to do, as far as I am concerned the States job is much more important…

Here is a link to read the entire motion to dismiss all charges against Casey Anthony: http://www.examiner.com/x-1168-Crime-Examiner~y2009m9d18-Read-defense-motion-requesting-dismissal-of-murder-charges-against-Casey-Anthony

    A motion to change venue was filed. I am not from Florida so therefore I have no idea where the places mentioned are in proximity to Orlando. However, I am interested to know how many people there are in Florida that have never heard of this case? I live in Michigan and am a hairstylist. I come across many people in one weeks time, and there is not one here who hasn’t heard of Casey Anthony. Marinade Dave is better equipped to answer these questions as he knows Florida in and out. A few of the reasons the defense gives for requesting the change of venue caught my eye and as usual provoked thoughts…

  • “Members of the Orlando community have a strong sense of personal attachment to this case, as envinced by the thousands of people who participated in searches, attended her memorial service and otherwise expressed special concern for the child.
  • The Orlando community is hostile to Miss Anthony. Scores of protesters have demonstrated against Miss Anthony and her family , and online comments and media reports indicate the community believes Miss Anthony desrves to be executed.
  • Internet publications have been particularly inflammatory in this case. Internet publications often fail to adhere to journalism ethics and standards.  

Now to me it appears that the defense is basing most of their argument on the media and internet coverage. Last time I checked the internet is world wide and therefore by stating that the internet publications show that she cannot get a fair trial is to say that she cannot get a fair trial anywhere… I agree so let’s squash that motion! 🙂

     The Orlando community is not the only community hostile towards Casey Anthony. I would like the defense to know that at least in Michigan we are hostile towards Miss Anthony also… AND yes they do believe that she should be executed, as do thousands of other communities.

Here is a link to read the entire motion: http://wwww.examiner.com/x-1168-Crime-Examiner~y2009m9d18-Casey-Anthony-case-Read-defenses-motion-for-change-of-venue

     The next motion is one in which the defense is asking that all visits between Casey Anthony and her attorney not be subject to video taping. This is a normal practice in the jail and does not include audio. So, why is Jose Baez requesting special treatment? What is he worried about? Perhaps he is doing something wrong during these visits, like allowing Casey to use the laptop to maybe connect with her family? Or maybe she is reading all the stories posted about her online and feeding her ego of being a celebrity? I guess I don’t understand why if there is no audio there is a problem? Here is the link to the motion: http://www.examiner.com/x-1168-Crime-Examiner~y2009m9d18-Read-defense-motion-asking-court-to-bar-jail-from-taping-attorney-visits-with-Casey-Anthony

   The next motion filed is one in where the defense is asking that all videotapes of visits between Casey and her family be destroyed. Apparently her mental health is at stake and she is unable to have the comfort of support from her family that she needs because the videos are released to the media. CITIZENKIM WAS NAMED IN THE MOTION! WHOO HOO WAY TO GO! I KNEW THEY READ THE BLOGS!

I am not sure what I think about this, I am not sure who has the authority here as I don’t know what the protocol is for keeping these tapes. Here is the link: http://www.examiner.com/x-1168-Crime-Examiner~y2009m9d18-Casey-Anthony-case-Read-defense-motion-directing-jail-to-destroy-videos-of-family-visits

    I don’t know how Strickland will rule on these motions but I hope that the dismissal motion will be the one that he gives a reprimand for. It is full of nothing but accusations from the defense. I hope at somepoint Strickland grows tired of hearing all of this from the defense and tells them to stop wasting the courts time.

     Casey Anthony will have to prove her innocence and I am not sure that she will be able to do that. It isn’t about the media trying the case, it is about Casey Anthony’s decision to rid herself of her responsibilities and not thinking any further than the moment. While I don’t believe that her parents are conciously trying to hide anything, I think they are still so desperate to believe that the child that they brought into this world could not be capable of this crime and therefore they react poorly to situations.

     Whatever the outcome of this case, whether be that Casey Anthony is put to death or walks free, it doesn’t change the fact that Caylee Anthony was murdered and disposed of in a cruel and horrible manner. That is what Casey ANthony will be faced with on her judgement day…

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     Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of little Caylee Anthony’s death. It was actually the day she was reported missing and I am not sure we will ever truly know what day was her last here on earth.

