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. Stacey from CO

    Totally guilty of murder. Her actions prove it! What sane person would go out partying while your child is dead, rotting away in a ditch. Her actions and facial expressions while in the courtroom are totally inappropriate She just doesn't appear to be the "greiving mother" type.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Reggie

    brown your wicked! Burn the witch!

    July 4, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wally Ratcliff

      You're a sad excuse for a human being . . . burn yourself. . .

      July 4, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Life

    Casey was probably responsible for ALL those dead pets. But clearly Cindy (the mom to Casey) should be charged for lying to the STATE. That is not right. THERE is evident that she killed her daughter, she was the last one to know her daughter wearabouts and she is the last one to give account that Caylee has been missing for 31 days. The evident is Casey testimony and lies.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. gambino

    Remove her ovaries & tattoo her forehead-"dead". That should save the state a lot of cash!

    July 4, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Alicia Allan

    Guilty. Narcissistic, pathological Sociopath......she did it. She lied about it. She was offended that her parents "care more about where Caylee is than they do about me".....She ruined her father by accusing him of molestation, by insinuating that he had something to do with this. She accused her brother of molestation. She is beyond all normal comprehension. She should be put away for the rest of her life. There is no rehabilitating someone with sociopathic and Narcissistic traits. There is no cure, no magic pill. Nothing....she is a waste....

    July 4, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. K Miller

    She might be guilty, but no hard evidence to support conviction. Involuntary M/S is the best the state can hope for.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Life

      The EVIDENT is her (Casey) testimony and lies. That is evident.

      July 4, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Esty

      There was quite a bit of hard evidence of murder. More so than most cases that are convicted. If you watch the case in your free time, you will see the sheer volume of scientific evidence that proves the murder conclusively.

      July 4, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dan in capitola

    She was sickeningly fortunate that most forensic evidence was destroyed by the length of time it took to find Caylee and the fact that the body was underwater for a long period of time. Casey will be convicted of a lesser crime than capital murder but it's worrisome that many of the jurors are actually high school drop-outs. Anything can happen.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. cagohio

    I believe with out doubt she did it and wants everyone to feel sorry for her. She needs to be sentenced to death w/o the possiblity of parole!! Her parents are lying to cover her up which is understanding because I m sure they don't want to see her die or spend life in prison.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerome

      If she is sentenced to can there be parole?

      July 4, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Leana Olivas

    I believe it was premeditated murder from what we have seen being broadcast. She is the most cold faced person I have ever seen. No emotion whatsoever.
    But I would like to know where that babies father is??? Who is he.? Where is he? Did she not know the father?

    July 4, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mox Nix

    Guilt not proven beyond a reasonable doubt

    July 4, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mox Nix

      I meant to say Guilt WAS proven beyond a reasonable doubt. She's guilty.

      July 4, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Eric

    There is no question she lied to the police, so she should be convicted of those 4 counts. As to the murder, I'm not 100 percent certain that she killled her daughter. Granted, she's the world's worst mother. She's a pathalogical liar. She's a stupid party girl. But unless you are 100 percent certain, you must vote not guilty. So my vote on the murder is not guilty.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • lori

      i agree eric, being a liar and party girl does not make u a murderer..........

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

    I have watched and followed this trial from the very first day and I have not doubt that she is guilty.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • PureLeaf

      thanks, that doesn't mean anything

      July 4, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Daniel

    Not guilty. There is evidence that someone covered up a death. There is no evidence that that someone was Casey. There is no evidence that that death was a murder.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Esty

      There was conclusive proof of a murder. There was conclusive proof that someone was Casey.

      July 4, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 4, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jenny

    guilty! common sense people. Casey is the only one who believes her own lies. She is vile.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
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