July 3rd, 2011
11:54 AM ET

Casey Anthony weeps, shakes head during prosecution's closing argument

As Casey Anthony alternately cried, glared and shook her head, prosecutors in her capital murder trial told jurors Sunday that evidence in the case points to only one conclusion - that she murdered her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.

"When you have a child, that child becomes your life," prosecutor Jeff Ashton told the seven-woman, five-man jury. "This case is about the clash between that responsibility, and the expectations that go with it, and the life that Casey Anthony wanted to have."

Jurors are expected to begin deliberations later Sunday to decide if Anthony, 25, is guilty of killing her daughter. She is charged with seven counts, including first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and misleading police. If convicted of first-degree murder, Anthony could receive the death penalty. She has pleaded not guilty to all charges, and denies harming her daughter. Read the full story and review what defense attorneys have said during the trial.

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  1. RUFFNUTT

    ONLY REASON anyone cares is cause she has a smoking hot body...

    July 3, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT

    no one cares about this boy...
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/07/03/greene.boy.missing/index.html

    July 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Defending Freedom

    The Prosecution has not proven their case, Their attemp to connect the dot is more like playing a game of twister

    July 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • amanda nicole

      the prosecution HAS proven their case for caylee......hope in closing arguments tomorrow, Linda will put up that big billboard pic of Caylee....to remind jury that the three of them stand for justice for little caylee!!!! Its not about winning or losing...there is no winning in this tragedy...even if horrible casey is convicted to die, that would not even be enough justice for the precious caylee's that casey brutally ended......Bozo said that "reasonable doubt lives and breathes in this case" well what is Not breathing & living in this case anymore is caylee, thanks to their horrible client.......and how he was smiling and laughing about caylees little skull falling from the bag was such bad taste from that idiot, ugh! Cant bozo be put away too, he is disgusting, long miserable closing from that horrible team of creeps, hope the jury come back with a quick quilty of murder in the first degree...although would be good to hear that she has to face death, i think 60 years with no parole in prison, would be less special treatment for that wretched woman, put her in general population, that way she wont have special quarters, where she will still think she is a star, yuck! Anyother woman would of been tried and convicted in 12 days of this with all this evidence....Bozo has hit an all new LOW attacking george like that, what did george ever lie about...nothing!!!!! He is the only one for truth for caylee in that entire family...and there was never any abuse, casey ran this family & she is still trying to run it!

      July 3, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy

    I wonder why the Fake Brigade hasn't shown up on *this* thread?
    He's too busy trolling elsewhere...

    July 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RUFFNUTT

    probabbly to many right wing thugs here? lol....

    July 3, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy

    Spouting our tea party lingo.
    Right.

    July 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Defending Freedom

    What happened to the 6th amendment?

    July 3, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Defending Freedom

    Cassey has been denided her right to the 6th amendment

    July 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joyce

    The only reason that could possibly get this woman off is that she is really crazy – crazy for keeping this bugged out attorney to represent her for a capital murder trial. This man is a piece of work! He should never be allowed to represent anyone for any reason EVER. He is a total incompetent attorney. He has effectively concluded that this woman killed her child – she (Casey) did the search on the internet – even though he solicited the testimony that the mom did the search now once the mom has been proven to be at work – now he says it was Casey who made the search.
    He is calling his client crazy. Baez should be ashamed of his level of defense of this case.

    July 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joyce

    Baez will probably conclude before the end of this case that "the dog ate my homework."

    July 3, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darlene Walters

      like that one, wouldn't surprise me.

      July 3, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. d wood

    right or wrong guilty or not the judge should have corrected the state lawyer for all the face making as he did the guy with the finger .the reporters need to look at both sides

    July 3, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bobcat2u

    The lady is guilty. Don't give her the death penalty. That's too easy. Give her life without parole so she can remember every day what she did to her child.

    July 3, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Darlene Walters

    I so agree with you some of you Baez needs to go back to law school. Does he even care that this poor little girl Caylee's life has been ended. he's grasping at anything he can. Cmon he just like Casey....makes me sick.

    July 3, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • amanda nicole

      i agree

      July 4, 2011 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  14. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Death penalty.
    Not life in prison.
    Casey Anthony gave up her right to live.

    July 3, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jille63

    Jose Baez is her defense...but he keeps slipping out evidence of her confession. Can you really believe she confessed the truth to him? Ha ha..that is funny. If he believes her then stop hammering the evidence that the state presented about transporting the body in the car. This is mind numbing....over and over....over and over but no point is ever made. Oh my goodness we have wasted too much time...energy...and money on this baloney.

    July 3, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
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