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Casey Anthony – Still Waiting for Godot

06/03/2011

August 2005 ~ June 2008

What a long day it was for the Casey Anthony jurors.  I discovered yesterday, ‘trial fatigue’ is an actual medical condition!

Mr. Baez, through his own fault, has taken a beating this week.  He has stumbled time-and-again and it’s beginning to take a toll, the casualty being his massive ego.

At a sidebar where Judge Perry was admonishing him, Baez was not focusing his attention on what Judge Perry was saying; rather he turned his body sideways and stared at the ceiling.  Another sidebar trek made Baez pout! 

Late in the game of the State presenting the jail visit videos, he attempted to have the videos stricken.  Not for any other reason than Lee, George and Cindy had some not so pretty things to say about Mr. Baez and his conduct.

He also got cranky and snotty when Jeff Ashton accused him of sneaking last-minute discovery and a new expert into the mix ‘because he just thought of  it’.  His raised-voice response was snippy, indignant, and if you listened closely, he was more than likely stomping his foot!

Mr. Baez needs to find his big boy panties, pronto!  The jury is getting an eyeful, as surely as we are!

Casey is in court sporting a yellow blouse and a smile for Jose.  She is assisting the team by moving chairs and passing computer cords.

Judge Perry assume the bench at 9 am.

The next video should be the July 30 visit with George and Cindy.

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3

It’s really sad to realize how much Casey jerked thousands of caring individuals around with her manipulation.

Casey lovingly tells George, he’s been the best father and grandfather.

Are these the words of a daughter who has been abused?

Casey tells Cindy she is doing so great and needs to be strong.  You need to eat, you need to sleep!

George has just told Casey how much he loves her and misses her.  Look at the facial expression it elicited!

Linda asks to publish the next video and Baez asks to approach.

8/3/08 visit by George.

Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5

Again, is the man in this video an abusive father and why is Casey responding this way?  Look at her furrowed brow, pursed lips, and dropped jaw. Actual tears are falling.

Hopefully the jury is recalling Jose Baez’s opening statements about George’s supposed physical, sexual, and mental abuse against Casey!  This is heartrending.

Judge Perry calls for recess.

The final 8/14/08 video is shown.

Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4

This video blows out the entire defense theory of Caylee drowning as both Casey and Cindy say it was a phony media report!

Casey’s true nasty side emerges as she blows up at her parents, shakes her fists and selfishly rants about how tough things are for her.

Again, look at her facial expression as she watches the video!

Besides the forensics, playing these videos for the jury is probably some of the most damaging evidence to the defense!

The video ends and everyone in the gallery looks rather stunned.  I imagine the jurors are as well!

Judge Perry reads an instruction that basically says to disregard any opinions expressed about Baez, lol!

Det. Charity Beasley is called.  Detective in domestic violence unit OCSO.  She assisted in collecting Casey’s car, computer and various items.  She sealed the trunk and windows on the Pontiac prior to it being towed to OCSO forensic bay.  She turned the car over to CSI Gerardo Bloise.

Cindy Anthony gave her a blue plastic crate to her containing the doll, backpack, hangers, com etc.

Mason crosses…

When you went to the Anthony home, were you aware of all the activity that occurred the night before?  Can you elaborate?

Well, you didn’t go there blind, did you?  You must have had some knowledge of what was going on?  I knew it was an active investigation.

Did you speak with Det. Melich about the case?

I was…

“I’m over here!”  “I’m over here!”

Mason is pissed she responds by turning her head and answering to the jury!  What a rude, stupid bastard.  This is how most, all professionals give testimony.  Baez used this stupid ploy yesterday with Yuri!

Judge Perry cautions him.

Mason bellows at her, you didn’t smell an odor from the car, did you?

What a nasty curmudgeon he is.  The jury can’t be happy with this!

Did you do anything else in regards to this case?  What do you mean?

Well, you’re the detective, you tell me!

Mason’s belligerent attitude was so uncalled for!

Witness excused.

Judge Perry calls lunch.

Mason complains the State isn’t getting into the dog issues and they haven’t gotten any logs.

Ms. Burdick disagrees and has the information on hand and says she isn’t sure they are even getting to the cadaver issues today.  There will be at least 4-5 witnesses prior to the cadaver dogs.

Awilda McBride is called.   She worked for missing person unit.  She is not a sworn officer.  She met with George Anthony  and they went together to retrieve the bag of garbage from Johnson’s tow  yard.

McBride had a camera with her.  She identifies a photo of the dumpster.

Entered as evidence and published.

She identifies a photo of the trash bag.

She was gloved and placed the bag into a brown paper bag, and placed in the trunk of her car.  She then turned it over to the OCSO and turned it over to CSI Gerardo Beloise.

