Casey Anthony Trial, June 13, 2011: The prosecution prepares to close up shop
First up: Stephen Shaw is a hair and fiber examiner for the FBI lab. He said there is a difference between hairs from a cadaver and hairs that have decomposed after leaving the head of a live person.
Elizabeth Fontaine is a FBI physical scientist forensic examiner in the latent print operations unit. She is the one who found the residue of the heart shaped sticker on a corner of one of the pieces of duct tape when she was examining it for fingerprints. It was unfortunately destroyed during testing. She said it was not protocol for her to take a photo of the sticker, so she didn’t. Luckily, her supervisor also saw the sticker before it was destroyed. Fontaine said there were no fingerprints found on the duct tape.
Then, Judge Perry dropped the bombshell. The state may wrap their case up tomorrow–Wednesday morning at the latest. Furthermore, court won’t start til 1:00 PM Tuesday because the state’s next witness can’t make it until then.
Whoa! Can this really be true? The prosecution is wrapping up? Seems to me there is a whole lot more damning evidence floating around out there that the jury deserves to hear.
What about the fight Cindy and Casey had the night of the 15th? Why is that not being brought into evidence? It’s in the police reports. The neighbors said there was a fight that night. Jesse Grund said that the fight became physical and Cindy tried to choke Casey. What about the diary entry that was proven to NOT have been written in 2005 as was noted in the front of Casey’s journal? That particular style was not published until after 2005. What about the “beautiful life” tattoo Casey had done after Caylee was gone? She told the tattoo guy she’d be bringing Caylee with her the next time she came in. And what about Richard Grund, Casey’s one-time fiance’s father, who could testify that he and his wife had to tell Casey they didn’t want to be Caylee’s babysitter anymore? She was bringing Caylee over every day and leaving her with them. What about Kiomarie Cruz, Casey’s childhood friend who could testify that she and Casey used to bury their dead pets near where Caylee was found? She said they put heart stickers on them before they buried them. What about Leonard Padilla’s bounty girl, Tracy, that stayed in the house with Casey when he bailed her out of jail? What about the inmate, Robin Adams, that exchanged secret letters with Casey–the one who said Casey told her she chloroformed Caylee to knock her out so she could party?
The only good news about the prosecution closing up shop is that means Jose Baez will now have to back-up the defense’s crazy theory. I was reminded when I read another blog today, http://blog.bennettandbennett.com that Jose Baez appeared at a news conference with Casey in October of 2008. He and Casey were claiming then that Caylee was missing, and Casey was wearing a “Find Caylee” button. (This link was on Richard Hornsby’s blog) This begs the question: When exactly did Casey Anthony tell Jose Baez her version of the “real truth” that Caylee drowned on July 16th, 2008? Did she first tell him Zenaida Gonzales took Caylee, and then later changed her story? Will that information come out during the defense’s turn at bat.
Whatever the defense is getting ready to float down the river, I’m willing to bet the state still has a trick or two up their sleeves. I’m guessing (hoping) the state’s witness tomorrow will be a doozie. Who will it be? Your guess is as good as mine.