Posted tagged ‘Roy Kronk’

Casey Anthony: Roy Kronk Paid $15,000 for Photo

June 29, 2011

According to testimony from Roy Kronk yesterday, ABC News paid him $15,000 to license a photo of a snake in exchange for an interview about his finding of Caylee Anthony’s remains.

From TV Newser:

Attorney: Did you go on “Good Morning America” show?
Kronk: Yes, sir.
Attorney: When did you do that?
Kronk: It was in January, but I don’t remember the exact date, sir.
Attorney: And did you get paid for doing that?
Kronk: I was paid for — I was paid for a licensed picture of a snake but I knew there would probably be an interview involved, so.
Attorney: Were you paid $15,000 for doing that, sir?
Kronk: I was paid $15,000 for a licensed picture of the snake, sir.

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Casey Anthony: Roy Kronk Expected to Testify

June 28, 2011

The defense is expected to call Roy Kronk to the witness stand today in what many believe will be a key moment in the defense teams strategy.

Those who have followed the case closely over the past couple of years know about Roy Kronk, but we must always remember that for those who may not be as knowledgeable, this is the first time that they have heard the names we know all to well and the testimony that they’re giving.

Should be interesting…

From CBS News:

Kronk has been summoned to the Orange County Courthouse by Anthony’s defense team, fueling speculation that he will be called to the stand, reports CBS affiliate WKMG.

He found Caylee’s remains in December 2008 in a wooded lot near the Anthony family’s east Orange County home. Caylee was reported missing in July 2008, about a month after she was last seen alive.

The defense claims that Kronk placed Caylee’s body in the woods, so he could receive the reward money for finding the toddler.

Casey Anthony: Photos of Caylee’s Skull Shown to Jury

June 9, 2011

Note: If you are looking for original crime scene photos, you can find links here. Please note that I do not have (and wouldn’t post if I did have) a photo of the remains/skull.

Jurors in the trial of accused murderer Casey Anthony were shown graphic photos this morning, including one of a skull of her daughter, Caylee Anthony.

After Judge Perry warned members of the jury and others in the courtroom with “queasy stomachs” to control their emotions, the prosecution displayed photos taken on December 11, 2008, in the woods near the Anthony’s family home.

From the Associated Press:

Casey Anthony cried, dabbed her eyes with a tissue and looked away as pictures of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee’s skull were displayed in an Orlando courtroom.

Judge Belvin Perry warned people in the courtroom Thursday morning that graphic photos would be shown. He asked anyone who might get queasy to leave during a short recess before prosecutors called a crime scene investigator from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Casey Anthony: Expect Pictures of Caylee’s Remains

June 9, 2011

Note: If you are looking for original crime scene photos, you can find links here. Please note that I do not have (and wouldn’t post if I did have) a photo of the remains/skull.

It does appear that pictures of Caylee Anthony’s remains will be on display during the trial of her mother, accused murderer Casey Anthony.

UPDATE: Photos of Caylee Anthony’s skull were on display in the courtroom.

From ABC News:

The testimony of Lee Anthony came moments before the judge warned court spectators that grim photos of Caylee Anthony’s decomposed body would be entered as evidence and would be viewed by the court.

Caylee’s remains were found in a wooded area near the Anthony family home in December 2008. Today, jurors listened to the 911 recording that reported the discovery of a human skull in a wooded area near the Anthony’s family home. That skull would turn out to be part of Caylee’s remains.

The skull was found by meter reader, Roy Kronk. Legal experts believe the defense will attempt to villify Kronk.

Casey Anthony: Jury Hears Her Interview with Police

June 2, 2011

Jurors today listened to to Casey Anthony’s hour-long interview with detectives the day after Caylee was reported missing back in 2008.

From the Associated Press:

Lead detective Yuri Melich took the stand again Thursday morning, on the eighth day of testimony in Anthony’s murder trial. The Orlando woman is accused of killing her daughter Caylee.

Anthony told detectives Caylee had called her a day earlier, saying, “Hi, Mommy,” before talking about books and shoes.

She also said during the interview that she would never be able to forgive herself.

“My mom flat out told me yesterday she will never be able to forgive me,” Casey Anthony said.

As Melich and another detective peppered her with questions, Anthony said she asked the child to let her talk to an adult, but the phone went dead.

Anthony, 25, insisted she was not lying when she said a baby sitter kidnapped Caylee on June 9, 2008.

Casey Anthony: Defendant Lied About Universal Studios Job

June 2, 2011

Leonard Turtora, assistant manager of loss prevention at Universal Studios, has testified that after he was contacted by authorities, he searched through the Universal Studios employee database and found that Casey Anthony had not worked there in years.

From CNN:

According to testimony, Anthony claimed to work as an event planner at Universal Studios until after Caylee was reported missing.

During the police investigation, lead detective Yuri Melich called Anthony and put her on a speakerphone with Turtora, who testified she insisted she worked there and gave a Thomas Manley as her supervisor. Manley also was not found in the database. During the call, Melich asked her if she was an event planner for marketing or entertainment, Turtora testified, and she said a little bit of both. “I knew that couldn’t be true,” Turtora said.

Eventually, Anthony was forced to own up to the lie after detectives brought her to Universal Studios and met Turtora there. She directed them to a building Turtora said he knew was not an events building.

“Melich began to look around and asked if we were in the events building,” Turtora said. “Ms. Anthony looked at me, put her hands in her back pocket and stated, ‘I don’t work here.'”

Casey Anthony: Defendant Lied About Boyfriend

June 2, 2011

During his testimony, Jeff Hopkins, an alleged “a wealthy suitor”, testified that while he knew Casey Anthony from middle school, her claims of dating him and his introducing her to Zenaida Gonzalez were not true.

From CNN:

Hopkins, 26, said his name wasn’t even Jeffrey Michael Hopkins — the name Anthony had given as a wealthy suitor living in Jacksonville, with a son named Zachary.

Anthony’s mother, Cindy Anthony, previously testified her daughter spoke often about Hopkins, describing him as a former coworker at Universal who had introduced her to Gonzalez, purportedly employed as a nanny for Casey Anthony’s 2-year-old daughter Caylee. The two began dating, Casey Anthony had claimed.

After Caylee went missing June 16, 2008, Casey Anthony stayed away from her parents’ house for weeks, telling her mother she and her daughter were spending time with Hopkins in Jacksonville, Florida, where he lived.