Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Opening statement

Today the state of Florida rested their case against Casey Anthony. Now it is time for the defense to present its case that Caylee's death was an accident.

The defense in their opening statement claimed that the father helped her dispose of the body of her daughter and also at a young age had molested Casey. An opening statement with less dramatic statements would have given the defense team more flexibility. I think if they would have gone with burden of proof they might have been better off I wonder if they are now regretting that decision to go down this road. The judge today denied a request for acquittal. The state has laid out a very good case for first-degree murder against Casey Anthony. The trial will begin tomorrow 16 June at nine o'clock in the morning. It will be interesting to see if the defense team goes with the opening statements that Caylee Anthony's death was not murder but a accidental drowning in the family pool.

I learned something this morning while watching the experts discussed the case that the defense team did not have to have opening statements at the beginning of the trial they could have actually waited till the state had presented their case. That seems like a good idea to me because they would know what evidence the state had and could have prepared a better opening statement. They came out with the sensational accusation against the father and the brother and now I think the jury would like to see them prove it. If they can't they may be put into the same boat as Casey which would be a liar and they could lose their case. We will know the answers to most of our questions soon as a defense will put on their case tomorrow.

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