Casey Anthony not guilty! That is the verdict read out by the jury in the Casey Anthony trial on Tuesday. Casey Anthony had been accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony. Anthony’s defense team claimed the toddler accidentally drowned in the family pool.
The jury in the Casey Anthony trial read out their verdict in court at 2:15 EDT. The jury found Casey Anthony not guilty of killing Caylee Anthony. After 33 days of testimony, the jury of seven women and five men acquitted Casey Anthony of murder after just 10 hours of deliberation.
25-year-old Casey Anthony was acquitted of all charges of murder, manslaughter and child abuse. She was found guilty of multiple counts of providing false information to law enforcement.
On Sunday, Casey Anthony’s defense team told the jury “there is plenty of reasonable doubt” in the case and with that in mind, they could convict her. It seems the jury, in this case, agreed with the defense.
The Casey Anthonytrial will draw to a close this afternoon when the jury announces its verdict in court at 2:15 EDT. Casey Anthony is accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony.
Jury deliberations resumed in the Casey Anthony trial for the second day on Tuesday after the jury failed to reach a verdict on Monday. The jury, which has been sequestered in an Orlando hotel, have now reportedly reached a verdict after a total of ten hours of deliberation. Check out the Casey Anthony live feed video from the court room below.
The official verdict in the Casey Anthony trial is expected to be handed out this afternoon shortly after 2:00pm. If convicted of 1st degree murder, Casey Anthony could face the death penalty.
The jury could also reject the first-degree murder trial in favor of finding Casey Anthony guilty on a lesser charge of second-degree murder, third-degree murder or even manslaughter. Anthony is also facing charges of aggravated manslaughter, aggravated child abuse and multiple counts of lying to law enforcement.
The Casey Anthony murder trial ground to a sudden stop on Thursday after lead defense attorney Jose Baez questioned whether the defendent’s brother, Lee Anthony might be the father of her deceased 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony.
FBI expert Heather Seubert was asked by the judge if she had done a paternity test to eliminate Lee Anthony as the father of Caylee Anthony. The prosecution protested the line of questioning and Judge Belvin Perry called a halt to the proceedings and dismissed the jury to go to lunch.
After the jury exited the court room, attorneys on both sides began arguing over whether the question of Caylee Anthony’s paternity was appropriate. FBI expert Heather Seubert reported to the judge that both Casey Anthony’s brother and her father, George Anthony, had been elimated the possible father of Caylee Anthony. So far, the father of Caylee Anthony remains a mystery.
Judge Perry warned Baez “not to ask questions that will lead to an inference… I’m not even going to venture a guess… as to your motivation.” When the jury returned, they were informed that Lee Anthony’s paternity test was negative, although they were not told that George Anthony’s was also negative.Â Most of theÂ rest of the day’s testimony focused on details of the physical evidence found at the scene where Caylee Anthony’s body was found.
Anthony has been accused of murdering the 2-year-old toddler, hiding Caylee Anthony’s body in the trunk of her car and then dumping the body in a wooded area near her home.
Casey Anthony’s defense team argues that Caylee Anthony drowned by accident in the family pool. They claim that after the accidental death, Casey Anthony hid the child’s death as a way to ‘cope’ after suffering years of sexual abuse by her father and brother. George Anthony has repeatedly denied that his daughter suffered any kind of abuse at his or her brother’s hands.
Discovery Channel reality show star Dr. Jan Garavaglia testified at the Casey Anthony trial on Friday about Caylee Anthony‘s remains. Garavaglia, who stars in the Discovery show Dr. G: Medical Examiner, took the stand to detail how the bones found near Casey Anthony’s home were identified as Caylee Anthony’s remains and discuss the possible manner of her death.
“The cause of death was homicide of undetermined means, I believe we can reliably say it’s a homicide, but I don’t know the means for which that homicide occurred,” Garavaglia said.
Dr. Jan Garavaglia is the authority responsible for determining the cause of death in questionable cases in central Florida, including the city of Orlando. Garavaglia will return to the stand this afternoon toÂ further discussÂ her conclusions about Caylee Anthony’s remains.
Casey Anthony began crying and shaking as anthropology professor John J. Schultz testified about the bones later identified as belonging to her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony. Schultz said the bones had been chewed on by animals. He said Caylee’s vertebrae were all found together, which he believes indicates the body was intact when it was placed in the woods near the Anthony’s home.
“We collected all but one tooth. We have most of the spine, many of the ribs, all of the long bones, the tiny bones, hand, feet, left foot and we did recover one bone of the right foot. The only reason we have one bone of the right foot is because we had carnivore activity on that part of the skeleton,” Schultz said.
Casey AnthonyÂ wept during the testimony with her attorney’s arm around her shoulders. Anthony turned away as photos were shown to the jury of the torn and dirty clothing Caylee Anthony was wearing when she died. Shultz estimated the body had been in the woods for as long as six months.
Duct tape covered the mouth of Caylee Anthony’s skull, Shultz testified, but he could not be sure it also covered her nose. Shultz said there was no evidence of trauma to the bones. Prosecutors have accused Casey Anthony of first-degree murder and argue that she used duct tape to suffocate her daughter so she could be “free” of responsibility for the child.
