Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Casey Anthony 48 Hours: Only Casey Knows draws huge viewers (watch videos)

Casey Anthony 48 Hours: Only Casey Knows draws huge viewers (watch videos)

CBS' 48 Hours has revisited the Casey Anthony case with their second, full length special.  The first program, "The Untold Story of Caylee Anthony" aired to mixed reviews while the second special (which aired on April 16, 2011) focused on the upcoming trial.  The second video is titled "Only Casey Knows" and includes a focus panel that was asked to vote on the case based upon the currently released evidence.  I won't tell you what the vote was but rather let you watch the program for yourself.

The case has caused enormous media buzz and Orlando is expected to face a bombardment of press, public and even vendors as the trial begins.  Jury selection will take place on May 9, 2011 and deliberations are set to begin on May 17, 2011.  Nancy Grace is expected to return to her nighlty coverage of the case and many Florida outlets will stream the trial live as well as provide live blogging.

We're working on bringing live video to you as well, if not, you can always watch the Casey Anthony trial live streaming through MyFox Orlando or WESH. 

Check out the two CBS Specials here.

Video: Casey Anthony 48 Hours: Only Casey Knows

Click Photo to watch "The Untold Story of Caylee Anthony."

Saturday, April 16, 2011

New photo of Casey Anthony emerges showing Casey partying after Caylee’s disappearance

New photo of Casey Anthony emerges showing Casey partying after Caylee’s disappearance

Mommy's Little Girl: Casey Anthony and her Daughter Caylee's Tragic FateI know, it’s not a big surprise- we’ve seen lots of photos of Casey Anthony weeks after Caylee went missing. First there were the stripper pole, nearly lesbian photos that were supposedly club promo shots, then other photos surfaced including details of Casey’s behavior in the month following Caylee’s disappearance and subsequent murder. We know the prosecution is moving forward with their depiction of Casey as the murderous party girl who would not let anyone, or anything get in the way of her good time. The new photo may prove even more valuable in their case then the previous photos of Casey dancing.

This new photo shows Casey Anthony looking crazed as she is drinking from a red cup. The contents of the cup are not known but it appears to be a cup of beer as the photo was taken on the Fourth of July in 2008, just two weeks after Casey was last seen alive. Is it a bad photo or does Casey Anthony look like a deranged psychopath to you?

The photo was taken by a man named Will Waters who gave it to Channel 6 news in Orlando, Florida. According to reports, he had additional photos but was unable to get them off of his computer. He managed to get this one and handed it over to Detective Yuri Melich.

You can see the photo here: New Photo of Casey Anthony Drinking and Partying Two Weeks after Caylee went missing

Nancy Grace Transcript: Caylee Autopsy Photos to Come in at Murder Trial

Nancy Grace Transcript:  Caylee Autopsy Photos to Come in at Murder Trial 

Aired April 15, 2011 - 20:00:00   ET


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This young lady has got some -- definitely got a bit of a criminal past.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Casey Anthony stole checks and money from a friend, and she did this during a time when Caylee was missing.

CASEY ANTHONY, CAYLEE`S MOTHER: Can someone let me -- come on!

My daughter has been missing for the last 31 days.

I can`t sit here and be crying every two seconds.

LEE ANTHONY, CASEY`S BROTHER: Why won`t you, you know, allow us to see Caylee? She says, Well, maybe I`m a spiteful (EXPLETIVE DELETED).

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Chloroform will have to be investigated as a potential cause of death.

Mommy's Little Girl: Casey Anthony and her Daughter Caylee's Tragic FateUNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: She drugged the baby so she could go out and party.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It`s well documented Casey Anthony liked to party.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Zanny the nanny is really Xanax.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: One of her friends even says at parties, quote, "The kid slept through anything."

CINDY ANTHONY, CASEY`S MOTHER: And you know who has her?

CASEY ANTHONY: I know who has her.

I have no clue where my daughter is? Yes, that is the truth.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Casey is a very effective liar.

CINDY ANTHONY: You`re not telling me where she`s at.

CASEY ANTHONY: Because I don`t (EXPLETIVE DELETED) know where she`s at! Are you kidding me?


NANCY GRACE, HOST: Breaking news tonight in the search for a 2-year- old Florida girl, Caylee. Six months of searching culminate when skeletal remains found in a heavily wooded area just 15 house from the Anthony home confirmed to be Caylee. A utility meter reader stumbles on a tiny human skeleton, including a skull covered in light-colored a hair, the killer duct-taping and placing a heart-shaped sticker directly over the mouth, then triple bagging little Caylee like she`s trash.

As tot mom sets up her defense to point the finger at grandfather George Anthony, grandmother Cindy changes her story under oath. Bombshell tonight. Torpedo to the defense. Little Caylee`s autopsy photos will come in at tot mom`s murder trial, nearly 300 photos, including images of little Caylee`s body, including where the little girl`s remains were found.

And tonight, we learn prosecutors will bring in tot mom`s behavior in the hours and the days after Caylee goes missing, all caught on camera, photos of tot mom partying into the wee hours in mini-skirts and push-up bras, her brand-new tattoo, "the good life," "La dolce (SIC) vita" tattoo, tot mom renting movies, stocking up on beer and sexy lingerie at Target, cashing forged checks at the bank.

Tonight, will key state scientific evidence, including human decomposition in tot mom`s car and a deadly stain in tot mom`s car trunk, be thrown out of evidence, the jury will never hear it? If pointing the finger at grandfather George doesn`t work, will tot mom claim she`s sick with post-traumatic stress syndrome? Could tot mom actually walk? The countdown to trial begins now.

Straight out to Kathi Belich, reporter with CNN affiliate WFTV. Kathy, tell me the latest.

KATHI BELICH, WFTV CORRESPONDENT: The latest today, prosecutors filed a motion to try to prevent the defense from calling two new mental health experts to testify about Casey`s state of mind. Prosecutors say the experts based their opinion solely on what Casey has told them. So prosecutors claim Casey would have to take the stand in her own defense before the judge could even consider letting these experts testify. And we`re told by our legal analysts that`s a huge risk for the defense.

GRACE: To Kathi Belich, joining us there in Orlando with WFTV. So you`re telling me that the defense has now officially moved to bring in psychiatric witnesses. What`s the theory? What is her alleged mental illness, Kathi?

BELICH: Well, the prosecutors say that these defense experts have really no opinion concerning any legally recognized defense or any recognized disorder of any kind, but the defense has claimed they want these experts to testify about Casey`s state of mind.

GRACE: Let me rephrase my question. To Jean Casarez, legal correspondent, "In Session." What is the defense? Come on! Are they saying post-traumatic stress syndrome? Are they saying she`s bipolar? Are they saying she`s legally insane, or did she have a good, old-fashioned crackup? What`s their defense?

JEAN CASAREZ, "IN SESSION": They are saying it is not a mental defense. They want these experts to take the stand in their case in chief to testify and explain her consciousness of guilt actions and her state of mind.

GRACE: Straight down to Steve Helling, staff writer with "People" magazine, joining us out of Orlando there, awaiting trial. The trial is looming. We are days now from the selection of a death penalty-qualified jury. Steve Helling, I don`t get it. Since when was tot mom mentally ill or with some kind of mental defect. Explain that to me.

STEVE HELLING, "PEOPLE" MAGAZINE: Well, I wish I could, Nancy. But I -- it`s come out of nowhere, really, you know, because for the longest time, we`ve been hearing that there would be an explanation for why things were done the way they were done. We had no indication there would be any sort of -- any sort of things saying that she was -- there was anything wrong with her. So it came as a surprise to me.

GRACE: OK. Ellie Jostad, our chief editorial producer, explain to me again, what is she saying her mental problem is, some kind of emotional problem? What is it?

ELLIE JOSTAD, NANCY GRACE PRODUCER: Well, that`s the thing, Nancy. We don`t know what this alleged mental problem is. What the state is saying is that -- and remember, they deposed these two doctors, Doctors Jeffrey Danziger (ph) and William White (ph). They deposed them last week. And the state is saying in their motion that these reports from these doctors do not indicate that Casey Anthony suffers from any type of recognized personality disorder. So they want their own expert to take a look at her.

GRACE: OK, here we go. I`ve got the motion right here in front of me. It`s called a motion in limine. And what that means in simple terms is that you find out the other side is going to call something and you don`t think it`s appropriate or legal, so you file a motion to stop it before it comes in. It`s kind of like a preemptive strike.

Jean Casarez, what have we learned from the state`s motion in limine? What kind of evidence are they trying to stop? Take a look, Jean. Take a look at these photos. Does she look mentally ill to you?

CASAREZ: The prosecution is stating in this motion that after deposing these two expert witnesses -- and they`re not done yet, they got to keep deposing them -- that they spoke with Casey Anthony. So they can`t get on the stand and talk about what Casey Anthony told them. If that comes into trial, Casey has to take the stand.

GRACE: OK. So there`s the legal conundrum. The prosecution is right. They`re saying, Hey, defense, you want to call psychiatrists to say she may or may not be mentally ill or have a mental defect, you got to put her on the stand so we can cross-examine her. There`s no way -- no way! -- you can mark my word on this -- they will ever put tot mom, Casey Anthony, on the stand. Why? Because she`s going to do the same thing she did to the police, take them on wild goose chase. The jury`s going to see right through it, and it will be all she wrote.

