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. thelmafrey

    Well of all the people following this I cannot believe that not anyone, including the prosecution could come up with the fact that Cailee was the Fathers child. He has been molesting her all these years, And I believe it has never stopped. And only god knows if this was ever the first child, the point that I am trying to make is that it that they do a Dna get this over with and let the little girl rest in peace . http://bit.ly/iRooIQ

    June 28, 2011 at 5:05 am | Report abuse |
    • UseYourBrain

      You idiot!
      The FBI did do a DNA test dismissing all possibility of either the father or the brother being Cailee's father.
      Furthermore, if you truly believe Casey's accusations of abuse by her father -an obvious ploy to shift the blame from herself to YET another person-, you must be the most naive and gullible person in this country.
      "Wasn't me, t'was the (fake) Hispanic babysitter!
      No, wait: T'was the meter-reader!
      No, wait: T'was my dad!
      No, wait: T'was the Black convicted felon!
      No, wait: T'was an accident, the kid did it to herself!"
      Hey, she hasn't yet pointed the finger at an Asian perp... Are you Asian, ThelmaFrey? You may be next. Imbecile.

      June 28, 2011 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
    • bee bee

      I have the same feelings as you do, and that is, George could have killed Cailee to cover up the fact that she was his own child. George from the very start tried to implicate his own daughter in Cailee's death. In addition, George could have told Casey to go and act normal as though nothing has happened could be the reason why Casey was out partying.

      June 29, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Name*Necey44

    She is guilty

    June 28, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Cindy

      She killed her beautiful daughter, (let her die). We as a nation have no use for someone like here on earth...Look what she has put her parents through

      June 29, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • bee bee

      We all must remain innocent until proven guilty. Casey cannot be proven guilty because there is no evidence...

      June 29, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • bee bee

      Where is the evidence that Casey's parents are innocent?

      June 29, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cindy

    DIE IN HELL. No other comment...

    June 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Debby

      PROVE that she murdered her daughter. dont assume. do you know how many people were on death row that dna cleared them from doing the crime they were sentenced to death for? innocent until proven quality. they way of our legal system\. prove it to me and i will agree. your comment tells me what kind of person you are.

      June 29, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bee bee

    Why does our judicial system appear to be a spectators sport? It should not matter how popular or likeable a prosecutor is, everyone should want to bring out the truth no matter what your popularity is.

    If we all want the truth in court all testimonies should be allow. Excluding hears say, former or prior convictions of another nature and most definitely, a confession from a prison inmate should never be allowed as a witness…

    Why do all former prosecutors jump on the ban wagon with other?
    Prosecutors by judging Casey before she is found to be guilty? Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? It would appear that the media has already convicted Casey.

    Why do the media believe Cindy, George and Lee when they cry on the witness stand? Then when Casey cries everyone says Casey is just thinking about herself? After Cindy broke down on the witness stand, the media became very sympathetic for Cindy. Is not it possible that the whole family now feels that is a way to gain sympathy from everyone who is watching. Would that not make you more believable?

    From day one, Cindy and George did not seem to be protecting their daughter Casey; in fact, George was the very first one that said Casey’s car smelled like decomposition. Is that protecting his daughter?

    Why does Headline News cut to break when the Defense Attorneys is cross-examining their important witnesses? While it does not happen as much when attorney Ashton is cross-examining?

    It would appear that a lynch mob mentality has developed for a few reasons. First of all to protect the all-American family image of George and Cindy Anthony. That is why so many people are willing to throw Casey under the train with no evidence what so ever. Secondly, Ashton is more popular than Baez is in the media and in the courtroom. Thirdly, prosecutors, police officers and the public tend to believe what they hear on TV, especially from prosecutors, police officers and popular TV hosts…

    June 29, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bee bee

    Do anyone find it strange that George would want to kill himself to be with Caylee? If George love his family so much especially Casey why would he want to kill himself? George was a police officer for ten years, how is it that he disply such a weak disposition?

    June 29, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bee bee

    GEORGE, CINDY AND LEE SEEMS TO BE FULL OF THEACTRICS, EVERY TIME I LOOK AT THEM CRYING ON THE WITNESS STAND, I THINK OF THE MAN WHO LIE ABOUT HIS SON BEING IN THAT FLY AWAY BALOON.

    June 29, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bee bee

    THANK YOU DEBBIE FOR YOUR POST. I AM SURPRISE HOW THE LYNCH MOB MENTALITY STILL EXIST TODAY. AS LONG AS PEOPLE TRY TO PROTECT SOME INDIVISUALS AND NOT ALL INDIVISUALS, THERE IS SINCERE BIAS. CASEY MUST REMAIN INNOCENT UNTIL SHE IS PROVEN GUILTY. WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE? OUR COURT SYSTEM CANNOT KILL SOMEONE BECAUSE THE MEDIA AND THE PROSECUTERS IN THIS CASE ARE TRYING TO PROTECT THE IMAGE OF A WHITE UPPER MIDDLE CLASS AMERICAN FAMILY. THEREFORE, EVERYONE IS WILLING TO THROUGH CASEY UNDER THE TRAIN WITHOUT EVIDENCE. I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND WHY IS THERE SO MUCH HATETRED FOR CASEY. EVERYONE MADE EXCUSES FOR SUSAN SMITH FOR KILLING HER TWO SONS. IS THAT BECAUSE SUSAN WAS NOT TRYING TO TAKE DOWN HER WHOLE FAMILY? THE SAME GOES FOR THE LADY THAT KILLED HER FIVE CHILDREN IN THE BATH TUB.

    June 30, 2011 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  8. bee bee

    LET US ALL PRAY THAT THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH COMES TO LIGHT.

