Tuesday the Casey Anthony trial began. This Florida resident is charged in the death of her 2 year old daughter Caylee Anthony. The defense and the prosecutors had a totally different theory on how the toddler died.
This was the first time that the prosecutors were able to tell Caylee Anthony died when three pieces of duct tape were placed over her mouth and nose. The defense attorney for Casey claimed that the toddler drowned in the family pool and Caylee’s grandfather helped to cover up the pool accident.
If Casey Anthony is convicted of first-degree murder of her daughter she could be sentenced to death. The autopsy that was done on Caylee was non-conclusive about the cause of death.
The thing that makes people think that Casey Anthony is guilty is the fact that she waited a month to tell her mother of Caylee’s disappearance. The only reason that Casey told her parents about Caylee’s disappearance is because they had recovered a car which she had been driving. Casey’s parents retrieved the car out of a towing lot and the mother called the police when she noticed a foul odor.
Another thing that makes Casey look guilty is the fact that while Caylee was “missing” Casey went shopping, hanging out with friends and her boyfriend and just having a good time. The prosecution also mentioned internet searches which were done on Casey’s home computer which showed that she searched for things like neck-breaking, alcohol and chloroform.
The prosecution said that everything which Casey did was surrounded and founded in lies and the evidence was all pointing to her as a killer. “Casey Anthony … appeared to be … a loving mother, trying to provide support for her daughter,” Burdick said. “But as the evidence in this case will show, that was an illusion.”
If you can remember Casey at first said that a baby sitter had kidnapped the girl.