Monday, May 30, 2011

Katie suggested we go off-topic for the holiday, with this current murder trial in Florida. 
Simon Birch testifies he smelled decomposition in Casey Anthony's car.
May 28th, 2011 5:15 am ET - Sun-Sentinel
Orlando, Fla. - On Friday, tow yard manager Simon Birch testified before jurors at the Casey Anthony trial regarding the smell of decomposition coming from the trunk of Casey's car after her vehicle was towed to his impound lot.
Casey, 25, is charged with the first-degree murder of her toddler daughter, Caylee Anthony, 2, in the summer of 2008. The prosecution argues she killed the girl and then placed the child's body in her trunk to eventually dump it in a wooded area near the Anthony family home. The defense's claim, however, is that Caylee died accidentally on June 16, 2008 by drowning in the family pool.
Prior to Birch's employment with the tow yard, he worked in waste management for many years, thus, he told the court he is very familiar with pungent odors. In addition, he testified he's had the unpleasant experience of actually smelling decomposition when he discovered a dead body in one of the vehicles towed to the lot. He noted the body had been in the car for several weeks and the odor emanating from the remains was something he would not soon forget.
“It's a very, very unique and distinctive smell,” Birch said of the smell of decomposition, which he's encountered several times during his career.
Casey's vehicle had been left in a parking lot and subsequently towed to Birch's establishment in mid-July. Her parents were contacted to retrieve the vehicle. On Friday, her father George Anthony also testified about the foul smell.  “I did worry for my daughter and granddaughter,” he said when he noticed the odor. “ I didn't want to believe what I was smelling.”  George said the stench was so strong, he could not drive the car home without rolling down the windows.  Attorney Jose Baez pressed George as to why he didn't call authorities after picking up the vehicle – implying that George knew of Caylee's accidental death and didn't want to get authorities involved.  “Looking back, sir, there's a lot of things I wish I would have done,” George told Baez.
It was not until later that day – 30 days after the last time Caylee had been seen alive by anyone other than Casey – that George's wife, Cindy Anthony, called 911 to report her granddaughter missing.
Several others testified Friday, including Mallory Parker, the fiance of Casey's brother, Lee Anthony. Parker became emotional on the stand, when speaking about Caylee saying the relationship between Casey and her daughter was “amazing.”  She tearfully added, “Casey ant Caylee had a very special bond.”  As Parker testified about the little girl, Casey appeared to cry as well.  Casey's trial is expected to last about two months. If convicted of killing Caylee, Casey could be sentenced to death.  Thanks Katie!


34 comments:

MrPoirot said...

This is a very simple case actually. A textbook sociopath murders her baby without a thought like we would sqush a bug under our shoe . Yet gorgeous gals don't usually murder adorable cutie pie baby girls. Thus we are all stunned. This woman deserves the gas chamber. 150 yrs ago she would already have been lynched. She is a stunningly beautiful MONSTER.We give her justice but why? We should murder her like she were an abortion.Monster in human form. Satan as a baby lamb. Kill the cunt.

MrPoirot said...

Gloria Alred is a good fit for Casey. Both are genetically predisposed to tell lies. Neither has any concern for humanity unless you claim Gloria a Casey are really part of humanity.

St. Circumstance said...

Ten People who most convince me that maybe the Death Penalty is O.K... ( in no order and these are the poeple who I personally came across. I am sure there are people out there with more dubious crimes- or with higher death tolls to there credit, but this is people I was personally aware of for one reason or the other..)

Osama Bin Laden
Tex Watson
Susan Smith
Casie Anthony
Scott Peterson
Erik/Lyle Menendez
John Allen Mohammed
OJ Simpson
Tim Mcviegh
Aileen‑Wuornos

Living in South Florida- and with my mother in Orlando, where this trial is going on- I read and hear a lot about this case....

This chic was dancing and partying while her own baby lie in a field dead in a blanket from a death at her own hand. She just thought after awhile people would stop asking and it would go away???

To me- that makes this chic as scary as any other name on that list. Personally killing a baby? your own???

Like Tex- she isn't someone from who you would see it coming right away either- which in my opinion makes the danger even scarier...

At the end of the day- I am still not sure I could personally give someone the Death penalty- but this one would be one I would seriously have to rack my mind over....

And should a jury of her peers vote for it- you wont hear a peep of protest out of me

Mary said...

She is another one who is a pathological liar...she doesn't know the truth from a lie and that is pure scary. Another truth we will never know because of the lying piece of shit...heartless, lying piece of shit. I want to slap her face when she sits there and cries whenever someone mentions Caylee. She makes me sick to my stomach and if the death penalty fits anyone - I agree with St. - she is definitely on the top 10 list

katie8753 said...

