Psychologists: Casey Anthony is competent
Casey Anthony is accused of killing her two-year-old daughter.
June 27th, 2011
10:11 AM ET

Psychologists: Casey Anthony is competent

Casey Anthony, charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter in 2008, underwent examinations by three psychologists over the weekend after her defense team filed a motion to determine her competency to proceed, the judge in her trial said Monday.

All three psychologists found Anthony competent, Orange County Chief Judge Belvin Perry said out of the jury's presence. Their reports will be sealed, he said. It was implied - but not expressly stated - that the motion was the reason for the abrupt recess Perry called on Saturday.

The resumption of the trial Monday was delayed for more than a half-hour as attorneys huddled in Perry's chambers.

Saturday had been planned as an extended weekend work day in the trial. But Perry ordered a recess over the sudden emergence of what one analyst said must be a major issue.

"Obviously it's big, and obviously it's troublesome and obviously it's something that can't be disclosed," HLN legal analyst Linda Kenney Baden said.

Perry emerged from his chambers Saturday morning after nearly an hour of discussion with lawyers both inside and outside the courtroom to announce the day's planned testimony would be canceled.

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  1. L. Ron Howard

    Of course she's competent. She knows exactly what she's doing.

    June 27, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. frito

    casey anthony seems like a doodoo eater to me. a guilty doodoo eater.

    June 27, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  3. frito

    i bet she gets off. or doesnt get capital murder. thats the way our court system is today. the guilty go free while the innocent or nonviolent offender gets put in prison forever.

    June 27, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Xerxes 2011

      You are correct. Prison is full of non-violent, law abiding citizens! The true law breakers: GE, Wall Street, Exxon, BofA, JP Morgan, Airlines, Goldman & Sachs', etc...those guys need to be locked up, keys tossed far away, no melted down!

      June 27, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • bee bee

      I pray Casey is found innocent because there is no evidence. We cannot kill people just because we think they are guilty.

      June 29, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. alice

    sociopathic sIut-dog. Thats all she is. all she ever will be.

    June 27, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • bee bee

      Why do you hate Casey so much? Ask yourself Why, what is stemming this hate of Casey?

      June 29, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Justice

    Wow the defense does not have a case....

    June 27, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. Justice

    She is not getting off she will go to jail.

    June 27, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • UseYourBrain

      And when she is placed into general population, I hope the other inmates give her a taste of "La Bella Vita"!!!

      June 28, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  7. Name*Necey44

    She is so guilty,you can see it in her face,she lies to everyone .they need to have her take the stand

    June 27, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  8. Name*Necey44

    How can a mother,not report her child missing

    June 27, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • bee bee

      Maybe because her father George told her that he would take care of disposing Cailee's body. Then instructed Casey to go and act as though nothing has happened or changed in her life. In other words a family cover-up.

      June 29, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. mailliam

    What? Lost confidence in her own lawyers and her case, and seeking to plead out in return for life in prison without parole?

    June 27, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Lizzie

      That's what I was hoping for .....

      June 27, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • bee bee

      Do not let the media do your thinking for you.

      July 4, 2011 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  10. Yaka

    She knows what she did, and so does "daddy" Lee

    June 27, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • linda Lee

      They tested Lee Anthony to see if he was the daddy remember

      June 27, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • bee bee

      Daddy Lee? or Daddy George?

      June 29, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Coach Jackson

    I met her back in 2005. I say this because I think it is relevant, but she is completely bat-sh!t crazy in bed. One of the most heartless, pain-loving, sick and deprived women I've ever been with. A complete wild animal. I had to run away from her, change my number and ended up having to threaten her with a restraining order due to the severity of the injuries she inflicted upon me (physically and mentally, but mostly mentally). I think society is lucky that she's going to be put away. Don't believe me? Look in her eyes or listen to her voice.... there is nothing but an abyss there.

    June 27, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Lizzie

      ARE YOU SERIOUS?????

      June 27, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Coach Jackson

      Yeah, she is a complete monster. My advice to anyone who has known her is to go to therapy.

      June 27, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • James

      I think you mean depraved, not deprived.....

      June 27, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Kami

    Did anyone else notice how Casey shook her head no as her father was questioned about molesting Casey and having involvement in dumping Caylee's body? There is no way this defense is going to fly.

    June 27, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  13. Coach Jackson

    I met her back in 2005. I say this because I think it is relevant, but she is completely bat-sh!t crazy in bed. One of the most heartless, pain-loving, sick and deprived women I've ever been with. A complete wild animal. I had to run away from her, change my number and ended up having to threaten her with a restraining order due to the severity of the injuries she inflicted upon me (physically and mentally, but mostly mentally). I think society is lucky that she's going to be put away. Don't believe me? Look in her eyes or listen to her voice.... thEWDS?ere is nothing but an abyss there.

    June 27, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  14. lesa

    God knows the truth and casey will be judged by him . we need to pray She will ask for forgiveness.aman.

    June 27, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  15. Art

    Casey may want to testify against her lawyers objections so they called for a competancy hearing

    June 27, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • bee bee

      Trust me, the truth will come out and everyone will embarrassed and shocked at the same time..

      July 4, 2011 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
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