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Casey Anthony – What’s The Game Plan

06/22/2011
August 2005 ~ June 2008

What a hot mess the defense has on their hands, but they created it.  The State is aware of it, the Judge is aware of it, we are aware of it, and ya gotta believe the jury is aware of it! 

Since the defense began it’s case, last Thursday, its been one disaster after another and yesterday was no different.

Forget the number of times he has gotten up and bitched and moaned about how hard they are working, day and night.  Forget the number of times he whined that the State has all kinds of money and they are at a disadvantage be cause their client is indigent.

I’ve pretty much come to a conclusion about Mr. Baez, he has done as little as possible for three years!  He obviously hasn’t reviewed squat as evidenced with the jail visit tapes.  Not only did he not provide his so-called experts with the information and facts they needed to prepare for presenting testimony, he obviously has had little to no communication with them.  Heck, after Dr. Wise’s testimony yesterday, it is painfully clear he doesn’t have the faintest idea what his own witnesses are going to say!

His jaw-dropping admission yesterday regarding the computer hard drive that has been in his possession for three years was just mind-boggling! 

It’s glaringly clear he doesn’t now, and never did, have a game plan!

Casey went with the Lady Godiva look today!

Attorneys were present at 8:30, per Judge Perry’s orders.

Linda Burdick just walked a paper over to the defense that Casey signed, guess we have some kind of stipulation.

Oh lord, we start with a sidebar hope it’s just about the stipulation.

Defense calls Maureen Bottrell, Geologist Forensic Examiner, FBI, does soil, minerals and glass analysis.

Entered as an expert.

She explains how they examine materials.

She received debris from the Pontiac trunk and the shovel.  She also received 22 pairs of Casey’s shoes as well as item markers from the crime scene.

The trunk had a mix of materials and you can’t really do a decent study.  The shovel was under way when the body was found so they stopped the study.  The shoes had no material on them or it was so limited they could do a comparison.  The 3 pair they could study did not tie to the crime scene.

Well, that didn’t get us much!

Madeline Montgomery is called.  FBI Forensic Chemistry and Toxicologist.

She details her education and employment history.  She has testified as an expert 11 times.

She is accepted as an expert.

She received a hair from the hair mass found at Suburban drive to examine.

She looked for Xanax and Klonopin, but found none.  The lab had gotten a more sensitive test so they then tested for 9 other drugs in the same class of drugs.  That again came up negative.

Ashton on cross…

So you can’t say from the test they weren’t exposed to drugs?  No.

Did you look for chloroform?  No.

Witness excused.

Mason calls Dr. Michael Sigman.  Faculty member University of Florida.  PhD in Chemistry. 

Mason has him go through his education and employment and professional organizations that he is a member of.

He was at Oak Ridge for a time and know Dr. Vass.

Accepted as an expert witness.

He was originally contacted by Dr. Vass.

Sigman took air samples from the trunk by popping the trunk and withdrew samples by syringe.  One was sent to Dr. Vass by OCSO  and one sample was tested by him.

Sigman says his sample was very weak, but testing recognized gasoline in the sample.

His collection technique didn’t work out so well, so they went back on July 22nd to collect further samples.  They did find some chloroform and other compounds.  They did not do a quantitative analysis.

Sigman has never done studies on decomposition.

So the big point here is he only tested air samples, Vass tested the actually carpeting from the trunk.

Ashton on cross…

July 21st is the first time you took air samples?  Yes.

You did not inspect the trunk?  No.

So you were not aware the tire cover and the trunk liner had been removed?  No.

The air samples you took were quite small?  Yes.

Ashton is moving into the fact he did not test the carpet, only the air from the trunk.

I knew there was a reason I slept through science!

When you opened the trunk was there and odor coming from the trunk?  Yes, there was.

Mason on redirect…

You don’t know the source of any of the compounds you found?  The primary source was gasoline.

Sigman is released.

Another whole lot of nothing witness!

Defense calls Susan Mears from OCSO.  CSI Supervisor.

She identifies photos of items she collected from Suburban Drive and they are entered as evidence and published.

A red Disney bag that contained a Gatorade bottle.

How far were these items from the skull?  7 inches.

Witness excused.

Next up, Dr. Michael Richenbach with the FBI.

He examined the Gatorade bottle, a syringe with liquid in it …

Objection.  Not in evidence.

Mr. Baez?  They’re in the possession of the OCSO.

If not in evidence, sustained.

You may approach.

Guess the State didn’t think these items were of any importance!

He examined a car seat and a steering wheel cover and tested for volatile substances, particularly chloroform.  None found.

Why test the steering wheel cover?  I don’t know, we were asked to test it.

He says he only took some cuttings and did not inspect the entire items so he can’t say with certainty there was no chloroform.

Baez keeps going after items not in evidence.

Now we’re onto the doll.  No chloroform.  Cindy did wipe it down with bleach!

Ashton on cross…

Was there an early indication of chloroform?  In small amounts, not enough for me to render an opinion.

Sidebar…

He obtained a second doll and tested it and found not enough chloroform to identify positively.

Another sidebar…

The Gatorade bottle and syringe are brought up by Baez after sidebar.

A photo is shown and he identifies it.

The liquid could not be identified, possibly contained cleaning product and testosterone, as did the syringe.

He is released.

