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By Amy L. Edwards, Orlando Sentinel
11:07 a.m. EDT, April 9, 2010
Who would jury believe in Anthony case: Inmate or jail guard?
"Who would be more credible: A corrections officer who was entrusted with guarding Orange County's imprisoned, or the wife of an ex-cop now serving time for drug dealing?
If prosecutors decide to use testimony from either Silvia Hernandez or Robyn Adams in the first-degree murder case against Casey Anthony, jurors may have to decide."
(quoted from article)
Casey Anthony’s jailhouse letters: Pen pal talked about friendship in recorded calls from jail
Pen pal Robyn Adams talked about secret jailhouse letters in recorded phone calls to friends outside the jail.[/B]
10:33 a.m. EDT, April 9, 2010
Casey Anthony's pen pal at the Orange County Jail talked about the friendship in recorded jail phone calls, a news Web site is reporting.
Adams told a friend that on Dec. 11, 2008 — the day that Caylee Anthony's remains were found near the Anthony family home — that Casey Anthony was "very scared" that day.
"She doesn't seem to be looking good," Adams says in one recording in a conversation with another woman. "I'm praying for her every day."
Adams made about 800 recorded calls from the jail while she was there.
UPDATED: Phone Calls From Anthony Pen Pal Released
Robyn Adams Discusses Anthony With Her Father
POSTED: 11:41 am EDT April 9, 2010
UPDATED: 4:50 pm EDT April 9, 2010
The calls released are between Adams and her father, and Adams talked about the Anthony letters. In a phone call, you hear him coaching her about what's called substantial assistance. As a federal prisoner, if you help the government, you can apply to have your sentence reduced. Adams is serving 10 years for trafficking marijuana.
•Adams' Father: You may be eligible for substantial assistance.
•Adams: Yes, but I think it's a safety valve.
•Adams' Father: Substantial Assistance is what you need to get.
•Adams: Keep praying for it, Daddy.
Defense attorney Richard Hornsby said the FDLE should have examined the calls before declaring Adams and her information about Anthony as credible. "Those jail calls, it undermines their credibility saying Adams is a credible witness," Hornsby said.
A representative for the FDLE said the agency was only responding to a request by prosecutors. "We were asked by the state attorney's office to interview Robyn in reference to the letters. We completed the request and forwarded the results to the state attorney's office. That was our involvement," a statement said.
Hornsby said the calls could help Anthony's defense find inconsistencies in Adams' statements in their quest to get her statements to law enforcement thrown out. "The real question is did she in fact have the opportunity to view Casey to see how she was reacting," Hornsby said.
VIDEO: Did Adams Use Code In Phone Calls? 2:00
Audio recordings of phone calls in the case against Casey Anthony are released.
VIDEO: Phone Calls From Anthony Pen Pal Released 1:37
Audio recordings of phone calls in the case against Casey Anthony are released.
VIDEO: Inmate: Anthony 'Scared' When Caylee Was Found 2:18
*Thanks R. Hornsby! :blowkiss:
An Open Letter to Web Sleuthers Everywhere…
Apr 8th, 2010 by Richard Hornsby.
I have all the jail calls for Adams, Benhaida, and Derkovic and now I need your help.
I need people to listen to the calls and then give a BRIEF synopsis of what each call contains.
There is 1 CD for Cecelia Benhaida who was incarcerated under the name Cecelia Holloway.
There is 1 CD for Maya Derkovic which is mostly in a language I do not recognize.
There are 4 CDs for Robyn Adams (over 800 calls) – 1 of the CDs is unreadable.
I need people to listen to the WAV files and report if there is anything Casey Anthony related or if it is just “drivel.”
Release the Hounds…
Apr 9th, 2010 by Richard Hornsby.
The audio of the jailhouse telephone calls of Robyn Adams, Maya Derkovic, and Cecelia Holloway (aka Crystal Benhaida).
Please note I have been uploading all morning and am halfway through Disc 2 of Robyn Adams and Disc 3 will be up afterwards – probably another hour or so.
Please post your feedback at the WebSleuths forum as my server will likely be slow today.
