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. gung hoe

    Guilty as charged make a example of this itch so that the next one might want to seek a altermative mnde of getting rid of your child adoption

    July 3, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marybeth Malloy

      Jeff Ashton didn't forget about Chloform.... that is what he is aving for the big finale! Baez figures "he didn't bring it up so I won't!", he is such a fool! When Ashton comes back for his rebutal that will be his main focus along with the computer searches that lead us to it! Pre-meditation. I can't believ one attorney on your panel doesn't see that .

      July 3, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marybeth Malloy

      Casey is loving being the center of attention a little too much. That is what sociopathy is. She is in control of that defense table. She has them all doting on her and wiping her fake tears. She loves the fact that there is a still camera on her and takes full advantage to make sure she turns on those fake tears or shakes her head and I especially love when she buries her head in the other lawyers shoulder for a read dramatic moment!!! She is a true performer!

      July 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |

    she wanted to give the kid up for adotion..her parents wouldnt let her...

    July 3, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. d wood

    how can the lawyers for the state get to make gestures and faces while defense is talking and the young man gets fined and jail time for 1 gesture

    July 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ritz

      What about all the fake crying Casey is doing? She's wiping away fake tears. There's no tears coming out

      July 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mylifemyway

    Being a mother of two, I cannot imagine doing something so horrendous to my children. I don't buy the drowning theory... NO mother in her right mind would go out and party with her child missing (or "accidentally drowning for that matter)! Having had my first at only 18, I know what it's like to want to be able to hang out with my friends, but when you do grown up things, you'd better be ready to grow the eff up!

    July 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    She ain't right in the head, know what I'm sayin? She just ain't right in the head.

    July 3, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. fernace

    She was 19-20, an adult! If she really wanted to put Caylee up for adoption, her parents couldn't stop her. From what I've heard of Casey she's does whatever she feels like, & would not be intimidated by her parents. When it became clear that she was less than an enthusiastic parent, her parents wanted to take Caylee, which she refused. A person usually has numerous options to killing some1, but for some reason thats the option she chose! If she's shaking her head because the prosecution has it wrong, then she should come clean, & no more lies & "fantasies", please!!

    July 3, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Robert Sukovich

    The new people covering this on HLN are like a bunch of Ghoiuls.

    July 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Melody Frederick

    What did Casey say at the end of Ashtons closing arguement? I saw her saying several words....can you look into this????

    July 3, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Elizabeth Gralewski

    Perhaps Cindy Anthony's dogs were getting sick because Casey was testing out her latest batch of chloroform. Maybe that's where she got the story that she was googling chlorophil due to her pets getting sick!!

    July 3, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      I just posted the same thing you did, I wonder why no one put that together in the trial?

      July 3, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. sophie

    Hasn't she figured out by now that NO ONE on the jury is interested in her? None of them have given her more than a passing glance at her since this thing began. She could do a handstand and it would go unnoticed. At this point, I think it's purely entertainment watching her turn it on and off due to the presence or absence of the jury. What a joke. For being so smart, cunning and clever...her immaturity is glaring. She doesn't have a clue.

    July 3, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. HPYE

    If you want out of motherhood say you are,get counseling, leave,put the child up for adoption, anything, but don't kill one of Gods beautiful children. You don't look up neck breaking & cloriform 58 times on a computer if you aren't planning to harm someone. Cindy is lying to cover up for Casey. I believe Casey was jealous of her parents relationship with Calyee. Why didn't she just sign over custody to Cindy & George,& get on with living. Just a thought.

    July 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Donna

    I have a comment, why has no one figured out that Cindy Anthony said the reason she was researching chloroform was that her dogs were not acting right. Maybe Casey had made a batch of chloroform and tested it on the dogs before she used it on her child.

    July 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mark

    Lots of people assuming it wasn't an accident without having to see hard evidence. Sorry but if opinions were facts there would be Salem Witch Trials all over again and mob rule.

    July 3, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. kim

    What a ignorant low life baby killer cow that feels she is more important then what others ever thought she was. I cant stand people like that thre ignorance is simply beyond belief and there nerve is just rude. Then when they get showed how unimportant they really are we have to go through long draw out stpid trials like this. Just taxes payer waste of time and money!

    July 3, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |

    she killed that kid for sure.. but i think she overdosed or gave em to much chlolophorm..

    July 3, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
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