For me, the most powerful moment in the courtroom Friday came in the testimony of Dr. Jan Garavaglia. She explained to the jury that she made systemic observational studies caused her to reach the conclusion that the manner of Caylee's death was homicide. She pointed to the points that supported her conclusion:
- The child was not reported to the authorities for an extended period of time.
- The body was hidden
- The body was in a closed container
- The duct tape located on the skull
The duct tape was the focal point of the day, coming up again and again. It was something I'd written about in my book, Mommy's Little Girl:
Friday's testimony about duct tape--the murder weapon that took Caylee's life--may seal the deal in bringing justice to Caylee.