Posted tagged ‘CBS Early Show’

Details Emerge in Murder of Steve McNair

October 20, 2009

It seems that the girlfriend of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair had grown frustrated with their relationship and was struggling with financial difficulties in the days leading up to their deaths back in July.

From USA Today:

Nashville police have released new details about the investigation into Steve McNair’s murder that show Sahel Kazemi had asked McNair for money and sent text messages about needing to be with him in the few days prior to their deaths on July 4.

The details were released in the middle of a two-part series aired on CBS’ Early Show criticizing the police investigation into the murder-suicide, although police officials have been working on a summary report of the investigation for several weeks.

From CNN:

McNair, 36, and Sahel Kazemi, 20, were found fatally shot in a condominium in downtown Nashville on July 4. Police have since ruled their deaths a murder-suicide.

“My life is just s— and I should end it,” Kazemi said the night before the couple were found dead, according to Sonya New, her shift manager at a Dave & Busters restaurant. New also said Kazemi was not her usual self and seemed down.

Though McNair was a married father of four, he was seeing Kazemi and at least one other woman, Leah Ignagni, according to Nashville police. McNair had spent the night at Ignagni’s apartment on July 2, two nights before he was killed, Ignagni told police.

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Casey Anthony: Mother Contemplated Suicide

April 23, 2009

First it was George Anthony, now it appears that Cindy had similar thoughts as well.

It must be a very stressful time for both George and Cindy, losing their two year old granddaughter, and having their daughter charged with her murder. I can’t say that I wouldn’t think about it either.

From CBS News:

In the second part of an exclusive Early Show interview, Cindy Anthony told co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez she had her brush with suicidal thoughts in July. That’s when she reported to police that Caylee was missing.

During part one of the interview, her husband and Caylee’s grandfather, George Anthony, discussed the time he attempted to take his own life, in January.

Previously, it had only been public knowledge that George had tried.

“George and I are living the same nightmare,” Cindy said to Rodriguez. ” … I can’t judge George for certain things that he’s done. You know? I understand certain things. I understand his suicide attempt. A lot of people don’t know: I was there, too. I wrote suicide notes back in the end of July and August. No one knows that.

“(I wrote the notes) because I couldn’t bear not having Kaylie around and not knowing what happened to her. And I wanted — you get to a point when you miss someone so much, that you think life’s not worth living.”

And what kept her from going through with it?

“Actually,” Cindy responded, “Casey. Once Casey came home, the first time that Casey came home, the very first night — being able to see her and hug her.”

Casey Anthony: Who’s Running This Circus?

April 23, 2009

Another great post today by The TV Guy, Hal Boedeker discussing the “circus” that is the Casey Anthony story.

It seems that a crime-victims’ advocate believes that George and Cindy Anthony are, in fact, the “ringmasters” of this circus. Well, they’re making the rounds again. A new voicemail also demonstrates Cindy contradicting herself.

Let the circus continue!

From the Orlando Sentinel:

“To me this whole thing with the Anthonys is like a big circus, and George and Cindy are the ringmasters,” Claire Fielding told WFTV-Channel 9. Her daughter, Debbie, was kidnapped and murdered in downtown Orlando nine years ago.

Yet the Anthonys are off the agenda of a homicide victims’ conference next month in Connecticut.

“George Anthony appears to be trying to reinvent himself into another John Walsh,” WFTV’s Kathi Belich said.

The stations yesterday examined how the Anthonys’ comments to “The Early Show” contradicted earlier statements.

WFTV played an audio tape from July in which Cindy Anthony told authorities that she believed Casey was involved in Caylee’s disappearance — and that she didn’t act alone. “Casey had to have had help,” Cindy said then.

WFTV’s Jeff Deal called that comment “startling.” Casey is charged with Caylee’s murder.

Casey Anthony: Voicemail Says She “Needed Help”

April 22, 2009

WFTV is reporting that they have obtained a voicemail (is it new?) that  Cindy Anthony left with one of the main detectives on the case.

According to the article, “the phone message seems to contradict public statements the Anthony’s made during a nationally-televised interview on Wednesday, saying they did not believe Casey would hurt her daughter.”

From WFTV:

As the complex and layered story continues to develop, the voicemail message gives a better idea of Cindy Anthony’s mindset in the days following her granddaughter’s disappearance.

Casey’s mother, Cindy Anthony, left the message for Sgt. John Allen, one of the lead detectives in the case, in July 2008. In the message, Cindy Anthony tried to emphasize that she was trying to help the investigation (listen to message).

“I’m very sorry, because I’ve been more bent over backwards than anybody else in this investigation,” Cindy Anthony said. “Casey had to have help, no matter what the scenario might be, so there are people who know that information.”

The message is nearly four minutes long and was recorded in the very early stages in the search for Caylee Anthony. Cindy offered help, suggesting one photo of Caylee may have been taken at the apartment of mystery babysitter Zenaida Gonzales (see that photo).

Casey Anthony: Parents Believe in Her Innocence

April 22, 2009

During their interview with Maggie Rodriguez on the CBS Early Show this morning, George Anthony and Cindy Anthony offered support for their daughter, Casey Anthony. They also believe that more information will come out during her daughter’s murder’s trial to prove her innocence.

I can’t even imagine what it would be like to have a daughter charged with the murder of your two year old granddaughter. Thoughts?

From the Orlando Sentinel:

George Anthony told CBS Early Show co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez said he doesn’t think it is possible that his daughter would hurt anyone, especially Caylee.

“I’ve seen the love every single day that she had for her,” George Anthony said. “She wouldn’t hurt her.”

The Anthonys were accompanied by lawyer Brad Conway, who said they are “anxiously awaiting” details that will come up during trial.

Cindy Anthony said her daughter is presumed innocent.

“I think the truth will come out at trial,” Cindy Anthony said.