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Lee Anthony’s attorney says he may be charged in Caylee Anthony case

January 27, 2009

Lee Anthony’s attorney thinks he might possibly be charged with obstruction of justice or evidence tampering.

Tom Luka, Lee’s lawyer said that because Lee has not received a subpoena to testify that could me a clue that the state is looking into charges against him.  If someone is subpoenaed, anything said in a hearing couldn’t be used against him in later criminal charges.

“There were a number of instances where he was acting on behalf of his sister, or on behalf of law enforcement, that now could be seen as something less than benign or could be seen as hindering the investigation instead of assisting it,” he said.

Lee Anthony has also been under other family related stresses, his attorney said.”He’s struggling with the grief of the death of his niece, he is struggling with the fact that his sister, who he is very close to, is in jail and facing life in prison.  He is facing the fact that the economic situation in his house is not the best.”

Lee has been working 18 hour days arranging parking areas for the Super Bowl.  He moved back in with his parents to save money on rent.

read about it here:

Note:  Lee is listed on the new witness list released by the prosecution.   Just because your name appears on a witness list does not automatically mean you will be subpoenaed to testify in court.  Both sides may be  required to exchange potential witness lists before a jury is selected.   If either side wants someone listed to testify, they have to take the appropriate measures to see that they appear in court.

(see definition of  ‘witness list’   HERE or under the “legal and not so legal definitions” tab at the top of this blog. Also see definition of ‘subpoena’ in the same place)

39 Comments leave one →
  1. Paul in PG BC permalink
    January 27, 2009 9:57 am

    Why just Lee ,the WHACKJOB did some obstructing ,and it was blatant.Charge her too,this could be a family affair after all.He should be ordered to submit DNA,then we will no for sure.

  2. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 10:22 am

    Mystery, I am not surprised. Do you think Lee knew anything before Cindy found out she was missing? Even if it were just a hunch something may be wrong. Or do you think he just kept information from the police, as they were investigating?

  3. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 10:26 am

    I don’t think this promotion company had a clue as to just how much the majority of the people “honestly” love Caylee. I believe they do now. She is not a topic of interest; she is a baby girl who the people fell in love with, and stay tuned in because we want to witness justice being served.

  4. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 10:27 am

    I would also bet, they received some phones calls from attorneys letting them know they would be sued.

  5. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 10:32 am

    Could this not be grounds for deprivation of character, or public humiliation? I am not a lawyer, so these may not be the correct terms, but something to this effect.

  6. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 10:32 am

    If you do something that causes someone pain and suffering, you can be sued.

  7. MAND permalink
    January 27, 2009 10:35 am the latest doc. it states Lee did give DNA.
    It could be a number of things with Lee..he was doing his own investigation..KC was telling him to do things..maybe it was something to with the stuff she was telling him. I would think if Lee did know something he would not have told Cindy right away..I think George and Cindy were the last to know any thing in the case.

    Mystery are you in ice cube form???

  8. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 10:48 am

    I will say this much; I am close to my sister. If my sister were accussed of something like this, I would not withhold evidence or lie for her, but I am sure I would have to be convinced in a courtroom, before I gave up completely. Knowing your sister to be a liar is one thing, but accepting that she murdered your neice is another. I am sure that they are all slowly coming to terms with the horror of it all. If is proven that he did cover for her or withheld evidence, they he should pay the price. I love my sister, but I would incriminate myself for her.

  9. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 10:54 am

    Even Jeffery Dahlmer’s parents allowed themselves to be exposed publicly, in an attempt to try and understand how this sort of thing happens. They never denied his involvement, they never denied that he should be locked away, or even put to death. They still loved their son and stayed by his side, but knew his fate was for the best. Also, they never once blamed anyone or made excuses, except question their own parenting.

  10. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 10:56 am

    As for Susan Smith, does anyone remember her parents fighting for her, or making excuses for her? I don’t.

  11. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 11:01 am

    The best thing they can do is to open up about their experience and try to help educate other parents, who are raising a child with sociopathic behavior. Not now, of course, but down the road. It would help in their healing, as well as help others, and possibly save other children. It would also help them in honoring the memory of their lost granddaughter, by being her voice.

  12. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 11:08 am

    Anyone,who has experience with this disorder, knows all too well that there is nothing one can do to change the behavior, except try and protect those who are involved. Be open with people, and let them know to be careful, and closely monitor any children who may fall victim. They do say, that counseling, behavior management (before the age of 15) seems to be most effective. After the age of 15, there is little that will change. Public awareness is our best defense.

