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May 11, 2011

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Day Three of Jury Selection – Casey loses It

by Andrea O'Connell

The actual State v. Casey Anthony trial is yet to begin, and the defendant, Casey Anthony, appears already defeated by her own consciousness of guilt.

There is great trouble ahead for Casey, and I wonder if she’ll be able to handle the trial if she cannot even handle hearing the Jury Instructions, as read by Chief Judge Belvin Perry.

For the last three days, Casey has cried as she hears the charges against her.  Then today, soon after the final reading of jury instructions and the indictment, Casey Anthony was visibly upset because of pain, or cramps in her hands.  It was bothering her so much; two Bailiffs escorted her into the defendant holding area.

After about half an hour, Casey returned, took her seat, and voir dire continued.

Out Damn Spot!

Casey’s  hands are very sensitive.  In her very first appearances in court – way back in July/August 2008, she consistently rubbed her hands together – furiously, just as she often does today.

Is it because she know those hands killed her daughter?

I believe so.

In the Shakespeare tragedy, Macbeth, the character Lady Macbeth, as a result of her part in the death of King Duncan, goes mad and believes her hands will never be free of the blood of her crime.

She furiously rubs her hands, just like Casey Anthony does, and says “Out, damn Spot – Out I say!”  The “spot” is the imaginary blood she sees on her hands as a result of her part in the death of the King.

As Casey furiously rubs her hands, doesn’t it seem as if she’s trying to free her hands of the blood of her crime?

Her hands are tense and seem to hold all her emotions.  Today, they seemed to rebel and she was beside herself in fear, appearing to have an anxiety attack.

She turned stark white and appeared as if she was going to be sick.

Casey Anthony is a sick girl – mentally unstable and very troubled; a sick sociopathic deviant.

She is too sick to lead to death row, though it’s my opinion her incompetent lawyers are leading her there.

I wonder if she will make it through the trial?  If she cannot handle hearing Judge Perry read Jury Instructions, how will she handle hearing the State’s case?  She feels very sorry for herself, cries, and shakes her head “no,” when a charge is read.

Wait until Jeff Ashton points right at her after calling her a murderer?   Like the witch in Wizard of Oz, I see Casey dissolving into a puddle and then hung out to dry.

George Anthony’s Warning

George is fighting back, according to his lawyer, Mark Lippmann.  If the Defense attempts to “use” George as reasonable doubt and suggest he is either a potential molester or murderer, Mr. Lippmann warns that charges could be filed.

So now what, Mr. Mason?

What’s your theory now, Mr. Baez?

Your girl is innocent since her father is an obvious Patsy, right?

No.  I don’t think so.

Casey is your Patsy.

Always has been.

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  1. Kitt
    May 11 2011

    Just wondering…what if Casey really does have a total meltdown and wigs out at trial? What happens then? Trial put on hold? I’m talking real, bonafide spazz-out, medical/mental/emotional meltdown. Hhhhmmm…

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    • Weezie
      May 12 2011

      Kitt; very good question. Perhaps Andrea or Kim can look into that for you and the rest of us. I’m starting think it’s a distinct possibility that Casey lies awake at night dreaming of her next move. Her mind never quits trying to get to the next level.

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      • May 12 2011

        I am looking now – it may take some time to find a definitive answer since I am at work as well but in my opinion the trial would continue without her. She is unlikely to die as a result of any illness she contracts right now so they would really have no reason to stop.

        I will continue researching

      • CptKD
        May 12 2011

        We’ve had issues here in our Courts’, with fiesty defendants, as well as, downright disgusting ones’.

        There have been some trial cases, where the Defendant is distracting to the proceedings, and is then forced to sit in another room, and watch the trial by video.

        We had one case in particular, that the Defendant was includibly RUDE, GROSS with his bodily fluids and functions, and they literally built a special trial room for him –
        Again, he was forced to watch his trial proceedings from this special room via video link.

        Whatever Inmate X does, if it is DEEMED necessary, they can always move her, and have her watch through a feed of sorts.

        Not the IDEAL way to run a trial, especially where the Defendant is NOT present in the Courtroom, but if it’s absolutely necessary in order to continue with the trial, then so be it.

