Gone are the “I love you’s” for CMA. Gone are the bright smiles towards Casey. When Lee took the stand, Casey smiled but brother Lee ignored her. How could he look at someone who literally ruined his life forever? How does he prove that he didn’t molest his sister? He will have to carry that burden for the rest of his life.
We have seen from Lee’s depo tape and from his pre trial behavior that he inappropriately laughs a lot when he is nervous or uncomfortable. That is why it is important to do a baseline analysis before you read a person’s body language to find out their particular body language quirks.
When Lee said that he came over to his mother’s house because she asked him to and then laughed as he said it, it was a passive aggressive way of saying “you do what Cindy says.” It was also odd that Cindy did not tell him that Casey was not saying where Caylee was .It showed that the communication between mother and son isn’t that great.
While Lee only laughed a handful of times out of nervousness, he certainly scratched himself a lot while he was on the stand.
He scratched his right cheek.
He scratched the side of his nose.
He scratched his lower jaw.
He scratched the top of his head.
And he scratched the left side of his head.
When someone has a case of the itchy scratchies it usually means they are experiencing anxiety or nervousness. The autonomic nervous system causes more blood flow so there is often an accompanying itching sensation. Depending on the context of what is asked or said, it can also reflect deception. But in Lee’s case it appeared to be a signal of nervousness.
The bottom line was that Lee sounded credible and forthright when he spoke and has clearly broken his bond with his sister and will no longer protect her.
POLICE TESTIMONY SPOKE VOLUMES ABOUT GEORGE
Perhaps the most powerful aspect of today;s testimony in my view came from the police officers who came to the Anthony home as a result of Cindy calling 911. Cindy said it smelled like there was a dead body in the car and that is why the police showed up in the first place. Even though the lead officer smelled a strong foul odor from the open trunk, he did not order the CSI Unit to do an investigation on the car. Surely a senior officer would know how a dead body smelled. Did he slip up and make an error?
The other interesting thing was hearing both officers describe Cindy’s , George’s, and Casey’s demeanor. Cindy was understandably wild and angry and upset while both George and Casey were cool, calm and collected.
According to Lee, George didn’t even come into the room when Cindy and Lee were trying to get information out of Casey. He was distant and detached. That seems odd to me. It makes me wonder if he knew something. Did he know Casey was dead all along?
Here is a man who has proclaimed that Caylee was the love of his life and even had a tattoo put on his chest to honor her. How is it that he had not seen his grand daughter in 31 days, and now retreats? Apparently he had never been away from Caylee for a day and now she is gone 31 days and he doesn’t put in his two cents and ask one question of his daughter or insist on knowing Caylee’s whereabouts ?
Something doesn’t make sense to me here. I don’t buy it that he retreated because Cindy was loud and emotional and Lee was there . Why was he so uninvolved? Could this information about George’s uninvolved behavior create reasonable doubt with some of the jurors? Will they wonder if Jose Baez’ theory is true- that George knew about the drowning of Caylee? After all, this is an ex policeman. You would think that he would at least ask a question of his own daughter. Was he intimidated by his daughter? Did she have something over him like a sexual molestation secret? Will any of the jurors wonder about that? If I was on the jury I would be upset by Georges uninvolvement and lack of communication and his not trying to get to the bottom of Casey’s story.
The more a jury hears about everyone’s demeanor and body language, the easier it will be to reach a proper conclusion as to what really happened to Caylee. www.drlillianglass.com