Casey Anthony Trial July 15: Judge to Allow 911 Calls
In the Casey Anthony Trial, a Judge Has Ruled that 911 Tapes Made by Cindy Anthony May Remain in Evidence
Casey Anthony's mother Cindy admitted that she made exaggerated calls to 911 in order to get the police to come to her home, after two-year-old Caylee Anthony went missing. Judge Belvin Perry has ruled that the tapes are still allowed as it is thought Cindy was trying to use these exaggerated calls to trick her daughter in to revealing any information she knew about missing Caylee.
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Judge Perry said:
"Whether they are true or false really has no bearing," Perry said. "They were designed to elicit statements from the defendant in this case, to ascertain the whereabouts of the victim in this particular case."
Casey Anthony has been charged with murdering her daughter Caylee in 2008, and the defense wanted the three 911 calls thrown out as evidence.
Facing her daughter in an Orlando courtroom, Cindy Anthony said she told police "whatever I was thinking at the time to get them out there" -- including the claim, made in her first of three 911 calls, that her daughter had stolen a car from her.
"I wanted to speak to a police officer," Cindy Anthony said. "And I didn't think that if I said that she wouldn't take me to see my granddaughter, that they thought her and I might just be having an argument and think that I was some crazy grandmother and not come out and talk to me."
This was after Casey Anthony told her mother that she had not seen her daughter in over a month. She maintains that she was just trying to get police to act quicker, even though she told them in the third call 'my daughter's vehicle smells like there's been a dead body in the damn car'.
Cindy Anthony was very angry when she discovered that her granddaughter had been missing for a month, and they had not seen her since June 16 2008.
Sadly, Caylee's remains were found in the woods in December 2008; police have since concluded that her body was in her mother's car at some point in late June 2008.