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New document dump in Caylee Anthony case this week

February 16, 2009

The state released over 1,100 pages of evidence to Casey Anthony’s defense team today.

Included in the documents are the test results from the FBI crime lab on the duct tape found on Caylee’s skull according to a source close to the investigation.

When asked if Casey Anthony’s fingerprints were on the duct tape, a source with direct knowledge of the investigation said,

“This is not going to be good news for the defense.”

A spokeswoman with the state attorney’s office told WESH 2 she does not plan to release this new evidence to the public until at least midweek.

Orlando defense attorney Richard Hornsby said if Casey’s fingerprints are on the duct tape the death penalty could be put back on the table.  He said it may also force Baez to “put Casey on the stand” or consider a plea bargain.”

It could all be over for Casey Anthony this week.

47 Comments leave one →
  1. niecey456 permalink
    February 16, 2009 7:50 pm

    Well, well, well, amazing. I have a feeling the plea bargain might be in someone’s best interests. Could this be why Baez was having stomach trouble this weekend???

  2. Kari permalink
    February 16, 2009 8:09 pm

    What is there to say any more? If only some different new evidence would emerge that would allow this story to end, not happily, too late for that, but somewhat less tragically. Say, if they would find Zannie’s written confession and suicide note next to her months-old corpse.

    But, I feel sure that, if there are prints on the tape, they will be Casey’s. If there were someone else involved, Casey would have come up with more information by now. Particularly since Caylee’s remains were found and there is no longer any fear that giving info to the police and/or media will result in any (further) harm to Caylee. At this point, I really cannot think of any legitimate reason for Casey to be withholding any information, and there must be more than the flimsy tissue of lies she’s given thus far. Even if she were psychotic and drunk when she dropped Caylee off, she’s had over six months to rack her brain, request hypnotic regression, write letters to people who might verify her actions and where-abouts, tell her family where to look for the valid phone numbers or addresses, etc.

    There is hardly any guess-work left, we are down to the bare nitty-gritty of this sad, sad case. Meanwhile, the rest of the world goes on, with marriages, births, divorces, deaths, daring rescues and lucky escapes. And Casey Anthony will no longer be a part of it.

  3. moonbeam permalink
    February 16, 2009 8:23 pm

    why is it that the anthonys want to now help search for haleigh cummings when they hid out in their house when their own grandaughter was missing and condemned everyone who was searching for her? casey is guilty as sin and i’m sure they will have more than enough evidence to throw the book at her.

  4. ostella permalink
    February 16, 2009 8:24 pm

    Hi everyone!

    I’ll bet the farm her prints are all over that tape. I think that’s why she broke down and asked for a sedative when they told her they found the body. She knew she was screwed.

  5. friendlymom permalink
    February 16, 2009 8:51 pm

    God is taking charge! Casey had better take the opportunity to repent, as her soul is about all she may be able to save.

  6. friendlymom permalink
    February 16, 2009 8:54 pm

    Might explain why Baez is suffering with stomach problems……………….”the sh#@ it about to hit the proverbal fan”!

  7. friendlymom permalink
    February 16, 2009 8:56 pm

    You know, I am sure there has been a moment or two where Baez has gotten firm with his client over truth. She has made him look like an ass too.

  8. friendlymom permalink
    February 16, 2009 8:56 pm

    Hello everyone!!! I hope you are all well, and good to see everyone.

  9. PozeLenore permalink
    February 16, 2009 11:35 pm

    Kari, you start with “what more is there to say” and you said it all so beautifully.

    Casey is going to miss her own life, miracles and all.

    The ground swallowed up the Couhey trailer today where he terrorized Jessica Lunsford. The universe will have its way.

