Casey Anthony’s Voice Sounds Like A Child’s Voice As She Says She Will Not Testify

As someone who has analyzed voices for three decades and has done forensic voice analysis, I was shocked when I heard the little girl like tone of Casey Anthony. Gone was the resonant deeper sounding more mature tone with bravado  she had during the  jailhouse tapes.

She sounded more like Caylee would sound than Casey. There may be  several  reasons  for this. It may be a sign of fear as she is scared of her fate so so regressed into a little girl.  She in essence began using a little girl higher pitched voice. Psychologically there may be a connection to using that voice tone  as subconsciously trying to sound as sweet and innocent as Caylee.

It was obvious that her defense team made her look child like by lowering her seat and dressing her in bigger clothing throughout the trial. They were trying to let the jury know that they needed to go easy on this little diminutive creature. That was the subliminal message they were attempting to get across was that she was like a child.

Another reason for her child like voice and higher pitch may have a lot to do with the fact that she does not get much vocal usage. Therefore the muscles are weaker and  are not worked out as much. I am sure that she is not speaking to too many people. If she is speaking to them it is for short increments of time.

When she said  she will not testify she cocks her head which indicates that she is really  not  that sure but will go ahead with what her lawyers suggested anyway. Casey answered very politely with Yes Sir and No Sir. Gone is the arrogance and cockiness. It  shows that she has been institutionalized well. She has been trained well to show some respect in her jail environment.

Too bad she didn’t have that respect for her parents and for Caylee. If she did none of this would have happened. http://www.drlillianglass.com

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54 thoughts on “Casey Anthony’s Voice Sounds Like A Child’s Voice As She Says She Will Not Testify

  1. Dr. Glass, I had noticed the shorter chair or seating but it hadn’t registered with me until you mentioned it. How much of the Internet connection to her trial does she know? Does she have any computer time or are her attorneys telling her about so many people following everything, including her anger the other day?

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    1. She has one hour in a 24-hour period outside her isolated cell. She can visit the TV room, computer (if available) or shower or viist the library.

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  2. I did notice the lowered chair and the big clothes — and the ponytail. Anything a defense lawyer can do to humanize their client, right?

    Remember when Ms. S. was examining the grief doc and she gave her a hypothetical that began with “Assume a diminutive 19-year-old girl….”? I thought who cares what size she is? KC was overpowering and all powerful compared to little Caylee.

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  3. I have not read any other comments, so this may be already addressed: Casey’s “I’m just an itty bitty girl” is another example of a pathological liar’s ability to shape shift in order to better manipulate by pulling on normal people’s empathy strings. Problem is that it’s an act. It’s not authentic.

    It is only the real truth that sets us free, and so, when good hearted people are fooled by the lies, it exacerbates a terrible situation into an even worse one, by beguiling others into de facto enablers of evil. An extremely negative ripple effect and compounding circular problem.

    Increasing awareness by educating others on how to discern the real truth from charismatic and convincing lies will change our world for the better….in time…there are lag times to almost everything.

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    1. @Danna – thank you for your insightful view on Casey. You obviously have a lot of expertise in that particular subject, and I want to thank you for sharing.

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  4. Okay…just read the few previous comments. So River initiated an affair with a married man? So why do we, as a collective, shrug our shoulders? Women need to be sisters to each other and stop this other type of negative ripple effect behavior. (My guess is that Maria Shriver and Elizabeth Edwards would agree.) Discerning right from wrong is not the same as judging. Our children are watching us very carefully. It would be better for their adult world if we adults behaved within the boundaries of decency more often.

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    1. Maybe as a woman, I would choose not to initiate a relationship with a married man? When women start taking responsibility for their own behavior and stop with the excuses then we can be sisters.

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  5. I just do not believe her, maybe she thought it was a romantic relationship because he is kind of wimpy, but I really don’t think he would choose her and risk losing his sugar momma, also he might have felt he needed to be ssupportive of her as she donated money? I really think she is overdoing it and disrespecting the reason for this trial in the first place, I cannot wait til they all crawl back into their prospective holes.

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    1. I agree, NancyS – she is ad admitted liar. She appears to be an opportunist. I think George may have looked from support anywhere (not excusing him, IF there was impropriorities). She lied to law enforcement, lied in her deposition and pretty much, by omission, today lied. She has given local interviews, in the last weeks, which she dinied – that’s just plian stupid, since they are on the record and the reporter who interviewed her was in the court room today!! I give her NO creditability

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      1. River Cruz is an opportunist that initiated an affair. Ick. I agree with you completely. Her testimony is a wash.
        All this testimony from River Cruz, just to get to the alleged comment from GA about “an accident that snowballed out of control”. Is this all the defense has got? Come on! If I were on the jury, I would note the contrast between the evidence the prosecution brought vs. the defense.

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  6. I hope all this infantilizing of Casey falls flat. So she’s short and small-framed. So what? That doesn’t excuse her from being punished for this heinous crime. I’ve noticed the lowered chair, a very obvious and silly ploy to make her appear tiny. I’ve also noticed that her blouses and sweaters are often oversized, and her voice sounds affectedly innocent and babyish in court.

