Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Memorial & The Evidence: Casey Anthony Case

A few days ago the Anthony family held a very public memorial for their murdered granddaughter.  I watched it live.  The music was beautiful.  George Anthony was destroyed as he tried to control his sobbing.  Cindy Anthony seemed at peace, yet broken.  During one of the songs performed which was the Celine Dion hit, "My Heart Will Go On", the camera moved over to film a picture on an altar of Casey Anthony holding a kissing her daughter.  For some reason this image made me tear up.  Not because I felt pity for Casey Anthony, who sits in jail accused of murdering her baby girl, but because I felt saddened that the image was false.  The image of a mother holding her child and kissing her, something so wonderful, seemed like an illusion of what should have been, what could have been.

I felt sorry for the Anthony family, for they lost not only their granddaughter, but their daughter and the future of that relationship.

Then Lee Anthony spoke to the large crowd of people, he asked us not to judge his family, he asked us to remember Caylee and to put our anger aside.  I agreed with him.

George Anthony then began to speak of sweet things he and Caylee did together.  I began to tear up again, his words were not rehearsed, they were real and so very sweet.  But soon the tide turned and George began to ask the hundreds of people assembled in the church and those thousands watching from home to write letters to his imprisoned daughter, to help lift her spirits.  Write letters of encouragement to help her smile.

Cindy then took the pulpit, her words began with expressing her love for her daughter and telling us she wishes her daughter could be there to honor Caylee, the very daughter she is accused of killing and dumping in the woods.  Cindy goes on to say how much Casey loved Caylee and that she knows that Caylee knew how much she was loved.

The entire time I was thinking to myself:  What do these people think actually happened?  

Do they actually believe that their daughter had nothing to do with the death of the very child they are gathered there remembering and wishing to have back?

How could their view be so twisted?  Why would George think the public would want to write letters to lift the spirits of a girl we have seen numerous times incriminate herself, cause her family pain and lie so easily?  A mother who never reported her daughter missing, it is often reported that she waited 31 one days before calling police, but the fact is, she did NOT call police, her mother found her after searching for her granddaughter and once she found her with no child, she herself called police.  Had Cindy Anthony not found Casey that day, who knows how long that child would have been out in the woods.

I thought maybe they know something we don't know.  Well yesterday there was a release of discovery documents and the evidence linking the murder of their granddaughter to their daughter is even clearer than before.  

How can they read these documents and not see the connections?

In these documents we find out that the duct tape used to silence Caylee was found at the Anthony home.  The same garbage bag she was placed in was also found at the home along with the pull up diapers found at the crime scene.  The heart shaped sticker that was placed over the duct tape was from a group of stickers found at the home or at least very similar.  

Various other items were found, including white sunglasses which Caylee was seen wearing the very day her mother claims she went missing.  A disposable camera was found as well as strangely enough, a pregnancy test which may not be linked.  Also found was a Gatorade bottle with a syringe and toilette paper stuffed inside, an unknown liquid was also found in this bottle. The laundry bag found with the body has also been linked back to the Anthony home.

Most disturbing is the information that a best friend of Casey Anthony used to live at the Sawgrass Apartments, the very place where Casey claims she left Caylee with a non-existent babysitter.  

The report claims Caylee died at a time between June 16 and June 27, which is a direct contradiction to Casey claiming she spoke to Caylee in July as late as the 15th.

Not to mention that no one, not even her best friend has ever seen, met or spoken to a Nanny by the name of Zeinada.

In Casey's room they found a diary entry dated June 21st, however the diary itself is dated '03, in which she claims she has no regrets about doing the right thing and the end will surely justify the means.  It could very well be that this is an old 2003 entry, however this would make Casey about 16 at the time.  Her words seem more current as she talks about new friends and finally being happy and yet worried about something she has done, which to me explains why authorities felt the need to photograph it and take it into evidence:

I have not read all of the documents yet, but I did read that when the second warrant was served after Caylee's body was found, that Cindy Anthony read the entire warrant out loud and that George Anthony was angry about authorities searching their home for a third time.

As Cindy Anthony read the warrant it indicated that a Winne the Pooh blanket was found with the body at this point she tells authorities out loud that there was indeed a Winnie the Pooh blanket missing from the home.  Cindy Anthony had claimed early on that nothing was missing from Caylee's room, only now did she admit this was not the case.

Many people have asked what it is I want the Anthony family to do, condemn their daughter?  

My answer is no.  I don't want them to abandoned their daughter.  I want them to stop telling the world that Law Enforcement are the bad guys and that their daughter has been falsely accused without a shred of evidence proving otherwise.  I don't want to be told to write letters to their daughter to make her smile.  I want Casey Anthony to tell the truth.

The only answer I can think of for their behavior is that they really do believe their pathological daughter.

Why? What is her new story?

Also in the documents we read that Casey Anthony hyperventilated and asked for medication when she heard a body was found in the woods near her home.  

Why would she hyperventilate without knowing for sure if it was Caylee?


David Lohr said...

Great Blog entry!

Nikra said...

Thank you! Coming from you those words mean a lot!