This photo is the latest mug shot of Casey Anthony. It reveals her extreme stress complete with pallid complexion, broken out skin especially above her upper lip and temple region , puffy bags under her eyes and a somewhat dazed look. Because her eyes do not seem as bright an alert as they once were, it makes one wonder if she is on some type of anti anxiety medication to help her deal with all that lies ahead of her. We have never seen her look this sad before.
Prior to this jury selection ordeal, she may have believed and trusted Cheney Mason in terms of their “walking out of the courtroom arm in arm” as he repeatedly told the press. Perhaps that is the reason Casey felt confident and had a swagger and a cockiness about her, which we all observed.
But after her hearing her charges read out loud numerous times during the jury selection process, things finally sunk in. What made it sink in even more was hearing Judge Perry, Ann Finnell, and Jeff Ashton constantly speak about her two options if she is convicted – life without parole or the possibility of a death sentence. This was repeated over and over again.
Additionally, hearing potential jurors say on the stand that they think she is “guilty” must have had an added impact on her psyche.Based on the evidence of this mug shot photo, it is clear that she is no longer in denial. She is beginning to face the grave reality of what may happen to her in two months time.
Prior to attending the jury selection process, she felt fear. It showed on her face. She didn’t know what to expect in her new environment. You can observe the whites of her eyes (sclera) and her wide eyed look of fear. You can also see the tension around or lips and mouth area. The puffiness and eye bags also reflect her level of deep stress.
Her previous mug shot at the Orange County jail reveals a much more attractive and angry Casey. You can see that anger in her lower jaw as her muscles are tight and lips are drawn downward. The bags under her eyes showed early signs that she was stressed by the whole ordeal.
In her 2008 mug shot, Casey looks very sad and glassy -eyed as though she was crying real tears. Her expression was victim- like which seemed to say “Why are they doing this to poor me?”
If you compare Casey’s first mug shot above with her latest one , you can see the dramatic change that has taken place over the past three years. Casey looks pretty bright eyed and there appears to be somewhat of a very slight smirk on her face. Her muscles are smooth indicating there was no tension or worry at that time. At that time she no doubt, believed in her mind that she would get out of jail quickly.
There seems to be a smugness in this photo where she may have been thinking ”Nothing will happen to me because they won’t be able to find the body. They will just keep looking for Zenaida Gonzalez and never think I had anything to do with Caylee’s disappearance.” Prior to this photo Case always used to get away with something. so why wouldn’t this time be any different?”
But Casey didn’t realize at the time that things would be much different, especially when the remains of Caylee’s body was found.
If Casey is convicted and depending whethe she is sentenced to life without parole or to the death sentence, we may expect to see yet another expression in a mug shot of Casey Anthony. www.drlillianglass.com