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. Hanna

    Caylee is better off dead than living in that messed up family.

    July 4, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • IsNot

      Um, lots of other people would have gladly taken her in, so you FAIL! Miserably.

      July 4, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. katie

    Guilty, first degree murder...

    July 4, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. The Truth

    What non-guilty person stands trial for murder if it was an accidental drowning. Anyone with half a brain can see that! GUILTY!!

    July 4, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Name*armita

    1 last seen with caylee
    2. Not looking for her daughter
    3 mom call the police
    4 smell of death

    She is really sick

    July 4, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. IsNot

    The defense kept harping on the cause of death being "unknown", but he forgot the reason WHY it was unknown. The body was in a plastic bag, in a swamp for months. It had been disturbed by weather, foraging animals, and decomposition. In other words, there was no way to determined cause of death because whoever disposed of the child's remains in that way ensured that. It takes a special sort of stupid to think hiding the evidence is going to make it go away forever.

    Whether you believe it was pre-meditated or reaction to an accident, what happened afterward was still criminal. Concealing the death of another is a felony in all states. No matter what, Ms. Anthony has more time to serve. And, depending on how you view her parents, maybe they need to do some time, too.

    July 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jeannettelj

    And here I was thinking that if Nancy Grace says she did it, it must be true!

    July 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dc

    I think Baez is salami sliding Casey. How else is she going to pay him?

    July 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • B-man

      If you live in Florida, you're paying

      July 4, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rt

    She should be able to do whatever she wants with something she made

    July 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • B-man

      If you live in Florida, you're paying.

      July 4, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • B-man

      Sorry, meant to go above. Screen is hopping around with the video.

      July 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. coco

    I do not know if she will get death but my question is what happen during the 31 days and the explanation is?

    July 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. The Dude

    Live in solitary confinement.

    July 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. JGN

    Given the great reticence we have as citizens to report for jury duty, isn't foolish to invite all in sundry to be a jury.

    July 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. tabitha

    I think she is guitly. I mean she went partying when her child was missing! What kind of innocent person does that. I think she should get the death sentence.

    July 4, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rt

      Kinda harsh for your shaky logic

      July 4, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Devil Dog

      Obviously rt doesn't have kids. I mean going by evidence it's 50/50. I personally believe she killed her kid. Why would a true parent not report they're kid missing? Instead choose to party?

      July 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      I dont think your logic is shaky at all Tabitha

      July 4, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • RT

      having kids doesnt change logic, if anything it brings emotions way more into play. she definitely did something terrible, most likely killed her, im just saying that the above post needs a little more specifics before it hands out death sentences

      July 4, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anonymous

      It's simple minded thinking like this has turned our judicial system into the dog and pony show it is today. While my gut tells me something is very very wrong with this family, I'm not convinced the evidence collected by the prosecution has been sufficient to satisfy reasonable doubt. In a court of law you don't get to say "Well this doesn't make sense to me so she's guilty". Unless of course you're more interested in Kangaroo Theater than you are in responsible American justice.

      Give em the ol' razzle dazzle... ~ Chicago

      July 4, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • RT

      k anonymous just said what i was trying to, cept much more civilized, and i admit overall better. short: thats what i meant to say

      July 4, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Karen Madison

    I agree with Justin. I think the defense did a great job and the prosecution merely played on emotion–not hard core evidence that Casey killed her daughter. I do have children, so don't tell me to shoot myself of cuss at me, please. Casey is no hero, that's for sure, but I'd rather have her for my neighbor than Nancy Grace. For what it's worth. I don't care if you disagree with me.

    July 4, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rt

      1 being a mother doesn't grant you protection from insults.
      2 you use flawed logic and therefore are stupid

      July 4, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniela

      I can't say for sure if she killed Kaylee but she is guilty or involved in her death somehow. She knows what happened and she isn't talking. Either it was accidental but something happened for her not to report her child missing for 31 days. Partying like a rock star getting a tattoo "bella vita".. the constant lying..
      Of course will never know the truth...

      July 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      Well if she becomes your neighbor I hope your kids don't get on her nerves.

      July 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rasav74

      3 Baez ran in hypocritical circles during closing.

      4 Nancy grace wouldn't kill your child.

      July 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Emma

    I do not feel that the prosection proved its case beyond any reasonable doubt, but I do feel that she did have something to do with the death, but I feel it was either an overdose or something to that effect. She panicked and hid her and then just dumped the body in the woods. I think she either told her father and they fought about it at a later date and then he had something to do with keeping it covered up, being an ex cop he did know that if they had no body tissue it couldn't be tested. There may have been some abuse between the two of them and they kept each others secrets. This whole thing is very strange but thats my opinion.

    July 4, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • shaun

      According to the judge an accidental overdose is still murder

      July 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. not happy

    GUILTY!!! But she'll most likely get off!!!

    July 4, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
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