  13. MAND permalink
    January 27, 2009 11:27 am

    That’s good advice F.Mom but I don’t think Cindy will ever admit she raised a daughter with a problem of any sort..KC has done nothing wrong and is being blamed for something she could not have done…she’s not a murderer..she loved that child.
    Cindy will never get past that..I think George can and hopefully Lee will be able to do so. Telling the truth does not mean they no longer love fact it would help all of them to understand some of what has happened.

    I thought Lee was an accountant..why is he arranging chairs for the SB?

    Is he still with Mallory? Is she pregnant? Will she move in with Lee into the A’s home? I read he was moving back home to save money..that would be an added burden on G&C at this one working sad..this family has so many problems..they truly need professional help and they need to listen.

  14. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 11:32 am

    I agree that they are very troubled, but I still feel hopeful that some good will come out of all of this. Cindy may never come to terms with the truth, but time heals all wounds, and when enough time goes by, she may have a change of heart. I think any mother would hold out on believing such a thing, until all hope was gone. Privately, when all alone, she probably speaks the truth to her own heart. I would imagine it would be extremely hard to admit it outloud.

  15. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 11:40 am

    Just thinking of it being me,is too hard to bear, let alone knowing it to be so. Then to have the whole world rip you apart at a time when you have unimaginable loss, is just overwhelming. I do not agree with much of what they have done or said, but I have also tried to step back and understand it. People just need to know that is extremely difficult to raise (or be involved with) a sociopathic person. They wear down everyone around them. They keep everyone on an emotional rollercoaster, and nothing can stop them. They only real thing that I feel they could have done different is they should have had her arrested for the thieft. It is very difficult to prove someone an unfit mother, and the courts overlook much, because they feel it best to keep families together. So without firm proof that the child is in danger, there is little you can do. If she had been charged with the thieft, and had been put behind bars, clearly Caylee would have been taken from her custody. Outside of that, I do not feel they had much leverage.

  16. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 11:42 am

    I just feel that they have been judged unfairly on many things; not all, as I said, I do not agree with some of what they have done.

  17. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 11:44 am

    As my grandmother used to say “Do not judge a man, until you have walked a mile in his moccasins”.

  18. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 11:48 am

    I will say this though, they need to cut all ties, get counseling, and find the strength to rebuild. If not, they will let Casey ruin them. This is much of the disfunction that they have to come to terms with. They need help in gaining the strength to do this.

  19. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 27, 2009 12:17 pm


    I don’t think Lee was involved before Cindy found KC. You can tell from his earliest interview with LE that he was trying to get to the truth. Somewhere along the line, his cooperation with LE turned to hostility–Why??
    Did Cindy, who believed they had pre-judged KC, convince Lee the police were their enemy? Or was it something else–

    You know, if Cindy ended up writing a book from the perspective of living with a sociopath, I might be inclined to read it. Especially if she wrote it with a psychiatrist and it didn’t sensationalize Caylee.

    Hi Mand! Yes, we’re slowly turning into a giant ice-cube down here. My son’s drive to work is usually an hour–this morning it was 3! My husband is in California this week and he’s freaking out–no, not worried about me–but that the ice will damage our trees.

  20. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 12:25 pm

    Mystery, where are you from? I am from Illinois, and we are under snow as well. School was cancelled, so I am housebound with the kids??? God help me! lol And I agree, if Cindy were to write a book that geared toward truthfulness, and understanding of raising a sociopath, I would read it as well. We need to understand, and bring more awareness to this topic.

  21. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 12:26 pm

    I forgot to mention, that not only would it help in her own healing, but would help people to understand the endless struggle of trying to survive life with a sociopath.

  22. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 12:29 pm

    I think I understand better than most, because we have similar struggles with our oldest daughter. We are in counseling now, as we are trying to understand how to deal with her, in a way that does not cause further harm to our family, as well as protecting our granddaughter.

  23. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 12:31 pm

    But we are not in denial, even though we do not expose it to everyone, we do speak openly to those who get involved with our daughter. Embarassment has no place in dealing with it. You have to face it for what it is.

  24. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 12:35 pm

    That is not easy to say, but I felt it important to mention, to help people understand why I am sympathetic toward this family. I also need to mention, it helps a great deal that we are on the same page. If we did not have a strong and healthy marriage, it would much harder, and our family probably would not be together. We realize that for the sake of the other children, and our granddaughter, we needed outside help in keeping up our strength. The “whole” family suffers, except for the sociopath.

