The videotape of Casey Anthony reacting to the discovery of a child's remains in the woods behind her Florida home -- remains that were eventually I.D.'ed as her daughter Caylee -- has not been seen publicly. And Anthony's defense attorney would like to keep it that way.
According to sources who have seen the video, the footage shows Casey watching a television report on the gruesome discovery, doubling over and beginning to hyperventilate.
It's been reported that investigators said the tape showed "Anthony's consciousness of guilt, because it was days before the remains were identified as her daughter Caylee." Carlos Padilla of the Orange County Sheriffs Office disagrees. "Some reporters are overzealous," he says. "[Her reaction on tape] doesn't prove anything."
The defense maintains the video was deliberately taken to show his client in a bad light and
violates Anthony's patient and medical privacy rights, since it was taped in the Orange County Jail's medical clinic.But, according to Allen Moore of the Orange County Jail, most of the jail is under some sort of video surveillance at all times. "If the content is on the hard drive, it can be pulled at any time by investigators," he says.
Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of her daughter Caylee.
In related news, Casey's brother Lee gave his deposition today in the defamation suit involving a woman named Zenaida Gonzalez. Lee Anthony has said he had never seen nor met Gonzalez and only heard about her in July when his sister was arrested. Casey had claimed she had last seen her daughter when she left her with Gonzalez. Gonzalez claims she's never met Casey or anyone in the Anthony family.
Do you think Casey Anthony's reaction to the discovery of the remains proves her guilt?