There was nothing more heart wrenching than seeing Cindy Anthony’s agony as she heard the 911 audiotape in the courtroom.
What was even more shocking was Casey’s reaction to her distraught mother. She looked curiously at her mother with sadistic pleasure at her mother’s pain. The curiosity can be seen by Casey’s cocked head to the side. There was no empathy and no facial reaction. It was a detached look as though a stranger was observing at another stranger in a bad car accident.
She even tries to mimic Cindy’s emotion but can’t seem to get it right. She furrows her forehead but the rest of her face hasn’t quite caught up with the emotion. If you cover Casey’s forehead and look at the rest of her face, you see the incongruity. It is as though she cannot synch up the right facial expression with the corresponding and proper emotion.
As Cindy cried on the stand, Casey gave mixed looks of curiosity , anger, and annoyance as we can see above.
As her mother is genuinely distraught, Casey tries to mirror her mother’s emotion but fails miserably.
Casey attempts to cry as well . But there is no facial expression to indicates sadness . She merely wipes nothing under her eye. Actually, she sticks her thumb under her eye. There is no liquid and no tears. This convinces me that Casey is not capable of genuine empathy.
As Cindy buries her head in her hands, Casey looks on with an odd curiosity.
She appears to enjoy the pain she sees her mother experiencing. We see her cold icy stare as she studies her mother on the monitor located in front of her.
Cindy leans away, looks down. and holds her hand over her mouth to hold back her emotions as she hears how rude and nasty Casey was when she spoke to her friend Christina and urged her to give Tony’s number.
Cindy and the jury heard how rudely Casey spoke to Cindy and how nasty she was to Lee and to friend Christina. Even though she called her friend many terms of endearment, Casey’s tone was anything but endearing. Instead, it was monotone, cold, and agitated when she didn’t get what she wanted. There was no sympathy at all when it came to any discussion of Caylee.
In light of what Casey is accused – killing Caylee, this particular tape will be one of the most damning pieces of evidence in my view. Her voice on the tape along with her words show a cold, calculating, selfish, manipulative, heartless creäture. It shows how ugly she spoke to her mother and how disrespetful she was to Cindy. This will not endear her to any jury member.
Hearing those tapes int he courtroom shook Cindy to the bone. Not only did she have to relive her own pain and panic in listening the 911 tape, but listening to Casey’s jailhouse tape gave her new insight into her daughter. As Christina cried about Caylee and showed emotion, Cindy heard the opposite when Casey spoke. She heard a cold and heartless person who cared more about boyfriend Tony’s phone number than she did about her missing child.
Cindy was so distraught that she had to be assisted off the stand by her attorney Mr. Lippman. She fell into George’s arms for comfort when she reached the back of the courtroom where George was waiting.
What happened next was unbelievable. Casey’s entire team of lawyers huddled around her and essentially told her to show emotion. The reason I am convinced of this is because a stone faced Casey immediately put her finger up to her eye to wipe a non tear as she she put a Kleenex up to her nose. In essence, her team was coaching her to cry.
Jose Baez was beside himself. We see him looking up to the heavens as though he is saying some sort of prayer like “God, help me!” Or perhaps he is having the following conversation: “Why me? Why do I have to defend this sociopath who has no feelings and doesn’t even know how to cry? I tried to help spare her life but it is clearly not working. She’s a dead woman walking! It’s all in your hands now.”
Even Casey’s staunch supporter who said publicly how he likes Casey and how intelligent she is, appears to be taken aback by Casey’s response, or shall I say, non response when Cindy was on the stand. He distances himself from Casey physically as you can see in the photo. Not only does he sit away from her, he leans away from her. With his cocked head to the side, he looks at her as though as she was some type of odd zoo animal. Cheney has finally seen his client in action and appears shocked by what he has observed.
And poor substitute momma/ babysitter Ms. Simms has the lovely job of trying to humanize this robotic sociopath. While she has her arm over Casey’s shoulder in an attempt to comfort her, the reality is that Ms. Simms hates the position into which she has been thrust. Look at Ms. Simm’s angry clenched fist. It says it all! www.drlillianglass.com