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The verdict is in: Casey Anthony is not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, possibly enabled by George Anthony's mistress alleging Thursday that George said that Caylee's death was an accident that snowballed out of control, giving much-needed credit to the defense. Krystal Holloway also said that she participated in the wild goose prompted by Casey Anthony, who claimed that the small child had been kidnapped by a nanny.

Ms. Holloway told the jury, We were talking about his daughter and I mentioned that I didn't think he could raise somebody that was capable of harming her child. She added, That's when he said it was an accident that snowballed out of control.

Holloway also told the jury that He knew. He's known and I'm looking you in the face, he and Cindy have both known that she's been deceased.

Defense attorney Jose Baez read aloud a text message sent by Anthony to Holloway in order to lend credit to the woman, who came out of the darkness inherent to the Anthony household on the final day of defense deliberations.

The defense maintains that the child accidentally drowned in the family swimming pool. The prosecutions said that the child was killed by her young mother using duct tape and chloroform, alleging that Casey Anthony hid the child's body in her trunk before dumping it in a nearby wooded area.

Holloway described her instinctual shock at the revelation, adding that George and Cindy Anthony were making consistent news appearances urging the return of their granddaughter Caylee at the time.

Holloway admitted that she was compensated $4,000 by the National Enquirer to tell her story.

And a question arises: Were these the rantings of a deserted lover or the light at the end of Casey Anthony's really, really dark tunnel?

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