Last, or maybe penultimate witness for the prosecution is the defendant’s mother, Cindy Anthony. What a precious, subtle message to the jury: even the defendant’s own mother wants you to convict her.
She [Cindy]became emotional as prosecutors showed her a photo of 2-year-old Caylee wearing a t-shirt with the words “Big trouble comes in small packages” on it. She said the first time she ever saw that shirt was during her deposition, but testimony by crime scene investigators has indicated that letters from those words were found at the scene with Caylee’s remains…Cindy was asked about canvas laundry bags found in the home that were similar to one found with Caylee’s remains in December 2008. She also said that a Winnie the Pooh blanket discovered with the remains was similar to one belonging to Caylee that she had not seen since May 2008.
The point of this testimony is to allow the prosecution to make an argument that Caylee Anthony was killed away from the Anthony home, since at the time of her death she was wearing clothing that had not been at the Anthony home, and the only “caregiver” who would have been in her company then was none other than the defendant herself.
Cindy Anthony cannot be unaware of what her testimony will be used for.
She is helping the state to put her own daughter to death and making a great show of it, turning in a bravura performance. That’s pretty ugly. And awfully weird as well.
The two parents are the bookends of the prosecution’s case, helping to seal the fate of their own child. Gruesome for them to do it. Shame on the state for using it in a manipulative way.