Casey Anthony is a young girl who wanted to party 24/7 and it was too much trouble to find a babysitter every time the mood struck her. So she killed her young daughter.

The prosecution says that she put duct tape on her mouth and nose and suffocated her. However, the cause of death couldn't be determined because of decomposition. I'm wondering if they found remnants of the duct tape. Haven't read that anywhere.

She couldn't have picked a worse defense team. To say the baby died in the pool and no one mentioned it is absolutely absurd. Casey obviously put the baby in her trunk for a few days to have time to be rid of her, while the body decomposed. That's a fact. Then she dumped it in a wooded area, hoping no one would find her.

Her defense is that her Daddy molested her.

Here we go again, blame it all on the way I was raised. My question is, if her father and brother molested her since she was 8, why is she just now saying this? And why, as it was brought up, would she leave her young daughter with a monster that would surely molest HER?

Casey has told so many lies to the police she's obviously a pathalogical liar. I hope that Geraldo isn't right about them not reading her the Miranda rights. Just another loophole to not be able to submit certain evidence.

katie8753 said...

Yes Mary, it's abhorrent to see her in pictures right after Caylee disappeared laughing and partying it up.

Witnesses have testified that they asked her where Caylee was, and she continually lied to them, saying she's with her grandmother at the amusement park, etc., etc.

This monster NEVER MISSED A BEAT!! That's about as cold-blooded as you can get.

Then when she's finally arrested and tried, she blames it all on her parents!!! Amazing!!

She is truly a "bad seed".

I agree with everyone here. She deserves the death penalty, and I do believe that this jury will find her guilty. But I hope they don't excuse her guilt because of some more made-up nonsense.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Thanks everyone... great comments.

I agree with Poirot and S/C.
To look at her, you'd never expect this behavior... which makes it even more bizarre.

This young woman, girl, monster... whatever the hell she is... is completely twisted.
Hopefully justice will prevail.
I have a real soft-spot for infants, the elderly, and special needs folks.
Anyone who exploits those who can't defend themselves, is a real piece-of-shit, plain and simple.
... and your own flesh and blood, at that?
Ridiculous.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Boy... the father has to be feeling great right now.
First his granddaughter is dead, now he's being accused of being a child molester.
Talk about adding insult to injury.
And... his daughter is likely going to jail, or death row.
Talk about a 3-generation disaster!

Maybe someone can explain this to me:
How does accusing your father of molestation, make you innocent?
Am I missing something here?
Sympathy points I guess??

Mary said...

the defense is claiming she is suffering from post traumatic stress disorder brought about from her molestation. that is why she supposedly lied and lied and showed no emotions after her little girl went missing (or drowned accidently).

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Thanks Mary!

The next obvious question I guess, is:
Was she really molested?
Or, is this just another one of her stories?
Much like Charlie, she talks in circles. LOL

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

The perpetrator, plays the victim.
How UN-original.

katie8753 said...

I don't believe she was molested. It's just a looney concoction that the defense came up with.

What I want to know is IF the little girl did drown, why didn't Casey say anything to anyone. She puts her in the trunk, parties her ass off, then when the smell got too noticeable, dumps her in the woods.

There is no defense for her.

katie8753 said...

Something else I've noticed, and Mary & Circumstance you probably know a lot more about this case since it's in your home state, but in all the pictures I've seen of Casey since little Caylee went missing, I haven't seen her shed one, single, solitary tear UNTIL she got in the courtroom.

Even after she was arrested, she was still laughing and yukking it up.

That speaks volumes for her capacity to care about her own child being found dead.

MrPoirot said...

The lies and sneakiness tend to be a telltale symptom of the sociopathy. For instance: Charlie orders the TLB murders and then spends the rest of his life saying "I never killed anyone". Liers on the level of Casey Anthony and Charlie generally start lying as a child. He refers to "sneakiness in Manson73 and smiles. He thinks sneakiness is funny. That's the world of the sociopath. After years of lying they begin to think other people believe them. It becomes pointless to speak to them because they lie about things where telling the truth would be just as easy to do. They lie in order to show they are in control of you. Ever had anyone lie to you and smile at you as they do it? Then you may be listening to a sociopath. Sociopaths are more common than you realize. Most sociopaths don't murder. Controlling antics, lying, being sneaky and narcissism are symptons many sociopaths exhibit. Remember how Susan Atkins kept radically changing her story? I suspect that Nancy Pittman was a sociopath as well. She was a severe sociopath by the age of 14. This alienated her from her family. Aliases are common among sociopaths. A normal person guards their real identity. A sociopath may just make up a new name or many new names. They change names as often as they change clothes it seems. Many of the Family had multiple aliases due to their sociopathy.

