The Casey Anthony Trial
One of the most controversial and polemic trials of all times since the OJ Simpson trial was the case of Casey Anthony and the murder of her two year old daughter. All the evidences and witness revealed that she was the main suspect in the murder of her daughter; however in 2011 she was found not guilty of this murder due to several different aspects. This paper will inform and provide the reader with detailed information about this case. In addition the reader will find out what was the outcome of this case and will provide the evidence and will summarize the criminal procedures that occurred from arrest through appeal. The elements of the crime and the evidence which prove that she was guilty will be described. In addition the legal defenses will be identified and how based on the evidence Casey Anthony should have been sentence to life in prison. Caylee Anthony was a two year old girl from Orlando, Florida who was the daughter of Casey Anthony. On July 15, 2008 Cynthia Anthony who was Caylee’s grandmother and mother of Casey called the Orange County Police Department to report a vehicle that her daughter Casey had stole from her and to also report her missing granddaughter. Cynthia Anthony stated that her daughter Casey had disappeared in her vehicle four weeks ago along with Caylee and had not heard or seen any of them since. Casey Anthony was contacted by police the next day, Casey told detectives that the last time she saw her daughter was on June 9 before dropping her of at a nanny’s house that went by the name of Zenaida Fernandez. Casey stated that she worked as an event planner at Universal Studios and that in the evening of June 9 after getting off work she arrived at the apartment complex where she had left her daughter, once arriving she realized her daughter and the nanny were gone. After several days of investigation, detectives found that almost everything Casey had told them was a lie. First of all the...
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