Meter Reader Roy Kronk Defends Himself, Psychics Take Credit, Orange County Deputy Richard Cain Under Investigation … Keep your Eye on the Ball and Casey Anthony
After all the smoke clears and people stop focusing on Roy Kronk, deputy Richard Cain or even the psychic … keep your eye on the ball and put focus where it rightfully should be … Casey Anthony. Do not take your eye off the fact that Anthony family members, Cindy, George and Lee have asked for criminal immunity.
Roy Kronk, the meter reader who made the 911 call and discovered the plastic bag and the remains of Caylee Anthony has taken to the airwaves to defend himself. Kronk recounted what took place when an Orlando county deputy finally came to the scene where Kronk said he had seen a suspicious bag after making numerous calls on August 11, 12 and 13. Kronk has maintained that he had nothing to do with Caylee’s death and that he was only trying to help and bring closure to the Caylee Anthony story.
In the televised interview without his attorney, Kronk said he felt deputies were rushed and not thorough in their search for the missing girl. Kronk, 46, made three calls Aug. 11, 12 and 13, less than a month after the girl’s grandmother had reported her missing from the Chickasaw Oaks subdivision.
A deputy who had responded to the Suburban Drive area after his first call poked around the water with a metal stick then “swept his head back and forth and said, ‘I don’t see anything,’ and pretty much, that was it,” Kronk said.
“I guess the deputy didn’t want to go into the water to look at the bag,” Kronk said. “The cop was like…I would say, he was kind of rude to me.”
The meter reader, who also said he used to be a bail bondsman and bounty hunter, told Roberts he was trying to be a “nice guy” and “instead I’m catching all this [from the deputy].”
Resulting from the numerous calls to 911 and the subsequent finding of Caylee Anthony’s remains at the location called in by Roy Kronk an internal investigation has been taking place with Orlando County police. Was the wooded area that Roy Kronk called in about in August 2008 properly searched? Orlando County deputy Richard Cain was the one who investigated meter reader Roy Kronk’s tip. According to reports, Cain had previous complaints filed against him for his handling of tips. However, the reports showed that investigators considered the complaints against Deputy Richard Cain to be unsubstantiated.
The sheriff’s office is conducting an internal investigation into the incident, but reports requested by the media show Cain was accused of failing to properly investigate a threatening phone call in 2007, and a similar complaint was made against him in 2006.
The sheriff’s office said at the time the complaints were unfounded.
After psychic Ginnette Matcia Lucas came forward and stated she was the individual on the other end of the line talking to PI Dominck Casey a funny thing happened to the story … it lost credibility. It appears that there are no phone records to substantiate the story. Does the psychic have a credibility issue as discussed on Nancy Grace 1/14/09?
GRACE: And to top it all off, the psychic who claims to have been on the phone with the Anthonys` private eye when he`s this close to Caylee`s remains is now under credibility attack.
What about it, Kathi Belich?
KATHI BELICH, WFTV: Well, we got a call after your show last night from a woman in Virginia, who says when her niece was murdered almost 20 years ago, she and her sister, the victim`s mother, went to psychic Ginnette Lucas for some help, paid her about $5,000, and got very useless information in return.
As Nancy graces pointed out it is a domino chain of credibility.
NANCY GRACE, HOST: The Anthonys` private investigator is there at the scene with little Caylee`s remains weeks before cops were alerted to the remains. Why? Now, the woman who says she was the one on the phone who directed him to the scene is under credibility attack.
It`s a domino chain here. If her credibility falls, then the P.I.`s credibility falls. Then the Anthonys` credibility falls. Then the tot mom`s credibility falls.
Let`s talk about the attack of the credibility of the psychic. Back to Kathi Belich with WFTV.
Kathi, put it in a nutshell for me. Who is attacking her credibility and why?
WFTV reporter Kathi Belich talked to a family member from another murder mystery 20 years ago who said psychic Ginette Lucas took her money and gave her useless information in return.
Lucas said she was the one directing the Anthonys’ private investigator, Dominic Casey, on the phone in November, but the man who shot the video said Mr. Casey never mentioned a psychic and was secretive about his numerous phone calls.
“She makes you feel like you’re her best friend until the money runs out,” Mary Thweatt told Eyewitness News.