The Summer of Skull and Bones
- First-degree murder (premeditated part does not have to be unanimous)
- Aggravated child abuse (a second-degree felony)
- Aggravated manslaughter of a child (a first-degree felony which manifests
as extreme indifference to life–reckless actions leading to death)
4 counts of providing false information to a law enforcement officer:
- That she worked at Universal Orlando in 2008,
- That she left Caylee with a babysitter named Zenaida Fernandez
- That she told Jeffrey Hopkins and Juliette Lewis that Caylee was missing,
- That she received a phone call from Caylee on July 15, 2008.
Without a doubt she will be found guilty of the four counts of false information. I don’t see any compromise by the jury there. On the other hand, the jury could compromise and return a verdict, a lesser verdict of aggravated manslaughter of a child. This is a fancy way of saying it was an accident in which the defendant was negligent or reckless. First-degree murder and aggravated manslaughter are mutually exclusive. In other words it can’t be an accident and premeditated murder.
viewer but only those in the courtroom could actually see the hair mat as it
fell from the skull, only they could see it. The judge ordered the photos
pixilated before publishing to the media. We saw a garbage dump in the woods and heard a description of skull and bones at their final resting place for months. Not a shred of tissue left and only threadbare clothing worn by the child. She was not wearing shoes or socks which indicates to me she was taking a nap, not drowning in a pool. Where did Casey commit this crime? Neither the defense nor prosecution could provide an answer.
believes that Casey backed the car up to a dumpster to fill its trunk with trash that would account for any nose-defying smells. She even texted her friend that she thought her dad “must have run over a dead animal.” Casey had a lie for every occasion. One of the most prolific liars in history and quick to accuse others of lying about her…unbelievable.
body of Caylee spent time in the trunk of the car and that Casey dumped the body in the woods. The defense made much of the fact that Casey was in jail when the body was found by Ray Kronk, the meter reader, and that he moved the body. But we all know that he didn’t put the body there. He had no access to Caylee, the Anthony home or the remains of Caylee before they were dumped there like trash by her mother Casey. This requires premeditation, placing the body in the trunk, moving the body, hiding the remains, thereby destroying the evidence down to a case of circumstantial evidence. This case is not so low on the circumstantial side because other cases have been won where there was no body, no remains recovered. Time was lost if Kronk found the body in August 2008 just after Casey went to jail because there would have been soft tissue available for DNA testing.
found was “staged,” really? The prosecution rebut: this was a site staged only by Mother Nature wherein vines and vegetation were growing in and through the skull and bones of Caylee Anthony. Personally, I was underwhelmed by the defense arguments and objections. They did not convince me–they put me to sleep. There were rumors and whispers of childhood sexual abuse, accidental death in the family pool, family coverup, family dysfunction, prolific lies that spell extenuating circumstances. All to keep murder one–off the minds of the jury, all to keep Casey off death row. Yes, extenuating circumstances such as low IQ or horrific childhood, can keep a man or woman from the death penalty but neither fits this case. And the defense accused the prosecution of throwing stuff against the wall to see what sticks did exactly that.
testimony of George Anthony. Specifically, Cindy was at work, unlike Casey who
lied and said she worked at Universal, when the searches for chloroform were
made by Casey among other terms. George was at the home of a search volunteer Krystal Holloway when he was supposed to be looking for Caylee. He lied and said he went there only a couple of times and that there was no intimate affair. His testimony was impeached by his text trail and testimony of Krystal.
Drane-Burdick left the jury with: one of Casey partying and the other of her
tatoo “bella vita” which translates “beautiful life” in Italian.
the forensic experts, DNA evidence, great timeline presentation, masterful
closing arguments with its solid cry of death by mothering. They had to argue a plausible manner of death–Casey smothered little Caylee and it was no accident. My verdict prediction: first-degree murder and guilty on the four counts of lying.
Posted on July 5, 2011, in Government Trough, TV Trough and tagged Casey Anthony, casey anthony NOT GUILTY, casey anthony verdict, Casey's General Stores, Caylee Anthony homicide, Child abuse, defense, goes free, Jeffrey Hopkins, Juliette Lewis, murder, not guilty of any major charges, Prosecutor, reasonable doubt. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.