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July 7th, 2011
03:56 PM ET

Jeff Ashton: If verdict was based on George Anthony it is a "breach of their duty as a juror"

Casey Anthony will be released from jail on Wednesday, and tonight Piers Morgan devotes the hour to the case on "Piers Morgan Tonight," 9pmET/PT. The idea the jurors based their verdict on their feelings about George Anthony did not sit well with prosecutor Jeff Ashton. "If they came to the decision based upon the belief that George Anthony had something to do with this, then they didn't do the right thing, because there was no evidence that George was involved," he said, calling it a "more serious breach of their duty as a juror."

Later he told Morgan: "I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt...If they did not see in the photographs of how Caylee was found what we saw and what other people see then that's fine, we shall agree to disagree." Watch the full interview tonight at 9pmET/PT, along with interviews of ABC's Dan Abrams and Ashleigh Banfield, Judge Larry Seidlin and more.

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  1. Diane

    The very best thing that is happening at this point is this horrible verdict, is that Caey's ex-riends are trying to get enacted Caylee's Law. At least no other missing children will be dishonored by lack of reporting without criminal chages.

    July 7, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Wendy Van Tilburg

    Hi Steve (and Piers?),
    Just a question for tonight's panel: Shouldn't the jury have found Casey guilty of child abuse when they found her guilty of lying to the police? In any sane person's mind, delaying the police in finding a child of this age would certainly lead to mental injury, bodily injury and or death? To wit,
    "Aggravated Child Abuse (Aggravated Battery) Florida Statutes Section § 827.03

    Aggravated Child Abuse is a felony in the first degree punishable by 30 years in Florida State Prison. In order to prove the crime of Aggravated Child Abuse by committing Aggravated Battery upon a child, the prosecutor for the State of Florida must prove the following three elements beyond a reasonable doubt. The first element is a definition of battery.
    The Defendant committed a battery against the child by intentionally striking the child against the child's will causing harm to the child;
    While committing the battery, the Defendant did one of the following:
    Intentionally or knowingly caused victim either great bodily harm; permanent disability; or permanent disfigurement; or
    Used a deadly weapon, which is defined as a weapon used or threatened to be used in a way likely to produce death or great bodily harm."
    Please ask the panel. Thanks!

    July 7, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Wendy Van Tilburg

      Or at least child abuse under Florida Law:
      "For the charge of child abuse, the prosecutor for the State of Florida must prove two elements at trial beyond a reasonable doubt. First, the alleged victim must be under the age of 18. Secondly, the person accused must have done one of the following:
      intentionally inflicted physical or mental injury upon the alleged victim;
      committed an intentional act that could reasonably be expected to result in physical or mental injury to the alleged victim; or
      actively encouraged another person to commit an act that resulted in or could reasonably have been expected to result in physical or mental injury to (victim)."

      July 7, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Wendy Van Tilburg

        Better definition?
        "Definition of Aggravated Child Abuse
        The crime of Aggravated Child Abuse can be committed in one of three ways by either:

        Committing an aggravated battery on a child;
        Willfully torturing, maliciously punishing, or willfully and unlawfully caging a child; or
        Knowingly or willfully abusing a child and in so doing causing great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement to the child."

        July 7, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Anonymous

    Please look at WSVN-TV, Miami Fox News Affiliate. Ex-Judge Larry Seidlin is being charged with exploitation and undue influence in the case of an elderly widow who was a neighbor in his Ft. Lauderdale condo building. Fox has three stories posted on their website regarding this case.

    July 7, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kathy J

      People need to know about Judge Larry Seidlin. Google his name.

      July 7, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Angela, Charlotte, NC

    I think the jury could have found Casey guilty of the second charge and I think the judge thought the same. It is the only charge where he says "This court finds you not guilty," on all others he said "I."
    If Casey is a psychopath as some commentators seem to imply, why wasn't she examined by a psychiatrist to establish the fact?
    Is the American system flawed because maybe she and the shooter of the Senator are mentally afflicted, and they have to be made sane in order to be tried. If they are criminally insane when they commit the act, aren't there prisons for the criminally insane and if not why not?

