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. adraine

    im so sick of seeing this killer get rid of her already.

    June 27, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • bee bee

      Why are you sick of Casey? Where is your need for justice? We all need to keep an open mind. Let us all look under every boulder before convicting Casey or anyone else..

      June 29, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. HEATHER

    I A GREE GET RID OF HER. HOW CAN SHE DO THIS TO HER PARENTS. SHE NEEDS EYE FOR EYE RULE

    June 27, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Some Faustkateer

    They questioned her competency because she wants to testify–against her attorneys' advice. They're getting it on record that Casey is demanding to testify but Baez is not responsible for what will surely be a bad outcome. Casey's all happy in court today because in her mind, she "won."

    June 27, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • bee bee

      That is hear-say. We cannot believe everything we hear on TV...

      June 29, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Adel

    She is mother. very difficult

    June 27, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Barbara

    Wow I was going to go with that after Lee's testimony she decided to withdraw her
    accusation that he molested her and maybe came up with some other scenario which
    led them to have her examined/ Im sure her atty.'s have to have knowledge that the public
    pretty much thinks she is a sociapath, narcissist, pychopath or some form of personality
    disorder.
    BUT I didn't even think that she wants to testify and thats why they had her examined!!!That would
    make sense since they are probably wrapping up this week..... So they would have to prepare
    her!!!!! WOW!!!!! Is that why she is so happy and joyful today ????

    June 27, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. suzy

    I think she has been watching the Damas trial and he was trying to get off being mentally ill .He took a knife to all his children and wife! She is just copying another Idea ! She is trying to fake it !

    June 27, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jesse

    The number one cause of dead of kids in Florida is drowning in the pool. If little Caley really drowned, why would Casey or her parents tried to hide it from the police??? Why the duct tape if teh cause of death was she really drowned???

    June 27, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • bee bee

      Maybe George killed her because Caylee was his daughter. Then after he killed her he made it look as though it was a kidnapping, so his DNA would never be found. Maybe George wanted a TV reality show or TV program finding missing and kidnapped Kids.

      June 29, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. pedro'

    i think she will get off too. she definitly did it, but the US criminal justice system only punishes the regular honest folks.

    June 27, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • June

      Believe me I have experienced it with my own son.You are so right about that.

      June 27, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • June

      Believe me I have experienced it with my own son.You are so right about that Pedro.

      June 27, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • bee bee

      Where is the evidence that Casey killed her daughter Caylee?

      June 29, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Clair

    Casey usually has a blank face because none of the testimony is about her. She perks up whenever her own name is mentioned. I do not know how the defense will ever get around the fact that Caylee was taped, triple-bagged, and thrown into the woods. Who is the only person with a motive? When is the prosecution going to ask Cindy about that violent fight she had with Casey? AND MOST OF ALL, WHY DOES CNN AND HLN ALLOW NEARLY ALL OF THEIR REPORTERS AND HOSTS TO TALK THROUGH THEIR NOSES WITH AN IRRITATINGLY RUDE NASAL VOICE? DIDN'T THESE PEOPLE EVER HAVE VOICE TRAINING FOR THEIR OCCUPATIONS?

    June 27, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. harlow

    Good one. The one where her mother wants to adopt Caylee and that ends up being the last time she see her.

    June 27, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bobcat2u

    This woman is a total whack job. By all means let her take the stand. It will be interesting to see what kind of theatrics she try to throw at the jury. Like the say, " Give them enough rope, and they'll hang THEMSELVES."

    June 27, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Diana

    Why is it that Casey is not in Handcuffs? Most others criminals are in hancuffs and foot chains. What makes her any different than any orther Criminal? She is GUILTY!!!!!

    June 27, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  13. June

    They need to stop wasting tax payers money on this case. I say burn the bth!!! because shes covering it up.You cannot make me beileve that out of her and all her family members that not one of them know what happen to that precious little girl? bullsht!!!! She knows exactly what happen.

    June 27, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • bee bee

      June, how can you burn someone without EVIDENCE? Where is your hatred of Casey comming from? What if George or Lee killed Caylee? Where is your need for the truth and where is your compassion? What if you were in Casey's shoes?

      June 29, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. shalonda

    I think they need to look at the mother she has changed her story a little,it seem like she might be guilty not upset, That's my thought.

    June 27, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • bee bee

      I agree with you Shalonda, and that is my point, without evidence anybody could have killed Caylee including Cindy.

      June 29, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Rose

    Is this another ploy by the defense to confuse the jury that she might be mental, which by the way she is very conniving and we all know she is a liar but has the right mind to plan all of this! Now in the middle of the trial they want to say she is mental, come on Biaz "YOUR RUNNING OUT OF OPTIONS"! Lets just get this done with and find her GUILTY!!!!!

    June 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • bee bee

      THE BURDEN OF PROOF IS THE RESPONABILITY OF THE PROSECUTORS. WHICH TO MY BELIEF, HAVE NOT BEEN PROVEN. WHERE IS THE PROSECUTOR'S EVIDENCE? YOU CAN NOT KILL SOMEONE ON A BELIEF...WE CAN WANT CASEY TO BE GUILTY BUT THE LAW SAYS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. ONCE AGAIN WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE?

      July 4, 2011 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
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