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Do you think you can write the closing statement for the defense?

Discussion in 'Caylee Anthony 2 years old' started by Beyond Belief, Jun 30, 2011.

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Do you think you can write the closing statement for the defense?

Poll closed Jul 4, 2011.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Beyond Belief

    Beyond Belief New Member

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    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. sleutherer

    sleutherer New Member

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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.
     
  3. something clever

    something clever New Member

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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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    MissDiva New Member

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    A closing statement that I think would actually help my client, or what I think they'll actually say?
     
  5. Shadow5618

    Shadow5618 New Member

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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.
     
  6. pinkflamingo

    pinkflamingo New Member

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

    LBshrink Verified Expert

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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.
     
  8. Sleuth5

    Sleuth5 New Member

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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.
     
  9. Shadow5618

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    Me too, pinkflamingo. LDB is now my new hero, replacing Pat Head Summitt (coach of Tenn. women's basketball team)!
     
  10. BeanE

    BeanE Inactive

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

    Beyond Belief New Member

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    :floorlaugh::floorlaugh::floorlaugh::floorlaugh::great:
     
  12. AZlawyer

    AZlawyer Verified Attorney

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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.
     
  13. Sleuth5

    Sleuth5 New Member

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    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.
     
  14. sleutherontheside

    sleutherontheside Retired WS Staff

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    Here's my suggestion....

    "Well we tried, that's gotta count for something."
     
  15. Sleuth5

    Sleuth5 New Member

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    Now for a new diaper.
     
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    Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, we, the attorneys for casey anthony, have completely, without intention, blundered this case. Please do not hold this against our client. There is much room for reasonable doubt here. No one no exactly how the victim died. No one saw the defendant involved with her death. This case is circumstantial at best. Please understand the state has not presented any concrete evidence. Reasonable doubt lives here. Did casey kill her daughter? Did someone else? Did george? Did cindy? Did roy kronk? The fact is...no one knows? There is no concrete evidence to prove any which way. There is as much evidence to indict george or cindy anthony as casey anthony. Ladies and gentlemen, my client is innocent and is at your mercy."
     
  17. LolaMoon08

    LolaMoon08 Well-Known Member

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    I'll play...

    Once upon a time... in a far away, magical-thinking world, lived a lovely maiden by the name of Casey Marie Anthony.

    Nope... I can't do it. :floorlaugh:

    Good luck Defense! Good Luck! Hope it was nothing like the opening statement.
     
  18. SaltyTexan

    SaltyTexan New Member

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    Whatever it is, I will bet he wants a mistrial even then.
     
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    your honor, ladies and gentlemen of the jury....
    we got nothin'
     
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    Turnadot New Member

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    Baez. 'Is KC a murderer?'

    Baez shakes Magic 8-Ball, grins at jury. 'Try again later.'

    'Judge, we'd like a continuance...'
     
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