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Some Casey Anthony Evidence is Worthless

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Is the case being built against Casey Anthony focusing on the wrong evidence?

The recent "document dump" from The State Attorney's Office contains, as Nancy "Hyperbolic" Grace would say, "bombshell" evidence. The duct tape, the serial number on the shirt, the laundry bag, the heart stickers (to name just a few) all seem overwhelming. But some of the evidence collected could be a stretch:

casey-anthony-diary.gif The Diary
If Anthony's diary entry, dated June 21st, was written days after she put her only daughter in a garbage bag and hauled her off to the woods, Casey Anthony will win the award as the Most Evil Mother in History. The problem is, the year inscribed on the book is 2003. In that case, Casey wrote the entry: "I have no regrets, just a bit worried. I just want for everything to work out okay," when she was 17, two years before Caylee was even born.
casey-anthony-parent.gif The Parenting Manual
Casey apparently referred to the bestselling "Caring for Your Baby and Young Child" when raising her daughter, just like millions of mothers. In the Orange County Sheriff's Office report, it indicates that "several of the bookmarked pages had to do with child tantrums." If this is supposed to prove Casey was having a hard time dealing with a her toddler, get in line. The toddler years are the most challenging child-rearing stages. If referencing a self-help book is a clue Casey killed her toddler, then do we all stand on the precipice of doing something we'll regret? 
cindyanthony.gifCasey's Relationship with Her Mom
According to Casey's childhood friend Annie Downing, the relationship between Casey and her mother was strained. At Caylee's 2nd birthday party, Casey allegedly complained to Annie about Cindy's overbearing behavior: "Oh my God, this is supposed to be Caylee's day. I'm her mom. She's not her mom." Does this show motive? Yes, Casey was jealous of her mother's attention to Caylee, but couldn't Downing's description describe any mom's comment about an overbearing grandma? 

Do you think all of the recent evidence is valid?

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Susie Christiansen February 20, 2009, 2:40 AM

We will have to wait and see.I do think that Casey hated that Caylee responded to Cindy as Mommy.I think Caylee was closer to Cindy because her G-ma treated her better than her Mommy did.Did you see all the matching beautiful toys,bed,clothes that Caylee had in her cute little girls room? Casey surely didn’t provide those darling things for Caylee, her Grandparents did,along with 2 years filled with pure Love from their Hearts,the only Heart that Casey could give her was placed on the duct tape over her mouth!

marcie February 20, 2009, 5:20 AM

Any one of these things alone might not be considered powerful evidence. However, they are the bricks forming the foundation of a rather large house that the prosecution is building. When you add Casey’s behavior, the corpse in the trunk of her car, and dozens of other fingers pointing directly at her, then the relationship with her mother, the diary, etc. takes on new meaning. It’s more the drip of an IV than it is a cannon blast. IV’s may move slow, but they get the job done.

007 February 20, 2009, 8:38 AM

I still think Casey used chloraform to quiet Caylee, so Casey do what she wanted to do… She probably put duct tape over her mouth in case Caylee ‘came to’ too soon… The dose turned out to be a fatal one. From that point forward, it was all about denial and trying to cover her tracks.
It’s horrible and I feel for the whole family…

knarahs February 20, 2009, 8:53 AM

Take a REALLY close look at a good picture showing Casey Anthony’s entire diary — and pay particular attention to the area where the pages meet. It appears that a large number of pages were removed from that diary. There is about a quarter-inch of “gummed” area showing where it looks like there used to be pages. Now, I have quite often, started using a notebook for something or another, then, years later, removed the front pages, leaving the fly-leaf, and used it for something else. This “diary” looks just like my notebooks with pages removed. In addition — with the type of printing used on the fly-leaf, it would have left ink marks on the “June 21” entry if it was, indeed, written in 2003. Finally, forensics can test the ink on both pages to see if they are (1) the same ink, and (2) the same age. (Even though Jose Baez scoffs at “junk” science, when he has no problem practicing “junk” law!!!)

lavanda dolce February 20, 2009, 9:20 AM

OH PLEASE don’t tell me they are going to present that parenting book in court. For heavens sakes… the investigators have never known two year olds? This does not point to anything that any other mother would read and/or highlite themselves. This proves nothing. They are going overboard with this stuff, imo, and it is going to make a mockery out of the real important evidence that they have….which then is going to lead the jury to think a witchhunt is against Casey and then it will implant some doubt as to WHAT ELSE could have transpired on this witch hunt? Could they have planted evidence? OMG…this could become OJ’s trial all over again. They need to CHILL OUT (the investigators)else this is not going to be good news to watch Casey Anthony walk away a free woman after everyone knows she murdered her beautiful daughter. JMHO.

jodi February 20, 2009, 9:41 AM

Failure to report the child missing will be answered by defense as Casey was being threatened with death of Caylee and other family if she called police. Evidence found in the car will be called as strange things happened to the car when she left it after running out of gas. The chloroform measured in the trunk was too high for a decomposing body and will be explained as the child pooped her wet bathing suit after swimming in a pool which would form chloroform in the closed trunk it was thrown in. Finding the child with clothing and items from the home will be explained as the things that were with Caylee when she was last seen. The heart sticker does not match those found in the home and the laundry is a different style from the others in the home…..same brand and color but different style. The duct tape found is the largest selling brand in the USA…not good evidence unless proven to be from the same roll as the piece found on the gas tank. Trash bags are also no evidence unless found to be from the same box as the one used by Cindy to pack things for the police from her home in July. The only good evidence police have is the failure to report her child missing for 31 days and if that is explained well for her then she will be found not guilty and perhaps she is not guilty. Media needs to stop brainwashing the public with weak evidence and the lying Leonard… finger prints.

