Orlando, Fla. – On Friday, Casey Anthony’s defense showed photos at her murder trial depicting her daughter, Caylee Anthony, getting into the family’s backyard swimming pool in an effort to bolster the theory that the girl accidentally drowned in the summer of 2008 and was not murdered by her mother.
Caylee, 2, could be seen climbing a ladder into the above-ground pool with her grandmother, Cindy Anthony, assisting her.
For the second day in a row, Cindy took the stand, this time saying the toddler had the ability to open a sliding glass door that led to the backyard.
When shown one of the photos, Cindy commented, “Even at that point, she could even climb into the pool.”
To see the photos of Caylee and Cindy entering the backyard pool, click here.
Throughout Cindy’s testimony, Casey appeared to be emotional – at one point wiping away tears after a video of her playing with her daughter was shown.
Baez attempted to question Cindy about telling investigators back in 2008 her theory that Caylee may have drowned, however, a prosecution objection was sustained.
Under questioning by prosecutor Linda Drane-Burdick, Cindy admitted a time she was given from her employment accurately showed the time off she took for a vacation in June 2008.
To watch the Casey Anthony trial, click here.
In addition, Cindy testified that Casey never told her Caylee drowned in the pool, but was kidnapped by a babysitter.
Later in the afternoon, the defense called Cindy back to the stand to confirm a baby shower had been held for Caylee. It had originally been scheduled for Aug. 13, but Caylee was born earlier than expected on Aug. 9, thus, the shower was postponed until later.
To see Cindy Anthony’s testimony at the Casey Anthony trial on June 24, 2011, click here.
On Thursday, Cindy unexpectedly testified that she, not Casey, was the one who searched the home computer for chloroform in Mar. 2008. This, despite her employment records showing she was at work during the time the searches were conducted. Cindy explained that away by saying her supervisor could have made a mistake, or that sometimes, due to her work schedule and company protocol, she would put hours on her time card that weren’t actually worked.
To see Cindy Anthony’s testimony at the Casey Anthony trial on June 23, 2011, click here.
Casey is charged with the first-degree murder of Caylee in the summer of 2008. Her defense, however, contends that the little girl died by accidentally drowning in the family’s backyard pool, claiming Casey and her father George conspired to hide the tragic incident.
To keep up to date with the Casey Anthony trial and view jury selection, court proceedings and testimony videos, click here.
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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