Casey Anthony Trial Update: Jurors are expected to see more family jail visit video
(CBS/WTSP/AP) ORLANDO, Fla. - Jurors today in the murder trial of Casey Anthony, who is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, are expected to see more recordings of jail visits from her family.
The prosecution is set to introduce at least two more recordings of visits Anthony had in the weeks following her initial 2008 arrest.
Yesterday the jurors saw Casey Anthony make admissions in her 2008 jailhouse video during conversations with her parents and her brother that prosecutors believe could blow up the defense's strategy, reports CBS affiliate WTSP.
In the video with Casey Anthony's parents, George Anthony told his daughter how much he loved her.
"I want to take that pain away from you, [Casey]. You can tell me anything," George Anthony said, the station reports.
Casey responded by saying,"I know that, dad. You have been a wonderful father and grandfather. I don't want you to think otherwise."
But in opening statements, Casey's defense team claimed her father sexually abused her as a child, reports the station.
Casey's attorneys say the abuse caused Casey to lie throughout her life, including covering up the fact that, as they claim, Caylee drowned in the family pool.
Her lawyers have said during trial that Caylee was never missing, but in the tapes she is heard talking about the search.
Casey told her mother, "My only concern is that Caylee comes back to us and that she's okay. Mommy loves her very much, and that she's the most important thing in this entire world to me, and to be brave."
Audio tapes were also played in court yesterday of detectives interrogating Casey during an intense interview. When pressed about where her daughter is Casey shouts, "I don't know!"
The detective countered, "Sure you do! Something happened to Caylee. The longer this goes, the worse it's going to be for everyone, everyone! The worse it's going to be for everyone. Right now, everything you've told us, we've locked you into a lie. Every single thing you've told us is a lie!"
Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter in the summer of 2008. Anthony has pleaded not guilty. If found guilty, she could face the death penalty.
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