Videos: Tony Lazzaro testifies in Casey Anthony murder trial
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On May 25and May 26, 2011, Tony Lazzaro, Casey Anthony’s ex-boyfriend testified in her trial. The two day testimony closed out the second day of the trial then began the third day. On May 25, 2011, Anthony “Tony” Lazzaro testified about meeting Casey Anthony while living in Orlando, Florida. He spoke of how the two met on Facebook in May 2008 then began dating. On June 16, 2008, the day that the state of Florida says Casey Anthony murdered her two-year-old daughter, Caylee, Casey Anthony moved in with him. The defense states that Caylee Anthony was not murdered but drowned.
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The jury watched surveillance video from an Orlando, Florida Blockbuster Video store that showed Casey Anthony and Tony Lazzaro renting two movies: Jumper and Untraceable on June 16, 2008. Tony Lazzaro testified that Casey Anthony told him she worked for Universal Studios Orlando and also stated she had a nanny who watched Caylee when she wasn’t with them. As both the defense and prosecution agree that Caylee Anthony died on June 16, 2008, the statements that Tony Lazzaro made regarding the couple’s behavior or June 17, 2008 was particularly interesting.
Tony Lazzaro said that the day after Casey Anthony moved in, the two spent the entire day in bed. Caylee was not with them.
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When Tony Lazzaro returned to the stand on May 26, 2011, he testified about a secret which Casey Anthony revealed to him while the two were dating. The defense has alleged that Casey Anthony was sexually abused by her father, George Anthony, since the age of eight, and it was due to that abuse that Casey Anthony behaved strangely after the death of her daughter. They also said in opening statements that George Anthony found his granddaughter dead in the family’s swimming pool and forced Casey Anthony into covering up the accident.
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Tony Lazzaro stated that Casey Anthony had previously told him that her brother, Lee Anthony, had tried to feel her breasts when she was younger. She had spoken about these incidents in a series of jailhouse letters previously as well. When Tony Lazzaro was asked if Lee Anthony had been successful in molesting his sister, Tony answered that according to what Casey had told him, he wasn’t.
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Both Lee and George Anthony have denied sexually abusing their daughter or having any former knowledge as to her death.
You may watch Tony Lazzaro’s full testimony from May 25 and May 26, 2011 in the video player to the left. Click on the link above to watch live coverage of the Casey Anthony trial when court is in session.