        If she’s going to continually feign sickness, and/or keep on with these so-called panic attacks, HHJP will eventually have something to say about it all…

      • May 12 2011

        Hi all! CptKD, you are correct, I believe. If she can’t contain herself the Court will find other arrangements for the defendant such as watching via live feed. Do they give anti-anxiety drugs, do you think? I haven’t heard if that’s done.

        Sent from my iPhone

      • CptKD
        May 12 2011

        If ordered by a physician, I guess meds could be given to her…
        But if there is NO MEDICAL reason for her non-sense, then other arrangements should be made for her to still watch, but in an area where she CANNOT distract the Jurors, and/or court proceedings.

        Again, she can watch her own trial by video feed if she can’t keep herself and her behaviours under control.

        They simply CANNOT allow her to keep interupting, and or displaying such behaviours in front of a seated jury!

      • CptKD
        May 12 2011

        By the way…. How are you, Andrea?

      • May 12 2011

        I’m good! Unfortunately so busy right now! I would rather be watching the proceedings but life goes on!

        Hi to all! Hope you and everyone are well and happy!

        Sent from my iPhone

      • Weezie
        May 12 2011

        Hi friend, slow down girl we don’t want you having a meltdown. lol. It’s getting really interesting with intense questions to the potentials. Wow I never thought it would get this detailed.

      • May 12 2011

        Hey Weezie! I wish I could slow down! The next two weeks will be tough – I’m in the classroom training for two weeks, all day. I plan to take time off in June or July, though! I agree – the vior dire is really interesting! I’m so glad we get to witness this….

  2. offthecuff
    May 11 2011

    So, was Casey not prepared by her unprepared lawyers for this event? I suppose not, if they have kept telling her how innocent she is. Yet her hands tell her something different. Reminds me of her anxiety in jail when other truth came over the TV monitor.

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    • Weezie
      May 12 2011

      Didn’t Howie Mandel have the same affliction? There is a medical term for it, but I have forgotten the name. These people are afraid of germs of any kind and constantly wipe tables, their hands and arms etc. The only thing different is that Howie wouldn’t toucn anyone’s hand – hence the fist held out straight as his hello. Not sure if this is real for her but something is not right.

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      • CptKD
        May 12 2011

        Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

        Otherwise known as OCD!

        And yes, Howie Mandell suffers from this affliction!

  3. Kimberly
    May 11 2011

    Hi everyone, I wondered about a meltdown today too, I was just waiting for her to yell out, No! I almost felt sorry for her today, till someone pointed out to me that she never freaks out when they describe Caley, decomposed, etc. She only cries when they refer to the charges against her, Casey. It made me think…

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    • May 12 2011

      Hi Kimberly! Yeah, that’s what’s very disturbing about this. How can she be so bland and unfeeling about the condition of her daughter, unless the attorney’s have told her to never react to that kind of information…. Still, if she did feel something for Caylee, it would come out in her gestures and responses. But, she appears to only react when what’s said refers to her.

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  4. damagdpets
    May 11 2011

    I really thought it was an act. She seemed pissed to me because of what Baez said the other day and now she has been moved two seats over. It appears Mason does not want to sit next to her. Her comfort level has been messed with. If there is one thing I notice, it’s the constant messing with her hair or clothes. I didn’t think about this earlier but it almost looks like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I honestly don’t think she is crazy maybe just a little disturbed because her mom called the police in an untimely manner. It could have waited another month or two……..

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  5. Linda
    May 12 2011

    Hi Andrea,,wooooohoooooooooo looks like Miss C finally got a punch in the face from reality…. No more smiles and giggles for her boys, no more middle finger pointing to judge Perry when he not looking, no more lap patting Baez thigh under the table…. I think she really believed Baez when he told her he would get her . She sat in jail for almost 3 yrs waiting for the day her prince would free her……I believe she IS in total shock that she is going to trial…….and for the first time in her life she is being held accountable for her actions…her defense team should be ashamed of themselves for not making her plea a long time ago…

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    • Weezie
      May 12 2011

      I don’t believe there was a time when they didn’t offer that to her. It’s Casey who believed she could fool everyone. I’m not blaming her Defence for this one. IF you have a client who says NO then that’s all you can do. If she was willing to write that stuff about her Father and Brother, if she refused to see her parents for almost 3 years, if she has spoon fed her Defenders to believe it was her own Father and not her, you can bet they either believe her or they are just barely coming to court to Defend her.

