“The defense created doubt about the mother’s actual connection to Caylee’s death.....there was no cause of death, DNA, etc......”
“They did have a mountain of Casey’s lies....which pointed to guilt.”
You are confusing “doubt” with “reasonable doubt”...
“By confusing reasonable doubt with a reason to doubt. Some believe that thinking was in play in the Simpson case. After the verdict was read in the Simpson case, as the jury was leaving, one of them, I was later told, said: We think he probably did it. We just didnt think they proved it beyond a reasonable doubt. In every case, a defense attorney will do his or her best to give the jury a reason to doubt. “Some other dude did it,” or “some other dude threatened him.” But those reasons dont necessarily equate with a reasonable doubt. A reason does not equal reasonable. Sometimes, that distinction can get lost.”
I'm pretty sure, in the jury room, that seed of doubt was magnified over and over again.
Certainly, to unpracticed laymen asked to decide life or death issues----"reasonable doubt" is one of the most ambiguous terms in the legal system.