Skip to comments.Casey Anthony cries and looks away as photos of Caylee's duct-taped skull are shown in court
Posted on 06/09/2011 2:55:55 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Casey Anthony's murder trial was cut short today when she was taken ill after pictures of her dead daughter's skull were shown.
Anthony cried and looked away as graphic photos of her two-year-old daughter Caylee's remains were shown to the jury at the trial in Orlando. Judge Belvin Perry had warned anyone who might become queasy to leave the courtroom before the images were displayed.
Shortly after the images were shown he sent the jury home for the day, asking them not to speculate about why court was ending early.
Earlier in the day Anthony's brother, Lee, testified his sister had told him a nanny abducted her daughter because she didn't think the 25-year-old was a good mother.
Anthony dabbed her eyes with a tissue as a series of images revealed how pieces of duct tape were still attached to her daughter's remains.
She is on trial accused of murdering little Caylee in June 2008, before hiding her body in the woods near her home. Caylee's remains were not found until December that year.
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“Anthony dabbed her eyes with a tissue”
She used the same tissue for the entire day. Very few tears were coming from her eyes and I guarantee you they were for herself and not Caylee.
Casey is a sociopath, she was just born evil..there is no fixing her..the tears she does shed are for HERSELF never for her beautiful little girl
In one particularly stark and close-up photograph displayed on the court’s nearly two dozen monitors and computer screens, Caylee’s skull — with empty eye sockets and silver duct tape covering its nose and mouth like a mask — seemed to stare out at the courtroom.
“Miss Anthony is ill. We’re recessing for the day,” Judge Belvin Perry announced at 3:30 p.m.
Then this afternoon, a jury expert I heard on the radio noted several signs of sorrow (things like eyelids drooping) NOT in display with mrs. anthony. What this analyst saw was FEAR when mrs. anthony looked at the pictures of her child's skull. It evoked an emotional reaction but not one of sadness/sorrow.
Utz testified that duct tape appeared to have been wrapped around Caylee’s skull so tightly that it held her lower jaw in place even amid severe decomposition, which he called highly unusual.
“Several pieces of silver or gray-colored duct tape [were found] over the jaw,” he said. “I’ve never seen a case where the mandible was found with the skull.”
I’m not clicking on your link and it’s fair warning for me not to turn on the news tonight. I don’t want to see this.
BUT, why wasn’t the JURY present during this testimony?
Jurors also viewed sensitive photos of the remains depicting leaves, weeds and vines found near the bones. Pictures of Caylee’s skull on an examining table elicited a gasp from someone in the courtroom.
Chief Deputy Medical Examiner Dr. Gary Utz offered detailed descriptions of the skull when it arrived at his facility. A photo displayed in court showed Caylee’s the skull, featuring eye sockets and much of the front of the face.
The duct tape shown in the image is clearly in the area of the mouth with hair stuck behind it.
“The pieces of tape were attached to each other,” Utz said. “There appeared to be more than one. I did not separate them.”
He agreed the photos showed multiple layers of tape. Utz also noted it was unusual that the lower jaw or mandible had remained in place with the support of the hair mat and the duct tape.
Utz said that fabric from the tape was lightly adhering to the mandible. He also pointed out that plant roots had grown through the skull.
Casey Anthony remained silent, her eyes shut and head pointed downward during the whole presentation of photos and Utz’s testimony.
Her parents, George and Cindy Anthony, left the courtroom before they showed the pictures.
Perry warned of gruesome pictures
Before calling crime scene investigator Jennifer Welch to the stand, Orange-Osceola Chief Judge Belvin Perry warned the jury that it would see graphic pictures this morning.
He also told observers in the courtroom that if they believed they couldn’t handle seeing photographs of Caylee Anthony’s remains, they should leave rather than disrupt the proceedings.
She’s MISS Anthony, or MS Anthony. The self centered sociopathic B——h was never a MRS.
Casey looking for Caylee. /s
You bet she’s ill! This is it, folks; she will never be free, and has realized she will be executed for murdering her daughter.
