“I will promise I have more time. “Sarcasm aside! I too got wrapped up in this whole Television drama almost like I did when I came to this country with those soap operas. I am glad that this one had a beginning and an end.
The Casey Anthony Obsession
didn’t only invade me but million in this country. I had to laugh when I saw a lady posting in the chat room at myfoxorlando.com that her husband is coming home and now she has to pretend that she worked all day. But it is really a sad obsession considering that people camped out all night and a woman got trampled so spectators could catch one of the 50 seats in the Orange County Courthouse. For six weeks I have watched the trial and followed Chat room conversations at orlandosentinel.com and myfoxorlando.com. I have to say that I am impressed by
Defense Attorney Jose Baez
He is the guy everyone loves to hate. People in chat rooms call him Bozo, incapable, greasy, sleazy and other not so flattering names. But yet he will be laughing probably all the way to the bank after this case is over. Jose Baez was an unknown lawyer back in 2008. Casey Anthony happened to get his phone number by chance from an inmate and called him. He stuck with her ever since. He couldn’t know at that time that the nation will embrace this case like American Idol or “As The World Turns”. Baez has a hard time with Judge Perry. Some of his arguments have beenomitted but he stands his own and presses on. Judge Perry even considers charging Baez with Contempt of Court. Baez’s Job is to keep the defendant Casey Anthony from the needle and I think he is doing a good job raising doubts in the story the prosecution presents. And that makes people incredible angry because lets face it, we all have convicted Casey Anthony of murder already without listened to all the facts. Baez takes risk because he has nothing to lose. He only gained from the case and if I was Casey Anthony I would be glad to have a guy like Jose Baez representing me.
Assistant State Attorney Jeff Ashton
stepped up his game in the last few days. He received glorious review for his closing argument. Not only had that he owned Grief”Expert” Dr. Sally Karioth. His ability to keep up with the grief expert’s testimony was superb and at a sports event would have won him a medal. She lost me big times. Under Cross Examination by Jeff Ashton Sally Karioth had to admit that she considers the defendant lies not denial but rather magical thinking. I think that was the turning point for Jeff Ashton who stood previously during the trial in the shadow of a very capable
State Attorney Linda Drane Burdick.
Boy, oh Boy hopefully I will never get in trouble in her district and never ever have to face her unless she is on my side. Linda Drane Burdick thorough and sums up testimony quickly in order to cross exam. She just knows how to ask the witnesses the right questions in order to prove her point fast and without her doubt. With her professionalism she just might win this case. I have never met anyone like her. Another Person who didn’t waver and I like to have on my side in terrible circumstances would be if the very handsome and key witness
Detective Yuri Melich.
When Detective Melich was testifying for the first time for the prosecution the chat rooms went crazy. People especially woman seem to embrace the young Detective. A fanbook page was even created for him with the name Fans of Yuri Melich. Not once I have seen Yuri Melich unprepared, emotional, defensive and unprofessional. Defense Attorney Jose Baez tried to break him alleging that Detective Melich was biased focusing his attention from beginning on Casey Anthony and not on other people. But Melich wouldn’t budge. He was confident with his assessments, procedures and findings no matter what Baez threw at him. Melich always made eye contact with the jurors to the point that Baez got irritated. Detective Yuri Melich is a rising star in the viral world. But sometimes I have to remind myself that it isn’t all about entertainment a family is in pain. And at times I felt for
Who can forget her sinking deeper and deeper at the witness stand while her 911 phone calls were played for the jury? Only her blond hair was visible by the time those phone calls were finished. When I look at Cindy Anthony I see a grandmother who lost her grandbaby to circumstances no one can understand. She appears to me that at one hand she wants justice for little Caylee Anthony but at the other hand she tries everything to protect her daughter Casey Anthony admitting to the Chloroform searches on the Internet in order to get her daughter of death row. It broke my heart when she mouthed to her daughter that she loved her but Casey Anthony turned away. Cindy Anthony ‘s embarrassing dysfunctional family circumstances are played all over the national media but in my eyes she has risen to the mother she supposed to be in order to do anything in her power to keep her daughter Casey Anthony from the needle. Her husband
however faced ugly allegations of sexual abuse by Casey Anthony Defense team leaving him no choice but to rebut these charges in order to clear his name in this whole drama. There are a couple things however I find questionable with him. For once why did he remember what Caylee was wearing the day he saw her the last time? Why didn’t he pick up the car at amscot? Why didn’t he call the police after he smelled human disposition in the car? I don’t know but maybe he helped Casey Anthony indeed to dispose of his granddaughter’s body after she died? I also question like Baez his so called suicide attempt.
