Perhaps he most genuine emotion we have seen of Casey Anthony thus far was when she laughed out loud in the courtroom in reference to the “pig in the blanket “comment. As you can see in the photo, her eyes are smiling and her cheekbones are raised. She is covering her mouth to try and stifle her laughter but she cannot help herself.
Casey laughed during the questioning during her own “bug expert” witness Tim Huntington, when Jeff Ashton asked him about a study he used where he put pigs into the trunk of a car to simulate the conditions in Casey’s car where there was an alleged decomposed body.
Ashton tried to make a point that the pigs were not wrapped in blankets and garbage bags like Caylee’s remains were when they were allegedly placed in the trunk of the car.
So Ashton asked “Why didn’t you wrap your pigs in a blanket?”
When he realized that he made a play on words (pigs in a blanket) referring to the little rolled up hotdogs that is often served as appetizers he laughed. It was OK for him to laugh at that question, but it was NOT OK for Casey to join in.
It validates something I said last week in a blog about Casey’s body language. She is apparently observing her own trial as a third party. When she heard about a discussion of any body in any trunk, she needed to remain somber. A jury will notice this. Even if it is a play on words, there is nothing funny about the context of the pig experiment in relation to the decomposition of a child’s body in a trunk.
To me the laughter not only says that Casey is looking at her trial as though it is someone else on trial, it also shows a sadistic reaction on her part. She may be getting a bit of a pleasure hearing about Casey in the trunk as she most likely never really liked Caylee and found her a burden. Thus, she can laugh at this play on words.
This laughing incident is just one more example of Casey’s odd and aberrant reactions in the courtroom. All of these body language behaviors along with the evidence and the testimonies will be carefully considered when the jury deliberates and makes their final decision. www.drlillianglass.com