■Directory of Jail Audio
WS's Discussion: Robyn Adams, Benhaida, and Derkovic -The Jail Calls INCLUDED #2
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WS's Discussion: Phone calls - Robyn Adams Disc 1
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WS's Discussion: Phone calls - Robyn Adams Disc 2
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WS's Discussion: Phone calls - Robyn Adams Disc 3
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WS's Discussion: Phone calls - Robyn Adams Disc 4
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WS's Discussion: Phone calls - Cecelia Benhaida/Holloway
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Casey Anthony: WOFL relays audio tapes of jail pen pal’s take on Casey Anthony
posted by halboedeker on April, 9 2010 9:22 AM
The friend asks if Anthony knew about the remains, and Adams replies “not completely,” WOFL reported. In the recording, Adams says that Anthony “had a feeling it was Caylee’s body,” WOFL added.
It has been a major story this week that Adams told investigators that Anthony revealed details about the remains. Authorities say Anthony shared those details with Adams before they were made public.
Another phone calls suggests not that close. Adams’ father asks: “You are not able to talk to her physically at all, right?” Adams replies no.
Could that help Anthony’s case?
Casey Anthony: WESH asks about pen pal’s motives
posted by halboedeker on April, 9 2010 1:17 PM
“What remains unanswered is whether the FDLE knew about these dozens of recorded calls before wrapping up their investigation recently into this matter and coming to the conclusion that Adams was not trying to get a break on her own sentence,” Kealing said. “Adams’ motives in this could determine whether or not the potentially crucial information she got from Casey ever sees the light of day in Casey’s murder trial.”
Kealing promised more on the issue this afternoon. WFTV-Channel 9 also said it would offer a report on the Adams phone calls at 5 p.m.
UPDATED: Casey’s Pen Pal: “Praying For Her Every Day”
Posted: 4:43 pm EDT April 9, 2010
Updated: 5:58 pm EDT April 9, 2010
Phone calls were released from Casey Anthony's jailhouse friends, the same friends who Casey confided to in personal letters and whispered conversations. In the calls, they talk about the accused child killer.
There were more than 1,000 phone calls made by Casey's pen-pal, her friend and a woman who knew Casey's dad. Those calls add up to more than 200 hours.
It's interesting, because Casey’s pen pal doesn't seem to know that much about the investigation, but she told investigators earlier this year that, on the day Caylee's remains were found, Casey told her about a blanket and plastic bag with the remains. That's something investigators said only they and the killer would know.
Cecelia Holoway, also known as Cecelia Benheida, claimed to investigators she helped pass Casey's letters and she seems all too eager to talk to a friend on the outside about Casey.
Cecelia is also Krystal Holloway's sister, the woman who claims she carried out an affair with George Anthony, Casey’s father.
*Much more at link!
VIDEO REPORT:Calls Released Involving Casey's Jailhouse Friends 3:19
UPDATED: Pen Pal Asks Father To Pray For Casey Anthony
Friday, April 09, 2010 6:52:21 PM
Adams made as many as four phone calls a night.
She called her parents, her children and her friend Treacy, who is the Altamonte Springs woman who Adams asked to hold the letters Anthony had written to her. However, it’s her calls to her father where she asks him to pray for Anthony.
Dad: Have you seen Casey?
Robyn: Every day
Dad: I mean, how's she holding up?
Robyn: She hasn't been holding up good it looks like.
Dad: No, I guess not.
Robyn: Keep her and her family in prayer. Any news on what's going on with her or anything?
Dad: No, they're not. They're keeping it pretty quiet about it, about her.
Robyn: Yeah, but they just found some remains.
Dad: But they don't know who. They assume it is, but you know how the media confronted it (inaudible). I hope it's not, but... it'll probably be next week before anyone even knows.
Robyn: Well, keep praying for her parents, too.
Dad: We will.
Video: Phone Calls Made By Adams
http://www.cfnews13.com/MediaPlayer...ASEYCALLSOSW_040920100549&cat=CAC&title=Phone Calls Made By Adams
Casey Anthony: Why was Casey Anthony’s pen pal fixated on letters?
posted by halboedeker on April, 9 2010 6:38 PM
WESH-Channel 2’s Bob Kealing said that Adams and her father seemed to talk in code — “safety valve” is a repeated phrase — about ways to reduce her prison sentence. Drug trafficker Adams is serving a 10-year sentence in federal prison.
