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View Poll Results: Scott Peterson vs. KC - Which case has/had more evidence in favor of the prosecution?

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  • Casey Anthony

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    Scott Peterson vs. KC - Which case had/has more evidence?*POLL ADDED*

    IMO, these cases are very similiar in the fact that both are relying/relied on mainly circumstantial evidence. They also deal with an individual being charged with killing their loved ones (with children involved in both cases) and then claiming a kidnapping or disappearance. What bugs me is that SP got the death penalty and they are not even seeking it for KC when there is way more evidence against KC than there was Scott IMO. Agree? Disagree?

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    Hi Trix, Boy, that was a hard button to punch but IMO it is Casey by a mile.

    I think they have her so nailed that if she didn't have the right to a fair trial the State could cut some deal with her attorney to save the State allot of $$$$'s in prosecuting her.

    Both circumstantial cases, the main diff I see is that with Casey's case there is more forensic evidence, or literally has to be. With SP it was lite on forensics.

    BTW, forensics are circumstanmtial evidence.

    O/T Do you know where Casey will go if she becomes a lifer?

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    While I agree that there is more evidence against Casey, the simple fact is she's female and a (edit: former) mother. Regardless of quantity and quality of evidence, a story of man killing a pregnant wife is just universally far easier for a jury to acccept and punish, than a young woman killing her toddler daughter.

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    That was easy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Where's Andre View Post
    While I agree that there is more evidence against Casey, the simple fact is she's female and a mother. Regardless of quantity and quality of evidence, a story of man killing a pregnant wife is just universally far easier for a jury to acccept and punish, than a young woman killing her toddler daughter.
    Hi Where's Andre, OMG, I have forgotten as it has been so long ago. Was Scott also found guilty of murder for killing Connor? Ta

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    Quote Originally Posted by trixi491 View Post
    IMO, these cases are very similiar in the fact that both are relying/relied on mainly circumstantial evidence. They also deal with an individual being charged with killing their loved ones (with children involved in both cases) and then claiming a kidnapping or disappearance. What bugs me is that SP got the death penalty and they are not even seeking it for KC when there is way more evidence against KC than there was Scott IMO. Agree? Disagree?
    Fear not. We are a long way from cases like the Laci/Connor Peterson and OJ. Forensics have come a long way since then as well as the microscope of the media on these types of cases. If I recall correctly, the phrase "person of interest" was coined during the Peterson case.
    LE and SA have been held to the highest standards since the inception of cameras in the courtrom and public interest in cases since the OJ case, so I have no doubt that Florida is fully prepared for this case. They have the finest forensic investigators analyzing the evidence for this most bizzare case and all the time in the world to build thier case and decide what punishment will apply.
    If this case is televised...if it ever goes to trial without a plea, I will need to take a vacation...an extended one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Where's Andre View Post
    While I agree that there is more evidence against Casey, the simple fact is she's female and a mother. Regardless of quantity and quality of evidence, a story of man killing a pregnant wife is just universally far easier for a jury to acccept and punish, than a young woman killing her toddler daughter.
    The way I look at it, KC got pregnant by accident, was extremely immature and irresponsible, couldn't afford to raise a child, referred to herself as an "unfit mother," and had constant fights and jealousy issues with her mother regarding Caylee. Add to the fact that she was able to party, smile, rent horror movies with her bf, and get a "bella vita" tattoo days after her daughter gets "kidnapped," and I'm sure the jury will definitely not look at her as your normal, typical mother. Remember, Susan Smith killed her two children b/c the guy she was in love with didn't want kids. If she's capable of it, why not KC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Where's Andre View Post
    While I agree that there is more evidence against Casey, the simple fact is she's female and a (edit: former) mother. Regardless of quantity and quality of evidence, a story of man killing a pregnant wife is just universally far easier for a jury to acccept and punish, than a young woman killing her toddler daughter.
    I think there is more evidence by a mile against Casey.

    But, I agree with you that some people don't want to believe a girl that looks like Casey could be capable of murder. If she had just cried a little bit at some of the hearings she'd have even more fans sending her money.

    Appearances matter too much, IMO.

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    I also think if she gets acquitted after SP didn't, there will be major outrage regarding the issue of double standards b/w men and women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adnoid View Post
    The best kind of evidence there is.



    The only way Scott could kill someone he loved one is suicide.
    HAAA! HOOOO SNAP! You are so right on man!


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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJax View Post
    HAAA! HOOOO SNAP! You are so right on man!
    Sickening, wasn't he. Adnoid did hit a homer there. LOLOLOLOL

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    Circumstantial evidence includes EVERY type of DNA evidence. The only other type of evidence in a court of law is direct evidence. This might be a confession, a video of the actual crime, or an eyewitness to the ACTUAL crime. Seeing Johnny flee the crime scene would be CE if you didn't see him commit the deed.

    So, CE is actually preferred to DE and it's silly to ever say this is only a CE case.

    Having said that, most of the evidence (though damning) on Scott Peterson was behavioral evidences really. They did have the purchase of the boat, cement, some computer logs, etc.. and him placing himself at the scene where the bodies washed ashore, but there was no real DNA evidence since he lived at the home.

    This would apply to Casey as well, but with decomp in the car, Caylee's hair with the death band there as well, statements of her acknowledging the smell also goes a long way. Also, she went the "abduction route," but too many evidences from the home were found with the remains. She too has a LOT of behavior issues and just like with Scott Peterson, it's going to be a huge downfall for the defense. But in the end, what we know right now, they already have 10X more on Casey than they ever had on Scott (aside from behavior as they were pretty equal in that dept.).

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    Quote Originally Posted by scandi View Post
    Hi Where's Andre, OMG, I have forgotten as it has been so long ago. Was Scott also found guilty of murder for killing Connor? Ta
    Murder 1 for Laci, murder 2 for Connor. If he wouldn't have been found guilty of the murder of Connor (1st or 2nd degree), he wouldn't have qualified for the DP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyT View Post
    Murder 1 for Laci, murder 2 for Connor. If he wouldn't have been found guilty of the murder of Connor (1st or 2nd degree), he wouldn't have qualified for the DP.
    Yes, but California v.s. Florida probally evens out the DP handicap. Oh, but I forgot to add dirty cheatin' porno subscribin' man to equation. Add in his lack of emotion shown at the trial, and I still think it just was easier for a jury to slip in the needle.

    Casey still has possible accident or mental defect in the back of the jury's head going for her as well. Acceptance of alternative theories for SP, just didn't seem to resonate with the NG public opinion crowd quite as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scandi View Post
    Sickening, wasn't he. Adnoid did hit a homer there. LOLOLOLOL
    Yes! That was brilliant! Wish I had said it my own self!

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