We are taking your calls. To kelly in Illinois. Hi, Kelly.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Good afternoon. Hello, Miss Nancy Grace. How are you?

GRACE: Hi, dear. What`s your question?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I have a question. I am trying to figure out, why is it -- it angers me that Miss Casey seems to thinks that she can use these laws. I am a crime victim. And how do you use now all of a sudden your post-traumatic stress disorder? It just -- it amazes me. How is it that the laws -- how do we go through and make the laws work for us...

GRACE: Well, Kelly...

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: ... to stop people who abuse them?

GRACE: Kelly -- here`s my question, Kelly in Illinois. If she does bring in post-traumatic stress disorder, what`s her stress from? What stress does she have? She sat on her mother and father`s sofa, didn`t work for years. They footed the bill for her and her daughter. She never named who the father was, never got a penny of child support out of him, nothing. What`s her stress? Come on! Help me out, defense attorneys Randy Kessler, Atlanta, Raymond Giudice, Atlanta, defense attorneys. What`s her stress, Giudice?

RAYMOND GIUDICE, DEFENSE ATTORNEY: Well, what I believe the defense is going to try to do is show that the post-traumatic stress syndrome is what made her act so bizarrely after being notified that her child was missing. That`s the dancing, the hotpants and all that. Now...

GRACE: Hold on. Hold on, Ray.

GIUDICE: I`m just saying that`s what they`re trying to show.

GRACE: Wait just a moment.


GRACE: Liz, can you please show me the photos of tot mom and in her mini-skirt, her Nancy Sinatra boots and her push-up bra, please?. Because I want to hear you explain, Giudice, as we show these, how has she got a stress disorder. Explain that to me.

GIUDICE: Well, look, I`m not saying she does or doesn`t. I`m telling you what the defense is trying to use these...

GRACE: But how can they say that? It`s complete BS.

GIUDICE: Look -- listen...

GRACE: And there she is wearing the American flag, guzzling a mixed drink!

GIUDICE: Nancy, you and I both know that any of us can hire an expert witness to say about anything. Fortunately, the United States Supreme Court in the Dahlbert (ph) case has made it very difficult to get what`s called junk science into the courtroom. That`s what this judge is going to do is have a hearing to see if these two experts for the defense meet the qualifications...

GRACE: OK, stop! You know what?

GIUDICE: ... to allow their witnesses to...

GRACE: You know what, Ray? Ray! Ray!




GRACE: Look at the monitor!

GIUDICE: I`m looking.

GRACE: Look at the monitor! So everything you`re saying to me is like blah, blah, blah, blah...

GIUDICE: Well, because it`s the law, Nancy...

GRACE: ... because this girl is not...

GIUDICE: ... because I`m telling...

GRACE: ... mentally ill!

GIUDICE: Nancy...

GRACE: Patricia Saunders...

GIUDICE: Nancy...

GRACE: No, no, no, no. You had your chance.

GIUDICE: ... the judge may rule...

GRACE: OK, do I need to...

GIUDICE: The judge may agree with you.

GRACE: ... cut his mike? Do I need to?


GRACE: Do I need to cut your mike.

GIUDICE: No. I`m just saying...

GRACE: Dr. -- you`re still saying...

GIUDICE: Just saying what the law is.

GRACE: Dr. Saunders -- I want to see the pictures. Saunders, you`re the shrink. You got a long history of helping the mentally ill. Look at this. Is she sick?

PATRICIA SAUNDERS, PSYCHOLOGIST: No, she`s not. She doesn`t have a mental illness, Nancy. My guess is that the defense is going to try and sneak in the back door that she has some kind of stress disorder because of the accident with Caylee and she didn`t know what to do. She doesn`t have post-traumatic stress disorder. And it`s obscene when we think about the veterans that have the real deal that this woman should pretend to have it.

GRACE: But here`s the catch-22. To you, Jean Casarez. If they say she has post-traumatic stress from the accident with Caylee, then that means she was there and she was a party to it.

CASAREZ: Then she`s admitting it. You`re right. Nancy, here`s what I don`t understand. How could that come into evidence in the defense case in chief?

GRACE: You are seeing photos that we now learn will come in to evidence, tot mom partying hearty in the days, even the hours after she says her little 2-year-old girl goes missing. And now we learn from a state`s motion in limine that the defense is planning to claim of some sort of mental defect, that tot mom has a mental defect! Does she look sick to you?


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: At that point, her attorney came, and that was about noon I think he got here. He told her what he thought and what had occurred. She did break down and cry in there. We could see that she was crying. He asked for tissue. She definitely was holding her head in her hands, crying.




UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: With regret, I`m here to inform you the skeletal remains are those of the missing toddler, Caylee Anthony.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A human skull dropped out with hair around it and duct tape across the mouth.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The bombshell and most damning evidence in the autopsy report is that Caylee Anthony`s killer, allegedly her mother, Casey, put several overlapping layers of duct tape over her mouth and jaw.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The manner of death in this case is homicide.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I just wanted to let everyone know that I`m sorry for what I did.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: As the killer looked into her face, maybe her killer even saw her eyes as the tape was applied.

CINDY ANTHONY: There`s no evidence that Casey has ever done any harm to her child.

CASEY ANTHONY: I`ll take this as far as I need to prove my innocence, which I guess is my point in all of this.


GRACE: And tonight, a motion from the state tips us off the defense is planning some sort of a mental defect defense on tot mom. But take a look at the pictures of her forging checks, loading up on beer and sexy lingerie at Target in the days, literally, the hours after she says her little 2-year-old daughter goes missing. She`s not sick. Oh, no! She`s living it up! In fact, she even gets a tattoo in those days her daughter goes missing.

And with us tonight is Danny Knight out of Orlando, the owner of Cast Iron Tattoo, where tot mom got her tattoo. Let`s see a shot, Liz, of the tattoo that she got. There you go, "Bella vita," the beautiful life. Danny Knight, thank you for being with us.


GRACE: I`m good. I`m concerned not so much with the tattoo, you did a great job, but when she came in, did you mention that -- did she mention anything about her daughter being missing?

KNIGHT: No, not at all. You know, she was a regular at the shop. She was in quite a bit. So when she came in without her daughter, I asked her where she was, and she just replied she was with the nanny.

GRACE: Had you ever seen a nanny?

KNIGHT: No. Never.

GRACE: Did the little girl, Caylee, ever mention a nanny?

KNIGHT: No. And she`d been coming in for a couple years.

GRACE: OK. Mr. Knight, no offense, sir, at all, but what is she doing bringing a little 2-year-old girl into a tattoo shop?

KNIGHT: Well, we`re not the standard shop. We`re family-owned and ran, and it`s very family-friendly.

GRACE: Repeat. What`s she doing bringing a 2-year-old girl into a tattoo shop? And why was tot mom in your shop so often over the last couple of years? Are there other tattoos I don`t know about?

KNIGHT: She`s got a small shamrock on her lower back, but that`s really about it. She came in with a small group of people, and any time anybody got one, they all came in together. And at the time, we had a piercer named Jonathan that she went to school with.

GRACE: A piercer?


GRACE: OK, what on tot mom`s body is pierced, dare I ask it?

KNIGHT: Nothing, to my knowledge. She never got pierced at the shop. She just went to school with the piercer.

GRACE: Now, the tattoo that she got, "Bella vita," what does that mean?

KNIGHT: Beautiful life.

GRACE: Did she tell you why she picked that out?

KNIGHT: No. You know, at the time, there was really no concern of it. You know, it wasn`t until later, when you looked back, that it was disturbing.

GRACE: Do you remember the date that she came into your shop?

KNIGHT: Not off the top of my head.

GRACE: In retrospect, do you recall when the little girl went missing?

KNIGHT: She was in the shop prior to the day the phone call she and her mother made about the child being missing.

GRACE: Have police questioned you? Do you plan to be a witness at the trial?

KNIGHT: Yes, I`ve already been subpoenaed by the prosecution.

GRACE: With me is Dan Knight, owner of Cast Iron Tattoo, where tot mom got her "Bella vita," the beautiful life, tattoo in literally the days after the little girl goes missing. What kind of a mood was she in, Mr. Knight, when she came in? Was she upset, concerned, pensive? Did she cry?

KNIGHT: No, she seemed as normal as any other time she`d been in there with or without Caylee.

GRACE: So these are in the days after she says somebody swipes her 2- year-old girl, and she never cried, never revealed to you the girl was missing, and in fact, sat there for a couple of hours, I presume, getting "the beautiful life" tattooed on her shoulder?

KNIGHT: She had had the tattoo the last time I`d seen her. She was making an appointment for the following Saturday.

GRACE: What did she want done on the following Saturday?

KNIGHT: She hadn`t discussed it. We were going to draw it up Saturday when she came in.



CASEY ANTHONY: Tell him I ate cole slaw. I hated bologna. I`ve been eating bologna and cheese on occasion.

Every day, I`ve been beating myself up about this.


CASEY ANTHONY: Every single day.


CASEY ANTHONY: Not knowing where to go, what to do, running in circles, literally, because that`s all I can do at this point.

Oh, man, I don`t want to start crying.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And there was no type of emotion whatsoever.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If anything, we saw a couple smiles and a couple of smirks and no tears.


GRACE: The countdown to tot mom`s murder trial in the death of her 2- year-old little girl, Caylee, starts now. Jury selection set to start in just days.

