Skip to comments.Casey Anthony detectives overlooked Google search
Posted on 11/25/2012 11:46:05 AM PST by Former Fetus
The Florida sheriff's office that investigated Caylee Anthony's death confirmed Sunday that it overlooked a computer search for suffocation methods made from the little girl's home on the day she was last seen alive.
Orange County sheriff's Capt. Angelo Nieves said the office's computer investigator missed a June 16, 2008, Google search for "fool-proof" suffocation methods. The agency's admission was first reported by Orlando television station WKMG. It's not known who performed the search. The station reported it was done on a browser primarily used by the 2-year-old's mother, Casey Anthony, who was acquitted of the girl's murder in 2011.
Anthony's attorneys argued during trial that Casey Anthony helped her father, George Anthony, cover up the girl's drowning in the family pool.
WKMG said sheriff's investigators pulled 17 vague entries only from the computer's Internet Explorer browser, not the Mozilla Firefox browser commonly used by Casey Anthony. More than 1,200 Firefox entries, including the suffocation search, were overlooked.
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I have a question about double jeopardy: what happens when new,damning evidence appears after a person has been acquitted?
Casey could get on TV right this moment and say, “Yep I killed the brat....what are you gonna say?” And nothing can be done!
The only thing they can do is try him on a lesser charge.
I suspect most investigations are not quite up to the standard of Sherlock Holmes.
I will say I once was really impressed with a local Sheriff’s deputy. My late parents home was vacant until we sold it. During that time someone slipped in and stole an old wall clock.
The deputy found where they had made a slight mark trying to get into a locked window then did get into another one without breaking anything. I had looked the place over and would never have noticed. He took fingerprints but they never did solve it.
He also found tire tracks behind the house which I had also not seen. The back yard was grass and he literally had to point them out to me.
I bet he was an exception to the rule tho.
Stinks to high heaven (and it always has). Best guess is that she was messing with someone in this mess. She WAS/is a tramp...geez...
I suppose a federal case could be made against her for depriving the little girl of her civil right to life.
Heck they retried those cops in California years ago after they were aquitted by using that method.
Double jeopardy only seems to be ignored in some cases, like you point out. The feds can say it is for a different crime (Rodney King beating), but it was not.
Is she guilty of the Cold Blooded Murder of her own child?
Sure sounds like it.
Not much anyone can do about it now, but she will be judged, and I would bet her life will be anything but happy.
Yeah, but on a different charge - a federal charge.
Yes, circumstaces pointed to that conclusion but that is not how the law works.
I watched a show last night on TLC where a NY man was convicted for rape soley on the “victims” testimony. Her rape kit was negative yet the girl gave such compelling testimony that the jury convicted even though there was no evidence to support she was raped.
The prosecution never admitted their error and stood by the conviction even though they were proved to be wrong.
He spent two years in Sing Sing before the girl recanted her story. She was subsequently sentenced to 1-3 years.
Our justice system is not perfect, but it is the best in the world.
I agree, just because you're acquitted in one jurisdiction, trying you in another is still double jeopardy and unconstitutional. (State vs Fed)
Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't this notion that you could charge federally after a state acquittal arise from the Rodney King case?
Ayn Rand's quote comes to mind...
"The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws"
If true, that law enforcement agency/DA’s office is a JOKE!!!! They need to hire FULL TIME ‘computer people’ that can dig into such things, and not just have some ‘tech savvy’ cop that took a week or two long class and handles it all for them when such issues arise....
The first time I recall those type of charges, (which I think are clearly double jeopardy) was during the civil rights era of the 50s and 60s.
As to your question (was a Prosecutor for 25 years), double jeopardy absolutely precludes any further prosecution for the same, or lesser included, crime regardless of what evidence is uncovered. She could confess and they couldn’t prosecute her.
A Federal charge based on what ?
Federal civil rights violation ? Does not apply here ...
Amazing...we listened to endless tesimony of residue in Anthony’s car truck, and whether he mother could be on computer from home etc...but something obvious like a google search they missed?
I knew this woman killed her child and the smoking gun was overlooked...amazing!
I didn’t say it did apply here.