    July 7, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Gary Goettlicher

    Piers, If you have a chance tonight ask Jeff Ashton why a Special Prosecuter wasn't assinged by the States Attorney Office to Investigate why the Orange County Sheriffs Office did not do there Job when they received three Phone calls telling them where they Baby was..If they or Him followed up the Eveidence would have all been there....Plus When is it Proper to Laugh at Defense Attorneys in front of a Jury, I guarantee that He prejudice the Jurors with His actions...The Attorney and the Orange County Sheriffs Office is the reason the rights of Caylee Anthony wer not Protected...If I lived in Orange County I be Advocating that the Citizens demand a Investigation in to this derelection of Justice...This probably will not see the light of Day...But Someone needs to ask this Question so the Little Caylee's of the Future won't Have Cops and Prosecuters """RUSHING TO JUDGEMENT...BZ

    July 7, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Diane

    Someone on Piers Morgan's crew has to alert the host to ask Seidlin about this legal exploitation lawsuit.

    July 7, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Melissa Atlanta

    Explain why no other charges were filed-pertaining to child neglect, abuse, endangerment. Was there no way to charge her when she waited 30 days to report a missing 2 yr old?

    July 7, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Judy

    I always thought that Casey killed her daughter by accident with drugs or chloroform then dumped her body using duct tape on her mouth to make it look like a stranger abduction and murder.

    July 7, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. kelley


    July 7, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Judy-Covington, La

    i always thought that Casey killed her daughter by accident with drugs or chloroform then dumped her body using duct tape on her mouth to make it look like a stranger abduction and murder.

    July 7, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Judy-Covington, La

    i always thought that Casey Anthony killed her daughter by accident with drugs or chloroform then dumped her body. She then used duct tape on her mouth to make it look like a stranger abduction and murder.

    July 7, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Laura

    For crying out loud, it's done,it's over with... can Piers Morgan and CNN please put a period after it and MOVE ON?! Sick of hearing about about finding something important to discuss,instead of re-hashing every single detail of this case. Time for CNN/HLN, Nancy Grace and Dan Abrams to stop milking this.The prosecution failed...end of story.

    July 7, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Name*Lynda Thornhill

      Then don't read or listen stick your head where it belongs

      July 7, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Angela

      WE WANT JUSTICE FOR CAYLEE, so until that is reached either by some miraculous members of the jury coming forward and wanting to change their mind, or until new laws are enacted to protect the future Caylees. They should talk about this all they want. You dont want to watch it then turn off yout TV... Because this entire Country is voicing their opinion, and we obviously don not share your point of view!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      July 8, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Judy-Covington, La

    I think that Casey Anthony killed her daughter by accident with drugs or chloroform then dumped her body. She then used duct tape on her mouth to make it look like a stranger abduction and murder.

    July 7, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nani

      Were you in the Anthony home ????

      July 7, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Victor Noel

    I was a little disappointed in the prosecutors notion to ignore Casey upon release. At the minimum she needs counseling. A human being has lost her child, her parents and family, and they may have been a participant in that loss. At the very minimum they need counsel and spiritual advisement.

    July 7, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • janne carson

      You're so right. She needs a lot of tender care and gentle coaching and understanding. I believe she is physically/mentally unable to utter the words, Caylee has died. One of my children almost drowned on a beach FORTY years ago and I distinctly remember realizing I would have to kill my self because I could NEVER tell my husband that his child was dead. Three years of solitary ALONE is unbelievable abuse which will take years to overcome.

      July 7, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Mary

    Please keep that stinking so called retired judge you have on the job OFF. What a preaching jerk. Puh – leez, can't a network as big as CNN afford a decent intelligent judge ? ? ? /

    July 7, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • janne carson


      July 7, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • George

      It's that stinking ex-Judge Larry Seidlin. Read any news outlet in Ft. Lauderdale and you'll see this judge is charged with some very serious crimes. Exploitation, alleged stealing an elderly woman's money. What is wrong with CNN that they would not GOOGLE SEIDLIN AND SEE WHAT A DISGUSTING THING HE'S CHARGED WITH.

      July 7, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Arline McFarlane

    Jurists should have at least a grade 12 education before they are allowed to determine the merits of a case based on the information provided.
    It was obvious that the 12 on the Casey Anthony trial were blithering idiots and that is the only reason she got away with murdering her adorable daughter. The fact that she did not call the police when her daughter went missing, until 31 days later, during which time she was partying with men and women, speaks volumes.
    The jury will never live down their monumental blunder.

