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. bob

    You aré a sick person......why dont u do somthing about yourself.....

    July 4, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ignorance Prevails

    So instead of reporting a simple accident, Casey and George decided to turn it into a capital murder?

    If you believe that check out my ad on CraigsList for the bridge I am trying to sell.

    July 4, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jaime

    A friend of mine was on a jury for a double homicide – a guy shot in cold blood two teenagers. Everyone knew the guy committed the crime, but because the prosecution couldn't prove their case they had to follow the rules and laws and did him not guilty. She said it was the hardest thing to do in her life, cAuse everyone knew he murdered the teens, but u cannot bring personal opinion in a verdict

    July 4, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dc

    If it were an accident, she would have called 911. It wasn't an accident, and she searched for chloroform on the mother's computer when mother was at work. This is first degree premeditated, and she should be executed. Baez should be give a life sentence for defending a lying murder with lying testimony.

    July 4, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Guilty-as-hell

    Truth be told, I have not followed the case as closely as some of othe bloggers. But based on what I've heard and read here's my summation. Picture walking into a room and seeing a man standing over a blood-soaked body with a bloody knife in his hand.Is it possible that he walked in just after the crime took place, pick up the knife so as to secure and stood over the boddy guarding it so to preserve the crime scene? Sure it is. Is it likely?

    July 4, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Col. Mustard

    I believe Casey & Co. r guilty, however there r too many shadows of doubt. Not guilty of 1st degree murder, guilty of all other charges. RIP CAYLEE:(

    July 4, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kathy

    Katy gets it. I hope this jury is as wise as the Scott Peterson jury and not as clouded as the OJ Simpson jury! I pray that they don't let all the smoke the defense tried to blow cloud their decision.

    July 4, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. sluggo

    The judge is one of the ONLY intelligent ppl in this court room but in every other area there has been a show of ignorance, from the childish lawyers on both sides,to the ignorant (grandparents?) who for 31 days didn't see their own new granddaughter b4 they think something's wrong, to the ignorant folks in the audience who are fighting, tripping, and gouging the eyes of others outside to get a ticket into the courtroom, to the ignorant monster whose on trial who thinks her lies will save her from anything. Widespread ignorance in raw form. I commend you judge for remaining intelligent and full of professionalism in the midst of an abundance of ignorant ppl. Bless your heart.

    July 4, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Name*Robert Giard

    I find Casey Anthoney guilty on all counts.

    July 4, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. John

    if the jury isn't suppose to have prior knowledge or opinions about what happened, How can the state or defense be satisfied they they had an unbiased jury, that wasn't contaminated by the medias opinion? Compliments to Brad for this posting.

    July 4, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Name*julie

    Susan you are an idiot.

    July 4, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name*julie

      Yea both of u r sick......

      July 4, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • jimbo

      yea and both of you would get your asses kicked in jail

      July 4, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Texas


      July 4, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sick to my stomach

      Hey Texas, I hear Casey will be spending time in your state at her uncle's. Some visitor, huh?

      July 7, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      Remind me to never let you near any small children. Holy hell.

      July 4, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Livingston1

      Have you considered sterilization?

      July 4, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • januaRee

      How many kids have you snuffed the life out of????? ARe you a tramp????

      July 4, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • teame


      July 4, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • bella rinebold

      You people are all so full of hate . Where is the state's evidence? NADA! What did one of you hater's see casey murder her child she clearly loved ? I find the way you all assume to know she did this ,only not one thing has been proved in this case. George is hiding a secret ,bet on that. Cindy is a control freak who'd protect her cheating husband why her own daughter could be put to death . FACT! Nothing at all in evidence proved Casey did anything to harm her baby.I do NOT think Casey murdered her daughter,no matter what all of you media fan's base your opion's on. None of you see what's right in front of us all ,No evidence,no drugs found nada. No Justice will come of this, your all to full of hate. Very sad . R.I.P. Caylee

      July 5, 2011 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Casey Anthony is guilty!