She also collected a digital camera and computer tower from the Anthony home.

No cross.

Christine Narkiewicz is called.  Works for OCSO.  She collected samples from Casey at the correctional facility.  She took hair and buccal swabs

Narkiewicz identifies the buccal swabs and hair samples.

She obtained Caylee’s 4 toothbrushes, 1 hairbrush, 1 comb, and 1 thermometer from Yuri Melich and processed those.

Cross

Baez asks if she wore gloves when taking samples from Casey?  Yes.

That avoids DNA transfer?  Yes.

You wore a mask?  Yes.

You don’t want to cross contaminate the DNA?  Correct.

WTF?

CSI Gerardo Bloise is called.  Collects,  processes, and preserves evidence.

He took control of the Pontiac which was delivered to the forensic bay.  The openings were sealed.  He identifies a photo of the Sunbird.

He also received the doll, hangers, paper items, etc.  In this job as well as his police experience in Puerto Rico, he is quite experienced with the smell of decomposition with bodies in varying stages of decomp.

When he opened the driver door on the Pontiac he immediately smelled decomp coming from the interior.

He photographed the exterior and interior of the car and noted his observations.  He documented the gas gauge was in fully operational order.

An examination of the undercarriage revealed no animal parts ‘plastered’ to it!

Afternoon break called, none to soon!

I know this has to be done, but it is tedium on steroids!

Beloise back up and continues to detail his forensic examination of the car.

Ha! Casey learned a new trick.  Baez is standing in front of the defense table so she moved to his seat, next to Mason, and the camera no longer catches her!!!!

5 minute break called as the clerk searches for an item of evidence.

OMG, Baez wants to cross…

You did an external inspection of the vehicle?  Yes.

Then an internal inspection?  Yes.

You testified earlier you smelled decomp when you opened the. Correct.

You didn’t know if it was human decomp?  Yes.

It could be animal, meat or human?  Yes.

Full decomp, you would see maggots?  Yes.

You’ve gone to medical examiners office to take fingerprints?  Yes.

But you mainly smell formaldehyde?  Yes.

You also smell fecal matter when a body is decomposing?  Yes.

They are different smells and it hard to tell what’s what?  Decomposition is unique and you never forget the smell!

At different stages of decomp you have different smells.  Yes.

You testified to the gas gauge.  You didn’t take the car out for a spin?  No.

You did a thorough search of the trunk?  Yes.

You recovered hairs?  Yes.

There were no blood stains indicated by tests in the trunk.

You found how many hairs on your first inspection?  12, by hand.

Some were brown?  I don’t remember.

Some were blond? I don’t known.

Objection!  Sustained.

Some were animal hairs?  I can’t say that.

To find hairs in a trunk is very common?  I wouldn’t say very common.

How old is the car?  ’98.

So over 10 years?  Yes.

OMG!  Baez slipped and interjected Henry Lee’s name…idiot!  Lee never sent a report…he’s still waiting for his crate of oranges!

Immediate objection!  Sustained and get your butt to the bench!

Baez makes underhanded an understatement!

Linda moves to strike.

Judge instructs the jury to disregard.

The defense inspected the trunk liner?  Correct.

Animal hairs were pointed out as well?  I don’t recall animal hair.

Do you have your notes?  No I destroyed the after I wrote my report.

You received trash in evidence?  Yes.

Moist trash?  Yes.

There were food packages?  Yes.

37 items of trash were recovered?  Yes.

Chewing tobacco spit in a bottle?  What item in the report, can you help me?

Sure, it’s not in here is it?

Beloise even smiles.  A metal Copenhagen tin box is listed.  Empty Crystal Light bottle with brown liquid.

Was that the chewing tobacco liquid?  I can’t say that!

Have to say Beloise is no slouch on the stand…made Baez look foolish as usual!

Judge Perry releases the jury at 5:08.

Court resumes at 9am because the hearing is cancelled!

Karen Lowe on hair banding will be up tomorrow.  If she doesn’t take 4 hours, Beloise is on call.

Linda indicates the State will probably rest on June 17!

I’ll have coffee and donuts ready at 9!

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  1. Kim
    06/03/2011 at 5:37 pm

    snipped:
    OMG! Baez slipped and interjected Henry Lee’s name…idiot! Lee never sent a report…he’s still waiting for his crate of oranges!

    BWAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHASHAHAHHA

    Brilliant!

  2. donchais
    06/03/2011 at 5:43 pm

    LOL. I just KNEW the minute Beloise was called, Baez would forget Lee ain’t on the defense witness list and try to interject his supposed findings!

