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.
TallGal in GA says
I have felt (and I have blogged) that Cindy is a liar. Since her gum-chewing, smart-mouth deposition, I see a strong willed, over-bearing, bossy, broad. I Googled Chlorophyll and no mention of Chloroform came up. How could she expect us to believe it came up MISSPELLED!
She hurt her credibility today. And, I don’t buy the Academy Award Acting job when the 911 tapes were played. Sorry. Casey is guilty and accident or no accident, she tossed that beautiful baby like she was trash and then went partying. She’d better hope for the death penalty because she will be dead within 3 months in prison. There are two things prisoners don’t condone — molesting or killing a child, and hurting your Mother.
The Nittany Turkey says
Chlorophyll is a very complex organic molecule that contains no chlorine whatsoever. Chloroform is a simple molecule, CHCl3. (The Cl is chlorine.) The only commonality is in the “Chlor”, which comes from “chloros”, the Greek word for “green.” (Both chlorine gas and chlorophyll are green. That’s it!)
The inconsistencies in Cindy’s testimony will have to surface at some point. Baez is not skillful enough to weave a web of lies without it collapsing into a steaming pile of perjury and legal misconduct charges.
I agree with you that Casey won’t last long up at Mariana, or wherever she is destined to go. She’s pretty well protected at the Orange County jail, but once she gets locked away in the state pen, she’ll be meat.
Please give me the url for your blog, TallGal. I’m interested in your opinions.
actually, hand sanitizers contain a germ fighting agent called triclosan that creates chloroform when it comes in contact with chlorine.
i’ve seen numerous people knock themselves out accidentally at art school using this method.
The Nittany Turkey says
OK, Mallory. I’ll take your word for that. One small mitigation for Cindy’s testimony, one giant leap to believe she didn’t lie to protect her daughter.