     There was a memorial at J. Blanchard Park and while I live entirely too far away to have even thought of going, one of our fellow bloggers not only attended but gave a wonderful summary and pictures on his blog. http://marinadedave.wordpress.com/2009/06/16/butterflies-are-free-to-fly/

     I won’t reiterate his story as I have posted the link to his page. However small the attendance was it seemed like a beautiful ceremony and one that was done truly from the heart. You will hear about Richard Grund’s words and words from those who were unable to attend. You will see beautiful pictures of balloons and flowers, accompanied by a beautiful day. What you won’t see is: George and Cindy Anthony.

     The two people who should have by all accounts either been at the memorial or had one of their own were too busy making the rounds on the media train. There lawyer was picking up the slack by going on another show.

     Sure they mentioned Caylee, for without her name they wouldn’t be known at all. Of course they mentioned their foundation, what better day to mention it? George even somehow remembered a new piece of information about the last day he saw Caylee. I didn’t think I had ever heard about it before and yet just to be sure I checked. Sure enough nothing even remotely close was mentioned about this.                          

    “I remember putting her in the car, kissing her and waving good bye to her. That was the last time I ever saw my grand daughter.”

     No I am sure of it never being mentioned before. We all remember the story about how George was watching a show that he likes to watch before he goes to work, so it had to be somewhere between 12 and 1 o’clock. Casey and Caylee came out of the bedroom with their backpacks and said good bye and that was the last time he ever saw his grand daughter.

     What is this new lie going to accomplish? Well other than to again show that the Anthony’s Family will do whatever it takes to not tell the truth regardless of how it may get the justice their grand daughter deserves.

     Cindy made a slip up and then quickly tried to recover. I can’t quote it exactly but it was something pertaining to June15th being the hardest day for her in her life. The recover was almost immediate and said something along the lines of everyday is hard. So was she letting it slip that June 15th is the day she knows that something happened to Caylee? Because if the account of the big fight between Casey and Cindy is correct and Casey actually did either harm Caylee that night or left that night then my oh my we would definately have perjury wouldn’t we? Not that Cindy appears in any way to be afraid of perjury charges, no she perjurs herself constatnly and I really believe that she does not believe that law pertains to her. But… if we go back to Lee’s statement about the fight and the weeks following the fight, do we dare to believe that Casey is not the only one who had a hand in this? What if, and it is just a what if: Something happened that night, Casey either fled or was told to do so in order for the family to figure out what to do and it spiraled from there?

     I really don’t believe that the Anthony grandparents had anything to do with her death because maybe I cannot fathom or begin to even comprehend that. But what if they knew for longer than they claim? Well actually they claim they didn’t know until December, but if you look at the latest claims about the doctored up photo of the girl who was one of the sightings and that D. Casey is responsible for that pic, along with the claim that he and Cindy were entirely close, along with the fact that Lee disappeared, along with the fact that George tried to commit suicide, along with the fact…. well you get my gist. There are so many angles to this case and yet all are possible.

     Back to the anniversary of Caylee’s death, why weren’t those who were front and center throughout this entire last year fighting for her the ones to memorialize her? Why were they worried about plugging the foundation on the day that should have been about nothing more than reflecting on her short little life? Why was their attorney giving answers to questions about taking the stand when she is not even his client?

     Caylee Anthony may have only been remembered by the forty people in attendance, but those forty people seem to have had more love for that little one than the people she once called family….

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     The deposition of Jim Hoover, marks the second person interviewed in the Zenaida Gonzales civil suit against Casey Anthony.

     While the interview is very telling, I can’t help but wonder how relevant the questions that are being asked are to the case. Furthermore, because it is public knowledge I also wonder if it can any way hinder the trial of Casey Anthony in October as many of the questions are surrounding events that I am sure will be brought up in trial.

     I would hate to see a mistrial due to information being leaked from the depositions. I guess I would just hate to see anything that would possibly allow Casey Anthony to walk free.

     While the first 60 or so pages of the transcripts are questions that I think have no bearing on this case, there were some answers that shed some more light on how twisted this family is. I would like to think that Jim Hoovers motives were those of a concerned citizen, but I also think that so many players in this sick game are out for their own benefit. We all know that he has stated in prior interviews that he did entertain the idea of selling some of the pictures and videos. I do not think that he re considered because of his conscience, I think he got scared and would have rathered hand them over to police before he found himself in some hot water.

