Casey Anthony trial


Kreskin
#31
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Did they ever recover the body?

Yes, a quarter mile from the home. The place where George apparently hid the accidental drowning of his granddaughter so it wouldn't look so bad.

Or was it where Zanny the Nanny dropped her off? It's impossible to put the lies into a straight story.
 
petros
#32
Was cause of death drowning?
 
Kreskin
#33
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Was cause of death drowning?

Homocide. Likely chlorofom (evidence found in her car and 84 internet searches relating to it, along with other searches for ways to kill). Duct tape wrapped around the mouth and nose. Asphyxiation. Body left in swamp land so difficult to pinpoint exact cause, but Mom lead Cops to fictitious kidnapping suspects.
 
petros
#34
Well that certainly rules out falling in the pool.
 
Kreskin
#35
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Well that certainly rules out falling in the pool.

The defense is pulling out all the stunts to make it into an OJ-type trial, so anything is possible with a jury.
 
petros
+1
#36
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

The defense is pulling out all the stunts to make it into an OJ-type trial, so anything is possible with a jury.

It's funny how some will do anything to save their own lives from lethal injection but a real parent will give their life for their child.
 
Kreskin
#37
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

It's funny how some will do anything to save their own lives from lethal injection but a real parent will give their life for their child.

You summed this case up in one sentence.
 
spirit1st
-1
#38
ORLANDO, Fla (Reuters) The judge hearing the first-degree murder case of Casey Anthony in Orlando, Florida ruled on Monday that she is competent to continue standing trial.
The high-profile trial ended in an abrupt recess early Saturday for an unspecified legal issue. Jurors did not hear any testimony.
Proceedings were delayed again on Monday. After Judge Belvin Perry and attorneys emerged from a private conference, the judge said the defense team had filed a motion seeking to have 25-year-old Casey evaluated to determine whether she is competent to proceed with the trial.
Perry said he appointed three experts to examine Casey over the weekend.
Based on their reports, Perry found Casey is competent to proceed.
 
EagleSmack
#39
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

It's funny how some will do anything to save their own lives from lethal injection but a real parent will give their life for their child.

In my opinion her daughter was an inconvenience to her. A barrier to her social life that she saw all of her childless, 20-something friends enjoying. A million families would have taken that little girl in.
 
spirit1st
#40
We just have to disagree! We see things differently! It really amazing how we all see things so much different at times!
 
Ariadne
#41
Somewhat related, but not specifically Anthony case ... I just watched the spousal homicide trial in NC of Jason Young. His trial followed closely after the conviction of Medicine Hat, AB native Brad Cooper for the murder of his Edmonton born wife. Jason Young took the stand, much to the complete shock of the prosecution and judge. Neither was prepared for the required legal arguments. The jury was swayed enough to deadlock first at 6-6, and then to end with 8-4 not guilty. It was an excellent decision on his behalf to first remain silent and to then take the stand.

Anthony may do the same. The big difference is that Jason Young did not say a word to police after hearing from friends that he was in their sights ... ever, while Anthony has told so many stories she's pretty much in the same position (police have no information from her) - except for the credibility issue. Perhaps her competency hearing was to determine if she was able to make the decision to testify.
 
CUBert
#42
Jurors toured the Cleveland house where police found 11 decomposing bodies as opening statements began the murder trial of accused serial killer Anthony Sowell. Wearing face masks, gloves and coverings over their shoes, the jury went through every room of the three-story building some have called the "House of Horrors." Prosecutors later told the members of the jury that this would be a case that they will never forget.
 
The Old Medic
#43
Baez HAS a very experienced Death Penalty lawyer on his team. And Baez IS a very experienced CRIMINAL attorney, he has just never had a case of this prominence or a death penalty case before.

I will agree that he makes the Prosecution in the OJ Simpson case look like seasoned professionals. The way he is attacking witnesses, refusing to follow the rules laid down by the Court, etc are simply inexcusable.

Frankly, I suspect that he realizes that he is out of his depth, and is trying hard to force a mistrial.
 
Mowich
#44
Anyone still watching this media circus? The jury is now deliberating. Will she be found guilty on all counts? Does she deserve the death penalty or a life sentence with no chance of parole?

I did watch some of the trial off and on - could only take so much of listening to over-the-top comments and inane discourse by the hundreds of media types covering the trial most of which I found absolutely sickening. Thus, I still don't know exactly how Caylee died - maybe she drowned in the pool, but why the duck tape over her mouth? Where was the child's body for the time in between being tossed by the side of the road and her death?

I do believe Casey was complicit in the death of her child - but did she actually murder her? I just don't know.
 
Kreskin
#45
After the OJ trial nothing will surprise me. I don't think there is any doubt that she was responsible for the death. The question is, is it 1st degree or lesser charges? I predict it will be manslaughter. Although I'd personally convict on 1st.

