Day 4 of the Casey Anthony murder trial was a bit trying. Throughout this trial, starting today with Lee Anthony’s fiance Mallory Parker, we heard about what a good mother Casey Anthony appeared to be. Mallory spoke of a special bond between Casey and Caylee and how their relationship was “amazing”. It seems throughout the trial, thus far that most of Casey’s friends and boyfriends saw Casey as a good mother. The problem I have with this is that when Casey and Ricardo were in a relationship Caylee slept in the bed with them. Casey was a liar and that dated way back. Casey was a thief and that dated way back and it seems that Casey took Caylee around with her to stay with boyfriends, and lest we forget she has always turned on anyone, especially her parents, that kept her from getting her way. A great mom……..Really??? She was really teaching Caylee the right things and being quite the nurturer. Wasn’t she? Of course we know the defense is really trying to say what a stupid liar she was, who acted very bizarre and was sexually immoral, because she was abused, but she was a great mom. It just doesn’t fit. I think the key to all of this is that Casey is a liar, a very deceptive person. Deceptive people fool the people around them, at least for a time. Casey seems to pride herself in her ability to lie and seems to get very angry at being questioned. It’s as if the whole world owes it to her to believe whatever she dishes up. We also have to take into account that there are more friends and boyfriends who have not yet testified. From what I’ve seen throughout this case I think different people saw different sides of Casey. I think as this trial goes on and we hear from more witnesses, we will see other sides of Casey.
I was impressed with Simon Birch’s testimony. He came across as very truthful, very respectful, as well as very patient. Jose Baez tried really hard to give him a hard time and he handled it well. He was adamant about the smell in the car, what happened and the order in which it happened.
George was called back to the stand and Jose Baez just cannot do anything but bully him and try to trip him up, and today it was quite obvious that he’s starting to get to George a bit. It’s as if Baez really is trying so hard to drive his theory home, that if he bullies George enough he might make someone believe it. Problem is, while George needs to calm down and let it roll off and stick with just being truthful, Baez needs to realize that he is coming across as abusive, not George.
The defense did submit a motion for a mistrial first thing this morning and it was denied. They feel as though their client’s character is being assassinated. All I can say is……….What character???
Tony was put back on the stand, but the State intended to go over a pile of text messages between he and Casey and the court has not yet had the chance to decide on which ones will be allowed, as the defense had vigorous objection to it and the Judge did seem to agree with a bit of their point, so that will likely be fine tuned on Day 5 and they will begin to address it.
The videos of Casey shopping and her car being abandoned were admitted into evidence today, with the exception of a few that were not working right.
The State appears to be taking this case from the ground up in chronological order and so they are working through the evidence and witnesses one step at a time and most if not all of the witnesses are subject to recall. In other words they are not addressing every issue with each witness that they intend to, but rather working through what they need from them that fits into where they are in the story, and they can call them back to work in different areas of their testimony when they get there.
I have a feeling that Saturday, Day 5 will likely be mostly dealing with those text messages. We shall see, but I think we are all seeing just why this case will take so long at trial. It may be a slow process, but Justice For ♥Caylee♥ is coming.