On the first day of the Casey Anthony trial, defense attorney Jose Baez told jurors that Casey’s father, George, had an affair with a woman who was helping look for missing 2-year-old Caylee Anthony.
On Tuesday, George Anthony had his first opportunity to address those claims. The defense asked him about a relationship with Krystal Holloway, a woman who had searched for Caylee.
“Did you have a romantic relationship with her?” Baez asked.
“How did you meet her?” asked Baez.
“She was someone who volunteered at our site,” answered Anthony, who was testifying for the fourth time. “I considered her a friend. She worked at our command center to help us find Caylee.”
Holloway told police that during an intimate moment, George Anthony confided that Caylee’s death was “an accident that snowballed out of control.”
“Did you say that to her?” asked Baez.
“No,” answered Anthony. “I didn’t confide with anyone during that time.”
During the testimony, several jurors swiveled their chairs towards George Anthony, watching him intently. Cindy Anthony shook her head in the gallery, while Casey Anthony stared on impassively.
BY STEVE HELLING