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Casey Anthony: Newly Released Documents Analysis “On The Record”

February 19, 2009

This is a full transcript from the February 18 episode of “On the Record” with Greta Van Susteren featuring in-depth analysis of the newly released documents in the Casey Anthony case.

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.

Will this be enough to convict Casey?

From Fox News:

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: In my hands I’m holding hundreds of pages of newly released documents in the Caylee Anthony murder case, the contents disturbing at best.

There’s new information about specific clues found at the scene where Caylee’s duct-taped skull was found, and that’s just the beginning. Joining us live is Adam Longo, reporter for WKMG Radio.

Tell me, Adam, what do these new documents show?

ADAM LONGO, REPORTER, WKMG RADIO: Greta, there are several things that these documents point out, namely there’s talk about duct tape that was found wrapped around little Caylee’s skull. Apparently the authorities have been able to match that same brand of duct tape to a piece of duct tape found in the Anthony home.

Of course, it’s not absolutely conclusive if this is the exact same duct tape, that according to defense sources tonight.

We call also tell you that there’s information in these hundreds of pages of documents about a friend of Casey Anthony’s. There’s also new information about the meter reader who found Caylee’s body in December.

Apparently back in August he reported to friends of his that he was standing with, that hey guys, look other there, it looks like a skull. And then two days later a deputy came out and said “Mr. Kronk, we think you’re wasting the county’s time.”

And then, of course, it was four months later when he did actually make that discovery.

So in going through all these documents today, we did find that there is a big effort on the part of law enforcement to try to trace items found at the crime scene there when Caylee’s body was found and try to trace them back to times recovered at the Anthony home that was searched twice, once just later that day after the remains were discovered. Greta?

VAN SUSTEREN: Has there been any response from the defense team after this latest document dump? The public does, under Florida law, get to see this, but have they responded to these documents?

LONGO: Right. And, actually, for the first time, we’ve seen a concerted effort by the part of the defense to reach out and try to talk about some of this discovery that was released today.

They are calling it, quote, a lot of the forensic tests that are contained in here, they’re calling it “junk science,” and they’re also saying it’s very important to point out that nobody’s fingerprints were found on the duct tape that was recovered that was wrapped around Caylee’s skull. They say that there’s much to be learned from what’s in these documents, and also what’s not in them.

VAN SUSTEREN: You say that there’s no finger prints on the duct tape. There’s rather one unfortunate piece of information for the defense on that, and on the duct tape around the babe’s skull was an imprint from a heart-shaped sticker.

LONGO: Right.

VAN SUSTEREN: And according to another document I have, when they searched the home of Caylee Anthony, they found a sheet of multicolored heart-shaped stickers which had been cut in half. So it’s not like these stickers were remote to the child.

LONGO: Right. The defense is pointing out tonight, though, that the heart sticker found at the crime scene is not the same as the sheet of stickers that was found at the Anthony home.

Also, if you look, there are two c.d.’s that were handed out to us today from the clerk’s office containing some 700 pictures.

And while there might have been an impression of the heart shape on the duct tape they’re saying was wrapped around Caylee’s mouth, the sticker was actually not fixed to any duct tape. It was found attached to a piece of cardboard. There is a photo of that there at the scene.

And, again, defense sources are saying that’s not the same sticker as any of the stickers that were recovered from inside the Anthony family home.

VAN SUSTEREN: Any idea how Casey Anthony is doing in jail?

LONGO: The jail will not release certain things about her emotional state or how she is doing, as you put it.

But we have learned, again from this discovery today, apparently on the day when it was discovered that her remains were located and when she was notified, she apparently had some sort of nervous breakdown there in jail and had to be medicated. And that’s really the last we’ve heard anything about her emotional condition behind bars.

VAN SUSTEREN: I don’t think we could read anything into it. That could be a sign of a guilty person getting caught or an innocent person being stunned by the shock of finding a child murdered, right?

LONGO: And that’s for the analysts to say, not for me.

VAN SUSTEREN: That’s the least of her problems. It’s more the forensic evidence that may come back to haunt her and give her lots of problems.

