The Casey Anthony Trial

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The court system is made up of many operational parts that all work together to achieve an overall goal. For my courtroom observation I have chosen the State of Florida v Casey Marie Anthony trial. This trail took place on the 23rd floor of the Orange county courtroom in Florida which seats about 50 people. Casey Marie Anthony (the defendant) is on trial for the death of her two-year-old daughter Caylee Marie Anthony. She is being tried for first degree murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter of a child, and four counts of providing false information to police. Around two months after being indicted on those charge’s police found Caylee Anthony body in a wooded area near her mother’s home.

Some key professional courtroom actors were Anthony’s lead Defense Attorney Jose Baez whom represented her, Judge Belvin Perry whom presided over the case, and the Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Ashton. The Casey Anthony trail was very publicized there were a lot of nonprofessional participants inside of the courtroom such as the defendant herself Casey Anthony, key witness and other spectators. Also the jury of 12 members seven women and five men was chosen ten days before the trial began were present. Prior to the trail date beginning around a year or so prior Anthony declared indigent. According to an …show more content…

The total trial lasted thirty- three days in the courtroom. Judge Belvin Perry ruled that the sentences will be served consecutively, therefore effectively giving her a four-year sentence to take in consideration time already served.

I must say this courtroom observation has made me really see the bigger picture. That everyone has a role in the courtroom work group whether it be minor or major and from pretrial to criminal

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