As soon as Cindy Anthony was sworn in and took the stand she gave a slight smile as she look at daughter Casey. As soon as she was told by Jose Baez, Casey Anthony is your daughter, she tightened her lips and pursed them together looked down and closed her eyes as you can see above. This means that deep down she as not very happy about Casey Anthony being her daughter.
Before the questioning began by Baez, we see her literally rolling up both sleeves of her white sweater which she wears to every court hearing. She knows that this examination and cross examination will be fraught with a lot of tension. So body language wise she is getting ready and preparing herself for all of the unpleasantness that is yet to come.
Yet she remained as obnoxious and defensive as ever as she tried to protect Casey and not reveal anything which may be construed as being incriminating towards her daughter. She was trying to explain way too much after being asked simple questions.
This indicates that the person often has something to hide as they feel compelled to give away too much information as a means of compensation. They know what the truth really is but they feel that by over explaining they will convince you towards their point of view. It is an obvious way of trying to cover things up as Cindy was clearly trying to do on the stand.
The prosecution got so sick of what she was doing that they objected. Instead of sitting there respectfully, Cindy obnoxiously throws up her hands in victim-like form and defensively says ” well he asked me..” referring to Baez’ questioning her. Yes, Cindy, he did ask you a simple question but he did not ask you to go on and on and on and on and on and on like you did.
In continuing to be her obnoxious self, as well as trying her best to protect Casey, when asked what she retrieved from the car, she said Casey left one of her work purses in the car—By now Cindy clearly knows Casey was fooling her and that she had no job and was not working. Yet she manages to throw in there the words Casey and work” in the same sentence in an attempt to wrongly plant the impression to the jury that Casey was working when she knows full well that this is not the case.
She then goes on to say how she practically sprayed the whole can of Fabreez (fabric softener into the car to get rid of the dead body smell. Then she goes on to explain way too much about how long the car doors and trunk were opened and how she left the doors open and shut it again and how after police came the car was pulled out of garage, She talks way too much instead of answering the simple question.
Cindy Busted By Prosecution As She Is Caught Contradicting Herself
Cindy showed a signal of deception as she said she used a whole can of Fabreeze while she was on the stand , but in her deposition she said dyer sheets were in the car . She now contradicts herself.
When she is busted, she looks down like a kid with his hand caught in the cookie jar and looks away and hems and haws. She finally blames it on the new medication she took while she did her deposition.
Then she BS’s and says she finally “remembered” about the fabric softener. No doubt she “remembered” after perhaps reading what she said in her deposition.
Cindy is forced to admit that the smell she smelled was the worst smell she smelled in her life. She had to add “at the time ” as a means of couching things and making then appear less serious. What does she mean “at the time?” Has she smelled such a horrible odor since then? As she says this her body language reveals that she really doesn’t want to say this as she squints her eyes shut and purses her lips together.
Casey seems to appreciate Cindy’s attempt at trying to protect her behind as she gives a tight-lipped smirk indicating that she is pleased with her mother’s performance on the stand.
Casey;s sadistic little smile was also no doubt indicative of her delight in that her mother was suffering emotionally by displaying some outward distress, inner conflict and turmoil. http://www.drlillianglass.com