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Synopsis of Evidence Against Casey Anthony

Synopsis of Evidence Against Casey Anthony

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Published by Robert Frank

This is a synopsis of evidence presented against Casey Anthony at her murder trial.

This is a synopsis of evidence presented against Casey Anthony at her murder trial.

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Published by: Robert Frank on Oct 07, 2011
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Synopsis of the Evidence Against Casey Anthony Presented at Trial
- Caylee Anthony was last seen alive leaving theAnthony home at 12:50 PM on 6/16/08 with Casey Anthony in the Sunfire. Casey moved out of the Anthony homethat day. Casey reported the smell of death in her car to Amy Huizenga on 6/25/08. Caylee Anthony died sometimebetween 6/16/08 and 6/24/08 when both she and the Sunfire were in the sole custody and control of her mother,Casey Anthony. Only Casey had custody and control of Caylee from the time they left the Anthony home on6/16/08 until the time we are sure that Caylee is dead, 6/25/08. Casey is the only person who had custody andcontrol over Caylee during the time period in question, and we know that she knew Caylee was dead and washiding that fact.
- Casey told Amy Huizenga on 6/25 that her car smelled like something died in it. Since that time,everyone who had more than incidental contact with that vehicle and had experience with the smell of humandecomposition said that's what the car smelled like, especially after the car was impounded on 7/16/08. Even thedefense's own entomologist said that anyone who works around dead bodies can readily and reliably identify it; healso testified that the car still stunk 2 years after all the garbage had been removed from it. Two trained cadaverdogs, with two different handlers on two different occasions, hit on the trunk; this is just another layer of verification because if humans can smell it, dogs will certainly smell it. The defense's chemist, Dr. Furton, testifiedthat there is a significant difference between the chemical makeup of the odor of animal decomposition and theodor of human decomposition, thus verifying that there is a distinctive difference between the smell of animaldecomposition and human decomposition. Neither the amount nor the kind of trash that was in the trunk of Casey's car is enough to explain why the trunk smelled like it did, as much as it did, for as long as it did. Nor does itexplain why 2 cadaver dogs that are trained to distinguish decomposition from trash hit on the trunk of Casey's car.No reasonable person can accept that the odor permeating Casey's car was the result of any garbage that was in itsince garbage would not make the car smell for two years after it was removed.
- Someone manually typed the words "how to make chloroform" into the Google searchengine on the desktop in the Anthony home. This proves that someone in that home wanted more informationabout chloroform than just learning about what it is; it proves that someone wanted to POSSESS chloroform. Cindytestified that she did not do this search but did search for "chloroform" on the two days searches for chloroformwere done at the Anthony home in March of 2008, the 17th and the 24th, but records from Gentiva show that shewas at work on the days and times the searches were done at the Anthony home; there also was never a searchdone for "chlorophyll." These searches were the only searches that were ever deleted in the life of the computer.The person who did those searches for information about chloroform and how to make it was Casey. There is onlyone reason someone would want to possess chloroform based on its traditional use - to render someoneunconscious.
- Dr. Vass and Dr. Wise found extremely high levels of chloroform in the air sample from thetrunk of the Sunfire when they did a quantitative test of the sample using the gas chromatograph massspectrometer; the highest levels they had ever seen. The level of chloroform in the trunk was found to be in theparts per million range instead of the parts per trillion range as it normally is found in environmental samples; this is1,000,000 times greater than what is normally found in such samples. Dr. Wise testified that when he conductedthis test for Vass, he told Vass not to expect high levels of chloroform due to the fact chloroform is a volatile liquid,and the readings would be significantly lower than what they would have been when the chloroform was firstdeposited there; despite that fact, the levels of chloroform were still extremely high.The internet searches for chloroform show that Casey wanted to possess chloroform, and the high levels of chloroform in her trunk prove that she did possess it. The proof that she was in possession of chloroform also
proves acquisition of chloroform since someone cannot possess something without acquiring it in some manner;the mode of acquisition is irrelevant once possession has been proven, as it was here.The defense could easily have refuted Vass/Wise’s quantitative test for chloroform by doing a quantitative testof their own. They did not do this because if they had done that, they would have gotten the same results that Vass& Wise did, and that would have meant they would have to concede that there were high levels of chloroform inthe trunk instead of attacking this evidence presented by the prosecution; it would not have been in their bestinterests to validate the Vass/Wise test with their own test. Dr. Rickenbach, a chemist who works with the FBI,testified that he did a
test of the carpet sample; this test is different from the
test done byVass and Wise did in that Rickenbach's test only looks for the mere presence of compounds rather than their levels.
5. 31 DAYS
- No one goes for 31 days without reporting an accident, especially where their own child is concerned.The defense's theory that any of the Anthonys would be afraid that they would go to jail if they reported it is bogus.Cases of where a child dies in a pool accident are not charged or prosecuted unless there is evidence of grossnegligence, usually the parent(s) being high on alcohol or drugs. George would know this; he was a cop. Peoplereport accidents, not murders, and if someone fails to report an "accident" it is, categorically, a murder. Themurderer does not get to benefit by being successful at hiding a dead body long enough such that the bodybecomes a skeleton and a cause of death cannot be determined. Simply not calling and reporting an accident showsthat the person involved is trying to hide something regarding the circumstances of the death. Murderers knowthat the passage of time and exposure to the elements destroys evidence, and that's why Casey Anthony kept thebody hidden as long as possible by lying to those trying to locate Caylee. Murderers also try to prolong the bodybeing hidden in order to give themselves more time for freedom since they know that once the body is found, theywill come under intense scrutiny by the authorities.
6. 1/2 A MILE
- Caylee's body was discovered in a wooded area a half a mile from where Casey lived. The fact thatCasey first reported the car smelled on 6/25 and the car being abandoned on 6/26 or 6/27 because it ran out of gasshows that Casey had no other place to put the body, so she put it in a place she had easy access to, knew well andcould conceal the body. She was familiar with this area, and it was close by. In addition, she had no gas to drive anysignificant distance away from Orlando to dispose of it. It is also important to note that Caylee's remains werefound in this trash dump wrapped in a Winnie-the-Pooh blanket and packed in a laundry bag from that came fromthe Anthony home.
- As Dr.G said, there is no reason for duct tape to be on any dead body. The only possible reasonfor duct tape being on a dead body is to bind that person. The tape was over the face, but the prosecution hasfailed to prove exactly where it was. All of the forensic pathologists, including Dr. Spitz, agreed that the tape was onCaylee's face. If there had been nostril or mouth impressions on the tape, there would be a much better case of where that tape was; there were none. Given that there is no evidence that the tape was over both the nose andthe mouth, the doubt must go to the defendant since it has not been proven beyond a reasonable doubt of wherethe tape actually was on the face. Given two or more possibilities with equal probabilities, the jury must find for thedefendant. What the duct tape amounts to is a bad fact for Casey since it was on the body and proves that therewas something unusual going on.
- Casey lied to her parents from 6/16/08 to 7/15/08 about the whereabouts of Caylee. After 7/15/08,she continually lied to her parents, the police, and everyone else who was trying to find Caylee. The lies were acover up for the fact that she killed the child; it happens in just about every murder case, and this one is nodifferent. All murderers know that the longer they can keep the body of their victims hidden, the better it is forthem. All of her lies from 6/16/08 prove beyond any doubt consciousness of guilt. Casey isn't guilty because shelied; she lied because she's guilty.

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