Casey Anthony: Cindy Anthony Returns to the Witness Stand; Breaks Down During Testimony

Cindy Anthony tried to fight back tears this morning as she described retrieving Caylee Anthony’s favorite doll from a car that prosecutors believe may have held the little girl’s body at some point.

From ABC News:

A distraught Cindy Anthony buried her head in her arms and slumped on the witness stand as she listened to a tape of her daughter, Casey Anthony, calmly tell 911 operators that 2-year-old Caylee, had been missing 31 days.

Casey Anthony can be heard spinning a fresh lie about her daughter’s disappearance on the July 15, 2008 call.

“My daughter’s been missing for the last 31 days. I know who has her. I’ve tried to contact her. I actually received a phone call today…I did get to speak to my daughter for about a moment,” Casey Anthony can be heard saying on the call.

From the Associated Press:

Cindy Anthony testified that the vehicle had a terrible odor after it was retrieved in mid-July 2008 from a towing lot by her husband, George. The Pontiac had been driven by their daughter, Casey Anthony, but the Anthonys hadn’t seen Casey Anthony, nor their granddaughter, 2-year-old Caylee, for several weeks.

In a 911 call, Cindy Anthony described the odor in the car as that of a dead body. But she said Tuesday that it was merely an expression she used and at that moment she didn’t think a body had been in the car.

“I said ‘Oh my gosh. What is wrong with the car?” Cindy Anthony said from the witness stand. “The smell in the car was pretty strong.”

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8 Comments on “Casey Anthony: Cindy Anthony Returns to the Witness Stand; Breaks Down During Testimony”

  1. What I would like to know is: Who is the father of this baby girl and where is he in all of this??? I’ve never heard any mention of him…. Also, can she really receive the death penalty if in fact there are mental issues going on with her? I’m also torn between her

  2. Honeydog Says:

    One of my favorite points of today’s Questioning was when The Prosecution brought-up that it was CINDY AND GEORGE who “Provided” for Caylee— “Fed” her, “Clothed” her, “Paid the Bills” for her.. and Cindy confirmed it. It really pissed me off when Baez asked all of Casey’s Friends if they ever saw Caylee go without Food, or not Clean, or Dressed well.. Making the Jury think it was CASEY who took care of all that as a “Good Mother”. I’m glad The Prosecution set that one straight. I did hear Cindy “Backtracking” a bit here and there from her previous Depositions, but it genuinely seemed to be more for “Accuracy” rather than being a sudden Change in Story, and, although I thought of other little Details she could have added to this and that, all in all, I think she Covered all the right and significant Points in leaving the Jury with a real good Feel for Casey’s Character and Capabilities. As for Cindy completely “Falling-apart” in Agony during the 911-Calls, although it’s been 3 Years since she experienced it, I can personally Relate to the same effects of “Re-living” something like that long after. My own Daughter was in a near-Fatal Car Accident 19 Years ago, and although the Pain and Devastation of that time and everything we went through in the years that followed is gone, to this day I cannot watch the Videos we took of her while she was in Rehabilitation, without the “Reality” and “Feel” of it all Flooding-back, over-Powering me, and making me Break-down all over again. This is something that only a Mother— or, in Cindy’s case, a Grandmother— whose Love and Passion and Emotional Bond with their Child is SO indescribably Deep, can feel. Speaking of such “Emotion”, this is where the
    “Difference” was clearly and distinctly Evident between Cindy and Casey during today’s Session, and I can’t see how the Jury could avoid thinking that something was definitely Wrong here with the Mother of this dead Child, who, to this day, is so Composed, not Upset, and so Indifferent over Losing her. Even if Caylee DID in-fact “Accidentally Drown”, any Mother truly Tied to their Child’s Heartstrings would STILL be Grieving— even 3 Years later. Cindy was a Testimony to that Loss and Heartbreak CASEY should be Feeling and Displaying— not only “Naturally”, but especially in Court, in front of the people who are holding her Life in their Hands,— and, I think that this, along with all the Lies and everything else piled-on, instilled some pretty Strong and Lasting Thoughts of just how much Caylee REALLY meant to Casey, in the Jurors Minds.

  3. luvanrs Says:

    I think that the 911 calls truly show Cindy’s feelings and am glad that they were allowed in for the jury to hear. I still don’t understand why during those 31 days, George and Cindy were not hunting Casey down and demanding to see Caylee. My granddaughter lived with us for 6 months (her parents were having a difficult time financially). My husband and I fed, clothed and gave the baby everything. when they were finally able to move out on their own, it was as if MY OWN baby had been ripped from my home. If I had been Cindy, I would have been demanding to see that baby during those 31 days (especially since they knew what kind of mother she was and that she did not have an income). How could they believe stories of a nanny? This whole situation is so bizarre!!

