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January 23, 2011

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only the killer would know

by Andrea O'Connell

When news of Casey Anthony’s jail “pen-pal” Robyn Adams broke, and the transcripts of her interview were released to the public in discovery, it caused somewhat of a stir.

I had not realized how damaging Robyn Adams will be to Casey Anthony until I read the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) interviews with her, last evening.

Robyn was in protective custody with Casey at the Orange County Jail until she was transferred to Federal Prison, in Tallahassee.

For the most part, Robyn and Casey were the only two inmates in protective custody.  But for a time, another jail inmate, Maya Dirkovic, was in protective custody with them.  It was due to Maya’s speaking to Lead Detective, Yuri Mellich, that the name Robyn Adams came to light.  Maya advised Mellich that Robyn and Casey were passing letters back and forth, otherwise we might never have known about Robyn.

Letters and Visits

Robyn and Casey wrote copious letters to each other – all of which are now public record.  The two would deliver the letters back and forth via a particular book on a book cart.  They also had, in the beginning, fleeting opportunities to speak to each other.  Robyn was let out of her jail cell in the evenings to help the Corrections Officer’s with laundry, cleaning showers and bathrooms.  This gave Robyn a chance to talk at length to Casey through the small “bean hole” which is an opening on the door of Casey’s cell.  Then, after a while, Robyn was allowed inside Casey’s cell where they’d talk for hours on end.

It was not every night that Robyn was able to speak to Casey, but it was generally four to five times a week.  The nights they were unable to talk face to face, they wrote letters to each other.

Blanchard Park and the Woods off of Suburban Drive

Robyn’s descriptions of Casey’s attitude and conversations during the Blanchard Park search and on December 8th 11th, when Roy Kronk called the authorities about finding remains in the woods off of Suburban Drive, are critical.  It is absolutely clear, now, why the State needs Robyn’s testimony

Below are parts of her interview with the FDLE that are critical.  During the Blanchard Park search, Robyn says:

Robyn: …I waited and I talked to Casey that night and I told her kind of like how I would talk to anybody, dude they just found a bag of bones, I guess they found something in Blanchard Park and she kinda, her reaction to that was “It’s not my daughter.”

FDLE: Is that what she said to you?

Robyn: Mm huh.

FDLE:  And was it, it’s not my daughter like in denial or she knew it wasn’t her daughter because she knew her daughter couldn’t of been there.  What was your opinion of what, I mean how did you interpret it.  Kind of like she wasn’t even concerned because she knew her daughter was somewhere else.

Robyn: Um hmm.  She kinda, she kinda, kinda, I mean, it just sounds so harsh when I say this she kinda giggled, in just…not in like an evil way, she just kind of like…. it’s not my kid, it’s not my daughter…

Casey’s reaction on December 8th was totally different.  Robyn described Casey as distraught and scared as a result of the news that a child’s remains were found near her home.  But, the most damning information from Robyn Adams is how Casey described what was found.  Casey told Robyn, crying, that they found a child’s remains inside a black bag, with a baby blanket.

Robyn says to FDLE:

Robyn: …the meter reader found in the woods by her parents house a black remains and a baby blanket inside a black bag.  That’s it, that’s all and she was crying. she was crying and she was…

FDLE: Scared?

Robyn: She was scared.

FDLE: Okay.

Robyn:  She was very scared.

Robyn goes on to say that Casey’s reaction to the two events was completely different.  To the Blanchard Park finding, she showed no concern:  “She was like ah whatever, it’s not my kid.  It’s not going to affect my case.”  Versus on December 8th, 11th,  she was crying uncontrollably.  Robyn talks of holding Casey’s hand, trying to comfort her because she was scared.

A note about Robyn Adams.  She is a reluctant witness (she did not want to be involved). Another factor that makes her credible, her FDLE interviews were very detailed, and her answers were consistent from one interview to the next – she was interviewed by FDLE on February 12, 2010, and then again on March 4, 2010.

I believed her.

Only the Killer Would Know

As you may recall, it took a week, at least, to process the crime scene off of Suburban Drive.  The Police and FBI were meticulous in their work which accounted for the extended time frame.  During the time that Law Enforcement was processing the area, there was speculation in the media that it was most likely Caylee, but the Police were absolutely silent with regards to the identification of the body.

There certainly was no detail about the condition of the body, or how it was found.  There was no talk about a baby blanket or a black garbage bag.  Yet, Casey told Robyn they found a black garbage bag with a baby and a baby blanket in it.

This was not made public at the time.  Only the person who used the black garbage bag to enclose a baby with a baby blanket, would have this information.

Only the killer would know.

Here’s the transcript of the two interviews with Robyn Adams and FDLE.

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19 Comments Post a comment
  1. Venice
    Jan 23 2011

    Exactly Andrea…facts only the killer would know. Killers never know when to stop talking.

    Just like here in Palmdale, Calif…..Michelle O’Keefe was murdered in a park-and-ride by the night security guard in 2000. He couldn’t stop talking. There was zero DNA, and his excessive knowledge to the facts is what sunk him! Thank God!