Adam, thank you.

Watch Greta’s interview

Former LAPD homicide detective Mark Fuhrman joins us live. Mark, have you looked through any of these documents, and your thoughts?

MARK FUHRMAN, FORMER LAPD HOMICIDE DETECTIVE: I have. And I thought it was insightful, some of the comments that the reporter made and yourself.

The one thing that stands out for me is there is one thing that is very hard to have a coincidence-that cloth laundry bag that was found at the scene was a certain brand. It had a brand tag inside, it was cloth, and it was inside of a black plastic bag, which, obviously Caylee Anthony was inside, or her remains.

Inside the Anthony home in the laundry room there was the same brand, same type, size, color cloth bag that was inside of a black plastic bag, supposedly to be used for laundry.

Now, there is such a flow of this investigation. Let’s not forget that on June 16th, that is when Casey Anthony actually backed her car into the garage, and that is also the day that she borrowed a shovel.

And all these items we’re seeing recovered and identified in the Anthony home are coming from the Anthony home and in a certain area that we know Casey Anthony was not only at, but she borrowed a shovel from the neighbor.

VAN SUSTEREN: The defense will, and I’ve done this myself, when you’re trying to poke holes in the prosecution’s case, which is the job of the defense lawyer, talks about that these are just coincidences.

The problem is, though, is that when you have so many coincidences that it’s really hard not to — it’s a problem. You have the duct tape coincidence. You have the laundry bag coincidence. You have the sticker coincidence. You have the lies, no concern, not reporting the child.

That’s the problem. If it was just one thing, Casey wouldn’t have such a problem. But the problem is there are so many things.

FUHRMAN: Greta, and the biggest problem that the defense has is the lie that Casey Anthony comes up with, was Zenaida Gonzalez.

Some of these things can be a coincidence, but when you put all the blame onto your nanny, Zenaida Gonzalez, who was fictitious in her role as the nanny for Casey Anthony taking care of Caylee, and then having that person never be at the Anthony home yet acquire all these items that they’re finding inside the Anthony home in an innocent state, and then finding them at the location of the final resting place of Caylee Anthony.

But I want to say that the Orange County sheriff’s department has identified three crime scenes. One is the Anthony home, where they believe and I believe that that’s where the homicide occurred. That is where the first disposal of the body either went from that home or in a close vicinity of that home.

And then the final resting place was, of course, in some period before the 27th when the car was dumped, that the decomposing body of Caylee was put in the car, and that evidence was left in the car.

So all these problems, the defense doesn’t just have one crime scene problem that Casey’s connected with, or even two. They have three.

And I would agree with you. The coincidence starts becoming not only not believable, it starts creating the motion picture of a murder, and I think that’s what we have in this case.

VAN SUSTEREN: And I imagine having to explain all of them away.

But the other thing too is that her parents will also be called to the witness stand, and they have some information that no doubt is going to be — go ahead.

FUHRMAN: Greta, when you bring up Cindy Anthony and their testimony. When they did the search warrant in December, about a week after the discovery of Caylee Anthony’s remains, they were looking for certain items that they were trying to identify things from the Anthony home.

And one was a Winnie the Pooh blanket that was supposedly found at the scene that had been faded from the weather. And Cindy Anthony had made a spontaneous exclamation that we’re missing a Winnie the Pooh blanket of Caylee’s.

Now, that doesn’t get any better for testimony than that. They are not asking-they make a statement of what they’re looking for, and she states it’s missing. I think that’s another powerful pieces of evidence.

VAN SUSTEREN: Mark, thank you.

FUHRMAN: Thanks, Greta.

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Casey Anthony: “The Happiest I’ve Been in a Long Time”

February 19, 2009

This is what’s written in an entry by Casey Anthony in a diary submission written June 21st, just days after the disappearance of her two year old daughter, Caylee Anthony.

I wrote about this last night but am still curious as to the date of the the diary submission. Was this in 2003? Was it in 2008? What is she talking about? Could it be about “boy” problems? Or is it about the death of Caylee?

