a dog day afternoon
In the IMDb (Internet Movie Database), for the movie, Dog Day Afternoon, it says:
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover’s operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
In the case being tried right now in Orlando, The State of Florida v. Casey Anthony, it was a real dog day as the Anthony defense team focused on the Anthony family pet burials, and the testimony benefited the State of Florida.
A Dog Will Have its Day
Had the Anthony defense team stipulated that Casey Anthony learned how to double-bag dead family dogs in a blanket, wrapped up in a bag, and taped with heavy-duty tape, it would be one thing. BUT to HAND this testimony about burying dogs in a pet cemetery directly to the State is quite another thing, and is totally unbelievable!
The Defense asked Cindy, Lee, and George specific questions regarding the burying of animals – their intention was to illicit testimony that duct-tape was used, and George was the primary person burying the beloved dogs.
Clearly, the plan backfired in way that was justifiably poetic because one could not help but be left with the sense that Casey Anthony bagged Caylee this way because she’d learned and seen how it was done since she was a young girl.
The icing on this case was Jeff Ashton’s question on cross:
- Jeff: Did you ever take a dead pet and throw it in a swamp?
- George: No.
When Cindy testified about the dying dogs, Linda Drane Burdick followed up and asked Cindy if she’d ever given her animals chloroform, or taped their mouths shut with duct-tape?
The Defense Rests
It is amazing we have come this far – that the end of this case is almost here! Indeed, today marked the end of the Defense case (unless they’re allowed to put on Sir Rebuttal testimony), and it ended with a whimper, it fell flat as a decomposing pancake.
What did the Defense prove?
In opening statements, Jose Baez promised….
- Molestation by Lee of Casey. No evidence of.
- Molestation by George since age of 8. No evidence of.
- Drowning. Suggestive of evidence, but no direct evidence.
- Put Duct tape in George’s hands. Proven to be available to George, and Casey.
- Smell from garbage. Not proven. Too many State witnesses testified to smell of decomposition in trunk.
- Roy Kronk in possession of body? No evidence of.
- George throwing Caylee in woods? No evidence of.
- George is a ladies man? Possibly, but irrelevant.
Granted, it is not incumbent on the defense to put on a case; but they have put on a case, to their detriment. I can barely think of a single fact they have proved, can you?
It appears to me that absolutely nothing was presented to support the wild claims Baez made during his opening statement.
Cindy Anthony’s Big Blunder to Save Her Daughter
Last Friday, Cindy Anthony made the grave mistake of testifying that her work records were wrong to indicate that she worked during the week of March 17th to 21st, 2008.
Although her records say she was at work, and the State understood there was no dispute of this, Cindy Anthony got on the stand and testified that she was home and had made the searches for Chloroform.
The State of Florida turned to the company where Cindy worked at that time – Gentiva – and procured those records, proving that Cindy was indeed at work and could NOT have performed the search for Chloroform.
A serious question left on the table, did Jose Baez knowingly put Cindy Anthony on the stand knowing she would LIE?????
This is a serious matter, if true. We will hear about the fall out from this after the trial, if there is any truth to it.
River Cruz aka Crystal Holloway – An Affair to Remember?
I want to believe George’s version of this affair with Crystal Holloway; however, the conclusion I ultimately come to is, So what?
George is not on trial, his daughter, Casey, is.
In essence, I felt this testimony also backfired on the defense. It was explained that it was Casey, not George, who Crystal indicated George was referring to when he said mentioned the “accident snowballing out of control.” Crystal supported this and indicated that she never thought George was involved.
There were other defense dogs today, but it’s too late in the evening…
…. and I am dog-tired!