On Tuesday (Day 30), Casey Anthony's ex-boyfriend and father took the witness stand, testifying about the dysfunctional family again.
Jesse Grund, Casey's boyfriend, testified Tuesday that Casey had told him that she found her brother Lee stood beside her bed, staring at her, when she was sleeping. And Lee also groped her on another occasion.
Casey also admitted she didn't want her daughter Caylee to be with Lee, according to Grund. He said that they didn't discuss the matter further.
However, George, Casey's father, denied he sexually attacked her. On Tuesday, when he was asked if he had a love affair with a woman called Krystal Holloway, he also denied.
George met Holloway through her volunteer work. He said he once went to her condominium to comfort her, because she was seriously ill.
She has a brain tumor. She was dying. She needed someone to comfort her, he said. I did go there just to console her.
I never had a romantic affair, George said.
When asked whether he had told Holloway about Caylee's death which snowballed out of control , he also denied. She (Holloway) is not a good person, George testified.
But he admitted that he had sent a text message to Holloway to tell her that he needed her in his life.
And George replied in the negative, when he was asked if he grabbed Casey by the throat, threw her against a wall and demanded Casey tell him where Caylee was.
A water department meter reader named Roy Kronk, who found Caylee's remiains in a wooded area near Casey's home, also gave his testimony on Tuesday.
Kronk testified that he had found something looked like a small skull in the wooded area in August 2008, and then he had called the sheriff's department for three times.
At that time, a nationwide search was going on to find Caylee, who supposedly was kidnapped by her nanny. Special hot lines were set up to receive any tips related to Caylee's whereabouts.
Two deputies came but neither went into the woods nor asked Kronk to show them the skull-like object, Kronk said.
One deputy walked as far as a flooded area, quickly looked from side to side, slipped on mud on his way back to the roadside, and then berated Kronk for 30 minutes for wasting his time, the meter reader testified.
According to Kronk, no one took him seriously until December 11, 2008, when he walked to the location again and clarified it was a real skull. Kronk said he had called his supervisor, who alerted the authorities. And then they came to the site and stumbled across Caylee's remains.
However, the defense attorney Jose Baez insinuated that Kronk also played some sort of role in burying Caylee's corpse. The lawyer said Kronk did this for a reward. Kronk really gained $5,000 from the crime tip line. The reward money was promised for the people who can find Caylee alive.
However, there's no evidence to prove Kronk is related with the disposal of Caylee until now. And Kronk also denied it and said he never knew the Anthonys. I just simply tried to do the right thing, said Kronk.
About Casey Anthony trial:
Two-year old Caylee was last seen alive on June 16 and it was only on July 15 that she was reported missing by her mother Casey Anthony to the police. Cindy, Casey's mother had also alerted the police by calling a 911 dispatcher and saying that she had smelled a dead body in the trunk of Casey's car that was spotted in an impound lot. The car was later towed by authorities for forensic analysis.
Initially, Casey told the police that a babysitter called Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez (Zanny the nanny) had abducted Caylee. Investigations showed Casey was lying as the babysitter Zanny was fictitious. Five months later, in December 2008, Caylee's decomposed skeletal remains were found in a wooded area near the Anthony home by a meter reader who was relieving himself.
The prosecutors say Casey chloroformed Caylee and then put duct tape over her nose and mouth, suffocating the girl.
Casey's lawyers claim Caylee was not murdered. They say the toddler accidentally drowned in the family swimming pool and George, Casey's father, helped her keep the death a secret. George has denied the claim.
Casey has been charged with seven counts, including first degree murder, aggravated child abuse and misleading the police in the death of Caylee. If she is convicted of first degree, she could be sentenced to death by the seven-woman, five-man jury.
The trial is expected to take another 2-3 weeks before a verdict is reached.
Casey has been charged with seven counts, including first degree murder, aggravated child abuse and misleading the police in the death of Caylee. If she is convicted of first degree, she could be sentenced to death by the seven-woman, five-man jury. The trial is expected to take another 1-2 weeks before a verdict is reached.