When the Casey Anthony trial began, her defense attorney, Jose Baez, threw out some stunning allegations against Casey's father, George.
Namely, that his prior abuse of Casey caused her to act erratically, and that he had an affair with a woman named Krystal Holloway who was helping him look for Casey's missing 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony.
Tuesday, on the stand, George Anthony denied any infidelity.
"She was someone who volunteered at our site," he said. "I considered her a friend. She worked at our command center to help find Caylee."
Why does it matter to Casey Anthony's defense whether or not he had an affair with Holloway? Because of something he supposedly told her.
Holloway told police that during an intimate moment, George confided that Caylee's death was "an accident that snowballed out of control."
"Did you say that to her?" Baez asked the father of the accused.
"No," said Anthony. "I didn't confide with anyone during that time."
During the testimony, jurors swiveled their chairs towards George Anthony, watching him intently. Cindy Anthony shook her head in the gallery.