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 L.

    She's guilty & should fry. Her mother should go to jail for perjury. Baez should be disbarred.

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

    Simply being a horrible person, dumb as a rock and a horrible, immature mother, does not in of itself impart guilt. There has been no evidence presented that says beyond a shadow of a doubt- that Casey Anthony is guilty. Your own personal feelings... her immature carefree actions- none of that means she is guilty. I could not convict her based on the criteria for guilt. I think in this case- gd will have to sort it out with her.. which.. given the weight of all her actions.. may be a more horrid scenario for her

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

      You have to examine the evidence to determine what happened to Caylee. Then make a logical decision to render a verdict.

      July 4, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • LKB11

      "Shadow of a doubt" is not the law. REASONABLE doubt is the law. Use your common sense.

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

    George was kool with not seeing his prize possession for 31 days.... I'm not buying it.

    July 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • wendy in california

      Casey had just been found to have robbed her grandparents. Total stolen money from grandparents and parents is over 7,000.00 when added up. That could be why.

      July 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jim

    Do I think Casey is guilty? By all means! I also think her attorney, Baez, should be brought up on charges before the FL bar and his licensed removed for the allegations he made in his opening statements and yet provided absolutely no evidence to support during the trial. He and Casey should both be found guilty with her being given the death penalty and him being given life in prison plus disbarment.

    July 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Andrea

    Guilty! I watched the entire trial and she is absolutely guilty! She won't get the death penalty but she must be convicted! She is an absolute vengeful liar who killed her child. Shame on the defense for attacking George and Cindy in hopes of saving Casey!

    July 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Samuraishonan(at)blogspot.com

    Guilty to the max. Put her in a glass cage for all to see until the day she dies.

    July 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. William Black

    I'm confused about the duct tape issue, First, I hear that the tape was placed of Cayle's mouth (presumably on the skin while still alive), then I hear that the tape was placed on the mandable (jaw- to keep it in place?).
    If it's the former case, as the skin decays and drops off, so does the tape. If the tape was found on the bone structure, it had to have been place there (Post Mortum- After death. Why was that necessary?)

    Bill

    July 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • LKB11

      It *had* dropped off.

      July 4, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • vikingslost

      Reason why the duct tape stayed as it did was the duct tape was placed on the face and attached to the back of head hair. As the body and head decomposed, the hair on the head clumped together with the duct tape still attached. That's why
      the mandible was still attached to the skull because of the combination of the duct tape and the clump of hair still attached
      to that duct tape.

      July 4, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. joeNYC

    Hi Casey Marie.

    The needle is coming for you.

    K?

    Bye

    July 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Robby

    Lets get the facts straight here! Casey Anthony spent the last month of her daughter "missing" hangin with her boyfriend, in night clubs, tattoo shops, clothing stores. WHATTT!!!! Come onnnn. Does the defense think we the people are that "stupid". Please. They wanna say that Caley was a loving mother... Is that what you call love!? Thats a woman who is running away from her responsibilities and screwed up BIG time. All of the evidence leads to her... She's a wack job that makes up imaginary people.. Is she 5 years old!! What a shame... What mother just sits around while her daughter is missing...and when asked says " I don't know?!" Yea ok. GUILTY in the FIRST degree...

    July 4, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joe Fattal

    They should find her not guilty and charge her mother and father to hide the body of the little girl after she drown in the pool under the supervision of Anthony and Cindy.

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

      who on EARTH would make an accident look like a murder?!

      you wouldn't go to jail for an accidental drowning. that is ridiculous that anyone would even THINK that was plausible explanation for what happened.

      July 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Samuraishonan(at)blogspot.com

    Samuraishonan(at)blogspot.com
    Guilty to the max. Put her in a glass cage for all to see until the day she dies.

    July 4, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mark

    Guilty! Life in prison.

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

      Guilty!!! life in prison!!!!! Even though I do believe this was pre meditated overall that would be the best punishment along with hanging pics of Caylee alive and pics of remains hung on walls in her jail cell everyday of her life.

      July 4, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • edwardwoodbine

      gulity for life without parole

      July 4, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carl K

      My verdict - Guilty. Why is it so long to decide?

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

      right. and unfortunately, i think statistics show that the longer a jury is out, means there is at least ONE hold out. i hope that if there is a hung jury that the prosecution will re-try the case.

      July 4, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      If it is a hung jury the state of Florida has to pay for another trial. Not fair.

      July 4, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Renee (Mother of 4)

    GUILTY! All over it! Idk how your child could be missing and you wait till 30 days later for your mother to call the authorities to report her missing after she discovers that her granddaughter is not with her mother! Duct tapped and chloroform? Please! Lock her ass up and throw away the key. Forget the death penalty! Let her rot in prison for life without the possibility of prole! That's justice! Rest In Peace Sweet Little Angle! ❤

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

      I use to be happy with the thought of life in prison too, but this girl is so manipulative, I can't stand the thought of her making any inmate friends.

      I hope she never smiles or feels happiness again.

      July 4, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • michael

      Renee has your dad ever put his penis in his granddaughter mouth and ejaculated causing her to choke to death. cover up by the #1 homicide detective in the anthony house

      July 4, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • SF

      At the very least culpable negligence / manslaughter. I mean who the heck would take a month to report the babysitter r taking your child!?

      July 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Melissa

    Guilty.

    July 4, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. OnAir

    Abi: Your not in Nigeria anymore...........we hold people accountable for criminal acts. There is nothing acceptable about killing or leaving a child to die. And for ANY country or person to do that is disgusting and they most definitely don't deserve to be called human.

    July 4, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
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