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Casey Anthony: Hearing Today Focuses on “Death Band”

March 23, 2011

The defense is arguing today why certain hair evidence should be excluded from Casey Anthony’s first-degree murder trial.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Assistant State Attorney Jeff Ashton questioned FBI fiber examiner Karen Korsberg Lowe via video conference this morning. She is answering questions about hair evidence and “postmortem root banding.”

Such banding is a dark coloration on or near the hair root that studies say appear in deceased individuals.

A hair strand found near the left side of the trunk liner of the Pontiac Sunfire that Anthony was driving before her daughter disappeared showed such signs of decomposition.

A comparison to hair taken from Caylee’s brush and DNA taken from Casey Anthony showed neither the mother nor daughter could be excluded as the source of the hair.

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Casey Anthony: Some Bizarre Behavior in the Anthony Home

March 23, 2010

Hal Boedeker has a great post this evening which discusses Tim Miller of Texas EquuSearch and the actions that he witnessed while he was in and out of the Anthony home back in 2008.

For the whole post, please click on the link below.

From The TV Guy:

George Anthony had nearly persuaded daughter Casey to identify where Caylee’s remains were — until Cindy Anthony stepped in, WFTV-Channel 9 reported tonight.

The station highlighted that incident from summer 2008 described by Tim Miller, founder of Texas EquuSearch. That group’s volunteers searched for the toddler’s remains, which a meter reader found in December 2008.

“From Tim Miller’s account, it appears that Casey knew more than she let on,” WFTV anchor Liz Artz said.

“From what Miller says, he suspected George and Cindy thought Casey knew more, judging by their bizarre actions,” WFTV’s Kathi Belich said. “George pressed Casey to mark a spot on the map to search. Cindy blew up and made Miller leave the house, and Casey went to her room.”

Casey Anthony: More Evidence Released

March 23, 2010

Looks like a bunch of new evidence has been released.

I mentioned the witness list in my last post but there’s quite a lot more on this busy day.

Nothing Earth shattering, but still worth discussing.

From WESH:

The nearly 1,000 pages of evidence included results for hair samples, photos from the wooded area where Caylee Anthony was found, e-mails and interview transcripts.

One e-mail sent to Texas EquuSearch leader Tim Miller was from a volunteer who encouraged investigators to take a closer look at the woods off Suburban Drive in east Orange County near the Anthony family home. (Read Davis’ Statement)

Several interview transcripts, including interviews with Texas EquuSearch volunteers, were also included in the documents released.

One transcript between investigators and Miller found the Texas EquuSearch leader recalling being inside the Anthony family home with Casey Anthony, George Anthony and Cindy Anthony. Miller said he pulled out a map and George Anthony asked Casey Anthony to point to a location on the map where she thought volunteers should search for Caylee.

Miller said the question infuriated Cindy Anthony and she asked the EquuSearch volunteers to leave the home. Casey Anthony then went back to her bedroom.

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.