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Casey Anthony – Suburban Drive Burial Ground

06/09/2011

August 2005 ~ June 2008

It was a mind-numbing day yesterday and I’m afraid we have a bit more to suffer through today.  We will more than likely, finally hear Lee Anthony explain what he did on the computer on July 16.

Casey has on a white sweater and shell.  She looks rather sullen.

John Bradley has been called back on recross…

You captured the entire history for March?  I believe most of March is there.

Orange County ran a different program for analysis?  Yes, it couldn’t parse it.

Your software is a competing product?  Yes.

The 84 hits you spoke about only show two internet sites?  I’m not sure what you are asking.

May I show the witness this report?  I didn’t generate this report.  It was produced by my software, but not by me.

You’re aware Ms. Anthony voluntarily turned over her computer?

Objection, out of scope.  Sustained

You can’t speculate as to whether or not any of the pages were printed out?  Correct.

Orange County, with all their searches of the house never found any printed pages…

Objection.  Sustained.

You were given no printed pages?  Correct, I only had the data file.

Redirect.

The data file was from March 6th through the 21st?  Correct.

And that was all you received?  Yes.

Bradley is excused!

Lawyers approach the bench.

Lee Anthony called.

On July 15-16th were you on the family computer?  Yes.

Did you ever delete any history files?  No.

In August when Casey returned home did you have a private conversation with her regarding Caylee?  Yes.

Casey told him she met Zanny, her sister and kids at Blanchard Park.  Zanny held her down on a park bench and Caylee was taken.

Did your sister tell you why Caylee was taken?  I don’t remember.

Do you recall being asked that question at deposition?  Yes, but I don’t recall what I said.

Lee, reads his deposition and recalls Casey told him Caylee was taken because Zanny thought Casey wasn’t a good mother and she was taking Caylee to teach her a lesson.

Did she describe Zanny?  5’10” ish, long, hair, hispanic, around 100 lbs, darker complexion.

Casey told him she was so shocked she didn’t know what was happening, it was surreal.  She didn’t know what to do.

Casey told him Zanny was control her movements through Casey’s MySpace account.  Zanny had Casey’s password.  Zanny told her places to go so Casey did because she was scared.

Did you know Timer55?  Yes, Casey’s password.

What did Timer55 mean?   55 days from Caylee being taken till her birthday and that was when Casey hoped to get Caylee back.

Lee as usual appeared to have a faulty or selective memory until pressed.  He wasn’t about to give up anything for free!

Cross…

Your sister told you another imaginary story about Zanny?  Yes.

Zanny contacted her through MySpace and directed her where to go?  Yes.

Like to phone booths and stuff?  No, I imagine stores and things like that.

And do what?  Look for Caylee and walk around.

Did any of that pan out?  No.

Did Zanny ever materialize?  Not to this day.

Witness excused.

Sidebar.

Judge Perry calls a 5 minute recess.

Wow, Casey and her lawyers all troop off to the holding cell area! Somethings up!

Casey and the defense are back and another sidebar commences.

Linda Burdick plays the tape of Kronk’s supervisor calling 911 to report the finding of Caylee’s skull.

Next witness, Detective Eduard Turso.  OCSO officer who responded to Suburban Drive.  He describes the wooded area and meeting Roy Kronk.  Kronk took him into the woods and they located the bag and skull.  They left the woods and Turso called his Sargent, took a statement from Kronk and roped off the area.

Baez on cross…

Did Mr. Kronk advise you he called 3 times?

Objection.  Sustained.

Did you advise Mr. Kronk not to say anything about calling 3 times?

Sustained already, move on.

When is Baez going to learn it’s against the rules to go off scope?

How far did you go into the woods?  Ballpark, 20 feet or so.

20 feet from the street?  Yes.

Next to the skull there was a fallen tree?  There was a lot of vegetation.

You see a white canvas bag?  No, I focused on the skull and garbage bag.

Baez calls for sidebar.

By playing the Kronk tape and not bringing him in to testify, the State appears to have thrown the defense a curve ball!