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  2. Sherry
    Jan 23 2011

    Okay! Now I get it! I had forgotten about that knowledge of the baby blanket and the black bag. It does bother me that Robyn didn’t go to LE with this revelation sooner though. No matter, the defense will surely discredit her just for being a convict. They could say that she could have learned after the fact about the black bag and baby blanket and decided to set Casey up for her own gain of an early out. They will show how desperate she was to be home with her children. Still a risk to take by the State but there’s a good chance that the jury will not be dissuaded by the defense. I hope.

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    • Jan 24 2011

      Hey Sherry, well Robyn was not aware of the significance of what Casey said about the bag and the baby blanket. The FDLE didn’t let on to her about that either. Plus she’s a reluctant witness and to me that tends to raise her credibility. I truly think that Casey totally slipped up and fortunately it was a detail that Robyn remembered but didn’t realize the importance of, in my opinion – for what it’s worth!

      Sent from my iPhone

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  3. Venice
    Jan 24 2011

    The Lancaster mom who smothered her baby girl and dumped her in a bag off the L.A. freeway (Casey copy-cat) talked too much in L.A. County Jail. Go figure. The inmate testimony has sunk her, and the people here are so happy:)

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    • Jan 24 2011

      Wow!! Yup, they usually end up incriminating themselves or can’t keep all the lies straight and get tripped up. Has she been on trial yet? If so, what was the sentence?

      Sent from my iPhone

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      • Venice
        Jan 24 2011

        Stacy Marie Barker’s trial will start this summer. The detectives wired the inmate and her words are all on tape. When you are dealing with fleas and liars…..you have to play dirty 😉

      • Jan 24 2011

        Love it! Interesting that they could do that (wire an inmate) although Fla and Ca have differing laws, I bet that Fla is not much different since it’s a constitutional issue. That tells me that the Baez motion to throw out Caseys statements to parents and others while in confines of jail, could easily be denied.

        Sent from my iPhone

      • weezie10
        Jan 24 2011

        Andrea how come it says sent from my I phone? Did you type that in or is it on all your emails as a ending.? I really need some lessons. lol

      • Jan 24 2011

        LOL! That message is automatic at the bottom of all responses via iPhone I guess. If you tap the reply arrow on the phone of should work for you. It’s a tricky phone to get used to at first!

        Sent from my iPhone

  4. Weezie
    Jan 24 2011

    Thanks andrea. I forgot about all of this. Great sleuthing.

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    • Jan 24 2011

      Hey Weezie! Yeah, I had forgotten as well until I read the interview transcripts. On another note, are you on the road to recovery from the flu? I sure hope so!

      Sent from my iPhone

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      • weezie10
        Jan 24 2011

        I did reply by my i phone but I don’t see it here. Let me tell you, I am frustrated at my phone. I can receive all my emails, I sent you this last one by my phone? I wonder what happened. Anyway, yes I am surviving this but just barely. I hate sleeping in a sitting position but you know, sh@t happens when you get sick. My ribs are killing me from all the coughing but I know I am on the road to recovery, otherwise I wouldn’t be here typing to you. Thanks for your concern.
        I will try and read the transcipts later and comment more fully on them. I’m sure there are a lot of people wondering about the validity of a convict’s testimony. Hmmmm. The irony of Baez questioning the prison mate should make for good media commentary.

      • Jan 24 2011

        LOL Weezie – yes, I agree it sure will make good commentary – Baez will try to rip her apart, I’m sure. But, she sounds fairly put together and sure of herself, so I think she’ll do fine.

        Maybe you can’t comment via your iphone unless you have a blog? Maybe that’s why it works for me… not sure about that, really. But, I love my IPhone! It’s attached to me, you know! I just really think it’s the greatest thing… like having a mini computer in the palm of your hand.

        I’m sure glad you’re on the mend, my dear.

  5. cali patti
    Jan 24 2011

    WTG everyone,
    If Andrea doesn’t mind me saying to Venice, Hi fellow Cali girl. I’ve spent time in Lancaster. Sons about your age spend time at a Palmdale horse ranch building pens.
    Your Joshoa Trees are spooky in the early morning fog. Freaked the beejeezes out of me one morning with all the abandoned aircraft.

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    • Venice
      Jan 24 2011

      Hi calipatti,
      I have to agree with you about the Joshua Trees. I just love it out here in the High Desert, especially in April when the Poppys bloom.

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      • Jan 24 2011

        Oh, how lovely, Venice! I have never seen a Joshua Tree, but there’s a store here in South Florida with that name. It must be so lovely to live in that area – I’ve never been to California, but will someday!

      • cali patti
        Jan 25 2011

        Yes your poppy fields are the best I have ever seen. Amazing how far a persons eye can see are poppys.
        I was driving back from Las vegas and took the short cut through the back of the airbase early one morning. The sun was up but it was very early with the fog still laying low. The airbase hasd “dropped” planes back in among the Joshua Trees. The sight is one I will never forget. It actually had me reminding myself to drive and breathe.

      • Venice
        Jan 25 2011

        I drive to Vegas/Stateline at least twice a month. I am hooked on Buffalo Bills and their Video Blackjack!!!!

    • Jan 24 2011

      Hey Cali Patti! Oh my, of course you can write what ever you want to here, and address whomever you’d like to 🙂 I appreciate your sensitivity, but please help your self. My only rules are no swearing or name calling – which I know that you’d never do anyway!

      Hugs to you!

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