Closing arguments set in Casey Anthony trial

Testimony is over and the closing arguments are scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, July 3, 2011.

One of the last things entered in evidence was George Anthony’s suicide note:

The following is George Anthony’s transcribed suicide letter that was entered into evidence and shown in court on day 43 of his daughter’s murder trial. Page 2 and 3 were illegible.

 Page 1:

Cynthia Marie,

 As you get this letter, this should be no surprise that I have decided to leave the earth, because I need to be with Caylee Marie. I cannot keep on going because it should be me that is gone from this earth, not her. I have lived many years. I am satisfied with my decision because I have never been the man you, Lee, Casey and & especially Caylee Marie deserved. I have never been the man any of you could count on. I have always let each of you down in more ways than I can remember. I do not feel sorry for myself. I am just sorry I burden all of you the way I have. My loss of life is meaningless. Cynthia Marie, you have always worked the hardest, given the most to me, and I have never “Thanked you.” 28+ years ago, you corrected me, a man who has now found his identity in life. What I mean is, you always challenged me the right way , and I always could never live up to your expectations. You have always been smarter, more knowledgeable & thought things thru & I love you for that.

 Page 2 and Page 3 are illegible.

 Page 4:

 I cannot be strong anymore. Caylee Marie, our grand-daughter I miss her. I miss her so much. I know you do too. You were always the one that provided for her. What did I provide? I blame myself for her being gone! You know for months, as a matter of fact, for a year or so, I brought stuff up, only to be told not to be negative. Caylee Marie I miss her. I miss her.. I want my family back. I sit here, falling apart, because I should have done more. She was so close to home, why was she there? Who placed her there? Why is she gone? Why? For months, you & I, especially you always questioned, why? I want this to go away for Casey! What happened? Why could she not come to us? Especially you, why not Lee? Who is involved with this stuff for Caylee? I am going crazy because I want to

 Page 5:

Go after these people Casey hung with prior to Caylee being gone. That is why I got that gun. I wanted to scare these people. You know. They know more than they have stated. You cannot – sugar coat, kid glove these people. They need hard knocks to get info from. Sure that will not bring Caylee Marie back, but was Casey threatened? You know, Casey does not deserve to be where she is! I miss her. I miss her so much. I am worried for her. Her personal safety is always on my mind. Stay to deal with so-so much, as I do you also! I have never wanted to my family for sorrow in any way. I realize families have ups & downs, but we have suffered our share & then some. Cynthia Marie, you have always deserved more &with me being gone you will. I have always brought you down. You know that. You are better off. Lee will be there for you. Mallory is such a great women. I see how you are with her. She is a Keeper. Future

 Page 6:

 Daughter-InLaw. I smile when I say her name. Mallory, please take care of yourself, Lee &Cindy. Someday you will be a great wife to Lee, and a fantastic mom. Cindy is a great “Grammy,” & will love you forever. Getting back to why I cannot live anymore: I cannot function knowing our granddaughter is gone. Caylee Marie never had a chance to grow. I wanted to help her in so many ways. Shoot the 1st Basket! I could go on & on. I sit here empty inside for her. For you, for us. Jose’ keeps calling. Yes, you deserved more & you will have freedom to enjoy what you deserve. I have taken what meds was given to me with alcohol & I am ready to give up. As I can tell by my writing & thinking I am getting very stupid. Wow, what a word STUPID. Yes, I am. Again, I do not feel sorry for myself, but yes I am STUPID. I cannot deal with stuff anymore.

