November 25, 2012
Casey Anthony Case
There have been many murder trials in the United States which have gripped the nation, OJ Simpson, BTK, Lee Harvey Oswald. But more shocking to the consciousness of America is the story of a child which has been killed. Such would be the case of Caylee Anthony, and the trial of Casey Anthony. In this assignment the discussion will focus on this case, exposing the much of the drama created by this case.
On July 15th, 2008, two year old Caylee Marie Anthony was reported missing by her Cindy Anthony, Caylee’s grandmother. Caylee was missing from the home of Casey Marie Anthony, her mother, and the maternal grandparents, George and Cindy Anthony. The grandmother reported that she hadn’t seen Caylee for over a month and that when she confronted Casey Anthony, she received questionable responses about the whereabouts of the child, creating confusion and concern. (Jones, 2011).
It was after Cindy Anthony could smell an unusual odor coming from the vehicle of Casey Anthony, did it become necessary for Cindy Anthony to report her what she feared had become the fate of Caylee Anthony.
It was December 11th, 2008, when the remains of Caylee Anthony were discovered by a meter reader not far from the Anthony residence, in Orlando, Florida. Those remains would later be positively identified as those of Caylee Anthony, and would lead to the trial of Casey Anthony for the charge of Murder. She would be acquitted of on July 5th, 2011. (Weiss, 2011).
Several charges were filed against Casey Anthony, to include Murder, aggravated child abuse, manslaughter of a child and 4 counts of providing false information to law enforcement. Of the charges only that of false statements to law enforcement would be successfully prosecuted in court.
It was discovered that a computer had been used by Casey Anthony,...