UPDATE: Casey Anthony murder trial - 'Dick Tracy Orlando' cop
Orlando, Florida - The fantasy world touched the Orlando courtroom murder trial of Casey Anthony today as they spent almost an hour discussing whether they would allow defense attorney Jose Baez to introduce information about the Orange County Sheriff's Office detective nicknamed "Dick Tracy Orlando."
Not sure which is more REAL, Dick Tracy Orlando or the stories told by Casey Anthony on her way to this murder trial of the millennium. The prosecution indicated to the Judge Perry today that they are only half way through their witnesses.
Today was day seven of the trial and there are few "facts/evidence" so far, and now that we are hearing Casey's stories, it is clearer that her stories, were never true.
But just as the country was shocked when Jose Baez startled everyone by saying "Caylee Anthony was not murdered, she downed in the backyard swimming pool", we should have learned to never take anything for granted in this trial. It may well appear that Casey has been lying all along, but we have not heard the whole story yet.
Lee Anthony was the only family member on the stand this morning and never really revealed anything exceptional, but did confirm he is part of the same dysfunctional family tree, with his little sarcastic laugh. And he did mention that he had to "roll play" to get a story across to his sister Casey. It appears, not only do these Anthony's, all of them admit to lying, they all seem to be great actors as well.
One of Cindy's admitted lies was when she called the police on Casey and told them she "smelled a dead body" in the car, to get them to arrive faster, another mysterious lie, was when she did not know Casey was pregnant, but a picture of the two at a local wedding make it abundantly clear she was seven months pregnant.
Lead Detective, Yuri Melich of the Orange County Sheriff's Office took the stand late this afternoon and he is the one that Jose Baez says is called "Dick Tracy Orlando" after he admitted posting some comments about the case on some local blogs prior to the trial. Melich, has created, or trying to create a fan club of sorts, and at the time back when he first arrived on the scene at the Anthony home at 3:50am on July 16/2008 he was a Detective Corporal but now is working in the Professional Standards division which is internal affairs. As Melich was giving his testimony today about Casey's statement, Baez asked him "did you ever go by a different name than Yuri Melich?" The prosecution made an objection and the Judge sustained it, and then Baez went ahead and said quickly, "did you ever go by the name of Dick Tracy Orlando?" to which he received no reply, and the Judge said "sustained" again, and then "next question" and then Baez asks for a sidebar and the Judge refuses, but then allows it, and they remove the jury and have a hearing over "Dick Tracy Orlando."
Jose Baez has some information that Melich overlooked during his investigation, and feels he is biased towards his client and unprofessional, but the Judge didn't buy it, but it took up almost an hour of valuable court time. Melich claims he was only at the house to do an investigation about a missing child, and although he admits he smelled the human remains in the car, he never called CSI or made a report about the suspicious smells.
He also talked about what Casey told him, as to where Caylee was at the time, and he spoke about Zenaida Gonzalez (Zanni the Nanny) and he didn't say this, but apparently she was being paid $400 a week to babysit Caylee, and Casey has been telling so many stories, she even made up a dog and friends for Zanni, since Caylee came home one day and had been scratched by the made up dog, but maybe, that was made up too.
The trial continues today at 9am and the jury is sitting Saturdays also.