     While alot of the questions are about his job, prior clients and other stuff, here are some key points that I found interesting.

  • He does not seem to be a big fan of Domnic Casey. He believes that he is a “show boater”.
  • When he first decided to offer his assistance to the Anthony Family, he states that it was because he saw what was happening on the news and did not think that the family should have to endure the treatment they were getting from the public.
  • He first spoke with George Anthony and then Cindy. She stated that her PI was going to call him and verify who he was.
  • When Dominic Casey called him he was thankful that he was willing to assist him as nobody would work with him on this case.
  • Although Casey Anthony was out of jail at the time he first began working there, he never met her. He was very rarely in the house and did not seem privy to alot of information.
  • In November when Dominic Casey called him to go to the wooded area where Caylees body was eventually found, he would not disclose who told him to go there although he asked several times.
  • The pavers that he located during the search ( D. Casey) were the same pavers that were at the Anthony home by the air conditioning unit.
  • They went to the woods on two different days to search for Caylees body.
  • He is most certain that it was not a psychic but Lee Anthony on the phone with Dominic while he was in the woods.
  • He restated that the relationship between Cindy and Dominic was very inappropriate.
  • He was called downstairs by Dominic while staying at the Ritz and he found him and Cindy on the side of the hotel alone, they asked him to go to the house and lock it after FBI left.
  • After leaving church Dominic asked Cindy to ride with him back to the hotel. Hoover took George and Dominic and Cindy did not show up for a long time. Dominic called him and said they got lost. George was in a very bad depressed state during their ride to the hotel.
  • After the remains were found lots of people were at the house talking about the location and he questioned D. Casey as to whether or not The Anthony’s knew they searched the area. D. Casey replied that they knew all about it.
  • D. Casey was very angry at Baez because he was supposed to pay him out of the 225,000.00 that BAEZ received from the sale of video and pics, but he never did.
  • He saw a stack of documents signed by Casey Anthony stating that D. Casey was working for her.
  • The name Zenaida Gonzales was only mentioned on one or two occasions. Though many of the tips were of sightings he wondered why they were not following up on them. D. Casey stated to him that Cindy was driving him crazy with all the phone calls.

     Dominic Casey sent a fax to state that he would not be attending the deposition. While the reason was unknown, it could land him in some hot water with a contempt of court charge….

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     What began as a nation holding their breath praying for the safe return of a toddler has turned into an unbelievable story of a mother who never wanted to be a mother, grandparents who seem more concerned with their daughter not  being upset with them, a brother who is so far beyond even trying to figure out, a team of lawyers who I am not sure I would want defending me on a traffic ticket and a group of media who continue to claim they have Breaking News when there is no breaking news…

     What happened to the concern of this beautiful little child who will never have the chance to experience life? She was only two and yet she was a pawn in a sick game of control and jealousy between a mother and daughter.  She by all accounts seemed happy and healthy. We have seen the videos of her singing and reading, the photos of Christmas and playing in the pool. But what have we not seen?

     Although these latest videos that have been released are from August and are from the time when Casey Anthony was only being charged with child neglect, as more and more of the clips are being released my stomach turns with the lack of concern for Caylee. Yes Caylee, do they remember her? Casey wants to be a victim? Cindy wants her to calm down, George wants her to be the boss… Yes the grandparents seem to be on her side, but is it because if they act as though she is their main concern they believe she will give them information? Or is it that she is the person that Lee said in the first interview with police? The princess who rules the house. The one who is coddled and given whatever she wants by her parents? Yes that is what I believe. I believe that they never taught this child discipline or consequences. 

     The Defense team is not going to be able to change venue and get a fair trial unless they go to some  third world country. At this point their best defense would be to throw her to a public defender. Oh but wait they can’t can they? No see they are making hundreds of thousands of dollars off her. I find it funny that people in the news are reporting that the defense team has acquired money many times from media outlets and yet they are shocked. Why are they shocked? Yes supposedly they are working pro bono but seriously, they know there isn’t a chance in hell that they can make this case into something that will explain why a mother took her childs life. So why not gain from this right? They have to make money right? 

