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. joe

    She will be found guility, but I am not too sure if it will be the 1st degree charge. Her behavior, the tatoo, and the endless list of lies only point to her guilt. If this was an accidential drowning, why the duct tape, why no calls to the police or EMS, why make up all these different stories. As a parent, the thought one of my children being missing for one second is just unbarrable. But, somehow this women could go out partying and living her daily life witout a care in the world. If that is not guilt, I don't know what is. She will go to jail, and her family will have to live with their utter stupidity for the rest of their lives.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Evelyn, St Louis

    Guilty. Even so, I am so sad for Caylee's death and sad because Casey is so young and her life is about to end, too, whether she gets the death penalty or not.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LC Memphis

    I never heard the absolute PROOF she did it. Where's the proof?

    July 4, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nathan

      PROOF? So like if someone points a gun and pulls the trigger, you'd say you didn't see the bullets flying in the air, so she must be innocent.... This isn't the OJ Trial. She's so guilty, that her best defense was to say she drowned... BUT I decided to make it look like a murder. Get serious.....

      July 4, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Where is the evidence she is innocent? There is a lot of evidence that points to her guilt. Lies, not reporting her daughter missing, partying while she was missing, making up a nanny, lying about being at work, searching for chloroform since the prosecution proved Cindy wasn't at home and Casey was at the time of the google search. Having the stench of death in her car. Putting trash in her car and leaving it there. Nobody leaves bags of garbage in their trunk. Why the heck would you put that in your car??? Defense lawyers would obviously lie. The defense seemed to only try and cast doubt on the evidence. They had no evidence of their own. Its rare a case has absolute proof. Casey more guilty than OJ Simpson.

      July 4, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Terrie

      Yes where is the proof?

      July 4, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Anita Hill

    There is no excuse or reason for a parent , Father or Mother, to not report a missing child. Unless of course there is foul play involved.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. icy

    i believe they will find casey guilty and she'll get about 25 years. cindy lying for her only her cindy's credibility not that she has much at this point.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Nathan

    Guilty of everything. Why does this take 2 months? She should get an extra death penalty for such a ridiculous story of defense....

    July 4, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. MsWalli

    Guilty on all counts! I agree with Tammy – may have been an accident – sedating Caylee and putting her in the trunk so she could party. However, she then tried to cover it up – who would want anyone to know they drugged their daughter and put her in the drunk to go drink and party! No matter, she is guilty and a sociopath! My two cents!

    July 4, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sunny

      I would agree that is a possibility...but then what about the duct tape?

      July 4, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nathan

      Sedating a child with Chloroform? Yeah that's normal.... Geez, and she died too... What an accident....
      IT's not an accident... It's murder..... Period, case closed, move on already.... Nacy Grace needs to
      go on vacation alreday.

      July 4, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Life

    1. PREJURY for Cindy lying crazy azz.
    2. Casey is GUILTY and there is no doubt.

    31 days!

    July 4, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mike

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, CNN. Please stop filling your channel and website with this sensationalist, tabloid fodder. Please give me real news– something that affects more than one tragic family. What are you FoxNews?

    July 4, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • MsWalli

      You seem to be on this site READING THIS ARTICLE and commenting. Hmmm? If you're not interested, stay off the site or don't click to read the article. Duh!

      July 4, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Angie Damon-King

    I dont think casey is guilty. my heart told me that, she look afraid of her crazy parents was freaked-controlled over her and caylee too. they supposed to tell truth than lied to their attorneys and judge. they must SHAMED parents of Casey. they are no good parents to rised their daughter and granddaughter. Casey need help to teach how her behavor and learns to tell truth. I knew her expression likely!

    July 4, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
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      July 4, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nathan

      She is innocent.... Winnie the Pooh did it .....

      ..... This is a beast in a young woman's body...
      Casey is as guilty as guilty has ever been.....

      July 4, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Gary Wolf

    Not guilty. Baez was brilliant. 90 minutes. No notes. Carefully exposed the State's case for what it was. Arrogance and Fantasy Forensics do not equal evidence. We all "know" she did it? Why? Because she is a liar? Liars are not murderers. Problem is that the State did not prove she murdered her daughter. The defense called 10 to 12 cops and FBI experts to impeach the State's "experts." The State tried to cover up the reports of its own officers. Juries do not like prosecutors who play hide the ball. Baez sliced and diced Ashton and there is nothing that the jury was given that is proof beyond a resonable doubt. Not guilty. Liked the Judge.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sunny

      Liars are not always murders, but murders most always lie. Baez and Ashton were not on trial, so it doesn't matter how well they 'performed'. What matters is that a 2 year old never got to live her life...and cover-up or murder, her death and 'burial' were disrespected by that woman that called herself a mother.

      July 4, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nathan

      Seriously.... This is exactly why these trial should NOT be televised..... Yep, she drowned, so she decided to stage it to look like a murder. Yeah that makes any sense.... 20 Cops lied, but Casey's telling the truth (For the 1st time in her life)...This was a collosal disrespect of courts time, and taxpayers money.... SHE's a Cold Blooded Murderer


      July 4, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • lori

      im a mommy to a 5 year old little boy, i know many of u may not like what im gonna say, i believe the family all lie, what grandma would let only grand child be missing all that time, and not even look for for even a day being missing ??? i live up stairs from my in-laws and they are been with my son since he is born, if he was missing even an hour with talking with him , they would have been wondering where he is, what im doing, im not believing the anthony's, sorry 31 days and now u call the police sorry i don't believe it!! im a great mom to my little guy, and always will be , he is my life and no one where ever be more important than him......... george knew what happen i formly believe that, he lies he cheats and what else does he lie about. Why hide the pregency what are they trying to hide, george molesting her?? I hope they find her not guily!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A FAMILY THAT LIES TOGETHER, STICKS TOGETHER, poor george sorry i don;t feel sorry for him!!@

      July 4, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Carole Jahnke

    Cindy Anthony should be up next since she perjured herself on the witness stand. What a lame reason she gave for "googling" chloroform!

    July 4, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jim 631135

    Kill her the way she killed her daughter then let's go out and party.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nathan

      Think we can get a group discount on the Tatoo's ?

      She doesn't deserve to stay alive until July 5th.... Get the needle ready. She's so GUILTY !!!!

      July 4, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • skyzor

      How did she kill her daughter?

      July 4, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ken Wood


    July 4, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nathan

      She fell into 3 plastic trash bags, while she was falling into them, (While she was swimming in the family pool)
      3 strips of duct tape somehow amazingly covered her nose and mouth (Imagine that), and then she drove herself
      to the woods and hid there for 4 months....

      THAT's how she died....

      July 4, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Michael


    July 4, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • susie Aronson

      This calculating, cold blooded murderer should be prosecuted to the highest degree law allows. She is a twisted individual, who deserves nothing sort of first degree murder. All arrows point guilt.

      July 4, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barton

      Not guilty Jeff Ashton had no case without DNA

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