Casey’s attorney, Jose Baez, is trying to get sympathy for the mom accused of murdering her 2-year-old. What do you think?
The death of Caylee Anthony, an innocent 2-year-old girl, remains a mystery while her mother, Casey, stands trial. The story broke in July 2008 when Casey finally reported her daughter missing an entire month after her disappearance.
The case has received so much media attention due to Casey’s blatant negligence, her hard-partying right after her daughter’s presumed death, and the fact that Casey’s parents didn’t report their granddaughter missing either, despite living together. The mom had also googled the words “neck-breaking” and “household weapons” on the family computer, as well as how to make or buy chloroform.
The trial, which began May 24, continues to captivate the country with many people believing Casey needs to be brought to justice. Her defense, however, has different plans. Casey’s lawyer, Jose Baez, is arguing a completely different chain of events than those that have been uncovered. Could it be true or did he come up with a brilliant way to clear his client of guilt?
Baez conceded for the first time that Casey’s original story of leaving Caylee with a babysitter — never to be seen again — was untrue all along. He now says she drowned in the family’s swimming pool on June 16, 2008 while Casey’s father [Caylee's grandfather], George Anthony, was home.
Her lawyer is also claiming she was sexually abused as a child. “Her father came into her room and began to touch her inappropriately.” The event allegedly took place when Casey was just 8-years-old, but a despondent George denied the claims in his testimony.
Prosecutor Linda Drane Burdick said that duct tape was found over the mouth and nose of Caylee’s skull and around her hair, indicating that the murderer never intended to take it off. This makes its pretty hard to believe that the cause of death was drowning, even though the autopsy could not determine the exact cause.
Baez claimed that Ray Kronk, the meter reader who found Caylee’s remains in the woods about a half mile from the family’s residence, somehow obtained the body and placed it there in order to get the cash reward. Ray, however, said that he was simply relieving himself and happened to stumbled upon the little girl. When asked how Ray could have gotten the body, Baez simply said “We may never know.”
This is all pretty hard to swallow, but I have to say I am anxious for a verdict.