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September 3, 2009



by Andrea O'Connell

The news seemed to just keep coming today, didn’t it? 

In case you haven’t heard, there were 3 nearly heart-stopping events revealed today in the case against Casey Anthony.

Result one:  The Check-Fraud Case

Judge Strickland announced his decision that the check fraud case (13 felony counts) will take place as soon as possible, prior to the murder trial.  This is a deafening blow for the defense. 

As a convicted felon, if she is convicted in the murder trial, these felony charges would weigh more heavily in sentencing in the murder case.  In addition, these “past bad acts” may be considered by the jury as it relates to Casey’s character and penchant for criminal acts. 

This is certainly a worst case scenario for the defense.  Even though the defense attempted to argue they were too consumed with the murder case to represent her properly in the felony case; it was a shallow argument.  One would think the true reason for wanting to put off the felony case is the serious impact it will have on the murder case.  And it will.

Result two: The “Rare” Duct Tape

WKMG-Channel 6 uncovered information that appears to be highly damaging in regards to the rarity of the type and kind of duct tape found on the gas can from the Anthony’s home, and the tape found wrapped around little Caylee’s skull.  It was a “rare” brand of Henkel tape, says Tony Pipitone, reporter from WKMG, who also reported that originally the defense poo-poo’d the “Henkel” brand of duct tape, dismissing it as “common” tape, found nearly everywhere.  As it turns out, the opposite is true:

…state Attorney Jeff Ashton contacted the Henkel company, now known as ShurTech Brands, and discovered the tape found with the body and on the gas can was actually an extremely rare type of industrial fire resistant tape.

Pipitone went on to point out that the odds of finding this rare brand of tape connected to the same case, in different locations, would be approximately “250,000 to 1.”

Furthermore, in a just released FBI lab report, it was concluded that the duct tape sample found at the Anthony home and the sample found with Caylee’s remains…

…are comparable to one another in all physical attributes and in the chemical composition of their backing and adhesive components. Therefore, they originated from the same source roll of tape or from rolls of tape manufactured in the same manner.

Result three, the Trifecta: Audio and Video Tapes

The State Attorney’s office will release tomorrow morning (Friday, 9/4), more evidentiary items which will include audio and video clips.  The Orlando Sentinel reported that tomorrow’s release will include an interview with Leonard Padilla.  Let’s hope it also includes an interview with Tracy McLaughlin, associate of Leonard Padilla, who was in close proximity to Casey for nearly two weeks, and who reportedly formed a bond with Casey.

I like this horserace!  Trifecta’s are the way to go!

Can we say, all together now, Yippee!

8 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jill from Western Australia
    Sep 4 2009

    ♫ Zippity do dah… my oh my what a wonderful day ♫

    Yippee Andrea…I’ve been in the doldrums lately due to the lack of positive progress in our quest for justice for Caylee.

    Now we have 3 things to look forward to!

    I watched Bozo smirk during the last hearing when ♥Judge Stan offered a “non-jury” with a simple bench trial. Bozo could hardly contain himself. 👿

    ♫ I’m soooo excited ♫

    Hugs ♥♥♥

    • Andrea
      Sep 5 2009

      Hey Hey Jill….

      LOL… you got me singing that song the whole live-long day! Things are really and truly looking up for justice in this case. Things are especially looking better now that the audio of Padilla & Company has been released. But, god, those pictures of Caylee were soooo depressing…. she looked especially beautiful in them, but also seemed to wear a such a sad and soulful look in them. Took my breath away.

      Anyway, all the best and G’Day!

  2. johninflorida
    Sep 4 2009

    It is simply called GOTCHA in my book. Now if Bozo is screwing with the mail we need more GOTCHAS and for those who don’t know, “gotchas” is English slang not Spanish although Bozo may not think so.

    • Andrea
      Sep 5 2009

      Hey Hey John!
      So nice to hear from you, my friend! Hope all is well.
      Yup… what a “gotcha” moment indeed…. And, how about those audio tapes? Boy-o-boy, pretty much leaves absolutely zero doubt about anything – it’s such a done deal – her quilt, I mean…

      They all (defense & company) have to scheme under the radar at this point – there is no truth on thier side, there is no chance on their side…. just lies and trickery… seems to be all they have left in my most humble opinion….

      all the very best, John!

  3. Sep 4 2009

    Well it’s about time!! Glad to get this show on the road already. I wonder if Baez told “his girl” about the new damning evidence coming out against her today? I’m thinking CMA has some splainin to do. 🙂

    • Andrea
      Sep 7 2009

      Hi Diana…

      I agree!!! I can’t imagine the story that Baez is trying to sell to Casey… I wonder if she has yet to realize the full impact of what she is facing. The Padilla & company tapes really do put a final nail in the verdict, don’t they?

      Happy Labor Day!

  4. Starfish
    Sep 9 2009

    It’s about time they get the ball rolling with the check fraud case!
    I’m sure the defense team was not too happy with those rulings!
    woohoo….its about time!

  5. Andrea
    Sep 11 2009

    Hey Hey Star!

    I agree! It’s about time for this to happen….Amy Huizenga needs some closure… and so do we!

    There has been some really interesting news of late in the case that appears to be raising the stakes for the defense. The tapes with Padilla and company are out and contain critical insight into Casey’s demeanor in the days after her release from jail, and when Caylee was still believed to be alive. Casey’s lack of interest in finding Caylee, or even discussing her daughter for that matter, tell the tale of a totally narrcissistic Casey whose only concern is herself….

    And now, the state has filed a motion requesting the defense follow the rules of criminal procedure as it relates to discovery, and release to the state their so-called exculpatory evidence that Macaluso claims proves Casey “innocent”.

    Interesting stuff indeed!

    Take care,



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