  10. motherclucker permalink
    February 17, 2009 12:20 am

    Oh boy! I have the feeling that this is gonna be the nail in the coffin for Casey Anthony. Oh Yeah! Hey Moonbeam, how are you? In response to your question, I am pretty sure the reason that the Anthony’s holed up in their house and didn’t search for their own Caylee, had to do with the fact that they didn’t WANT to find her…they were all waiting for her to be nothing but bones to save their beloved Casey. That is what I think…and believe to be true.

  11. February 17, 2009 1:31 am

    Mystery, just wanted to say Hello. good to see you.

  12. February 17, 2009 1:42 am

    Mother Clucker, i agree with you. No they did not want to find Caylee’s remains. That is why Cindy got real nasty to TM and tried to keep him from searching when he would not agree to just look for an alive baby. The heck with Caylee, the A’s were more concerned it was not in Snot-head evil casey’s best interest now she be found. Now George has his nose stuck in the Haleigh case, saying to cameras, it is not about him,but about Haleigh Ann Marie, then promoting crooked kid-finders’s still and asking for donations for Haleigh’s family, through whom, crooked nut head Milstead? yea, right, not about George , but then he shows up on Geraldo. Comes back to me believing his being at Haleigh families was all about PR’ing and for whom, snot-head casey. cindy is filtering her way in again but doing it slowly to the limelight. The have not pulled the wool over my eyes. same old Anthony’s.

  13. ostella permalink
    February 17, 2009 1:45 am

    One thing concerns me though, ladies…
    Lets assume Crazys prints are on the tape, and this is the nail in the coffin. Padilla leaked this on air before the state handed over this stuff to the defense. Who told him? Can they now try and claim prosecutorial misconduct and keep the duct tape evidence out of the trial on some wierd technicality? I would really hate to see that happen…

  14. Boston permalink
    February 17, 2009 6:52 am

    Casey played every card she had and jerked around everyone she thought would listen to her. She thought her ace in the hole was her lying. And when she decided that lying wasn’t good enough she stopped talking all together.

    Now she faces a far harsher critic-SCIENCE. Science never lies. It shouts out the truth. It settles scores, it brings back the victim to an earlier time in their lives and dresses them up in their bathing suit and puts their flip flops back on and straigtens out her sunglasses and can paint a picture of how scared and frieghtened Caylee was in the laundy bag with her Winnie the Poo blanket.

    Leonard Padilla has a keen sense of discernment about Casey Anthony.

    Nothing he says pretrail will have any impact on the course of this trial. If he had knowledge of this crime, participated in this crime, covered up after the fact, etc. That’s the only way he gets hauled into court. that’s the only way he faces any blowback . He would be indicted and then he becomes central to the case. What he knew and when he knew it would never cause the murder conviction to be thrown out on a technicality. He would be charged and have his own day in court,etc. Never, ever going to happen.

  15. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 17, 2009 6:59 am

    Hi niecey
    Baez will have more than stomach trouble if this is true.

    Very well said. You’re so right. If Casey didn’t do it there is no reason left to not tell the truth Baez said “will have us all shaking our heads and saying, now I get it!” I wonder if Casey has realized the cold hard reality you mentioned–Life will go on, but she won’t.


    I think there are a lot of constructive things the Anthonys could eventually do if they would, and that could mean helping other families someday. Just not now. I said it earlier, now is just not the time.

    I agree with KNIGHT OWL’S comment for the most part. (Hi Knight Owl!) The attention they receive negates any good they might be doing. Their association with kidfinders sure puts their motives in question.

  16. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 17, 2009 7:10 am

    Hi Ostella

    I think you are right. Casey knows it’s just a matter of time before the tape comes back with her prints on it! I’ll be shocked if there are clear prints and they aren’t hers.

    Somebody with legal experience needs to answer your question about leaks. I hope not.


    Interesting about the trailer. I hadn’t read that.