There is a lot more evidence to convict Casey Anthony of murder than existed to convict Scott Peterson of killing his pregnant wife, Lacey. There is no way Kaylee died from drowning.
I don't watch every day, just now and then. One thing that really strikes me is why this creature would assert Caylee drowned when she must have known she'd have to explain the duct tape over her mouth.
Just a stone-cold, bloodless liar.
This is the first I’ve heard of this case. Did you know her personally?
I notice the usual Casey Anthony defenders aren’t on this thread. I wonder if they saw the title?
>>Shes MISS Anthony, or MS Anthony. The self centered sociopathic Bh was never a MRS.<<
I sorta missed that — I thought she was married. miss it is.
Nope never met her. I live in Southern Cali but I have followed this case..she is the classic sociopath, she has no feeling for anyone but herself..its a really sad case, that poor baby girl didn’t stand a chance
Exactly. Just because someone is putting tissue to the eyes doesn’t mean there are any tears.
>>...she is the classic sociopath, she has no feeling for anyone but herself...<<
Was there evidence in the case to support this? I’m not trying to attack you. I’m just wondering where that information came from.
Ooooooh! She plays a Strat, and ain’t bad lookin’. As I also play a very ancient Strat, in most cases I’d declare her not guilty. But not in this case! An embarrassment to Strat players world-wide!
Got it. The picture proves nothing, but there may be some other documentation. I’ll have to check it out. thanks!
The court is going to determine whether the photos will prejudice the jury.
Great Scott! Give this beeyotch the chair already! Everyone knows she’s guilty. Git er done.
Everyone should wear a flag every now and then to party while they are looking for their missing daughter.
And instant messages between her and her boyfriend during the time Caylee was missing.
Is this a death penalty case?
It proves she was partying while she said she was looking for her daughter. The daughter that evidence shows was chloriformed by her and stuck in the back of her car, with duct tape on her mouth and nose, in a laundry bag and double bagged in two trash bags, while she was going from one boyfriend's bed to the next one.
They didn’t show it to the general public.Only those present in the courtroom.
Prosecutors sought to tie Internet searches for ‘chloroform’ on the family computer to their theory that Casey Anthony subdued her daughter with chloroform before killing her.
The testimony is important because it supports the prosecutions theory that Anthony used chloroform to subdue her daughter, Caylee, before suffocating her by wrapping the toddlers head in duct tape. The dead childs body was then kept for a period of time in the trunk of Ms. Anthonys car, prosecutors allege.
The Internet search is also important to the prosecutions case because the searches were conducted in March 2008, roughly three months before Caylee went missing. Prosecutors will cite the chloroform search as evidence that Caylees death was premeditated.
Not only was she never married, she can’t (or won’t) disclose the father of Calee. She claims he’s dead. The parents of the dead friend of hers, who might be a possibility, know nothing about a possible grandchild; and I don’t think that anyone has ever supplied DNA to try for a match.
This is just about the saddest story I’ve ever heard about a little girl who never had a chance. When I think about all the people who would have gladly adopted that child (including her grandmother) I just want to cry. Did I mention that Casey is also selfish (in addition to all the other names I called her)?
God is good that I don’t live in Floriada and couldn’t possibly have been called to sit on that jury.
I've been keeping up with the trial and was watching today as the medical examiner talked about Caylee's remains...Casey Anthony did use the same tissue for the entire day...I found it interesting that she only cried from her right eye though...and then only dabbing at that one so as not to mess up her mascara I guess, and to blow her nose...that tissue was dry...Baez doesn't have a prayer imho...
Casey still looking for her missing daughter Caylee while entering the hot body contest at a local club. She is wearing her new dress and push up bra she bought at Target with stolen checks from her friend, Amy, while using Amy's car while she was on vacation.
No tears here but today she MAYBE figured out that she was going to the death chamber.
That she is a sociopath? Simple, she didn’t report her daughter’s disappearance for 31 days, she went partying like everything was super fantastic..she has lied about everything she has ever done, from being employed at Universal Studios to having a nanny, even making up imaginary people..she only cries when it suits her..she is just plain evil
Hey is she getting tweats from Weener?
