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Casey Anthony Attorney: 'She did not kill her child.' (How Did He Meet Her At Her Home In 2010?
Today Show ^ | 7/11/2011 | Scott Stump

Posted on 07/12/2011 4:02:31 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist

Though a recent Gallup poll found that nearly two-thirds of America believes that Casey Anthony was guilty of murder, one of her defense attorneys considers himself squarely in the minority on that topic. "I do believe her story," defense attorney Cheney Mason told TODAY's Savannah Guthrie on Monday. "I believed it from the first time I met her"...

Mason said he met with Anthony in her home weeks before he officially became a member of the defense team...

(Excerpt) Read more at today.msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: caseyanthony; cheneymason; today; todayshow
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More of this: (video availble online and at more at Daily Mail. UK) "I do believe her story. I believed it from the first time I met her which was several weeks before I actually formally was on the team. I went to her home, her room, where all the photographs are and talked to her."

Question: Didn't Mason join the defense in April 2010? Wasn't Casey Anthony locked up im October 2008? How did he meet her at her house from January 2010 to April 2010 (at least 12 weeks), or even from October 2009 to the end of December 2009 (at least 12 weeks) if Casey was locked up in October 2008?

Maybe I am missing something.... Am I?

1 posted on 07/12/2011 4:02:34 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Maybe lawyers lie to make a buck?


2 posted on 07/12/2011 4:06:05 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I give Cheney Mason the finger.


3 posted on 07/12/2011 4:06:12 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: truthkeeper

ping worthy?


4 posted on 07/12/2011 4:08:04 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: All

What say you?


5 posted on 07/12/2011 4:08:17 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: LukeL

Surely you jest?


6 posted on 07/12/2011 4:09:56 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
What say you?

I hate that phrase.

7 posted on 07/12/2011 4:10:53 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! I know i was kidding)
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To: al baby

Because O’reilly says it? :)


8 posted on 07/12/2011 4:14:27 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

He put the icing on the hate cake thats for sure


9 posted on 07/12/2011 4:17:52 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! I know i was kidding)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I admit I didn’t watch the video, but my thoughts on this case: Casey habitually chloroformed her beautiful child so she, Casey would be free to go out and party. One time she came home to find Caylee dead of an overdose and she panicked.

She tried to make it seem that Cayleee was kidnapped while waiting 331 days to report her missing! She put the tot’s body in the trunk of her car while she drove around to find place to dump it. She had covered the nose and mouth to hide the odor of chloroform.

If she was charged with manslaughter she would have been found guilty as charged.

By the time the body was found in the swamp, it had decomposed too much to detect a cause of death.

By the tim


10 posted on 07/12/2011 4:21:18 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

oh dear, I didn’t eddit that very well, did I? Sorry.


11 posted on 07/12/2011 4:23:06 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Paperdoll

I have a similar theory: Casey chloroformed Caylee and put her in the trunk, with tape over her mouth in case she woke up, while partying. Caylee either died of chloroform overdose or carbon monoxide.

Bottom line:

1) Such plausible scenarios make it difficult to prove murder when there is no cause of death.
2) Casey technically didn’t “kill” Caylie, but was certainly complicit - is her attorney parsing words?


12 posted on 07/12/2011 4:32:33 PM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I say we accept the verdict of the jury.
The defense failed to prove guilt without a reasonable doubt.
That’s the way the American judicial system works.


13 posted on 07/12/2011 4:36:05 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I knew a lawyer once who told me that he always believed his client. It was his job.


14 posted on 07/12/2011 4:40:42 PM PDT by mlo
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To: Paperdoll
Only one problem...... no chloroform. Only background levels of chloroform were found in the car, no where else. She didn't buy any chloroform, she didn't purchase the ingredients to make it with, even if she knew how, and she didn't.

The Internet search for chloroform was a ONE time search. Who knows why? NOT 84 times as the BOGUS phony report said, as it was actually “My Space” that got the 84 times.

Maybe you should consider the “FACTS”, before you just post BS.

15 posted on 07/12/2011 4:43:30 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: patriot08
"I say we accept the verdict of the jury."

What does that mean? We all do recognize what the jury decided. There's absolutely no obligation to agree with them.

"The defense failed to prove guilt without a reasonable doubt."

I think you mean the prosecution. That's only one possibility. Another is that they did prove and the jury failed to recognize it.

"That’s the way the American judicial system works."

Yes. So? Doesn't mean any given jury can't be wrong.

16 posted on 07/12/2011 4:43:32 PM PDT by mlo
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To: patriot08

Say what?

There are two hundred million Americans, to be exact, who will NEVER, EVER accept the verdict of the lazy, idiot, moron, Dumbass, Democrat jurors with $$$ in their eyes. So stop trying.

p.s. - try proof reading your posts ... the “Defense” failed to prove their case”?? Yes, we agree with that statement even tho the stupid jurors bought it hook, line and sinker. But that’s not what you meant, is it?


17 posted on 07/12/2011 4:46:44 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

OK, how does he think the girl died?


