Meter Reader: I Saw, But Didn't Touch, Caylee's Skull
Roy Kronk's testimony contradict's defense's implications
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2011 1:50 PM CDT
Defense attorney Cheney Mason, left, hands paperwork to Roy Kronk during testimony in the Casey Anthony murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, in Orlando, Fla.   (AP Photo/Red Huber, Pool)

(Newser) – Casey Anthony's defense team did indeed ask for a mistrial yesterday, citing a court ruling finding Florida's death penalty statute unconstitutional. If granted, Anthony would get an entirely new jury, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Meanwhile, her trial continues, with lots of witnesses called yesterday and today:

  • Roy Kronk: The meter reader who discovered Caylee's remains testified that he informed authorities he saw something that looked like a skull in the woods, but that he never got closer than 30 feet to it. His testimony is significant because the defense team has insinuated Kronk may have tampered with the placement of Caylee's remains to snag a reward, notes AP.

  • Lee Anthony: Casey's brother says he argued with their mother when she decided to send a private investigator, on a psychic's tip, to search on Suburban Drive. "It was the first time I heard anyone in my family offer up they were willing to look for a deceased Caylee," he said. The testimony appears to contradict Cindy Anthony's earlier testimony that she never sent private investigators to the area where Caylee's body was eventually found.
  • George Anthony: Casey's father denied having an affair with a woman known as Krystal Holloway or River Cruz, though he did admit to texting that he "needed her" in his life. He also denied telling the woman, who was a volunteer working on the case, that Caylee's death was accidental but "snowballed out of control."
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