Casey Anthony Trial: Defense Asks About Dead Family Pets
The latest in the Casey Anthony trial shows main defense attorney Jose Baez asking members of the Anthony family how they disposed of family pets that had died.
Baez asked Casey’s father, George Anthony, if he remembered burying pets by wrapping them in plastic bags with duct tape, the same was two-year-old Caylee was found in the woods near the Anthony’s home. George Anthony said he couldn’t remember, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Cindy Anthony, Casey’s mother, was then questioned in the same way. She said the family had a dog called Mandy that was put down in Ohio 20 years ago because she was ill. Cindy Anthony said she brought a blanket to the veterinarian’s office and wrapped the dog in black plastic with packing tape over it.
Brother Lee Anthony told Baez his parents were responsible for burying pets, but that he remembered duct tape being used to hold together a bag in the burial of a pet.
Other pets include dog Bo, who was buried in black plastic with tape; Ginger and Cinnamon, buried with a towel or a favorite toy in plastic bags and clear packing tape; and Penny the cat, put in one of Caylee’s hooded bath towels and placed in a bag with packing tape.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Casey was present when Cindy prepared the dogs for burial and also there when some of the burials took place.
A two-hour recess then went into effect.