18 posted on 07/12/2011 4:48:55 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

heh, at the very least, even the stoopid jury knew she was a very big serial liar. Cheney must be senile. Cayee liked her too, Cheney.


19 posted on 07/12/2011 4:49:28 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Paperdoll
"She tried to make it seem that Cayleee was kidnapped while waiting 331 days to report her missing! She put the tot’s body in the trunk of her car while she drove around to find place to dump it. She had covered the nose and mouth to hide the odor of chloroform."

That is a possible scenario. It was in fact addressed by the prosecution. Even if it happened that way it was still 1st degree murder.

"If she was charged with manslaughter she would have been found guilty as charged."

She was. It was one of three possible charges the jury could have chosen.

"By the time the body was found in the swamp, it had decomposed too much to detect a cause of death."

A cause of death is not required to prove murder.

20 posted on 07/12/2011 4:49:58 PM PDT by mlo
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To: jda
"I have a similar theory: Casey chloroformed Caylee and put her in the trunk, with tape over her mouth in case she woke up, while partying. Caylee either died of chloroform overdose or carbon monoxide."

This is possible, sure.

"Bottom line:"

"1) Such plausible scenarios make it difficult to prove murder when there is no cause of death."

Not in this case because that still would have been murder.

"2) Casey technically didn’t “kill” Caylie, but was certainly complicit - is her attorney parsing words?"

But if she did what you describe then she did kill her. I don't just mean by some legal definition either. If she did those things that caused Caylee's death, then she killed her.

21 posted on 07/12/2011 4:57:49 PM PDT by mlo
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I’d say somebody is smitten.


22 posted on 07/12/2011 4:59:17 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Paperdoll
She tried to make it seem that Cayleee was kidnapped while waiting 31 days to report her missing!

Everybody keeps saying that. The facts are SHE NEVER CALLED THE POLICE. Cindy her mother did. It bears saying again. Would Casey have ever called the police if her mother had not?

23 posted on 07/12/2011 5:02:09 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: faucetman

She did, however say that zany the nanny was watching Caylee. Zany is the street name for Xanax. Could she have OD’d her daughter on xanax?


24 posted on 07/12/2011 5:05:11 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: mlo
Another is that they did prove and the jury failed to recognize it.

So far the 2 jurors and the 1 alternate that have spoken have underimpressed me. There answers to questions are lame and juror #11 who spoke to Greta last night sounded like a complete moron.

25 posted on 07/12/2011 5:08:28 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: faucetman

They do not know it is BS. They are in the Nancy Grace Cult and facts do not matter. Only the Cult. Soon they will be wondering where the Mother Ship is.


26 posted on 07/12/2011 5:10:08 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Well, not every second of her days have been behind bars. I believe she was taken (with police escort) to several places with Defense lawyers to review testimony etc. But, **I could be wrong**.


27 posted on 07/12/2011 5:13:16 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: screaminsunshine

Are you an EOO on each thread you visit?


28 posted on 07/12/2011 5:13:16 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: MsLady
"So far the 2 jurors and the 1 alternate that have spoken have underimpressed me."

I agree. Every one that's opened their mouth so far has said things that were stupid and which indicated they didn't understand what they were supposed to be doing.

29 posted on 07/12/2011 5:13:52 PM PDT by mlo
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To: EnquiringMind

I was wondering about the voting patterns of the area where the jurors came from — Clearwater. It is a city on the coast which I think would probably make it a Democrat area.


30 posted on 07/12/2011 5:14:25 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Girlene

There are ways that the power of a Cult over a person can be reversed. Intervention sometimes helps with the deprogramming.


31 posted on 07/12/2011 5:15:41 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: screaminsunshine

Actually, you are the one sounding irrational. You just keep yelling “Nancy Grace!, Nancy Grace!”, as if that were the answer to everything. Sounds kinda loopy really.


32 posted on 07/12/2011 5:16:00 PM PDT by mlo
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To: mlo; Paperdoll
Paperdoll: "If she was charged with manslaughter she would have been found guilty as charged."

mlo: She was. It was one of three possible charges the jury could have chosen.

Actually the option was aggravated manslaughter, which did not fit the manslaughter scenario presented to the jury.

It was a slick sabotage of the court process. The prosecution made sure that the charges - both murder and manslaughter - were too extreme for the evidence. Involuntary manslaughter would have nailed her, and possibly murder two. But that's not what they charged her with.

33 posted on 07/12/2011 5:17:10 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: screaminsunshine
Justice may be blind, but most of us aren't.
34 posted on 07/12/2011 5:18:47 PM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: indylindy

Yea, Casey kept making goo-goo eyes at Baez. She’s guilty & no one will make me think otherwise. Here in Fl. most of us think she did kill Caylee & now she will go out & party. The “idiot” jurors should be ashamed of themselves & I hope they give out their names. If they can make a stupid decision they should live with it & everyone should know.