    That’s been one of the questions I’ve had from the beginning. Why didn’t they help with the ground search? Why did they refuse to accept the possibility that something bad could have happened? No matter what they hoped the truth to be, why did they choose to bark orders through the media for everyone to get off their butts and look for their granddaughter, put pictures of children that even the public recognized was not Caylee, and attack anyone that searched for Caylee’s body. It’s routine for the police to comb an area around where the child disappeared.

  17. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 17, 2009 8:02 am


    Thanks for clearing the question about Leonard up. I agree with you the science won’t lie. The gig is almost up if indeed Casey’s prints are on that tape.

  18. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 17, 2009 8:05 am

    Hi friendlymom

    God has taken charge hasn’t he! Caylee is going to get her justice. I would hope Baez has had that hard talk with Casey. She needs to understand there’s no way out of this if her prints are on the duct tape.

  19. Boston permalink
    February 17, 2009 8:13 am

    Mystery-You know that hard talk should have been done a long time ago. She could have secured 40 years with the possibility of parole. Jose will be ridiculed throughout the legal community and all because he could’nt get his client to tell him the truth the whole thruth and nothing but the truth. She could have gotten even less but she wouldn;t acknowlege her crime even saying that she snapped and couldn’t rebound from it. Anything would have been at least spared her the DP. I think she is sunk big time.

    I said October 12, 2008 that she would never see the light of day again as a free woman. She is about the worst sociopath I have ever heard or read about. Jose will need to recover. He has enormous ego strength and I don;t have much sympathy for him anymore. He shouldl have walked away from this case.

  20. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 17, 2009 8:23 am

    You’re so right, Boston. If he had done the right thing by her, he would have convinced her to take the deal when it was on the table. It wouldn’t surprise me if that opportunity is gone now.

    You are also right that Baez will need to recover. He has been in the grips of a full-blown sociopath and he is no match for her. His ego did get in the way, but as you know, no one escapes the clutches of a sociopath without injury. His “stomach ailment” shows the strain he is under.

  21. BEES KNEES permalink
    February 17, 2009 9:10 am

    No fingerprints on the duct tape according to ??? someone. Can’t remember who. BUT, how about a hair or two? Would that not be as damning as a fingerprint?

  22. Boston permalink
    February 17, 2009 9:27 am

    Bees-If the hair was Casey it would be just as damning in my opinion. I think there is a war of words out there because this case is so prominent in everyone’s mind. There will be so much more. You will not be surprised when docs recount what we have all been speculating on for the past several months. It’s going to be horrendous. Cindy and George will be heartbroken to their very core.

    It will be a clear and convincing story of what she did prior to and after the death of this child that will shock some and convince others that this event was a long time in the making.

  23. BEES KNEES permalink
    February 17, 2009 9:37 am

    Boston I think you are right. I am braced for the worst.

  24. Boston permalink
    February 17, 2009 10:11 am

    Bees-You are in good health-haven’t been diagnosed with the Casey Ebola virus so I think you will be able to withstand the onslot of information that will come out tomorrow. I want to get everything done in my house, take the phone off the hook, pull down the levilors and basically become invisible so that I can read in peace! I want to have a DD’s while I read.

  25. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 17, 2009 10:13 am

    Yes, I agree. So much more to this story. I am one of those that have come to the conclusion this was no accident. The duct tape and heart sticker is so damning. I’m hoping this document release will be the final blow. Bees Knees I think if there are any hairs they would not be as damning as fingerprints unless they were under the tape.

    I think I remember reading somewhere that Casey borrowed some duct tape from Amy for that party where she wore the American flag as a dress.

  26. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 17, 2009 10:14 am

    Okay Boston. I’m really showing my ignorance here. What’s a DD?

  27. BEES KNEES permalink
    February 17, 2009 10:16 am

    Boston, we are both in good shape and with vigilence we will both be protected from the Caylee Ebola!

  28. BEES KNEES permalink
    February 17, 2009 10:16 am

    BIG OOOOPS!!! I meant CASEY, of course.

  29. BEES KNEES permalink
    February 17, 2009 10:17 am

    Bosten, where on earth is everybody?

