Questions Continue To Dog Case Against Casey Anthony - Page 4
More gruesome photos of Caylee’s skull were shown to jury, of the skull sitting on a piece of paper in the medical examiner’s office. Spitz pointed out that the hair was no longer attached to the skull, had likely been transported separately from it, and suggested that the medical examiner or someone else placed the hair mass where they thought it ought to go on Caylee’s skull, then took the photos. In the eyes of the jury, this bit of information, coupled with Spitz’s life-long experience, could undercut evidence based on the photos taken at the office.
The ever-troublesome duct tape evidence was again brought up, and Spitz underscored testimony by Rodriguez from earlier today, stating in this opinion that the duct tape was placed on Caylee after her skin was decomposed. He based this, just as Rodriguez had, on no skin-related evidence having been caught on the tape, evidence which should have been trapped in the tape’s adhesive.
This opinion supports the defense theory that someone, allegedly Casey’s father George Anthony or someone else, tried to cover up Caylee’s accidental swimming pool drowning, by placing tape on the crime scene to make Caylee’s death look like a kidnapping and murder. What is not understood is why such a cover up would have occurred.
Spitz also told the jury that toxicology results from the skeleton showed no presence of chloroform or poisons having been used on the body, however it had been outside for a very long time, and a flood had been brought up earlier in the day’s testimony.
The jury was then dismissed 25 minutes early, and Judge Perry requested the attorneys review reporting requirements for expert reports. Perry stated that the court may have to work until 3:00 p.m. next Saturday, if needed, based on the amount of time it has been taking to get through the witnesses for the defense.