      Bella, how many hours of the actual courtroom proceedings have you watched? How many times were you at the courtroom? Are you a police officer or attorney?....I have watched every minute...not media speculation...the actual trial. Casey Anthony is guilty! And there is more than enough evidence that proves it beyond a reasonable doubt. I'm thankful you and "Susan" are not on that jury!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Nicole

      Justice For Caylee!!! This trial and verdict is for an angel who no longer has a voice. Casey knows what happen to Caylee and the State of Florida has proven this case beyond reasonable doubt.

      July 5, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Dempsey

      Bella, you're a moron! If you think Casey Anthony is innocent, then you must have brain damage, or at the very least you're just stupid. She's obviously guilty!!!!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Carole

      You are so right I am 70 years old and have been "Foreperson" on three trials. Bottom line is so clear (it was from the start) and it is called Reasonable Doubt. That is what dictates the jury's decision. No matter what you think – just one item that causes Reasonable Doubt means not guilty because everything in this case that was presented has to be beyond a Reasonable Doubt. I believe no one will ever know what truly happened. But you do not convict someone because of your emotional feelings.

      July 5, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Melissa

      Lets just say she didn't kill caylee right?... What was here reason lieing to the law enforcement? She had to know something or gulity of something .If a mother is really concerned about finding there child they would tell everything and the truth to get there child back safely

      July 5, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jan Randall

      EXACTLY!!! She is quilty of lying – then lets talk about what she lied about and why she lied!!!! BECAUSE SHE KILLED HER CHILD!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jan Randall

      I am completely baffeled by the whole thing. How do you explain her not reporting the child missing?

      July 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bryce

      No reason to attack Bella for her opinions...the prosecution did not prove it's case. The jurors did their job and made a decision based on the facts that were presented to them. This case had so many twists and turns and people lying...there was no hard evidence. Even the experts couldn't agree on the most important components of this case...which was how this precious little girl died...without that, how can you determine murder versus an accident. Casey going out and partying as sick as it was, doesn't prove she murdered her daughter. We can all think what we want, but it comes down to what can be proved in a courtroom.

      July 5, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • 4boyzmom

      I totally disagree with you Bella! I have watched EVERY minute of the trial...MY OPINION is NOT "MEDIA" influenced. The prosecution may not have had the evidence for the murder in the first...but NO LOVING MOTHER FAILS TO REPORT HER DAUGHTER HAS DROWNED...DISPOSES OF THE BODY...and resumes partying like nothing happened! Do you have children BELLA? If so could you imagine or anyone reading.. not reporting your child has been hurt much less has died and then just dump their precious body to rot memorial??! ARE YOU SERIOUS? these are not the actions of a "loving" mother!!

      July 5, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • firstlady

      I agree, the hate iin peoples heart is not good because if they get called for jury duty for someone else, their minds would be made up based on this case and again justice will be unfair. The world we live in says BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT those jurors were smart people and had knowledge on medicine, computers, and the issues at trial, explain this angry people who calls (911 for gas cans missing but doesnt call 911 for grandaughter who trys to kill themselves and goes on the today show the next morning hmmmm reasonable doubt sitting in, I believe with my whole heart that George helped her with the accident only because he not only messed with daughter but if autopsy on Caylee was done they would of found he messed with her as well. I have spoken with lots of kids messed with by parents and they are mentally messed up. George never answered with NO , Wheres the brother he disappeared as well? why but then George says I think they made the right decision, someone accuse you of a crime and distroy your family wouldnt hv nothing to do with her.No matter what God is the final judge and the sins you are doing against her is no better then the sins she did there is no sin sin greater then the other FACT .

      July 6, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donna Capps

      If that's the case, do everyone a favor & NEVER get pregnant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      July 4, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • michelle

      sadly I am not surprised the system screwed up again. it happens every day and it will only continue..God help us

      July 5, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • AT

      Susan – you remind me of "Mike Hunt"

      July 5, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Dave

    Caylee Anthony was not a miracle. She was a problem. Someone took care of the problem. So what. Set her free and move on.

    July 4, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • lawfan

      You are a dumb guy

      July 4, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. william

    Susan, you are sick.

    July 4, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jma123

    What a finish line photo

    July 4, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Name*dja

    Guilty 1st Degree...let her rot in jail.

    July 4, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bull

      She's guilty . Shoot the B!tch .

      July 4, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
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