After a grueling day of seeing photos of Caylee’s skull and hearing gruesome descriptive testimony from various witnesses, the consequences of Casey’s actions finally set in. Gone was the flirtiness and cat and mouse legal games. Gone were the thoughts of pinning the blame on someone else. Gone were the thoughts getting back at mom and dad. Casey heard the bones reality of what happened with Caylee’s corpse and it was overwhelming for her.
Casey suffered a severe anxiety attack as thoughts of her getting the death penalty became very real concern. This was probably the first time in her life that she has ever been faced with such reality. Prior to hearing today’s testimonies and the visual description of Caylee’s skull, there is no doubt that she believed what Cheney Mason told her early on. He said that they would walk out of the courtroom arm in arm with Casey a free woman. But after today reality set in. The only one that will be walking with her arm and arm will be a prison guard taking her to death row.
In the photo above we see a pale Casey blowing out a large puff of air in order to oxygenate herself. She was no doubt, feeling light-headed so her body took over and demanded air as she kept breathing heavily.
The photo above shows Casey in sheer TERROR! Her eyes bulge out of her head as you can see the whites of her eyes (sclera). This shows she is terrified of the consequences of what will happen to her. There is a panic and anger, as you can see from her clenched fist. She is angry that she has to feel this way. Her curled lower lip and slightly opened mouth shows complete terror.
Whenever people are interrogated and you this body language behavior, it means that they are feeling guilty about something. Look at Casey gasping for air with her open mouth. She can’t seem to catch her breath. Her autonomic nervous system is kicking in and working overtime. She cannot control the horrible racing of her heart and lack of oxygen. This is not grooming behavior. If it was grooming behavior her hands would be flat. Instead, they are curved. This shows extreme anxiety.
Reality keeps kicking in and Casey’s body is overwhelmed with anxiety.
The new found shock of recognition of her reality keeps kicking in. This time we see her covering her mouth with her hand and distorting her nose. In essence, she is mirroring what she most likely did to Caylee in cutting off Caylee’s air supply in putting duct tape over the child’s nose and mouth. Casey is doing the same thing to herself as she covers her own nose and mouth.
Casey is having trouble keeping it together. She is not faking it. This is very real. She can barely breathe. No doubt the pain of recognition has set it and has traveled to her abdomen. Her stomach is cramping and she is bent over. Whenever we get upset or shocked about something, it is not uncommon for our stomach to suddenly cramp up as we feel like we immediately need to have a bowel movement. No doubt this is what is happening to Casey.
Jose is scared. he wants he to stand when the jury comes in and tells her to keep it together.
But Casey can’t keep it together. Her pain is getting more intense. She can’t even stand up straight as she hunches and leans over the table with rounded shoulders her head bowed. She is submissive to her physical pain. Her breathing is labored. as we can see from her protruding lower jaw
Jose is very upset as you can see from the tension in his brow.
Casey is in such severe pain. You can tell by the deep creases above her brow. She is not faking it. She is in such pain that she even sat down before all the jurors were out of the room. This is a huge NO NO in the courtroom. She did it anyway because physically, she could no longer stand. She continues to gasp for air. The anxiety level is extremely painful because the acids in her stomach have increased. This is due to the overwhelming level of anxiety she is experiencing.
This is the most real we have ever seen Casey Anthony. If she comes back into the courtroom tomorrow, we may see a different Casey. We may see her sedated because of medication. Her team cannot afford for the jury to see another anxiety attack outburst like this one. What is says to a jury is that Casey is anxiety ridden because she is feeling guilty for what she did to Caylee. The fact that the attacks only happened on the day when Caylee’s skull was discussed screams guilt.