Orlando, FL- I know I should really write in chronological order for y’all that are just reading the days events. I just can’t.
In the first day of the trial of the State of Florida v. Casey Anthony I went through a “Steel Magnolias” equivalent of tissues the first half, and proceeded to sharpen our Henkels in the afternoon for reasons I cannot explain.
Linda Drane Burdick, in her smart and gas-can-red suit, riveted the jurors, the public, and even the defendant, Casey Anthony.
Ms. Anthony shook her head no at all the places she does not want you to look. Ms. Anthony cried on cue.
Very upsetting this business of your daughter’s skull in a bog where you left it, with the intention of never seeing it again, and all the nastiness that comes with such an imposition.
In a most level and calculated fashion, Burdick took us through the timeline with resolve. While none of us ever really wanted to get to the “end”, we did, and she is right, there is no other that had access to the evidence in this case.
Asking this jury to find a verdict of guilty is going to be like asking who wants ice cream on the way back home.
Enter famed Mayberry Attorney Barney Fife, I mean self-proclaimed “Juanie Cochran” , Jose Baez after lunch with his clients proclamation that Caylee Marie Anthony died on June 16, 2008 while both Casey and George were present, by an accidental drowning in the above-ground swimming pool.
That was just the start of the delusion for public consumption. If you did not raise your glass and look at the bottom in the light, you were not paying close enough attention. Am I really hearing this? Is there something in my water?
Kronk was kronked again, and accused of hiding Caylee’s remains from some unknown place, but ending up in the Suburban junkmess; and motivation for a reward as opposed to relieving himself was the reason he came upon her tiny skull.
Through her attorney, Casey Anthony did exactly what I have said she would do. She blamed George for not reporting Caylee’s death and Cindy for leaving the ladder up to the pool , and wept while Baez told us all that Casey was sexually abused from the age of 8.
Masterfully and Mercifully, Jeff Ashton laid down the hammer in response. George Anthony was called as the States first witness.
We held our breath. Could George really lay down in his own chalk outline for the kid who just called him a perv, a pedophile?
JoJo took the stand, and I liked him again. I believed, as I always have, that he loves and misses his cherub Caylee more than he loves fake dignity as doled out to him by his wife and daughter, and he did right by her.
I repeat: HE DID RIGHT BY HER
Putting George Anthony on the stand first was artful, and I presume the reason the defense wanted an “order” for how the state was going to call it’s witnesses. Mission failed.
George stated he never inappropriately touched Casey, or had been in an inappropriate sexual act in front of her. What a disgusting tactic by his daughter and I apologize to those victims who are actual victims of such atrocity to have to hear it.
(Editors Note: You can be a hack and review George’s online activity and know his “proclivities” have nothing to do with children whatsoever.)
Jeff Ashton had about a gazillion sustained objections and an instruction to the jury about the appropriateness for attorneys to meet with a witness in advance.
Jose Baez asked a slew of questions that were ambiguous and unclear and frankly catapulted my headache.
Baez got the hook, and Mr. Anthony was excused subject to recall.
Anyone interested in reading an alternative version of today’s events can purchase:
“How To Lose Your Case and Your Clients Freedom In One Day Without Really Trying” by former litigator Jose Baez, it will be available at www.amazon.com on 00/00/never.
Or another popular favorite:
“How To Avoid A Plea Deal And Get Fat Paper Instead” available in 8 weeks.
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