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Update: Cindy Relives That Horrible Day

Cindy Anthony was on the stand all morning (Tuesday, May 31), describing the chain of events that led her to make three 911 calls on July 15, 2008. During this morning's riveting testimony, Cindy wiped away tears as she relived what had to be some of the worst days of her life. When we listened to the final 911 tape, the one in which she was in a panic over the whereabouts of Caylee, Cindy buried her head into her lap. The jury sat intently listening, with heads bowed. At the end of that tape, several of them turned to look at Cindy. She was an emotional wreck, and the mood in the courtroom was tense. . I could sense the agony in the room. Judge Perry called for a short recess. The judge was right to call a short time out.

 

 

 

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May 31, 2011 02:09 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

While watching my PC I heard Cindy ask the Judge for a break after the third 911 call.

May 31, 2011 08:30 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

The jury was reading the transcript on the monitors in front of them.

That's why their heads were bowed.......

Also Cindy asked for a break, she could not go on anymore.
The judge gave her a break.

Get your facts straight before you publish an article.

May 31, 2011 09:09 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Prosecustion today was exellent. Staying on course of time line leading up to the 911 calls. The first call from the jail made by Casey to her parents was telling. It reflected a freightened grandmother trying to get the answers as to the were abouts of Caylee. That call also was an insight into the mind of Casey. She was not only unsympathic to her mother's pain but defiant and cruel given the fact that according to here own defense team she already knew that Caylee was dead. Her statement "all they care about is Caylee" spoke volumns. The defense team would have been better off excusing Cindy without questions. Jose Baez attempt to have Cindy agree that she and Casey were alike was self defeiting after the jury heard the tapes. If he wanted to discredit Cindy's testimony by suggesting she was a liar like Casey, today's evidense proved otherwise. Trying to suggest creed was a motive for Cindy and George to lie also fell flat . He produced no proof that a woman who had worked for years in a respected profession would suddenly sacrifice her good name, job and beloved granddaughter to make money. The jury might even see it as a cheap shot to further attack and degrade a grieving grandmother. George might not have had the employment histoy that Cindy had, but prior to Caylee's disappearance there was no evidense introduced to suggest he did not have a good name and according to his testimony to adore Caylee. Cindy testified they have lost financial ground since Caylee's disappearance and the defense produced no proof that would counter that. Lastly there is currently a cable TV show titled "I Didn't Know I Was Pregrant" about undiagnosed pregnancies so the fact that Casey was pregnant and no one knew is not usual.
This was a hugh day for the prosecution and the worst day yet for the defense. Even if Cindy had not broken down the defense stategy
was at best inept.

Jun 1, 2011 07:28 am
 Posted by  Jessica B.

Hey Dave!

Not that you have time but I would love to hear from you about who you think will be called as witnesses for the defense? I assume we'll get the hack scientists and psychologists to try to tear down the State's forensic evidence and to portray Casey as an abuse victim. You've also talked to us about Casey herself taking the stand.

Meantime, all of Casey's friends have testified for the State. Is there anyone else that may come out of the woodwork and testify for Casey (as to the abuse maybe). We haven't seen Annie Downing yet (if I have the name correct) and I know she was reluctant to talk to LE until supeona-ed.

Now that she's take down her parents and Lee, I wonder who is left to testify for her...

Any guesses?

Jun 1, 2011 08:12 am
 Posted by  Mary Jo

As I watched Cindy listening to those 911 tapes my heart really went out to her. Watching her during the last one especially I was finding myself wanting to comfort her. I can't even imagine having to go through that. It was making me angry at Casey as I watched her have really no reaction to the anguish that Cindy was in. I am glad that the jury got to really see what Casey is really like when they listened to the 911 tape when she nonchalantly explained that her daughter had been missing for 31 days. They also got to see how angry she can be when they got to hear her on the phone call home when she wanted Tony's number. It was nice to see that Jose didn't go after Cindy like he did George. I think he didn't go after Cindy because it would have looked bad to the jury, plus he is really after George and not Cindy so much.

Jun 1, 2011 09:47 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Just a little FYI. I have walked in to my teenagers room and said "It smells like something died in here" I just wanted to add that. I can identify with a lying teenager/young adult. The lengths we go to to try to make things seem "normal" Including believing lies.

Just putting it out there.

Jun 1, 2011 01:12 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Dave,
''...as she relived what had to be some of the worst days of her life...''
Watching Cindy reveal so much emotional pain was unbearable... I cried with her. I could not help but do so.

I think it must be equally unbearable knowing that Cindy must now realize that she and George could have prevented the death/murder of thier precious Caylee, if only they had not buried thier heads and allowed Casey to lie... and lie and lie. Long before that terrible day in 2008.

Respectfully, Sara Jane - IN Parent

Jun 1, 2011 07:00 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Hi Dave, ain't you special..I've always like Ashley and am glad you got to meet her and even get your picture with such a lovely lady.

Today's court action was a bit disapointing..Especially Lee. He tried his best to keep from telling anything to help anyone. Sims was slow and hard to hear. Made for a very boring morning. But did love it when Yuri took the stand..As hard as Baez tried to make him look bad HHJP didn't let his dirty tactics work. Your name even came up at one time..But when Baez did finally get a question out I loved the way Yuri turned to the jury to answer. He was the true professional, unlike Baez.

Unlike some of your posters I still don't have that much sympathy for Cindy. A lot of her pain is self imposed as she did everything possibe to impede the investigation. I saw where Casey got her acting abilities. She has had 3 years for acceptance and to prepare herself for this..George on the other hand appears to be an empty shell and a shadow of his former self. That poor man cannot take much more and his daughter sits there and accuses him of things that I don't believe for a minute ever happened.

Big question for you that I haven't seen addressed here..What Monies could Casey have gotten in jail that she now owes $68,000 in back taxes?

Keep up the good work.

Rosebud8

Jun 1, 2011 10:32 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Rosebud, she (or her attorney on her behalf) failed to pay taxes on the $200,000 that was paid to her for the photos/video of Caylee in 2008. It should have been dealt with as income and apparently nothing was accounted for to the IRS. Whoopsie.

Jun 1, 2011 10:33 pm
 Posted by  calipatti

TO: Anonymous May 31, 2011 09:30 pm

You corrected Dave's errors then finished with this last sentence,
"Get your facts straight before you publish an article."
Reads as a hostile statement to me.

It would be nice if you had a name since there are quite a few Anonymous.
You don't know why the jury had their heads bowed. True, they could have been reading monitors or whatever the reason.
No one knows for certain.
Anonymous, I did not ask you a question.

Dave nice post, please don't publish this if you don't want to. The person without a name will possibly reply back. I won't reply to the person without a name again.

You take care, guessing it has been very long days for you.

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