    She may think she’s sly, but I’ve noticed all her smirking and giggling behind her hand when George Anthony is called to the stand for a new round of character assassination. She doesn’t seem to be thinking of her guilty verdict, rather reveling in destroying her father.

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    1. You are totally right about her behavior whenever her father is on the stand. I just posted below how when her father’s suicide note popped up on her computer today, she saw it and immediately started laughing and smiling. She quickly covered up her mouth with her hand and held it there for a few seconds until she composed herself. It was very disturbing. Probably more disturbing to me than her behavior and demeanor when he was on the stand. She scares me greatly. I believe if she is found not guilty, we have a future serial killer on our hands.

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  7. Too bad Casey really truly wasn’t a sweet, little, demure and kind little girl if she had been we wouldn’t be in the position to watch her on trial for killing her little girl…

    The sick part was I watched the trial today live on my laptop and Casey and her lawyers or aides to the defense whoever – Casey was laughing and joking around at the guy who got sentenced to 6 days in jail over the flipping the bird stunt in court today..if I were Casey I certainly wouldn’t have been laughing about him, no offense the Judge sentenced the guy to 6 days in jail and a $400 + court cost just over his middle finger (which I think the guy deserved) but Casey is facing the DEATH PENALTY, we all know judge Perry is no nonsense he can give her the needle at the end of the trial….remember the jury makes it’s recommendations but it ultimately up to the judge to sentence her to death!

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  8. Casey Anthony reminds me of a charcater Kevin Spacey played in the film “The Usual Suspects” he played Keyser Soze, a criminal murder who pretends to be a crippled, soft spoken man who would never hurt a fly but lies and lies and lies making up stories as he goes along while confronted by police and ultimately walks out of jail and of course in the end he gets away, sadly for Casey though the cops were smarter then in the film… may God have mercy on her soul, I hope she repents because whether it is in this life or the next she is going to get whats coming to her…

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  9. Maybe they convinced her not to take the stand because she could eventually get a new trial. I still think this is tied to the competency hearing and the change in the defense theory discussed at the sidebar.

    Did she change her story and wanted to now blame Cindy since the accusations against George were going nowhere? Maybe she was going to blame Cindy for putting the body in the woody swamp. Why ask the questions about Cindy sending the PI into the woods? Cindy denies, Lee says she did. Lee said they argued about it in October, but the PI did not go into the woods until November. Why did they want to make it look like Cindy knew where the remains were? Why ask Cindy about how she buries pets? Putting them with blankets and a favorite toy? Why did the prosecutor ask Cindy if she really was at work on June 16 and June 17 after the sidebar when they discussed the new defense theory? Why is the defense now asking for the work records for Cindy Anthony in July? When the prosecutor informed Judge Perry of the request and that they could not get them until mid-week, why did Judge Perry shrug and then say something like “it is what it is”?

    Will be an interesting closing…..

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    1. After this sidebar the prosecutor also asked the question of Cindy if she ever would leave Caylee alone in the house. That question struck me as odd. It would be interesting to know if this is the same sidebar where Casey got extremely angry at Jose Baez?

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    2. It was reported today, that had she taken the stand, Linda Drane Burdick would have slamed her with more charges or stealing hundreds of checks from her mother. NOt real sure how that ties in, but, apparently, her lawyers were notified of same. It was also rumored that she was planning on taking the stand, but, the defense went so badly, the plan was changed.

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  10. Dr. Glass – You should observe the way Casey started laughing and smiling today when she first noticed the prosecution was placing her father’s suicide note on the doc camera. When it pops up on her computer, she begins to laugh and smile, but then quickly covers her mouth up with her hand. She keeps her hand there for about 30 seconds while she composes herself – but by this time the jury probably has missed the smile and thinks Casey is shocked they are sharing something so personal. Please take a look at it. It happens as soon as she sees the letter on her own computer. It’s quite visible.

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  11. Dr. Glass, if Casey is not convicted with this trial and is ever released from prison, would her parents welcome her back home in your opinion? I think the case against her has been proved, but I hear other opinions when listening to the TV recaps and on some forums, and even though I hate to think of this trial ending without her being found guilty, I wonder how any of them would handle having her back in their lives.

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    1. From what I know, if she was acquitted in this trial, she would still have a number of years to serve on her other felonies, so it is not too likely she will be getting out very soon. And as for the parents welcoming her back, I sincerely hope they have the fortitude to not do that.

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      1. No she has served time already for the felony check conviction. She would have to serve one year of probabation if she was released from jail.

        Judge Strickland rules: 6 adjudicated felonies. Multiple counts are proper, but multiple punishments are not.

        Four felony convictions for forgery.
        Counts 3, 6, 9, and 12, forgery counts – adjudication of guilt, time served of 412 days..

        1 felony conviction for fraudulent use of personal information – there were 4 counts,
        convicted on count 2 – fraudulent use of identification – adjudication of guilt, time served 412 days
        time served. Withheld adjudication for the other three remaining counts.

