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Casey Anthony: Trial Enters Day Two

May 25, 2011

As day two began in the Casey Anthony trial, the former roommate of Casey Anthony’s ex-boyfriend, Anthony Lazzaro, took the stand. He said that he met Caylee Anthony about two or three times at his apartment in 2008, though she never spent the night there with her mother.

The prosecution also called another former roommate of Lazzaro’s, Nathan Lezniewicz, who also said he met Caylee a few times, but reaffirmed that the toddler never spent the night at his apartment when Casey did.

From Fox News:

Cameron Campana was the first witness called by prosecutors on Wednesday. Campana is a club promoter in Cleveland who was attending Full Sail University in Orlando during 2008.

From Central Florida News:

When Caylee wasn’t there with her mother, Campana said Casey told him she was with a nanny. But Casey never told him Caylee was missing.

Lezniewicz, also a Full Sail graduate, said Casey began staying overnight in the third week of June in 2008. That’s around the same time Caylee disappeared. He described Casey as “normal,” and she and Lazzaro got along well.

Both Lezniewicz and Campana told the prosecutor that Casey told them she was an event planner at Universal Orlando Resort, and even promised them tickets to the premiere of the Batman film “The Dark Knight” in 2008.


Casey Anthony: Ex-Boyfriend Says George Anthony Abused Her

April 21, 2011

In a newly released deposition filed in court yesterday, Casey Anthony’s ex-boyfriend Tony Lazzaro said Anthony told him that her father, George Anthony, physically abused her.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

“From what I remember, I think it was just hitting – that she was physically abused,” Lazzaro told attorneys during a Feb. 18 deposition.

A transcript of that deposition was placed in the court file late Wednesday along with another deposition of Casey’s former friend Amy Huizenga.

He said Caylee never appeared to be neglected or abused, but when asked about Casey, Lazzaro said she had told him about being abused herself.

“I just don’t recall it being sexual in nature,” Lazzaro said. “It could have been. Honestly, it would have been much better to do this at that time. I just know she said that they didn’t live together and she made it sound like her dad was like this really bad guy.”

Casey Anthony: Attempted to Hire a Hitman?

November 4, 2010

One portion of the more than 900 documents released yesterday includes a letter and affidavit from a Michigan inmate, Curtis Jackson, who wrote that Casey asked him about hiring a hitman.

From CNN:

Jackson said that Casey “asked me in coded language if I knew of anyone who was willing to be paid to kill someone.” Jackson also wrote that Casey asked about disposing of children and if he knew which types of poison were untraceable. Jackson said he met Casey and her ex-boyfriend Anthony Lazzaro through a pen pal.

Casey Anthony: Anthony Lazzaro Wants Records Protected

August 26, 2010

Anthony Lazzaro filed a motion in court this morning attempting block a subpoena for his phone records dating back to January of 2009.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

The motion to quash, filed by Lazzaro attorney William Jay, states Lazzaro received a copy of a subpoena without deposition for phone records from January 2009 to the present.

An earlier ruling in the case held that this time frame was “not permitted to be the subject of a subpoena,” according to the motion. The timeframe permitted by the court ran from June 1, 2008, through Dec. 18, 2008, the filing states.

“Therefore, Anthony Lazzaro is requesting the court to enter an order quashing this subpoena,” the motion states.

Casey Anthony: Witness List Revealed

March 23, 2010

It looks like Zenaida Gonzalez’s witness list includes more than 150 people.

Included are Casey Anthony, man of her friends, George Anthony and Cindy Anthony and her defense attorney, Jose Baez.

There are additional names that can be found below. Looks like a “who’s who” in this case. Thoughts?

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Attorney John Morgan filed the witness list Friday in Orange County Circuit Court.

Also among the potential witnesses: Private investigators Dominic Casey and Jim Hoover; California bounty hunter Leonard Padilla, who helped post Casey Anthony’s bond; FBI agents; FDLE agents and detectives from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Morgan could call Anthony’s ex-boyfriends as witnesses — including Jesse Grund, Ricardo Morales and Anthony Lazzaro, according to his list.

Casey Anthony: More Evidence Released Today (April 6)

April 6, 2009

Prosecutors have released three DVDs containing interviews and other evidence they believe links Casey Anthony to the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Marie.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Dozens of documents, images and other media files are on the DVDs, including: – Images from Casey Anthony’s online photo account.

Many of the photos and images — including of Anthony and Anthony Lazzaro, her former boyfriend, were released earlier.

Cell phone records and images that appear to have been taken on a mobile phone.

Photos of private investigator Jim Hoover. He’s seen smiling with California bounty hunter Leonard Padilla in one photo. In another, he’s with George Anthony and Cindy Anthony.

Calendars covered with hand-written notes that appear to belong to detectives. Notes include when people spoke or last heard from Casey Anthony.

From Fox News:

The new files, released on DVDs, cover interviews with Roy Kronk, the utility worker who first alerted authorities to remains of a body in August, and the deputies who first responded to those calls.

There are also interviews with jail guards who oversaw Anthony when her daughter’s remains were found.

Click here for photos.

