Sunday, October 9, 2011

Casey Anthony refused to talk at video conference for her protection.


Caylee Marie Anthony and mother Casey Marie Anthony

Casey Anthony, 22 year-old mother of a child Caylee Marie Anthony (August 9, 2005 – June 16, 2008) who was charged with the killing of her own child is acquitted. But after acquiting she remained silent and refused to answer most questions during a video deposition on Saturday in a civil defamation case. Anthony, wearing a baseball hat and big sunglasses, appeared for Saturday's deposition via a video-conference arranged for her protection. Orlando attorney John Morgan, who represents Gonzalez, said Anthony appeared to be unhappy and angry during the 45-minute deposition.



"You could see where there's points where she starts to hyperventilate, nostrils flaring. But there was never an outburst," he told Reuters. Anthony repeatedly invoked her Fifth Amendment right to avoid incriminating herself. Morgan said he plans to ask a judge to order Anthony to answer the questions. "The real purpose of today was to ask the real serious questions. Did you make it up, why did you make it up, how did you hear about her," Morgan said.

Caylee Anthony was an American two-year-old girl who was reported missing in Orlando, Florida in July 2008, and whose dead body was found in a wood near her home in December 2008. Her mother, though acquited from the charge, convicted of lying to police officers that a woman named Zenaida GonZalez kidnapped her child.

Zenaida Gonzalez claims in her defamation suit that her life was ruined after Anthony falsely told investigators someone by that name kidnapped her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. At trial, her attorney said Caylee died in 2008 in an accidental drowning in the family's backyard pool, and Zenaida Gonzalez was a figment of Anthony's imagination. Gonzalez's lawyers contend Anthony obtained their client's name and details from a visitor card filled out by Gonzalez at an Orlando apartment complex. This televised murder trial was described by as "the social media trial of the century" by Time Magazine.

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