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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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    71 9.96%

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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 what you have written may have been true pre-Susan Smith, but now I think jurors are more apt to convict a mother.

    The depravity of Susan Smith's actions has opened the eyes of most non-believers and made it less difficut for them to accept that a mother could easily kill her child.....imo
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    More evidence for KC. What they both have in common is wanting to be free of being a parent so chose murder. SP wanted a new relationship vs being married with a baby....KC wanted to date men and party. And weren't both in shaky financial situations too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyT View Post
    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.).
    Actually I think that eyewitness testimoney is considered circumstantial rather than direct because of recollection issues and most testimony is given after the crime and pre trial testimoney and statements are picked apart at trial sometimes months later.
    Forensic evidence will seal the deal in this case, which was sorely lacking in the Peterson case.
    There is decomp and mad cell ping evidence in this case so I have no doubt that the dots will be connected.
    Remeber the cell evidence in the Peterson case? That was 5 years ago.
    Technology will bury Casey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Where's Andre View Post
    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.
    There were lots of audio recordings of SP in his fantacy world with Amber, but mad pictures of Casey partying for 31 days when she claimed to be "searching" for her "missing" daughter. Video of her writing forged checks for items for her single life after her child was unaccounted for like food, alcohol and clothing...anything other that a mother on her own would need to take care of her young daughter. Without blinking an eye, she forged those checks. Without blinking an eye she went and rented videos with her new boyfriend and her child was unaccounted for.
    Powerfull.
    Something tells me we have not seen the tip of the iceberg.

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    And let's not forget that SP told his mistress that his wife went missing weeks before the event. And oooohhhh those secret tapes that AF made of Scott in Paris and all over the place were soooooooo soap opera compelling.

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    There is no doubt that (with what we know for sure at this point and time) KC wins by a mile. And, we can't forget - DP is not off the table 100% yet. There is still a lot more to come - IMHO we haven't come close to seeing everything or even a small tip of what the State has to date. IMO there is a lot more to come and I am chomping at the bit to see what it is. Just human nature and we all want to see justice for Caylee. It was hard watching the hearing today, who was there to be a voice for Caylee other than our State Attorney's. It sure wasn't KC, JB, GA or CA. Well, GA at least had a Caylee button on.

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    Oh man... there is way more circumstantial evidence in this case over the Scott/Stacy Peterson case.


    The only thing that could have made it worse for KC is if she had dyed her hair, stashed thousands of dollars on her person... and then tried to make it across the Mexican border.

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    Hands down...KC win's on this one!

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    There is more evidence in Caylee's case for sure, but the difference IMHO is that people find it much easier to accept, believe, comprehend a man killing his wife, even his pregnant wife than a mother killing her 2 year old daughter. Even though Laci was pregnant with his child, in fact his son, it's still something people can "accept." We hear about men killing their wives much more than mothers killing their child. Sadly, we do hear of it more and more, but people strongly believe in and connect to the mother/child bond and a mother killing her child, intentionally killing her child, especially a very young child, is just a harder thing to accept, believe, comprehend. You look for any other explination, you want to believe any other possibility. I knew SP was guilty and I accepted that pretty much right away. I know Casey did it too, right from when I heard 31 days, but I kept looking for other explinations, other possibilities, hoping just maybe there really was a Zenaida out there, it took me much longer to completely stop looking for someone, anyone other than Caylee's own mother to be the killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billysmom View Post
    And let's not forget that SP told his mistress that his wife went missing weeks before the event. And oooohhhh those secret tapes that AF made of Scott in Paris and all over the place were soooooooo soap opera compelling.
    Geesh, I was just thinking this also. I wish we had some "wired up" tapes of Casey at work. Blaming people for her situation. Bad mouthing her parents/brother. Something so obvious that her parents would be fools, by her words, for supporting her. They would have to logically take off the
    blinders and join all of us who see the truth of her lies. I just don't understand them.
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    I think that KC's pictures at Fusion are more damning than all of SP's behavioral evidence combined! The thing is I heard on NG that they might not be able to use these pictures as evidence--is this true!? If so that is RIDIC!

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    I think there is a ton more evidence tying KC to Caylee's remains than there was evidence linking Scott to Lacy and Connor's remains.

    However, based on what has been released, I do think the evidence supporting premeditation was stronger in the Peterson case. His claim to Amber Frey that his wife had died (while Lacy was still alive), plus his boat and cement purchases IMO strongly supported premeditation.

    IMO, KC's killing of Caylee was premeditated...but from what I've seen so far the evidence is not as strong as it was in the Peterson case. In this case, it would be much easier to claim accident-then-cover-up (that is, if KC and/or her lawyers had the sense to go that route). Of course, the state may (I hope!) have a lot more than we've seen. If, for example, they are able to definitively date KC's diary entry to the post-murder time period, I think that would be very difficult for KC's team to reconcile with an accident.

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    Caseys has alot more evidence stacked against her IMO.

    O/t I originally thought this was a "who would beat who in a cage match" If that was the case I would think that in their primes [before prison cast their gray pallors and the high carb diet ruined their physiques] I would have to have voted Casey, she seemed very scrappy. Now they both would just go at each other like sumo wrestlers, all sweaty and large. Can you tell I thought about this too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJax View Post
    Actually I think that eyewitness testimoney is considered circumstantial rather than direct because of recollection issues and most testimony is given after the crime and pre trial testimoney and statements are picked apart at trial sometimes months later.
    Forensic evidence will seal the deal in this case, which was sorely lacking in the Peterson case.
    There is decomp and mad cell ping evidence in this case so I have no doubt that the dots will be connected.
    Remeber the cell evidence in the Peterson case? That was 5 years ago.
    Technology will bury Casey.
    I concur with your opinion of the case, but eyewitness testimony to an actual crime is direct evidence, not CE, and it is the most erroneous form of evidence that ever existed. Especially when you're talking stranger eye witness testimony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Issi View Post
    Oh man... there is way more circumstantial evidence in this case over the Scott/Stacy Peterson case.


    The only thing that could have made it worse for KC is if she had dyed her hair, stashed thousands of dollars on her person... and then tried to make it across the Mexican border.

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