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Douglas Kennedy’s (44) baby battle (RFK son)

 

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http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Douglas-Kennedy-Baby-Northern-Westchester-Hospital-Nurses-Video-RFK-140594003.html

Why do they think they do not have to follow the rules? Hello.  I know Kennedy clan and they love the wild and the fresh air and exercise and all that but dude they told you to leave the baby in the crib. This dude is 44 and should know better.  He assaulted the nurse:

“Instinctively as a nurse, I raised both my arms toward the neck of the baby to steady the violent shaking of the baby’s head and neck,” Luciano told investigators in a deposition.

While holding the child in his right arm, Kennedy kicked Luciano in the pelvis with his right foot, knocking her backward onto the floor, police said.

SEE THAT RAW VIDEO HERE

As he did this, Kennedy fell onto the floor with the baby in his arms. Kennedy then got up and ran “down the stairs with the infant until he was stopped by security and escorted back to the infant’s room,” the police report said.

A lawyer for Kennedy said the baby was not injured and slept through the altercation.

 

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Now I am struggling with depression

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Depression  is the bane of dedicated writers and regular folks too.   Can’t promise much production as I should be in intensive therapy for the next few weeks.  I am keeping a diary and journal of my struggle and may hope to publish it God willing to help others who have to overcome childhood abuse and neglect.  I am delayed onset depression. I can tell you that exercise and food and social withdrawal kept me going.  When younger I was a sex addict.  But I never used alcohol, street drugs, prescription drugs and never attempted suicide.   So therefore I am eligible for outpatient treatment.

Pray for me and I’ll pray for you.  This is the worst disease ever.  People told me I was crazy, they were right.  People told me to lose weight, now I’ve lost 30 pounds in about two months.  Not having an appetite seems really really strange to me.  I miss being outside.  I did a lot of crying and praying.  Now I am into relaxation, meds, accupuncture and SLOWING MYSELF WAY DOWN.

I will write when I can.  I did not even watch the debates nor care to. You know that’s not like me.  I am taking no pleasure in my life or life in general.  Just my season to suffer.  Yesterday was my birthday too.

Namaste

The Summer of Skull and Bones

first published at blogcritics.org
 
The verdict is in and now we know Casey Anthony will go scott free.  She served time in jail for three years and that will be that.  Reasonable doubt is the bar set in this country.  I predicted she would be found guilty of murder one and if I had been on the jury it would have been a problem.   The truth is that people like me are never put on juries like this one>
 
Defense, defense, defense is everything in the lap of a murder-trial jury where twelve people are put together to hear a sensational, nationally televised death penalty case and asked to render a verdict of guilty in the first degree for a young, pretty woman of 25 living in Florida. I am talking about Casey Anthony whose summer trial has ended and her fate is in the hands of the jury. It is a jury of her peers from the Clearwater, Florida area because Orlando had heard, seen and knew too much.What are the seven charges Miss Anthony, a single woman, a single mother, faces?
  • First-degree murder (premeditated part does not have to be unanimous)
  • Aggravated child abuse (a second-degree felony)
  • Aggravated manslaughter of a child (a first-degree felony which manifests
    as extreme indifference to life–reckless actions leading to death)

4 counts of providing false information to a law enforcement officer:

  • That she worked at Universal Orlando in 2008,
  • That she left Caylee with a babysitter named Zenaida Fernandez
    Gonzalez,
  • That she told Jeffrey Hopkins and Juliette Lewis that Caylee was missing,
  • That she received a phone call from Caylee on July 15, 2008.

Without a doubt she will be found guilty of the four counts of false information. I don’t see any compromise by the jury there. On the other hand, the jury could compromise and return a verdict, a lesser verdict of aggravated manslaughter of a child. This is a fancy way of saying it was an accident in which the defendant was negligent or reckless. First-degree murder and aggravated manslaughter are mutually exclusive. In other words it can’t be an accident and premeditated murder.

The least of all major charges in this case are aggravated child abuse. If you watched the case you would know that this refers to drugs, homemade or over-the-counter used to sedate Caylee. That reckless behavior spiraled out of control and she did not wake up or drowned in the pool–take your pick. And to make matters worse, or better, the defense argued that George Anthony was party to a perfectly good accident but made it look like murder!
 