Mary said...

Katie - I believe the defense is saying that once she drown, the dad is the one that got rid of the body and that he placed duct tape over her mouth and nose to frame Casey...the defense has not put on their case yet but they are trying to link the duct tape to the father. Can you imagine supporting your daughter and stating she is innocent - hooking her up with a legal team - only to be thrown under the bus by her???

katie8753 said...

Mr. P., I agree totally that Charlie and Casey are both sociopaths.

They are both completely self centered and don't have any caring for anyone but themselves.

And yes, a sociopath will lie pathologically, even when a lie isn't even needed. They don't know the truth from fiction. I think they even believe their own lies.

katie8753 said...

>>>Mary said: Can you imagine supporting your daughter and stating she is innocent - hooking her up with a legal team - only to be thrown under the bus by her???>>>

That's true Mary. Like Lynyrd said, it's a 3-generation disaster. This man has lost a daughter and a granddaughter, and now they're making it look like it's his fault.

Boy that sounds like a nightmare.

What I'd like to know is, why did they wait a month to report Caylee missing???? Surely the parents knew the little girl wasn't around.

This case has more holes than swiss cheese!!!

Mary said...

that is where she lied to them...she kept telling her parents that the kid was with a nanny or in Tampa or in Jacksonville...the parents were worried but believed her - until Casey's car got impounded...when the parents went to pick it up, they smelled dead body in the car and freaked out...got Casey to the house and got her to admit that the baby was missing for a month and had been kidnapped by the nanny

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Wow... look at that, Charlie was right.
It's middle-american daddy's fault again!
If everyone had an alternative daddy like Charlie, these things wouldn't happen. : )

katie8753 said...

Okay thanks Mary. I haven't been able to hear everything on this case. I've seen bits and pieces on the news since 2008, but never really got the whole story.

I really don't know how they can expect this "Daddy molested me" stuff to excuse her behavior. Smoke & mirrors.

>>>Lynyrd said: Wow... look at that, Charlie was right.
It's middle-american daddy's fault again!
If everyone had an alternative daddy like Charlie, these things wouldn't happen. : )>>>

LMAO!! Yeah if Casey had only lived in Southern CA back in 1968, this never would have happened. LOL.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

I believe the woman is a murderer.
But, either way you look at it... the girl is a quack.
Even if you assume for a moment, the child, did in-fact, drown...
what mother doesn't call 911?
What mother doesn't notice their own daughter is kinda missing for a MONTH???
What person doesn't open their own car's trunk for a MONTH?
...or notice the stench?

Not reporting that your 2 year old child is missing for a month (regardless of the cause), and driving her around in your trunk... that alone, speaks volumes of this woman's character.
Damn... that's screwed-up.

katie8753 said...

Circumstance, let's add these 2 to the death penalty list:


Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan
Jared Lee Loughner

katie8753 said...

>>>Lynyrd said: Not reporting that your 2 year old child is missing for a month (regardless of the cause), and driving her around in your trunk... that alone, speaks volumes of this woman's character.
Damn... that's screwed-up.>>>

That's downright creepy!!!!

She's got some serious mental issues!!

Marliese said...

I don't see her as gorgeous or stunningly beautiful. I think she's a very ordinary looking psychopathic bitch.

katie8753 said...

>>>Marliese said: I don't see her as gorgeous or stunningly beautiful. I think she's a very ordinary looking psychopathic bitch.>>>

LMAO!! Well said Marliese!!

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Happy Memorial Day Marliese.
Hope you had a good holiday weekend!

LMAO... Love your comment! : )

Marliese said...

Thanks Katie and Lynyrd.

Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend. Beautiful here. :)

katie8753 said...

Now Casey's mother is saying she called 911 because Casey stole her car.

This whole family is bananas.

alice said...

Here you all are! Great blog Lynyrd. Am ploughing my way backwards...

The "my daddy molested me" is a common defence in mother/child murders. Diane Downs tried it as well.

Pristash said...

Is that a real news article? I mean Simon Birch? Really, Simon Birch?

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Hey Alice!!!
Great to see You!!!

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Pristash, the full "Simon Birch" story can be found here.
It includes a photo of the man, along with a video link, for footage of his testimony.

http://www.examiner.com/crime-in-national/simon-birch-testifies-he-smelled-decomposition-casey-anthony-s-car-video

starship said...

Nice,

Because all I can think about is this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Birch

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

To Everyone:
Follow this link, for 17 new photos submitted in the trial.
Some of this stuff, is becoming very damaging for this girl!

http://xfinity.comcast.net/slideshow/news-caseyanthonyevidence/1/