Gotta Watch: Judging Casey Anthony case
Casey Anthony is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony, in the summer of 2008.
July 4th, 2011
08:29 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Judging Casey Anthony case

It's the capital murder case that's held our attention this summer. But has the prosecution proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Casey Anthony intentionally murdered her daughter? The jury is beginning their deliberations today, and now it's your chance to weigh in. You've gotta watch the most pivotal moments from the defense and prosecution and judge for yourself whether Casey Anthony is guilty or innocent.

Prosecuting Casey Anthony – The state of Florida contends Casey Anthony cared more about partying and having a fun life than being a mother. It's her motive for murder, according to prosecutors. They paint her as a liar trying to live the good life at the expense of her daughter.
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Defending Casey Anthony – The defense brought molestation allegations against Casey Anthony's father and brother during the trial. It pointed to George Anthony as the real culprit behind the toddler's death and cover-up. Most importantly, Casey Anthony's defense team relied upon the fact that Caylee Anthony's cause of death is undetermined. It believes that's the real reason there's not enough evidence to convict the Florida mother of murder.
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  1. Pamela

    So how long is this jury process?

    July 4, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. antoinette

    It don't take a rocket scientist to figure this out. Guilty! Reasonable doubt? Whatevr I doubt she is innocent. Tot mom told too many lies. If it was a drowning why cover it up. Why duct tape and chloroform. Mom nurse dad ex cop they would have tried to save little Caylee and call 911.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joe

    What will you people say when and if she is found innocent, I bet you all will become defense backers

    July 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Nostradamus

    The state didn't prove Murder One where she could possibly get the death penalty. There is no DNA evidence. There are no fingerprints on anything the prosecution said Casey used. You can't convict someone of murder based on partying.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ray


      July 4, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • PureLeaf

      thank you, can't stand these bird brains commenting. you must understand law...or be somewhat educated

      July 4, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bosko

      More white trash committing heinous crimes, good riddance.

      July 4, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • FWBurr

      Obviously you didn't listen to any of the evidence.

      July 4, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • john tempt

      so why was there duct tape across her face? just for the hell of it? just for decoration? stupidity

      July 4, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. john tempt

    she did it. she killed her own daughter. why would you be out partying while your daughter is missing? why wouldn't you be out looking for her. why would u be lying to the cops about where you worked about a babysitter or all the other lies. doesn't make sense. i do believe the father and mother had something to do with it. maybe not knowing she killed her or help covering it up but ignoring things around them like the odor from the car or other things. and even if it was premeditated i do not think the jury should pin that on her because then she will get the death penalty. why should she get off that easy? she should live probably 65 maybe more years in jail thinking about what she did to a little innocent little girl that came from herself. and not testifying for yourself. sorry big mistake on your part since you don't want to say what did, could, maybe did happen. hope you rot in hell sorry.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nostradamus

      Partying does not equal murder.....Ever been to an Irish Funeral?

      July 4, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • john tempt

      partying does not equal murder? ok but partying while your daughter is missing, could be dead could be alive, your out partying? maybe she is partying because she knows where caylee is. dead. and she thinks she has nothing to worry about. get real

      July 4, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. lms

    yeah she's guilty but not sure that it was proven beyond a doubt.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. debbie

    she should fry

    July 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. 6foot2sf

    It is imposable to judge- having served on a jury in a murder case we felt that the young man was probably guilty but there were some connections in the prosecutor's case that were missing. We deliberated for several days and finally based on the evidence we found him not guilty and hoped that he was not their man.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. John

    Baez was smiling and happy as he left the courtroom....because he knows now he can return to small claims, petty theft, and getting people off on traffic know, all the stuff he's actually qualified to do. What a joke of a defense team....oh yeah, Casey is guilty of 1st degree murder....period.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  10. OC

    Come on People its common sense, but then again common sense is uncommon.
    Casey 22, did NOT want to be a mother at this point her in her life she took matters into her own hands and just figured no one would notice her daughter was missing. Put your self on the stand look at the jury and tell them you didnt do it.
    thats what innocent people do.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Adam

    If you out and party all night long after your child got missing, then you're already guilty in my eyes.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mike

    I believe Anthony is guilty, or at the very least was involved in murder. From a legal standpoint however, the state has not proven it. How can you have a murder case when the prosecution can't even tell the public how the victim died? Seems to me you'd have to know at least how someone passed away before you can say it was murder. Unfortunately, I'd have to vote not-guilty. The good side of this is that if she walks, it does prove that the state cannot just lock up whomever they want for whatever they want without taking necessary steps first.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. pat

    The jury has no evidence to work with. Hung jury or not guilty. No cause of death, no DNA, no witnesses, no fingerprints. I am sure she killed Caylee, but if I were on the jury I could not convict on no evidence. It's all hearsay and judging her actions and expressions.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. tim

    Girls just want to have fun. Casey should get the fun..

    July 4, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Carol

    I think it is obvious she is guilty of some part in this thing to a grave degree. BUT, I also don't think that it has been proven according to the letter of the law in order to make murder charges that will lead to the death penalty. Sorry to say it, because it goes against my gut feeling, but if I was on the jury I could not in good conscience convict her of capital murder and still feel as though I was following the law.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
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