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June 21, 2011


it gets more worser each day

by Andrea O'Connell

What happened today in that Orlando courtroom, where the State of Florida is trying Casey Anthony for the murder of her child, Caylee Anthony, demonstrates how bad the case looks for the defendant.

It was a day where things kept piling on and making matters worse for the defense in this case.  What’s worse, it is entirely the fault of Jose Baez, the lead attorney on the case who, rather than seeking the truth, is playing tricks in a desperate attempt to gain advantage.

It was a really bad day – no, worse……

One of the most humiliating moments for the defense happened as a result of the Judge laying down a very cogent record for the contempt charges he will level against Jose Baez at the conclusion of the trial.

What must have been extremely humiliating for Jose Baez came as a result of Judge Belvin Perry questioning the defense team’s Touch-DNA witness, Richard Eikelenbloom.  Judge Perry asked Mr. Eikelenbloom a series of questions regarding if Jose Baez told him he needs to render an opinion, and write a report in this case.   Answer:  No.

The witness said, Jose Baez informed him on Saturday, June 18, 2011, to write a report and give his opinion.


Jose Baez, desperately needing to ambush the State, faced sanctions today as it pertains to some of what Mr. Richard Eikelenbloom can testify to.  The Judge did not allow any testimony with regards to the absence of DNA in decomposition fluid found in the trunk of the White Pontiac Sunbird, driven by Casey Anthony.

However, the Judge left the door open for a Frye hearing on the matter.  It is up to Jose Baez to determine if this is something he wants to do.  Um.  I think Jose has bigger fish to FRYE, at this point.

It gets even worser….

Today’s parade of defense witnesses were very helpful to the State’s case.  Dr. Jane Boch, the Botanist, was the female version of Dr. Spitz.  She was so bad, so unbelievably bad, it was embarrassing.

With a straight face she said, repeatedly, the remains could only have been in the area for a minimum of two weeks.

Oh, really?

During the cross, Jeff Ashton (again showing his brilliance!), asked, “Dr. Boch, were you aware that remains of the victim were discovered buried four inches under the muck?  Wouldn’t it take more than two weeks for the muck to bury a bone in that fashion?”

The response from Dr. Boch, “Perhaps dogs, or coyotes buried the bone?”

Jeff Ashton’s jaw dropped before he said, “No more questions.”

So, that was the end of Dr. Boch.  She added nothing. Absolutely nothing but a chuckle or two.

And worser still…

And then there was the testimony of Dr. Marcus Wise of Oakridge National Laboratory.

Oh, this was bad for the defense.  This was unbelievably bad because this witness  turned into a State’s witness during the Defense’s direct examination!!!

Dr. Wise was freely discussing the unexplained and high levels of chloroform found by he and Dr. Vass in the carpet samples they tested.

And, if that were not bad enough, Dr. Wise (a very good witness) had an inordinate amount of praise for Dr. Vass.

It was a beautiful thing!

And even more worser….

The most incredible moment today, however, came before today’s lunch break.  Jose Baez was full of disgust at the State suddenly releasing computer data from June 16th, 2008, as well as releasing discovery concerning a woman who was incarcerated in close vicinity of Casey Anthony, and whose child drowned, in 2007, in a pool.

The child’s grandfather discovered the drowned child.  The grandfather performed CPR and called 911.  Sadly, the child could not be saved, though the family did all they could to save him.

The State advised they may not use this information, but they wanted to turn it over to the defense, since the info is discoverable.

If it is learned that Casey may have known about this story, it would not be a stretch to conclude how she’d use this scenario to craft her lies about George Anthony, since we know she uses real incidents to assist her in the lies she tells.

Saving the worstest for last….

The biggest bombshell today, in my opinion, came when Jose Baez thought he had a clear case of Tit for Tat, or “Gotcha!” as far as discovery violations.

When Casey Anthony allowed Law Enforcement to have her home computer to search for “clues,” a copy of the computer hard drive was also furnished to the defense – in the event they wanted to investigate it.

Inexplicably, the defense failed to do its due-diligence and look at the data on the hard-drive.

The State did.  (Insert smily-face here.)

Since the defense made it’s horrific claims of what happened on June 16, 2008, the last day that dear little Caylee was seen alive, the State went back to look at that day of computer activity.


Apparently so.   We don’t know the details of what was found on the June 16th date, but the State will use this information, if needed.

Linda Drane-Burdick said, in the event Casey Anthony testifies, they will use it against her, or they will use it to rebut any testimony the defense intends to put forward about that day.

Apparently, there was activity on that computer, there were instant messages (IM’s), too.

No doubt Casey’s IM’s tell a story that is very different than the version Jose Baez told in his opening statements!

Can it get worser?

23 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jun 21 2011

    Can it get worser?!

    Why, yes! It can! And it will! There is yet tomorrow…and the next day…and…

    Whiile watching Baez’ direct and redirect examine Dr. Wise I thought, my but the scientists who work at Oakridge must be the happiest people on earth! Dr. Wise smiled the whole while he answered questions-he seemed so cheerful. baez tried and tried to get him to disparage his colleague and it was a no go.

    A terrific write-up! I just Llve you mastery of the English language! 😆

    • Jun 21 2011

      …which is much better than my mastery of it…

      • Jun 21 2011

        …damn typos… 😡

      • Jun 22 2011

        Girl – you make me laugh right out loud! People already think I am crazy but you are solidifying it for them!!


