Uncomfortable silence gripped the courtroom Thursday as jurors in the Casey Anthony trial were shown graphic photos of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony.
After the judge warned courtroom spectators with "queasy stomachs" to "control their emotions," prosecutors introduced photos taken Dec. 11, 2008.
Taken in the woods near the Anthony family's Orlando home, the grisly images flashed on the screen, while Casey Anthony wept openly in court.
Casey Anthony stands accused of murdering young Caylee. Yesterday, her alleged online searches for chloroform and neck breaking were revealed.
Also testifying Thursday morning was Casey's brother Lee, who was called to the stand by the prosecution for questioning about Casey Anthony's lies.
Lee said that after Caylee's disappearance, Casey told him that her nanny "Zanny" – a.k.a. Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, who both sides now say is a fabrication – and "Zanny's" sister had held her down by her wrists at a local park.
Lee Anthony testified that Caylee said Zanny told her she was taking Caylee because Casey "was not being a good mother" and "to teach her a lesson."Casey also told her brother that Zanny warned her not to go to the police.
Additionally, Lee testified this morning that Casey told him Zanny was giving her instructions by logging onto Casey's personal MySpace account.
Casey said Zanny had hacked her account and changed the password to "timer55" – 55 being the number of days from when Caylee was taken from her, Casey said, until Caylee's third birthday on Aug. 9.
"Her feeling was that she was going to get her back that day," Lee testified.
When he left the stand, Casey avoided looking in her brother's direction.