Skip to comments.Casey Anthony Found Not Guilty of 1st-Degree Murder, Acquitted of Manslaughter in Daughter's Death
Posted on 07/05/2011 7:27:58 AM PDT by freebird5850
Morning all, didn't see a thread for today so I created one.
It’s embarrassing to be roped in again to another trial of the day. I swore off after O.J., but here I am following quite closely.
Two of the jurors picked could hang the jury. One is reluctant to “judge anyone else”, and the other said he couldn’t impose a death penalty. Both jurors were coaxed into serving anyway and brought around to agreement and “accepted”, gleefully I’m sure, by the defense. You can imagine the possibilities with them, or with reluctant others who were not so vocal but are also serving.
I’m just relaying what I heard a reporter say Casey’s explanation was. I don’t know when she got the tattoo. Maybe ‘in memory of’ was a poor choice of words by the reporter - maybe she meant to say that Casey got the tattoo when her daughter was missing as some kind of disply of love for her beautiful life, whatever.
I don’t think anyone’s buying it, but then again, Casey says a lot of stuff that no one buys.
That has always been my mindset too - I never told my children to shut up - we don't yell, we don't call names - it just isn't our style. I've been married almost 27 years and can count on one hand the number of times we've had any sort of "argument" that even led to slightly raised voices. ;^)
I haven’t followed this case closely - just off and on for the past couple of days. I have an observation and question. My observation is that this girl is full of rage and I hope that they are prepared for what she may do if the verdict is not to her liking. I’d have several guards around her and then a padded room ready to go. My question is did she have a boyfriend who didn’t want the child? That is a common reason for women of her kind to kill their children.
****State of Florida is paying for both the defense,,,***
Not according to news accounts. Casey was paid $200K for family videos & photos. She paid Baez $89K from those funds.
To any legal eagles: Could the reason Baez never did a deal be due to his client having to allocute? And if so, could the details behind the murder be so horrific his client wouldn’t make it out the slammer alive? Now I’m really wondering if she boiled her daughter to death.
No. He is one of the worst attorneys in open court that I've ever seen.
I admire that. In my family we yell and scream at each other. We are very loud and vocal.
Excellent summation! The only thing I would disagree with is that she tried to bury the kid in the back yard - although the body was definately laid down in the back yard - or the shovel was after it came in contact with little Caylee. It just seems so dumb - but, of course, if she was panicky she may very well have tried such a stupid course.
Unlike the prosecution, I never thought she was a criminal mastermind. Just a stupid grifter with a talent for lying matched by incredibly gullible parents.
Narcissism and deep resentment will work for Casey. Typical 25 year old single mother whose child’s every basic material need is met by the working grandmother and the grandfather and not by her. Pool, playhouse, plush little bedroom, little parties, ribbons and bows. You know how grandmother’s are.
Casey, herself, lied to her parents about having a job working at Universal Studios for TWO YEARS.
A boyfriend who didn’t think it was appropriate for her to bring the little girl with her when she spent the night with him.
My understanding is that her boyfriend-of-the-day, Tony, would not allow Caylee to spend the night at his condo. I think we can all extrapolate what happened next -- Xanex (which didn't work on Caylee anymore) and then Chloroform and spending the night in the trunk of Casey's car. The duct tape was extra insurance that nobody heard Caylee's cries.
****The pool scenario should have never been introduced. It simply didn’t fit.****
Unless she deliberately drowned Caylee in the pool by taping her mouth shut.
As we learned on the ANS threads; “liars always include a tiny bit of truth in their fabrications”.
Hi there Sac, ((((hugs)))) Sod.
There was no hit on the shovel but you got everything else about right. Darn I should have waiting for your assessment rather than watched everyday. I am hoping for a LWOP verdict because it takes so long to administer the DP. The average time for that process is 15 years last I heard.
I hope my kids will raise their children without yelling, but you never know what a spouse will bring to the marriage. Every household is different. ;^)
I wouldn’t feel too bad about it. I didn’t watch O.J.’s trial, and normally I don’t follow any trial all that closely, but I think what drives many, including myself, to watch this one is that fact that this adorable and innocent child needs and deserves justice.
I find myself asking why do such horrible things happen to people such as Caylee, good and innocence itself personified. The answer is because evil exists. I can see it plain as day on the face of her mother. Evil deserves justice too, swift and harsh, and so I watch, praying that justice will be done.
I don’t mean to be too preachy, but essentially, this trial boils down to a battle between Good and Evil for me.
Casey was declared indigent and the state is paying for her defense and has been for quite some time. She was declared indigent March 2010.
Someone else reported that Cindy gave an interviewer a tour of her house while Caylee was first missing. She reported that Cindy was smiling and seemed relaxed.
I disliked Cindy the first time she appeared on The Today Show. She was gussied up and preening. I thought: what kind of grandmother behaves like that? Then the lynch mobs started showing up outside her house (something I found sinister beyond belief), she went back on The Today Show looking haggard.
Cindy also wanted 15 minutes of fame. She’s now gotten 3-4 years of it. What’s that saying about unanswered prayers?!
What? Are you saying all of that isn’t true? ;)
I don’t know anyone like that, but I’ve heard of them. Don’t they also go to Startrek conventions?
Just for the record, Elvis is sleeping in the sun on the back porch right now. (Yeah, I named my cat “Elvis.”)
I share your concern regarding that.
In other words, a wet bathing suit, towel might have left that "residue".
Yeh...I said before lunch...but forgot...it’s a government provided free meal...
