The State was so fixated on it's theories that they claimed the pool drowning was ridiculous because who would turn an accident into murder. They NEVER consider that just maybe it was not meant to make it look like a murder but to cover up an accident that would ruin the Anthony families need to completely deny anything that might not make the "parents" look good. Like the evidence that they denied Casey's pg.
could you please expound on the highlighted part....not sure I understand what you are saying.
Jeff Ashton kept asking why would anyone make an accident look like murder. Not why would anyone cover up an "accident." But why would anyone make an "accident look like murder."
IMO, Jeff Ashton was so positive that the only clear conclusion was MURDER, that he NEVER even entertained any other possiblility. By not considering any other possibility, he failed to either present or prepare for any other conclusion.
IMO, Jeff Ashton made it all or nothing. Jeff Ashton made it murder or nothing. There was NEVER enough evidence for murder 1.
IMO, all Jeff Ashton had to do was ask himself "why would anyone cover up an accident" without going the next step to "make it look like a murder" and he may have presented a different case that would have allowed the jury to vote for lessor charges.