  3. Kim
    06/03/2011 at 5:50 pm

    donchais :
    LOL. I just KNEW the minute Beloise was called, Baez would forget Lee ain’t on the defense witness list and try to interject his supposed findings!

    He does this dumb shit on purpose just to have a sidebar – I think he likes it best over there

  4. donchais
    06/03/2011 at 5:52 pm

    Rumor has it a fridge, wine cellar and stools are being installed there!

  5. gettingtired
    06/03/2011 at 6:16 pm

    Excellent as always, Baez didnt slip he’s just a slimy sloth

  6. gettingtired
    06/03/2011 at 6:17 pm

    I find it interesting the states end date im betting they will end on the 16th the same date caylees life most likely was ended

  7. donchais
    06/03/2011 at 6:23 pm

    Hey gettingtired!

    Don’t know if you watched, but right after Linda said Friday the 17th, Jeff spoke up and said…it could be the 16th!!!!!

    BINGO!

  8. 06/03/2011 at 6:39 pm

    I’m glad Henry Lee won’t be testifying. I’ve come to the conclusion he makes things up because he believes his own hype. I remember the fiasco in the Spector trial and what about that spewing of catsup in the Peterson trial. UGH!
    All of these “experts” are way too full of themselves.
    Thanks for another great synopsis. Some of this made my eyes glaze over. Glad to have someone capable of watching all of it so I don’t have to.

  9. Barb2
    06/03/2011 at 7:18 pm

    Thanks again for a great write up on today’s events; I just find it so hard to understand Baez’s rudeness and bumbling; seems he doesn’t even know how to form a question to a witness, sounds more like a statement. I sure hope the jury is getting all this. Hopefully, the State will rest on June 16, in honor of our angel, RIP Caylee.

  10. donchais
    06/03/2011 at 7:24 pm

    Your welcome Barb2!

    I’ve figured out which classes Baez skipped in law school!

    I think we will hear angels sing on the 16th!

  11. Kim
    06/03/2011 at 7:35 pm

    donchais :
    Rumor has it a fridge, wine cellar and stools are being installed there!

    Nice!! And Amy got there first!! You go girl!

  12. donchais
    06/03/2011 at 7:46 pm

    OMG! I say we head to Amy’s cruise ship!

    Now I’m off to clean my computer!!!!

  13. Rachel
    06/03/2011 at 9:13 pm

    Barb2: Oh heck yes the jury is ‘getting this.’ I’ve worked as a criminal defense investigator for 23 years and have NEVER seen an attorney alienate the jury and everyone else such as Baez is doing. Never before seen a defense attorney go after each and every witness like this with such arrogant disrespect. There are ways to pick at the testimony and evidence without attacking, much better ways. This defense team ..it’s a travesty. Generally, if the facts don’t work in your favor…you try hard to make the jury like your client, or at least see the client as human. This case is sunk.

  14. donchais
    06/04/2011 at 12:40 am

    Rachel,

    Thanks for sharing your observations! The behavior of the defense teams has been appalling, to say the least!

  15. tess
    06/04/2011 at 10:21 am

    Sometimes, there are just no words. I know the prevailing opinion is that an appeal for ineffectual counsel is remote, but I really am getting worried. Do you think he is being inept on purpose? This is a death penalty case, would you want this mess for your defense? This girl is guilty, but I would think a responsible attorney would have tried for a plea bargain to get the death penalty off the table in return for guilty plea or something. This is just awful. JMHO

  16. donchais
    06/04/2011 at 10:33 am

    I think Baez is inept, has nothing to do with on purpose, lol!

    Just before jury selection began, Casey was questioned as to a plea and she emphatically refused!

  17. katydid
    06/04/2011 at 12:50 pm

    I believe that Baez missed most of his classes in Law School…do we know what Law school he went to?….I bet it has Acme on it.

  18. donchais
    06/04/2011 at 1:00 pm

    LOL!!!!

  19. Barb2
    06/04/2011 at 8:23 pm

    Rachel – I have never seen anything like this either, thanks for the encouragment about the jury, I was worried about them! If I was Baez, I would be afraid to approach the podium after all the spankings from the good Judge. As for law school, was this during the time Baez was selling bikinis??

  20. offthecuff
    06/06/2011 at 4:46 am

    Why does Jose do things such as dropping the Dr. Lee name? He knows he’ll get stopped. There’s a good chance the jury doesn’t even know who Dr. Lee is or his involvement in the case. It makes him look smarmy.

    Up until trial, Baez evidently has been able to keep Casey satisfied that he’s got everything under control, etc.

    I wonder what he tells her now?

    I wonder what he’ll tell her when she’s sentenced?

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