With us tonight, taking your calls, Danny Knight, the owner of Cast Iron Tattoo, where tot mom saunters in to get a tattoo that says "Bella vita" on July 3. Her daughter, she says, goes missing June 16th, so two weeks later, she gets this tattoo. She goes back in July 14th to discuss even more tattoos on her body. She`s arrested 48 hours later, on July 16th.

We are taking your calls. To Linda in New York. Hi, Linda.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Hi, Nancy. I first want to say hello to one multiple mom from another. I`m a mom of triplets.

GRACE: God bless you, Linda.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He most certainly did. You have it easy!

GRACE: Tell it. I know. You know, I always wanted four children, and sometimes at the end of the day, you know, I don`t know how I would even consider it with the two that I`ve got. So god bless you with your triplets.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Thank you. I`m going to...

GRACE: What`s your question, love?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: ... school, too, and it`s (INAUDIBLE)

GRACE: Oh, Lord!

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It`s worth every second. Anyway, if Caylee`s were remains skeletalized, how would her manner of death be found?

GRACE: OK, if her remains were skeletonized, how would what?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The manner of her death be found.

GRACE: That`s a great question. Out to Steve Helling, staff writer with "People" magazine. Explain how they determined cause of death.

HELLING: Well, that`s the problem right now, is that there are certain things that they can`t explain because...

GRACE: Hold on. Let me back it up. Why did they believe chloroform was used, Steve Helling?

HELLING: Well, obviously, because of the searches on Casey`s computer that were for chloroform, as well as neck breaking and some other scary things, and then the high concentration of what appears to be chlorine -- or chloroform in the trunk of the car. So all that put together makes them believe that.

GRACE: You know, he`s right, Jean Casarez. From the skeletalized body alone, they can`t tell cause of death. But they do know the skull was wrapped in duct tape across the mouth and I believe partially over the nose. And then chloroform turned up in the car trunk, and you`ve got the computer with searches for how to make homemade chloroform.

CASAREZ: And this is why it`s so critical for the prosecution that chloroform come into this trial because the prosecutors have to prove aggravated child abuse if they want a felony murder conviction.



UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: After about 7:00 when I still hadn`t heard anything I was getting pretty upset, pretty frantic.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Casey gets a tattoo on her shoulder that reads Bella Vita, good life.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: -- about a new boyfriend in New York (inaudible) the child that wasn`t even came up.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I wasn`t sure what I would say about not knowing where Caylee was.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Her 3-year-old daughter Caylee is missing. What is she doing? She`s out buying lingerie. Check out the video here. It`s checking out at Target buying food, beer, the lingerie, of course. Thousands of photos, photos like that Casey partying it up.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Some of these photos are from the time when Caylee disappeared.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: There you see, tot mom urinating in a public parking lot. That`s classy.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: -- innocent angel baby just so she could out and be a party girl.


GRACE: We are taking your calls. Back to Danny Knight owner of Cast Iron Tattoo where tot mom got that Bella Vita tattoo just a few days after she claimed her child was kidnapped. But she kept it a secret to do her own investigation. What did she say about her car, Danny?

KNIGHT: She told me that she had borrowed a friend`s car. She had to go pick them up at the airport coming in from Puerto Rico on a trip she was supposed to go on, but couldn`t because of the baby and even though the luggage wouldn`t fit in her car.

GRACE: Did she mention where her car was?


GRACE: So much luggage that she -- so much luggage that she needed a different car.

KNIGHT: Yes. Really looking back wasn`t much bigger than her car.

GRACE: What kind of a car did she drive to your shop?

KNIGHT: It was a small compact four door.

GRACE: OK. She said she couldn`t go on the trip to Puerto Rico because of Caylee, the little baby?

KNIGHT: Yes, responsibilities as a mother she said.

GRACE: You know, that`s very interesting that she said that. Out to Dr. Patricia Saunders, clinical psychologist. A lot of people say why, why would she do this? State doesn`t have to show motive. But here you hear her saying I wanted to go on this trip with my friends to Puerto Rico, but I couldn`t because of Caylee.

PATRICIA SAUNDERS, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: Well, it`s like the original statement when Caylee was born that she reportedly made to her mother. She wanted to put her up for adoption and her mother insisted no that she keep her. She didn`t want this child. She didn`t like her. She sure as heck didn`t love her. She was an inconvenience.

GRACE: Now joining us. A special guest out of Orlando, Bill Sheaffer, former prosecutor and WFTV legal analyst. Bill, thank you for being with us. What is your analysis of what`s happening in the courtroom?

BILL SHEAFFER, FORMER PROSECUTOR, WFTV LEGAL ANALYST: Well, the state has moved to cut off this defense of the fact that she`s suffering from some mental disorder because, really, what the defense is trying to do is get her story out without putting her on the witness stand and subjecting her to a rigorous cross-examination.

By the way, all the evidence is going to come in, all of these pieces to the puzzle are going before this jury and when you piece this puzzle together it`s going to clearly show the picture of the killer and it`s going to be Casey Anthony`s picture.

GRACE: You know, Bill Sheaffer, for everyone joining us live Orlando tonight. You`re saying all this evidence is going to come in. I disagree. I don`t think the judge will allow over 300 photos, autopsy photos in.

I think he`s going to throw a lot of them out because they may be duplicative, because they may not prove that much. I think some of them are going to come in.

Also what about the party pics, Bill Sheaffer? I really believe the jury has a right to see these because it shows her frame of mind in the days and even hours after her little girl goes missing.

SHEAFFER: Well, firstly, they are not trying to get in 300 photographs of the autopsy. OK. Secondly, what was your question secondly?

GRACE: Party pics.

SHEAFFER: The party pics that will come in are the pictures that were taken during the time that the child went missing because they are inconsistent with the mother of a child who has been kidnapped and it goes to her state of mind and, again, another piece to the puzzle.

You know what we can`t do, Nancy. What we can`t do is zero in on any one particular piece of this puzzle. It is a strong circumstantial evidence case and all of these pieces fit and interlock one to another and that`s how the state`s going to prove this case, that`s what`s going to be her downfall.

GRACE: What about -- let`s see, Liz, the video of her at target where she`s stocking up on beer and sexy lingerie and this is literally in the days after she says her daughter is stolen at a public park.

Unleash the lawyers, not only do we have Bill Sheaffer, former prosecutor, WFTV legal analyst joining us here in Orlando (inaudible) in this courthouse many, many times in front of this judge.

Take a look at this, Bill Sheaffer, Raymond, Randy Kessler. There`s tot mom, let`s see. What is she buying? There you go. What is that? Six-pack of beer. Some chips. Plenty of food to take over to her boyfriend`s house as if she`s cooking.

Let me see. There`s a little lettuce in a bag. Yes and some sexy lingerie. Explain to me what`s the mental defect again?

RANDY KESSLER, DEFENSE ATTORNEY: You know both side have problems here, Nancy.

GRACE: No, no, answer my question.

KESSLER: The mental defect? It`s denial. She`s in a state of denial. She`s trying to act normal to make her life feel normal when she`s in this traumatic state. Her child is missing or dead and if she`s innocent then she`s trying to do something that`s normal and to her that was normal.

GRACE: Out to our bounty hunter who bailed tot mom out of jail. She offered to bail her out a second time under the condition she`s tell the truth. Of course, she refused. Leonard, thank you for being with us. Leonard joining us from Sacramento, California. Leonard, do you expect to be a witness at trial?

LEONARD PADILLA, BOUNTY HUNTER: No, I don`t. I don`t think either the prosecution or the defense will call me as a witness.

GRACE: Why do you say that?

PADILLA: Well, because I don`t the defense doesn`t want certain things that we were privy too on the table and I don`t think the prosecution needs us.

GRACE: I wouldn`t make a prediction on this because after the defense puts its case out, the state will need a rebuttal case. So I would not foreclose you being a witness in the rebuttal case, Leonard Padilla.

PADILLA: OK, the case in chief I don`t believe. The rebuttal case is a different thing because I think they will bring in certain things. The defense -- here`s the thing. The defense is going to do an end run on them. They`re not going to go with what everybody thinks.

They`re going to try to blame the situation on a drowning, on George, on a diaper, with pool cleaner that turned into chloroform in the trunk. That`s the way they are going to go. They just haven`t brought it up right now publicly. That`s the way they will go. You watch, Nancy.

GRACE: OK, I`m going to watch. I`ll hold your feet to the fire. Back to Danny Knight, the owner of Cast Iron Tattoo where tot mom got the Bella Vita tattoo in the hours after Caylee allegedly goes missing. When you saw Caylee, when her mother would bring her to the tattoo parlor what was their relationship with tot mom? How did they interact?

KNIGHT: Looking back, you know, that`s the scariest part. She was a very attentive mother.

GRACE: What do you mean by that?

KNIGHT: Very playful, always concerned where she was, holding her hand. Whatever she was doing that baby was with her.

GRACE: You know a lot of people ask where did it go wrong? Her relationship with her 2-year-old little girl. The state says why does it matter? Little Caylee is dead and her mother, tot mom is charged with murder one.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The sticker over the mouth.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: First one piece then two then three so that no breath was possible.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I spent the day almost completely by myself.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I love her and I support her.





UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: My daughter has been missing for the last 31 days.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She was sweaty in bed.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Just completely and utterly miserable.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I tried to contact her.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Caylee was murdered. Her body was disposed of like trash.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I need to be looked as a victim.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She`s like a chameleon when she`s with a guy.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: So frustrated with all of this.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: My life has been taken from me. Everything has been taken from me.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I have been looking for her and have gone through other resources to try to find her, which is stupid.


GRACE: We are taking your calls live straight out to Amanda in Louisiana. Hi, Amanda.

CALLER: Hi, Miss Grace.

GRACE: Hi, dear. What`s your question?

CALLER: I want to know if the sticker that was placed on Caylee`s mouth is going be admissible in the court and if they have been able to lift DNA off of that sticker?

GRACE: Good question. What about it, Jean Casarez.

JEAN CASAREZ: It was a sticker that was found at the crime scene. That should be coming in, but as far as that sticky residue that an FBI analyst found on the duct tape that was eaten up during testing. We don`t know if her testimony as to what she saw would come in to this trial.

GRACE: But why wouldn`t it? Why wouldn`t it come in to testimony, Jean?

CASAREZ: Well, the defense has argued that it`s there. Nobody can see it. Nobody else saw it so it`s a figment of her imagination.

GRACE: But that is for the jury to decide. Under the law it`s my belief that the scientist will come to the stand and will testify to that and then they can cross-examine the scientist as much as they want to.

But that`s for a jury to decide not for the lawyer to decide. Let me ask you about what`s going to happen, jury selection is set to start in days. And the judge really believes that they can start striking the jury and then say in less than 10 business days they will have a death penalty qualified jury?

SHEAFFER: Absolutely. I have all the faith in the world that if any judge can get a jury in that period of too many it`s going to be Judge Perry. He`s going to put their feet to the fire. By the way, he cut off any shenanigans with the defense.

And delaying this trial by not selecting the jury because as he said what we`ll do is we`ll bring you back to Orlando, you don`t get a jury here. We`ll go to yet another undisclosed location. We`re getting a jury. This trial is not going to be delayed because of the defense inability to accept a jury.

GRACE: OK. Let me get this straight. The judge is going start jury selection and within about six to seven business days, not even that many, they are going have a death qualified jury. Mr. Sheaffer, do you believe that?

SHEAFFER: Is that a question?


SHEAFFER: Absolutely, I believe in that.

GRACE: I know this is a no nonsense judge.

SHEAFFER: Don`t forget we`re in Florida. It`s not that hard to get a death qualified jury in Florida much less the only hurdle is going to be get us to a venue that doesn`t watch your show, that doesn`t listen to all of the media coverage, does not know who I am or any of the other parties in this case. They are going to go to a jurisdiction that they have not heard about --

GRACE: Where they don`t have cable TV. Come on, Sheaffer, everybody has got cable TV, but the reality is this. Even if -- unleash the other lawyers.

It`s not a question as to whether the jurors have seen coverage. The question is, having seen coverage, does that, will you be able to render a fair and impartial verdict that speaks the truth. That`s the question.

Because come on, think about O.J. Simpson`s double murder trial, they all knew about the case but they promised that they could be impartial.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Right, you may actually want it to be in a place where they`ve seen it so much that they`re just tired of the story and they are ignoring it and they`re desensitized to it.

You know, that maybe better instead of the other. Everybody has heard about this story and you`re not going to find a jury that hasn`t heard it or seen it or watched it or read about it.

GRACE: So tonight, we learned the defense may try to bring some type of mental defect on tot mom. To Andrew J. Scott, former chief of police, Boca Raton, Florida, president of AJS Consulting. He`s joining us out of Miami, Florida tonight.

And here`s my question. We know what she did when she told the cops what happened. She took them on a goose chase that went hours and hours. Even taking them through security to the parking lot into Universal Studios, down the hall and just as the cops put their hand on a door knob she goes OK, I don`t work here. I lied.

If they had to put her on the stand to show a mental defect and she starts up trying to lead the jury down the garden path what will happen?

ANDREW J. SCOTT, FORMER CHIEF OF POLICE, BOCA RATON, FLORIDA: My thoughts it`s going to work out very well for her. You know, clearly she has some type of sociopathic tendencies that allows her to compartmentalize the loss of her daughter, continue to gallivant around during the evening hours or the day with regards to not paying attention her daughter being missing.

Clearly the jury is not going buy that and you put that in the totality of the other pieces to this puzzle, it`s going to be very difficult to put one over on the jury, I believe.

GRACE: You know a lot of people are wondering about cause of death and why the car trunk, why chloroform. It`s very obvious, Dr. Patricia Saunders that she was living the free and single life.

There were many, many nights that Casey and George, excuse me, Cindy and George Anthony were not taking care, were not babysitting Caylee. Tot mom had her, she was out partying. It was the babysitter chloroform in the trunk.

SAUNDERS: Yes, and it just reflects again on her callousness that either that or --

GRACE: To Dr. Bill Manion, our medical examiner from Burlington County, New Jersey, does the way the body was disposed of the bag, the duct tape, work against the accidental death theory?

DR. BILL MANION, MEDICAL EXAMINER, BURLINGTON COUNTRY, NEW JERSEY: Well, it remains all circumstantial evidence and if the defense is that she dropped the child by accident. The child got hung by accident playing with ropes while she was out playing with the cords or something.

If there`s some accidental theory that they want to come up we can`t tell from the way the body was found, the way the child really died. All we can tell is there are no fractures. There`s no bullet wound. There are no gunshot wounds. There`s no stab. No injuries to the bones.

GRACE: But, Dr. Bill Manion, in all the cases that you have handled, when there`s an accident all death, does the mother wrap the body in trash bags and throw the body on the street?

MANION: Well, if she was out partying and came home and found the baby had suffocated by mistake, she might panic and do that.

GRACE: Well, why not call 911?

MANION: Because she had abandoned her child. She would be charged with endangerment.

GRACE: And now CNN Heroes.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Caylee Marie became a CNN Hero in 2008 when she was a sophomore in high school. At the time her organization, tune for troops had shipped more than 200,000 CDs and DVDs to U.S. military members overseas. It was Caylee`s way to say thank you.

CAYLEE MARIE: Tunes for the Troops have gone so far these past five years. There`s absolutely nothing that I would change because it has made a difference in so many people`s lives.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Today, Caylee`s on a military ROTC scholarship at Tennessee Tech University, which has become the new home of her organization.

CAYLEE MARIE: Tunes for Troops is now part of the service learning. There`s basically a staff and student workers that volunteer for community service hours. This way the troops will be able to continue even once I graduate.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This week, volunteers gather to pack the latest shipment of CDs and DVDs, which included a special milestone, the group`s one millionth disc.

CAYLEE MARIE: One of the guitarists from Leonard Skinner showed up at our packing party to actually pack the one millionth CD.

Once I graduate, I will be able to know that it`s in wonderful hands. Who knows, once I am an officer in the United States Army, I could potentially benefit from Tunes in Troops getting CDs and DVD. I mean, that`s pretty cool.




UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Nobody`s letting me speak.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I know she sees herself as a victim, but that`s the same denial she`s done since the beginning.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I have no one to comfort me but myself.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It`s completely like sociopathic personality pattern.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Mom, I know what - you guys understanding. I`m honestly a victim and keeping me here, you`re not helping me help myself.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: She really believes she`s the victim.


GRACE: We are taking your calls, live out to Melanie in New Mexico. Hi, Melanie.

CALLER: Hi, Nancy. I just want to say that you`re amazing soul and your twins are just so precious. Dear, my question is, why is it so hard for everyone to see, especially Casey`s parents, that she has something to do with this?

She totally has something to do with this and furthermore, I cannot get any rest at night because my soul literally stands guard over my precious boys while they sleep. I couldn`t even imagine not knowing where my precious boys were at for one second, let alone for a month or two like she claims.

I mean, honestly, as a mother and as a person who would gladly give my life for any precious child, I just don`t understand. Please help me understand.

GRACE: Melanie, in New Mexico, the reason you don`t understand is because it`s not true. It`s not true. Jean Casarez, weigh in.

CASAREZ: I don`t think we can get inside the heads of George and Cindy Anthony because remember with all the altercations they had. They lived together in that home and they lived to support their daughter and at night I bet they wake up wanting justice for Caylee.

GRACE: Lawyers, if they stack the jury with a bunch of mothers, what do you think is going to happen?


GRACE: Guidice?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, Melanie reflects that I think the feeling of any parent, male or female or any grandma or any grandfather. It`s a problem for the defense.

GRACE: What about it, Kessler?

KESSLER: They still have problems. Where is the eyewitness? Where is the motive? You know, they`re still problems.

GRACE: I knew I could count on you, Randy. OK. Let`s stop and remember Army Staff Sergeant Christopher Morningstar, 27, San Antonio, Texas, killed in Iraq. Awarded National Defense Service medal, loved outdoors, barbecues, time with friends, his children. Leaves behind grieving mother Holly, daughter, Victoria, son, Wyatt. Christopher Morningstar, American Hero.

Thanks to our guests, but especially to you and a special good night from the New York control room. Good night, Brett, Liz, Rosie. Who is on the end? There you go, Dana.

And happy birthday to our Georgia friend Jim. Loves travel and concerts and favorite music is country western and gospel. Never met a stranger. Happy birthday, Jim. Everyone, I`ll see you Monday night, 8:00 sharp, Eastern and until then, good night, friend.


