Angry Words Exchanged In Casey Anthony Trial
Part of Technorati's ongoing special coverage of the Casey Anthony murder trial.
The morning of the third day of the Casey Anthony murder trial was anything but quiet, filled with angry sidebars, heated exchanges, a few thrown expletives, and the now-interested jury led out of the room, so an attorney could be scolded.
A key witness goes missing?
First off, Anthony “Tony” Lazzaro, Casey Anthony’s boyfriend at the time of daughter Caylee Anthony’s death was returned to the stand, and recounted times when he watched both Casey and Caylee playing together. During this time, Casey broke down in tears, one of the rare instances of intense emotion she has shown since the trial began.
Lazzaro was again asked about the "secret" Casey told him, but again this line of questioning was objected to, and Judge Perry sustained the objection.
After a short recess, Lazarro was called back to the court room; however, due to confusion Lazarro had already left, which did not sit well with Judge Belvin Perry, who angrily stated that he had only asked Lazarro to step out.
Things just got worse from there, after Casey’s father George Anthony was asked to take the stand, and was questioned by defense attorney Jose Baez.
Gas cans and angry exchanges
While questioned about the day that he discovered his gas cans missing from the shed at the family home, George Anthony stated that he confronted Casey when she returned to the house. Casey appeared to be in a rush, grabbing clothing to head to work.
According to George, a former police detective, he suspected that Casey had stolen the cans, so he stated he wanted to get some blocks from her trunk. At this point, Casey rushed past him and said she would get them. Before he had a chance to get to her trunk, she had already slammed it shut, saying “Here’s your (expletive) gas cans.” George stated that he was mortified to learn she had stolen the cans.Continued on the next page