Namely the charge in the first degree.. that was ludicrous on the part of the state. There is no way to prove that she had been planning to murder her daughter. And again unfortunately even though the car smelled like death (you know the smell and never forget it, trust me and those detectives who testified) that doesn't prove without a doubt that Anthony is guilty of murdering her daughter. There is no established cause of death for the young girl, no time of death, etc. And with that first degree murder charge, you had to have all 12 agree to convict. That means that even if one of those jurors saw something wrong, there was going to be a lot of discussion and deliberation in that room that normally wouldn't have occurred on just a normal felony charge.
Last edited by LuckyDan; 07-05-11 at 10:47 PM.
I think the reason she wasn't found guilty is because the evidence just wasn't strong enough... If they found Casey's fingerprint on the duct tape around the skull, that would have been strong evidence. They just didn't have evidence like that, and most of damning evidence was the Casey's behavior but then they had people saying she was a good mother. IDK... I think the prosecution jumped the gun and should have tried to get better evidence.
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