  30. Deb permalink
    February 17, 2009 11:34 am

    Welly,well,well well…… good ol Leonard Padilla does it again. Now the report is that Casey’s prints are NOT on the duct tape. He is so irresponsible with his statements! Personally, I have been sick of him ever since he went down to the site where Caylee’s remains were found and was signing AUTOGRAPHS there. Disgusting!
    My opinion of him is even lower now. I hopt NG gets a clue and realizes that his false statements are damaging the credibility of her show.

  31. PozeLenore permalink
    February 17, 2009 12:10 pm

    myst, I did read an email from Amy back to Casey, commenting on the duct tape, its return, and a strange comment about “surprised to see there is any left”.

    It has bothered me from that day … Amy plays Cindy’s friend but had planned to move in her home, in her kitchen, in weeks, and did not tell her this until the very last moment, when in the car retrieiving casey from Tony’s, at a time when it looked like her moving into Anthony’s was no longer going to happen .. I still wonder if Amy has much much more to say.

    Why would any young person even care if they got their duct dape back, and what young girl goes out and buys that in the first place? No, duct tape is a garage or storage shed find.

    It makes no sense that Amy was happy to have it back. Its duct tape, for gosh sake, Amy wouldnt have remembered or cared …. if this was used to secure the “flag” outfit, who cares about getting it back? She didnt seem to be concerned about getting her CASH back, as Casey had already charmed her into believing she misplaced $400, in her sleep, when in fact Casey took it while Amy slept.

    look thru KC’s old emails, its in there and very odd.

  32. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 17, 2009 12:13 pm

    Poze-I’ll have to search for those when I have a little more time. This evening maybe.

  33. PozeLenore permalink
    February 17, 2009 12:13 pm

    I wonder if Casey makes a deal … if she starts seriously trying to take someone down with her.

    I would not want to be one of her “Old Friends” now.

    Geez watch who runs, and odd that Lee seems to be the one bothered the most, with his tail goin the other way too. He just cant get over Casey. He got over the baby. He originally told Cindy the child was surprisingly …. loud.

    He has an UNUSUAL affect for his sister, no?

  34. February 17, 2009 12:42 pm

    Oh My! I just bet the fort there that Casey is guilty as sin. I just cannot see other wise. I sure hope she does not get away with it. That baby was so cute but Casey was trying to get even with her mother and did not really want this child anyways. But all the facts add up and spells out Casey did it! I do feel sorry for MR & Mrs Anthony as tghey already lost the grandchild but now to think about loosing their daughter! But their thinking is just not right! They know that their daughter must be punished and their is nothing they can do but they do not want to admit it! But some parents stick by their children even if they are bad children and they know it. The only way to help the problems with things like this is if your child needs help let someone help them do not let it come to something like this. And hide lies for your child. I sure hope justice is done here and I hope that a jury can see the real truth here in this case.

  35. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 17, 2009 1:04 pm

    Becca– That’s very good advice. Don’t walk around with your head in the sand when it comes to your children. If they need psychological help and you don’t get if for them, then you are just as negligent as you would be if you didn’t take care of their physical needs.

    Poze-there’s somethin’ rotten in Denmark when it comes to Lee and Casey. JMO

  36. February 17, 2009 1:53 pm


  37. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 17, 2009 2:06 pm

    How do you know that?

    Padilla said they did find Casey’s prints on the tape.

  38. Boston permalink
    February 18, 2009 7:10 am

    Wednesday Bees-Knees-Where are you! I have not gone onto Orlando Sentinel yet. It’s 8:05AM here in Boston.

    Mystery-DDs-Dunkin Donuts. A Northeast Coffee Franchise. Starbucks is big here but too expensive for me. I wrote a funny comment the night after Cindy and George came home from LKL about why C/G were’nt visiting Casey. Didn’t go over too big once they got home and heard the news. I think Knight Owl laughed others were decidedly quiet!