  4. Honeydog Says:

    *luvanrs*~ I answered your first Question on another Page, but the last.. about the “Nanny”.. I have to agree, it’s hard to believe that Parents of a Daughter with a Child, living with them and also “Providing” for their Grand-daughter, wouldn’t be more “Involved” in and with their Daughter’s Life— at least to the extent of having positive Knowledge of, a proven PHONE Number for, and SOMEwhat of a “personal Association” with an Individual taking care of the Grand-daughter.. for TWO YEARS. To me, it seems that this Family’s
    “Workings” and “Closeness” was from one extreme to the opposite— On one Hand, Cindy was so
    “Controlling” and “Protective” of Caylee, and yet George and Cindy were the kind who figured Casey was an “Adult” and should be treated as such, believed she was Employed, capable of doing what she should, and didn’t want to be “Nosey” and “Overbearing” Parents. While some people really are like that— they simply just don’t ask Questions— the ones they DIDN’T ask, the things they DIDN’T know, would be the ones you normally WOULD. What I mySELF don’t understand is, if George and Cindy believed that Casey was “Working” and earning her own Money, why were THEY the ones “Feeding”, “Clothing”, Buying all the Toys/Supplies/Neccessities, and “Paying all the Bills” for Caylee?? I mean, I understand about the way Proud and Loving Grandparents love to “Spoil” their Grandchildren— my own Parents did the same, but I had a Job and they certainly didn’t Pay for literally EVERYTHING. Also, in believing that Casey was Working, why would she need to take Money out of Caylee’s Piggy Bank, as George himself stated he would notice she often did from time to time— not to mention that she got into Cindy’s Wallet and took her Credit Card on one occasion?? It’s things like that which make me wonder how much they really DID believe and just turned a Blind Eye to, and Denied it to the Public later. Something there just seems Fishy to me….

  5. One Op Says:

    There is such a standard that our young are adults at a certain age, maybe they are legally, but not so for as their mental responsibilities. Families often tell their children from the time they are 10 and 12 that by the time they are 18 they will be an adult and have to be out of the house and on their own by that age. This in itself becomes a handicap, because all that child can think of from age 10 to 12 is how can they do that. I believe it is wrong to dwell on that because by the time most children reach 18 they come to think of it themselves and prefer to leave. Mentally and emotionally children become what we consider adults at many DIFFERENT ages. Sadly the hormones can rage long before the needed responsibilities to get through those tender years. I am not at all thinking of the Anthony family here, just considering what sometimes happens to children. Casey certainly was cared for way beyond what most consider adulthood and with a child, so I would not say the parents were lacking in that respect, yet, because she bore a child, they did expect her to stop life as is usual for a teen age girl and take care of her child. This all lends
    thought to the fact that Casey was physically matured but not emotionally and mentally stable enough. She had been indulging in the physically driven desires. Too many too soon, party and men, drugs and self gratification, how did she get to that place. No one seems to discuss it for the sake of others who may be on the same path. Molestation has become an excuse, not that it doesn’t happen but when caught in a down situation many are using it as reason for being where they are, when it is not at all the cause.

  6. Honeydog Says:

    Yes *OneOp*, what you talk about is Common in the way alot of Families have become— Whether it be Parents who are too busy, or Parents forcing too much Responsibility on the very-Young, or Parents who are anxious to regain their own Freedom later on.. Kids are forced to Grow-up too fast, “get out there” too soon, and often are “Children” having Children— all because-of and resulting-in the lack of Mental Growth and Maturity, for which they suffer the Consequences. I don’t hold it against Casey Anthony, or anyone for that matter, for wanting to be Young and enjoy their Youth, and it’s perfectly understandably that they go Crazy sometimes being Strapped with a Child at a young Age. They long-for the kind of Life and things they are “missing”. Only a rare Handful can and do make the Sacrifice to give-up doing what their Friends are and stay Committed to it. I have no doubt that, while Casey appeared Happy and Joyful in most of the Pictures we’ve seen of her and Caylee, she wasn’t one of those Individuals.. But, at the same time, she made the Choice to be Promiscuous, ended-up with a Child, and I don’t blame hers or any Parents for making their Child understand and comply with the Obligations which come with it. I think, overall, Casey had it Good… maybe too Good. Perhaps that WAS George and Cindy’s fault— Expecting Casey to be a Mother with all its Demands, yet always agreeing to be the Babysitters while she went out and Ran around, and then, at the same time, coming-DOWN on her for it. What to do. I think the more Freedom Casey got, the more she eventually liked and wanted it, which perhaps led to the ultimate Friction at Home and the Action she ultimately and presumably took. Who’s to Blame. It’s a tough Situation for any Parents and for any “Child” with a Child, trying to do the right thing. Unfortunately, in many cases, it’s the “Little ones” who end-up in the middle and taking the Brunt of it. And we all know poor Caylee was such a Victim.

  7. luvanrs Says:

    thanks for you comments Honeydog 🙂

  8. Honeydog Says:

    Awwww, you’re Welcome. Glad you’re here *luvanrs*.

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