You directed Mr. Kronk to his car?  Correct.

Did you instruct him to write a statement?  Yes.

Did you give him any other instructions on what to do or not to do?  No.

Witness released.

Next witness will be showing crime scene photos will shown so Judge Perry says no reactions, if you can’t control your emotions you will assisted out of the courtroom.

Judge advises any pictures of the skull need to be blurred by the court cameras and no still photos are allowed.

CSI Jennifer Welch is next.  She went to Suburban Drive and it was raining and dense vegetation in the area.  Several officers were present and standing at the road.  The area was sealed off with.crime scene tape.

She photographed the crime scene prior to anything being moved.

She identifies numerous photos of the area.  Woods, the path into the woods.

Even though the Judge said no emotions, Casey is crying or pretend crying, when the photos of Caylee’s skull are shown.  She stopped watching after the first picture was shown.

The laundry bag and garbage bags are shown.

The little shorts are pictured.

Remnants of a collar with a tag is shown.

The front of the skull with duct tape is shown.

This is just so very sad.  I can’t imagine how the jury is reacting.

The pooh blanket.

Baez on cross…

As a CSI one of the first things you do is to document the scene?  Yes.

The importance of having a scene preserved, is once people come it becomes contaminated?  Yes.

The more people who come in, the more it becomes contaminated?  Yes.

You also look for if the scene has been staged?  Yes.

Sometimes people try to conceal certain items of evidence?  Yes.

And some people may try to make the scene appear to be something else?  Correct.

Casey is still poking her eyes and nose with kleenex!

The duct tape area is somewhat in the air?  It could be.

Here you can see the duct tape and it’s lying flat on the ground?  I can’t tell if it’s lying flat on the ground.

This is a closeup of the duct tape?  Yes.

You can see the cut end of the tape?  I don’t know if its cut.

Baez keeps going for the tape wasn’t on the skull, but  the jury has seen photos where the duct tape is clearly on the skull.

Now this is Investigator Hanson picking up the skull?  Yes.

Is he wearing booties?  No.

This is another shot of Hanson, is he wearing booties?  No.

Is he standing on evidence items? I can’t say that is evidence items.

Baez done.

Welch is excused.

Sidebar.

Steven Hanson, ME Investigator, called.

He was called to Suburban Drive and photographed the area.  Many of his photos are pretty much the same as those taken by CSI Welch.

Hanson leads the jury down the path through the wooded are and to where little Caylee’s remains were found.  It was a dark, rainy day and there was a lot of vegetation.

Now, remember Baez going on about the booties?  My newspaper, laying at the end of my driveway, doesn’t survive in rain!  So, how do ya think paper booties would survive in a rain-soaked, vegetative environment?

Judge Perry calls lunch.

Direct of Hanson continues…

Hanson says the area was heavily overgrown with vines and undergrowth.  It was hard to see much of anything.  Someone had to show him where the remains were.

Hanson says there was duct tape on the skull.

They then began to clear some of the area out to get better access to the remains, but none of the evidence was moved at this point.

Hanson spent 3-4 hours at the scene.

A picture of the front of the skull showed the duct tape, but there was still a lot of debris surrounding the skull as well as a hair matte on the skull.

Law enforcement owns the crime scene, but the ME has control of the remains.  LE agreed there were probably more bones in the garbage bag so the ME’s office took control of the bag also.

Hanson says vines and growth seemed to be embedded in the remains.

They gathered the skull and a large area of vegetation surrounding the skull and placed it in a paper bag.

Dr. Gary Utz, forensic pathologist was given the remains Hanson collected.

Dr. John Schultz, anthropologist also joined them at the ME office to determine whether some of the items were bones or debris.

Casey has made a great show of acting distressed!

Mason makes a lame joke as he comes up to cross.

Mason shows a photo that has a machete in it.  Did you use the machete?  No.

So some of this area was cleared before you got there?  It appears a small area had been cleared.

Were there a lot of LE there?  Yes.

Was the media there?  About a block away.

Was the log moved?  Yes, sir, I moved it.

