In looking at this new mug shot of Casey Anthony, there is no doubt that her facial expression screams “fear. ” With her wide bulging eyed appearance, you can see the whites of her eyes as an indicator of fear.
No doubt reality has set in that she is on trial for the murder of her little daughter. Her fear continued to be pervasive in the courtroom as she consistently had her hand up to her face to cover her mouth.
There also appeared to be some deep breathing as indicated by her raised shoulder movement as she took in air and exhaled, which indicated that she was oxygenating herself in order for her body to compensate for the nervous activity it was going through.
Casey even appeared bite on her fingers as they were near her mouth. She also could not help herself from her grooming behavior which she continued to do before the jury came in. This may also been due to her nervousness.
Then there was hr usual flirting behavior and smiling with Cheney Mason as you can see above. The most striking thing about Casey’s court appearance was that she wore a pastel soft looking sweater that was reminiscent of the type of sweaters that the infamous Menendez Brothers wore to soften their appearance . No matter how soft and fuzzy it made them look, it didn’t work. The Menendez brothers were accused of murdering both of their parents and are now serving life sentences.
So her soft sweater look may not work either. While a dark suit and light blouse would look more respectable as she fights for her life, frankly I believe when a jury hears all the evidence against her, it will matter what she wears.
Her long hair cascading down her back is a reminder of how long she has been in jail without a haircut.
As soon as Judge Perry began speaking about Casey, her tears flowed like clockwork. The only difference is that this time, those tears were real as she cried when the judge spoke of the charges leveled against her. The tears were motivated out fo self pity and not for remorse for what happened to Caylee. Since we have seen how manipulative Casey tends to be, no doubt those tears were to garner some sympathy from all of those potential jurors.
Afterwards Judge Perry told potential jurors to ignore Casey’s emotional display. As soon as he said that, like clockwork, Casey immediately stopped crying. Usually when you are filled with real and non manipulative emotion, even of someone tells you to stop crying, you can’t stop. You continue to cry if your tears are genuine. If you stop immediately, they most likely are tears of manipulation.
Casey’s tears were a wrong move in front of her audience of all of those potential jurors. They did not endear her to jurors. In fact it may have disturbed them even more. They felt uncomfortable being there as it was and her tears may have added to their stress and discomfort levels.
It was surprising to hear Jose Baez speak up because there were only three Hispanics and two African Americans in the jury pool and that it was not representative of jurors of Orange County. But since he has such an uphill battle, no doubt, he felt he had to do something so he could use that information on his appeal.
When people came back from the break Casey changed up her hairdo as it was now in a bun , She kept her hands clasped to herself as opposed to over her mouth, sat up straight and looked like a ballerina .
Casey looked serious until she encountered one of the male jurors who point-blank said he thought she was “guilty.” Immediately a flash of anger came across Casey’s face as her lower jaw slightly protruded forward as she cocked her hed to the side while she glared at the juror . Hearing this may have been both an eye and ear opener for her as it was a reality check that jurors may very well find her guilty.
The female guard in the background was on high alert as this was occurring as she kept a watchful eye on Casey.
There was one woman who said that her religion did not allow her to judge people and that she would be uncomfortable doing so. This is the type of woman that the defense no doubt wants on their side as she may be so angry that she was forced to participate that she may vote that Casey is not guilty. Also if she is very religious she may not want to vote. for the death penalty for Casey. But if she is chosen for this jury I believe it may do a lot of psychological harm to her.
If someone is that ensconced in their religion, they may not even look at the facts of the the case. Like the gentleman who said he already had a view that Casey was guilty, without hearing all of the testimony, the same holds true for this woman . No doubt she may believe the opposite- that Casey is not guilty in the eyes of her religious views. www.drlillianglass.com