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Casey Anthony's Defense Wants Case Tossed

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With the trial only four months away, Casey Anthony's defense team cries foul.


In what seems like a long shot, Casey Anthony's attorneys filed a motion last week to have the entire murder case against Anthony dropped. Anthony is currently awaiting trial for the murder of her daughter, Caylee.

The defense states they were never able to properly inspect the remains when Caylee's body was discovered in the woods December 11, 2008. According to their motion, the body was removed before the defense team could examine it as well as the surrounding topsoil. The team contends that someone other than Anthony placed the body less than a mile from Anthony's home because their client was in jail at the time. The defense, of course, has access to all forensic evidence from the discovery, which states Caylee's body was not moved.

Does this mean Anthony's "dream team" is running out of options for their client? We asked Robin Sax, a former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney, who says, "A good defense won't file a frivolous motion like dismissing an entire case. It shows an inexperienced defense."

Sax explains that the defense can still argue that the "evidence shouldn't be trusted, but just because the body was moved doesn't mean there wasn't probable cause for the crime."

So why was Caylee's body removed so expeditiously? Sax speculates: "There was a decent amount of information at the crime scene that only the murderer would know, and it would aid in getting information out of Anthony."

Do YOU think Casey Anthony has a shot at being acquitted?

12 Things about Casey Anthony


Three-year-old Caylee Anthony was last seen on June 15, 2008. She was reported missing a month later, on July 15, by her grandmother, Cindy Anthony. Her remains were found by utility worker Roy Kronk on December 11, 2008. Her mother, Casey Anthony, was indicted for first-degree murder on October 14, 2008. To this day, she claims Caylee was kidnapped.


The name of Caylee's father remains a mystery. Casey claims he died in a car accident.


All three generations of women in the Anthony family have the same initials: C.M.A. -- Cindy Marie Anthony, Casey Marie Anthony, and Caylee Marie Anthony.


An estimated 1,100 mourners -- most of whom never knew Caylee -- paid their respects at a memorial held at the First Baptist Church of Orlando on February 10, 2009.


NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" featured an episode inspired by the Casey Anthony saga, starring Hilary Duff as a young mother claiming her toddler was kidnapped.


In March 2008, according to investigators, Casey Anthony did Google searches for the words "shovel," "neck breaking," "peroxide," "acetone," "household weapons," and "chloroform."


In the weeks after Caylee's disappearance, Casey reportedly got a tattoo that reads "la bella vita," which is Italian for "the beautiful life."


On August 20, 2008, Leonard Padilla, a bail bondsman, posted Casey's $500,000 bail. He says he thought having her out of jail would aid in finding Caylee, but he turned on her when she proved uncooperative. He made frequent appearances on television talk shows in the following months, offering unflattering commentary.


According to investigators, Anthony's claim that Caylee was kidnapped might have been inspired by an episode of the popular television show,"One Tree Hill."


On January 23, 2009, Casey's father, George, allegedly attempted suicide because he longed to "be with Caylee."


Casey is housed under the category of "Protective Custody Level One" in the Orange County, Florida, jail. She takes all of her meals in her cell and is allowed out one hour per day to exercise, shower, and make telephone calls. Her cell is 12.5′ × 7′.


In June 2009, a copy of Casey Anthony's high school yearbook sold for $500 on eBay.

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19 comments so far | Post a comment now
holysmokes September 22, 2009, 1:41 PM

not all defense teams get to see the crime scene before bodies are removed. this is a ridiculous last ditch effort. they have access to all of the information, pictures, etc. think about it. if they had found the body and months later they arrested her that is the same information they would have then.

ame i. September 22, 2009, 2:18 PM

Good try I suppose. Even if she didn’t kill her daughter, she is guilty of not reporting her missing.

connie September 22, 2009, 5:19 PM

acquitted? oh hells NO!!!!

Renee September 22, 2009, 6:19 PM

I pray the case doesn’t get thrown out.

mercaties September 22, 2009, 7:29 PM

It deffinately will not be thrown out. I really think she just may be the youngest female ever to get the death penalty since there is proof that this was premeditated murder.

Anonymous September 23, 2009, 8:16 AM

No way is this baby killer gonna get acquitted. She is guilty, guilty, guilty and the jury will convict her with at least the lesser of two evils, Life Without Parole. She could also get the death penalty, either way I would be happy. The defense have nothing, and are grasping at straws. Meanwhile the baby killer’s parents, SINdy and her puppet hubby, Georgette are cashing in on their murdered granddaughter with the lastest cash flow coming from a show “48 hrs Mystery” or something like that. There is no mystery about Caylee. She was murdered by Monster Mom. The only mystery is why SINdy and Georgette aren’t keeping her company behind bars. They have obstructed justice and perjured themselves since day 1. Guess the prosecutors are gonna fry the big fish first (Casey), then look after going after her parents. Grab the popcorn everybody. I think that we can look forward to many Anthony trials, both criminal and civil. JUSTICE FOR CAYLEE!!!

Lee September 23, 2009, 8:20 AM

The defense has a really weak case and that is becoming more and more clear.

Doris Orvis September 23, 2009, 12:37 PM

If this case gets thrown out, which I doubt, I will have lost all of my trust in the legal system. There is so much trickery on the part of the defense team and then the attorney who is a professor in a school gets extra time to finish her classes in order to be on the dream team? What kind of crap is that? This whole thing has cost so much time and money already when will it end?

regal1976 September 24, 2009, 5:20 AM

Not a chance in hell.

Gary  September 24, 2009, 12:25 PM

HA….. What a joke. No way on this planet or universe would any judge dismiss this case. If judge strickland dismissed this case his career as a judge will be over, not to mention someone might try and do away with him for dismissing a case like this. I still have alot of questions as to if Caylee’s body was moved there at a latter time, but even if it was it does not mean Casey didn’t kill Caylee. All that means is that someone else is involved. I am also not 100% convinced that this was pre-meditated murder. I almost believe at this point that this was an accident or a sudden fit of rage from Casey and she figured that she may as well get her last month of partying in seeing that it will be the last month of her entire life that she will see a night club or anything else thats enjoyabe again. I am however at this point leaning towards that it was murder out of a sudden fit of rage because I believe that if it was an accident she would have called 911 immedietly. Casey knows that she is going to found guilty of something in regards to her daughter death and she is hoping on a technicality to get her off. There is only one thing that I am 100% sure of and that is Casey will not get a death sentence because there is no way they will ever beable to prove with a 100% certainty that this was pre-meditated.

Anonymous September 24, 2009, 12:35 PM

we can all pray that she (casey anthony)pays for harifice crime but the real truth is the only one that will no is the man up above because wheather she spends the rest of her life in jail or is given the death penitaly has she paid?if she go’s to hell then she could have paid.we all no she is gilty and her brother& parents are not much better the guilt falls as it lays even hell might be to good for her.

Anonymous September 24, 2009, 12:58 PM

casey killed caylee and it was pre-maditited she was looking on line for ways to kill her baby way befor she did the act if that is’nt per-matited then I do’nt known what is she was looking on her computer for neckbreaking&cholorphome&any other she deservices no murcy she gave no murcy to an inacent child

katrirn September 24, 2009, 2:17 PM

GUILTY . . no way

Kat September 24, 2009, 2:18 PM


Rosanna September 28, 2009, 11:40 AM

Running out of options?? maybe?? I think they know they can’t defend her in court, I mean how much can die lie in court/// Every point they will have to make in court will have to be a lie. How much can they lie for her to cover up her tracks. I think she’s going down, and with the lethal dose.

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