Jury Foreman: We Had Suspicions About George Anthony
In a Fox News interview, the foreman of the jury hearing the Casey Anthony murder case stated that the jury had a number of suspicions related to Caylee Anthony’s death and subsequent disposal of her body in June of 2008. The suspicions, however, were not surrounding Casey herself, but rather her father, George Anthony.
The unidentified juror, known only as juror number 11, stated that “there was a suspicion” of George Anthony, related to his confusing testimony, demeanor, and evidence seeming to link George to Caylee’s disappearance “was a part of our conversation that we had,” during deliberations.
Casey Anthony was found not guilty of all charges except for four counts of lying to law enforcement, in a decision many found both shocking and surprising. Casey was sentenced by Judge Belvin Perry to a total of $4,000 in fines and 4 years in jail. After adding in time already served and good behavior, she is likely to be released some time in the next week or two.
George Anthony took the stand a number of times during the 39 days of sequestered testimony in the first degree murder trial, and appeared both angry and frustrated at times, breaking down crying when talking about his granddaughter. Defense attorneys Jose Baez and Cheney Mason grilled Anthony on whether or not he owned the duct tape found on Caylee Anthony’s body, alleged to be seen at the “command center” which the family set up to find the missing girl in the months leading up to her discovery in December of 2008. A gas can used by Casey and returned broken had the same unusual brand of duct tape on it, allegedly placed there by George Anthony himself.
Complicating his testimony further was George Anthony’s alleged affair with Krystal Holloway, a volunteer at the command center. Holloway took the stand and told jurors that she had indeed had a sexual relationship with Anthony while he was searching for his then-missing granddaughter.Continued on the next page