George Anthony somber after testifying against Casey Anthony before the grand jury…
George Anthony finished testifying this morning before the grand jury as a witness for the prosecution. “This is going to be very hard for me to do,” an emotional George Anthony said outside the Orange County Courthouse before going in. “My focus is on my granddaughter — it always has been … Just pray for her. That’s all I’m asking for.” * Leaving the courthouse, he was somber and said nothing.
I get the impression that George is not on the same page as Cindy and Lee. I think he may have no more illusions as to the fate of his granddaughter and the involvement of his daughter, and he has chosen to do the right thing–be truthful about Casey’s odd behavior when he tried to open the trunk, and honest about what he thought of the horrific smell when he picked the car up from the towing yard. You might remember in George Anthony’s interview with LE, one of the detectives made the statement. ” I suspect you know more than anybody, George…” **(paraphrase) Let’s hope that’s true, and he chose to divulge whatever that might be this morning.
It’s just impossible not to feel deep sympathy for this man. I think he is going through a hell most of us will never have to endure in this life–not only because of the loss of his beloved granddaughter, but for what he knows is the loss of his daughter and the shattering of any dreams for her future he might have held in his heart. I’d also bet he’s living through another kind of hell because of what appears to be a serious difference of opinion between himself, Cindy and possibly Lee. I imagine it’s very difficult being in that house.
Below is a summary of what was stated by Mark Nejame as he and George left the courthouse.
11:29 a.m.: WESH 2 News reporter Amanda Ober is outside the courthouse and caught up with Mark NeJame and George Anthony when they left earlier this morning. As he said to media inside the courthouse, NeJame said he wasn’t legally allowed to talk about what was said inside the grand jury room. But he added:
“All we can say is that George Anthony answered all questions directly and honestly and did what no human being could be prepared to do.” He added that if an indictment is handed up, he will comment.
After his testimony, George Anthony had no comment, but several of you have asked for more details on what he said before entering the courthouse. Here is the quote:
“This is going to be hard for me to do. My focus is always on my granddaughter. It always will be. I love my daughter, wife and my son.” He tend asked everyone to pray, especially for Caylee. He did mention praying at 11 a.m. and 11 p.m., although he didn’t explain the significance, if any, of that time.
**George Anthony’s audio transcript of interview with LE