at 1:58 she said: “We had a lot of discussion, we started to go through some stuff, but none of it…..how did she die?” They were out for a grand total of 10 hours.
I understand if the state did not prove the case, but I heard her say it was easier for her to believe the drowning story (with no testimony at all) than to believe the state’s chloroform and duct tape evidence. Opening statement is not evidence. And she’s talking about punishment and they were not supposed to be considering punishment in the guilt phase of the trial.
See verdict forms and the instructions of the judge to the jury:
I listened to the video of the interview she had with ABC, and I picked up on the “we started to go through some stuff” meaning that they did not take the time to even go over the evidence. Juror No. 3 is a 32 year old nursing student (but not in school right now) living with her mother. I wonder who the foreperson of this jury was.
The more I find out about the jury, the more I am convinced Casey did get a jury of her peers. One had trouble staying awake, at least one had DUIs, one had a sister who had, along with her boyfriend, done some assault on her mother.
Ford said this about her fellow-jurors: “They picked a great bunch of people, such high integrity. And there was high morale,” she said. “We all joked. We are like a big group of cousins.”
Posted: 07.11.11 @ 3:07 p.m. Update: 07.12.11 @5:08 added links to verdict forms and jury instructions Update: 07.12.11 @ 11:49 removed reference to the mug shot because I don’t believe it’s her.
In the video below, Casey is at sentencing and at the defense table, in a nice soft looks like blue to me colored pull over shirt, hair down, smiling at times, gesturing, messing with her hair and from about 24.00 she is talking to Ms. Sims in what seems a rather serious conversation, But at about 25.32 she looks up and sees Jose Baez as he walks in. From there on for a while, it is their interaction that is worth the price of admission. My. My. I was watching this in real time and I have searched and searched for a shorter video to show this segment, but so far, this is the best I can find – a video of the whole thing, so I tried to pinpoint this particular part.
Later in the day, lightning struck a tree at Suburban Drive close to the spot where Caylee’s body was found.
The tree is about five feet off the pavement on Suburban Drive and the memorial is another 10 to 15 feet beyond that. A short trail which leads down into the woods to the memorial site is essentially at the foot of the tree, according to FOX 35 Orlando in Orange County.
Just a coincidence, I am sure, as thousands of trees are hit by lightning, but it is the place and the time of this one that give you pause.
Jose Baez has already been dropped by a talent agency, and I hear that Vivid has withdrawn the offer made to Casey to “star” in some poro flicks. This case could go either way. Maybe they’ll make a bunch of money on it – and maybe not.
I dunno, but it looks like Somebody might be interceding for Caylee.
Posted: 07.08.11 @ 8:02.a.m.