Friday, April 15, 2011
A jury will now see surveillance videotape of Casey Anthony and her ex-boyfriend, Tony Lazzaro, as they rented movies at a video store shortly after Casey's toddler daughter Caylee went missing.
Viewing a screen shot of the tape of Casey and Tony, you see Casey's hand placed strategically on Tony's back side, which indicates a strong sexuality on Casey's part.
He leans into her, indicating sexuality as well. But Tony rarely looks directly at Casey, and their movements are a bit awkward when they're together, indicating that the only thing they have in common is sex.
According to police reports, the salesperson reported that Casey rented a film titled Untraceable, about a kidnapper and a killer, and a second movie called Jumper, about a mother who abandons her 5-year-old child. It's damning evidence, as the films reflect Casey's psyche and state of mind. To even choose such films out of the thousands of movies available in the store validates the point that issues of kidnapping, abandonment and killing were in the forefront of Casey's mind.
No doubt, in her sociopathicic mind, the films were soothing to Casey as she watched actors carry out what she most likely did in real life: kill, abandon, and try to pin her daughter's disappearance on a supposed--and nonexistent--kidnapper, Zanny the Nanny. When interviewed by police, the video store clerk said Casey showed no emotion or tears as she rented the films.
When you look at the images of Casey captured on the surveillance tape, it confirms what the clerk reported, that Casey appears to not have a care in the world. She shows no outward signals of anxiety, even though deep down she knows her daughter is missing and, worse, is dead.
As I see it, after viewing this video and screen shots, a jury cannot help but see Casey as cold, heartless and calculating. Knowing that your child is dead, yet Casey acts so nonchalantly while browsing movies should shock jurors. Should Casey stick by her claim that someone kidnapped Caylee, the fact that Casey acted so cool, calm, and collected in the surveillance video speaks volumes.
What mother in the world would act so calm knowing her child is missing? The answer is this: Only a mother who wanted her daughter to be gone and out of her life would act that way. Seeing this tape will give the jury a much clearer and comprehensive picture of who Casey Anthony really is.Tweet