OK I have read some very crazy things that the attorney representing little Caylee Anthonyâ€™s Mom has pulled but I think this one takes the cake. As we all know Caylee Anthony is the 2 year old little girl from Orlando, Florida that disappeared in June 2008, almost 2 years ago to the date. Her mother has been arrested and charged with first degree murder and is facing the death penalty for it. Cayleeâ€™s remains were found 6 months later inside a trash bag dumped in the woods within walking distance from her familyâ€™s home. The little skull was found with duct tape wrapped around it covering her mouth and nose. Her body was dumped like yesterdays garbage.
31 days after Caylee was last seen her grandmother, Cindy Anthony, made that infamous 911 call to report her missing. Well in fact I believe there were three 911 calls made that day.
The second call that was made recorded Cindy Anthony as saying,
â€œThereâ€™s something wrong. I found my daughterâ€™s car today and it smells like thereâ€™s been a dead body in the damn car.â€
Of course once Cindy realized what she said she later changed it trying to make everyone think it was the same smell one would get from the slice of pizza that sits inside the trunk of a car in 90 to 100 degree weather. Well that has been proven unlikely when one of the TV stations did their own experiment and found that rotting pizza in the heat does not smell anything like a dead body.
On the third call Cindy cries to the dispatcher that her granddaughter had been taken and that she had been missing for a month. She clearly tells the dispatcher that her daughter finally admitted to her that her granddaughter was missing. Now if my memory serves me correctly I seem to recall Casey telling her mother during the 911 call that she only needed one more day but Cindy told her no, she already had a month.
Well now the prosecution for the case is asking permission from Judge Berry to allow them to play the 911 calls for a jury when the case goes to trial. They told the court that playing it for the jury would allow them to hear how the car was described for the first time before the Anthonyâ€™s changed their story. They say that the one major theme of the stateâ€™s case is to demonstrateâ€¦ the defendantâ€™s lies about the fate of her daughter. They say the tapes also shows how Anthony describes her daughterâ€™s alleged kidnapper for the first time which is the same woman would later denied ever meeting Casey or Caylee Anthony. Casey clearly stated, â€œHer name is Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalez. Sheâ€™s been my nanny for about a year and a half now. Almost 2 years.â€
Of course Anthonyâ€™s attorneyâ€™s are arguing that neither Anthony nor her mother were under oath at the time of the 911 calls they would fall under hearsay rules which should make them inadmissible in court. They don’t want to admit in court that if the jury is allowed to listen to them as evidence in this case, they may as well give up and have her plead guilty as charged.
The prosecutorâ€™s argue back that by saying that the tapes fall under an exemption to the hearsay rule that allows for â€œexcited utterancesâ€ which are statements made by someone under extreme stress.
Judge Berry says he will consider whether or not he will allow the 911 tapes to be used during the trial which is not scheduled until May of 2011. When we think of it though, that is only 11 months away. I guess Baez and his wannabe dream team better get busy putting the case together. They are running out of time. (Oh and btwâ€¦ that was meant to be sarcastic. I think they should have already went to trial on this one)
Hang in there Caylee Anthony. Hopefully soon you will get the justice you deserve. It is for you that I am keeping up with this case. It certainly isnâ€™t to keep your familyâ€™s name in the spotlight. They donâ€™t deserve to even have their names known. We are all waiting for this case to go to court so you may get your justice! God bless you Caylee, we love you!