I’d like to hear more about what you think. What is Casey talking about and when was this diary entry written? Too many questions, too few answers. We’ve seen the crime scene photos as well as all the other evidence.

Will this be enough to convict Casey?

From People Magazine:

“I have no regrets, just a bit worried,” Anthony wrote in a journal entry dated June 21. “I completely trust my own judgment I know that I made the right decision. I just hope that the end justifies the means.”

The handwritten diary continues, “This is the happiest that I have been in a very long time.”

2008: Caylee Anthony, Barack Obama and More…

January 2, 2009

First before I go any further in recapping 2008, I want to say thank you to the more than 275,000 people who have taken the time to stop by, read and leave a comment on my site. When I started this blog back in August, I never thought that I would reach 1,000 readers, much less nearly 300,000! It absolutely blows my mind!!!

As most of you already know, I only blog for fun during the spare time I have before work, after work and after the kids have gone to bed at night. I’m not a professional. I don’t break the news, I just pass along stories that I find of interest and hope to spark discussion amongst those who stop by the site. I did get interviewed by MSNBC for an article that came out this week. That was pretty cool, possibly the highlight of my year!

Judging by the number of people who have visited the site, it seems that a lot of you have many of the same interests that I have, and I appreciate you taking the time to read! 🙂 I have enjoyed reading each and every comment that has been left and every email that has been sent to me @ roaddawg33@aol.com. (I read them all and try to respond to all as well) Feel free to drop a line anytime via email or visit me on Twitter, Facebook or MySpace.

I would  have to say that the  most read stories I have posted this year have been about Casey and Caylee Anthony. This has been a truly sad story from the beginning. The loss of a little girl who none of us knew until July who it seems was taken by her own mother. (Yes, I believe that she did it and more than likely her family knew about it at some point in time).

I have said this before, and I’ll say it again: I wish that I never had to cover this story. I wish that Caylee Anthony was still alive, with a loving family, celebrating the holidays. I wish that she had the opportunity to grow up, go to school, get married and start a family of her own. Having a 3 and 1 year old is the greatest experience I’ve had in my life. I can’t understand how anyone would ever harm their own child. It makes ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE TO ME!

Unfortunately, not all people live with the same morals and values in this life. This has been a tragedy and I hope that closure will come with the trial in 2009 and those who were a part of the death of a sweet, innocent young child, will face the consequences that they deserve.

When I started the blog in August, I thought that I would only be covering politics, music and sports. I went to my fair share of concerts including: Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Gary Allan, LeeAnn Rhimes, Phil Vassar, Lonestar and Luke Bryan. All were great shows and I can’t wait for another lineup of great acts to come through the Bay Area in 2009. Thanks to KRTY for all the great shows at the Rodeo Club! Bring back Phil Vassar!!!! Best show of ’08.

The Olympics took up quite a bit of my time this summer, watching Michael Phelps run for 8 gold medals in Beijing. Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh also dominated Women’s Volleyball again this year (and Misty got her butt slapped by the President) and who can forget the US Dream Team taking home the gold!

The 2008 Presidential race was one for the ages! In the end, Barack Obama defeated his Republican counterpart John McCain in what could be considered a convincing fashion. Saturday Night Live made Tina Fey famous once again for her impressions of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

There’s been a lot more this year that I just don’t have time to mention: TechCrunch Vs. PR, The Economy and much, much more. You can take a look back through the archives and see what has been discussed. I know there has been a lot! Thanks again to everyone who has taken time out of their day to stop by Kreuzer’s Korner. I’ll try to keep you updated, as always, with the news that I find interesting next year!

Happy New Year Everyone! Here’s to a GREAT 2009!

John Kreuzer

Caylee Anthony Investigators Distance Themselves From Each Other

January 2, 2009

As reports circulate that two private investigators who worked for the Anthony family may have visited the site where Caylee Anthony’s remains were found, one of the investigators is coming forward to distance himself from the other.

From MyFox Orlando:

Published reports said this week that the private investigators had made videotapes they took while in the area where the remains were found, before they were actually found.