        Convicted on the felony for Grand Larceny in count 1 – adjudication of guilt, 412 days time served.. The charges are for more than $300 dollars, versus petty theft to grand larceny – pursuant to a course of conduct.

        As for the four counts of uttering a forged check – counts 4, 7, 10 and 13…

        This covers the core offenses plus 2 that includes counts 1, 2, 3, 6, 9 12…

        Counts 5, 8, and 11 – three of the four fraudulent use of personal id – withhold adjudication and sentence to time served and by 1 year of supervised probation once released

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  12. The jury was out of the court when Casey spoke weren’t they.
    what we heard doesn’t matter. George, by maintaining his innocence in the affair issue is making it better for Cindy. She would be seen as more the fool if he admitted this in public, while she has chosen to remain in a relationship with him. i think she’s nobodies fool. He has probably already confessed and been forgiven by her. Right now they need each other so much more than they need to acknowledge a marital problem. River Cruz may think she’s getting revenge by continuing to talk about George after she’s already testified in court. She’s hurting herself more by hanging on to her anger and seeking revenge. Does she think the public will see her in a better light? she has admitted to initiating an affair with a married man. Forgiving George is the only way for her to overcome her pain.

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    1. Well said Rob. I agree completely, and by River continuing with her little media frenzy just proves she is out for attention – she had her say and told her story to the Enquirer – go back home River –

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  13. Does anyone notice that Casey shakes her head “No” when responding to Judge Perry “Yes, I agree with Ms Finnell”? (that was during the hearing on mistrial motion by the defense)

    http://www.wftv.com/video/28393154/index.html

    This was especially odd when today she was nodding her head “Yes” when responding to the judge “Yes, sir”

    http://www.wftv.com/video/28408922/index.html

    Did Casey just think that the mistrial issue was just a formality and had no chance of succeeding?

    Would appreciate your thoughts.

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    1. I have noticed that she tends to nod no when a person on the stand is saying something that she did or lied about. It’s interesting.

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  14. I heard a reporter say that someone spoke with the “bird flipping” spectator, and she claimed he was a Casey supporter and felt like she wasn’t getting a fair deal as his motive for his actions. Karma note, Matthew Bartlett’s birthday is July 4th-no party for him!

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    1. A loser supporting a loser…was he going to show Casey the “Bella Vita”? Will he now realizing that anyone doing anything for Casey ends up messed up?

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  15. i love this blog,glad to be part of it for a day now. hi to all.heather-marie of bellaslaw.com here. i want to say great write-up again to the Dr. i agree,Casey Finally SPEAKS! and what do we hear, a teen girl? very 13 to 16 y.o.voice imo.
    (in my own opinion here)i agree. lol and i want to say,boy has her hair grown or what?extremely long…and i want to say this much. i love how the judge today scold mark bartlet,who PUT HIS MIDDLE FINGER UP at the Prosecutor Jeff ASHTON,omg that was a shock and CASEY face was like um ok lol she probly like the attention,and this guy probably is a groupie,and or maybe a friend to casey anthony not sure but what a great sensational trial! Now time to for the closing arguements,as i am sure as i am watching HLN updates all night i do not believe 1st degree murder here,you guys i do not see it,nope,and still saying she will get off ONCE SENTENCE,on appeal watch,i see few several errors here, night all! god speed and REST IN PEACE BEAUTIFUL CAYLEE MARIE
    i just lov her name….too bad casey did not just love her enough or herself to let grandparent raise her,many would have especially CHEATER liar but a great grandfather to caylee,definitely GEORGE ANTHONY Would have raise sweet caylee. so sad RIP.

    night all.

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  16. Today Casey just used her poor little girl voice but we have certainly heard her other harsher voices in jailhouse tapes and her snarling just a couple of days ago. She becomes whatever she has to while trying to convince everyone around her. The irony in all of this is that her lovely little one Caylee never got to use any other voice besides her little girl voice. She never grew up to.

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  17. As someone who was molested and raped by her own father for years I can honestly say that Casey ‘s voice did not surprise me.

    I believe her father molested her. I believe she repressed all or most of the abuse, like I did. That’s why he had unsupervised access to his grandaughter, just like my dad did for the two first years of my daughter’s life until the memories started flooding back in.

    That little girl voice may be a sign of Dissociative Identity Disorder. Even if she does not have DID, that tiny voice is very common among survivors of incest abuse when they are triggered and feeling backed into a corner.

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  18. Did anyone else notice George washing his hands as he walked across the court room after his testimony today? I found that very interesting especially the way he looked at Casey as he did it.

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  19. I thought River was possible credibly until I saw her on video protesting at the Anthony home and then again with a black man at the site where the remains were found. Just too bizarre that she would inject so much of herself into this circus, she has some serious issues, the least of which are lying.

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  20. I am blown away that such manipulation by the defense is legal!! I noticed yesterday that Casey was sitting very low. I didn’t understand why. Now I do. Maybe they are unconsciously doing it, also, to control her!! She, after all, has the power and right to tell them what to do… She almost testified. They lowered her chair. Cripe, what a mess!

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