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View Poll Results: Do you think you can write the closing statement for the defense?

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  1. #1
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    Do you think you can write the closing statement for the defense?

    We absolutely have alot of talent here in WS land. I would love to hear some examples of closing statements for the defense. Give it a try.

  2. #2
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    What, are you kidding?

    I didn't go to law school. I have no courtroom experience.

    Don't underestimate the job these people are doing.

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    Probably not......creative writing was one of my least favorite classes but I respect the skills of a good fictional writer.

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    A closing statement that I think would actually help my client, or what I think they'll actually say?
    "I don't think you quite understand what is happening here." - Dr. Vass to JB

    "You would have to be eating a hamburger raw with a bag over your head." - Dr. Vass to JB

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    1. She wasn't there.
    2. If she was there, she didn't do it.
    3. If she did do it, everybody else was doing it anyway and they were all acquitted.
    4. Therefore she should be acquitted.

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    I totally want to go to law school now. LDB is my hero.

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    I'm a good writer but I couldn't write a closing statement for the defense except possibly for the charge of 1st degree Murder (and even then it would be hard). Given the evidence, I cannot think of a closing statement for lesser charges. If I wrote their closing statement for the 1st Degree murder charge, it would be VERY brief because I believe the defense has wasted enough time with nonesense details. It would be something along the lines of..."We cast reasonable doubt on the scientific evidence and the honesty of the witnesses. The State did not prove the manner of death so how can you convict her for murder? She may not be your favorite person in the world and her behavior may be highly suspicious, but without a cause of death, you cannot convict her of murder. We just really do not know WHAT happened. " The End.

    I pray Jose Baez does not read this and steal my brilliant closing argument.
    Dr.Linda

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    No problem, Beyond. Here ya go.

    JB: "Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury... just a moment... (walks to Defense Table, rummages through papers, yaks at CM for a second, checks Magic I-Phone, ambles back over, rolling eyes toward ceiling.) "Aaaaand....Let me begin this way.... Your Honor, may we approach?"

    There ya have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkflamingo View Post
    I totally want to go to law school now. LDB is my hero.
    Me too, pinkflamingo. LDB is now my new hero, replacing Pat Head Summitt (coach of Tenn. women's basketball team)!

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    I could write it, but I couldn't post it here, or I'd be banninated.


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    No evidence that the duct tape was over Caylee's mouth & nose. No evidence of chloroform purchase/manufacture/use on Caylee. Dr. Grief says even innocent grieving mommies party and engage in "magical thinking" about magical nannies taking child to magical places.

    Therefore no evidence of murder, just of death, and of Casey not wanting others to know of the death. Not wanting others to know might be just to continue her own denial, or to spare others the pain (as you can see, her family was caused great pain by learning of Caylee's death). Death does not equal murder. Lying does not equal murder. Even covering up a death does not equal murder. Something terrible happened and Casey will have to live with that for the rest of her life. But she did not kill her baby.

    Disclaimer: I think she killed Caylee. On purpose. This is just more free advice for the defense so that any conviction is not overturned for ineffective assistance of counsel.

    "It would seem to me that June 16, 2008 was the last time that the victim was viewed by her grandparents. It became quite evident that from the OS of the Defense that the 16th was a date of great importance and that a so called time line of activities dealing with CA, LA, GA and ICA on the 16th and what, if any, activities took place on the 15th, 16th and 17th of June on 24 hour cycles would have been, at least, of a minimal requirement of review. I take it at some point you had a computer expert look at that data?" HHJP, 6/21/11
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...139910&page=94

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZlawyer View Post
    No evidence that the duct tape was over Caylee's mouth & nose. No evidence of chloroform purchase/manufacture/use on Caylee. Dr. Grief says even innocent grieving mommies party and engage in "magical thinking" about magical nannies taking child to magical places.

    Therefore no evidence of murder, just of death, and of Casey not wanting others to know of the death. Not wanting others to know might be just to continue her own denial, or to spare others the pain (as you can see, her family was caused great pain by learning of Caylee's death). Death does not equal murder. Lying does not equal murder. Even covering up a death does not equal murder. Something terrible happened and Casey will have to live with that for the rest of her life. But she did not kill her baby.

    Disclaimer: I think she killed Caylee. On purpose. This is just more free advice for the defense so that any conviction is not overturned for ineffective assistance of counsel.
    BBM:

    Sorry, counselor, but unless said Doctor delivers said testimony whilst wearing top hat, tails, and simulateously auditioning for a "A Chorus Line" revival, I am unwilling to accept that as an exculpatory factor.

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    Here's my suggestion....

    "Well we tried, that's gotta count for something."

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleutherontheside View Post
    Here's my suggestion....

    "Well we tried, that's gotta count for something."
    Now for a new diaper.

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