Caylee Anthony Remains update
June 15, 2011 by staff
Caylee Anthony Remains, The state of Florida put her case this morning in the murder trial of Casey Anthony, who is accused in the death of her daughter, Caylee, in 2008. Judge Belvin Perry then denied the defense motion for acquittal. “The State has presented competent substantial evidence to this jury, that view is the fact in this particular case, to decide this particular issue,” said the judge after reviewing the case law presented in the proposal. Anthony’s lawyers will begin presenting her defense Thursday, exactly three years since the attorney Jose Baez was called the 2-year-old accidentally drowned in the swimming pool of her family.
Anthony has been charged with first degree murder. Prosecutors said the child was suffocated with tape.
Court adjourned for the day because the first defense witnesses will not be available until Thursday. The jury was dismissed with, as always, strict orders not to discuss the case or watch the news during the break.
The defense attorney Cheney Mason, then made the application process for the acquittal.
“What was this child died?” Where was this child died? Was this child killed all? Or was it an accident? ” Mason said in his motion.
Prosecutor Linda Drane Burdick argued against the motion, arguing that a reasonable jury could conclude this was an “intentional act of the defendant intended to cause death of the child.”
“The evidence in the case conclusively refuted the hypothesis of innocence,” he said.
Previously, the two parties announced they had agreed to a stipulation on the translation of the Italian expression, “Bella Vita” which means “beautiful life.” The phrase was tattooed on the shoulder of Antonio.
Anthony replied: “Yes, sir,” when Judge Belvin Perry asked whether he agreed with that decision.
The state rested after introducing into evidence two cans of spare tire covers that part of the previous testimony.
In opening statements, defense, knew Anthony said Caylee had drowned June 16, 2008. So Baez said to jurors, the story of Antonio was that her daughter was taken by a babysitter.
Anthony Baez also said he turned to lie in her youth because of sexual abuse by her father. Baez also said George’s father Anthony helped cover up drowning.
Prosecutors built their case largely on circumstantial Casey Anthony’s behavior and lies he said about the whereabouts of her daughter.
They have also relied on forensic experts. They talked about the smell of human decomposition in Anthony’s car, your computer searches, including chloroform several times, and tape found on the skull of the child. Caylee disappeared in mid June 2008 and her mother reported her being gone for a month. child’s skeletal remains were found about six months later near the home of her grandparents.
During testimony, a coroner said the cause of death was undetermined. Only the “manner of death” was ruled out homicide.
On Tuesday, the State concluded its case with testimony from a tattoo artist, who said Casey Anthony had the words “Bella Vita”, recorded on her back on July 2, 2008. He returned on July 15 and scheduled an appointment for a few days later.
“She did not seem upset or anything. She was happy for the most part,” tattoo artist Bobby Williams told jurors.
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