Orlando, Fla. – After a morning of compelling and emotional testimony at the Casey Anthony murder trial, as court broke for lunch, Casey’s mother Cindy Anthony, and her brother, Lee Anthony, were observed in a courthouse elevator whispering in “animated collaboration,” according to HLN TV host Jane Velez-Mitchell.
“…I just happened to get into the same elevator as Cindy, George, and Lee and their lawyer. And so here I am,” said Velez-Mitchell to a guest on her show, TRU TV contributor Mike Brooks. “We’re going down 23 floors, and I’m watching this family that is going through hell as the world watches, and I’m watching them… Now, George, who’s holding a Bible, did something very strange… he doesn’t face the elevator doors. He faces the wall of the elevator. He puts his face to the wall of the elevator. To me, this was extraordinary, because it was like a man who is annihilated and just can’t handle, like, facing the world.”
She continued, “And meanwhile, Cindy, who is scrappy, and Lee, who’s young, they’re in animated collaboration, whispering conversation with each other. And I have to say: it occurred to me at that moment… are they collaborating in a campaign to free and find their precious Casey Anthony, the defendant, not guilty. Are they orchestrating a campaign to get her off, and are they waging that campaign from the witness stand?”
Velez-Mitchell then pondered whether Cindy taking notes in court is just for her own purpose “…or is she really listening and crafting explanations?”
She added, “…I’m not saying she would lie, but I am saying that it’s extraordinary that everything that she has said on the stand happens to be zingers that hit precisely the point that the prosecutor needs to prove premeditation, which could send their daughter to death. Is it coincidence?”
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Brooks commented, “That’s a great question. And did they start this yesterday when Cindy got on the stand?”
Casey is charged with the first-degree murder of Caylee Anthony in the summer of 2008. If convicted, she could be sentenced to death.
On Saturday, the court recessed early after attorneys met with Judge Belvin Perry in chambers.
Court is slated to reconvene Monday morning.
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To revisit Casey’s case, find links to pages and pages of evidence, including transcripts of law enforcement interviews, court documents, letters, and forensic evidence, by clicking here.
In addition, links to a multitude of videos and photos released in the case including the many men in Casey’s life, party photos, and evidentiary images can be found by clicking here.
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