Casey Anthony update: June 21, 2011 full testimonies, trial videos
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On June 21, 2011, several witnesses testified in the Casey Anthony trial. First on the stand was crime scene investigator Jennifer Welch. Questioned by Dorothy Clay Sims, Jennifer Welch testified regarding photos she took of the crime scene where Caylee Anthony’s remains were found on December 11, 2008. The testimony marked Jennifer Welch’s fifth time testifying on the stand. She looked at photos from the crime scene and stated that investigators removed parts of the vegetation as it was obstructing their view and hindering their investigation.
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Following Jennifer Welch was forensic botanist Dr. Jane Bock. Dr. Bock testified that she reviewed reports from medical examiner Dr. Jan Garavaglia (Dr. G), who performed the autopsy on Caylee Anthony as well as reports by CSI Jennifer Welch. Dr. Bock examined the crime scene on February 1, 2009 and believed that Caylee’s remains may have been placed in the crime scene area as early as two weeks before they were discovered. The testimony highly contradicted that of the state’s witness who testified Caylee’s remains may have been in the area up to six months. Dr. Bock stated that a dog or coyote may have buried Caylee Anthony’s remains.
Photos of Caylee Anthony’s remains, crime scene shown to jury (warning, graphic images)
A DNA scientist from the Netherlands testified next regarding DNA and the duct tape found near Caylee Anthony’s remains. Dr. Richard Eikelenboom stated that though he expected to find DNA on the duct tape he found none. Following Dr. Richard Eikelenboom was investigator Yuri Melich.
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Yuri Melich testified that he searched George and Cindy’s home but did not find any evidence of chloroform. He conducted his first search in their home in August 2008 and explained that they were looking for a live child, Caylee Anthony, and at that time, investigators were not searching for evidence of a murder.
The final witness for the defense was Dr. Marcus Bain Wise. Dr. Wise is an expert in analytical chemistry and testified regarding air samples taken from the trunk of Casey Anthony’s white Pontiac Sunfire. He also testified that there were large amounts of chloroform in the air samples obtained, however they did not determine an exact amount.
You may see the full trial videos from June 21, 2011 in the video player to the left.