    July 7, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Angela

      Actions always speak louder than words.. And it wasnt Casey who reported the child missing, it was Cindy her mom.. Had the grandparents never said anything about it, believe me Casey probably never would have reported it at all... I feel very strongly she would have went on with her life like she never had a baby!!

      July 8, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Thomas Martin

    As to whether the sentence was influenced by the crimes that Ms. Anthony was acquitted for, I have a better question, that I don't have the answer for. Is Judge Belvin ELECTED (by the inflamed public who may be voting for him) or appointed by the governor?

    July 7, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Angela

      Sure hope he is, because I know an entire state that will NOT re elect him....

      July 8, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Chuck, Fort Lauderdale

    Piers Morgan is getting progressively worse! He's sure no replacement for Larry King. He only interviews losers and people who might have money, but so far I haven't seen one interview with anyone who has any class?? Send him back to Britian. I have CNN tuned in most all the time, but I wil never watch his show again. Nobody wants to hear any,more about Casey Anthony or the prosecutor or the other talking heads. Shut him up for good. You are losing ratings I am sure!

    July 7, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Nani

    Does Nancy Grace goes ballistic or insane every time a child or innocent person was killed in Iraq, Afghanistan or Pakistan? Why not? They were not all human or any thing as adorable Caylee? Did Nancy Grace go to every funeral of our service men and women who's mangled bodies arrived in the middle of the night in body bags? Did she hold the young children in her arms and grief there pain?Does Nancy Grace ever think of the children of Gaza?( who are born under occupation) Does Nancy Grace know of the nightmare the family of our fallen have to go through silently? We need to step back and get our facts right truthfully and stop casting stones. We are not in medieval times are we? Our country is morally bleeding our media is churning out stories not quite honest are they always ? Lying is becoming norm as long as you don't get caught. If you get caught, you lie again, get your self an brigade of rich lawyers, a PR team and accuse the accuser ..... play victim. Just look at DSK what is he doing? Will Nancy Grace take on this poor woman's case? I don't think so..... and we all know why. I was in the Anthony home neither was the media and all the blogger.

    July 7, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Deb

      "We need to step back and get our facts right truthfully and stop casting stones"..... You need to follow your own advice. Nancy Grace honors our servicemen on her show daily and is a victim advocate. Casey Anthony is not the victim here.... her daughter is. I respect the fact that Nancy Grace gets emotional and states her opinion as well as facts in an honest manner. Again, she is a victim advocate, not a murderer advocate.

      July 7, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Patricia

      If you have a problem with Nancy NOT watch her show. End of story. I , for one, think she is great.

      July 8, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Angela

        True to that... ME TOOOOOOO.... Love her..

        July 8, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  20. Cameron

    I hope this case is a wake-up call to our justice system and its investigative services! Why didn't the police investigate the swamp scene when Kronk called them? Is this whole thing a cover-up? Secondly, where are George and Cindy when Casey is doing all this lying? Why didn't the parents sue their daughter for custody-no ands or buts about it? Where was Caylee from the time she and Casey left the family home until June 15, 2008? It's been three years since the reporting and there is no clear evidence pointing to anyone? I find that hard to believe when we have DNA, etc., testing technology. Another concern is the repeated videos. Are these for the benefit of proving a case or raising the ratings for HLN?

    July 7, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Deb

    It is obvious when listening to the juror comments today that they did not listen to both sides of this case.... That is why so many Americans and people around the world are outraged! Many of us watched this case just like those jurors. It is insulting that Judge Seidlin criticizes the American public, but praises this jury who obviously did not do their judicial duty by their own account. Also, for Judge Seidlin to dismiss the 31 days that Casey did not report her toddler missing, which would have been longer if she had not been made to. The minute she admitted
    that her daughter was not kidnapped by the nanny, it was obvious that she was responsible for her daughter's death. The defense team did not do anything special and I thought they were a joke, especially when they tried to declare her mentally incompetent towards the end of the trial. The prosecution proved their case beyond a reasonable doubt on all charges. I blame the jury for not fulfilling the duty they took an oath to perform..... they took the easy, idiotic way out, and in doing so, they have set a murderer free who will now try to profit over murdering her own child. I pray that everyone does what Mr. Ashton suggested we do on your show tonight..... IGNORE HER COMPLETELY! I do believe justice will be eventually served in this case and most likely by her own doing!

