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June 22, 2011


today was just half as bad for Anthony defense

by Andrea O'Connell

I’m sure it was a relief to the defense that evidence and testimony in the State of Florida v. Casey Anthony trial, lasted only half of the day today.  Instead of a day-full of defense witnesses turning into witnesses for the State, they only suffered half the hurt.

There were no inroads made by the defense again today as they continued to point out the “lack” of evidence in the State’s case.

It’s interesting that the defense, rather than attacking the evidence presented by the State, are presenting testimony to illustrate the lack of evidence found.

Perhaps this strategy would work in another case – a far different case.   Not in this one. Common sense tells us this will not work in this case.  Why?  The amount of circumstantial evidence is staggering.

Remember Scott Peterson’s trial for the murder of Lacy Peterson and the death of her unborn child?  That was a circumstantial case, too.  There was far less evidence in that case and he’s on death row right now.

The duct tape, the baby blanket, and the laundry bag clearly ties Casey Anthony to the crime.  The smell and evidence of decomposition in Casey’s car links her further, as does a long strand of Caylee’s hair found in the trunk of the car, and showing the dark banding near the hair-root indicating it came from a dead child. And there’s even more evidence…

The evidence is strong and it clearly and profoundly links Casey Anthony directly to the crime.   As does, the 31 days. The tattoo. The lies. The made up people and places. The computer searches. The evidence of chloroform.  The duct tape. And on and on and on.

The defense  has a miserable story to tell, as we heard during their opening, but to date they have not whispered a word of it.

A parade of six defense witnesses today brought little to bear for the defense.

The defense will get no where in this case as long as Jeff Ashton has an opportunity to cross examine the defense witnesses.  He is brilliant, passionate and completely devoted to finding the truth.

Today’s defense witnesses:

  • FBI forensic geologist Maureen Bottrell,
  • FBI forensic toxicologist Madeline Montgomery,
  • Dr. Michael Sigman of the University of Central Florida,
  • Dr. Michael Rickenbach,
  • Dr. Andrew Kramer, professor and head of the anthropology department at University of Tennessee, and
  • FBI lab technician Karen Korsberg Lowe.

All much ado about nothing.

Where’s the beef Jose?

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jun 22 2011

    Well, Baez has had one and a half good days so far…. 😆

    I wonder when Baez will move on to trying to prove the drowning? Maybe tomorrow with River Cruz. Aw, but, golly gee, the state will make her their witness, too.

    Unfortunately, she went to the hospital today so it will be interesting to see when she will take the stand. I really hope Jose wraps it up pretty quick-stalling and bringing in surprise witnesses isn’t going to help her now.

  2. Linda
    Jun 23 2011

    Andrea, I need to ask you a ? In the rebuttal faze, can the state call the Zenaida that went to see the Sawgrass apt? I ask because I was wondering if she can testify while she has a civil case against Casey. If you remember, Casey told the cops that she dropped Caylee of at the same apartment that Zenaida looked at, not only that but she described the car she was driving with New York plates.. Don’t forget Casey has a good friend that lives there. I just want JA to blow Baez theory of the imaginary Zanny right out of the jurors mind. I think if the state called her and she told the jury what her life was like after she was involved in the case, losing her job, ending up homeless, the jury would really hate Casey…and see her for what she really is.

  3. Jun 23 2011

    Andrea, I’m beginning to think you fell out of the same apple tree as JA. Bravo! (insert here-one of Sherry’s live emoticons-clapping)

  4. Jun 23 2011

    Linda, that, as they say, would be the preverbial ‘icing on the cake’. I can hear the slamming of metal bars now, lol. How one young adult can spread her tragic wings to the degree that has wiped out families, in some sense, and at such a dear price. I struggle with the death penalty issue, but in this instance, I believe Caylee needs her momma.

  5. Jun 23 2011

    Would Casey have needed to be deposed if she is to take the stand?

  6. Jun 23 2011

    I am so glad I am not a juror. The gravity of what is to come hit me like a lead balloon. I went to bed with a heavy heart and teary eyed. Sleep eludes me. The gravity of Casey Anthony looking into her daughter’s eyes is too much for me, and to even fathom her daughter looking up into hers. I am a mom, (mine’s 19, and working on her education) I am not a juror, thank goodness.

  7. CptKD
    Jun 23 2011

    Can you imagine Baez asking a FBI Specialty Tech, “how much other “MEANINGLESS WORK” do you do?”

    If that isn’t signs of a “SHODDY” Defence Attorney, I don’t know what it…?


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