Nancy Grace: Casey Anthony transcript April 8, 2011

Nancy Grace: Casey Anthony transcript April 8, 2011

Casey Anthony`s Mother Admits Covering up Odor in Car With Dryer Sheets
Aired April 8, 2011 - 20:00:00   ET


CINDY ANTHONY, CASEY`S MOTHER: There`s something wrong. I found my daughter`s car today.

It was the worst thing I had ever smelled in my life.

And it smells like there`s been a dead body in the damn car!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did you do anything to the trunk of the car?

CINDY ANTHONY: I sprayed the entire car with Febreze. I used almost a whole can.

There was no odor in the car when it was towed down to the towing company. No odor.

And then I put dryer sheets throughout the car.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Are you referring to fabric softeners?


There was a bag of pizza for what, 12 days, in the back of the car, full of maggots. It stunk so bad.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Why`d you do that?

CINDY ANTHONY: Because there was an odor in the trunk of the car.

There was no odor in the car. No odor.

It was the worst thing I had ever smelled in my life.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You, in fact, said in your deposition that you did not put dryer sheets, at least not in the back seat of the car, and you had no reason why you could have. Can you explain why you`re testifying today that you did put those items in the car?

Death on the D-List (Hailey Dean)CINDY ANTHONY: Because I remember that I did. You know, that was very traumatic for me and it`s still very traumatic for me. I get bits and pieces of stuff that continues to come back to me in my memory.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Casey is going through a nightmare. She`s also someone`s child.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You are Casey Anthony`s mother?



NANCY GRACE, HOST: Breaking news tonight in the search for a 2-year- old Florida girl, Caylee. Six months of searching culminates when skeleton remains found in a heavily wooded area just 15 houses from the Anthony home confirmed to be Caylee. A utility meter reader stumbles upon a tiny human skeleton, including a skull covered in light-colored hair, the killer duct taping and placing a heart-shaped sticker directly over the mouth, then triple bagging little Caylee like she`s trash. Is tot`s mom defense set to point the finger at grandfather George Anthony for Caylee`s murder? Who else will she blame?

Bombshell tonight. Did grandmother Cindy Anthony change her story under oath, pulling a 180 about her clean-up of tot mom`s car`s dead body stench? Did Cindy Anthony drench the car and the trunk with Febreze, then dryer sheets, to get rid of the smell?

Torpedo to the state tonight. The judge rules jurors will neither see nor hear of tot mom behind bar doubling over, hyperventilating when she learns police find Caylee`s body. But photos of tot mom in miniskirts and push-up bras partying in the days and hours after Caylee goes missing will go to the jury. The countdown to trial begins now.

To Jean Casarez, legal correspondent, "In Session." Jean, respond to the judge`s ruling. Set me straight. Now, I recall tot mom was behind bars. Nobody had found the body. And then there were several searches in this place and that, no reaction. But when she finds out that -- she`s seeing a TV behind bars. She`s seeing the local coverage. Let`s see the local coverage, Dana. What she saw was them out there looking for the body. The big banner at the bottom says, "Has Caylee been found?" She allegedly doubles over, turns red in the face and hands, asks for medication, says her handcuffs are too tight. Look, look, look! Look, this is what she saw.


KATHI BELICH, WFTV: ... in or around that bag. They`re not disturbing it. The crime scene investigators are here, and they will very carefully approach the scene. They don`t want to disturb anything. There might be footprints. There might be tire tracks. There might be other things in the area that they don`t want to disturb. And of course, this rain is creating a challenge for them, as well. I`m guessing that they`re probably trying to set up some sort of a tent area over there. Maybe you can see better from the helicopter whether they`re doing that, in fact, so that the rain doesn`t disturb everything. Obviously, it`s been probably out there for months, as it is, through several storms as well.


GRACE: Reports are that that is what tot mom saw behind bars. She saw Kathi Belich reporting on the discovery of her 2-year-old daughter`s remains. Describe her reaction as we know it, Jean Casarez.

JEAN CASAREZ, "IN SESSION": Well, her reaction was one that we have heard is that she started hyperventilating. They had never seen such emotion in her. It was videotaped from stationary security cameras. But Nancy, right before the judge was to rule on this motion, prosecution stepped forward and said, Your honor, we will not be trying to enter this video into evidence.

GRACE: But why, Jean?

CASAREZ: Appealable issue.

GRACE: Well, everything`s an appealable issue (INAUDIBLE)

CASAREZ: I think they believe the prejudice could override the probative value with an appellate court.

GRACE: Unleash the lawyers. We`re taking your calls live. First of all, Doug Burns, former prosecutor turned defense lawyer, New York, famed defense attorney Daniel Horowitz out of the San Francisco area.

Daniel Horowitz, every thing, every scintilla of evidence the state brings on at trial is going to be prejudicial. This is a death penalty murder trial. They`re not bringing on photos of her at her debutante ball in the 12th grade. No! That`s not what`s happening. So everything`s going to be prejudicial. Explain to me -- here she is crying on Friday in court. Explain to me, Horowitz, the probative and prejudicial value, in a nutshell, of her hyperventilating, doubling over. She didn`t cry. She just turned red and said her handcuffs were too tight when she saw Caylee`s body had been found.

DANIEL HOROWITZ, DEFENSE ATTORNEY: Right. So we`re going to blame her because her reaction to her daughter`s body being found isn`t the way that we think it should be. There`s some magical standard that we, the people watching her on television and in the courtroom, know better than the victims of the crimes how they should react. She is the mother of a daughter who died.

GRACE: OK, Daniel...

HOROWITZ: Don`t blame her for killing the daughter just by her reaction.

GRACE: Daniel, yes, I didn`t ask you to get up on your soapbox. I appreciate that. Doug, can we just get the answer to my question? What was the state trying to prove when they sought to enter this into evidence?

DOUG BURNS, DEFENSE ATTORNEY: They`re trying to show that a reaction is consciousness of guilt. But I`ll tell you what, Nancy, seriously. I have to point out that -- let`s say she didn`t react at all. I think that would be much stronger for the prosecution.

GRACE: OK, Doug and Daniel...

BURNS: Seriously.

GRACE: ... let -- let me clue you in on where I thought the state -- where I think the state was going. There were many other searches, including Leonard Padilla, the bounty hunter. He searched the Little Econ River. That was on the news over and over. And people within the jail said she`d look at that and go, Huh, and keep on walking. But when she saw where they were searching, she doubled over and started hyperventilating. Are you with me?

Sheryl McCollum, straighten out the lawyers!

SHERYL MCCOLLUM, CRIME ANALYST: I`m with you. She reacted to that scene before they had identified the baby. She reacted because she knew damn well where the baby was.

GRACE: Exactly! To Leonard Padilla, joining us, bounty hunter out of Sacramento, California. He bailed tot mom out of jail one time. Leonard, remember when you searched -- you organized a search, the Little Econ River. You also, I believe, were part of a search in the Jay Blanchard (ph) Park where she said that Caylee had been kidnapped and snatched by the nanny.


GRACE: When all of that happened...

PADILLA: ... the Little Econ...

GRACE: ... it would be on the news, and tot mom would have no reaction whatsoever. She`d just go, Huh, and just keep on going.

PADILLA: Yes. The Little Econ is part of the Jay Blanchard park. And that`s absolutely correct. We were out there for a full day, and when we thought we had something -- because a lot of people don`t realize it, but these were all professional divers that had volunteered their time. There were Coast Guard, deputy sheriffs and local firemen. They weren`t...

GRACE: We are taking your calls.

PADILLA: ... amateurs.

GRACE: Out to Shylyne in Ohio. Hi, Shylyne.


GRACE: Hi, dear. What`s your question?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Well, my question is on behalf of George Anthony and the notion that Casey`s defense is now pointing the finger at George Anthony. I`d like to know if he has a lawyer and if there`s anything he can maybe do to fight back charges of slander because I think he`s been through enough and it`s ridiculous.

GRACE: Well, I`ve got to agree with you, Shylyne in Ohio, that George Anthony has been through enough. Actually, with me tonight is a special guest out of Orlando. It`s renowned attorney Mark Nejame. He is the former attorney for Cindy and George Anthony. He chose to come off the case. Mark Nejame, thank you for being with us.


GRACE: I know you`ll not divulge any attorney-client confidentiality because that goes with you, whether you`re still representing them or not. But why did you come off the case?

NEJAME: It was stated publicly, and I had their blessings, in fact, by their PR person at the time, in order to be an adviser, you have to have people following your advice, and if my advice not to make statements and go public on certain matters was not followed, then I didn`t feel like I could be effective.

GRACE: Now, Mark Nejame, you have a very long list of successful cases that you have represented. But let me remind you, Mr. Nejame, that your statement at the time was, I terminated my representation after I, quote, "had enough of you not following advice, being deceptive, and working against the cause of finding Caylee and shifting your focus to defending Casey." Ringing a bell?

NEJAME: Well, that`s quite different. That was a private letter that I sent and I had never divulged that publicly, and the first time it`s ever being discussed publicly is right now. What happened is, is that I had sent a private letter to them, and for some reason, the defendant`s attorney, Mr. Baez, found it in his possession. And that was only sent to George and Cindy Anthony. So apparently, it was provided to Mr. Baez by them, and in fact, it was attached to one of his motions, so it`s now public. And of course, there would be no lawyer-client privilege which would now attach because somebody -- they`ve apparently chosen to have it be made public.

