It’s Saturday and Judge Belvin Perry has dismissed the jury very early in the day because of some significant legal issue dealing with the case.
Another week of witnesses, testimony, and evidence and I am more unsure of exactly what happened to Caylee.
I am perplexed as to how some people are so absolutely sure that Casey committed first degree murder – sure there are bits and pieces of testimony and evidence that could point someone to that hasty conclusion. It might be that Casey either murdered Caylee or that Casey committed some form of involuntary aggravated manslaughter, but if I were on the jury I would not be able to say, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Casey is guilty of either of those two charges.
There is quite a bit of testimony yet to come, along with additional evidence and maybe at the end of all that I might come to a different conclusion.
Now, for the purpose of this specific blog – there appear to be two conflicting possibilities regarding Caylee’s untimely death.
The first element has to do with chloroform and the second element has to deal with the swimming pool.
I would like to present a scenario that ties these two elements together in a way I have not heard before – but it makes more sense than any scenarios I have heard so far.
There have been a lot of photos lately showing Caylee opening the sliding the door leading to the back yard, climbing up the ladder, and even going into the pool by herself. All of those pictures have been submitted as evidence to promote the possibility that Caylee got out the door, climbed up the ladder that was left in place accidentally, and then drowned in the pool, where she was ultimately found by her grandfather or Casey.
That scenario, to me, is the most unlikely of the various scenarios that have been presented so far.
The reason I discount this scenario is that it does not consider the whole issue dealing with chloroform and also the duct tape.
So, here is a scenario that I would like to present that makes sense to me.
Casey enjoyed partying and no one disputes that. Casey wanted her mother to baby-sit frequently and even though Cindy enjoyed caring for Caylee, she also wanted Casey to step up to the plate and be more of a mother to Caylee.
I believe Casey did all the Internet searches she is being accused of, after having a major blowup with her mom. Casey, after becoming knowledgeable about chloroform, started using it on Caylee at night to knock her out so she could go out and party because Cindy said that she did not want to baby-sit that often.
On one of those occasions, Casey came home to find that she accidentally overdosed Caylee. Casey then panicked, not knowing exactly what to do. Casey probably decided to sleep off her drinking and to wait until morning to think more clearly. It might also be possible that Casey intentionally overdosed Caylee after having a major argument with her mother, but I just don’t think that is the case.
After pondering how she would handle Caylee’s death, Casey decided that she would put Caylee in the pool to fake an accidental drowning so that she would not be charged with killing Caylee. Casey timed it all because she knew her dad would come by and find Caylee floating in the pool. After all the emotions, crying, and shouting, Casey might have told her dad the entire story and together they concocted the whole story that Casey’s attorney presented in opening arguments.
George, being a retired police officer, quickly surmised that because there would be no water found in Caylee’s lungs, drowning would not be determined to be the cause of death and the medical examiner, police, and prosecutors would believe that Casey murdered Caylee. As a result, George and Casey decided to hide Caylee, possibly in the trunk of the car, until an appropriate time when either Casey or even her dad could place Caylee in the woods down the street.
Now as far as the duct tape, Casey decided to place the duct tape over Caylee’s mouth and nose long after Caylee died to prevent pests or insects easily getting into Caylee. In an act of love, she placed a heart sticker on the duct tape like a lover would place S.W.A.K. on a Valentine card.
On the other hand, George and/or Casey might have decided to simply use the duct tape to throw people off. Either way, Casey put the sticker on the tape.
If that is why the duct tape was used, then aggravated charges would not apply to the duct tape but it would apply to the chloroform.
As everyone reading this now knows, I have way too much time on my hands. That said, this scenario is the only one that ties the duct tape, the chloroform, the pool, and the heart sticker.
The heart sticker was a form of apology from a loving mother to a precious innocent daughter who died way too early because of a tragic mistake on Casey’s part – a mistake that Casey should do jail time for committing.
For this whole scenario to work, Caylee’s body had to be completely decomposed because if she were found too soon, the pool scenario would not work because a medical examiner would not find any water in Caylee’s lungs.