Cindy Anthony, Mother of Casey Anthony, Offers Compelling Testimony Against Accused Killer

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The prosecution in the Casey Anthony murder trial once again called a crucial witness to the stand on Tuesday: Anthony's mother, Cindy.

Testifying for the third time in the trial, Cindy helped the prosecution establish and connect key bits of evidence against Casey Anthony.

Items found with murdered Caylee Anthony's remains can be traced back to the Anthony home, according to the testimony from Cindy.

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As Cindy left the stand and took her seat next to husband George, she mouthed "I love you" to Casey, but her daughter looked away.

Cindy Anthony was among the last of the prosecution witnesses. The defense case - full of shocking claims - is expected to begin this week.

Cindy testified today that a canvas laundry bag had been missing from the family home. A similar bag was found with Caylee's remains.

She also said a Winnie-the-Pooh blanket was missing; a similar one was found at the scene. But the most disturbing revelation came later.

Decomposing hair found in Casey Anthony's trunk - long, brown and untreated by chemicals - could belong to Cindy, Casey or Caylee Anthony.

Prosecutor Linda Drane Burdick also asked Cindy about her hair length, coloring and style.

"I've had this hairstyle since 2002," Cindy Anthony testified. Her hair is short and dyed blonde – not a match to the hair found in the trunk.

She also testified that at the time of Caylee's death, Casey kept her hair short and dyed – again, not a match for the hair in the trunk.

Defense attorney Jose Baez later left Cindy in tears as he tried to point out inconsistencies between her testimony and a 2009 deposition.

"I don't remember everything I said," Cindy sighed. "It was a two-day deposition."

Earlier, investigator Alina Burrows testified that a sheet of heart-shaped stickers, each the size of a dime, was found in Casey's bedroom.

That was just days after Caylee's body was found in 2008.

The jury on Monday heard gruesome testimony that heart-shaped sticker residue was found on duct tape on Caylee Anthony's skull.

Over objections by Anthony's attorneys, prosecutors showed photos of the stickers found in the top drawer of Anthony's bedroom dresser.


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Casey Anthony is an accused murderer from Orlando, Florida. In 2008, authorities believe she killed her two-year-old, Caylee Marie... More »
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