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. Lisa

    Casey Anthony is an EVIL self-centered woman. Our society is producing more and more people like this at an alarming rate. I encounter people like Casey Anthony daily. Some people take the saying "look out for number one" to the point that they will kill another person to get what they want. She did. GUILTY.

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

    It would be a different story if she was black, no one will be trying to defend someone who killed an innocent baby

    July 4, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Windy1

      I was waiting for the race card to come out. Shame.

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


      July 4, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jo

      Stupid thing to say. Has nothing to do with race. But YOU make it about race.

      July 4, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. aaustin

    My biggest question, that has never been answered, and I live in Orlando and know more about the background of this trial than most anyone here, is how the body got from the trunk of the car into the woods that close to the house. Especially since the prosecution spent so much time proving that Casey didn't go back to that address for 31 days. George drove the car home from the tow yard. You're telling me that she was dumb enough to drive that car that close to her parents' house and dump it in the woods but is intelligent enough to turn around and made chloroform? To quote the prosecution, you can't have it both ways.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Luna

      she lied so much how do we even know where she ever was? she could have been staying blocks away when she said she was in jacksonville or where ever.. Casey has lied so much how will anyone ever know where she was one day to the next? and when the body was thrown in that swamp do you think it was done in broad daylight?

      July 4, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mike

    Look – I feel and think that's she's probably guilty. However, trying to take my bias out of it, I don't think that the prosecutor fully linked her to the crime (motive, physical evidence, etc). By the rule of law – they may have to let her go.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cheryl

      I have watched the trial...missed a few days but for the most part saw the whole thing. I agree...I don't think they have successfully connected her to the crime. I will be surprised if she is found guilty. Liar does not equal murderer.

      July 4, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Luna

    The prosecution did a brilliant job!!
    Casey Guilty! no one lies this much,like the phone call that was played in court today, Casey said in the phone conversation I have to compose myself for the police (yeah so she can focus on her lying so it stays consistent so Casey believes it) and everyone is only worried about finding caylee that's all there worried about,what mother in her right mind would ever make a comment like that give me a break

    July 4, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
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  7. Me

    Guilty on all charges. Prosecution did an an amazing job with the information and facts they had to work with and put it together as best any of us would be able to. Seeing as how the only person who knows the truth doesn't have the gutts to get up and tell it...great that there are people to demand justice for that beautiful baby.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  8. LC Memphis

    Man....this girl is a bigtime liar. A person who obviously was very immature...hell... I would even say mentally off somewhere....but I gotta say...where is the ABSOLUTE PROOF from the state that she did it? Of all the scenarios presented by the state...they proved she was a liar...but I never heard one single piece of physical evidence DNA,or any test, Chlorform test negative...I mean...where was the proof? So sad b/c the little girl died somehow. But there HAS to be some reasonable doubt b/c they NEVER showed HOW or WHEN she did it. As bad as it looks and as good as they mad her look bad....I'm not convinced they proved it beyond a reasonable doubt. She'll be convicted for lying to cops and maybe manslaughter...maybe.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Hotel_moscow

    shes not guilty prosecution didnt prove anything

    July 4, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. RickRoo

    If this was really an accident and the entire family was in a conspiracy to cover it up, wouldn't you think that an ex-cop, a nurse, and probably the greatest perpetual liar of our time would have done a much better job than a laundry bag, chloroform, duct tape, and a swamp? Casey acted alone.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joe

    Prosecutprs only proved Casey is a young lady that lies alot and like to party. Wow what surprise! How many other young ladies lie and like to party. Obviously something is up with that family. She will likely go to jail due to the fact there was no report to police for a month. But prosecution did not prove that she was responsible for or didi anything sinister to the child. Thhey proved only she is a liar and was neglectful in her care.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sb

    Even if she is charged for a life imprisonment instead of death penalty purpose is served "She will not get what she wanted" – Justice Served.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  13. susan

    Yes, the case did prove her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Reasonable doubt does not mean absolute certainty: it means that alternative theories as to the child's death are not reasonable scenerios.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Terry Foss

    She is guilty. Just get it over with and put her in jail to rot!

    July 4, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Name*Laura


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