The nation is riveted on the Florida murder trial of Casey Anthony as the prosecution moves through its case. Anthony is charged in the death of her two-year old daughter Caylee. The prosecution case is circumstantial, with no established cause of death and no witnesses identifying Casey Anthony as the murderer.
Casey Anthony has been described as a liar by many people, including herself. Her mother Cindy Anthony revealed on the witness stand that many details of Casey’s life prior to her arrest- her job at Universal Studios, numerous friends and their families, and even Caylee’s babysitter- had existed only in Casey’s imagination and that Cindy had been fooled by the lies.
These are some of the memorable quotations from the first week of testimony in the Casey Anthony murder trial:
“Where is Caylee Marie Anthony?”‘”prosecutor Linda Drane Burdick interjected this question throughout her opening statement while she described Casey Anthony’s activities between June 16, when the little girl died, and July 16 when Cindy Anthony reported Caylee missing
“How in the world can a mother wait 30 days before ever reporting her child missing, it’s insane, it’s bizarre — Well the answer is actually relatively simple. She never was missing. Caylee Anthony died on June 16, 2008, when she drowned in her family’s swimming pool.” ‘” defense attorney Jose Baez’ opening statement included this shocking new explanation of what may have happened to Caylee Anthony
“She was the way she was every day. Happy. Happy to see me. Having a grand old time.”‘”now ex-boyfriend Tony Lazzarro, describing Casey Anthony’s demeanor on the evening of June 16, 2008
“If they don’t find her, guess who gets blamed and spends eternity in jail.”‘”Casey Anthony’s text message to Lazzarro after her arrest
“Oh, my God, I’m such a good liar.”‘”Casey Anthony to Melissa England, upon hanging up telephone, July 4 weekend 2008. England dated one of Anthony’s friends and the two women met for the first time that weekend.
“My daughter finally admitted that the baby sitter stole her. I found my daughter’s car today and it smells like there’s been a dead body in the damn car.”‘”Cindy Anthony to 911 operator in one of a series of calls which included the first report that Caylee Anthony was missing “Win her over with chloroform.”‘”caption on photo of man and woman posted on Ricardo Morales’ MySpace page at time he was dating Casey Anthony
“We’ll probably get divorced over this.”‘”George Anthony to tow operator Simon Birch on July 16, 2008, referring to the stress of Casey not telling him and his wife where Caylee was
“We need to get this car home.”– George Anthony to Cindy Anthony after smelling decomposition in Casey Anthony’s car. George Anthony is a former police detective, according to Simon Birch.