George Anthony's Alleged Mistress Speaks Out
Updated On: Jun 21 2011 06:40:43 AM EDT
A woman who said she had an affair with George Anthony after growing close to him during the search for his missing granddaughter has been subpoenaed to testify in his daughter?s murder trial.
Krystal Holloway received a subpoena to testify for the defense at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. That does not mean she will be called on Tuesday.
In an interview with Local 6 reporter Tony Pipitone, Holloway said she is upset the defense used her as a "scapegoat? in its opening statements.
?They became close. The started dating. They had an affair, whatever you want to call it,? lead defense attorney Jose Baez said about Holloway in his opening statements.
Holloway told Pipitone it is fair to say she had an intimate affair with George Anthony after helping in the search for Caylee.
When first asked by investigators about the affair, Holloway denied it, but now she says she is prepared to tell the truth in court.
Holloway said she does not believe Baez?s accusation that George Anthony pulled Caylee?s body from the family pool on June 16, 2008, 31 days before Caylee was reported missing and the search for the 2-year-old began.
If called, Holloway said she will testify that George Anthony told her in November 2008 that Caylee died by accident.
Caylee?s remains were found in a wooded area near the Anthony family home in December 2008.
Holloway said George Anthony told her Caylee?s death was an accident that snowballed out of control.
Typically, testifying about what someone told you is hearsay and not admissible, but Local 6 legal analyst Mark O?Mara said Holloway?s testimony would be allowed.
O?Mara said Holloway?s testimony could be used to impeach previous testimony by George Anthony that he knew nothing about Caylee drowning.
Holloway said she also does not believe the defense?s claim that George Anthony sexually abused his daughter, Casey Anthony, for years when she was a child.
Holloway said she knows it was wrong to grow so close to a married man, but she is strong enough to own up to it under oath.
Casey Anthony, 25, is on trial, charged with first-degree murder in Caylee's death. If convicted, she could face the death penalty.
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