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. Big Daddy

    I haven't been watching the case but feel that Mason just dragged down the defense with his closing argument. the other layer sounded a 100% better though.
    I would very much like to hear from all of you who have followed this case.
    how would you vote?

    July 3, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • KSC

      Big Daddy, I think she will get 1st degree. I think the defense did her more harm than good. Her acknowledgement of the child's death on June 16 and knowing the child was dead is going to have a weird effect on the jury. It looks like drowning vs intentional killing or the legal equivalent.

      July 3, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Fibbergee

    Why do they defile everybody except themselves are the making the jury angry.

    July 3, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ruth from Ohio

    I have watched since the child suppoedly went "missing"....Grandparents do not kill or coverup the death of a grandchild,and in today's world ,mother's continue to kill their children ,over anger with the father,grandparents,boyfriends even having a bad day.they drown them,put them in microwaves,drive them into a river,or simply end their lives....these are not the Mother's of my generation or my parents or grandparents generation.today's Mothers are different......

    July 3, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Deana mckinzie

    Death is to easy for casey, she needs to be placed in a special make cell with pitchers of that beautiful baby plasted all over it, were she cant take them down an make to look at that beautiful child everyday of the rest f her misable life.

    July 3, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Gale from TN

    At almost 3 yr old, it seems highly unlikely that Caylee could stand on her tiptoes, then with her LEFT hand reach for the RIGHT hand sliding door handle and actually manage to open the door. It is more likely that she could have opened it with her right hand where she would be able to utilize her greatest length and strength. She is barely reaching that right handle. As as nurse, this position seems highly implausible position in successfully trying to open that door. Must have been light as a feather! Just Saying.

    July 3, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Elaine

    3 points to make or at least throw out there.
    1. Mr. Krunk.. he's a meter reader. It's not his job to go thrashing through a swamp to investigate what he saw and believed to be a human skull. Besides, it SUMMER, it's hot, it's the rainy season. And, duh.. SWAMP=ALLIGATORS, snakes, etc... December, it's the dry season, the water's gone and whatever was underwater is now visible. Besides, when I was living in Fla. all the meter readers, postmen, even the Fed-Ex guy.. they all wore short pants, year-round.
    2. The photos of of Caylee with the dark circles under her eyes. Might not just be from lack of sleep.l Those circles could also be a sign of a concussion. This happened to me after I had a concussion in an auto accdident.
    3. WHAT IF Casey left Caylee in the car akuve at the time, while Casey partied. What would the physical signs be on the remains found in December? Casey might have decided this was a good way to make Cayleee disappear, or maybe she was even stupid enough to leave her in the car and know that it could kill her.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Big Mac

      The dark circles, Lady, is no skin, it's dark circles on the SKULL on the bottom part of the eye socket.

      July 4, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Some guys here talk about how hot Casey is.
    Have any of you looked above her neck?
    That face is so plain and common that its message is Sack Time.
    She is not a pretty woman, really.

    July 4, 2011 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
  8. drd1962

    I know she's guilty...The evidence speaks for its self..How can she lie about everything and think she's going to get away with it..Life in prison sounds good to me!

    July 4, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. alicia shifflet

    Where is the babys dad and why did no one take a lie test thank you alicia from cali

    July 4, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. amanda

    Ugh! HLN what happened to you....i want to leave on your channel to hear when the verdict is in, but i just cannot stand the people they have on at all & they talk about the same things over and over and over.....just replay the trial important parts back and prosecutions entire closing....please! I can only watch nancy, vinnie & mike....the rest are way too annoying....what happened to Velez, sensationalizing way too much....and their guests, most are horrible except a few, can't they shut up now and let the jury peacefully decide....and just recap the trial Like Nancy used to do for peterson case etc....Going to have to switch to Fox, they actually show whats going on in the rest of the nation too and check back with the court, Oh and why do they have to continually bring that Baden woman on, ugh, shes still yelling that anyone could of got to the evidence, but does she realize that it was casey who used all the stuff and it was casey that had caylee....no one else had caylee....but the murderer casey.

    July 5, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. amanda

    where can i watch the prosecutions entire closing argument

    July 5, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
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