    July 7, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Kora

    We are all born with brain, and we do not need Nancy Grace or Piers Morgan opinion.
    Cassy will be FREE, so keep in your mind that some people like her and NOT everyone
    Hate her. Hate is big job, I am a women and I like her, and I think she is victom , I hope
    for all good, and best life for Cassy !!!

    July 7, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Deb

      She didn't report her daughter missing for 31 days, only after being made to. She lied and said the nanny kidnapped her. The only victim here is her daughter who is dead. I'm sure Casey's attorney, who by the way has hired a PR person for her will take really good care of here as well as profit from the act of murder with her. It is absolutely absurd to call Casey Anthony a victim!

      July 7, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Christophe P.

    why miss the point that the procureur did a terrible job at it? He looked totally unsecure, hanging to his bottle of water, srewing it open, screwing it closed every 15 seconds in a nervous gesture that spread insecurity and uncertainty to the farthest corner of this planet! How could the jury be sure if the very prosecutor was obviously so shaky? Bodily language...
    Switch Baez and Ashton and you have a full conviction!!!!

    July 7, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • janne carson


      July 7, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Jaker

    God! The trial is over & she walked because seeming as you're reporting the jury suspects it was an accident, just like I wrote on yours & Anderson blog over the past two days.

    I sincerely listened & analyzed over the period of the trial that this girl couldn't have killed her daughter purposely, & I still believe that. I also thought & wrote it could have been an accident & the reason she didn't report the child missing is that she was protecting someone else (I'll leave you to guess who I mean?) And I also wondered why her parents didn't report the child missing either, after all they were bound to notice their granddaughter was missing for that length of time because they were living nearly in the same street as them. Now if Casey has/had been abused by her father...then her fear of her father would be tumultuous, & if there was an accident by Casey's father on child, then Casey's fear alone of her father would mean that Casey would do as he says in hiding or delaying the reportage of the missing/dead child to the police. Also I notice the fathers scowl when the verdict was returned & Casey was found not guilty on the three main charges was telling.

    I have worked with abused children & I know the fear they carry, I know the secrets they are so afraid to tell about their abuse till sometimes in the end a trauma comes along & exposes it for them & I know their loneliness & anguish & hurt & & even at times their tendency to be suicidal. I have also met abusers...who even when they're found out won't admit to their crime, I know their slyness, their selfishness, their gall, their manipulative drive & their hold on the victim & the fear they transcend on their victim & their unemotional stance & most of all their silence when they are caught & their self pity & their stealing the role of the victim. Yes, I know all those things & I also know the destruction they leave, & the broken lives & the guilt they leave with their victim that has to be scrubbed off layer by layer & even though the victim may act normal & hide behind a smile & sometimes even take on a different persona to escape their personal trauma, they are a flower which is crushed, & dragged down to the depths of hell. Believe me, if Casey was abused she'll have two life sentences, that abusive sentence & the loss of her child & I can tell you straight out that is two life sentences to anybody.

    So...hold back with all your fleeting arguments & accusations because you might not know the half of it...& neither did the jury who acquitted her rightly of all all the main 3 charges. I can go further & categorically say I believe she is "Not Guilty"!

    July 7, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Julian Uchima

    Only in America a criminal can make money of a crime , even thought Casey Anthony was not guilty , it looks like the fame obtained by the death of her child is going to make her some money some way , it is absurd.

    July 7, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • pallas

      Julian, good point. And only in America can judges-like Larry Seidlen-questionable man if I ever saw one, and prosecutors not only make money with interview, books, etc........but get their own TV shows. It is beyond problematic. Google that moron Seidlen and see what he's been up to. CNN how can you have him on whatsoever and in any capacity. Judge Perry in contrast imo was amazing, didn't mug to the cameras or the fame the Anthony case was presenting. Larry Seidlen and his antics need to go if CNN wants to maintain a shred of decency or credibility. MOO

      July 9, 2011 at 12:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Name*Lynda Thornhill

    No one is forcing you to watch

    July 7, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Nick D. Neighbour

    WHO needs "The News Of The World" TRASH, when we have Piers Morgan?
    I hope Casey Anthony SUES Morgan AND CNN, for Morgan TONIGHT calling her "America's most notorious Woman"!!
    Like it or NOT, Casey Anthony has been found NOT GUILTY!! The System WORKS!! LIVE WITH IT!!!