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      • jon
        May 12 2011

        HI Weezie: she’s a product of her upbringing. As a kid and teenager, it’s evident she was allowed to get away with anything and everything. I’m sure she thought up until Monday that she could get away with this too. I think reality is finally setting in. I hope her behavior doesn’t interfere with the procedings. Let her watch from another room,but by all means,let’s get on with this.

      • Weezie
        May 12 2011

        Jon; She’s melting, melting because not only Baez is ignoring her, but George and Cindy don’t have her BACK (so to speak). She has always had their support, but she pushed it too far this last time ie: Saturday dimissal of Cindy, rumours of George getting the hammer.

      • jon
        May 12 2011

        you said that! Last night I heard on NG that George is considering a lawsuit if he’s accused of anything. Wonder whether it will be against Baez and Co or Casey as well. Can’t say I blame him. I”m dying to hear Baez’ great opening statement. If he can clear it all up in the first three minutes, then why hasn’t he done so already and put a stop to this whole thing? Also, now that I’m on a roll, I don’t buy for one second that Casey has been covering for anyone. She’s too narcissitic to do that.

    • May 12 2011

      Hi Linda,
      I cannot understand why she would not take a plea, at least to avoid rolling the dice to avoid the chance of the death penalty. Of course, if she’d accept that gift, she’d have to reciprocate and tell the truth about what happened….
      She’s never be able to do that – she’s not guilty in her world, she’s changed her story and will take it to the grave.

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  6. May 12 2011

    I think it is a combination of things causing her to act this way but it boils down to the princess isn’t in her ivory tower any more, this is he reality. Baez is done hand holding – he is in the fight of his life – to save hers.

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    • May 12 2011

      Good morning Andrea and everyone!

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      • May 12 2011

        Hey Kim! It’s evening now! 🙂 Hope you had a great day – mine was nuts, TGIF – tomorrow!

    • Weezie
      May 12 2011

      GM KIM: Yes there is a might fight happening here and I can bet that Casey is going to pull a fainting spell next.

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      • May 12 2011

        She will try – she needs to hold herself at the center of attention somehow!

  7. May 12 2011

    Poor Casey, she’s been in a cell for how long? Oh aprox 3 years. It must take a lot out of her to have to strut a bit farther in this court room. Its way too much for her. What an attention getter if you ask me. She’s upset with one of her “boys” and now is placed between two other women. Not fair. Just not fair.

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  8. Weezie
    May 12 2011

    Andrea; great post. Casey is sick arlright. She has now managed to inflame her one true love – Baez. There’s not one but TWO people between her and Baez. Mason obviously felt he should stick with Baez rather than having to coddle the STAR. This is getting quite downright scary. We might end up with no trial at all, but the Judge doing his civic duty to be the triar of fact. hmmmm would everyone be so unhappy about that?, including Casey? In fact, can the Defence even ask for a change in how she is tried ? JUDGE VERSUS JURY at this late date?

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    • May 12 2011

      They can ask for a bench trial, yes

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      • May 12 2011

        BENCH TRIAL

        Also called court trial. A bench trial is another term for a trial before a judge only without a jury. In general, the parties begin with the presentation of evidence, although in some cases they make opening statements. After the plaintiff finishes presenting his evidence, the defendant presents her case. After the defendant concludes her presentation, the plaintiff may rebut the defendant’s case. Rarely are closing arguments made. The judge may rule immediately, but more often takes anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks to consider the evidence and reach a decision.

        http://www.lectlaw.com/def/b013.htm

      • Weezie
        May 12 2011

        Kim; thanks for that information. In your opinion, if they can’t find a jury with this section of people – a full 22 – Do they have to start all over or can they get say 5 from here 5 from there and 12 from another place?

      • May 12 2011

        Again, this I need to look for. I don’t know if they can mix them up – common sense would say yes they can but then, when does common sense come into play any more?

      • CptKD
        May 12 2011

        I believe that if Inmate X WANTS a trial by JURY, she is entitlted to have that trial.

        If all fails here, I sense JP will go, as previously discussed, back to Orange County and try there.