And lets hope it is LWOP. I like the idea of the little dummy sitting in her cell for about 70 years thinking about what she did... And I am hoping that the Jury was close, so let them eat those sandwiches, send the twit up the river and let the jury get home at a decent hour...
I think it’s be careful what you pray for, you might get it.
Casey never incorporates truth to her lies - I guess she’s the exception that proves the rule. No evidence anyone was in the pool at the time of the little girl’s death. It should never have been in the opening arguments. Dumb.
I think my mom handled most infractions with what I call “the look.” I don’t recall her (or any of us) using the language I hear in the Anthony family. But then, I’m older than dirt, and this is a different time.
I agree with LWOP. If a jury decides the verdict before lunch, say at 11:34am, you don’t get to take the sandwiches home! That happened to me during my first time as juror. What a gyp!
Yes! Wonderful expression.
You are absolutely correct. Juries are spoiled, they expect a ‘smoking gun’ forensically, answers to ALL questions, and evidence beyond ALL doubt, and that just isn’t what the law requires.
I get so sick of people who can’t understand the difference between reasonable doubt and no doubt at all.
In all the publicity about this case, I have never heard about how Casey has been supporting herself the years of Caylee’s short life. She did NOT have a job, yet she dressed well and dressed her child well. In other testimony (that was suppressed for this trial) she stole money and checks from her mother, from her grandmother, from a roommate, and who knows where else. I think Casey has already been convicted of some of those crimes. If not, they are still pending. The jury was not allowed to hear about those crimes.
Yet, Casey lived a rather lavish lifestyle that can’t totally be explained by Cindy’s largesse. Where was she getting her money? Wasn’t the summer of 2008 the period when gasoine hit $4 a gallon the last time? The period just before the economy hit the fan?
I saw the attorney, Wendy Murphy, commenting on this on Geraldo this past weekend. I had to scramble to find the remote so that I could turn off the sound (I hate Geraldo) but I heard Murphy’s charges before I changed stations.
Murphy used to always be part of Nancy Grace’s panels on other cases. She is the brunette with long hair who is rather sarcastic in her comments. Anyhow, she was over the top in her comments this past weekend. Murphy flat stated that we are not hearing the real case from either side in this trial.
Murphy stated that there is a lot of evidence that has been suppressed — pictures, witnesses, etc. Murphy thinks that Casey has been “pimping out” Caylee. Murphy thinks that Caylee was getting to the age where she could no longer be kept quiet — that eventually Caylee would reveal what was going on in Casey’s hidden life.
Also, did all of you realize that Casey lead her former fiance into believing that Caylee was his child for almost 2 years before that lie was revealed?
We don’t have TV, so I’ve been watching it via live stream through the OC Sentinel.
I have “a look” too - my daughter told me once she used it while babysitting - lol No need to scold, just give them the look and they would mind. lol
Except that no one ever talked about wet bathing suits or chlorine or towels. If they had, we might have bought the idea! I think they should have hired you - you’re smarter than Baez, lol.
I have heard it brought up ONCE in all the years I watched trials, and I don’t even remember what case it was, but basically the prosecution, in closing arguments went on about how what they see on TV regarding the 100% smoking gun isn’t reality.
It used to work wonders with us when we were kids. Boy, did we resume good behavior—and quick!
He said that Cindy kept talking about how this was all political and the DA was up for re-election and wanted a big case to make a name for himself.
A friend of George's was also there and Tim asked him how George was doing and the friend said not so well. Tim also said that the friend said in a voice loud enough for Casey to hear that he knows the answers are in that bedroom and she's not talking.
In a second segment, Tim Miller said that he laid out a map and asked where they should start looking and that George went and got Casey, brought her into the room and told her to tell them where to start looking. Casey gave them nothing.
Tim Miller said that they were there for 4 days and pulled out. He said that they expended a lot of resources ($112,000) and time and he said by the time he left he was sure that George and Cindy knew for a fact that Caylee was dead. You could tell that Mr. Miller was disgusted by what he saw and heard in the Anthony household for the period of time he was there.
Yeh...I had my third kid at 10 minutes before midnight. Had to pay for him for the whole day....$20. Tried to get them to pro-rate it.
My friend is a Brit. Like most Brits I know, his cynicism is palpable. Very different from our American guile. Cynicism and conspiracy theories go hand in hand.
OMG! You are so right.
I’m at the part now where Baez is going on at great length about how no instances of child abuse were ever presented in the court.
So in summary:
Except for chlorophorming her daughter, suffocating her with duct tape in the trunk of a car, and heaving her lifeless body out into a swamp, Casey was one HECK of a great mom!
I wasn’t watching, so thanks for the synopsis. I’ve seen some here talking about it—sounds like I missed a real bombshell. Pity it wasn’t included in the prosecution’s case. Would have been nice for the jury to have known this.
I missed the interview but I find these facts deeply, deeply disturbing. Strange household.
Very revealing. Tim and his volunteers would have found Caylee, had they pressed on. (They are not afraid of rattlesnakes, and have searched everything from swamps to garbage dumps.)
Perhaps the Anthonys did not want Caylee to be found at all, ever.
Thanks to Roy Kronk, their deluded and dysfunctional efforts to save their “Bad Seed” failed.
“In all the publicity about this case, I have never heard about how Casey has been supporting herself the years of Caylees short life. She did NOT have a job”
I’ve been wondering the same thing for weeks!
I think that’s exactly what was happening: Cindy, especially, did not want anyone to uncover what a monster her daughter was. She’d just lost her granddaughter, and now she wanted to hang onto her daughter, despite the fact that she is a cold blooded killer.