This week, a second person pulled out of the defense team for Casey Anthony. You can doubt but accept the reason given when one person leaves but when the second one followed close on the heels of attorney Todd Maculso‘s departure, you can’t help but to think of those proverbial rats and the sinking ship.
I respectfully contacted her about her client, Lisa Nowak. Ms. Mackenzie proceeded to scold me and call me names for daring to write a book. I actually thought that was pretty funny. But then, she took it a step further.
She placed a call to my Senior Editor at St. Martin’s Press and yelled at him, too. Not exactly the professional behaviour you’d expect from someone whose job of making the client look good. That conduct was why I was not surprised when she was hired by Jose Baez.
Also, the State Attorney’s Office publicly released more of the discovery this week that they’d already provided to the defense–photographs and documents.
What evoked a visceral response in me were the pictures of the baby doll. It brought my mind back to where it belonged. It is often hard to maintain the proper focus in the midst of the Baez and Anthony three-ring circus. That doll did it.
It’s all about Caylee.
Never forget it.
Her life was short but it had tremendous value.
And she calls to us for justice and whispers a fervent wish: don’t let this happen again.