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Casey Anthony: Parents, Crowd Celebrate Caylee’s Birthday

August 10, 2011

George and Cindy Anthony gathered with more than 100 members of the public to celebrate what would have been their granddaughter’s sixth birthday.

The purpose of the gathering, besides remembering Caylee, was to unveil plans to create a memorial in her honor in the woods where her body was discovered.

From ABC News:

“This is the first time I’ve been here in so long,” George Anthony told reporters a few feet from where his granddaughter’s body was found. “It’s hard to come here.”

“Happy birthday Caylee,” some people joined in saying as the crowd released dozens of purple balloons into the air.

Bring Kids Home, a nonprofit group that helps missing and abused children, wants to build a memorial at the site. The project, set to be designed by artist Jefre, would center on a reflecting pond with a glass ring hanging over it like a halo. It would incorporate elements of A. A. Milne Winnie-the-Pooh books, and would feature cubby holes along a path for visitors to leave stuffed animals and other items that could in turn be given to children’s charities. Glass disks would contain the names of missing children.

The nonprofit hopes to raise $200,000 in donations and the memorial would need county approval.


Casey Anthony: America’s Most Hated

August 10, 2011

Guess what? Casey Anthony is the most hated person in America, this according to a new poll that tracks public perceptions of “celebrities”.

From Reuters:

Anthony, 25, who is now in hiding after being released from jail in July, was more disliked than California’s “Octomom,” former football star O.J. Simpson and socialite Paris Hilton, according to the poll released on Wednesday by E-Poll Market Research.

Anthony was acquitted in July of murdering her daughter Caylee in 2008, to the surprise and outrage of many legal pundits and millions of Americans who had watched her six-week trial live on television.

California-based E-Poll’s E-Score Celebrity research for the first week of August showed that 53 percent of those questioned were aware of Casey Anthony and her story, and 94 percent of those people disliked her.

Anthony was also considered “creepy” by 57 percent of those questioned and “cold” by 60 percent of respondents.

Casey Anthony: Phone Call Transcripts Released

August 10, 2010

Thought everyone would be interested to know that the transcripts from Jose Baez’s phone conversations with Robin Lunceford have been released.

Here’s a link to them. 🙂

From WESH:

Lunceford said that one of Anthony’s secret jailhouse pen pals, Maya Derkovic, told her detectives came to her and said they needed more evidence to support seeking the death penalty against Anthony and they were willing to fill in the holes in Derkovic’s story.

In a recorded phone call, career criminal Lunceford told Baez that Derkovic admitted to Lunceford she “started creating a story” about Anthony.

Derkovic reportedly asked Lunceford, “What can I get out of this if I know about the murder?” According to Lunceford, she replied, “If you’re a state witness, you can get a lot.”

Casey Anthony: Happy Birthday Caylee!

August 10, 2009

Unfortunately, this ended up in my drafts folder yesterday and didn’t get posted until this morning.

Yesterday, August 9, would have been Caylee Anthony’s 4th birthday. It’s hard to believe that we have been following this case for a year and are still awaiting a trial, which will not happen until 2010 at the earliest.

Next Sunday will be my daughter’s 4th birthday. I’m looking forward to celebrating the day with her and the family. It’s a tragedy that Caylee Anthony can not do the same with hers.

From MyFox Orlando:

It’s a birthday that should have been filled with cake and presents, but Caylee Marie Anthony never lived to see it.  Sunday, August 9, 2009 would’ve been Caylee’s fourth birthday.

To mark the occasion, her grandparents– George and Cindy Anthony, attended a private church ceremony at the East Side Baptist church in Orlando.  Sources tell us that the Anthony’s were also re-baptized.

When the ceremony was over, the Anthony’s along with other church attendees, family and friends, released balloons into the air.   Caylee’s mom, Casey Anthony, is charged with murdering her daughter.

Casey Anthony: Hearing Set for Next Week

August 10, 2009

For those of you who have been waiting for another hearing, it seems that lawyers will be back in Orange County Circuit Court on August 21 to discuss an abundance of motions filed last month by defense attorney Jose Baez.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

One of the motions asks that Tim Miller, head of search group Texas EquuSearch, be certified as a material witness in the case. The defense argues Miller has crucial information on how efforts were conducted.

Another motion asks a judge to put off the trial in the check fraud case against Anthony.

Baez and fellow defense attorney Andrea Lyon argued they’re too busy preparing for Anthony’s first-degree murder case to handle the check fraud case.