Leonard Padilla says George Anthony lied about the last time he saw Caylee
Bounty hunter, Leonard Padilla, says Lee Anthony told him that George Anthony lied when he told investigators that he saw Caylee leave with her mother, Casey, the morning of the 16th of June, 2008. Eyewitness News has discovered that Casey’s lawyers are trying to keep Padilla’s statement secret.
George Anthony said that he saw Caylee alive on Monday, June 16 as she was leaving their house with her mother, Casey. This was the day after Father’s Day and the day after witnesses have sworn that Cindy and Casey had a really bad row over money Casey allegedly stole from Cindy’s mom. Padilla claims George’s story is false and Kathi Belich of Eyewitness News interviewed him Tuesday via telephone.
Kathi: “George says he saw Caylee the next day.”
Padilla: “She didn’t leave the next day like George said.”
Kathi: “Oh, you think George is lying about that?”
Padilla: “I know he is, yeah.”
Kathi: “How do you know that?”
Padilla: “Because Lee says so.”
Kathi: “What did Lee say?”
Padilla: “Lee says she left that night. She was upset and took off with the baby.”
Kathi: “Lee actually told you that and you told investigators that when you were questioned?”
Padilla: “That’s correct.”
Leonard says Lee revealed that Cindy attempted to choke Casey on Father’s Day and that Casey then took off with Caylee. Cindy has denied that ever happened and Casey’s defense team wanted to keep those incriminating statements that Padilla and his associates made, private, saying Padilla was working for the prosecution. Padilla denies this and says that Casey did not appear desperate to find her baby after he bonded her out of jail.
“It’s almost like there was no daughter. There was no daughter missing. There was nothing to be concerned about,” said Padilla.
Jose Baez will depose a friend of Casey’s this Thursday. On May 28th he’ll be back in court to try and get the videotape of Casey’s reaction to Caylee’s body being found thrown out.
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Well, who knows if ole Lenny is telling the truth or not–though, on this one, I tend to believe he is. But, then, we all know Leonard can exaggerate and even create a story if put on the spot. If he thinks it will keep him in the spotlight and in a favored chair on NG, the skies the limit.
HOWEVER, I believe that he’s an old-fashioned kind of guy at heart and that when sworn in, he will tell the truth as he knows it–whatever the truth as he knows it might be.