Skip to comments.Casey Anthony Trial: George Anthony Says He Didn't Believe 'At That Time' His Daughter Killed Caylee
Posted on 06/29/2011 9:02:08 AM PDT by Red Badger
George Anthony gave some of the most damning testimony in the murder trial of his daughter today, saying that Casey Anthony was the last one to see Caylee alive.
George Anthony also denied the prosecutor's claim that he had sexually abused Casey Anthony when she was a girl.
Casey Anthony is accused of murdering her daughter, 2-year-old Caylee, and could face the death penalty if convicted. Her defense team argues that the toddler accidentally drowned in the family pool and that George Anthony helped dispose of the body. They also claim that he sexually abused Casey Anthony and that she hid her daughter's death in the same manner that she hid the molestation.
In a testy exchange between George Anthony and his daughter's lawyer, Jose Baez, the lawyer asked him, "You know that sex with a child under the age of 12 is a life sentence, sir? ... You of course would never admit you molested your daughter, would you, sir?"
"Sir, I never would do anything like that to my daughter. I would never do anything to harm my daughter in that way," George Anthony shot back.
Baez snapped rhetorically, "Only in that way?"
Casey Anthony's Case Hurt By Her Father's Testimony?
George Anthony's testimony may have hurt his daughter's defense as Baez argued that George Anthony attempted to shift the focus of law enforcement to his daughter and that his experience as a former police officer helped him do it.
"Definitely something happened to Caylee, she's no longer with us and Casey was the last one I'd seen with her
one and one adds up to two no matter how you try to spin it," George Anthony said.
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I find it unbelievable that someone could be soocruel as to not even want a decent brial for a innocent child. I truely believe that Caylee became a danger to her. Caylee was reach awareness and verbalizing. Casey KNEW it was just a matter of time before her LIES would be outted by Caylee. CAYLEE HAD to be eliminated.
Pure and simple. She has lied stolen and cheated all her life. She was not about to let a 2 1/2 yr old child bring her down.
Who’s idea was it to go the ‘i was molested’ route? Was that to try and introduce mitigating circumstances to avoid the death penalty? I wonder if he accepted her claims on this because he had no faith in his case?
Yeah he is sooooo cleaver that JP walked him right into a scenerio where the Suicide note and gun could be brought before the Jury. You mean THAT backup plan.
Baez is one of the most scummie and ignorant attorneys on earth.
CA is the Kaiser Souza of child murderers. An inmate at the jail had her child die in a drowning and grandfather found the child. THEY called 911.
Surprise Casey claims a drowning with grandpa.
Standard female murder claim daddy and brother molested me. BS.
The dynamics of that family flys in the face of that. George and Lee were non-persons in that house. Cindy and Casey ran things. When the Ants seperated. Casey did not want him bak in the house. This Bitch would have played the Abuse card THEN if it were true. Did she premeditate caylees murder yes. No one carries on the lie of a babysitter and JOB for over two years, and just suddenly decide to kill her child. She planned it. No doubt in my mind.
Motive! Old enough to talk about it. That is the best possible motive I heard yet. Brings Murder 1 as a possibility. But what do you think is up with the Gas Can? Beaz is all over it for some reason. I can not understand why. What in the world does that Gas Can have to do with anything?
I wonder how of all the horrific & tragic murders out there, including others involving infants or small children, this particular one has grabbed the national media’s attention?
Standard but has to be with a goal. I don’t see how it helps the case,only maybe sentencing.
According to the article the defense is also accusing the brother of molesting her. Who’s next, the mailman?
They fixed it in the latest update...............
“I wonder... this particular one grabbed the national media’s attention?”
IMHO, the entire case was odd/strange from the beginning. A missing child, an unknown babysitter, and then it got even weirder. The “dance” pictures that came out and the smell from the car. I guess it has all the aspects of a good novel: mystery, sex, dysfunctional family, unknown father of child, etc... I remember initially praying for the safe return of this little girl and then seeing the photos of her dancing, drunk Mother and thinking, “the child is dead”. Just a thought.
Casey searching for her missing baby.
It’s really hard to understand what Baez is thinking- even as an inexperienced attorney I would have thought Cheney Mason would have had some sway within the team, but it almost seems as though Casey is calling the shots.
It’s bizzare at the least- and the judge had to supply Baez with a reason for the suicide coming in this morning- had to explain to Baez what HIS argument SHOULD be!! This lawyer is in so far over his head the judge has to assist him- just to try and be fair.
It’s all so sick and depressing. And they all 4 appear so damned normal...the whole family..until you get a glance inside ..
>>Its all so sick and depressing. And they all 4 appear so damned normal...the whole family..until you get a glance inside ..<<
I agree. It is impossible to imagine what the heck Thanksgiving was like for them.
If I didn’t see/hear what was being said I would say the writers for L&O and CSI got together with extreme recreational drugs to write the craziest script imaginable.
The only rational voices have been the Prosecutor and the Judge (and he is a bit of a “L&O cast” character as we discussed earlier). But the witnesses...
That’s a good question- I ask myself that too. I live about 10 miles from the Anthony house- so I’m local- but it’s such an odd case anyway.
Among other things remains the probability that no one will ever know what really happened. Other reasons for fascination= 31 days of silence from Casey; what she was doing during that time; the remains found within 1/2 mile of her house; no one knows who Caylee’s father is...
I am not exaggerating when I say that given the time framework, that photo (I think I saw it way back when this whole think started) makes me physically ill.
Exactly! Proving that truth indeed is stranger than fiction.
Even when I’ve been home like today and can watch the trial sometimes I just have to hit mute or switch channels fast.
I wonder if Baez own mental health has been affected by this case- or more specifically- by being in daily contact with this sociopath for the last 3 years...and if it’s affected his ability to adequately represent her...
(Or I read too many mysteries!)
It was said on Foxnews that the Anthony’s tried to talk Casey out of using himn as her lawyer and wanted someone more experinced for her.She insisted t=she use him because she liked him...not a very smart girl.
It was said on Foxnews that the Anthony’s tried to talk Casey out of using himn as her lawyer and wanted someone more experinced for her.She insisted she use him because she liked him...not a very smart girl.
>>.not a very smart girl.<<
I was going to move forward with the L&O thing (I can all but guarantee this will be used for an episode), but she is so amazingly bizarre that it will need a movie to get all of her in.
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