Essay On Casey Anthony

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Casey Anthony: Baby Murderer? The Casey Anthony case captivated the nation for months, it was a massive media spectacle . The defendant, Casey Anthony, was accused of murdering her two year old baby Caylee Anthony. Caylee was taken care of by Casey Anthony and Casey’s parents, George and Cindy Anthony. Cindy was the one who made the 911 call on July 19th reporting that Caylee had been missing for a month(Liston, Barbara). She also reported that Casey’s car smelled like a dead body and that Casey had given multiple reasons for where Caylee was before she admitted that it had been weeks since she last saw Caylee. Lying would prove to be a common trend with Casey Anthony. Casey was obviously the primary suspect, and in October she was charged with first …show more content…

On Dec. 8, 2011 Caylee’s remains were found beside a road near Casey Anthony’s house(wftv.com). On the skull there was still tissue which confirmed that it was Caylee. Duct tape with Caylee’s hair on it was also found, possibly on the skull(wftv.com). There was no fingerprints on the duct tape because it had been sitting outside exposed to the elements for so long that any oils from the fingerprint would have been long washed away. The duct tape was also said to have a heart sticker belonging to Caylee on it, which would have disproved the defense's claim that the duct tape was staged but the sticker was not found. Casey's car was also searched for evidence. In the trunk of the car more evidence was found. A strand of Caylee’s hair was found, it had root banding. Root banding is when a dark band forms around hair after death(Liston, Barbara). This is what I believe to be the most conclusive evidence. A new type of evidence was used in this case. LIBS, an air sampling procedure, was used by Dr. Arpad Vass’ laboratory to determine that there were chemical compounds consistent with decomposition, they also determined that there was chloroform in the trunk(CNN). The defense called on another expert, Dr.

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