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Cindy Anthony: Caylee Couldn't Reach Pool

Emotional grandmother casts doubt on defense claims
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2011 2:39 PM CDT

(Newser) – Casey Anthony's mother had an emotional day on the witness stand today, crying throughout her testimony and at one point asking the judge to remove a photo of Caylee from her view, reports ABC News. She recounted the lies her daughter told to explain the girl's disappearance, with Casey sometimes claiming the girl was with a (nonexistent) nanny or with Casey at her (nonexistent) job.

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Cindy Anthony also testified that Caylee could not have reached a back-yard pool on her own and that she always removed a ladder the girl used when they were done swimming, note the Orlando Sentinel and AP. (That could shoot a hole in the defense team's claims that Caylee drowned in the pool.) One of Casey Anthony's ex-boyfriends also testified today, and he detailed texts he received from her. "If they don't find her guess who gets blamed and spends eternity in jail?" read one. (Read more Casey Anthony stories.)

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