Opening Judge Perry addressed the ladies and gentlemen of the jury and red her charges , we see Casey take a huge breath in to oxygenate herself as we see her chest heave as she fills up her lungs with air and forcefully exhales as . Her facial expression is sad and scared. You can see the tension in her forehead As Judge Perry reads on we see Jose Baez sneaking a peek at Casey to make sure she is OK.
Prosecution’s Linda Drane Burdick’s choice of outfit during her opening arguments were very revealing Red. It was a color of passion and love- passion for being a voice for Caylee and the love for pursuing justice for this precious little soul. Linda Drne Burdick was wonderful in her delivery with the perfect cadence and emphasis to stress important and relevant points. Her use of pause time was excellent as she allowed jurors to process everything she was saying. Her use of gestures for emphasis were also excellent.
When Linda spoke of Casey’s pregnancy at 19, she heaved a huge breath and raised her head and jutted forth her jaw which indicated a signal of anger. As Linda spoke about Father’s day, Casey tried to manufacture some tears, but they simply weren’t coming as she flared her nostrils and opened her mouth.
Then we see her body leaking out the truth. Linda Drane Burdick said No one ever saw Caylee Marie Anthony alive again . Casey shakes her head NO as Linda says these words. In essence Casey’s shaking her head NO is mirroring the truth truth of Linda’s words that No one saw Casey alive.
Then Linda says the last time a photo was taken of Caylee Anthony was on Dec. 11, 2008. Casey leaks out anger . You can see the microexpression of her curled lower lip as she vigorously shakes her head No as she mouths the words I’m not gonna listen as if she were a defiant child not wanting to hear the truth.
She immediately feigns crying as she puts her knuckle up to her eye and there are no tears and no facial expression of real crying as she pushes up on her skin under one eye.
This is not the expression of someone who is sad or remorseful. Instead it is the expression of someone who is angry as she leaks out this expression. Casey is no doubt angry that she had to listen to the truth.
As Casey listened to what she allegedly looked up on the computer chloroform and neck breaking, she sat there without moving a muscle.She looked cold and heartless as she had no reaction to what was said. She had no tears for Caylee as Linda described how C aylee was found near a school where she would be this very moment. Casey had no reaction whatsoever. Most people would cry a tear to think that their child would be school age had she been alive today. But not Casey. She looked as cold as ice when this was said.
Casey also squirmed around as the bags and duct tape were discussed. She flashed an expression of anger anger that she had to sit there and listen to what she may have done to Casey. Otherwise she was stoic. To me , her constant movement spoke volumes. It screamed that she was uncomfortable being forced to listen to what in my view is the truth.
DOES CASEY ADMIT GUILT BY NODDING HER HEAD YES?
The something major happened body language wise where Casey may appear to possibly be admitting guilt. It is around 17: 25 Lind Drane Burdick says There is no other reason to put multiple pieces of duct tape on a child’s face mouth and nose other than the other than the specific intent to end that child’s life. Casey nods YES twice as Linda says these words! To me that is a huge revelation body languaguage wise.
Then when Linda says how Casey had access to the laundry bag, the shorts etc. Casey shakes her head No and tuns away and says “Thats not true”.