But who knows, they might find her not guilty of anything. It depends on which alpha personalities are in the jury room and what they believe.
 
Mowich
#46
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

After the OJ trial nothing will surprise me. I don't think there is any doubt that she was responsible for the death. The question is, is it 1st degree or lesser charges? I predict it will be manslaughter. Although I'd personally convict on 1st.

But who knows, they might find her not guilty of anything. It depends on which alpha personalities are in the jury room and what they believe.

I can't help but wonder at times if all the hype leading up to and then surrounding some murder trials in the U.S., really serves the cause of justice? It isn't only the media types who are over-the-top, I have to wonder at the capability or lack thereof of many of the lawyers on either side of certain cases.
 
Ariadne
#47
Quote: Originally Posted by The Old MedicView Post

Baez HAS a very experienced Death Penalty lawyer on his team. And Baez IS a very experienced CRIMINAL attorney, he has just never had a case of this prominence or a death penalty case before.

I will agree that he makes the Prosecution in the OJ Simpson case look like seasoned professionals. The way he is attacking witnesses, refusing to follow the rules laid down by the Court, etc are simply inexcusable.

Frankly, I suspect that he realizes that he is out of his depth, and is trying hard to force a mistrial.


Baez is not an experienced lawyer ...

Jose Baez History (wikipedia):

Baez started working as paralegal for Miami-Dade public defender and taught internet research to lawyers. He also started four business ventures, including two bikini selling companies and two companies selling computer know-how. In September 1990, Baez declared bankruptcy in Virginia where he resided at the time. In 1995, Virginia Education Loan Authority filed liens against Baez for $4,336 in unpaid loans.[2] (external - login to view) Baez also worked for Lexis Nexis (external - login to view).[4] (external - login to view) According to media reports, his financial situation deteriorated in the recent years, with his home purchased for over $670,000 in 2007, foreclosed and appraised at $272,900.[4] (external - login to view) Demonstrating he had rehabilitated himself, Florida Bar Association granted him license to practice law in 2005.[2] (external - login to view) Baez speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He employs one more lawyer, an investigator and a paralegal at this law firm.

Quote: Originally Posted by MowichView Post

I can't help but wonder at times if all the hype leading up to and then surrounding some murder trials in the U.S., really serves the cause of justice? It isn't only the media types who are over-the-top, I have to wonder at the capability or lack thereof of many of the lawyers on either side of certain cases.

I think the laws in the US contribute to turning trials into entertaimnment. By law, in Canada, Britain and much of Europe, very little can be released about an investigation and suspect (except first initial/last name) until the information is introduced during trial. This avoids trial-by-media, tainted juries, innocent suspects from experiencing social alienation and other problems that are so common in the US.

Baez is a goof and without the media circus surrounding the murder of Caylee Anthony, he would remain an unknown goof for the remainder of his legal career. With all the hype, some people might actually believe he has a clever mind - which he obviously does not. During his closing arguments, he repeated slandered the profession - which is a violation of professional code. He will experience sanctions when this is all over, and could even be disbarred for his antics.
 
Mowich
#48
The jury has reached a verdict and will be handing it down in about 20 minutes.
 
petros
#49
I'd like to see life in the pokey over a lethal injection. That's an easy out for the criminal.
 
Corduroy
#50
Nancy Grace will not be pleased.
 
Ariadne
#51
That's hilarious! Not guilty of first degree murder. What a joke. Murdertainment for 3 years and an obviously guilty person is found not guilty because of the media circus. Thank goodness that sort of tainment isn't legal in Canada.
 
petros
+1
#52
Wtf?
 
Ariadne
#53
There's no way she is innocent, but it seems to me that because the case was used as murdertainment for the last three years (keep in mind that this woman received more than $200,000 from ABC news for photos of her daughter) it was impossible to have a real trial. I wonder how long it will be before she's in trouble again for writing bad cheques, theft, or heaven forbid ... murder. Only a broken system could result in someone like Casey Anthony being found not guilty of causing her daughter's death.
 
petros
#54
I think the phrase meaning of reasonable doubt has been reasonably skewed. How could any reasonable person have doubt?
 
Ariadne
#55
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

I think the phrase meaning of reasonable doubt has been reasonably skewed. How could any reasonable person have doubt?

Something certainly went wrong ... I guess that's proof that in the US, all one needs is a media circus, a lot of money, a goofy lawyer and one can get away with murder. We should be seeing books and movie deals in no time, and Casey will be set up for life ... Ms Celebrity.
 
Ocean Breeze
+2
#56
Casey Anthony found not guilty of murdering daughter
Jury does return guilty verdicts on four counts of lying to investigators

source: Anthony found not guilty of murdering Caylee - US news - Crime & courts - msnbc.com (external - login to view)


IMHO.........the verdict is the correct one. Watched a good portion of this trial (circus) and even though there might have been a lot of circumstantial evidence. and supposition,............the hard evidence for beyond reasonable doubt was lacking. The various elements did add up to that gorgeous little girl being a victim of homicide.......but can't say there was enough to justify the death penalty.

The problem is that the US creates a circus out of some of these trials , the emotions run high. people like Nancy Grace and others inflame with their own prejudices as opposed to sticking to facts and what evolves is a gang mentality ready for a lynching party.

I am astonished that the jurors remained objective and did not fall into being whipped up by the media feeding frenzie.

The Prosecuter did a superb job with what he had. Absolutely professional. Considering the circus ring he was working in.

in the final analysis...........it is still better to fine the accused not guilty (and be wrong) then to find them guilty and put to death the wrong person. And we all know that this has happened.

.........what happens next?? The accused has no work skills, her reputation is ruined, who would hire her?? Can she afford to get a higher education and become employable?? After how she treated her family (with those ugly accusations) don't think she will be welcome to live with her parents...... even though she will probably manipulate them into housing her for a while. Resume her partying activity and promiscuity?? Most likely.

Will little Caylee's death ever be fully explained??? Probably not any more than what happened in OJ ' case.
 
55Mercury
+1
#57
maybe she'll hook up with OJ to help her find the real killer?
 
Ocean Breeze
#58
Quote: Originally Posted by AriadneView Post

Something certainly went wrong ... I guess that's proof that in the US, all one needs is a media circus, a lot of money, a goofy lawyer and one can get away with murder. We should be seeing books and movie deals in no time, and Casey will be set up for life ... Ms Celebrity.

Not sure what her education level is. Like can she even write?? But yes, that is the usual path this celeb style trial takes.

ah the american way.............personified.

Meanwhile , Caylee is a chapter closed and soon to be replaced with the next victim of another celeb oriented or seeking offender.

But....... The hard evidence was not there. Circumstantial only. So one must conclude that who ever did the dirty deed to that lovely young girl........was smart enough and knew or had access to forensic procedures and evidence cover up. Her daddy is a copper and she would have learned a lot through the growing up years. Again......these are assumptions...

Quote: Originally Posted by 55MercuryView Post

maybe she'll hook up with OJ to help her find the real killer?


LOL........talk about two of kind. Isn't OJ in jail??? They found him guilty of some other shenanigans.

(oh well......... that should not stand in their way....
 
Ariadne
#59
You'd think someone won the superbowl, but all the happened was legal arguments were used to keep a child murderer out of jail. A complete mockery was made of the justice system.

Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean BreezeView Post

Not sure what her education level is. Like can she even write?? But yes, that is the usual path this celeb style trial takes.

ah the american way.............personified.

Meanwhile , Caylee is a chapter closed and soon to be replaced with the next victim of another celeb oriented or seeking offender.

But....... The hard evidence was not there. Circumstantial only. So one must conclude that who ever did the dirty deed to that lovely young girl........was smart enough and knew or had access to forensic procedures and evidence cover up. Her daddy is a copper and she would have learned a lot through the growing up years. Again......these are assumptions...

She'll do just fine ... she can do the talking head circuit, then write a book about How to Get Away With Murder and do another talking head ciruit, she can join Jose's legal team, she has plenty of experience with selling little bits of information to the media for big bucks ... she'll never have a shortage of cash ... and the marriage proposals have been rolling in since she first went to jail so maybe she can find a sugar daddy so she won't have to steal from friends and family anymore.
 
Ocean Breeze
#60
Quote: Originally Posted by AriadneView Post

You'd think someone won the superbowl, but all the happened was legal arguments were used to keep a child murderer out of jail. A complete mockery was made of the justice system.



She'll do just fine ... she can do the talking head circuit, then write a book about How to Get Away With Murder and do another talking head ciruit, she can join Jose's legal team, she has plenty of experience with selling little bits of information to the media for big bucks ... she'll never have a shortage of cash ... and the marriage proposals have been rolling in since she first went to jail so maybe she can find a sugar daddy so she won't have to steal from friends and family anymore.

that is the american way. What did you expect??? Two critical factors need to be remembered. We cannot ever let go of the reasonable doubt. And there was plenty. IF for no reason than the fact that the killer did a good job of destroying the evidence. Would rather have this type of system........then a targetted assassination without a proper legal trial or operate on the guilty until proven innocent basis.

I am sure that in Casey's mind..........she has done more than won the superbowl. Particularly if she REALLY IS GUILTY of the crime. She will always have the cloud over her head now. anyhow. She made international news. That would give her a bit of a high. All that attention. But that fades quickly.

IMHO..........the system worked. It might not have rendered what a majority thought. Most ASSUMED her guilt from her conduct , and the pieces of "evidence" that formed a pattern .........but was circumstantial at best. I too had hoped for a guilty verdict.......but logic says....... this is the more civllized legal outcome.

(we gotta remember that "not guilty " does not mean "innocent"....)
 

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