Karen Lowe returned.

Baez takes her through a tone of items that had hairs…none contained hair banding.

There was one caucasian hair that could not be matched to family or CSI officers at the scene.

Blah, blah, blah…

This was more of a whole lot of nothing.

The defense didn’t implode today, but didn’t gain a foothold either!

Judge Perry sends the jury out for the day and reminds them there will be extended hours on Saturday.

He wants a time estimate from the defense so the State can prepare for rebuttal.

And, that’s a wrap!

Apologies!  I lost half my entry due to technical issues and just had to go from memory on some of this!

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  1. Kim
    06/22/2011 at 12:35 pm

    I got the feeling he rushed through his witnesses today and that they were only called to make it look like he was doing something – anything. His laziness is putting the life of another human being at risk!
    Granted that human life is Casey Anthony but still, a human life non the less

  2. donchais
    06/22/2011 at 12:45 pm

    It was kinda a non-day!

  3. Kim
    06/22/2011 at 12:54 pm

    Figures since I have the time today!

    frushtrating 😉

  4. ritanita
    06/22/2011 at 1:09 pm

    Well, we learned anything that wasn’t there! I feel sorry for Ms. Lowe who has had to leave her job I don’t know how many thimes to testify. I’m sure she will be glad when this trial is over!

  5. kas
    06/22/2011 at 1:24 pm

    Baez has been watching Nancy Grace. NG thinks there was Chloroform in the syringe. There was Testosterone in the syringe (what do you want to bet the State knows exactly which one of the room mates was Juicing?) And I believe trace amounts of Chloroform in the bottle.

    You know they have her with whatever is on that computer. She was on it the morning of said Tragedy On Hopespring. Probably not blogging about the pool.

  6. Kim
  7. donchais
    06/22/2011 at 2:42 pm

    Once a mo mo, always a mo mo!

  8. Kim
  9. kas
    06/22/2011 at 3:22 pm

    Wendy Murphy is the female version of Leonard Padilla. Offer up a theory so convoluted it can neither be confirmed nor disproven, then shake your head at anyone who disagrees with you as if they just don’t get it (see: Leonard Padilla).

  10. Teresa
    06/22/2011 at 5:20 pm

    ABC tonight at 10:00PM – Primetime broadcast’s a news special on this trial – should be good

  11. 06/22/2011 at 5:25 pm

    She’s a complete loon! I can’t figure out how she came to be so misinformed. I would have thought someone would have straightened her out by now, but she’s still spewing this silly garbage about not having her car on the 17th (that’s a new one on me) and how Caylee is no where to be seen on the evening of the 16th (hello she was dead). How this woman is employed is beyond me.

  12. Reality
    06/22/2011 at 5:30 pm

    If the jury comes back with a 1st degree murder verdict which carries the dealth penalty, can the judge change it to LWOP?

    Needless to say, the defense will probably appeal the verdict, and there goes taxpayers’ money again, wasted… while so many families in FL go hungry, remain jobless, no healthcare, etc. Where’s the justice?

  13. kas
    06/22/2011 at 6:49 pm

    Maria: Wendy led the brigade against The Duke Lacrosse Team. Long after every sentient person was saying something was terribly wrong (like no DNA, airtight digital alibis for at least one of the boys piked from a lineup) she kept stirring the pot. There’s a reason she vanished and changed her hair after that case. She didn’t want to be connected to that case.

    She’s running out of hair colors.

  14. 06/23/2011 at 4:44 am

    You know Kas, I’d forgotten about that. That was a truly disgusting case. At least she’s in jail now. That story smelled from the very beginning.

  15. BusterBluth
    06/23/2011 at 8:38 am

    Thoughts on what will happen to Baez after all of this is over? Will Judge Perry charge him with contempt of court?

  16. donchais
    06/23/2011 at 8:50 am

    He should! Baez could be disbarred for all this crap.

  17. BusterBluth
    06/23/2011 at 8:57 am

    Do you know what the agenda for today is? They have to be getting close to wrapping this thing up.

  18. BusterBluth
    06/23/2011 at 9:11 am

    HAHA, I didn’t realize witnesses needed to bring their own evidence.

  19. Reality
    06/23/2011 at 9:14 am

    The utter destruction, in every sense of the word, that this narcissistic sociopath continues to wreak in her path is simply mind blowing! Hopefully, after the widespread coverage of this case, people will start to look around at those in their daily lives to try and spot the sociopaths and steer clear of them! What”s troubling is that the actions of Baez seem to indicate the same characteristics of a narcissistic sociopath. Looks like Casey has met her match…as the saying goes, birds of a feather flock together!

  20. 06/23/2011 at 12:14 pm

    OMG, it gets worse every day! Where’s that gun when I need it? They have to STOP with the scientific evidence. If they’re killing us (and we can walk away) what must they be doing to the jury?

  21. BusterBluth
    06/23/2011 at 12:57 pm

    Kim :
    This one will make you chuckle
    http://www.heraldnews.com/news/x1260740970/WENDY-J-MURPHY-Casey-Anthony-trial-an-exercise-in-absurdity#ixzz1Q1W55nrT

    Is there any truth to this article? I find it most disturbing. If there’s any truth that Casey may have been involved in child, OMG I can’t even type the word. Makes me nauseous. If there is than she most certainly deserves the DP.

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