So the fact of the matter is, that private, which you just read, letter from me to them stated that -- very much what you`ve just said. I felt like it was not -- my goal was to find out what happened to this child, and if it led to their daughter, so be it. And that was the agreement that I agreed -- that they agreed to go with if I was going to represent them. When I thought...

GRACE: You know, Mr. Nejame...

NEJAME: ... it was going in a different direction, I got off.

GRACE: Mr. Nejame, many of us respect your record as an attorney. I`m going to ask the other lawyers to comment on this to save you from having to comment on it. These are your clients, in effect, still.

Daniel Horowitz, when the lawyer comes off the case and the next lawyer releases this statement, that`s a big boo-boo. Why would Baez release a letter, a private letter from Nejame saying, You`re being deceptive and you`re not trying to find Caylee, you`re trying to defend Casey? What about it, Horowitz?

HOROWITZ: I think Baez is playing to the media. He`s not doing what`s best for his client and he`s going to hurt his defense team. There`s going to be fights in that defense team because of his tactics. You watch.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The child was put into a plastic bag, then another plastic bag, then a third plastic bag, and then duct tape around her face so tight that it took off her hair! This was no accident.




CASEY ANTHONY, CAYLEE`S MOTHER: I love her dearly and I want nothing more than for her to come home and to be safe and to be where she belongs with her family.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is Orange County utilities emergency dispatch. We`ve found a human skull.

911 OPERATOR: Oh, my gosh!


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It`s right off of Suburban and Chickasaw in the Caylee Anthony area, right by the (INAUDIBLE)


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This is the first time Casey has had an anxiety attack and asked for sedatives.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Really shallow breathing. Her hands started to sweat.

GEORGE ANTHONY, CASEY`S FATHER: I would give my life right this second to have her be dropped off in front of all of us. I would do that.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: ... that he had text-messaged family members that he wanted to end his life.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: A suicide note in his possession.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He used words like he wanted to be with Caylee.

GEORGE ANTHONY: (INAUDIBLE) that I am the one that actually taught her "You Are My Sunshine." She was my sunshine.

CASEY ANTHONY: I wish that none of this would have ever happened.


GRACE: We are taking your calls. Evidence suppressed, evidence coming in, we learn evidence against tot mom of her reaction when she finds out the location where police are searching for this child`s body -- the jury will never see it. It was actually caught on video behind jailhouse bars. They`ll never see it. They`ll never hear about it.

Now, is the defense planning to blame George Anthony? Also, what do Febreze and Bounce have to do with a murder trial? Help me out, Drew Petrimoulx, joining me there in Orlando. What does this have to do with a murder trial?

DREW PETRIMOULX, WDBO RADIO: Well, you know, in the initial -- when this -- when Cindy Anthony first learned of what had happened, she made comments that the smell in the car of Casey Anthony`s trunk smelled like death. And she -- in court the other day, she testified that she sprayed Febreze in the car and also put dryer sheets in there to try to, you know, get rid of some of that smell.

But the prosecution took issue with that because he said that she was changing her testimony. In depositions, she said she sprayed it with Febreze but never actually used the dryer seats. So the prosecution accused her of basically changing up her testimony and called her out in court for that.

GRACE: Jean Casarez, exactly what went down?

CASAREZ: All right. On July 15, 2008, when the car was finally in the family`s garage, the doors were opened, the trunk was opened for 10 hours almost. She said on direct examination that she sprayed almost an entire bottle of Febreze because, she said, at the time, It was the worst smell I had ever smelled in my life. But she was impeached by her deposition in 2009 when she said, I don`t know anything about dryer sheets in the car.

GRACE: So long story short, either she forgot it in all the drama that`s been going on, or it`s more nefarious, where she actually lied to cover it up. I don`t know. I just don`t see her lying about this. She`s already saying, I used Febreze or I used these dryer seats. What difference if she used something else, as well? The words are damming -- "It smells like a dead body in the damn car."

Out to Ellie Jostad. What else has been going down in the courtroom? We know tot mom has been in the courtroom the last days. Why?

ELLIE JOSTAD, NANCY GRACE PRODUCER: Right. Well, she`s been there for all of these hearings, very important hearings on what evidence is going to be admitted, very important scientific evidence like tests in the air in her car, air that, according to the state`s expert, showed the signs of human decomposition. So Casey Anthony has been there for all those hearings. On Friday, we saw her actually mouth "I love you" to her mother, which was something we haven`t seen an exchange like them for a while.

GRACE: We are taking your calls. Out to Terry in Maryland. Hi, Terry.


GRACE: Thank you.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Thank you so much for being an advocate for Caylee.

GRACE: And thank you for calling in. What is your question, dear?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I have a comment and a question.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Is the correctional facility that Casey is in -- are they giving her some sort of sedative for her to be composed during these court proceedings? I mean, she shows no emotion. We`re talking about her child being dead.

GRACE: That`s a good question. Jean Casarez, do we know?

CASAREZ: OK, first of all, I`ve really studied her. I think she does show emotion. Emotion toward Caylee, no. I do not see emotion toward Caylee. But I`ve seen her with a lot of smiles and intensity in writing. I`ve seen her hit Jose Baez`s leg when she thought something went well. So I do see reaction. I do see emotion.


CINDY ANTHONY: She loves that child.

I feel that my daughter from day one has gotten -- she has been a victim just as much as Caylee.

CASEY ANTHONY: I need to be looked at as a victim. I`m just as much of a victim as the rest of you.




CINDY ANTHONY: All it seemed like from day one, you guys were building a case against Casey as a murderer.

CASEY ANTHONY: Mommy loves her very much. She`s the most important thing in this entire world to me!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Casey Anthony`s party photos.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: High levels of chloroform found in the trunk of Casey`s car.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You in the habit of keeping chloroform in your garage or in your house?

CINDY ANTHONY: No, I`ve never worked with chloroform or ever been around chloroform.

CASEY ANTHONY: Can someone let me -- come on!

CINDY ANTHONY: Casey, hold on, sweetheart. Settle down, baby.

CASEY ANTHONY: Nobody`s letting me speak!

CINDY ANTHONY: I still believe my daughter.


GRACE: We are taking your calls. According to some reports, Cindy Anthony, doing a 180, changing her testimony about the stench of death in tot mom`s car. Take me back, Jean Casarez. Take me back to when she discovered tot mom`s car. What happened?

CASAREZ: Well, that was back in July 2008. She finally was able to track down the car. It had been taken to a tow yard. She got it back to the home, along with George Anthony, and the smell -- and we know from that 911 call, she talked about it smelled like there`d been a "dead body in the damn car." And that`s when she got out the Febreze. But now it is aiding the defense, if the defense has their way, because they say Febreze equals chloroform.

GRACE: OK, they`re saying the chloroform in the car is caused by Febreze?

CASAREZ: Among other things, yes, that it transcends (ph) into chloroform, so it wasn`t decomposition that Dr. Arpad Vast (ph) may have testified to in his -- in his studies, but it was actually fabric softener.

GRACE: With us tonight in an exclusive interview is a world-renowned professor of forensic science. Dr. Henry Lee is with us. And as you know, Dr. Lee formerly on the defense team for tot mom. Dr. Lee, thank you for being with us.


GRACE: Dr. Lee, let me ask you about the claim that Cindy Anthony spraying Febreze throughout her daughter`s car and car trunk would then somehow mysteriously turn into the knockout drug chloroform. Is there any scientific evidence to support that?

LEE: Well, first of all, you know, there are a lot of garbage -- and the garbage bag was found in the trunk. I did examine those contents. It`s over 100 items. Have (ph) coroni (ph), half-eaten pizza, have rotten food material, have tobacco chew. It`s a long list of. Also have a nasal secretion and spit. And after so many months, still smell awful. Those are basically the decomposition odor. Also in there, have a lot of bottles of material, chemicals. And what are those chemical composition? What did the mother spray in there, of course, becoming (ph) important. The mom have (ph) chloroform not going to make it decision, you know, the factor.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I want to take you back to July 15th, 2008.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It started around that time.

CINDY ANTHONY: I found my daughter`s car today.

There was an odor in the trunk of the car.

And it smells like there`s been a dead body in the damn car!

There`s an odor in the whole car.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Two dead squirrels crawled up under the hood of the car.

CINDY ANTHONY: I sprayed the entire car...

-- the entire car...

-- the entire car with Febreze.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Unimaginable stench.

CINDY ANTHONY: I used almost a whole...

-- whole...

-- whole can.

We`re talking about a 3-year-old little girl!

CASEY ANTHONY: The media`s going to have a frickin` field day with this!

CINDY ANTHONY: And then I put dryer sheets...

I put dryer sheets throughout...

-- throughout the car.


GRACE: We are taking your calls life. The defense coming up with the novel theory that when Cindy Anthony sprayed Febreze and used dryer sheets in the car, tot mom`s car, to get rid of the smell of a dead body, somehow this turned into the knockout drug chloroform. Recall on tot mom`s computer, a shared computer, there were searches about how to make homemade chloroform?

Back to Dr. Henry Lee, renowned distinguished professor of forensic scientist -- science at University of New Haven, former consultant to the tot mom defense team. So Dr. Henry Lee, I was taking in what you said, but I never heard an answer. Does Febreze turn into chloroform? Because if it does, why is it being used in millions of American households every day? If somebody squirts this in my twins` room and I think it`s going to turn into chloroform? I don`t believe that.