Anonymous February 20, 2009, 9:52 AM

Jodi, are you reading and seeing the same stuff we are? I DONT THINK SO, you better do more accurate homework

JosieS0319 February 20, 2009, 10:36 AM

Solid argument for the defense, Jodi, but the only one who alluded to not reporting Caylee missing due to fear of harm from captors was Casey when being deposed at Universal. So, to introduce the argument, the defense would need Casey to take the stand and, if they do, prosecution will have a field day with her.

justice4you February 20, 2009, 10:58 AM

I think the diary means nothing, I believe it was written in 2003 and it just as easy to read that she was writting about loosing her virginity…and she is worried about possibility of being pregnant…reread it with the mindset that she just lost her virginity on that day.

Sally February 20, 2009, 11:05 AM

Folks, Jodi is either a troll or Cindy or convicted felon Gil Cabot/Todd Black. I don’t even bother to read or respond to Jodi anymore because she spouts the same old nonsense. Jodi is either trying to spread reasonable doubt among a potential jury pool or get attention. Every piece of evidence will, of course, not be admitted in a trial, but the defense is entitled to see all documents the state has got. According to Florida law, those documents are all public record. Evidence that proves intent, premeditation, motive and forensic connecting Casey to the body and the crime scene will be admitted. The judge will admit the diary entry if experts say it was written in 2008. Forensic experts can tell that by ink stamps and comparing her 2008 handwriting. The state has a strong circumstantial case for first degree murder, according to different FBI agents, law enforcement,forensic specialists, defense attorneys and prosecutors who are discussing the case on CNN, Headline News and other networks evaluating the case. At this point the only people who are claiming she is innocent are her defense team, her parents and convicted felons who want Casey to get away with murder because they blame law enforcement and prosecutors for making them do the time for their crime.

jonsie February 20, 2009, 11:20 AM

I think the diary means a lot - Not sure where jodi is reading her information from … But everyone of us are entiled to our own oppions … As far as Biaz claiming junk science …
DNA proves a whole lot think about that Mr. Biaz … I feel sorry for the family … Think about it there whole world as crashed around them ….

Barbara Anne February 20, 2009, 11:32 AM


Colleen February 20, 2009, 11:44 AM

The thing that is starting to bother me, is that the news stated, and they had lawyers stating that the death penalty would be back on the table, concerning the “finger prints” Which, when all the documents were dumped, were a flat out no, but the media lead us on. If you listen to the comentators, they read the diary that was writeen in 2008, but we don’t know that. I think that she his guilty as the next person, it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure that out. What disgusts me is the fact that news, media, etc.. are making money off this baby’s death, by stringing us along with blatant false information. I wish this would just end.

ADS February 20, 2009, 11:50 AM

This is a horrific case of a child murdered. With what evidence has been released to the public it looks like Casey killed her daughter. Casey Anthony has alrerady been tried in the public. I do not believe she can get a fair trial no matter where she goes. This is such a heart breaking story.

Lila George February 20, 2009, 11:54 AM

I have been reading through the recent documents and can’t seem to find where they found the diary. Anyone know where it was found?

Jennifer February 20, 2009, 12:13 PM

Yeah Jodi, sure. And the hair, later connected to Caylee, found in the trunk of the car was nonsense too. You know, the one with the death ring on it. Keep doing your backwards somersaults and ignoring the weight of the evidence. Oh yeah, and circumstantial evidence puts people away everyday, especially when it comes in vast amounts like it does here.

Debrah February 20, 2009, 12:17 PM

The defense isn’t stupid enough to get rid of Baez. He is their appeal pawn. Casey didn’t have able representation during her trail. There are all kinds of examples of Baez making lots of errors in his legal knowledge! She needs him in case she loses and needs to appeal. That is the reason the judge makes her come to all of the hearings. He will make sure that her rights are properly represented. Good judge, no O.J. here!!!

Rob in Ca February 20, 2009, 12:22 PM

This just underscores the danger of trying this case - or any case - in public. There is simply no need for the public to know this evidence prior to trial. The only info the public should have had is information that would help find Caylee. I realize that the law requires disclosure in Fla. I hope the legislature will look at this case and take action. This circus should stop. As much as I dislike and even disrespect Baez, I agree with him that for the public to hear this evidence with only the prosecution ‘spin’ is unfair to his client. The diary page is a perfect example, quoted even today as though it were evidence. Until the ‘03 date is disproved, it is no evidence of anything! Yet news outlets continue to bring it up.

amotherslove  February 20, 2009, 12:35 PM

What gets me is that in this case they are calling it “junk” science, but a lot of specialists on that dream team practice and believe in “junk” science all the time. Have you ever watched Henry Lee prove with forensics how someone died or who was guilty? It wasn’t “junk” science then, but now, in this case it is. I guess it just depends on which side is paying them!?!

mom2many February 20, 2009, 1:07 PM

I think the notebook may be originally form 2003. the page next to the June 21 entry is not a page at all ,it looks like it is the inside cover of the book. Then there is a space where it appears pages have been ripped out! This June 21st entry may very well be from 2008. Time will tell!

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