35 posted on 07/12/2011 5:18:53 PM PDT by jrcats (Justice is blind and deaf in Florida.)
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To: McGruff

Maybe she got away with something. But let it go, this is unhealthy. Better focus on something else. I rather have a few wrongful acquittals than a bunch of wrongful convictions. It is the price we pay for our own protections.


36 posted on 07/12/2011 5:22:01 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: faucetman

>Maybe you should consider the “FACTS” before you just post BS.<

I didn’nt claim my scenario to be anything but a possibility.

Siggh, the only BS isyour insolent reply, Faucetman


37 posted on 07/12/2011 5:23:01 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Mr. Mason said entirely different things publicly prior to getting on the profit train provided by the murder of a young child. Caylee has been a bonus payday for many. How much is he getting per interview in blood money I wonder??? 15k plus.


38 posted on 07/12/2011 5:23:56 PM PDT by commonguymd (Freedom is a myth anymore it seems)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
OK, I'm only going to do this one time so please skip to the next post or read on; 'sup to you.

Norton's Theories:

1. Casey is a narcissistic child who grew tired of her favorite toy. Like generations of children, she simply dumped it in favor of something else - too bad the toy was a living being.
2. The judge screwed up by allowing the defense to define "reasonable doubt", the definition Foghorn Leghorn gave to the jury of Casey's (brain damaged) peers was way, way, too restrictive. The judge was responsible for assuring that the jury understood both circumstantial evidence and reasonable doubt, I did not see him come close to that prior to retiring them to deliberate the verdict.
3. Everyone seems hung up over murder although it was only one of the three alternatives the jury rejected. Manslaughter and child abuse were lesser included charges and either one would have stood on the evidence presented.
4. The jury simply did not want to convict, I've no idea why and expect that there were multiple reasons. The insignificant amount of time spent in deliberations and haste in using the grandfather as an excuse both point to that conclusion.
5. Mama Anthony is as willing a liar as her daughter and should be tried and convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice.
6. My nearly life long distrust of the justice system remains fully intact.

39 posted on 07/12/2011 5:39:53 PM PDT by norton
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To: Talisker

One of the charges which she was acquitted of was “aggravated manslaughter of a child.” Here’s the law on aggravated manslaughter of a child in the state of Florida:

“A person who causes the death of any person under the age of 18 by culpable negligence under s. 827.03(3) commits aggravated manslaughter of a child, a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.”

That section 827.03(3) states the following:

“(3)(a) “Neglect of a child” means:
1. A caregiver’s failure or omission to provide a child with the care, supervision, and services necessary to maintain the child’s physical and mental health, including, but not limited to, food, nutrition, clothing, shelter, supervision, medicine, and medical services that a prudent person would consider essential for the well-being of the child; or
2. A caregiver’s failure to make a reasonable effort to protect a child from abuse, neglect, or exploitation by another person.

Neglect of a child may be based on repeated conduct or on a single incident or omission that results in, or could reasonably be expected to result in, serious physical or mental injury, or a substantial risk of death, to a child.
(b) A person who willfully or by culpable negligence neglects a child and in so doing causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement to the child commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(c) A person who willfully or by culpable negligence neglects a child without causing great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement to the child commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.”


40 posted on 07/12/2011 5:46:47 PM PDT by RightFighter (Now back to my war station.)
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To: RightFighter

The evidence clearly was enough to convict on the aggravated manslaughter charge.


41 posted on 07/12/2011 5:48:10 PM PDT by RightFighter (Now back to my war station.)
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To: cradle of freedom

Clearwater is overrun by Scientologists. Their headquarters takes up a lot of downtown space.


42 posted on 07/12/2011 5:49:23 PM PDT by RightFighter (Now back to my war station.)
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To: cradle of freedom

Whoa yeah. Pinellas County is a very “blue” county in Florida.


43 posted on 07/12/2011 6:12:04 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: faucetman; Laissez-faire capitalist; Paperdoll

>>> Maybe you should consider the “FACTS”, before you just post BS.

We don’t need facts. This is yet another “Let’s get a rope” thread. Facts aren’t as much fun.

That’s the thing with these soap opera trials.


44 posted on 07/12/2011 6:17:44 PM PDT by tlb
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To: screaminsunshine
There are ways that the power of a Cult over a person can be reversed. Intervention sometimes helps with the deprogramming.

What?......sorry, was trying to be indiscrete. Read my tagline, if you like, lol.
45 posted on 07/12/2011 6:27:06 PM PDT by Girlene (EEO= Equal Opportunity Offender)
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To: Girlene

Good one. EOO. Me too.


46 posted on 07/12/2011 6:33:13 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: screaminsunshine

whoops, meant, I was trying to be “discrete”....not, indiscrete.


47 posted on 07/12/2011 6:36:01 PM PDT by Girlene (lol on me!)
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To: Girlene

Down Simba!


48 posted on 07/12/2011 6:40:57 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: EnquiringMind

At least one person has their head screwed on right down there.

49 posted on 07/12/2011 6:48:48 PM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Cheney Mason: Liar for Hire


50 posted on 07/12/2011 6:51:30 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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