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. Sam

    The state proved its case. It if Felony first degree murder.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Brad

    The state DID prove it. It was pre-meditation due to the computer searches. It wasnt accidental because it was planned and if someone dies in a pool, you dont put duct tape over someones mouth. Also, who knows how long she would of waited before telling police (she never did, her mom did). If it was an accidental death, why party, dump the body with duct tape, and not tell police. If her father would of been near for the drowning, his law enforcement experience would kick in and know that calling police wouldnt get him in trouble. SHES A SOCIOPATH

    July 4, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. berber87

    I think she couldn't make up her mind whether to hang her (the broken neck search) or suffocate her. I'm glad she had the compassion to knock her out with the chloroform (if it worked) before applying the tape. GUILTY. Next up...Drew Peterson.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. David

    I believe she is guilty of child endangerment and involuntary manslaughter. However, the prosecution FAILED to prove any murder occurred. The prosecution FAILED to prove how the kid really died. Remember, the burden of proof in a trial is with the prosecution to prove beyond any reasonable doubt ... and they FAILED to do that. So, if there is any doubt, you must acquit.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • jeff

      problem is that if u have an iq above 70 then there is NO doubt. with the evidence that has been given there is no "reasonable" person that can think she didn't do this......period.

      July 4, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • law student

      Great point..I believe she committed murder but the prosecution failed to prove that.

      July 4, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 4, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • PureLeaf

      guilty yes, not of 1st degree. Thank GOD you are not a juror, you have to understand law before you can comment on serious charges...bird brain

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


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    • Stan Lee

      Hey pureleaf, go read the florida murder laws, it's not what you think it is. this case is murder 1 all the way.

      July 4, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Matt

    The Quack Theory: if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck.... She's guilty! Her Father's guilty. Her Mother's guilty. If this were a game of Clue, only the brother would be innocent! And they're all quacks!

    July 4, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • f

      What a lame theory...

      July 4, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Paul

    Another note to add, one way or another she is dead. Because even if she goes to jail she will be killed in there for harming a child. In some sick way that's what inmates do. Good luck princess...... you will meet your match. Pay back is a B**ch

    July 4, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. George

    Casey, we love you and we know you are innocent. Just be patient and the jury will come back with a not guilty verdict and you can go home. Everyone knows what happened now and that it was a terrible accident that snowballed out of control.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joseph BigBalls

    She is not guilty! Come on, think about it, she is way to hot to be be a murderer.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • jeff

      you're just the stupid type of person the prosecution has to worry about. the wimpy excuses for men that think if a woman is "hot" she can't be guilty. the kind of guy who thinks with the wrong head.

      July 4, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bonita boy

    Yes guilty guilty guilty. The judge should, based on the evidence that he has seen, instruct the DA to charge both Mother And Father of perjury. Mom cant even spell computer let alone use one 84 times to look up anything. This is a family that is rotten from the top down and you and I will be paying the price for their actions no matter what the finding is.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Elle Davis

    They didn't prove beyond a reasonable doubt she killed her. Take the emotion out of it, and look at the facts. Seriously, it's not that hard.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Roger

    She not guilty in the first degree murder charge but she guilty in the manslaughter charge of child abuse because of the evidance of the case there is so much doubt in the case and did not find how caylee died people should take emotions out of the picture it should be the evidence should be the factor of the case but the evidence is loney

    July 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mim Williams

    I think as her Dad stated to his mistress – it was an accident – I think her Dad is a liar and has spent his life as a liar – when he was on the stand and asked how he felt after the death of his granddaughter he said something tto the effect of upset – followed by the word tears with no emotion – as if he had long since dealt with it – then to work himself into tears he began to talk about how effected his wife and son were and then cried – his daughter stared at him deadpan – emotionless – because she knew he knew before and she was not entertained by his little show nor was I – I too had a Father that abused me and I have the same emotionless gaze when he is full of S***I think he has controlled her his whole life and left her to dispose of the body – she failed and lied and I think she knows she has hung herself by not doing the right thing and contacting authorities immediately – I think she knows she did herself in by allowing her abuser to control the situation – not all cops R good cops – especially cops that cheat on their wives while a search is going for a missing grandchild – he could only do that if he knew the search was futile – she was already dead.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • AnnaCatherine

      I agree with your cmment. The family was all about George, which Mr. Baez pointed out very well. George lied and Cindy swore to it. That was life in the Casey household. I don't know how they live with themselves.

      July 4, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • TibbieMom

      There was no proof that George molested Casey. Even the defense didn't mention it in closing arguments because they couldn't prove it. You're not exactly objective....

      July 4, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Janice L

    Guilty. Though I think its first degree, it may not have been proven beyond reasonable doubt....she may get the lesser 2nd degree.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. d

    premeditation- yes motive-yes not guilty or guilty-Guilty!!!!! way beyond a reasonable doubt!!! lies lies and more lies.... Linda Drane Burdick presented that brilliantly!!! Just hope its not another oj verdict!!

    July 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
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