    • Jun 21 2011

      LOLOL!! Thanks, Sherry! I wanted my grammar to get worse and worser and more worser – to mirror how badly the day went today! I really liked Dr. Wise – I thought the same thing, they have a great working relationship and probably really enjoy each other. You can see how passionate they are for their work, too.

      Woo! it’s past my bedtime…. night Sherry!

  2. whistlersmother
    Jun 21 2011

    YEP! it sure can and will. Meanwhile, I am popping the popcorn each morning at 7 am Mountain Time to tune in to what will get worse by the day. I anticipated that this trial would be a disaster but this is much better than even that. Cannot wait to see what Casey was busy doing on June 16th, I might even splurge for some Red Vines for that!

  3. Linda
    Jun 21 2011

    Hi Andrea, I thought you only got one NUT in a box of chocolates. Baez must be special. LOL Is it gonna be any better tomorrow? He must have saved the best for last…….. I can’t wait.

    • dee
      Jun 22 2011


  4. Jun 22 2011

    Great post Andrea! I chuckled the whole time Dr Bock was on the stand. Yup, the body was there two weeks. I always love to read your articles. You add a nice flavor with your touch of humor.

    • Jun 23 2011

      Hey mainstreamfair, my friend! Thank you for your comments. Yep, poor Dr. Bock was out there in the wilderness, wasn’t she?!! She may be an okay professor (she’s attended great schools), but she’s got no business trying forensics at this point in her career. It was sad to see her self-destroy…

  5. Jun 22 2011

    Evening AlI! I wonder how many jurors groan inwardly whenever Baez gets up to cross examine (?) the witnesses. I thought it interesting Baez asked Judge Perry to explain to the jury for tomorrow’s half-day…it’s not BAEZ’ FAULT!! (ty, Sherry!)

  6. Jun 22 2011

    Oh! Another Baez BLOWzMENT! When Baez looks at Judge Perry and says, “I haven’t excused the witness”. Judge Perry’s curt reply, “Just ask your question”

    • dee
      Jun 22 2011

      Judge Perry, is reaching his end with this man. But, he is such a professional Jurist, I feel that his decisions remain fair and balanced, despite the Baez’s history with this Court.
      Are you aware that Judge Perry does not do a lot of these types of cases? He is the Chief Judge of the Orlando Circuit Courts and really acts as more of a Manager of the Circuit Judges. The reason he is sitting on this case, has to do with good ole Baez. Baez, whined and complained about the judge that Judge Perry originally assigned to this case, until the assigned Judge recused himself. It was ugly! The original Judge ultimately filed a complaint against Baez with the Florida Bar for improprieties. I will bet you that the Florida Bar is watching this and is not pleased with the decision to allow this man to take the Bar. They are watching, and they know they have a problem with this one-Baez.

  7. colleen
    Jun 22 2011

    I thought it was going to be a boring day!

    • Jun 22 2011

      Have we had a boring day yet?


  8. dee
    Jun 22 2011

    I love the write-up.
    The play by play is captivating…

    • Jun 23 2011

      Ahhhh, Dee. Thank you for your feedback… 🙂 It means a lot coming from you, especially.

  9. offthecuff
    Jun 22 2011

    I wonder when Casey “stole” Whalen’s story. Whalen supposedly revealed it in ’09.
    If Casey claimed an accident in ’09, wouldn’t that change the course of her trial, or would she still have to go to trial?

  10. Weezie
    Jun 22 2011

    Great post Andrea. I shared it with Kim’s readers as there was a post by Wendy Murphy talking about the computer or lack thereof. Take a peak. Here is my post regarding her article.
    “I really had a hard time reading that article too. Is she saying INMATE? The whole story is so fishy. who said it wasn’t Casey backing up the car to the garage? Who told the Detectives what Caylee was last wearing? Did George and Casey say the same outfit? Did Cindy know what Caylee was weariing. Where was her car from 17 – 22? Who are these people who said Casey would take off in the middle of the night with Caylee and return without her? Am I missing something here?”

    • Jun 23 2011

      Hey dear Weezie, Thanks so much, my friend.

      Well, I only read half of that article by Wendy Murphy – she has her facts all wrong. Casey was seen backing up her car by the neighbor. The neighbor also saw Tony Lazarro there, too, the day they stole the gas.
      You’re not missing anything – this article is incorrect….

  11. Jun 24 2011

    Hi Niecey, I know its been FOREVER, in hearin’ frm me, but I(UNLIKE ‘CRAZY’!!) Have been busy, w/ my son Michael. Ugh, I’m ‘OVERJOYED’,that things are goin’ BAD; for ‘CRAZY’ & team, but guess what?! I was just@ the store, & PEOPLE magazine’s front cover said this:”Even though she, Casey Anthony, is WANTED FOR THE MURDER, OF HER DAUGHTER:Caylee M. Anthony; LEGAL EXPERTS, SAY, SHE COULD GET AWY W/ MURDER!!!!!!!

  12. Jun 24 2011

    P.S., Is this REALLY TRUE, NIECEY!? If SO, than we DO NOT, HAVE A FAIR, LAW-ABIDING LEGAL SYSTEM!!!!!!! Not to mention, it gives future Andrea Yates, & other ‘PSYCHO’ parents the idea/s; that its ‘ok’, to murder your children!! When NOTHING, & I REPEAT!!! NOTHING, COULD BE FURTHER FRM THE TRUTH!!!!!!! (A totally ‘UPSET’ HUMANE parent, TINA-


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