Caylee Anthony Could Climb Into Pool Herself, Mother of Casey Anthony Claims

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A day after Cindy Anthony stunned the courtroom by claiming she was the one who performed several incriminating searches on the family computer, she was back testifying on behalf of her daughter, Casey Anthony.

Today's revelation was nearly as shocking. Cindy testified that Caylee Anthony, who was found dead in 2008, could have accessed the family swimming pool herself - supporting a key Casey Anthony defense claim.

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Cindy told jurors that she returned home from work on June 16, 2008, to find the pool ladder had been left standing against the pool, ready for use.

"I thought it was strange," she said. "I told my co-workers about it."

Defense attorney Jose Baez showed Cindy several pictures of 2-year-old Caylee and the Anthonys' above-ground pool. One of the pictures showed Caylee climbing the three-rung ladder into the pool with the help of Cindy.

The pictures caused Cindy Anthony to cry, while Casey Anthony also wiped her eyes with a tissue as her mother told the court the following:

"She could climb into the pool by herself," Anthony testified, explaining that they swam together every day. "She was anxious to get in."

"We took extra precaution every day to keep the ladder off the pool," Cindy added. "We taught Caylee she had to be with us to swim."

The defense then showed a picture of Caylee opening the sliding glass door that led to the pool, asking "Could Caylee open the door?"

"Yes, she could do it herself," Anthony answered.

The defense says the case against Casey Anthony, who prosecutors say murdered Caylee and dumped her body in the woods, is thin.

Her attorney has posited that Caylee drowned on her own, and that Casey only lied about it due to severe psychological duress.

Casey Anthony could get the death penalty if convicted.

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Caylee Anthony was a great little girl i just wish she could of had a life like us she was a great hearted girl and could of never climed in a pool and dyed in there. Someone had to been watching her and someone had to look in the pool and found her but what person would do this to a little girl that just makes me sick. I just hope Caylee will rest in peace.
Dear Caylee, i hope you are in peace and i know you will be happy there i know it was a terrible thing that happend to you but i want you to know i love you and so dose the world and we will pray for you.

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Tstar: I thought one expert testified that the duct tape could have been used to hold the skull together. There is slippage of the skin after a drowning death.

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My understanding is the coroner evidence does not eliminate the possibility of accidental drowning. I really think there is so much more to this story.

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I dont believe little Caylee drowned, if she drowned there would have been some kind of evidence on the body that she drowned, why now !fter 3 years is this story just now coming out? Casey had 3 years to come up with this story and blame her father for her reaction! I myself have been molested as a child by my biological father and I know right from wrong,. She was not molested,, her and her father had a good relationship until now,. Somebody knows something and that somebody is Casey! She didnt want to be a mom anymore, hence why she was partying while caylee was missing, if my daughter was missing I would be looking for her day and night but she was partying because she knew caylee was dead and she didnt have to be a mom! She deserves to rot in hell!

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It doesn't matter if you "think" or "know in your heart" that someone is guilty of committing a crime. In a court of law you have to have something called EVIDENCE! I think that the police missed many opportunities to gather much needed evidence in order for the prosecution to PROVE Casey murdered her daughter. Yes, she has lied and acted in a digusting manner after Caylee went "missing" but that doesn't prove she murdered her. I don't think the prosecution will be able to convinct her of murder one. If anything, I can see the jury convicting her of manslaughter. Too many questions left unanswered, too much doubt. Its sad but this happens everyday in the judicial system.

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lies lies & more lies

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Caylee drowned?? People are actually buying that BS? Answer me this...if Caylee drowned then why was duct tape wrapped around her head 3 times covering her mouth and nose?? I would think if she wasn't breathing after drowning, there would be no need for it! So far there has not been one thing said by either side that would bring me to the conclusion that Casey Anthony is innocent of killing her daughter!

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I would like to know who was taking all the pictures they have of caylee getting into the pool? When were they taken? Caylee doesn't look like Caylee. When was the call made to George?

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I do not believe for one second she was molested. And even if she was what the hell does that have to do with her killing her baby? I was abused as a child for years. Suffered PTSD and I know what is right and wrong. I can't stand people who cry "molested" to get them out of trouble when THEY knew better.

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AFTER 2 DAYS OF HEARING THIS B.S. FROM THIS DESPERATE TEAM OF DEFENSE LAWYERS, WHO KNOW IN THEIR HEARTS CASEY IS GUILTY AS SIN, IT WOULDN'T SURPRISE ME ONE BIT IF THEY DIDN'T TRY TO CONVINCE THE JURY THAT LIL' CAYLEE PLANNED HER OWN MURDER!!!