  39. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 18, 2009 7:54 am

    Well, that solves that mystery! Thanks. Was keeping me up wondering!

  40. Boston permalink
    February 18, 2009 7:59 am

    Deb-I did not know that! When did he change his mind.

    Poze-You say some very insightful things that many of us have been talking about. I think you are right on. I have a couple of ideas about the association between Casey and Amy. I think the duct tape is interesting in a circumstansial way but otherwise it is not too important although it was momentarily surprising to me. I will come back to that later.

    Lisa-Don’t worry about the defense Jose will mount. It’s wired and crooked and just a mess. What he will not be allowed to get away with is an insanity defense because she is not insane. Sociopathy is not a mental defect to the best of my knowledge but more importantly a personality disorder. They would laugh him right out of court. Jose and Zanny were seen around the courthouse and the guard wouldn’t let them in!!
    This is important:
    Becca and Mystery-Your statements and your beliefs will be central to the understanding of this case and Cindy, if she is going to be honest ,will have to admit that she was made aware of her daughters condition (not a disease) and helped to cover it up.

    They knew something was wrong with Casey and even admitted on at least three occassions to anyone who would listen: Tony, Amy, Casey’s maternal grandmother, and Cindy’s brother seems to have cuaght on years before. Lee and George of course always knew that Casey was “not right” (my quotes).

    They had a right and a duty to see that her psychological issues would not jeopardize anyone in the family as well as anyone outside of the family. I am not saying they didn’t try I am simply saying that they covered it up. They knew first hand that Casey was unable to work. They knew she stole from them and anyone else she was “close” to. They knew she had no regard for her child and passed around the ugly lie in June that “Casey went on a vacation to Bond with Caylee”. This should have been a redflag to all her coworkers!!!You bond with a child once it;s born-if not you should be treated for post partem depression.

    Cindy covered up for Casey all her life, after she killed her granddaughter and now that the truth is coming out she is not visiting the jail and uttering love and hope from the altar. People may be disappointed in Cindy but when Cindy did that she did it from afar.

    What motivated George and Cindy for years and years was FEAR. Amy H. never had any fear. PozeL I will leave it here for now.

  41. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 18, 2009 9:15 am

    Boston, it looks like there is some very damaging evidence in the 500 pages just released. Enough to send Casey up the river for ever and ever IMO

  42. February 18, 2009 10:34 pm

    You know just maybe the death penailty will be too good for Casey. If you stop to think about it that is not punishment at all. It is the end and it is over. If Casey gets life in jail she will have to live with what she has done for ever and a long long time. And when she gets life she should not be put in her own little space she needs to be around all the other killers and see what she will get then. And whom ever is sending her money so she can get all the goodies she is getting ..well they are NUTZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. OUT of their minds! It also makes me laugh when she says that there is nothing she can od because she does not know what is going on out side of the jail..Well WOOOOOO HOOOOOO, I guess not knowing what is going on she can not make up lies about it then. I really do not know if we will ever know what went on but it sure is a real shame and she should not have been allowed to take that child. MY 4 DOGS GET TREATED BETTER THAN SOME KIDS DO!

  43. QFC1 permalink
    February 20, 2009 6:12 pm

    The Antisocial Personality Disorder is characterized by a disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others. Its traits include unlawful behavior, deceitfulness, impulsivity, irritability, aggressiveness, reckless disregard for the safety of self or others, irresponsibility, and lack of remorse.

    A pattern of excessive emotionality and attention seeking is seen in the Histrionic Personality Disorder. Sexually provocative behavior, shallow expressions of emotion, self-dramatization and theatricality, suggestibility, and superficial interpersonal relationships are core features. Grandiosity, a need for admiration, and a lack of empathy distinguish the Narcisstic Personality Disorder. Individuals with this disorder believe they are “special,” have a sense of entitlement, exploit others, and manifest envy, arrogance, and haughtiness. These four personality disorders comprise what the DSM-IV refers to as “Cluster B” personality disorders.

