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. Terri

    Does anybody else think we should tweak our legal system a bit? I lost my faith in it when my brother was found not guilty when he killed our mother. There was not doubt that he was guilty, even had signed a statement admitting part of it, and the jury found him not guilty, even to what he had confessed to!!
    IMO, after both sides have rested their case, the jury should have the right to talk privately with any/all the witnesses in the jury room. I think the truth would be better obtained with the jury being able to question the witnesses. Just my opinion.

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

    Guilty on all charges!! Give this sociopath the needle.

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

    First, I am glad that the prosecution showed the jailhouse conversation during which Cindy told Casey about the drowning theory and Casey reacted with "surprise surprise". How Baez could even bring the drowing theory into his opening statements has always baffled me. He must have seen that video. Secondly, there is a difference between "cause of death" and "manner of death". The cause will likely never be known and the state doesn't have to prove the cause of death. The state had to prove the manner of death, which in this case, was obviously homicide and the state fullfilled it's burden by proving that.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. works4me

    While I believe she's guilty, because I live in the area, she'll get the OJ verdict. We all know she did it, but she'll get off and be admonished for the rest of her miserable life. Then she'll get what she wanted all along... partying... not parenting.
    Whatever she gets I hope it includes tying her tubes. I don't want this lying psychopath reproducing... ever.

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

    Guilty, unfortunately I think she will get life instead of death sentence.

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

    I don't like the Tot-mom label. Grace's handling of this has the air of a lynch mob...

    July 4, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joe citizen abroad

    Probably guilty. But "probably" doesn't cut it in a capital murder case. The state has failed to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RIALgal

    Why cover up an accident? When they found Caylee in the pool why didn't they call 911? Affairs, an abusive childhood, whatever - no excuse for not reporting the accident immediately. And why drag out the "truth" so long? An evolving story made up chapter by chapter.

    As far as the death penalty goes, I'm against it ... period. I cannot imagine deliberately and publicly killing someone in the civilized society we think we live in. Life without a chance of parole works and is, contrary to what too many people think, far cheaper than executing someone.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • works4me

      I agree... accidental drowning of children in Florida are, unfortunately, not uncommon. He was a cop... no need to hide accidental anything.

      July 4, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ed

    There are 7 counts in this case: 1 for murder, 2 for child abuse and 4 for lying to authorities. The last 6 seem like a no brainer for this case. Only the murder seems open to judgement.

    I believe she was involved, but that they didnt prove any premeditation. I think it more likely she gagged the child in the trunk so she could go play. She let the time slip by and when she returned Caylee was dead. The rest is details.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. jenna

    Guilty, and of they molested her why would you let your daughter around them, that shows thats a lie too. She should never be able to have or be around children EVER. She is a sick twisted imamture selfish ***** she should fry!!!!!!

    July 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. PZS0012

    Casey is guilty in my eyes. She still is too emotionally retarded to speak the truth and her silence will go to her grave.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Rolo Tomasi

    First degree murder beyond a reasonable doubt? Not even close.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thepastasauce

      What is your definition of reasonable doubt? What doubts were presented at trial?

      July 4, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. VegasRage

    You be the jury, that's funny. People have been doing that ever since this case started.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Tati

    This women got a presumption of guilt treatment rather than presumption of innocence. The media coverage was totally one sided. Main witnesses ( mom and dad) all have problems with credibility and seem more worried about saving their own faces. No clear and sufficient evidences of murder. NOT GUILTY.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  15. carlos w.

    cayle is in a paradise! while her mother casey is fighting for innocence! She is not guilty!

    July 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Val

      Upon what do you base your opinion that she is not guilty?

      July 4, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
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