He is strikingly an unpopular figure in this whole thing. I don’t really understand that. Looking at Lee Anthony I see a brother of the defendant who seems totally confused about the circumstances he and his family is in. He is at ease with the defense but seems more aggravated and forgetful when he is examined by the prosecution. The jail house tapes warmed me up to him. He came in there with a notebook, advised Casey Anthony what to do, caution her to be careful with the defense lawyer and tried to get to the bottom of the story by not pressing on the dear ducts or contacting the media but rolling up his sleeve ready to get the answers. I can tell that Lee Anthony has nothing but love for his sibling. Isn’t that what an ideal brother should have? I don’t get the public loathing against this guy.
Meter Reader Roy Kronk
Let me be clear I find it absolute despicable that the defense team describes Roy Kronk as a moral corrupt person. Under those circumstances I hope I will never find a body or aid a case in any way. I may never volunteer to be part of a search team. But it is odd that Kronk found Caylee three months before she was found. Surely the guy reported his finding three times in September to the police. But what made him give it up for three months only to report it again in December? Something just doesn’t sound right. We don’t have the answers for this?
Chief Judge Belvin Perry
appears at times pro prosecution. I don’t know if that is the case or if he is just anti Baez. Their personalities are just not a match. Either way I have to tell you I will miss seeing this laid back judge. His friendly demeanor, knowledge, insights and his honest attempts to be fair was a joy to watch. I am smiling right now thinking of him rocking back and forward on his chair and chewing on his tongue or messing with his teeth. Judge Perry it was a joy seeing you at work on my computer screen every day.
Since 2008 I have no doubt that Casey Anthony is somehow involved in the death of her child Caylee Anthony. However I have always doubted that she premeditated her child’s murder. The prosecution has failed to provide me with evidence proofing otherwise. Baez raised reasonable question and I don’t think Casey Anthony committed first degree murder and is in my opinion therefore ineligible for the death penalty. I do not believe in the drowning theory but then again Casey Anthony Defense Team could be right. We weren’t there. My favorite theory is however that it was a drug incident gone wrong. I believe that Casey Anthony may have used Chloroform regularly to get her daughter to sleep while she was with her boyfriends and it just went from bad to worse accidently killing her child. On another note it seems distasteful that Casey Anthony almost became a fashion icon during this trial. I couldn’t pull up my AOL page or CNN not knowing what she was wearing that day in court or how her hair was styled that particular day. I wish instead of being an accused murders she would have used her creativity to write fiction stories. I have never ever seen someone lying with that much detail and consistency. That takes talent.
Miscellaneous Personal Notes
I think one of the reasons the nation is fascinated by the Casey Anthony Trial is the outer beauty of the young mother Casey Anthony and the pictures and video tapes of the victim two year old Caylee Anthony. Listening to Caylee Anthony sing a song to papa you just want to hug her and protect her. Caylee Anthony became the nation’s child and portrait of victims of child abuse. Her innocent displayed in those video tapes makes one want to keep her from harm in any way possible. In the end this trial is like a Wimbledon Tennis Match between the defense attorney Jose Baez and the Prosecution Linda Drane Burdick. The best won wins. It is easy to forget that Cindy, Lee and George Anthony are a real family and not celebrities who are eager to be in the spotlight. Neither one of those people have asked for the national attention and their granddaughter has really been killed and their daughter faces the death penalty if convicted. Those Anthony’s could be your neighbors and we have to remind ourselves to treat them as such. I also am a staunch opponent of the death penalty because I believe that you can’t teach to value life by taking one.