        Short of that, and it being unsuccessful, I wonder also if HHJP could order a Bench Trial.

        Think I got some ‘re’searching to do…

      • Weezie
        May 12 2011

        Hi Cap…… What I was wondering – If they can get say 7 credible jurors here, why would they dump them just because they had to go somewhere else to fill the rest of the quota? That would be very time wasting and since they are going to be sequestered for the whole trial what does it matter that some come from one part of FLA and others from another part/

      • CptKD
        May 12 2011

        Weezie…
        They would just go back out, and pull another group of potential jurors from the driver’s licence system.

        From that group, just run them down, like they are doing now….
        It would just be with another grouping of individuals.

        They won’t split up the Jury, having 7 from the Pinellas and the other 5 jurors, and 8 alternates from Orange County.

        I think that would just get too crazy!

        They’ll finish where they start.

        I’m sure they’ll have one picked in no time.

        Might NOT be the one EVERYONE wants, but JP will make sure he has a Jury!

  9. Weezie
    May 12 2011

    WHERE ARE HER LAWYERS?

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  10. Agatha
    May 12 2011

    Casey’s meltdown yesterday was a sneak preview of what will occur during opening arguments by the defense. That little drama is what Mason was referring to that would cause everyone’s jaw to drop during the first 3 mins.
    It is all a big act. She is finally desperate and scraping the bottom of the barrel to come up with something to prevent this trial from happening. She is beginning to realize the time has come where she is out of options to prevent the inevitable. Justice for Caylee is about to happen!

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    • Tommycat
      May 12 2011

      ITA KC has not shed one tear for ANYONE but herself. This is all about KC and she intends to try and keep it that way. She was smiling and touching Mason when she left the courtroom today(Thursday).

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    • May 12 2011

      Hi Agatha….Yup, justice is coming – it will be here before we know it! It’s hard to believe it’s finally going to happen, after all this time!

      I think you’re right – she’s been in clear denial about her crime – as if it’s not really happening to her, but to someone else.

      I often wonder if she has a split personality, or multiple personalities. Or, more likely, she’s just a con artist and uses manipulation to deceive.

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      • Kitt
        May 12 2011

        I’m no doctor of any type, but I’d say she’s just a con artist, a master at manipulation. Or, at least, she’d been the master within her family. Well, I do believe the manipulation stops here!!

  11. Weezie
    May 12 2011

    If I was a betting person, George & Cindy have been told NOT TO ATTEND this part of he trial, to send a message. If the Defence thinks they are going to put the Grandparents on trial, the warning is LAW SUIT!

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  12. Weezie
    May 12 2011

    It looks like this present guy might get on the Jury. He’s answering all the right questions for the Defence. They definately are going to choose him.

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  13. Weezie
    May 12 2011

    Oh and Judge Perry is NOT AMUSED today.

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  14. Weezie
    May 12 2011

    Did anyone catch Casey leaving court? No Baez, No Mason anywhere in site. This is getting really really bad. Can she fire him/them???????

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    • damagdpets
      May 12 2011

      Too late for that. She is stuck with Baez and he will tell you that he is the lead attorney…..promise.

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  15. Lona1
    May 12 2011

    Allrighty then, let’s get real!
    This snoddy, inmature, disrespectful biotch will get the Death Penalty. Want to know why? Because of what she did to her daughter, and because of the media publicity Mr. Baez and Mr. Mason put out there. She didn’t do it. She was abused. Boohoo my freaking foot! They can carry on and disect these jurors from now until kingdom come….the mere fact that Casey Anthony is soley responsible for this heinous crime..the mere fact that Mr. Baez wants to get famous while defending this person…the mere fact that they are getting ready to throw the family under the bus……..the mere fact that Casey Anthony acts like she is a freaking nut in court and anywhere else you have seen here….the mere fact that this little girl lay decomposing in the woods while trusting the people around her to take care of her and make her happy…THIS JUDGE is not going to allow anything less than the death penalty. The defense knows this. They are not worried about jurors as much as they are worried about the judge’s final decision. And it stands….for me…..this perosn will get DEATH.

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    • CptKD
      May 12 2011

      AMEN to that, Lona1!

      I can only agree….

      Reply

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