Dominic Casey of D&A Investigations said Thursday that James Hoover, the other private investigator associated with this case, and the man who is alleged by some to have made the videotapes, is not employed by his agency.

Casey said Hoover simply showed up at the Anthony’s door one day and offered to help them deal with protesters free of charge, and the Anthony’s allowed it

According to Casey he’s the only private investigator working on the case for the Anthony’s and admitted he went to the site where the remains were found November 15th.

“I went out there to determine if it really was a place where teens hung out,” Casey said.

Casey added that he was taking photos to document information found in discovery documents that stated it was a teen hang out.  He said he was looking for items such as beer bottles, makeshift chairs and similar items.

While he was there, Casey said that James Hoover snuck up on him.

“As I turned around, Hoover was standing there with a video camera,” Casey said.  “I said, ‘What are you doing here?’  He said, ‘I thought you might want help.’  I said, ‘James, that’s completely inappropriate’.”

Casey took photos of the area and said he’s turned over his photos to the Anthony’s attorney, to give to prosecutors.

According to Casey, James Hoover now claims his video no longer exists, that he taped over it.

“I would be interested to talking with James Hoover myself,” Casey said.  “I have over 40 phone calls in to him and he has not returned my phone calls.”

Caylee Anthony’s Grandparents Seeking Immunity

January 1, 2009

Are they or aren’t they? I’ve been hearing this for a couple of days now and have a great discussion going on another post on this very topic.

Now, Fox News has posted an article and I am curious as to what you think. Do you believe  that immunity is on the table and if George and Cindy are asking for it? What could they say that they would need immunity? What does this mean for their daughter Casey? Thoughts?

FYI: I’ve also added this post since I needed to reset the date and time of the blog to the correct date and time so if you’ve been commenting on the other discussion, please feel free to carry the conversation over here 🙂

From the article:

A lawyer for George and Cindy Anthony reportedly asked that the couple be protected when questioned by prosecutors regarding the case, the Sentinel reported. At this point, no deal has been set.

Caylee Anthony, who would have turned 3 in August, was reported missing on July 15, about a month after the girl was last seen. Her whereabouts were a mystery until skeletal remains were found by a meter reader earlier this month about half a mile from George and Cindy Anthony’s home.

Caylee’s mother, Casey Anthony, remains jailed on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter and four counts of lying to investigators about the disappearance of her daughter. Her trial is set to begin in March.

Cindy and George Anthony have said they plan a private memorial and funeral for their granddaughter and have no plans to visit their daughter in an Orange County jail. Investigators told the Sentinel that further questioning of the Anthonys would wait until after the funeral.

Caylee Anthony and More…A Look Back at 2008

January 1, 2009

First before I go any further in recapping 2008, I want to say thank you to the more than 270,000 people who have taken the time to stop by, read and leave a comment on my site. When I started this blog back in August, I never thought that I would reach 1,000 readers, much less nearly 300,000! It absolutely blows my mind!!!

As most of you already know, I only blog for fun during the spare time I have before work, after work and after the kids have gone to bed at night. I’m not a professional. I don’t break the news, I just pass along stories that I find of interest and hope to spark discussion amongst those who stop by the site. I did get interviewed by MSNBC for an article that came out this week. That was pretty cool, possibly the highlight of my year!

Judging by the number of people who have visited the site, it seems that a lot of you have many of the same interests that I have, and I appreciate you taking the time to read! 🙂 I have enjoyed reading each and every comment that has been left and every email that has been sent to me @ roaddawg33@aol.com. (I read them all and try to respond to all as well) Feel free to drop a line anytime via email or visit me on Twitter, Facebook or MySpace.

I would  have to say that the  most read stories I have posted this year have been about Casey and Caylee Anthony. This has been a truly sad story from the beginning. The loss of a little girl who none of us knew until July who it seems was taken by her own mother. (Yes, I believe that she did it and more than likely her family knew about it at some point in time).

I have said this before, and I’ll say it again: I wish that I never had to cover this story. I wish that Caylee Anthony was still alive, with a loving family, celebrating the holidays. I wish that she had the opportunity to grow up, go to school, get married and start a family of her own. Having a 3 and 1 year old is the greatest experience I’ve had in my life. I can’t understand how anyone would ever harm their own child. It makes ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE TO ME!

