Casey Anthony Trial: Court in Recess to Consider Legal Issue


Prosecutors countered his testimony that the pregnancy was ignored by reminding Lee Anthony that in his earlier deposition he described his parents as being "over the top" about the coming birth, that they prepared a nursery and held a baby shower.

It was also revealed upon cross examination that Lee Anthony met with defense attorney Jose Baez after he testified for the state, but before he gave today's testimony. He had previously refused to meet with prosecutors. Lee Anthony said that no one from the defense prepared him for Friday's testimony and the meeting was about a separate issue.

New evidence photos of Caylee Anthony in the family pool

Earlier Friday morning, Cindy Anthony and her daughter Casey Anthony cried as they watched a video of a giggling 2-year-old Caylee Anthony playing with her mother and saw pictures of the toddler in the family swimming pool.

Home video of Casey Anthony playing with daughter Caylee

Cindy Anthony -- mother to Casey and grandmother to Caylee -- wiped tears from her eyes with a tissue as she watched the video of Caylee bouncing on Casey Anthony's legs as the young mom laid on the floor. Both Casey Anthony and Caylee were smiling in the video.

The video from April 2007 showed Caylee in the same shorts that were found tattered with her remains on Dec. 11, 2008.

A visibly upset Cindy Anthony was rocking on the witness stand, taking deep breaths and rubbing her neck to try and stop the tears. At one point, defense attorney Jose Baez even asked her if she needed a break.

She said, "No, I'm all right."

The defense seems to be suggesting that the shorts were too small for Caylee when she disappeared in the summer of 2008 because she had grown significantly.

Upon cross examination, Cindy Anthony said that Caylee was pretty much potty trained and wasn't always wearing a bulky diaper under her shorts.

Jurors also looked at pictures of the Anthony family pool and the removable ladder used to climb into the pool.

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