On the stand we see new and improved Cindy Anthony. Gone is the hostile hateful, belligerent, and defensive Cindy who tried to come to Casey’s defense at all costs. Now Cindy speaks clearly, respectfully and softly and answers the questions posed to her in a proper manner. She has not exuded the hate she once had towards the prosecution. She cried genuine tears and was emotionally distraught whenever she spoke of little Caylee who was no doubt the love of her life.
Has the 2 million dollar movie deal softened her? Is it what she heard in Baez’ opening arguments about Casey having to go to school when she was eight years old after George would place his penis in her mouth and knowing that it is a lie? Whatever it is, Cindy has done a 180 degree turn in terms of her demeanor and body language. She actually appears as a sympathetic character for the very first time.
Casey’s lower jaw literally dropped as you can see from the photo above. She cannot believe that Cindy is not looking at her and most of all, saying things which will not help her. She hears the change on Cindy’s tone and Casey is stunned by it.
Cindy’s tears are genuine as she sees photos of Caylee’s playhouse and mailbox and play area. Her feelings towards Caylee are genuine.They are not manufactured. She even asked if a slide of Caylee could be taken down. This does not look good for Casey. A jury will feel for Cindy’s loss of her granddaughter.
Casey tries to hold it together in the courtroom when the jury is there. She even fake cries when Cindy cries. She tries to mimic Cindy’s tears so that the jury will feel that she is sympathetic as well. But when there is a break, all hell breaks loose with Casey.
Here we see Casey explode with rage. She is saying that her mom didn’t cry for three years and now look at her, why is she crying! Casey is furious Cindy is crying.
The lower lip snarl, clenched teeth and furrowed forehead scream of rage and hatred towards Cindy. It would not be an understatement to say that Casey despises Cindy at this point.
Now these are genuine tears and a genuine cry. Both eyes tear up. The forehead is furrowed on both sides, not like we have previously seen when Casey has made the expression that indicates fake tears and fake crying.
The tears are only for Casey and out of frustration that she has lost control over Cindy. Cindy is no longer defending her and sticking by her. She knows it and she is devastated by it. Look at how her upper lids drop. That indicates genuine crying. It is interesting to note how her attorney has become her new mother figure.She tries to comfort Casey as she looks into Casey’s face. She no doubt says soothing words to Casey. But she is angry she has to do it. Look at the attorney’s fist like hand. Oftentimes this indicates anger.
Now we see a full-blown temper with full-blown rage towards Cindy. The attorney is upset about Casey’s behavior as she has a tightness in her jaw as you can see by her skin fold, as the attorney pulls her lips back.
Casey is crying for herself because she knows it is over. Her one ally is gone. She threw George under the bus and now Cindy is leaving Casey’s bus. Casey is furious about it.
Why, why, why, did Cindy turn on her ? She is shocked by Cindy’s actions for the first time in her life. She cannot believe what Cindy “did to her.” She is taking the victim blame approach. She set out to hurt Cindy by taking Caylee and now it has backfired on her. Cindy has finally hurt her.
Cheney Mason sent yet another female attorney, Ms. Fryer, over to comfort Casey. She whispered some comforting words from Cheney. It didn’t seem to work so Cheney came over there by himself and placed his hands on Casey’s shoulders to comfort her. That seemed to work.
The last thing the defense team wants is for the jurors to witness Casey’s out of control tantrum. www.drlillianglass.com