Day 2 of the Casey Anthony trial: Casey’s newest friends take the stand
#2: Cameron Campana testified that he met Casey through Tony at a party towards the end of May and starting around the middle of June, Casey moved into the apartment he shared with Tony Lazzaro. He met Caylee a few times prior to Casey moving in and thought she was a good mother. He said he never saw Caylee at all after Casey took up residence in Tony’s bedroom, and stated that Casey told him Caylee was with either her mother or the babysitter whenever he asked where she was. He testified that there was no difference in Casey’s demeanor after she moved in with them. She remained as she always was: happy and carefree. She shopped, she cooked, she cleaned, she did laundry–in other words nothing was out of the ordinary. She never told him Caylee was missing, and never asked for his help in finding her.
#3: Nathan Lezniewicz testified that he met Casey through Tony at a party at the end of May. Like Cameron, he met Caylee a few times prior to Casey moving in with them. He also stated that he never saw Caylee again after Casey took up residence around the middle of June. He, too, thought Casey was a good loving mother and that the nanny or Casey’s mom took care of her when Casey was at the apartment. Nathan said that Casey acted perfectly normal and he had no idea that Caylee was missing. Casey never told him anything was wrong.
#4: Clint House testified he met Casey at a party at the same time the others did. He thought she was a fun party girl. He met Caylee 4 or 5 times but never saw her after Casey moved in. He said she was the same happy person before and after and never told them Caylee was missing.
#6 Brian Burner, the neighbor, testified that Casey backed into her garage and borrowed a shovel from him to dig up a bamboo root. She brought it back a while later. He also saw her in a truck with a male at a later time. (established that the male was Casey’s boyfriend, Tony Lazzaro and they were stealing George’s gas cans because Casey had run out)
—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–Next Next came the shot girls from Fusion.
#7 Jamie Relander met Casey at Fusion. She said Casey seemed like a happy nice person and was the “Go To Girl” for the shot girls. Jamie said Casey took care of the girls and protected them. Though she never met the little girl, Casey invited Jamie to Caylee’s upcoming birthday party. (Keep in mind, Casey invited her AFTER Caylee was gone)
#8 Erica Gonzalez was another shot girl. Her most profound statement, IMO, was that Casey told her that taking care of the shot girls was like taking care of her daughter. This was not profound to me because Caylee was dead when she said this, but because she actually felt taking care of these women she barely knew was comparable to taking care of her own 2 year old child. Erica also said Casey was a happy and caring person all the time.
Tony said he met Casey on MySpace first and later at a birthday party he invited her to. They hit it off right away. He, like everyone else, said Casey was a happy caring person and a loving mother as far as he could tell. He said that he spent the night of the 16th and the day of the 17th in bed with Casey. (again, remember the 16th is the day Caylee supposedly died) Tony said she acted absolutely normal and never once told him that Caylee was missing. When she moved in with him the night of the 16th she brought a suitcase or bag of her things but nothing for Caylee.
Tony wrapped the fairly uneventful day up. I say uneventful because we that follow this case already knew most of what the witnesses said. BUT, and that’s a big but….this was probably a bombshell day for the jury. This was not old news to them. They were hearing for the first time from people that witnessed Casey Anthony’s behavior and the complete lack of concern for her missing daughter. Every mother and father on that jury must have been completely floored by the witnesses testimony, just as we were when we first heard it, just as the police were, and just as her family was. IMO, this was NOT a good day for the defense.