“Did you drop off my letters,” Adams asked her father in a November 2008 phone call. Her father said he would do that next week. “Daddy, it can’t wait any longer!” Adams says. “What if that one letter counts. Seriously, Dad we need that.”
Kealing wondered if Adams was talking about Casey Anthony’s letters to her. WESH headlined a story: “Robyn’s Hidden Reasons?”
Orlando defense attorney Richard Hornsby, who does analysis for WESH, said the tapes “show a woman who is desperate … and searching for any way to get out of jail.” Hornsby said the calls raise questions about Adams: “Did she, in fact, have the opportunity to even view Casey Anthony to determine how Casey was reacting?”
WOFL-Channel 35’s Shannon Butler also focused on Adams’ interest in those letters and Adams’ conversations with her father. ”It’s unclear if Casey’s letters are the topic of conversation,” Butler said. “But what you can tell is these women did strike up a friendship just hours after Casey Anthony was booked in jail.” Adams told a friend that the guards moved her because she was talking to Anthony. And Adams said she didn’t know Anthony was off limits.
*Much more at link!
Local 6 Hears Calls From Anthony's Pen Pal
Phone Calls Show Adams Wants Out Of Jail
POSTED: Friday, April 9, 2010
UPDATED: 8:33 pm EDT April 9, 2010
Local 6's investigative reporter Tony Pepitone has listened to hundreds of calls made by Adams from the Orange County Jail, and the prosecution in the Anthony case said they believe there may be evidence contained in them. Despite that claim, Pepitone said the calls do not show any attempt to make up evidence against Casey Anthony to help secure Adams' freedom.
Two months after she was sentenced to 10 years in prison, Adams called Tracy Neally, a friend she's forwarded hundreds of pages of Casey Anthony's letters to. "I'm doing the right thing by holding onto the letters, I think," Adams said in another call. "I've got them all."
Now, prosecutors do too. The letters were released earlier in the week, and showed Casey Anthony opening up to a friend in jail; however, they do not include some of the more damaging things Adams claims Anthony told her verbally.
In listening to the calls, however, it became clear that in March 2009, Anthony let something "slip" to Adams. "It was kind of a fluke -- like it slipped," Adams said. "You know what I mean?" Though the call does not reveal what the slip may have been, Adams did say she's considered telling others.
*More at link!
After news of the search aired, George and Cindy Anthony arrived at the scene. The parents of Casey Anthony told Local 6 they wanted to go talk to Bloom's parents, and then planned to leave. Can you imagine? How utterly upsetting to have parents of an accused child murderer show up on your doorstep when you are thoroughly distraught over your own child who truly is missing!
Psychologists: Jailhouse letters offer insight into Casey Anthony’s life behind bars
2:01 a.m. EDT, April 11, 2010
The letters Casey Anthony penned in jail show an immature woman who needs attention and adoration from others.
That's what three psychologists gleaned from reviewing dozens of Anthony's hand-written notes and letters to a fellow inmate at the Orange County Jail. The doctors agreed to read and give insight from the letters at the request of the Orlando Sentinel. "She is spending most of her time in isolation with no audience. She has no outlet for the stuff that goes through her mind," said Dr. Daniel Tressler, a forensic psychologist based in Altamonte Springs.
Altamonte Springs psychologist Dr. Barbara Mara described Anthony as someone with a great need to vent her conflicting emotions, including her fears, anxiety and unresolved anger toward her family. "She portrays immature unrealistic kinds of thoughts," Mara said, adding some of it could be Anthony coping with her situation.
Dr. Robert Janner, a Winter Park psychologist, found some of the letters reflect Anthony's attempt to "comfort herself through reminiscing about watching old movies and wearing comfortable clothes in some letters, while conversely fantasizing about romantic contact with men, and feminine pampering and fashionable adornment," he said.
*More at link!
We ask psychologists to analyze Casey Anthony's jailhouse letters.
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