The prosecution argued that Casey used or made chloroform to sedate Caylee, then duct taped her mouth and nose shut so that she would die peacefully, no blood, no mess, no fuss. She then made a coffin of a cylindrical cotton laundry bag, the mate to a square one that Cindy Anthony purchased, wrapped the body in a Winnie the Pooh blanket taken from her bed at the Anthony home (where both lived), double or triple-wrapped the body in black garbage bags, put the body in the trunk of her car then went to her boyfriend’s bed to spend the next couple of days.
 
The remains, the skull and bones of Caylee Anthony were described for the
viewer but only those in the courtroom could actually see the hair mat as it
fell from the skull, only they could see it. The judge ordered the photos
pixilated before publishing to the media. We saw a garbage dump in the woods and heard a description of skull and bones at their final resting place for months. Not a shred of tissue left and only threadbare clothing worn by the child. She was not wearing shoes or socks which indicates to me she was taking a nap, not drowning in a pool. Where did Casey commit this crime? Neither the defense nor prosecution could provide an answer.
 
If it was a home pool accident as the defense claims then it happened at the home. If it was first-degree murder it might have happened at an undisclosed location away from the Anthony home, obviously not far from it. No evidence of a chloroform kit (only internet searches about it) or Casey cooking it up in the Anthony kitchen but that does not mean she did not use it. The confusion over chloroform was interesting in that the decomposing body will off-gas many chemical byproducts including chloroform. The trunk of Casey’s car was said to hold high levels of chloroform and the smell of decomposition.
 
Smell was a big factor in this case. And in the prosecution rebuttal Linda Burdick
believes that Casey backed the car up to a dumpster to fill its trunk with trash that would account for any nose-defying smells. She even texted her friend that she thought her dad “must have run over a dead animal.” Casey had a lie for every occasion. One of the most prolific liars in history and quick to accuse others of lying about her…unbelievable.
 
The smoking gun: The prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that the
body of Caylee spent time in the trunk of the car and that Casey dumped the body in the woods. The defense made much of the fact that Casey was in jail when the body was found by Ray Kronk, the meter reader, and that he moved the body. But we all know that he didn’t put the body there. He had no access to Caylee, the Anthony home or the remains of Caylee before they were dumped there like trash by her mother Casey. This requires premeditation, placing the body in the trunk, moving the body, hiding the remains, thereby destroying the evidence down to a case of circumstantial evidence. This case is not so low on the circumstantial side because other cases have been won where there was no body, no remains recovered. Time was lost if Kronk found the body in August 2008 just after Casey went to jail because there would have been soft tissue available for DNA testing.
 
A reasonable defense?
Jose Baez argued that the location in the woods where the remains were
found was “staged,” really? The prosecution rebut: this was a site staged only by Mother Nature wherein vines and vegetation were growing in and through the skull and bones of Caylee Anthony. Personally, I was underwhelmed by the defense arguments and objections. They did not convince me–they put me to sleep. There were rumors and whispers of childhood sexual abuse, accidental death in the family pool, family coverup, family dysfunction, prolific lies that spell extenuating circumstances. All to keep murder one–off the minds of the jury, all to keep Casey off death row. Yes, extenuating circumstances such as low IQ or horrific childhood, can keep a man or woman from the death penalty but neither fits this case. And the defense accused the prosecution of throwing stuff against the wall to see what sticks did exactly that.
 
Grasping at laws:
The testimony of Cindy Anthony was impeached to high heaven, so was the
testimony of George Anthony. Specifically, Cindy was at work, unlike Casey who
lied and said she worked at Universal, when the searches for chloroform were
made by Casey among other terms. George was at the home of a search volunteer Krystal Holloway when he was supposed to be looking for Caylee. He lied and said he went there only a couple of times and that there was no intimate affair. His testimony was impeached by his text trail and testimony of Krystal.
Finally, who had the most to gain? This thought and two photos are what Linda
Drane-Burdick left the jury with: one of Casey partying and the other of her
tatoo “bella vita” which translates “beautiful life” in Italian.
 