Mason can’t use the equipment!  Glad the defense took the time to check out how the equipment prior to trial!

You have no knowledge if the skull had been moved prior to your arrival?  Correct.

When you lifted the skull, could the duct tape have changed position?  It could have.

You went to the scene several times to collect evidence from the CSI folks?  Yes.

Somebody was assembling the skeleton?  Yes.

Was that process photographed?  Not by me.

The log you moved, did anybody photograph you moving it?  I don’t know.

Hanson is excused.

Dr. Gary Utz is called.  Chief Deputy Medical Examiner.

The ME office was aware that Caylee was missing.  When the remains were found, Dr. G asked him to take care of the situation while she was out-of-town.

Utz received the remains at the morgue and did an initial examination.

He received the skull and the bags containing some bones and remnants of clothing.

Jeff Ashton takes Utz through the photos he took of the remains.

This is all kind of hard because we aren’t seeing the photos and it’s all a bunch of chatter that doesn’t make a whole lot sense.

Utz says the pieces of tape were attached together and just under the eye sockets.

Utz confirms the mandible was held together because of the hair matte and the tape.

She isn’t looking, but I hope what Casey is hearing in the testimony, gives her screaming meemies nightmares.

To remove the tape Utz had to cut some of the hair to remove it.

Utz has never seen a mandible that remained attached to a skull.

This is pretty tedious, but I’m sure the jury has gotten quite the eyeful today!

Judge Perry calls a recess.

Casey was escorted out, came back, a sidebar was held and Judge Perry recessed for the day!

Well, Casey apparently ‘created’ a medical breakdown.  Her breathing became deep and she looked distressed, much as she did during jury selection!  She’s got this act down and I ain’t buying it!  I call BS!  She just didn’t feel like being in court anymore!

See ya tomorrow at 9am!

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  1. Kim
    06/09/2011 at 3:50 pm

    How sad was today? All the time I was listening I was trying not to cry. What that poor baby went through. And now, her egg donor is feeling faint so everything has to come to a halt.

    ugh

  2. donchais
    06/09/2011 at 3:52 pm

    Kim, it was so very sad. Unfortunately, we still have Dr. Shultz and Dr. G to hear from!

    I’m glad George and Cindy left!

  3. T Perrett
    06/09/2011 at 3:59 pm

    I totally agree that Casey is feigning emotion. It is so obvious. She knows how damaging the skeletal evidence is and knows the jurors are riveted on her reactions to the evidence. I didn’t see one tear – just poking her eyes and pinching her nose very hard so it would look like she was crying. What about her dramatic exit feigning illness?? Please!! I think the reason for her performance was to garner jury sympathy.

  4. FRG
    06/09/2011 at 4:06 pm

    donchais,

    It was a sad day, that little skull, I imagined in my mind when I saw the ME holding in his hand, it was blurred though.

    I will say that KC was reliving what she did to Caylee… And that’s why she was ill it’s called “conscience of guilty”! IMO

    In the morning she seemed angry because she was caught! We all know KC has tears for herself!

    By the way, thank you donchais for you report!

  5. donchais
    06/09/2011 at 4:09 pm

    T Perrett :

    I totally agree that Casey is feigning emotion. It is so obvious. She knows how damaging the skeletal evidence is and knows the jurors are riveted on her reactions to the evidence. I didn’t see one tear – just poking her eyes and pinching her nose very hard so it would look like she was crying. What about her dramatic exit feigning illness?? Please!! I think the reason for her performance was to garner jury sympathy.

    BINGO!

  6. donchais
    06/09/2011 at 4:11 pm

    FRG, Casey was ill for herself. Had nothing to do with Caylee! Casey is a cold-hearted POS!

  7. Kim
    06/09/2011 at 4:21 pm

    Exactly right, donchais – the only time there are any real emotions it is when her own ass is on the line.