    July 7, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Cyndi Nguyen

      The system does work because of no PHYSICAL or DNA evidence! Not because she is Innocent. She is guilty because of her actions! If you gave birth to a child, you will know that there is no mother in this world, who won't be scare if their child is out of their eye sight within seconds, not alone missing for 31 days???

      July 8, 2011 at 3:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  28. andrew

    I have several questions: 1) How can a jury say she is not found liable if she waited 31 days to call the police; and that is only because her mother made her call!!! 2) How come Scott Peterson is on Death Row and there was no body and yet Casey Anthony gets out of jail next week?? 3) How come the prosecution didnt put more people on the stand, saying she was a "problem child" and wrote bad checks!!! 4) How can a jury find her not guilty with all of the information given!!! Uneducated if u ask me! 5) Jurors should have at least a high school education to be on a jury; then again....maybe it really was a jury of her peers!!! Uneducated!!! 6) The prosecutor was a joke!!! Kept opening/closing his bottle of water!!! MAde him look scared or he realized it was a lost case! 7) The fact that everyone else was more concerned about finding Caillee than her own mother....ARe kidding me!!!! 8) i hope the media follows her for a month, harrasing her!! 9) This jury proves that morons serve as jurors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 10) Hey jury, if it was an accident, why throw the body away like garbage and not call the police!!!!!....AND, hey Nancy Grace.....when you have a dead baby and a mother accused of the mother, you dont reffer to the mother/accused as "Tot Mom"!!! Or bring up your own personal issues that relate to this crime!! Sorry for your lose but it is unprofessional to bring up your personal past or how you feel about TOT MOM....AND, if the police were called 3 times...why didnt they investigate more throughly!!!

    July 7, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • De

      Sadly we won't know the real truth. Nancy Grace needs help.

      July 7, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Donnie

    Piers has an entire show about the life of Judge Larry Seidlin if he or any of his crew would google the charges against this creep. He could be the first to cover it.

    July 7, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Anonymous Also

    Strange that none of the jurors knew how Caylee died. How many children can live with duct tape covering their nose and mouth? She suffocated to death – that's how she died!

    July 7, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Barbara A. Robinson

    Newscasters are overlooking a vital point about the Jury's quick Decision of "not guilty" in the Anthony Case.
    The Jury adjudged Caylee Anthony to be innocent simply because if they had declared her GUILTY, they would have had to remain in Orlando longer and participate in voting on the punishment stage of the trial. Instead...they chose the simplest and QUICKEST WAY OUT FOR THEMSELVES which would enable them to head for their homes immediately. Thanks.

    July 7, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  32. veronica

    she will get plastic surgery go to Alaska dance in a top less bar..havr more babies w/all the single handsome men in that state...

    July 8, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Erika

    omg Judge Seidlin's awful – he didn't handle felonies like murder cases, did he? So who's he to criticize other pundits?

    None of his commentary is legal analysis. And his voice is grating!

    July 8, 2011 at 12:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Innanah

    What I'm wondering is why the judge didn't impose something to where Casey wouldn't be allowed to profit from this after the trial. Isn't the judge allowed to do that? Or at the very least have any proceeds to go charity or other just causes.

    July 8, 2011 at 12:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  35. Karen

    I just want to say that what troubles me and points me to believing there was a terrible accident is that the cadaver dogs hit on the backyard and the ladder was on the pool. Casey said she was missing for 31 days making June 16th the day she went missing or died. If she chloroformed her daughter then why carry her out and lay her on the lawn in broad daylight.... Things don't add up as easy as it looks. She wrapped her up like they did the family pets....not that it is right but she panicked. On that same day in the afternoon there were multiple consistent calls from her cell to her mother and brother as if something was wrong and she needed them. I just think that folks are too quick to condemn. They keep saying that she did not report her missing for 31 days....well, she was not missing....she had drowned and Casey was petrified of her Mother finding out.

    July 8, 2011 at 1:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Judi

      The dog hit on the playhouse in the backyard where obviously Casey put Caylee while she went over to borrow the shovel from the neighbor but upon realizing how much work it would be to dig she quickly gave up that idea. The dog also hit on the trunk of the car, why was she in there if supposedly George disposed of her body? It all makes perfect sense as long as you don't buy the drivel that the defense attorney was spewing out of his mouth.