     Supposedly Jose Baez is being considered for a tv show depending on the outcome of this case. WOW! What they didn’t say is what is the outcome that they will give him the show for? The way I see it is Jose Baez is out for himself. I have said this from the beginning. He isn’t going to get her off, he knows that. There is no Nanny, no meter reader that had inside info, there is no one to help free Casey Anthony…

     In the end there is still a baby layng in a funeral home while everyone takes care of themselves. It amazes me that Cindy Anthony can email everyone to tell them that they are not invited to the funeral and yet she can’t find the time to make arrangements for that baby? Yes the baby Cindy, the one who you yourself stated was your only concern. You didn’t care about Casey I believe you said and yet you continue to defend her and your granddaughter is still not at peace. 

     Everyday this case turns more into a circus and the 2 year old who was the focus of this entire investigation is left behind as though she never existed.    

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When they announced that the remains of what appears to be Caylee Anthony were uncovered, I thought ” Oh thank God this baby can be put to rest properly.” But it was never going to be that easy.

George and Cindy Anthony have recently released a statement that they are standing by their daughter and that they believe that Zenaida is responsible for this. I imagine that they HAVE to believe this or they would be unable to go on. In the end they will have to face the fact that their grand daughter died at the hands of her mother. A fact I am sure will be the hardest they will have to deal with in their lives.

I tried to put myself in their position. Could I truly believe everything that my daughter told me with all the evidence? I guess if I looked back and saw how she continued to string me along and tell me what I wanted to hear I could. I guess if I thought of my child alone in a jail cell and I WANTED to believe that she could never commit this act then yes. I don’t believe there is a parent out there who would ever be able to believe that the child that they loved, nurtured and raised could ever be the type of person who could do what has been done.

But in reality, what they have to come to terms with is something that could likely kill them. To have to sit back and think that the person they have stood by for so long has deceived them along with everyone else is something that may take some time for them to come to terms with, if ever.

It is much easier to place the blame on someone else, to try and believe that their daughter is being framed. But we all know the truth. And deep down the Anthony’s know it too, but it is just too hard for them right now. I am sure they are holding out hope that somehow there is another child who has been missing and as unfortunate as it would be to think that someone else lost their child or grand child it would be alot easier for them to continue holding out hope that she will be found alive.

It has been said that Casey is not doing well at all in jail. I would hope not. Because even though what she did is the most horrible act a mother can commit, if she shrugged it off and continued to live each day behind bars as if nothing happened, then she would be in humane. Apparently she has continued to ask for sedatives to cope. I say lets hold off on those for a bit. Cope the way she should, by dealing with this head on. By coming to terms with the fact that no matter what happened, in the end you are responsible for the last six months of the entire nation being torn apart about this little girl.You are responsible for the grief that your parents have suffered. You are responsible for taking the one thing that meant more to them than anything and did so because you were a spoiled selfish brat. You wanted to party? Too bad. You made the decision to bring this child into the world and there fore your life is not yours anymore. Do you not think that thousands of mothers wish for “ME” time everyday? Well you get that when you finsih your job. You had an obligation tot his child to love her, teach her, nurture her and above all else protect her from all the bad things in this life. And yet you turned out to be the bad thing.

If it turns out to be true about the duct tape wrapped around her head, no matter whether it was was done to make it look like a kidnapping, then you shoudl fry Casey Anthony. If it was indeed an accident, it could have been handled differently. Were you scared? I hope so, but in the end a mother whose child dies by accident does not cover it up for six months. A mother who truly is grieving for her child does not continue on with her life as though nothing ever happened. A mother who cannot deal with whatever it is that happened does not speak of a family bond that is stonger than anything and yet alienates those during a time of grief.

Some were asking last night on several news shows if she would be allowed out for the funeral? I would say no. She doesn’t deserve to be a part of putting that baby to rest. She wants to see the body to have closure? You saw the body while you were wrapping her up, duct taping her and driving around with her for weeks on end. Furthermore what is there to see? Because of you her little body has gone beyond the point of recognition. How awful for her grand parents to not even be able to say good  bye to that beautiful baby only a skeleton.

As far as I am concerned Casey Anthony has given up any right to have any type of closure, attend a funeral or anything else that pertains to Caylee. When they do release her to George and Cindy I pray that they will find the strength to once and for all walk away from their daughter and let her be responsible for the first time in her life. I pray for them that they will be able to have closure knowing that this little baby is finally where she can be at peace.