  8. Anonymous
    06/09/2011 at 4:38 pm

    Casey is not crying for Caylee(she didnt in the beginning and she surely isnt now either..Casey cried for herself if that is what you can even call it..She was told how to act when the jury came in.. ..This damn girl has no feelings,no heart at all…In all my life I never never witnessed such a thing as this…Showing skeletal remains of your child would send any normal person over board..You could not take that mentally..You would not be poking your eye and pinching your nose pretending..She is a crazy lunatic.This is so unbelieveable that all this time she still hasnt broke and told the truth…I cant even comprehend that type of person..Poor Caylee,my heart breaks for this innocent child..Horrible what happened to her life….

  9. donchais
    06/09/2011 at 4:42 pm

    You’re right!

    It is Caylee that we all have to hold in our hearts and take comfort in she is now residing in a safe and happy environment!

  10. 06/09/2011 at 4:55 pm

    I’ve never seen anyone wipe their eyes that much. My face feels sore just from watching her. I felt like slapping her and giving her something to cry about.

    I don’t think Baez made any headway in sofar as the tape not going all the way around the skull, do you? I’d like to see how these brilliant lawyers would pick up all the evidence without walking around the scene. It’s swamp for goodness sake. Maybe they could just levitate and float above the scene. UGH!

  11. donchais
    06/09/2011 at 5:03 pm

    Lol!

    It’s called defense by desperation!

  12. Kim
    06/09/2011 at 5:15 pm
  13. donchais
    06/09/2011 at 5:29 pm

    Anger more than anything. Bogus, the princess just didn’t feel like being in court anymore today. Don’t think that got lost on the jury after watching her today!

  14. Kim
    06/09/2011 at 5:32 pm

    She looked directly at the camera to make sure her performance was being captured.

    24 she looks pissed off

  15. donchais
    06/09/2011 at 5:40 pm

    And the Academy award goes to………

  16. Kim
    06/09/2011 at 5:43 pm

    She was getting tired of people talking about Caylee Caylee Caylee and no one was paying any attention to her

  17. kas
    06/09/2011 at 5:49 pm

    She wasn’t so much “upset”, i.e. crying as she was just flat out angry. Who cries and doesn’t blow their nose? She always has the tissue folded so perfectly.

    It was good of someone to draw her eyebrows back on for her after she hacked them off at the halfway point yesterday.

  18. Rachel
    06/09/2011 at 7:16 pm

    Casey has seen those photos previously, she has gone over all those with her lawyer. This ‘sickness’ is either A) a sociopath’as attempt to manipulate or B) or she’s had enough and is going to plead.
    I choose A.

  19. donchais
    06/09/2011 at 7:41 pm

    BINGO Rachel!

  20. Rachel
    06/09/2011 at 8:13 pm

    Here’s a link to the body language doctor. Dr. Glass has long commented on Casey’s body language. Casey does not cry. It’s bogus.
    FYI: http://drlillianglassbodylanguageblog.wordpress.com/

  21. offthecuff
    06/09/2011 at 9:04 pm

    Suburban Dr was not a burial ground. That would exude dignity. It was rather a garbage dump or trash heap.

  22. tessO
    06/09/2011 at 9:33 pm

    One wonders who makes the teflon tissue. I think next time I get a cold I want them. One tissue, still dry, after most of the day. Wow. With all the lies she lives by, I wonder if anyone in the entire court room believes in her illness. I read that she is in the sick bay at the jail. I will tell you that they will put her there to monitor any possible illness, especially since this is such a high profile case. She will have been examined by a Dr. and evaluated. I have experience as a correctional infirmary nurse, so this is how I know.

  23. Ruth
    06/09/2011 at 11:42 pm

    Seriously – I went thru a murder trial of my son and I felt sick – oh yeah I was not the. Defendant – not once did the trialstop because I was beside my self with grief

  24. 06/10/2011 at 6:22 am

    Rachel, thanks for the body language link. Very interesting.

  25. Teresa
    06/10/2011 at 8:46 am

    Ruth – I know how you feel. The bastard that killed my 18 yr old son 8 years ago this August never even went to trial because he had all the cops “in his backyard” in GA. I had to sit through all of that while they showed pics of his jeep etc etc………………I was overwhelmed and uncontrollable. I was esorted out of the room – not walked out like Casey.

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