      July 11, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Cyndi Nguyen

    Let me start off by saying Casey is guilty of being involved in Caylee's death. No doubt about it because of her ACTIONS.

    My comment is, do you believe the outcome of this case is a punishment from God because the way Police Officers do their work, the States charge and Jury convict INNOCENT PEOPLE?

    It is sad that it took a little girl's life to show the whole wide world how the Justic System is in America. "Win At All Cause" is what the Police Officers and DA(s) do. It finally back fire on them.

    Where in the world do you get off charging someone with Guilt of Actions and think a guilty verdict is in?

    Natalee Holloway is a similar case to this. No physical nor dna evidence(s).
    Scott Peterson, no physical nor dna evidence(s). Only Guilt of Actions and it worked!

    Now lets go to Oscar Grant, who was unarmed and on the ground. He was shot and killed by Officer Johannes Mehserle. Mehserle was not found guilty of murder, but involuntary manslaughter. Then there is Cau Bich Tran, who was shot and killed by Officer Chad Marshal. She had a skin peeler. How is that a threat to an officer? He was clear of any wrong doing. Where are their justic? I thought no matter what, if you kill someone, you are a murder.

    Why is it always ok for an officer to murder someone and get away with it light? Why do they always find a reason to justify their action of murder. Someone is dead, that should be period.

    This is a slap in the States face for all those wrongfully convicted inmates who are serving 10, 20, 30, or life sentence for a crime they did not commit. Should we pull up all cases and see on what reason they got convicted on. Was it Common Sense, Guilt of Actions, Physical Evidence, DNA evidence, cause they happened to be there at the wrong time, and etc.

    It is time to get rid of all this Corrupted Police Officers, and let the good and honorable Officers who really wants to find and do Justice works. "Win at All Cause" has back fired on the States.

    Remember, where there is a crime, there will be evidence left behind. It took a little girl's life and now a Baby Killer is set free!

    July 8, 2011 at 3:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Brian

    Weird how a group of informed, random people responding to this story can identify the abuse. Sad it was so overlooked by a jury that was most likely in water way over their heads. How many of us walk to work with the eyes of the nation upon our next decision? It was not the jurys' fault. The prosecution missed a chance to really convict a murderer of a felony, any felony. The jury was not reminded of the lack of effort that Casey Anthony put into finding her child. That is the prosecutions fault. I am watching the prosecuting attorney tell us on P.M.T. right now that he felt they had enough to go after felony homicide. The abuse was forgotten. Casey Anthony was an abusive mother by the most true definition. She chose to neglect her childs' disappearance for longer than one day. I will say to the members of the jury; you missed this time. To the prosecutors I ask; too big of a miss for your office to endure?
    Given a chance, people usually get the choice right. Why is it so hard for people to choose anything? Either way members of the jury, I forgive you. You were put in a position that most would cower from. You have a hard road ahead of you and I hope CNN and our friend Piers are kind to you for doing your civic duty.

    Anyway, there is a cute little girl to be missed. I believe in something better for Caylee and all other children that have ever had their light taken too soon. We have got to take more steps forward to a better society if society is what we seek.

    July 8, 2011 at 3:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  38. susan grant

    If this doesn't open peoples eyes to the way the guilty have twisted the laws our forefathers intended to make this country "Freedom For All" into a "Free For All" and something is not done to correct the defects, then this may be the best system there is, but it sure is not as good as it should be. It will protect the innocent, but it should not allow someone to get away with murder. If the prosecution has limits that could prove the truth, they should be allowed to let the jury be aware. The jury is who has the burden and without all the facts, we set them up to look like fools and in the end it shows this system is not working as it was intended. Finally enough people are upset with this and it is about time. This is not OJ Simpson, it is a simple psycho coward and more and more it is happening when 20 years ago people got divorced and gave kids to family members. Not any more, something in your way, just kill them, you can get away with murder..I am 65 years old a mother, grandma and great grandma. Under God. my a__.!! Sincerely, S. Grant

    July 8, 2011 at 3:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Sara Cruz

    First day of trial the jury was given two scenarios: 1) Defense stunned the court by stating, "Caylee WAS NEVER missing, she DROWNED accidentally in the family swimming pool on June 16, and was found by grandfather George ... " 2) The prosecution said "Caylee's death is a homicide because her mandibel (which usually separates from a corpse's skull during decomposition) was still in attached to the skull because of 3 pieces of duct .." If jurors did not belieive the prosecution's theory of Caylee's death, they were left with the defense's theory of the death.
    The judge read charges to the jury: "Caylee is dead AND..(your job is to pick from among options 1, 2, or 3 the appropriate punishment)." The jury did no critical thinking. Perhaps in long trials such as this, jurors should be able to meet daily in order to discuss and reinforce key testimony.

