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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OMG are you watching the Grief Lady on now?
This is a train wreck...she seems a lovely person but this is a nightmare for the defense...she’s in la-la land.
She wrote something that was “peer rievewed” by BARNES and NOBLE? WTH?!?!?!
LOL, she makes Baez sound competent!
At work. What’s happening?......whacko witness?.......
Hard to know where to begin with this witness. She’s a “grief counselor” from FSU- been doing this for 40 plus years..lovely woman but VAGUE, distracted and confused.
You’ll have to see it to believe it.
The sidebars on this witness have been over 5 already...
Tomorrow Casey either does or doesn’t go on the stand.
I can’t believe how bad the defense has been. It’s inconceivable and I don’t think Baez even GETS it...
It would be suicide to put Casey on the stand.
I don’t expect that to happen.
But Baez is not the brightest bulb on the tree.................
I heard someone refer to "Aunt Clara" from Bewitched the other day in reference to another witness, this woman is TOTALLY Aunt Clara!
I keep leaving the room- I can’t listen to it- but Ashton is brilliant!
My GOD how crazy is the defense...do they EVER stop to think of what happens when they ask certain questions in the courtroom?
I had school and missed the whole afternoon. It sounds like it was major day.
IMO Casey chose Baez because she believed she could manipulate him.