No, for example the child abuse count was FS 827.03(2) aggravated child abuse. Everything charged required hands-on action by Casey and they did not have the supporting proof of Casey actually doing that. Had they stepped down to or simply included 827.03(1) Child Abuse or 827.03(3) Neglect of a Child, both third instead of first degree felonies, I am certain the jury would have grasped them with both hands.
For example, Neglect is defined as "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...", a no-brainer, but that charge was not available to the jury!!!
posted on 04/20/2012 11:27:08 AM PDT
(Steyn: Obama sez: "Nice little Supreme Court you got here. Shame if anything were to happen to it.")
Ok, I think I misunderstood what you said, sorry about that. I thought what you meant was that the prosecution didn’t give the jury any charges other than first degree murder. Back when the case originally happened, there were alot of people here on FR that were certain that the only charge she was defending herself against was first degree premeditated murder.
posted on 04/20/2012 11:33:35 AM PDT
(I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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