Casey Anthony Trial Of 2011

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There is a particular order that a criminal court case must follow and if that particular order is not followed then the court case will be deemed unconstitutional. Before a criminal court case can take place, a crime must have been allegedly committed and it is the job of the police to investigate the alleged crime by questioning anyone who may have information about the crime and also by gathering physical evidence. A person must be arrested either on the spot or the officer must have probable cause to believe a crime was committed by a particular person. The prosecuting attorney has to determine if the crime was committed by a particular person or not by reviewing all reports and records, witness statements, and the suspect’s prior criminal …show more content…

In 2008, Casey Anthony was accused of first-degree murder among other serious charges such as aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a child. Police officers were suspicious of what Anthony was telling them during the investigation and there was probable cause that Anthony committed the crimes she was accused of. She was arrested on July 16, 2008, on suspicion of child neglect. A little over three months later, Anthony was indicted by a Florida grand jury on capital murder charges. Anthony’s daughter’s body remains were found around her home in December of 2008 and after that was revealed, the prosecutors announced they would seek the harshest punishment under the law and that happened to be the death penalty. The prosecution felt that the only justifiable punishment for a capital offense was capital punishment. Anthony pleaded not guilty to murder charges during her arraignment. The body of Casey Anthony’s daughter is later found in a wooded area around Anthony’s house. A new judge and jury were assigned to the case and the jury was sequestered. In the opening statements, the defense attorney claimed that Anthony’s father raped her and that Caylee Anthony drowned in the family pool. The defense attorney claimed that Anthony and her father tried to cover up the death. A forensic expert is brought in and testifies that there must have been a decomposing body in Anthony’s car trunk because that was the only plausible explanation for the odor in the car trunk. Casey Anthony did not testify during the whole court process. The jury deliberated for almost eleven hours and their verdict for Anthony was that she was not of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a child. She was found guilty of four counts of providing false information to law enforcement. Anthony was sentenced to four years to be served consecutively for the

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