The Casey Anthony murder trial resumed today “with more testimony from a computer forensic expert,” WLBT reports. Yesterday, computer forensic experts declared that “months before Caylee Anthony disappeared, there were 84 searches for chloroform on the family computer.” The prosecution claims that Casey Anthony used chloroform to knock her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony unconscious before duct taping her mouth so that she suffocated to death.
A forensic investigation on the family computer also revealed searches in the months prior to Caylee’s disappearance for the words and phrases “neck breaking,” shovel, “household weapons,” acetone, alcohol and “self-defense,” which Casey’s attorney claims was the motivating factor behind the searches.
Since when does someone Google the phrase “how to make chloroform” in self-defense?
WLBT notes that “Earlier testimony indicated chloroform was found in Casey Anthony’s car trunk,” and a Reuters article reminded us today that, “Caylee was reported missing on July 15, 2008 after her grandmother found her car in an impound lot reeking of the odor of death. A cadaver dog and an expert in the biochemistry of human decomposition both found evidence that a decomposing body had been in the car trunk.”
Today’s court proceedings ended 90 minutes early after Casey became ill during testimony. Reuters notes that “one particularly stark photograph displayed on the court’s nearly two dozen monitors and computer screens showed an up-close view of the toddler’s skull with empty eye sockets and silver duct tape covering the nose and mouth.” They add, “Prosecutors say duct tape wrapped three times around Caylee’s skull, mouth and nose is the only evidence indicating how she died.”
Casey Anthony has offered several bogus explanations over the past three years as to how her daughter died. Most recently, she claimed that her daughter drowned in the family pool. Prior to that, she accused an imaginary nanny named Zanny of abducting Caylee. Reuters reports, “Defense attorney Baez acknowledged Casey lied about the existence of a nanny named Zanny and called the alleged messages from Zanny on Casey’s MySpace page imaginary MySpace posts.”
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