Skip to comments.Anthony Jury Reached Correct Verdict
Posted on 07/07/2011 1:45:03 PM PDT by kathsua
The Casey Anthony jury reached the correct verdict. The question put to the jury wasn't did Casey Anthony kill her daughter Caylee Anthony, but did she deliberately carry out a plan to murder Caylee by suffocating her with duct tape.
The jury didn't buy the prosecutor's claim of premeditated murder and its easy to understand why they might have rejected it. When I first heard of what the prosecution was attempting to do I thought they had a difficult, if not impossible, task before them.
I could believe that Casey got frustrated because she couldn't get her daughter to shut up and covered Caylee's mouth with duct tape to keep her quiet rather than to kill her. Casey might have positioned the tape carelessly or the child might have had a stopped nose with the end result that Caylee was unable to breathe and died. I have difficulty accepting the claim that Casey is mentally capable of planning to kill her daughter by using duct tape to suffocate her.
Casey was unable to accept responsibility for her action and tried to cover it up. Perhaps she had difficulty admitting to herself what she had done.
American prosecutors suffer from a "disease" which causes them to try to present every wrongful death as premeditated murder. Perhaps prosecutors feel they get better publicity if they convict an evil killer then if they convict someone for doing something stupid.
I don't know if Casey Anthony caused her daughter's death or not, but it would be unfortunate if she will go unpunished for the death because prosecutors made the mistake of trying to turn a tragedy into something sinister.
This article is the worst type off speculative tripe.
That's why you should never talk to the police.
The whole prosecution was speculative tripe.
Defense lawyers try to pick a jury that have an IQ below 100. These individuals will believe anything when it comes to resonable doubt, even the ‘green martian theory’. First question asked when picking a jury pool is, ‘are you a democrat’? In the defense eyes this is grounds for immediate jury qualification.
The real reason why polygraphs are not admissable in court is because it would put half the trial lawyers out of business.
If I cover a person’s mouth and nose with duct tape I do this with the knowledge that this act will cause their death. Tis such a silly world.
Not telling anyone your child is gone and lying about what happened to the child for 31 days, and leaving the body to rot for many months, is child abuse.
Jury of morons found no child abuse.
The writer is a fool.
The jury was given choices; First-Degree Murder, which implies premeditation; also “Aggravated Child Abuse” or “Aggravated Manslaughter,” which do not necessarily.
should have charged her with negligent homicide...something happened during Casey's "watch" that lead to the death of the little girl....I think then she would have been convicted...
Sorry but polygraphs are unreliable and that is why they are not permitted in courts.
I don’t know why the prosecution went for murder 1. I believe they could have convicted her on a lesser charge or perhaps even plea bargained a lesser charge and put her away for 20 years or more.
There are always people who refuse to accept evil, with given concrete evidence of sociopathy staring them in the face.
I just wish they would stay off juries.
The author is just another moron in a long line of morons. Conviction on aggravated child abuse is a no brainer. That she wasn’t convicted of that charge and that this moron doesn’t think she should have been is simply evidence that there are millions more potential moronic jurors in the jury pool. The shallow end of the pool btw.
Courts should consider equity as well as the law. If a death was caused by ones actions, then that person should be held accountable regardless of which technical charge was brought. No one should “get away with murder”.
I know that’s not the reality but it’s the way it ought to be.
Those who believe circumstantial evidence is meaningless would agree with you.
Well if duct tape from your house ends up on the corpse in the swamp it is logical to assume someone in your household applied it to that corpse. There was no evidence that it was done post-mortem. I am here in Central Florida and disappointed that 12 Floridians did not use common sense and a bit more time to come to a just decision.
You'll never get me to agree with you so don't waste the bandwidth.
I agree the bar for asking for the death penalty should be very high and asking ordinary folks to sentence someone to death can be almost impossible when the cause of death is not proveable.
Its amazing that the 12 people that made up the jury were never exposed to all the media frenzy day after day on the cable tv shows and they had a total different perspective of the evidence that was presented.
I’ve been there - done that and I respect them totally.
I agree. I never thought they would get first degree murder.
>>Jury of morons found no child abuse.
The writer is a fool.<<
They were not looking for child abuse. They were not asked to give an opinion on child abuse. They were asked to give an opinion on whether or not the mother committed First Degree Murder. The answer was no.
I wonder what they would say if asked if they thought she abused her child. Not that is is relevant to the court.
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