Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Casey Anthony Not Guilty — UPDATED: Report: Casey Anthony Pregnant!!

R.S. McCain has the headline: "HOLY FREAKING CRAP! Casey Anthony Becomes the O.J. Simpson of Baby-Killers."

Updates coming ...

Some video:

12:25pm PST: More video ...

And R.S. McCain updates with a report from the Orlando Sentinel:

Frankly, I thought she deserved the death penalty for hogging up endless hours of cable-TV news coverage, but apparently that’s not a capital felony in Florida.

12:50pm PST: Aaron Worthing says he's just getting up to speed but promises updates: "Casey Anthony Found Not Guilty of Murder."

And more video. The local reaction to the verdict:

And Blazing Cat Fur links. Thanks!

1:10pm PST: At Los Angeles Times, "Casey Anthony found not guilty; Twitter erupts in outrage."

And more video:

1:22pm PST: FWIW, from National Enquirer, "EXCLUSIVE: CASEY ANTHONY TELLS PALS -- I’M PREGNANT!"

4:32pm PST: Pat Austin has a report: "Casey Anthony Walks Away."

And more video:

Also, at New York Times, "Casey Anthony Not Guilty in Slaying of Daughter":

ORLANDO, Fla. — Casey Anthony, the young mother whose seeming heartlessness at the disappearance of her daughter transfixed America for three years, was found not guilty on Tuesday of killing the girl, Caylee Marie.

After nearly six weeks of testimony, a panel of seven women and five men decided that Ms. Anthony did not murder Caylee by dosing her with chloroform, suffocating her with duct tape and dumping her in a wooded area, as prosecutors claimed. They did, however, find her guilty of lesser charges of providing false information to law enforcement officers. The jury did not ask to review any evidence.

When the verdict was read, Ms. Anthony, 25, who faced a possible death sentence, cried.

The verdict vindicates the defense, which argued from the start that Caylee drowned accidentally in the family swimming pool and that the death was concealed by her mother and her panicked grandfather George Anthony.

It also drove home just how circumstantial the prosecution’s case proved to be. Forensic evidence was tenuous and no witnesses ever tied Ms. Anthony to Caylee’s murder. Investigators found no trace of DNA or solid signs of chloroform or decomposition inside the trunk of Ms. Anthony’s car, where prosecutors said Ms. Anthony stashed Caylee before disposing of her body.

The prosecution was also hurt by the fact that nobody knows exactly how Caylee died; her body was too badly decomposed to pinpoint cause of death.

All of this allowed José Baez, Ms. Anthony’s lawyer, to infuse enough reasonable doubt in jurors’ minds to get Ms. Anthony acquitted of murder.

“They throw enough against the wall and see what sticks,” Mr. Baez told the jury, “right down to the cause of death.”
More at the link. (Via Memeorandum.)

6 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

"HOLY FREAKING CRAP! that sums it up.

DANEgerus said...

So when is NOW going to congratulate Casey Anthony on standing up for a woman's right to choose?

sassywire said...

That JURY deserves the death penalty. Sickening.

Pat Austin said...

Linked at SIGIS!

1389 said...

If we allow partial-birth abortion (which differs in NO respect from outright infanticide), how is this any different?

Just askin'.

Telling it like it is said...

I thought she was innocent the whole time. I felt George did it, and threatened Casey if she uttered one word. How else do you explain him fleeing the courtroom so quickly. You would think he would be happy for his daughter. Now the police will turn there attention to him.