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Here are the links to the videos that have been released regarding the conversations Casey Anthony had with her family while in jail. There is a lot of information, but mostly what I have gathered is she dodges every single question regarding Caylee.

Cindy, George Visit on July 25 – Part 1http://www.wftv.com/video/18205452/index.html

Casey Visitation: Cindy, George Visit On July 25 at 2pm – Part 1 of 2
http://www.wftv.com/video/18206256/index.html

Casey Visitation: Cindy, George Visit On July 25 – Part 2

http://www.wftv.com/video/18205807/index.html

CASEY VISITATIONS: Lee Anthony Visits On July 28 – Part 1 of 2
http://www.wftv.com/video/18206783/index.htmlCASEY VISITATIONS: Lee Anthony Visits On July 28 – Part 2 of 2
wftv.com/video/18206946/index.html 

CASEY VISITATIONS: Lee Anthony Visits On July 28 – Part 1 of 2
http://www.wftv.com/video/18206783/index.htmlCASEY VISITATIONS: Lee Anthony Visits On July 28 – Part 2 of 2
http://www.wftv.com/video/18206946/index.html

CASEY VISITATIONS: Cindy, George Visit On July 30 – Part 1 of 2
http://www.wftv.com/video/18206288/index.html

CASEY VISITATIONS: Cindy, George Visit On July 30 – Part 2 of 2
http://www.wftv.com/video/18206542/index.html

George visits on August 3rd
http://www.cfnews13.com/Default.aspx


“You and mom have been the best grandparents. Caylee has been so lucky,” a sobbing Casey tells her father George Anthony in the July 25 video. “I can’t even put into words how glad I am that she’s had both of you. And that she still has both of you.”

http://www.myfoxorlando.com/myfox/pa…tentId=8001791

Visit from Lee:

http://www.cfnews13.com/MediaPlayer2…sey%20Part%201

Different shows with takes on the videos:

Mike Galanos Dec.4_New Casey Anthony jail video tape.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl8M8brBVuU

Nancy Grace Dec.4_New Tapes Released in Caylee Case_Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me1E5CPKN40

Nancy Grace Dec.4_New Tapes Released in Caylee Case_Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsYkdul3rL0

Nancy Grace Dec.4_New Tapes Released in Caylee Case_Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeJHX-x-Vts

Nancy Grace Dec.4_New Tapes Released in Caylee Case_Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbThdS7tar8

Nancy Grace Dec.4_New Tapes Released in Caylee Case_Part 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_nL03YwehA

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  Poor Casey Anthony… She has had to suffer so much through this entire ordeal. She has been tried and charged with homicide through the media and by the public. She has had to endure being called a murderer on her own front lawn. Her attorney has not been able to get his hands on the evidence that has been “leaked” to the media. ( It’s pretty easy to get that stuff, it’s not a leak, it’s a public document filed in the courts) Why can’t he view the documents? We all have.

     I mean really, with as much time as Casey spends on the computer everyday, you’d think she could get him the documents. He’s afraid she won’t be able to get a fair trial. Yeah probably not, so lets just convict her now.

     How about Caylee? Did she get anything that was remotely fair? Didn’t she suffer, and not at the hands of the media but at the hands of her own mother? How about a 2 year old baby that never was able to request that she be allowed out of that house? How about the fact that she is out there somewhere and her mother is too busy looking out for herself to bother to bring her home and lay her to rest? How about the fact that this baby was some type of pawn in a mother daughter battle most likely for the entire time she lived? There are so many how about’s but in the end it is getting that baby home any sooner.

     Would any judge in his right mind even consider allowing her to “help”? Didn’t she help enough? She has had to endure being scrutinized by the public? Lets see: Why? Perhaps because she started this ball rolling and thought that she could get away with it and now it is slowly unraveling and she is desperate?

     If Casey Anthony is granted any type of freedom, I believe she will be on a plane out of the country within an hour. If she is allowed to “help”, I hope to God that she is shackled to the biggest, meanest member of the search team. If it happens, I am pretty sure there will be an enormous turnout for that search that day… I might even fly in, hell I am not even that big but they can shackle her to me…

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