Today, the state attorney office filed a letter of intent to indeed seek the death penalty for
23-year-old Anthony accused of murdering her three-year-old daughter Caylee.
Originally, the state attorney's office had said "it is not in the best interest of the people of the State of Florida to pursue the death penalty." Prosecutors told a local Florida news station that they did not, at that time, have any aggravating circumstances.
So what changed? The reversal of the prosecution's position was probably not triggered by new evidence, says Robin Sax, a former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney, "They've either confirmed or dispelled some of the other theories. Or found a 100% link to the crime."
The change in his client's status affects Anthony's lead attorney in more ways than one -- he is not qualified to try a first-degree murder case.
If convicted, do you think Casey Anthony deserves the death penalty?
|Robin Sax is a former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney who specialized in prosecuting sex crimes against children. She is the author of six books, including "Predators and Child Molesters: What Every Parent Needs to Know To Keep Kids Safe". Robin lives with her husband and three children in Los Angeles, California.|
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