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. grace

    Of course she's guilty, though I've never seen or heard a less capable attorney than Jose Baez. It's hard to believe he passed the Bar.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim F.

      Lock the goof up and toss the key

      July 4, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rose

    Not Guilty. Prosecution has not sufficiently proven anything i.e. no manner of death (just speculation), as far as the tattoo it can be taken different ways "beautiful life" for her daughter who was the best thing that ever happened to her or like some people think "it's party time" i'm rid of my burden. If you continue listening to all the media (In Session, Nancy Grace who's a joke in it itself) with all their excitement and hypocritical comments (and Nancy Grace is the biggest hypocrite of them all), then there's something wrong.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hof

      Here's the real dilemma: trying to figure out if you're an OJ juror, a regular audience of "The View," or both.

      July 4, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gee Wizz

      I agree there was no smoking gun, however, her behavior has a lot to do with how one might judge this case. If you recall the Scott Peterson trial you will remember that he was convicted of murder with no more evidence then was presented in the Casey Anthony trial. He is now on death row. It's anyone's guess.

      July 4, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |


    July 4, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Layla777

    First, Happy Independence Day to you all.

    Now, I have been following this story, I strongly believe Casey is anything BUT a child murderer and especially her own! Thank you.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mike

    Guilty this was no accident I doubt she gets the death penalty as we seem to be afraid to end the like of a woman and mother such as she was. But I would vote the death penalty she cannot be rehabbed she has no emotion for anyone but herself!

    July 4, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Angela

    Really??? I'm going to go party while my 2 year old is missing? No remorse shown in the courtroom. Crying on cue??? She's guilty as sin and she knows it. She has lied and changed her story to cover her tracks. I am a mother of 5 and if one of them was missing for even a few hours, let alone days, the last thing on my mind would be getting drunk and going to clubs. Poor baby was in her way. Caylee never had a chance. My prayers are still with her not her incredible excuse of a mother.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Pierce

    I think everybody agrees she did it, but under law did the prosecution prove their case?

    July 4, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • grace

      When the case began I believed it was an accident. Not any more. So for me, absolutely–when the prosecution summed up they related precisely the same scenario I'd reached on my own, down to the last detail.

      July 4, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Where's Tony, I need to talk to Tony!

    That says it all....Where is your daughter? Where's Tony, blah blah blah......Sickening.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Alicja

    Guilty on all counts. She never explained her lies and evasive behaviour. If anyone watches crime shows, without a doubt the person who lies is guilty. Why on earth would you make an accidental death look like a murder? The defense is just making up lies and lies and lies.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Kathy

    What a terrible tradegy for the entire Anthony family. Casey is a self absorb human being and should just come out with the truth. She is guilty and will have to answer to her God one day. My prayers to the jury and everyone involved in the court case. May God guide them to find justice for Caylee.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Invisible Friend

    I "Loved" it, when Jose Beezehead refered to Casey as that lying sl-ut
    Thats what i always thought.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Michael from Montreal

    Baez: Objection, your honor

    Judge Perry: Presentations are over, on what basis, Mr. Baez

    Baez: Well, I want a redo cause I have another theory that I want to present at opening

    Judge Perry: Overruled

    July 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Allen

    Anyone who thinks this was not premeditated has to have an iq somewhere between 95 and 105. The facts are overwhelming. There is no reasonable doubt in this case. The defense's only hope is that they have one juror not bright enough to separate their emotions from a dispassionate and logical review of facts and the ability to apply common sense. A defense attorney 's goal during jury selection is to find and select a juror who is not bright enough to process facts. Hopefully, they did not succeed getting an ignoramus like some of the commentators on this site who after all the evidence still maintain casey's innocence. What a terrible miscarriage of justice it will be and it will put on display again the weakness of our criminal justice system. All jurors should have to take and score in the bright normal range on iq test (110-119).

    July 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. LAborn

    I really hope the jury is smarter than the folks posting that she's not guilty or the state didn't prove its case.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Bobby

    Fry the Bi#ch !!

    July 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
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