Daily Archives: June 15, 2011

State rests in Casey Anthony case – Surprise defense witness revealed

The state rested its case today – leaving unanswered questions and gaping holes in the case.  Judge Perry denied the defense motion for acquittal, not surprisingly allowing the jury to decide.  I won’t go into it but the state would not want me on the jury at this point in time.

The defense adds a surprise witness to their list, Vasco Thompson, an Orlando felon convicted on kidnapping charges in 1988. who is supposed to have had cell phone contact with George Anthony.  This is very curious.  It’s hard to believe anything they say, but it is interesting.

I think the state is grasping at straws to tie the murder to Casey.  I believe it is murder and certainly not an accident, but the state did not close the deal that it was Casey that killed her.  So that still leaves the ridiculous claim of accidental drowning hanging out there.  The defense has boxed themselves into a story that does not make sense.  I’ve heard of a murder being covered up by claiming an accident, but never an accident being covered up by claiming a murder.

The Orlando Sentinel reports today:

On the same day Chief Judge Belvin Perry denied a defense motion for acquittal, Casey Anthony‘s team introduced a new person to the murder case — an Orlando felon with a violent past.

The defense team’s amended witness list now includes Vasco Thompson, an Orlando felon convicted on kidnapping charges in 1988.

Court documents show Thompson is a “recently discovered witness through the ongoing efforts of defense investigators.”

Thompson, according to the filing, “was connected to George Anthony through his cell phone records.” Records show four calls between Caylee’s grandfather and Thompson on July 14, 2008 — a day before Cindy Anthony reported Caylee’s disappearance to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.


Posted:  06.15.11 @ 8:57 a.m.


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