Are we sure Casey Anthony didn’t pretend to work at Disneyland and not Universal Studios? That would make sense and she and her family would be the ringmasters of Fantasyland. Today we saw yet another side of George Anthony- the grieving grandfather. This after he was argumentative and very guilty acting yesterday about his “affair” with a volunteer searcher. This case fascinates us so much because there really is something so odd about this family.
First, they all lie; they all have anger problems and ugly outbursts. And, they have all sold pieces of the story to the media. This does not make the elder Anthony’s guilty of murder or a cover up but it does make them likely guilty of perjury. I heard one legal “expert” on television say that there is no way any of the Anthony family except Casey would be prosecuted, even for lying on the stand, because they are grieving. Please, give me a break! This is not equal justice in the least if that’s the case.
In the United States, we do prosecute people for perjury every day. Ask Martha, Barry Bonds and many, many others. What we do not put people in jail for is poor parenting. Maybe we should start.
The Casey Anthony case is also amazing because the camera is in the courtroom and we see every move Casey makes. Her true colors are showing. No longer does she look like the party girl or even the tough girl. She looks, angry, pathetic and scared. I wonder, how much medication and what meds she is on?
I still maintain that the jail visiting tapes tell a story and the family are not fully innocent in this matter. Does that mean Casey didn’t kill her daughter-nope. It just means there is more rotten here than whatever was in the trunk. Maybe sexual abuse, maybe drugs or maybe just plain psychopathy. Better yet, a combo!
With the case going to the jury very soon, we will all be left to speculate until a verdict is reached and even then there will be questions. Casey needs a good prison coach but her family needs an Incarcervention before something else happens.
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The Casey Anthony “Tot mom” case is moving along, and what is becoming clear is something I have said all along. Much of the case and what led to this point is in the trove of family secrets. More on the secrets later. But, let’s start with the very odd way the Anthony family acted on the JAIL HOUSE taped visits. As a prison coach and former inmate myself, I can assure you that there is nothing normal about the way this family visited with each other on these tapes. This includes George, Cindy, Lee and Casey herself. I have prepared hundreds of families for visits and these set of jailhouse visits do not add up. Or rather maybe they do now that we are learning so much more about the Anthony family.
The facts: Casey Anthony is a known liar, her parents both have significant mental health issues and Lee is a shady character at best. In dispute is how Casey became such a good liar and why. Was she molested and by whom? Did her parents help her in the cover up before or is this cover up behavior new for the trial? And, what else is going on here? Several years ago Jane Velez Mitchell wrote a great book about infamous criminal cases called Secrets Can Be Murder. This could not be truer than in the tot mom case. But, what else tells the story?
Several things are very revealing in this case. From the way George and Cindy Anthony handled the media at first to their odd “acceptance” of the fact that Casey lied about Caylee being missing for 31 days to the bizarre explanation of the odor in the car, this adds up to one very intriguing mystery that we all want to solve.
But, back to the jail visiting tapes. I have analyzed these tapes several times. Remember, these visits were before Caylee had been found dead and were mostly at the beginning of the case. In fact, Casey was let out of jail for a brief period of time after some of the visits. So, how is it that the visits are all so calm and how did Lee become such an expert at talking in code during his visits? For most people the shock of visiting their child behind glass is traumatic. For this family it should have been even more traumatic as Caylee was missing and Casey had been shown to have lied about the fact that her daughter had been gone for 31 days. And, the Anthony’s had never visited their child in jail before. I understand how Casey was so calm as she has a fantastic capacity to live in fantasyland, but George, Cindy and Lee? This makes no sense and yet speaks volumes about what may be going on here.
Did the Anthony’s have a person coach them for these visits? Why does the emotion seem so disingenuous? Well, I doubt they were coached but maybe we can assume that each member of the family has their own baggage to cover up? And by baggage I mean anything and everything. As for Lee and his offers to track down people for Casey with “friends” in law enforcement and the way he stops her from saying too much because the visits are recorded, we can only assume he has watched a lot of television. The tapes between Casey and George are far more disturbing. I assure you this is not a normal visiting pattern. Especially visits at the beginning of a jail term of somebody who has yet to be convicted. ODD. I am not trying to solve this case nor can I. But, I would suggest people look at the tapes, the visits and the body language. They tell a story.