Storms Brewing In And Out Of Casey Anthony Trial - Page 2
Big blowout at the Anthony home
Lee then discussed the day that Cindy confronted Casey on Caylee Anthony’s disappearance, demanding to know where her granddaughter was. Lee stated that father George Anthony called him to come over to the house, where he came across Casey’s white Pontiac Sunfire, and a foul smell coming from it, “very potent, very strong.”
It was not that long after that Cindy and Casey arrived, and Casey ran to her room, according to Lee. Cindy and Lee followed, and questioned Casey as to young Caylee’s whereabouts. During this time, according to Lee, George did not seek to question Casey about his granddaughter’s whereabouts, simply steering clear of the room and remaining calm and quiet.
It was during this time that Casey told both her mother and brother that Caylee Anthony had been missing for exactly 31 days, and that her nanny, Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez had taken her daughter and had hidden her away.
The nanny, frequently referred to as Zanny, has been shown by investigators to be a fictional person, created by Casey, along with a variety of other characters it would appear from recent testimony she still believes were a part of her life.
Where is Caylee?
Lee testified that at this time, he went into “search mode,” visiting the home of Casey’s former boyfriend, Anthony Lazzaro, to retrieve some of Casey’s items, including her laptop computer. He stated that he explained Caylee’s disappearance to Lazzaro, and was given two bags of Casey’s belongings as well as the laptop.
In earlier testimony, Lazzaro stated that he found Lee’s behavior to be confusing, and that Lee Anthony had simply taken the items.
When Lee booted up Casey’s computer, he stated that it had a blue screen, and restarting it did not improve things. He believed that perhaps her computer had suffered a virus.
While Lee was giving testimony, Casey Anthony smiled at him as he looked her way, but he did not return the smile.
When Lee was finished with cross-examination, father George Anthony followed him out of the court room. Again, Casey calmly smiled at Lee, and again, he did not smile back at her.
Empty apartment, empty lies
Courtroom questioning then moved to the officers who showed up at the family home following Cindy Anthony’s frantic 911 cell phone calls on the way there with Casey.Continued on the next page