Casey Anthony Case

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“ Even if it is ‘likely’ or ‘probable’ that she committed the murder, she must be acquitted. The standard is proof beyond a reasonable doubt.”(Dershowitz, WSJ)
In 2008, Casey Anthony, mother to 3 year old Caylee Anthony, stepped into the public eye for being suspected of the disappearance of her daughter. Casey’s mother and father, George and Cindy Anthony, questioned their daughter’s ability to be a fit mother. Casey raised her daughter under the same household as her parents. On June 15, 2008, Casey and her parents got into a heated argument resulting in Casey taking her daughter and moving to Tampa, Florida. Each time Cindy Anthony called her daughter, Casey, to check on her granddaughter, Casey’s response was always “Caylee is with her
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Casey was facing charges of first degree murder, aggravated manslaughter of a child, aggravated child abuse and providing false information to government officials. If convicted, Casey would face the death penalty. Baez convinced the jury that Caylee was never missing and that she drowned. Yet everyone still questioned why Casey waited a month to report it. Casey’s defense also stated that George Anthony had found the dead body in the pool and had disposed of it. It was even suggested that maybe this murder was planned by George Anthony. Casey Anthony was famous for her non-expression “poker face” during this trial. The defense team claimed that Casey was sexually abused by both her father and brother and had hid Caylee’s death like she hid her sexual abuse scandal. George Anthony took the stand as the first witness to the trial. He stated that he had never sexually harassed his daughter nor did he have any involvement in Casey’s made-up pool …show more content…
No person was identified to have that name nor existed with that name and description. (Hopper/Bannfield, ABC) After 11 hours of deliberation, a jury of 12 found Casey Anthony not guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, and aggravated manslaughter of a child. Casey was convicted of four misdemeanor counts of providing false information to authorities. (Hayes, CNN) A Florida lawyer that blogged about the case stated “There is no cause of death for Caylee. Her body wasn’t found until December 2008 and, by then it was too decomposed to determine how she died. The little girl’s death was ruled a homicide of undetermined means by the medical examiner.”(Biography.com) Casey Anthony being acquitted appalled the public viewers. In the eyes of most, Casey Anthony was guilty of murdering her beautiful little girl no matter what any jury could say. “Juries are not computers. They are composed of human beings who evaluate evidence differently. Casey Anthony was not found innocent of her daughter’s murder, as many commentators seem to believe. She was found “not guilty.” And therein lies much of the misunderstanding about the Anthony Verdict. “ (Dershowitz,

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