 Page 7:

 The loss of Caylee Marie. The loss of Casey. The loss of us, Cynthia Marie, the meds, I am ready. Saying Good Bye, please understand it is for the best. I do not deserve life anymore. Anymore us. You are the best, you always have been. I am sorry for all that I have done to us. You know I never got to say good Bye. I am at this place & all is getting foggy & my unity is all over the place. I love you, I love you, I hope you get to see Casey soon. All the people we met, wow the writing is getting weird, I love you, I am sorry – I will take care of Caylee- once I get to God “Hopefully”

 Page 8:

 I want to hold her hand again, I miss her, I will always Love us, I am Sorry Cynthia Marie, I called my mom today, Sonnie, Kathy, Ruthie (I lost her #), I am so tired, at least I shaved today, wow – I’m tripping out, I am sorry,

 I Love You – Cynthia Marie

 Caylee Here I come

 Lee, I am sorry

Casey —

Of course, he didn’t really commit suicide –

They all have a bright future in Hollywood.

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Posted:  07.02.11 @ 9:15 a.m.


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4 responses to “Closing arguments set in Casey Anthony trial

  1. Bella,

    I think putting the photos of the baby up re focuses everyone back to where the focus belongs.

    The Grandfather identifies himself as guilty, because he feels he should have kept his grand daughter safe from all harm.

    I hope her so called friends weren’t involved in any nefarious abuse happening to Caylee before her death. If Casey was hanging around people drinking and using drugs all the time, herself included – they are not the best people to expose a toddler to.

    At some point Casey Anthony will tell someone, probably in prison what happened to her child. I don’t think she left her child in the care of one of her friends, there would be no reason for her to cover for someone else killing her child. The only reason not to implicate them would be to not implicate herself. Any time more than one person knows of something, the less likely it is that it will stay unknown.


    • bellalu0

      Hate to say it, but I don’t think they have connected it to Casey. They have loosely connected it to the house and the car, but not necessarily Casey. I think it’s a shame they have dragged George through all the accusations because I don’t think he had anything to do with it. But who knows? Maybe it was Cindy. She said she searched for the chloroform. Maybe it was all three of them. One thing that is suspicious to me is that in their very first statements to the police (George, Cindy, and Casey) they all said the last time they saw Caylee was on June 9th. Now how is it they all three make the same mistake when it was actually June 16th. I got tired of all their boo hooing, too. Too staged. Usually they don’t allow all that stuff, just give a witness a minute to compose themselves and then continue on.


      • Bella

        The prosecution could cross verify the last time the child was seen alive. I think it was an accident the way I described before. Why not just tell the truth? According to the prosecutor it’s still Felony Murder and carries the death penalty. The reason I can’t be sold on premeditated murder is simple. The disposal of Caylee’s body. If the prosecutor wants me to believe she’s this super smart person who managed to commit the perfect crime, but didn’t think ahead of time how to dispose of the body. First they suggest she thought about burying her in the backyard, and borrows a shovel at the last minute. If that was her plan, she would have gotten everything together ahead of time. The same thing goes with dumping the body in the swamp. If she went to the trouble of planning to murder her child she would also have planned how she was going to dispose of her body and it would have been as far away from any place she frequented. That’s simple human nature. But she’s not smart – she’s an accomplished pathological liar. People are always confusing Clever with Intelligence.

        I think she drugged and taped the toddlers mouth, stuck her in the trunk of her car and went partying. She probably thought that if the child woke up in the trunk, she would scream, and passerby’s would here her. It is child abuse after all. Casey expected to find a sleeping Caylee, she didn’t think about the heat in the middle of summer, and the lack of oxygen with only the nose to breath through. Casey isn’t smart, she’s stupid and has poor life skills -she lies her way through life to get instant gratification. I could see an aggravated manslaughter charge. But I don’t think she intentionally killed her child.

        I do wonder what her so called friends know….if she get’s sentenced to death or up to 30 years in prison, maybe she will finally tell everyone what happened, and who if anyone else was involved in the death of her child. She’s quite immature, she had no problem throwing her family under the bus. You would expect she had some bond to them, they are her family. But she would cover for her friends – this is who she thinks she owes some kind of loyalty. Casey Anthony is an f’d up person, in so many different ways.


  2. bellalu0

    KJ: I just wrote a new post on it.


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