    Males are much more likely to use extreme violence such as bludgeoning, beating, strangling, or torture. Women on the other hand favored poisoning or smothering their victims. Where men would normally stalk their victims, the female killer would lure her victim to their death.

  44. Jessica permalink
    February 27, 2009 4:30 pm

    I don’t know who or where to ask someone to check out my theory as to how Casey murderd her daughter.I hope someone who can chech into it will read it or forward it to someone who can. Everyone is pretty sure that she was using chloroform/other sedatives to knock Caylee out while she partied. But where did she leave her? Some say the car trunk. I believe she was using the vacant apartment where she first led police, claiming it was where the “nanny” lived. How did she know the apt. was empty and that no one would answer the door when police went to checkout her story. She also pointed out another apt. complex where she claimed Zanny used to have her bring the baby, that apt. was also empty. I believe she gained access to vacant properties, either by obtaining a key to view them as a potential tenant and didn’t return the key/made a copy or unlocked a window or someting so she could get back in later. I bet if police check out that apartment they will find some form of evidence. This would also explain the duct tape on Caylee’s mouth, she did it so that if Caylee woke up before she returned the neighbors wouldn’t find her. I believe she overdosed the poor little girl;found her dead;put her in the trunk until she figured out what to do with her;she probably went to her parents home to obtain the trash bags and laundry tote, in an effort to control the oder and so that if anyone opened the trunk it looked like she just had a load of laundry. I also believe at some point she attemted to bury her in the Anthony’s back yard,but thought better of it. The police should check vacant apartments at both the complexes where she claimed the “nanny” lived and they should also check her keys to see if any of them fit locks for vacant rentals in the area.If someone has moved in to either of these apt.s all evidence will be lost. Sorry for such a long comment.

  45. pozelenore permalink
    February 27, 2009 4:40 pm

    jessica I agree with your theory ! I think she did live in the vacancies when she was away from home. She had way too many vacant apartments in her fantasy, no? The problem is, they are real. I think LE also knew this and hopefully went over these locations like CSI.

    That is why she was interested in anyone applying for rental. The empty one by Tony is great, because she can keep an eye on him from there also. What an exciting little lifestyle, no?

    There was another vacant home, behind the body dump site, in the name of Gonzalez, not the same family of course, but suggestion is what the sociopath works with.

    I think you are right in all those places. But I also think Casey got friendly with the chloroform and knocking out Caylee for a much more sinister and financial reason. And her camera was the center of this.

    In my mind I think the final drugging was actually at home, in the evening, in her own home. The house has a feel about it to this Poze.

    Waiting for the Universe to set things right, thanks for writing out your theory for us. We all have opinions on this, we think and we write and we wait.

  46. February 27, 2009 6:14 pm

    I sure Hope that Casey pays for what she has done to this sweet little girl. And it goes to show that anyone even you can be any where and get blamed for anything you did not do. But if you did not do it will cost you a ton of money to prove you did not do it! And also to prove you did not even know the person that said you did it. I feel so sorry for this Zanny person. It also makes me wonder too what part her brother had in covering up things in this murder too. I think he played a bigger part than Casy’s parents did. Casey is a big lair and it is really something how she can shoot one lie after another out of her mouth with out stoping to think about what to say. Oh this Casey is just great! I have no Idea how she can even accept what she has done to her child.. like it was nothing at all. Just a child we do not want it any more lets throw it out like trash. I have watched everything on TV and read every thing on this case, If she gets away with this then I will no longer have faith in our justice system.

  47. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 27, 2009 10:22 pm

    Becca–I agree with Poze. I’d be willing to bet law enforcement checked out the apartments thoroughly. At least I hope so. I really believe justice will be served in this case. The truth will prevail in the end.

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