Casey's Brother: We Didn't Talk About Her Pregnancy

He says he was excluded, says the family didn't acknowledge it
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2011 6:04 PM CDT
Lee Anthony testifies in the murder trial of his sister Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., on Friday, June 24, 2011.   (AP Photo/Red Huber,Pool)
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(Newser) – Yesterday's big revelation at the Casey Anthony trial came from Mom. Today, the spotlight shifted to brother Lee, who broke down while testifying about his sister's pregnancy, which he says the family largely swept under the rug. "I was very angry at my mom. I was also angry at my sister—that they didn't want to include me and didn't find it important enough to tell me," said a sobbing Lee. Casey's mother didn't even acknowledge the pregnancy until three days before she gave birth, and told him to "let it go" when he asked her about it, he said.

When asked to recount when he realized his sister was pregnant, Lee told of a day in early to mid-2005 when he saw Casey as she was leaving their shared bathroom, Reuters reports. "I could see her midsection and it was showing." He said he asked her, "Excuse me, what the hell is that? She kind of just waved me off." (Click to find out why the trial was abruptly halted over the weekend.)

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