The accused killer has ‘deep psychological issues’ and may be having an ’emotional breakdown’ as she stands trial for her daughter Caylee’s murder.
Experts tell HollyBaby.com exclusively that they suspect Casey Anthony may even suffer from a personality disorder, which prompted her defense team’s bid to have a mistrial declared. Do you agree?
The Casey Anthony murder trial was rocked on Monday, June 27, by news the defense had filed a motion for a mistrial on the grounds Casey is not competent to stand trial. Casey was evaluated and ruled fit to carry on in court.
But the attempt — incredibly rare DURING a trial — has left court watchers wondering what prompted it and what “not competent” means.
Leading psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere tells HollyBaby.com that it is “an inability to understand the charges against her, an inability to understand court proceedings, and/or an inability to participate in her own defense. Normally we ask for a competency evaluation before the trial begins. It’s much more rare to do an evaluation of this nature in the middle of the trial than before the trial begins.”
And Dr. Gardere has his theories on what prompted the unusual move. He says, “I don’t know what happened. Maybe she’s having an emotional breakdown.”
“Maybe there’s something going on psychologically. She seems to have deep psychological issues; not depression or schizophrenia, more an anti-social personality disorder, whether she’s responsible for the death of her child or not,” he adds.
Clinical social worker Jennifer Spitz agrees with Dr. Gardere — adding that the mistrial bid could have been to try and stop an unfit and delusional Casey from taking the stand.
She says, “If she gets on the stand, so much of it is manufactured or interpretations of the truth. There are too many possible ways for her to contradict herself.”
Have you been watching the trial, HollyMoms. What do you think?
— Ian Garland
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