LEE: Well, I don`t think it`s what turn to chloroform, but chloroform just one of the component of the Febreze. You have to look at manufacture product sheet to see what...

GRACE: I`m looking at it.

LEE: ... the active ingredient -- yes?

GRACE: It says water, alcohol, odor eliminator derived from corn, fragrance. That`s what it is. That`s everything in there.

LEE: So there no chloroform. So what probably she say she spray that into the car, which why everybody yell (ph) at her. If that does not turn to the chloroform, then it`s academic.

GRACE: You know, you`re right, Dr. Lee. And see, Dr. Lee, we`re just lawyers here. We don`t really know what you`re saying, but I think what you`re saying in a very scientific way that only other scientists can understand is Febreze does not turn into chloroform.

LEE: Right. If it`s not turn into chloroform, why -- what`s the argument?

GRACE: Got it.


GRACE: We are taking your calls. And of course, Jean Casarez, the jury`s out, so to speak. The judge hasn`t ruled on whether this evidence is going to come in that her trunk reeked of chloroform.

CASAREZ: Right. Nancy, can I quote to you the defense? Jose Baez, cross-examined Dr. Arpad Vast (ph) from Oak Ridge Laboratory and said, quote, "Do you know fabric softeners give off chloroform?" The answer -- doesn`t sound logical to me -- "It`s a carcinogen." But that was the question.

GRACE: We are taking your calls live. Out to Jessica in Texas. Hi, Jessica. Do I have Jessica? Shannon in Mississippi. Hi, Shannon.


GRACE: Hi, dear.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I was wondering, is Cindy Anthony`s 911 call -- is it going to be admissible in court?

GRACE: I don`t see why it would not be. To Ellie Jostad. It is coming into evidence, correct?

JOSTAD: Yes, that`s right. And remember, Nancy, she actually made three calls that night, and it`s the third call where she`s the most frantic and says that the car smells like there`s been a body inside.

GRACE: Out to the lines. Sue in Georgia. Hi, Sue. Do I have Sue with me?


GRACE: Hi, dear. What`s your question?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: OK. What I`m wondering is if (INAUDIBLE) if they`re going to focus on George Anthony now, the defense. And (INAUDIBLE) Casey...

GRACE: They are claiming, Sue, that they`re not. But the reality is, they have added witnesses to their witness list. Let me see that footage, Dana, when George Anthony had had it up to here with all the people in his front yard and he started pushing them back. Two of those ladies that he pushed back are added to the defense list.

Now, apparently, there`s quite a lot they can bring on against George. Of course, in my mind, none of it amounts to a hill of beans. But Jean, what about the so-called suicide attempt and the alleged affair he had with somebody? Let me remind you, Jean Casarez, as if you need it, that that other woman -- I called that night. I did not believe he -- she had an affair with George Anthony. It turns out now she says they had more of an affair of the heart.

OK, listen, Jean, if they didn`t have sex, they didn`t have an affair. I think Clinton kind of established that, OK? So there was no affair. But the significance of her testimony is she said George Anthony told her that Caylee`s death was an accident. There`s that shot. My question to you is, is the alleged affair, is the suicide attempt, coming in, in addition to these two witnesses, to frame George Anthony?

CASAREZ: Is it relevant, though? Because if the defense brings in that it was an accident that snowballed out of controlled, they`re admitting it, right?

GRACE: No, they`re not going to do that.


CASAREZ: The prosecution isn`t going to want it to come in, either, because they don`t want the jury to think it`s an accident.

GRACE: But -- unleash the lawyers. Mark Nejame, former attorney for George and Cindy Anthony joining us out of Orlando, Doug Burns, New York, Daniel Horowitz, San Francisco.

To Mark Nejame. You know, when your client is looking at the Florida death penalty -- and they are not afraid of giving the death penalty in Florida, all right? It seems to me that George is the kind of guy that would take the stand knowing that he was going to have to fall on the sword and play along. He`s never going to be charged with murder because he didn`t do it. But to try to shift blame on him to save his daughter, tot mom -- could that happen, Mark Nejame?

NEJAME: I don`t see it. I do see that the defense may try to bring this up as a defense. Every time they`ve had a defense throughout this case, they`ve signaled it to the press. They`ve told the prosecutor. They`ve told the enemy their battle plans. It`s been absurd and it`s allowed everybody to show what their defense is was ridiculous. I think that there`s a very good chance, in light of a couple of the points you`ve raised as far as the additional people on the witness list, that the defense could throw that out there and try to cast reasonable doubt in a juror`s mind. It would not surprise me for the defense to do this, and I think the prosecution needs to be totally prepared for this possible strategy.

GRACE: Well, you know, Mark, from the very beginning, it`s seemed to me on the outside looking in -- I don`t know these people, but I have been a victim of violent crime and lost someone that I love. But it seems to me that they`ve lost Caylee, now they`re just trying to hang on to Casey. And they don`t want to know anything about her possibly committing the murder. At most, they may have convinced themselves that there was an accident.

But I could see George being a stand-up guy and trying to let them blame him at trial. To the other lawyers -- Doug Burns, Daniel Horowitz. There`s a lot of people they seem to be pointing the finger at. To you, Doug Burns. There was the former fiance. There was boyfriends. There`s Jessie Grund. She was engaged to him. There was the -- Tony Lazaro that she was dating around the time the child goes missing. I could very well see them putting these people out there as a suggested killer.

BURNS: No, I think that`s a good point. There`s a lot of cast of characters and a lot they could do. But back to George. You know, my observation all along is he was in a brutal box, losing the granddaughter and his own daughter accused.

GRACE: And what about the alleged suicide attempt? To you, Daniel Horowitz. Could it be played that he did that out of guilt, which, of course, we all know is not true. That`s not true. But if you could get one juror to believe it, there you go, there`s your hung jury.

HOROWITZ: Well, I don`t think jurors would believe that. I think there`s -- the other murder case here is that Baez is murdering his client by these absurd defenses that no juror will accept. This is a case of accidental death and maybe mental disturbance or post-partum depression.

GRACE: Listen, forget...

HOROWITZ: That`s what they should put forth.

GRACE: ... saying accidental death. Tot mom`s never going to tell anybody she was responsible in any way.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Is your daughter in a better place?

CASEY ANTHONY: No, she`s not.

CINDY ANTHONY: There`s no evidence that Casey has ever done any harm to her child.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You worried about her?

CASEY ANTHONY: I`m absolutely petrified. If she was with her family right now, she`d be in the best place. She`s not.



GEORGE ANTHONY: I don`t like the smell in the car.

CINDY ANTHONY: It smells like there`s been a dead body in the damn car!

George pulled it into the garage.

GEORGE ANTHONY: I was within three feet of my daughter`s car. The worst odor that you could possibly smell.

CINDY ANTHONY: And he opened up all the windows, the hood, and the trunk.

This little girl is our entire life.

I sprayed the entire car with Febreze, and then I put dryer sheets throughout the car.

Casey`s lied to me in the past.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: She collapsed into the chair and (INAUDIBLE) appear to be hyperventilating.

CINDY ANTHONY: And when she`s lied, she`s told me the truth. We`ve always gotten to the bottom of the truth.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You, in fact, said in your deposition that you did not put dryer sheets, at least not in the back seat of the car.

CINDY ANTHONY: That was very traumatic for me.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Can you explain why you`re testifying today that you did put those items in the car?

GEORGE ANTHONY: Maybe my daughter ran over something.

CINDY ANTHONY: There was a bag of pizza for what, 12 days, in the back of the car, filled with maggots.


GRACE: I`m being joined right now by Dr. Srini Pillay, Harvard psychiatrist, author of "Life Unlocked." Doctor, thank you for being with us. Doctor, Cindy Anthony has apparently changed her story about her clean-up of tot mom`s car. It smelled like a dead body. Even people that have never smelled a dead boy say, That smells like a dead body. It`s unmistakable. But I`m not so convinced that with everything going on, she didn`t leave part of it out by -- I don`t know. Is it common during times of great stress that you forget?

DR. SRINI PILLAY, PSYCHIATRIST: Yes, it is. You know, stress can be a really important factor in terms of remembering, partly because, psychologically, what happens is when emotions run high, thinking can actually be disrupted. So from a theoretical standpoint, it certainly is possible that stress caused her to forget.

GRACE: But she is very actually detailed in her deposition. It says there`s another item in the back seat. She says it looks like a dryer sheet. Did you put it there? I don`t remember doing that. I don`t recall that dryer sheet being there, truthfully. OK. I don`t know why a dryer sheet would have been back there. But you definitely -- I don`t -- take the dryer sheet out and throw it -- I don`t remember doing that, and I don`t see a reason why I would have. Have you ever put dryer sheets in the car? No.

Those were her answers. Now we know that she put not only dryer sheets but Febreze in an attempt to hide the smell of a dead body in tot mom`s, her daughter`s, car.

Out to the lines. Nicole in Texas. Hi, Nicole.


GRACE: Hi, dear. What`s your question?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: My question is, is with all this evidence that keeps coming up -- for instance, what you were just talking about with the dryer sheets and trying to cover up the dead body smell, the evidence just keeps piling up. What is taking so long for this trial to just end? I mean, they keep trying to pin it on her dad, trying to say that, you know - - just something new keeps coming up. Why isn`t this just ending? Why aren`t they...

