Mom Mouths 'I Love You' to Casey Anthony

Casey got 'beautiful life' tattoo around time Caylee went missing
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2011 5:13 PM CDT

(Newser) – The prosecution has nearly wrapped up in the Casey Anthony murder trial and is expected to rest its case tomorrow so the defense can begin calling witnesses. An emotional Cindy Anthony got called back on the stand for the third time today. Among other things, she buttressed the notion that a hair found in Casey's trunk probably belonged to the little girl, not her mother or grandmother. As she left the stand, Cindy mouthed "I love you" to Casey, who looked away, reports People.

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Another intriguing tidbit from today's testimony: A tattoo artist testified that Casey had the words "Bella Vita"—meaning "beautiful life" in Italian—tattooed on her back on July 2, 2008, notes AP. She returned on July 15, the same day Caylee was reported missing, to schedule another appointment. "She didn't seem upset or anything," said the tattoo artist. "She was happy for the most part." Casey promised to bring Caylee in on her next visit. (Read more Casey Anthony trial stories.)

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