Even if the DT points to her "behaviors" signal an accident, ICA would still then be found guilty of child abuse, and on a child under 12, that's a very dangerous position to put a candidate in.
The words "Big Trouble" were on little Caylee's T-shirt, but it also accurately describes the position the Defense Team finds itself in.
I'm being obstinate here, I realize, but to me it just isn't a "logical" flow of events. Even illogical behavior needs a logical flow of explanation to make sense.
Nothing on this Earth is as valuable as a child's life, nothing on this Earth is more wonderous than their love.
I would love to pose Richard Hornsby the question:
Mr. Hornsby, given the deep pothole Baez currently finds himself in - if you were in his place (sorry if that sounds too insulting for him to even comtemplate ) "What would you say as an opening statement for this trial and this defendant"?
I'm hoping he will breeze in one day soon and give us answer to that question.
Really really hoping!
Isn't it true that defense can't represent something as fact when they know that it is not true? There is no proof of anything KC has said because we all know she lies, even about little insignificant things so unless she takes the stand I'm not sure how they will float some of these theories. While JB may not know better....CM does.
KC sure did not look happy after that in-chambers meeting last week. She did not look at JB, got up, turned and left when the judge dismissed court. Back to square one, IMO. jmo
I am back to LOL'ing every time I see this thread. The defense really has nothing...still. Their last chance at any resemblance of a strategy was getting the Mental Heads in, and that failed miserably. ICA's propensity to lie at every turn, admitted by her defense team no less, leads absolutely nowhere. Bring on the what ifs, and the State will bring the smack down on her with her extreme history of lying. Strategy? Ha!!!
Things said by As are going to have very little weight in this trial. I barely bother to read or listen to a thing any of them says anymore, and I am a person who is deeply engaged with this case. I think the jury will suffer the same ennui that comes from listening to lie after lie after contradiction after revisionism. The evidence, the what we can see and the what we can know independently of anything they say will stand in stark relief to their endless obfuscations and manipulations and will be all the stronger for it. 31 days. Never reported missing by KC. Duct tape. Tattoo. Burial materials came from home. Death smell in car. etc, etc.
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The only possible sensible strategy the defense might have is that they are trying to show KC before trial that every single potential avenue of defense is futile, and leads to the dead end of the hallway, and that she should plead out while she can. I could even respect CM if that is what he is doing here, and has been doing here all along.
Hummmm. I wonder what defense will put down in their statement of facts due on Thursday????
I was just thinking this exact same thing- the title of this thread is VERY complimentary towards the DT. It should say, Do they have a strategy...... not What is their strategy.This is actually my favorite thread. I wish I could stop my life and watch this trial, every minute of it- but alas, I can't. So I'll have to pick up the highlights. The opening statement is going to be a doozy and I hope someone types it here word for word.