It was compelling to see the dramatic change in Cindy Anthony. This was a more focused, connected, non defiant, soft-spoken, less defensive, non harsh Cindy who told the truth and finally stopped defending Casey at all costs. There is an openness and softness and even a prettiness about Cindy facially, that was never there before. It is as though she finally took off the blinders and is now seeing what is, not what she wanted it to be.
When we heard all the elaborate lies that poor Cindy had to endure from Casey’s lips, it is no wonder why she wanted so desperately to believe Casey. Now we can understand why she spent three years fighting with the world to try to prove her daughter had nothing to do with her granddaughter’s death.
As we heard Cindy’s testimony, it was disturbing to hear about Casey’s very detailed fantasy life with fictional characters from Juliette Lewis and daughter Annabelle, to an amusement park , to a phony car accident of Zanny, to Zanny’s sister Raquel, to Jeff and his son Zachary. As Cindy described Casey’s excuses as to why she couldn’t speak to Caylee, it all sounded very believable. Sociopaths are very believable and charming like Casey.
Now we can see why it was no wonder that Cindy wanted so desperately to believe that Casey really knew a Zanny who took Caylee. She was in denial.
But Cindy finally woke up. It was refreshing to see a new truth-telling Cindy, who would no longer defend Casey. She lost Caylee and is mourning Caylee. She has also lost Casey and is now mourning her as well. Cindy’s refusal to look at Casey when she was on the stand reflected this.
George was visibly moved as Cindy spoke. Perhaps Cindy’s renewed strength has given him extra strength . George needs all the strength possible to not only deal with the loss of his daughter but to now deal with the allegation that he molested her. After listening to the testimony thus far, Casey has appeared to tell elaborate lies to everyone. Therefore her allegations of George molesting her may very well be just one more of those lies.
For the first time, when Cindy walked off the stand without looking at Casey, she literally walked away from Casey and her lies forever. www.drlillianglass.com