In February, the State Attorney’s Office in Orlando released documents showing the same type of laundry bag, duct tape and plastic bag discovered at the crime scene also were found in the house where Casey Anthony and the child lived.

Previously released court documents said that Casey Anthony hyperventilated and asked for medication when she was told about the discovery of Caylee’s remains.

Casey Anthony: How to Explain Her Skull Fixation

March 10, 2009

This is a full transcript from the March 9 episode of “On the Record” with Greta Van Susteren featuring a discussion about the recently released documents surrounding the case and some interesting insight into Casey Anthony’s  skull fixation.

There is some interesting dialogue in this interview between Van Susteren and those involved in the case and I know that we typically have a very lively discussion so please feel free to live your thoughts/comments.

As I said on a previous post, we’ve seen the crime scene photos as well as all the other evidence. What do you think?

Circumstantial case or is there enough evidence to convict? I know that many say that emotion doesn’t determine a case, but I’ve seen it happen before.


From Fox News:

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: Just when you think the Caylee Anthony murder case cannot get any weirder, it just has. Caylee’s mother Casey sits behind bars, charged with her daughter’s murder.

As you probably remember, a meter reader found Caylee’s skull in December just blocks from the house the toddler was living in. Now we are learning that weeks after Caylee’s disappearance, Casey began collecting photographs of skulls and sketches of kissing skeletons.

Joining us by phone is former LAPD homicide detective Mark Fuhrman, and in Orlando, Florida, defense attorney Diana Tennis.

Mark, first to you. Boy, it’s peculiar, is it not?

MARK FUHRMAN, FORMER LAPD HOMICIDE DETECTIVE: It is really strange, and I would like to know the source of the sketches and the pictures of skulls, Greta. But sometimes it is just coincidentally things that people do fall into something that they’re involved with. And sometimes they’re not connected, sometimes they’re directly connected.

But it does none get much stranger than this case, I agree with you.

VAN SUSTEREN: Diana, what do you make of this, and is this sort of a weird distraction for the rest of us to be consumed with it, or does it have some sort of evidentiary value for the prosecution?

DIANA TENNIS, DEFENSE ATTORNEY: Well, I suppose they’re going to try to make a lot of what a bizarre coincident this is.

But even if this were some sort of telling sign, it would have been months prior to the body being discovered or the body even potentially being reduced to skeletal remains.

And I do not know that I give this particular woman the foresight to see that far down the road, whether she had something to do with it or not.

So I think it is creepy, but I do not know that I put a whole lot of weight on it.

VAN SUSTEREN: I guess the plot thickens with that aspect to it.

Let me turn then to the issue of her ex-boyfriend, Tony Lazarro, Mark, who was wired by police and cooperated with police — not that he was in any trouble. I don’t mean that he was in any trouble.

But he was wired by the police and then went and spoke to Casey’s brother. What did the police get out of that?

Watch Greta’s interview

FUHRMAN: Well, I don’t know if they knew what they were going to get out of that, but I think that they have Tony, that either because of guilt that he didn’t know what was going on, that his suspicion or his belief that Casey actually killed her daughter or was responsible for her death.

Or there is some other mitigating factor that the police were able to convince Tony wear a wire.

I think it is good police work that they actually go with as many places as they can, because they really do not know what is going to turn up, because they are still looking for a cause of death. Even though they have declared in a homicide, they would like to fill in between the point the child was last seen in the trunk of the car decomposing and then where she was ultimately found.

VAN SUSTEREN: Diana, there are 1,100 pages of discovery that were recently released, and in reference to part that they had some discussion about what Tony got when he talked to Lee.

One of the things that I thought was interesting, not that there seems to be much question, but it says Lee Anthony-that’s the brother of Casey- said to Tony, the ex-boyfriend, that Casey Anthony never said anything about a nanny.

Although, however, he thought recalled a Zenaida how hung out at the Anthony home. And you know that Lee is going to be put on the stand and this whole Zenaida thing will just be put to rest, right?

TENNIS: I would be curious to see in the transcript of that conversation. I am not sure what terminology was used during it, but he did say that he remembered a Zenaida being at the home.

And it was obvious that her brother Lee, talking to this insider, and he did not know they were being tape-recorded, so obviously, Lee let down his guard a little bit, and still, I believe in his heart of hearts, believes his sister.

So I thought was kind of interesting. I thought it was interesting to see kind of a snapshot of the investigation.

In July 2008, they were obviously in overdrive, because at that point everybody had their suspicions, but they did not have a body, they did not really have a lot. And they were really going, as Mark pointed out, covering all of the bases and then some to try to come up with something.

VAN SUSTEREN: Go ahead, Mark.

FUHRMAN: Greta, you know what was interesting, when I sat down to talk to Lee last August in 2008, he was–in my impression–he was very, very convinced that Casey either knew or was involved in the disappearance of Caylee Anthony, and I don’t believe that he believed that his niece —

VAN SUSTEREN: The story —

FUHRMAN: The fact of what he was presenting when he decided that he was going to do his own investigation, I think actually put himself on the police radar right at that moment, because he was actually, in some regards, obstructing justice.

VAN SUSTEREN: Mark, Diana, thank you both very much.