When Casey first saw Jose Baez as she walked into court on Day 27, she lights up. She has a genuine smile with raised cheeks and horizontal lip action. The fact that her mouth is not open and her lips are together means that she is trying to contain her joy. Jose has a cordial smile. His cheeks aren’t raised and his lips are also closed which means he is pleased to see her but not overjoyed as we have seen earlier in pre-trial hearings.
He keeps his physical distance from Casey and his hand is cupped at the knuckles. This indicates that he is feeling ambivalent and anxious.
Then Cheney Mason comes over and steps behind her. She is all smiles. However, she does not smile back at Masson. Instead, she continues to look at Jose Baez, who is busily at work on his computer and ignores Casey. Casey even leans in towards Baez. Then Mason gives her a quick pat on the back as he walks away and heads towards his seat.
When Cheney leaves, she speaks to Jose and he ignores her.He is busy working and trying every which way to save her life. She ignores the fact that he has no time to speak to her now. Like a child who demands attention, she leans down on the table and looks up in a further attempt to gain Jose’s attention.
She realizes that her feminine and cutesy ways aren’t working with Jose and she feels embarrassed. She looks down and has a sheepish tight smile which is consistent with feeling embarrassment or shame. Her shoulders are rounded, which indicates submission and defeat that she was not able to get Jose to do what she wanted him to do at the instant she wanted him to do it.
Casey is clearly embarrassed and defeated as we see by her rounded shoulders and her looking down. She has distanced herself from Jose and has literally given him the cold shoulder as she raised her shoulder in his direction. She has also turned her body away from his.
This little interaction speaks to what is really going on in Casey’s mind during this trial and what is important to her- attention and control. Instead of being concerned that her life is on the line, she is more concerned whether Jose likes her or pays attention to her.We can see how Casey has used her flirty act and looked up at some man and batted her mascara laden eyes to get her way.
Her body language behavior when she enters the courtroom is disturbing to me. She shows a different side when the jurors are in the room . She will fake cry on cue when her new mother figure attorney Ms. Simms coaches her to do it. Ms. Simms was hired on to question the medical experts. She is supposed to be outstanding at this. But she is now a high paid baby sister for Casey.
Casey will use a folded non wet Kleenex and wipe a non wet spot under her eye oe cheek. She will breathe heavily through her mouth and widen her nasal alae muscles on the side of her nose which then gives it a red appearance. It gets red because pulling stretching the alae causes more blood flow. Hence, the red appearance.
The times she does genuinely cry appear to be for herself and not for Casey. I do believe seeing the animated version of what Caylee looked like with and without duct tape on her skull was shocking to Casey and her emotion was genuine. Like most sociopaths, she didn’t bother to think of think of the consequences of her actions of leaving a body in a bag.
Other times she co the cocks her head to the side and looks angry. She is not angry at testimony given about her personally. Instead, she exhibits a cocked head and angry face when experts are trying to explain factual data of what they discovered at the crime scene.
They are poking holes in her defense and she is angry about it. She is angry that she got caught and that the body was found. After all she thought she was smarter than everyone else. Now she is coming to find out that there are some very very smart people out there who will prove what she did to Caylee.
In it’s 27th day, this trial is getting more and more upsetting by the day. As I watch her body language and observe her so carefully, I see a bona fide sociopath, who is both sickening and frightening . www.drlillianglass.com