IS CASEY’S SUDDEN STOIC COURTROOM DEMEANOR DUE TO HER BEING ZONED OUT ON MEDICATION OR IS IT DONE ON PURPOSE?
Since the sudden change in Casey Anthony’s courtroom demeanor where she looks stoic, many have asked me if I thought Casey looked zoned out. Her not moving a muscle and having a vacant stare have lead many to believe that she is on some sort of anti anxiety medication.
But based on her recent courtroom behavior where she was seen smiling, laughing, and blatantly flirting with Jose Baez, she didn’t look very stoic or zoned out . Her smiling and happy demeanor around her other attorney Cheney Mason also showed no indication of a zoned out look.
But as soon as Judge Belvin Perry entered the courtroom, that all changed. Cased turned stoic and looked zoned out. Usually when one is zoned out on medication their zoned out demeanor is consistent. They are not happy and bouncy and flirty around some and then zoned out around others- unless they are most likely acting that way on purpose. I think that this may be the case with Casey Anthony.
REBELLING AGAINST THE BUTTONED UP RUFFLES
When Casey walked into the courtroom I noticed that the conservative ruffled blouse that she was no doubt, forced to wear by her fashion consultant and death penalty attorney Andrea Lyons, was unbuttoned to show the cleavage of her low cut tank top underneath.
I knew that it was a matter of time that Casey would reject her new wardrobe which was so out of character for her. She no doubt felt as though it was torture for her to be forced into outfits to help disguise who she really is. In her mind it made her feel unsexy and unpretty. So now that Andrea wasn’t in the courtroom to monitor her fashion and it was just the two men- Jose and Cheney, Casey decided to rebel and strut her stuff.
CASEY OPENLY FLIRTS WITH JOSE BAEZ
Casey’s eyes are wide open and she attempts to make eye contact with Baez, her head is tilted and face is receptive as she has a sultry look on her face.
Now Casey is leaning into Jose. She doesn’t break eye contact. If someone is not flirting, they will break eye contact . Her smile is more intense and her cheeks begin to raise indicating a genuine smile. She is no doubt happy that Jose is reciprocating as we can see by his genuine smile with his crinkled eyes. Jose do not maintain eye contact, which indicates that he is trying to maintain some dignity here as her attorney. But he;s not doing a good job at it since he is laughing and engaging in this flirtatious behavior as well.
Now Casey leans her shoulder and raises it up and cocks her head towards Jose as she continues hr flirtatious body language.
Now Casey breaks out in genuine laughter with crinkled eyes, raised cheeks and an open mouthed smile showing teeth. Jose;s head is leaned in towards her and it looks as though they have a private secret between them.
WHY ARE THESE TWO LAUGHING WHEN CASEY IS ON TRIAL FOR MURDERING HER DAUGHTER AND THERE IS A POSSIBLE DEATH SENTENCE?
The flirting and laughing between Jose and his client Casey completely nauseated me. There is absolutely nothing that could be funny in a situation where someone is accused of killing their child. What could be funny about the possibility of having a lethal injection coursing through your veins and paralyzing and killing you if you are found guilty.
Are these two so smug that they actually think this is all a big joke and that Casey will get off scot free? I know that Cheney Mason has said that he believes that he will walk out of the courtroom with Casey arm and arm when she is set free as a result of his brilliant lawyering skills.
To those of you who ask if Casey is on some kind of medication that makes her zone out, after seeing the sparkle in her eyes and the alertness in her demeanor and her focus and attention in her flirting behavior, I would say that the answer is No. If she was on some type of medication that made her zone out, chances are that she would also act zoned out around Jose Baez and Cheney Mason.
CASEY’S INSECURE BEHAVIOR AROUND CHENEY MASON
After Casey’s flirting session, Jose finally leaves the table. Casey is left with attorney Cheney Mason. He doesn;t say anything to her for a while and then appears to ask her how she is doing.
Casey smiles a genuine smile but she doesn’t feel as comfortable around Cheney Mason as she does around Jose Baez. Her rounded shoulders tell you she’s not feeling as secure. In fact she is feeling rather insecure as you see what she doers next. I should also add that s soon as they had their few seconds of communication, Cheney mason ignored her and went right back to what he was doing at the table.
My view is that Casey cannot seem to relate to any man without flirtation as we have seen in her past history. No doubt Casey was great at the art of the flirt as she was able to garner the attention of most men she set her sights on. How else could she have secured thee myriad of boyfriends in her life? She knew what to say and how to look at a man and how to smile and move. This no doubt gave her a sense of power, self confidence , and security.
So when her flirty smile is not responded to, she gets really insecure as we see here . After all it was her looks that attracted men. Mr. Mason does;t seem to be responding to her looks or her smile and for Casey i seemed that it was all about hr looks So, she immediately starts her self grooming ritual. As you can see above, she grooms her hair.S he pats it down ont he sides to make sure it is in place.
Then she reaches for her buttons to make sure that they are still unbuttoned , After all she went to a lot of effort to look sexy, showing her cleavage through her unbuttoned ruffled shirt and Mr, Mason doesn’t even notice it.
Like a cat, she continues continues to groom herself by repeatedly brushing off her lap area, Then she brushes off her sleeves, In essence she got the brush off from Mason and is now literally brushing off the” brush off.”
CASEY’S SELF STIMULATING BEHAVIORS
By this time Jose Baez comes back to the table. But he is busy. he doesn’t acknowledge Casey. So she engaged in soME self stimulating behaviors
She fiddles with her eyelashes and pulls them repeatedly. She dabs at the corners of her eyes like she did when she was faking all of those courtroom tears.
Then she does what I call “lip glossing”. She rubs her lips as though she were applying lip gloss and subsequently purses her lips together as one would do to spread lip gloss over their lips The only thing is that there is no actual lip gloss present. Doing this is yet another self stimulating behavior which makes her feel good, Psychologically the lip glossing behavior may be a reaction to Jose Baez now ignoring her and her narcissistic attempt to appear attractive to him. When a woman wears lip gloss it usually makes her look attractive, So it’s Casey’s subconscious desire to feel and look good.
But sometimes self stimulation is done just to make one feel. Whether it feels good or bad doesn’t matter, just as long as some feeling is present. Sometimes self mutilation or self inflicted pain is done in order to feel something. That is what happened here, Casey is inflicting pain on to her self by actually pinching herself repeatedly.
CASEY SHOWS GENUINE SIGNALS OF ANGER AS SHE LISTENS TO THE PROSECUTION
When the prosecution got up to speak and they discussed the topic of Casey’s being a good mother and being seen partying and wearing a blue dress, you could visibly see a change in Casey’s breathing pattern as it became more deliberate and visible, This often happens when people feel angry.
There was als0 a great deal of muscle tension in the jaw as you see here. You can see the indentation in her jaw area which indicates the muscle tension. She was no doubt clenching her jaws together tightly out of anger.
BOTTOM LINE IS THAT HER STOIC ZONED OUT LOOK MAY BE DONE ON PURPOSE
Perhaps one or all of her attorneys coached her to stop laughing and smiling in the courtroom and looking like she was having a good time. Perhaps her attorneys read my blogs, which discussed her smirks and smiles. Maybe the presence of a stern, no nonsense judge who is on the fast track changed her demeanor. Whatever the case, someone told her to do something that dramatically altered how she came across in the courtroom.
But based on all that we have seen it appears that her new image is done for effect. She does not appear to be on medication that would zone her out, otherwise it would be a consistent , She would look zoned out when she would be flirting with Baez, talking to Mason, grooming herself, and doing her self stimulating behaviors. www.drlillianglass.com