GRACE: Well, I`ll tell you. I`ll tell you, Nicole in Texas, because it`s a death penalty case. A lot of evidence that would come in in a regular murder trial is not being allowed in because they don`t want a reversal. Death penalty cases go on appeal, sometimes 18, 20 years on appeal. This judge doesn`t want that. He`s being extremely cautious and it`s dragging out. They haven`t even struck a jury yet.

We are taking your calls. To Heather Walsh-Haney, forensic anthropologist joining us from Florida Gulf Coast University. Is there any way that chloroform could have been found in her bones if she had been exposed to it?

HEATHER WALSH-HANEY, FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGIST: To my knowledge, there would be no way to detect chloroform in her bones, unfortunately.

GRACE: What about her hair?

WALSH-HANEY: That`s a possibility, Nancy, but very little research has been done in analyzing chloroform in skeletal remains. I just don`t know how to answer that for you.

GRACE: The reason why I ask that, Heather Walsh-Haney, is because I know with certain drugs that you can get evidence of those drugs in your hair. For instance, if I smoked pot or did drugs two months ago and my hair grew out, they`d find it along here, in my hair, where the hair had grown out.


GRACE: It goes -- it looks a calendar almost. Is that not correct?

WALSH-HANEY: That is correct. Absolutely.

GRACE: Well, let me ask you this...

WALSH-HANEY: (INAUDIBLE) chloroform, if your analogy holds true, it would have to be high doses for a period of time, and from...

GRACE: Yes, that`s not going to happen.

WALSH-HANEY: ... what (INAUDIBLE) the narrative provided, that`s not the case.

GRACE: How would you go about, Heather Walsh-Haney, if you have any idea -- how would you go about making homemade chloroform?

WALSH-HANEY: Boy, Nancy, I don`t know.

GRACE: I don`t, either, but apparently, you can look it up on line, Heather, for those of you that are interested, because that`s what was found on a computer tot mom had access to.

Heather, another question. The state`s expert says the body had been out there in that spot 15 houses from the Anthony home for about four months, but the defense says only a week or two. How can they be that different in timing the body?

WALSH-HANEY: Well, it sounds to me like one side is placing a lot of strength on the skeletal evidence, while the other is maybe looking at other lines of evidence, like the insect propagation and plant material and even the data from Oak Ridge about the decompositional fluid chemical breakdowns. In general in Florida, however, if somebody`s left outside, you can have skeletonized remains within a week to 10 days. The outside of this four-month figure suggests to me that we`re looking at lines of data that are entomological or insect, so that that`s helping broaden out that timetable.

GRACE: Heather, what about the foliage underneath her body? Wouldn`t they be able to determine, based on what`s under her body, when the body was laid there?

WALSH-HANEY: Nancy, you`re great. Absolutely. We can do studies to look at the brown and yellow foliage, grass and leaf litter under the remains, take the same types of plants, cover them up with cardboard even, and then over successive days, move that cardboard until we can match the coloration in that vegetation that was under Caylee`s body.

GRACE: Hey, Heather, in case you want to know, chloroform -- bottle of bleach, acetone and party ice -- that`s all you need for chloroform.

Everyone now, to CNN Heroes.


DIANE LATIKER, COMMUNITY CRUSADER: Guns, guns and more guns.

These are our young people. These stones represent them. We`re losing a generation to violence.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Everybody`s scared to come out, they get shot at.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: When they start shooting, you got to grab the kids and run in the house.

LATIKER: People run in the house and close their doors. They don`t even talk about it.

But there`s some people who are not scared to go outside, and I`m one of them.

My name is Diane Latiker. We opened the community center called Kids Off the Block. We`re known as KOB.

There are kids that are in gangs. They`re homeless. Some of them are drug dealers. So they got a lot of issues.

Who signed up for Youth Ready Chicago?

I tell kids this is a peace place. This is a safe place.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I really want to be a veterinarian.

LATIKER: We have leadership workshop, (INAUDIBLE) preparation, music. It`s a range of things that goes on in here.

We started out with 10 young people, and the next thing I knew I had 15, then I had 25. At one point, I had 75 young people in three rooms of my house. And that`s how Kids Off the Block started, in my living room.

We open the doors for the new KOB center in July. Last year, we served 301 young people. If they knock on that door, they can come in.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I was 12 when I got in a gang, robbing people, stealing. Ms. Diane, she done changed my life. I love her for that.

LATIKER: I`m no different from nobody else. I just opened up my door. Why can`t we all come outside and see what`s going on with our neighbors?

There are people here who care, and I`m one of them.



GEORGE ANTHONY: I got home at 10 minutes (INAUDIBLE) That`s when my wife was standing outside, pacing back and forth in the driveway. The car`s still inside the garage. And my wife fell part. She says, George, we lost her, we lost her. I said, Lost who? Lost who? She said, Caylee.


GRACE: We are taking your calls. Tonight, in an exclusive interview from Hartford, Connecticut, is renowned Dr. Henry Lee, distinguished professor of forensic science, University of New Haven, former consultant to the tot mom team. He examined tot mom`s car. The state`s theory is Caylee`s little body in the trunk for a long period of time before she was finally dumped 15 houses from the Anthony home.

Dr. Lee, as we approach trial in the next coming weeks, why are you no longer on the defense team?

LEE: Well, you know, as a forensic scientist, we have to look at the physical evidence, let the evidence speak for itself. When I examine those evidence, they have so many items in those garbage bags, create a lot of odor. You can`t really say that`s a human decomposition odor. Definitely (ph), it`s a decomposition odor. In addition, if a body in the trunk, shouldn`t we find some blood? And other tests did not show any indication the presence of blood or even a trace amount of blood was found. That`s kind of an interesting point. So in one way, I cannot prove she`s not involved. In another way, I cannot prove she is definite involved. So basically, as a scientist, nothing we can contribute to this case.

GRACE: To Dr. Vincent DiMaio. Ow can they age the body? How can they determine how long she had been lying there?


GRACE: Yes, where she had been left. Is there a way to determine that, or to determine how long she had been dead?

DIMAIO: Well, Nancy, I think you gave the right answer. By looking at the vegetation, looking at insects and such, because the body will skeletonize very quickly. And you`d be talking about carrying around a bag of bones and reburying it. So you know, I think you`re right there. That`s where she was buried from the beginning.

GRACE: Dr. Vincent DiMaio joining us, former chief medical examiner, Bexar County, joining us out of San Antonio.

Let`s stop and remember Army specialist Brian Wright, 19, Keensburg (ph) Illinois, killed, Iraq, awarded Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Combat Action, loved his God, family, country, wearing uniform since his Cub Scout days, dreamed of college, leaves behind grieving parents Alan (ph) and Shirley (ph), sister Rochelle (ph), brother David (ph), a Marine who served Iraq. Brian Wright, American hero.

Thanks to our guests, but especially to you. See you tomorrow night 8:00 o`clock sharp Eastern. And until then, good night.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Casey Anthony case update: Judge throws out inmate motion to replace Jose Baez (videos)

Casey Anthony case update: Judge throws out inmate motion to replace Jose Baez (videos)

Mommy's Little Girl: Casey Anthony and her Daughter Caylee's Tragic FateMichigan inmate Curtis Jackson filed a motion requesting that Casey Anthony’s lead attorney, Jose Baez, be removed from her case citing that Jose Baez wasn’t representing Anthony to the best of his abilities. Not only has inmate Jackson’s motion been tossed, but Chief Judge Belvin Perry has barred the inmate from filing additional motions. According to Judge Perry’s motions, only Casey Anthony’s attorneys and the prosecution are entitled to file motions, leaving Jackson’s tales of alleged contacts with Casey Anthony to remain a mystery.

In other Casey Anthony news, it was learned on April 6, 2011 that Florida Governor Rick Scott has approved a funding agreement that will ensure the start of Casey Anthony’s trial on May 9, 2011. As the Casey Anthony case is funded by the state of Florida, a budget shortfall could have delayed the trial. Jury selection is set to begin on May 9, 2011 and the trial will take place in Orlando, Florida. Whereas it was previously considered that the trial may be moved out of Orlando, Judge Perry determined in previous motions that the jury would be bused in to Orlando then sequestered.

It is unclear how long the Casey Anthony trial will last and if the accused Florida mother is found guilty of murder she could face the death penalty. Should Casey be found guilty of first degree murder for the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony, Casey would face the jury for the second portion of her trial- the penalty phase.

Casey Anthony Case Videos

Cindy Anthony Testifies She Sprayed Car with Febreze

Cindy Anthony: “I sprayed the car with Febreze”:

Casey Anthony Case: Jose Baez Apologizes in Court (video)

Jose Baez apologizes in court:

Casey Anthony case: Cindy Anthony Testifies March 3, 2011 (video)

Cindy Anthony testifies at hearing March 4, 2011:

Casey Anthony Case: Lee Anthony Testifies March 3, 2011 (video)

Lee Anthony testifies at hearing March 3, 2011:

Casey Anthony case: George Anthony testifies March 3, 2011 (video)

George Anthony testifies at hearing March 3, 2011:

Casey Anthony Case: George Anthony testifies March 2, 2011 (videos)

George Anthony testifies at hearing March 2, 2011:

Casey Anthony Case: Cindy Anthony Testifies March 2, 2011(videos)

Cindy Anthony testifies at hearing March 2, 2011: