Skip to comments.Casey Anthony Case May Not be Over - New Charges Possible
Posted on 07/13/2011 7:10:03 AM PDT by MindBender26
We all know it's not over until the fat lady sings, and here in Orlando we hear the fat lady in the form of the Orange County Sheriff's Office may only be getting warmed up.
Contacts at the Sheriff's Office say they are actively investigating the possibility that at least one witness was tampered with, and now the Sheriff has confirmed this. The talk at breakfast this morning with some retired senior LEOs was that the most probable targets were either "River Cruz", the woman who undermined George Anthony's testimony by claiming she had an affair with him, or the son of meter reader Roy Kronk who found the body. The son gave testimony claiming his father was "only in it for the money." The defense spun that out that out to Kronk had lied, moved the body, etc.
Of course at this time, none of this is proven, but we do know it is being actively worked. Local LEOs still very strongly suspect that Casey killed her daughter, either through an active act of premeditated murder, or anger. A third possibility also exists that if she did not intend the child to die, Casey is at the least guilty of criminally negligent neglect or acts so outrageous (such as an intentional chloroforming that went bad) that she should have been convicted, at a minimum, for aggravated manslaughter.
It's a long shot, but if it can be shown that someone connected with Casey and/or her defense did bribe or otherwise improperly influence a witness, the case could be reopened. Although she was acquitted in state court, double jeopardy does not attach if she would be accused of depriving her daughter of her civil rights in the federal court system. That's what happened in the Rodney King case. The cops were acquitted of assault and related charges in the California state court (isn't everyone,) but then convicted in the federal courts of depriving King of the civil rights.
An even more interesting concept might be the state's possible ability to retry Casey on murder/manslaughter charges. Although it is rarely invoked, there is a concept under the law that Casey Anthony is certainly entitled to a fair trial, but so are the People of the State of Florida. If it can be shown that the People of the State of Florida did not get a fair trial due to bribed witnesses or the like, there are operations of law that would allow Ms. Anthony be retried. It would be rare and the misconduct by the defense would certainly have to be egregious, but it is a possibility. With the anger now circulating in the local law enforcement community, it is certainly not an impossibility.
History is shown there is probably only about a 10% chance that anything in this will ever pan out, but it is certainly something that a number of newsies are watching very closely. We'll let you know when we hear more
I believe Casey with the possible exception of her family has gotten away with her lies because she does nice things to distract from others from asking questions which might make them think.
She also says “truthfully,” a lot. Always makes me laugh. Love that the whole family agrees that everything should be put in writing and not said on video. Oh, but nothin’ to hide there.
I don’t know if you watch Jane Velez-Mitchell at night, but tonight she had this evil woman named Amy Singer - a defense consultant - who used bloggers and tweets to figure out that the public didn’t like George Anthony and so passed this info on to Baez who from that spurious gossip shaped his case to present George as a child molester. And you’ve got to see what this woman looks like! A monster!
The Defense in this case has really pulled out the dregs of society.
I saw her. Let’s just say this jury was the lowest common denominator they could find.
Also saw a youtube of Joy Behar--(I know...UGH) but she had the chic who sat beside Casey during the trial ...the older woman who has 3 parts to her name....(name eludes me)...
..and Joy asked her ..'if you think Casey is innocent, would you let her babysit your kids'.....
..and this woman could not ....would not...answer YES....
..she tried every which way but loose.....could not say YES!
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