“Chief Judge Belvin Perry warned the jury that it would see graphic pictures this morning.”
The jury saw the pix and heard the testimony. The weren’t there when Anthony left and then returned to the court room having used up her one kleenex.
OK. BTW, I like your name. :)
Yes it is. Does anyone know if any of these mothers who kill their children actually get death?
She'll absolutely be convicted. If she does get the death penalty it'll be because she lied, partied and then blamed her behavior on sex abuse (no evidence) by her father and also implicated her father in the real story that the baby drown accidentally.
That might outrage the jury enough for them to kill her.
Her lawyers did not try for an insanity plea (hard to qualify for as I understand it), and there do not appear to be any mental health experts on their witness list.
Here is an example of a lie from Casey: When her daughter was first reported missing, Casey said the Nanny had taken her. In explaining her story to the police, she mentioned a phone that she had at work with someone's phone number in it that they wanted.
The police, very quickly, realized she had no job. But they offered to meet her at work to get the phone. They went through the gate, she pointed out a building, entered the building and had to get almost all the way to the end of a hallway before she stopped, turned around, and told the police, "I don't really work here."
Her defense team have emphasized her "unusual" behavior, her vast number of lies, and blamed it all on sex abuse from her father. There is no evidence this ever occurred. They have embraced the idea of Crazy-Casey in order to get the jury to vote life, but they don't want to have to actually PROVE she's nuts.
>>Was there evidence in the case to support this? Im not trying to attack you. Im just wondering where that information came from.
Yes, there is tons of evidence. Way to much to respond to in a post. Please catch up on the case and decide for yourself.
Good grief...she has DEFENDERS?? I’ll have to go back and check out these threads, I’ve been too busy to FReep much.
>> (Of course there’s more, but you’d have to have followed the case to know. I doubt if anyone here really wants to recap the whole case for someone who doesn’t want to do the reasearch form him or herself.) <<
Well said. And the inquiry sounded pretty snarky, to boot.
Thanks..I like yours too :-)
Casey is a very cold, self-centered young woman who is only content when the attention is focused on her. Today is a perfect example. The attention was totally focused on Caylee -or what was left of her - and suddenly Casey is "ill". She also did a really poor job of crying. One lone tear here or there and the same tissue all day.
I also believe she will get a retrial based on the stupidity of her attorney - Baez.
>>Does anyone know if any of these mothers who kill their children actually get death?<<
In Texas they do. See: Darlie Routier.
Yeah, I see your point. I don’t follow these cases normally. I consider them people magazine stuff. But Something in the headline got my curiosity. I assumed she was the grieved mother sitting in the gallery while some monster was being tried for killing her daughter.
What I’m reading is that SHE is being accused of being the monster. I’ll check to see how the jury decides and how long it takes them.
Hard to say what finally tipped her from a selfish, spoiled brat into infanticide.
Her parents supported her before, during and after her unmarried pregnancy. She fabricated having a job and a babysitter; probably because any income she had was close to prostitution and she had to pretend Caylee was being cared for.
At the point where Caylee was beginning to talk in sentences to her grandparents and describe much of what Casey wanted to hide - the baby became a liability. It’s also possible Caylee was too much baggage for the boyfriends.
After Cindy began to show more affection & concern for Caylee and more animus toward Casey - Casey came up with the final solution; punish Cindy and remove the impediment to her wanton life-style.
>>Good grief...she has DEFENDERS??<<
Well, maybe “defenders” is too strong, but plenty of people who said the prosecutors couln’t prove she did it. They were cheering on her aquittal, and defending it tooth and nail.
One went so far as, when it was discovered that “neck breaking” had been Googled on Casey’s computer, along with “head injuries” “chloroform” etc., the defender said “Neck Breakers is the name of a BAND!” Like we’re all idiots.
My bad. I guess they opened for “Head Injuries” and “Chloroform.”