In keeping with the theme of the case, jury selection in the Casey Anthony trial was moving along like a tortoise on qualudes yesterday, when Honorable Badass Perry abruptly slammed on the breaks and announced court would be adjourned until this morning. Media whiplash ensued. No explanation was given, but lead attorney Jose Baez was kind enough to immediately text the annoying, intrusive media he complains so much about, and tease them with evasive talk of “a private matter” that warranted his immediate attention.
Some spectators assumed the obvious: a long lunch at Margaritaville went terribly wrong, and left him with a serious case of The Sickly Spins. Others figured his severe allergies to work and responsibility kept him from returning to the courthouse after lunch. The theories were abundant, indeed. But the truth is far more insidious than any theory posed thus far.
According to a source speaking on the condition of anonymity, yesterday’s proceedings were actually halted because of a bitter love spat between Casey and Jose. “They actually broke up a couple weeks ago, after Jose spotted Casey flirting with Mason,” says the source. “He was devastated, but he’s nobody’s fool. Jose’s been done with her for awhile, but he’s locked into the case, he can’t quit. And he’s commited to making money off her. He’ll do anything to make that work. He just feels trapped.”
The details of yesterday’s blowout are sketchy, but many have noted the growing animosity between the two former lovebirds. “It just hasn’t been the same since jury selection began,” says another source close to Casey. “He’s become a real Snappy Sally whenever she tries talking to him. And he sits all the way down the table, and ignores her the whole time. She’s heartbroken. The other day she wrote him a love letter, folded it up into a heart shape, and passed it down to him. He crumpled it up and threw it back at her, like so much confetti. Its just so sad.”
“The breakup is really rattling the defense team,” continues the source. “They’re pretty much forced to choose sides, and now the two camps won’t even eat lunch together.”
And on top of that, the shock of watching the perfect couple fall apart has left them questioning their faith in love. “If these two soulmates can’t work things out, what hope do the rest of us have,” wondered the source. “They’ve been rocked to the core; they’re imploding from within. Jose was so offended by the lunch table situation, he stormed out and took the afternoon off to clear his head with a Red Bull in the kiddypool.”
But what does it mean for the case???
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