  25. MAND permalink
    January 27, 2009 1:01 pm

    I think the one thing we are missing here is that this problem started years ago..and I also think Cindy had /has some personality(maybe not the right diagnosis) disorders..she did-not develop these disorders after this happened..they are I would suspect life may be her mother kept her in check and when Cindy had KC she chose not to do to KC what her mother did to her..this happens more that anyone thinks it does..a form of retaliation towards her mother. Just as she would not listen to her mother about KC’s theft looked as tho she (Cindy) did not want her mother giving her advice..and I would say that was not the first time for that.

    F.Mom you are a stable family trying very hard to keep things in check..I commend you for that..I’m sure it is difficult..but from what I have read ..what you have said do ask God for guidance as well as others that are in a position to help you ..that my Dear is the difference. You see Cindy sees nothing wrong..everyone else is wrong..not her or her daughter.

  26. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 1:40 pm

    I will not deny that there are additional issues surrounding this family. I believe this has been a “domino effect”. I feel there are many issues to be concidered. I just want to help bring about awarness, to any other families, who are dealing with a sociopath, that they should get outside help, and do not let your pride stand in the way of asking for help. There are things you can do to help safe-guard yourself and your family from allowing yourself to be continual victims.

  27. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 27, 2009 1:44 pm

    Friendlymom–I’m in Oklahoma. We’re in the middle of an ice storm. Looks like it might be a bad one.

    I think YOU should write the book Friendlymom. The way you have handled your family would be more in line with a self-help book than if Cindy wrote one about her experience.

    Mand, I think Cindy had issues to begin with, too. I don’t think she is a sociopath like some think. I think a great deal of her issues came from trying to raise a sociopath. Not sayin’ she didn’t have problems to begin with, just that those problems added to the heartache of raising an unfeeling, emotionless child exacerbated it.

  28. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 2:00 pm

    Mystery that was very well said. I believe Cindy may have had some issues of her own; self-esteem issues, but she is not a sociopath. Having put up with Casey all these years probably mad her feel like she was going crazy, and would definitely explain much of her irrational behavior. She probably has felt as if she were alone, and NO ONE understood. Many parents try to keep this secret, and that is what needs to change. There are many, many families suffering, and the more we expose it, the better chance we have at preventing these tragedies.

  29. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 2:03 pm

    We will never prevent them all, but any life spared is progress. Living in denial, does not make it go away. We have a moral obligation to expose it, and try and protect potential victims.

  30. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 2:04 pm

    Mystery, I am not smart enough to write a book, but thanks for the vote of confidence. 🙂

  31. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 2:05 pm

    And hope you don’t get iced in too heavy…BE CAREFUL!!

  32. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 2:07 pm

    I also want to mention, that because of this case, we humbled ourselves into getting outside help. So, Caylee is responsible for guiding us into getting it. God bless her soul. 😦

  33. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 2:11 pm

    I am concidering doing some public speaking through our local college, where I am attending. We do many public education programs, and I am concidering taking a part. We have many programs geared toward improving parenting skills and family issues.

  34. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 27, 2009 2:20 pm

    Go for it friendlymom. You never know how you might make a difference.

  35. friendlymom permalink
    January 27, 2009 2:26 pm

    Thanks friend. Change does often start with one voice or one action. I just do not know, if revealing my experience is right for my family. We live in a small town, and so does my daughter (who we have the issues with). So, I have to concider how this should transpire.

  36. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    January 28, 2009 12:20 am

    Hello all…so glad the doll wont be sold it was in such poor taste!
    Just read that Bozo has motions {tee-hee} {1} asking that Casey not attend every court hearing because it puts her in a bad light – won’t get a fair trial [my vote…DENIED] {2} Prosecution be removed {forgotton why} [my vote DENIED]
    Just had a great idea…Blagojevich will be out of a job soon…he is a lawer…Bozo should invite him to join his “sleaze-team” {slapping self on wrist for having a sick sense of humor – hi}

  37. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 28, 2009 9:01 am

    Thanks for making me laugh, Jill! Yes, Blago would be the perfect fit–

  38. Paul in PG BC permalink
    January 28, 2009 11:04 am

    Wtf,special treatment for the spacecase NOT a chance,she has to go to court like everyone else.
    Tarnish her image,why HOSE B,she’s a kiddie killer and do not forget it.This jerkoff will soon be getting the boot from this case,if he thinks the judge is going to bend over backwards for him RONG answer,there are rules in place follow them and shut-up.
    As for Lee being charged,He will sign like a canary after he’s been charged,NO IMMUNITY.
    He has to answer for what he has done,he’ll still be able to see sis,once a week for the next 50yrs.

  39. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    January 28, 2009 11:07 pm

    Sending you all some hot sunshine…stay warm my lovelies xxx

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