The long awaited bombshell exploded in the Casey Anthony murder trial today, as Cindy Anthony, Casey’s mother, testified for the defense. She asserted that it was she, not Casey, who used the family computer to search for “chloroform”.
Whoa! This one came out of left field. Mixing football and baseball metaphors, this Turkey was blind-sided.
Additionally, Mrs. Anthony stated that the car in which Casey allegedly stashed Caylee’s body already had a stain on the trunk’s carpet at the time it was purchased.
Cindy’s memory was suddenly clarified, she claims, by a change in medication.
She claims that she searched for chloroform when she was looking for chlorophyll, and that all of these chemical searches were in connection with some sort of hand sanitizer scare that was making the rounds at the time.
Does all this sound a little fishy to you? It gets fishier.
I recall a hand sanitizer scare that might have occurred around the 2008 time frame during which Cindy’s internet search activities presumably occurred, but it concerned alcohol poisoning in young children. Chlorophyll and chloroform have no relevance to hand sanitizers, as far as I know.
Cindy also mentioned a dog that was acting ill at ease, as well as a friend who had recently suffered an automobile accident, stating that the searches were on their behalf.
Is this beginning to sound like a school child making stuff up to avoid punishment? It is so simplistic and contrived!
Will we soon be hearing testimony from George Anthony admitting that he sexually abused his daughter? Will he concoct a story to fit in with lead defense counsel Jose Baez’s theory that Caylee accidentally drowned? I think that there is a distinct possibility that the Anthonys are throwing themselves on their swords, attempting to save their daughter’s life. Perjury is certainly well within the bounds of what desperate measures might be taken in these circumstances. However, if George suddenly changes his tune, won’t it be just a little too obvious?
I’m getting a little ahead of myself here. George hasn’t testified for the defense (yet).
Cindy has, and this Turkey’s B.S. indicator is glowing bright red. In addition to the song and dance about the hand sanitizer, Cindy said that she had no MySpace account at the time; however, the information recovered from the computer showed that accesses to MySpace were interspersed with the incriminating searches. Furthermore, her work records indicate that she was at work during the time the searches were made. She had previously denied making searches for how to make chloroform, household weapons, neck breaking, etc. So, there were inconsistencies between Cindy’s testimony not only with the computer records but also with her prior testimony under oath.
Draw your own conclusions, but if I was the judge, I would be instructing Cindy about the implications of perjury.
I would expect daily fireworks from here on. How much longer this trial will last should be known tomorrow, as Judge Perry has ordered both sides to give firm estimates on the time they’ll need to wrap up their cases. It would seem that we will have at least one last week of entertaining testimony before the jury begins its deliberations. Perry advised the lawyers that they would be working until at least three P.M. on Saturday.
Today, the trial took a surprising new direction. This twist should provide good fodder for the inevitable made-for-TV movie. Stay tuned.