ORLANDO, Florida – No matter what the outcome of this murder trial, it has been one of the most interesting murder trials I can remember, maybe next to the O.J. Simpson trial. In the OJ trial there didn’t appear to be any reasonable doubt, and yet he was acquitted for the murder of his wife and boyfriend in 1995.
This trial is much different, there is no cause of death, no one saw Caylee Anthony die, no one saw Casey Anthony kill Caylee, and if not all evidence, most evidence is circumstantial. Is it tragic, you bet, a beautiful young two year old toddler dies in the woods, wrapped in garbage bags, with allegedly having duct tape on her skeletal remains, which the prosecution has not proved conclusively. And where did the duct tape come from, and who had access to it? It appears it was in the Anthony home and the whole family had access to it. Why is the duct tape important, because the prosecution suggested in their theory, that the duct tape was the murder weapon, but no one was brought on the stand to say who put the duct tape on the body of Caylee.
I have always understood that it is the job of the prosecution to prove their case, and in my opinion, I do not believe they have done so. In fact there is all kinds of reasonable doubt, and if there is doubt, by one juror, it would be a “hung jury” which means a new trial would be required if the prosecution thinks they can prove the case in another trial.
One of the big stumbling blocks of this trial has been that the defense said in their opening statement, “This was an accident and Caylee drowned in the swimming pool,” but the problem is, Jose Baez, the defense attorney, never proved it. The defense is NOT required to prove anything, that is the responsibility of the prosecution to prove the case.
So what do you think the jury will do? We all love polls, this is an unscientific poll below.
To read more about my thoughts/opinions on this trial CLICK HERE.