Unfortunately, not all people live with the same morals and values in this life. This has been a tragedy and I hope that closure will come with the trial in 2009 and those who were a part of the death of a sweet, innocent young child, will face the consequences that they deserve.

When I started the blog in August, I thought that I would only be covering politics, music and sports. I went to my fair share of concerts including: Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Gary Allan, LeeAnn Rhimes, Phil Vassar, Lonestar and Luke Bryan. All were great shows and I can’t wait for another lineup of great acts to come through the Bay Area in 2009. Thanks to KRTY for all the great shows at the Rodeo Club! Bring back Phil Vassar!!!! Best show of ’08.

The Olympics took up quite a bit of my time this summer, watching Michael Phelps run for 8 gold medals in Beijing. Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh also dominated Women’s Volleyball again this year (and Misty got her butt slapped by the President) and who can forget the US Dream Team taking home the gold!

The 2008 Presidential race was one for the ages! In the end, Barack Obama defeated his Republican counterpart John McCain in what could be considered a convincing fashion. Saturday Night Live made Tina Fey famous once again for her impressions of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (who’s daughter gave birth to a baby boy this week).

There’s been a lot more this year that I just don’t have time to mention: TechCrunch Vs. PR, The Economy and much, much more. You can take a look back through the archives and see what has been discussed. I know there has been a lot! Thanks again to everyone who has taken time out of their day to stop by Kreuzer’s Korner. I’ll try to keep you updated, as always, with the news that I find interesting next year!

I’ll be heading off to the Seattle/Tacoma Airport tomorrow afternoon (if you can find me, stop by and say hi…Southwest Airlines) to fly back to San Jose after a week in the snowy Pacific Northwest, but not before making a quick trip South to visit client Burgerville for a Pepper Bacon Cheeseburger, French Fries and my favorite: a Vanilla Shake! Centralia…here I come!

Happy New Year Everyone! Here’s to a GREAT 2009!

John Kreuzer

Casey Anthony’s Parents Won’t Help Prosecution Without Immunity Deal

December 31, 2008

In checking out The TV Guy at the Orlando Sentinel (GREAT blog by the way) I saw that Casey Anthony’s parents, George and Cindy, have stated that they will only cooperate in their daughters prosecution “if their words aren’t used against them.”

Very interesting for sure. We’ve heard discussions of immunity before and now it appears that they may actually be looking towards this. Are they finally ready to concede that their daughter is a murderer? Thoughts?

From the post:

At 6 p.m. WESH-Channel 2 then turned to the Caylee Anthony saga. Bob Kealing reported that the attorney for George and Cindy Anthony says they will cooperate in daughter Casey’s prosecution — “only if their words aren’t used against them.”

Attorney Brad Conway told Kealing, “We’ve discussed immunity, and I won’t put them in a room until I get it.”

Private detective Dominic Casey, who protected Casey Anthony and worked for her attorney Jose Baez, is willing to talk to investigators, Kealing reported. Casey Anthony is charged with her child’s murder.

Conway told Kealing that Casey Anthony’s team has not completed a second autopsy on the toddler and so no announcement on a funeral can be made.

From Fox News:

A lawyer for George and Cindy Anthony reportedly asked that the couple be protected when questioned by prosecutors regarding the case, the Sentinel reported. At this point, no deal has been set.

Caylee Anthony, who would have turned 3 in August, was reported missing on July 15, about a month after the girl was last seen. Her whereabouts were a mystery until skeletal remains were found by a meter reader earlier this month about half a mile from George and Cindy Anthony’s home.

Caylee’s mother, Casey Anthony, remains jailed on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter and four counts of lying to investigators about the disappearance of her daughter. Her trial is set to begin in March.

Cindy and George Anthony have said they plan a private memorial and funeral for their granddaughter and have no plans to visit their daughter in an Orange County jail. Investigators told the Sentinel that further questioning of the Anthonys would wait until after the funeral.