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March 15, 2010


is the George Anthony story a cover up?

by Andrea O'Connell

It is difficult to know what to make of the stories flying hither and yon in the Casey Anthony saga.

The newest allegation?  Well, brace yourself: Could the George Anthony story be some kind of ruse to keep people’s attention off of the money trail / gravy train?  Well, hmmm.  I haven’t got a clue, but it seems Attorney Richard Hornsby and reporter Rozzi Franco do, and they are very clear in their distrust.

So, the elephant in this room, according to Attorney Richard Hornsby and reporter Rozzi Franco on a recent interview with Steph Watts of Blogger News Network, is the $111,000.00 paid to date by Casey Anthony.

Where did that money come from, they ask.   Could the money paid for Casey’s defense to date been money from the ABC Network, asks Hornsby?

Hornsby and Franco go so far as to allude to the George Anthony story being a ruse to deflect attention from this Thursday’s Indigency hearing.  They claim that WFTV “may” have gotten exclusivity on the George Anthony story to deflect attention from the upcoming hearing. They point out that WFTV, being an ABC affiliate, “could” be in on it, as it would look bad for ABC if they were the source of the money to Casey.

You will have to listen to the additional allegations – I don’t want to repeat them here as they are not substantiated as facts, in my view, they are musings and “what ifs”, but they are very interesting nonetheless.  However, please listen to the interview as I’d like to know what you think. 

So, back to the George Anthony story.  River Cruz claims that George told her that “Caylee’s death was an accident that snowballed out of control.” And now, this story has snowballed and is getting bigger and bigger – Orlando Sentinel is carrying it, WESH is carrying it, and of course WFTV broke the story.

If you listened to Attorney Richard Hornsby and Rozzi Franco’s interview posted here, you’ll hear that Hornsby and Franco are both very blunt in their assessments.  And to add a bit of oil to this fire, reporter Rob Kealing reports, in an interview with Brad Conway, that George never made any such statement:

“I was first approached about this story by the National Enquirer. That should tell you something about the people’s motives,” Conway said.

Conway denied George Anthony ever made that statement. He said the motives of Cruz, and her sister, Skye Benhaida, are questionable.”The sheriff’s office is doing an investigation. They’re thorough. They’re serious about this, and they’re going to interview and take statements from anybody that has information relevant to the death of Caylee Anthony,” Conway said. “What I can tell you is that George Anthony did not make that statement.”

There is much more to this story than meets the eye.  I hope you will listen to the interview that is posted here and let us know what you think.

I am at the point that I don’t know what to believe.  But, I do think that there is something rotten here; something sure smells with regards to the $111,000 paid out to date from Casey Anthony.  And yet, I do remember that Judge Strickland was privy to the funds allocated thus far for Casey’s defense.  Therefore, if the money has already been deemed “legit” by Judge Strickland, are we not all making a mountain out of a proverbial molehill?

One just never knows when it comes to this case!

9 Comments Post a comment
  1. mikka
    Mar 15 2010

    hi andrea,hope all is well!

    watch this video from WFTV,in a couple seconds in the video she show geo and river on a photo,geo have his hand on her leg,and the another hand on her arm,and looks like both sitting in a bar! 😉

    • Andrea
      Mar 15 2010

      Hi Mikka, thanks! I tell you what, this is so crazy, isn’t it? Now, I really don’t blame poor George for wanting to have an affair – his life is pretty rotten right now – but I am mad as hell at the fact that he was going around saying that Caylee was alive and they were gonna find her, and yet he’s telling another story altogether to his girlfriend.

      These ANthony’s are a sad, sick and lying bunch!!!!!!

  2. mikka
    Mar 15 2010

    and i believe judge strickland,he will make the right decision about the money for the defense!

  3. Kitt
    Mar 15 2010

    Hi Andrea and Mikka!
    I just now listened to the blogradio thing.
    This whole thing is a ridiculous mess. But my gut instincts tell me that this business coming out about the mistress is not true. That’s just the feeling I get. I’m probably wrong. I guess I just need to see or hear some real proof.

    The photo of the text on the woman’s phone…anybody could do that. I’m not saying it’s fake, just saying that anybody could do it.

    The photo of George and River (and the only one I’ve seen so far) doesn’t show them in any compromising situations or poses. You can tell that the pic was taken by a third party, who was behind them, so they wouldn’t have been in any compromising poses anyway. You barely get to see much of that pic before it’s partially covered by something else on the broadcast. But I’ve seen the pic on another site (cayleedaily, I think) and it’s a bit better to see. It looks like there is a laptop computer in front of them and possibly a pic of Caylee on the laptop screen. Now, this photo of George and River could’ve been snapped anywhere; it could’ve been at a public gathering, for instance. After all, there were several of those, right?

    If, as talked about on the radio spot, this story about a mistress has come out (whether true or not) to deflect attention from the indigency hearing…well I give somebody credit for trying, I guess, but the truth is….anything and everything related to Casey Anthony and her twisted family is devoured, studied, scrutinized, analyzed, and turned every which-way by many, many followers of this wild freak show.

    Just my thoughts…thanks for letting me share here!

    • Andrea OConnell
      Mar 16 2010

      Hey Kitt! I agree with you that everything is twisted here and it’s difficult to know fact from fiction since eveything “seems” so bizarre.

      Yes what a freak show it is. I am convinced, however, that some where in the swarmy bowels of this mess, there is some damning truth. It would not suprise me if Hornsby, et al are saying some truths here…. if so, it’s not only scandalous but if it results in Baez being removed, would be poetic justice.

      Sent from my iPhone

  4. Kitt
    Mar 15 2010

    Oh, in all my rambling, I forgot to say that I think the guests on that radio show have some VERY valid points. That possible money being paid upfront, then more later, is just crazy! And I do believe it!

    • Andrea OConnell
      Mar 16 2010

      LOL Kitt…. I tend to think you’re correct …. What is going to be revealed in the next couple of weeks may be end game for the defense… I think Casey Anthony would be far better served with a ” professional” attorney anyway. This case hasn’t even begun and already it making a mockery of the law and our system of justice.

      It’s maddening as he’ll!!!!

      Sent from my iPhone

  5. Lucius Koski
    Apr 25 2010

    Hey, I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!…..I”ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work! 🙂

    • Andrea
      Apr 25 2010

      Thanks so much for your kind words; I do hope you will check in!


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