    June 30, 2011 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  9. bobmack

    Maybe she is innocent. But who lets 30 days pass by like nothing happened then lie and say she was taken then drowned. if she didnt kill her she still need to be punished in some kind of way for lying for so long and causing more pain than needed. And the timne she spent in jail so far is not enough.

    June 30, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
    • bee bee

      Casey is a very intelligent woman and it is very unlikely that Casey would leave so many loose ends in this case. The so called evidence against Casey seem to have been staged. For instance, Why would Casey research Chloroform on her own family computer, when she could have bought an over the counter sleep aid? Why would Casey borrow a shovel from a neighbor in her own neighborhood? Did her brother or George tell her to borrow the shovel? Last but not lease Why would Casey bury her daughter where they use to bury their own pet animals? Casey does not appear to be that stupid. Someone is trying to point evidence away from themselves. I smell a setup.

      Who went to the police on there own daughter and reported that the trunk of Casey’s car smelled like a decomposing body had been in the trunk?
      George Anthony.

      Did Casey learn to lie after her dad molested her, or that a normal routine of the whole family?
      I believe George Anthony did molest his daughter Casey. Casey’s brother Lee may have also molested her. Let’s suppose George Anthony did molest his daughter. Maybe George molested or tried to molest Caylee as well. What if Caylee said she was going to tell Cindy and George had no other choice but to silence Caylee.

      Who disposed of Caylee’s Body.
      Did George use Casey’s car to dispose of Caylee or did George hire the meter reader Roy Kronk to hide the body?

      Why was Casey partying after Caylee’s death?
      I believe George was the one who told Casey to say Caylee was with Zany the nanny. George also told Casey to go about her business and act as though everything was ok. I also believe that George told Casey to borrow the shovel from there neighbors.

      June 30, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bee bee

    George allegedly took money from his mistress Crystal Holloway. Are the Anthony’s broke?
    George, Cindy and Lee had just as much motive than Casey did.
    There is more evidence against George, Cindy and Lee than there is against Casey.

    Who would kill their daughter just to go out and party?

    Maybe when Casey found George with Caylee's body. George instructed Casey to lie about Zany the nanny so he can be offered a movie or book deal pertaining to his kidnapped grand- daughter.

    George and Cindy has lied all throughout the whole trail. George lied about his affair with Crystal Holloway. George sent Ms. Holloway over three hundred text messages. What was the content of the messages that George sent to Ms. Holloway?

    June 30, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bee bee

    If Casey Anthony is convicted of murder, I believe it's time to call in Attorney Barry Scheck. He is the founder of " THE INNOCENCE PROJECT"

    July 1, 2011 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  12. bee bee

    Spilled milk anywhere in a car where the temperature is 75 degrees or better also smells like a decomposing body. If I were the Defense team I would have had a car sitting in the sun with spilled milk inside of it during the trail. Just to prove that the odors of spoiled milk decomposing in a car cannot be distinguished between spoiled milk and a decomposing body.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Debby

      I have only seen bits and pieces, but I saw George say there was a difference between garbage and trash? They did not ask him to elaborate, but it was in response to evade a question. There are too many lies, theatrics, etc to ever get the truth out of these people. I agree, the baby is gone, and had they just called 911 there would be no issues. So it does leave you to wonder, but death, no way. I just today read in the paper a man who went into a house and shot a guy in the head got released from prison after 20 years. premeditated murder and 20 years. How can you justify the dealth penality on assumptions and opinions.

      July 2, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  13. bee bee

    From the very beginning when George Anthony was video taped at the police station he was trying to convince the detectives that Casey’s car smelled as though there was a body in her car while all along he was driving the car as well. If George love his daughter as much as he say he does he would not have divulged or volunteer that much information to the detectives. Did anyone read George’s 8-page suicide letter? It is a joke; some of the things he is saying in that suicide letter are an admission of guilt. I am very surprised that psychotherapist and the people that specialize in thought process and suicide is not analyzing George’s suicide letter. The more the public sympathize with George, Cindy and Lee the truth will never come out.

    July 4, 2011 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  14. bee bee

    Jeff Ashton acted very unprofessional in court today by laughing at Mr. Baez while Baez was right in the middle of his closing argument. He was acting as though he was more superior to Mr. Baez. However, anyone’s belief of being more superior to another does not win a case. A case must be won on facts, not thoughts sadly to say, Mr. Ashton has fail to prove that Casey Anthony kill her child Caylee. The District Attorney should have never brought charges against Ms. Anthony without any evidence what so ever.

    July 4, 2011 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  15. bee bee

    DO NOT BE FOOLED BY MEDIA HYPE. BE AN OUTSIDE JUROR. LOOK AT EVERYTHING INCLUDING EVIDENCE THAT WAS NOT ALLOWED IN. THEN MAKE YOUR DECISION WEATHER CASEY IS GUILTY OR NOT.

    The Casey Anthony trial is nothing more than speculation. There is NOTHING CONCRET that says Casey Marie Anthony ever did anything to her daughter but love her. So what if Casey liked going out and partying, that is not enough to kill your daughter over. Casey had many friends she could have asked to baby sit Caylee. But she did not, she took Caylee everywhere with her. Mostly because she did not trust her own father and brother Lee or anyone else for that matter with her daughter. When a child has been molested, that is what they do, protect their child and especially from their molester. So think about it, Casey was very protective of Caylee. So much so that she did not trust Caylee with her father, brother and friends. I only have one question, if she did not trust Caylee with her father, brother and friends how could an over protective mother kill her protected daughter???

    July 4, 2011 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
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