    July 8, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  40. nadira

    How come the jurors didn't hear or see the clothes that was found with remains, that top was only kept in the car according to Cindy...who else had access to the car? I believe the Jurors mind was all made even before closing arguments. Only one or two of these jurors made notes and took their note pad with them.


    July 8, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Tmhco

    Why would a person sit in jail for three years and face a capital murder trial for an accident?

    July 8, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  42. Tyrone

    If you care about the wrongful death of Aiyana Jones then email CNN, MSNBC, Nancy Grave everyday and request that they give daily up dates on the Aiyana story! DETROIT (WWJ) – Michigan U.S. Senator Carl Levin what does he know about the case. Why have he not call for the termination of the police officer that shot and killed unarmed innocent Aiyana? Start a campaign to get rid of the Senator….Detroit Mayor Dave Bing should also be fire! Start a campaign to get rid of him….No marching protect should come in the form of politician loosing their jobs. And electing politician that will fight against police brutality…

    That will not think TOO-BAD SO-SAD you black nobody cases~~~

    July 9, 2011 at 7:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Mark Hathaway

    Please would someone shut up Nancy Grace and her sidekick Jane? I believe there are more people that hate her then like her. She is the one that has made more money than anyone from this child’s death. I would like to see HLN and Nancy offer all that money they are making from this horrible death to victims of violent crimes and not benefit from this death. If she had not started this crusade to kill "tot mom" (that drives me nuts) Cayce would not have had the ability to hire a top lawyer and would have been at the mercy of a public defender (just another murder trial. She more than likely would be doing life right now. NANCY GRACE and HLN are guilty of freeing this woman and their motive is money. That is all Nancy and Jane are about making money off crime. I am sure there are a lot of defendants praying Nancy will show up at their trial so they will get a top lawyer and go free. HOW LONG CAN HLN KEEP THIS GOING SO THEY CAN RAKE IN THE BUCKS? NANCY, JANE and HLN GUILTY AS CHARGED.

    July 9, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  44. martyD

    What is to be done about all the lies the defense team told about George, Cindy, et al? If I had been on that jury I would have hung it till the real day of judgement occurred. I will always suspect jury tampering.

    July 10, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  45. StarM

    Ashton & Linda did an awesome job!

    I really feel there was jury tampering. Jose baez bribing w/gifts to jury is wrong.

    The jury had a 2 guilty verdict reluctantly withdrew and 6 to 6 agg manslaughter. According to juror 2.

    This was Not a Verdict followed by instructions! It was based on theory. Justice failed for Caylee.

    That jury needs to be investigated. There is no way 12 saw the same trial and set her free! Tampered!!!

    July 11, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  46. Michelle

    Casey is the perpetrator not the victim and the prosecution did NOT fail, the jury did! The evidence was overwhelming. Explain the decomp smell, the decomp hair, the 31 days, her mother's need to lie. This isn't CSI people. There wasn't DNA, so what? People have been convicted of murder long before anyone knew what DNA was. If she were a man or unattractive, NOBODY would be saying "There wasn't enough evidence." Casey Anthony is the epitome of evil and when she kills again, if not convicted of stealing again first, those jurors will have to live with their CHOICE to ignore the evidence.

    July 11, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Paula

    Do George and Cindy Anthony, as Caylee's grandparents, having any standing to sue Casey for Wrongful Death, so, like O.J., she WOULD HAVE TO TAKE THE STAND, and perhaps then they can find out exactly what happened. Seems like this is the only way they will ever know. Casey is going to lord it over them the rest of their lives, perhaps even use it to extort money from her. Sounds nuts, I know, but not impossible for Casey. Hope her brother Lee gets him and his wife/girlfriend, FAR away and start their own lives.

    July 13, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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