I have repeatedly said that the body does not lie! I have also said that no matter how hard a person tries to conceal their thoughts and feelings, the truth eventually leaks out from one’s body language and facial expression . It doesn’t matter how hard the person tries to hide it. That was the case with Casey Anthonys last appearance in the courtroom.
While Casey Anthony may have been coached to sit up straight or be given an image makeover with a unique hairdo the truth always prevails as far as body language is concerned. The truth is that Casey is still flirting with attorney Jose Baez in the courtroom and it is clearly not endearing . It is definitely not charming. In fact it is incongruent with why she is in court in the first place.
Anyone accused of murdering a child, especially their own child has absolutely nothing to smile about whatsoever. The last time we saw Casey beaming with smiles and laughter in the courtroom was when a law clerk on her legal team was ambushed by Jose Baez and was unexpectedly sworn in as an attorney.
But now there is clearly nothing to smile about. Her latest appearance in court dealt with some very serious matters on which her life hinges. They involve very major issues in her cases that her in terms of what would or would not be admissible.
The second Casey is seen walking into he courtroom there is a smirk on her face. No doubt, after being locked up in her jail cell with little or no human contact all this time. she is trilled to be out among people. But the fact that she enters the courtroom with a smirk on her face is disconcerting. It does not matter that she has a form fitting blue sweater which showcase her curvy figure to make her look sexy and appealing. It does not matter that she has new hairdo. It does not matter how good she looks if her behavior and actions are inappropriate.
While it is true that studies have shown that if a person looks good, they are perceived more favorably by a jury, that theory is null and void when behavior is inappropriate. Casey Anthony’s recent courtroom behavior is inappropriate in my view, especially as it pertains to Jose Baez. Perhaps the photo above reflects her anticipation that she will shortly be seeing the object of her falsities Jose Baez.
While she always seems to have her ritualistic behavior going on where she grooms herself , she is doing even more self grooming than usual. Note the double handed hair groom . It may have been done in anticipation of seeing Jose.
Now we see her facial expression change as she begins an anticipatory smile. That means that she is getting excited that she will be having an upcoming interaction with Jose. Like a school girl she readies and vigorously grooms herself so the man she finds attractive Jose, will in turn find her mutually attractive.
Jose sits down next to her and Casey does an initial eye flash of excited recognition. But she then does a body language behavior that clearly indicates flirtation and coquettishness. She immediately breaks eye contact and gazes downward, all the while trying to suppress a smile. But he cannot do it for long. The truth always leaks out body language wise.
She beams a huge toothy smile as she is beyond thrilled to see Jose < She immediately notices a change in Jose’s appearance namely his new hair cut. She lasers in on his hair change. She obviously likes what she see as she can’t stop smiling. We even hear her saying to Jose that he cut his hair. No doubt Jose’s new closely cropped do makes him look hipper and younger in her eyes and she lets him know it . Her shoulder is rotated forward indicates a flirtations action. She has an open-mouthed tooth showing smile which indicates that she can’t hide that she genuinely likes what she sees.
There is no doubt that Jose is flattered . Both Casey and Jose are now laughing at something the see in the monitor in front of them. It must really be amusing because Jose’s cheeks are raised an his eyes are crinkeling. We have rarely seen Jose with this type of expression. Instead, we usually see him with a very serious facial demeanor. Casey continues to self groom as subconscious flirtation with Jose.
No matter what they are looking at, it looks bad to others who are watching them. It would be one thing is Jose was looking at something in the monitor and it amused him or that it was something he found funny. But the fact Casey is joining in and being equally amused is very disconcerting.
What in the world could be funny two both of them at a time like this? I guess that Casey needs to find joy and laughter where she can because when she is sentenced to a lethal needle there will be nothing to laugh about.
And yes- that is a very real possibility especially if a jury sees her laughing and smiling and flirting and carrying on like she doesn’t have a care in the world. To a jury it will be sickening. That is what happened to Amanda Knox who now sits in an Italian jail cell accused of murdering her roommate.
Like Amanda’s jury who saw her laughing and acting as though she did not have a care in the world. If Casey acts similarly, her actions will anger a jury as well.
It will no longer matter is there is a male juror who finds her sexy or attractive or if a female juror identifies with her or takes pity on her. It will all be negated when she leaks out her true self. When she shows that she amused and laughs and flirts jurors will take that as a signal that she has little or no feeling about what happened to her own daughter Caylee.
Afterwords we see Casey begin to rigorously groom herself even more . At one point she even turned away so that we could see the back of her hair which she creatively coiffed into in a very unusual looking do. It looked like a combo if thee different styles she flung over her shoulder to one side.
The bottom line in all of this is that while Casey’s looks may indeed be a factor in how she is perceived on a jury, it won’t matter if she leaks out her lustful feelings towards Jose and her uncaring non feelings towards Caylee. www.drlillianglass.com