Jeff Ashton played a huge role in the prosecution of this case with closing arguments that nailed the crime to Casey’s hide and two parts of the rebuttal. At one point he was laughing with his hand over his mouth while Jose Baez offered closing and he stopped mid sentence to call out Ashton with “that laughing guy over there.” Judge Belvin Perry about leaped to his feet shouting “sustained, approach the bench Mr. Baez.” I can tell you in watching most of the televised trial that Judge Perry was no fan of Baez but Perry was fair and threatened to replace both men if there were further antics and game playing.
 
How should we grade the prosecution in this case? I give them high marks for
the forensic experts, DNA evidence, great timeline presentation, masterful
closing arguments with its solid cry of death by mothering. They had to argue a plausible manner of death–Casey smothered little Caylee and it was no accident. My verdict prediction: first-degree murder and guilty on the four counts of lying.
 
This July fourth the jury got the case for deliberation at high noon. Does this bode freedom for Miss Anthony? Or the loss of it? You be the judge.

Casey Anthony NOT GUILTY of killing her daughter…period

I can’t believe it.  The little girl died but no one killed her. WTFf? This is unbelievable.  What a lazy stupid jury and waste of money, total waste of taxpayers money.  Casey is crying since she has been found not guilty of any crimes against her daugher. She was only guilty of lying and she will get time for the lying but that’s it.  White girl goes free just like OJ, OK.

My Verdict Prediction: Guilty in the First Degree of Murder

 

WTF again.  The verdict is in and they have rendered a NOT GUILTY TO ALL THE MAJOR CHARGES. WTF.  I can’t believe it.  I know OJ did it but damn I think she did it too.  I think the jury was lazy as hell.  They rarely took notes and the expert witnesses were a waste obviously. 

 
What are the charges against Casey Anthony?

Casey is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, sometime in June or July 2008. The official charges against her are:

  • First-degree murder (guilty–my verdict prediction, first degree premeditated or not–death or 30 years)
  • Aggravated child abuse (second-degree felony)
  • Aggravated manslaughter of a child (reckless behavior and an accident)
  • 4 counts of providing false information to a law enforcement officer:
    • That she worked at Universal Orlando in 2008, (guilty, my prediction)
    • That she left Caylee with a babysitter named Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalez, (guilty, my prediction)
    • That she told Jeffrey Hopkins and Juliette Lewis that Caylee was missing, (guilty, my prediction)
    • That she received a phone call from Caylee on July 15, 2008. (guilty my prediction)

You can view the entire case timeline here.

Jose Baez closing contempt of court charge?

Baez comments are over the top when he said “that smiling guy there” the judge jumped up and shouted: sustained, approach the bench.

He is the lead defense lawyer. He is unprepared and uninteresting. The car, the imaginary friends, the motive, the slut, the child abuse. How could she abuse a child who was under constant observation until she was no more.

Okay I’ve had a chance to listen to more closing arguments from defense aka Jose Baez: he has no timeline, he is getting lost in a labyrinth of arguments, engaging in ad hominen attacks on Jeff Ashton.  When he said “that smiling guy there” the judge jumps up and calls a sidebar.  Yes, there is acrimony between the judge and Baez I’ve noted.  Baez made the judge mad no doubt and there could be a contempt of court in this closing case.  It’s getting hot in there folks.

Jose Baez closing boring–updated

He is the lead defense lawyer. He is unprepared and uninteresting. The car, the imaginary friends, the motive, the slut, the child abuse. How could she abuse a child who was under constant observation until she was no more.

Okay I’ve had a chance to listen to more closing arguments from defense aka Jose Baez: he has no timeline, he is getting lost in a labyrinth of arguments, engaging in ad hominen attacks on Jeff Ashton.  When he said “that smiling guy there” the judge jumps up and calls a sidebar.  Yes, there is acrimony between the judge and Baez I’ve noted.  Baez made the judge mad no doubt and there could be a contempt of court in this closing case.  It’s getting hot in there folks.