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Casey Anthony Trial: Jurors Wanted 'More'

Casey Anthony Trial: Jurors Wanted 'More'

New York Daily News via YellowBrix

July 06, 2011

ORLANDO, FL – She would have been convicted on “CSI.”

The evidence to convict Casey Anthony in the tragic death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, was there.

More than enough to convict, everyone thought – everyone but the 12 jurors who had the only votes that counted.

But this isn’t TV, and the real world was shocked Tuesday when a Florida jury came back with a not guilty verdict on first-degree murder and manslaughter charges against Anthony.

Sitting there sobbing at her luck, she must have thought she was imagining things. She’s good at imagining things, like having a big job at Universal Studios in Orlando or having a nanny named Zanny – a name plucked right out of Dr. Seuss – who Casey told cops had kidnapped her daughter.

Then, she said – or imagined – Caylee drowned.

Counter this nonsense with forensic evidence.

A veteran FBI specialist on hair samples, Karen Korsberg Lowe, testified a 9-inch strand of light brown hair found in Casey Anthony’s trunk not only matched DNA in the Anthony family, but also matched hairs pulled from Caylee’s brush.

What’s more, Lowe said the hair showed dark “postmortem root banding.” In plain English: It came from a dead person.

Prosecutors went to scientist Arpad Vass, of the prestigious Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. This guy is so good he can analyze air. He found “overwhelming” evidence in the trunk’s atmosphere that a decomposed body had been in it. He also found “shockingly high” levels of chloroform in the trunk.

The Florida jury wasn’t satisfied with that reality.

They also weren’t satisfied with evidence that someone used Casey Anthony’s computer to search the Internet for instructions on how to make chloroform.

Prosecutors charged Casey Anthony chloroformed little Caylee, and then put duct tape over her daughter’s mouth and nose to suffocate her. It was an unusual type of duct tape, and matched a rare brand found in the Anthony family garage.

On “CSI,” Casey Anthony would have been a goner – locked up forever or dead with a hot shot.

But these days jurors seem to want more. The jurors who acquitted the so-called Rape Cops said they wanted to see some DNA. Before DNA, the jails were full of rapists, but now we want DNA.

There was plenty of DNA against Casey Anthony, but the jurors seemed to want more evidence, like a date of death, a time of death, a murder location and maybe even a stronger motive than wanting to be a party girl instead of a mom.

None of the jurors wanted to talk Tuesday – and why should they, when there is money to be made, an estimated $15,000 to $20,000 from the tabloids or networks that disguise their checkbook journalism as licensing fees.

I guess we’ll have to wait until then to find out why more than enough evidence just wasn’t good enough.


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    21R13

    about 3 years ago

    70 Comments

    Bump Wiseass0282: Hopefully she will get mixed up with OJ..............................

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    ESederquist

    about 3 years ago

    170 Comments

    This sickens me.

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    copper380

    about 3 years ago

    2026 Comments

    This just flippin' sucks!!!

  • 2012_max50

    Shannabanana030

    about 3 years ago

    40 Comments

    This infuriates me. A lot of cases are built on circumstantial evidence. All the pieces of the puzzle were there but because they didn't have a picture of her tossing the body, she's free to party and reproduce some more. What's sad is that nobody will be punished for this because the guilty person got acquitted and there's no one else to blame. She will have to answer to God one day.

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    mystikdragon7

    about 3 years ago

    174 Comments

    I agree with wiseass0282. I firmly believe in "what goes around comes around".

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    jsc330

    about 3 years ago

    4 Comments

    Poor Little BeLoved CAYLEE ! The Jurors had plenty, they had too much of a mix of bad background incidents that they did not want to see themselves in this potentially same position, they have family members & themselves involved in tainted actions/with todays rules of being a good civilian. The Jurors from this Pinellas County DID NOT want JUSTICE for CAYLEE...they fed into some coaxed up other LIE that CASEY was Sexually Abused (a defense story) by her Family....BUt CASEY ABUSED HER OWN FAMILY! The JURORS DID NOT WANT to CONVICT HER AND TAKE ANOTHER LIFE!!! The JURORS (a few) explained THEY can NOT JUDGE anothers ACTIONS (whether Innocent/guilty/Reasonable DOUBT they used for the NOT GUILTY) but we do KNOW....ON CASEY KNOWS WHAT SHE DID to HER OWN DAUGHTER....behind closed doors GOD SEES ALL YOUR ACTIONS!! GOD BE WITH "ANGEL CAYLEE" may this SAVE the LIVES of ALL LITTLE CHILDREN in the WORLD! xoxoxo A Prayer ALSO goes out to HER PARENTS/GrandParents & BROTHER!! I surley hope this DOES NOT LET other CHILDREN NEGLECT PARENTS go UNPUNISHED.....This sent out a very BAD SIGN to the PUBLIC.....A Normal parent can not even scold their children to teach them correctly, but this one gets away with Murder/Coverup/lying to the PD/Blaming all others for her wrongful actions! RIP CAYLEE !

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    CptSmirl

    about 3 years ago

    4 Comments

    God bless Calyee's Soul. Justice will be done when Casey gets her real judgement!

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    Irishcop1961

    about 3 years ago

    51096 Comments

    Rest in Peace Caylee.

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    CynthiaMagdaleno

    about 3 years ago

    1142 Comments

    She's smiling and her daughter, Caylee is gone on her behalf. :(

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    beauinlieuof

    about 3 years ago

    88 Comments

    Everyone was so sure she was guilty that is why this trial was so important. As this trial went on and on everyone became more sick of hearing about it in the news that they just wanted it to be over with. The jury was tired of it too. I think the prosecutors had enough evidence, but because the trial took so long, all anyone to do is end it. Time was the prosecutors enemy. The constitution says a quick and speedy trial or it doesn't mean anything but wasted time. In some ways it could have been an accidental death, but to cover it up was where it leads to looking for why it had been covered up and why lying about it made it suspicious.

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    Robocop33

    about 3 years ago

    14642 Comments

    Jurors now think that CSI can and will always be able to prove everything so without it the individual charged is not guilty. Used to be the same when Perry Mason was popular, the jurors always thought that someone would break down on the witness stand and proclaim their guilt. Stupid.
    We also have to understand that this jury did not get to see ALL the evidence. Much information was discussed with the jury stuck in the other room. I do not believe that the State ever had a chance of a first degree murder conviction and the only reason they went after that is emotions were so strong they went with it and public opinion. This one of the reasons that I do not like the media such as Nancy Grace and Jane Valdez and others. Especially before trail as in order to get a jury that doesn't know anything you have to find some pretty uninformed people.
    The State should have gone with the manslaughter idea that Casey was an out of control partier who drugged her child so she could party and one day OD'ed her and knowing it was wrong she made up the story of Nanny and buried her in the same fashion as they buried their pets. The motive is so she could party and how she showed no real remorse after killing her. motive and opportunity and the cover-up to avoid being caught.
    Casey would have then have been sent to prison for 20 yrs and there would have been some justice for the little victim Caylee.

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    leo52011

    about 3 years ago

    608 Comments

    I hate "CSI" that show makes ours jobs harder and harder. It gives people a false impression of what we can do.

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    wiseass0282

    about 3 years ago

    10982 Comments

    Giver her time. She will be arrest again for something. They always are.

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