Outside the courthouse, one woman was taken away by ambulance after she was knocked to the ground by a crowd of people pushing to be one of the 50 spectators allowed to watch the Casey Anthony trial from inside the courtroom.
Graphic photos of Caylee Anthony‘s remains were shown Thursday morning at Casey Anthony‘s trial for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter. Casey Anthony appeared to cry as photos of Caylee Anthony’s skull were displayed in the courtroom.
Judge Belvin Perry warned those at the trial about the graphic images of Caylee Anthony’s remains and urged anyone who might feel sick to leave the courtroom. Casey Anthony’s parents, George and Cindy, left before the photos were put up for display.
Orange County Sheriff’s crime scene investigator Jennifer Welch took the witness stand to testify about being called to the location where Caylee Anthony’s remains were found and detailed how she photographed the crime scene. Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Edward Turso testified about meeting with meter reader Roy Kronk, who originally reported finding Caylee’s remains, and taking his statement.
Defense attorney Jose Baez accused Roy Kronk in his opening statement of placing Caylee’s remains where they were found months before calling authorities to claim reward money. Kronk reportedly called the police to report finding a skull in the area several times in August, 2008 but nothing was found there at the time.
Orange County medical examiner Dr. Jan Garavaglia said Caylee’s remains did not give any evidence on how the little girl died, only that they did not suffer any trauma.
Casey Anthony has pleaded not guilty to murdering Caylee Anthony. Although she originally claimed Caylee had gone missing after being left with a nanny, Anthony now claims Caylee drowned by accident in the family’s swimming pool.
Orlando News Channel 9 is reporting that SOMEONE was looking up recipes to cook up the chemical chloroform on sociopath Casey Anthony’s home computer, around time her 3 year old daughter Caylee disappeared. If you’ve been following the case, you know that high levels of the deadly substance chloroform were found in the trunk of party-girl Casey’s car. Sheriff’s investigators have found that someone on Casey Anthony’s computer was researching not WHERE to buy chloroform, but recipes on how to make it yourself…which is apparently pretty easy. Bleach, or pool shock, acetone and ice are all you need. Do NOT go up in the kitchen and make this stuff. It is highly unstable and very deadly.
Chloroform isn’t supposed to be sold to the general public, but it IS sold on the ‘net, and it’s not that hard to buy. Buying it on the net, however, WOULD leave a paper-trail. When you Google “how do you make chloroform,” more than a million websites are listed with instructions. On one of the first ones, there is an explicit warning about chloroform, calling the chemical extremely dangerous and unpredictable. The warning says to NEVER allow children anywhere near it. Hmmm.
Channel 9’s news analyst Bill Sheaffer says it’s
“Another piece of evidence in the circumstantial chain. It’s significant because, if Casey made the chloroform as opposed to buying it, she could have been trying to cover her tracks. Buying it would have generated some sort of record. This way certainly, she could argue, ‘Alright, I was interested in looking into how to make chloroform, but I never did.’ Or, ‘That’s why you smelled chloroform in the trunk area, because I was experimenting in making it,'”
Right. Somehow Casey doesn’t seem like a big chemistry buff…she didn’t even graduate from high school. The question for Casey’s potential jurors will be…why would Casey buy, OR make chloroform? Last week, the Orange County grand jury heard from several witnesses, including the FBI and one of the sheriff’s computer investigators. Reportedly that information is going to be released to the public very soon. One theory being tossed about is that psycho Casey drove around for 11 DAYS with Caylee’s body in her trunk. That would certainly explain the many reports of the car’s horrible stench.
Things are moving rapidly since Casey was arrested for the third time, and this time was charged with Caylee’s murder. Casey Anthony’s defense attorney is going to start questioning his first prosecution witnesses in the case next Thursday. Some who will be taking the stand are an employee at the Amscot on Goldenrod and Highway 50 where Casey abandoned her car in late June, employees from Johnson’s Wrecker Service, the company that towed the car from the Amscot, and Casey’s ex-boyfriend Tony Lazzaro. What do they all have in common? They all had access to Casey’s car. (What else do they all have in common? No real motive for killing Caylee.)
Sociopath, selfish, golddigger, party-girl Casey needs to get served JUSTICE. And that’s a recipe only the jury can cook up.
Most of you are familiar with the case, but if you’re not, Snarkfood has manyposts on the story. Our coverage includes the hundreds and hundreds of discovery evidence released by the prosecution. One new piece of possible evidence is a child’s dress found yesterday by Texas Equusearch . It looks like one Caylee had.
A simple majority vote is all that is needed for the Grand Jury to indict Casey. Casey’s father George Anthony is set to testify against his daughter, and will likely have to tell about Casey trying to prevent him from opening the trunk of her car. Brother Lee Anthony is NOT set to testify, even though he told authorities much about the horrible smell that came from Casey’s car. Hopefully, the workers at the impound lot where the car was towed after Casey abandoned it WILL testify to the horrid smell, one that they were familiar with. It was the smell of death.
Snarkfood will update this post when more news is available…in the meantime you may want to check the link above to keep abreast of today’s happenings.