Mistakes made that led to Casey being aquitted...

Tugela

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This is also valid. I have never served on a jury. But, I have served on committees that can get very heated. As a person who does not relish conflict, I "check out" and let the loudest person carry on.

Sounds like this juror is very much like that. He wanted out of the space with these people, so if he agreed, he could leave.

Introverts probably are not good for jury selection.

Jurors are not supposed to be advocates one way or another, if they are doing that they are engaged in misconduct. The evidence is supposed to speak for itself, either it is compelling or it is not. If it is not compelling then they are supposed to acquit. The fact that he talks about "pushing harder" means that he was a bad juror to start with and did not understand his function in the trial.

At the end of the day even if someone is acting inappropriately you still have a vote, so that is no excuse.
 

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So I was watching the arguments by the prosecution and the defense on CourtTV - off the top of my head, why was there no charge for improperly disposing of a corpse (even if murder or manslaughter charges didn't stick), given that even the defense attorney (Jose Baez) attested in his argument for the baby drowning, that she and her father hid the body to avoid criminal charges?
 

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So I was watching the arguments by the prosecution and the defense on CourtTV - off the top of my head, why was there no charge for improperly disposing of a corpse (even if murder or manslaughter charges didn't stick), given that even the defense attorney (Jose Baez) attested in his argument for the baby drowning, that she and her father hid the body to avoid criminal charges?
I don't think there is a law in Florida that covers that.

2005 Florida Code - :: CRIMES :: OFFENSES CONCERNING DEAD BODIES AND GRAVESChapter 872

Dylan Redwine's mother Elaine Hall helped to pass a change in the law in Colorado that increases the penalty in that state for that offense.

Tampering with a deceased body went from misdemeanor to felony
Tampering with a body is usually charged when a person intentionally “destroys, mutilates, conceals, removes or alters” a human body to impair legal proceedings, according to the bill. It is often tacked on to high-profile cases.

Mother of Dylan Redwine pushed new law now used in high-profile crimes
 

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I realize that there was reason not to but I think FCA should have been arrested after all that night (if only booked for suspicion or theft or whatever) and have had Allen & Melich take it from there...
 
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LE not meeting up with Roy Kronk back in August immediately upon his reporting that he found what turned out to be Caylee's little body so they could check out that area. Instead that child's body lay there for months, only for the are4a to be subsequently flooded, thereby further destroying evidence.

HUGE FLUB. IMO
And making fun of him, from memory. Being rude and dismissive at the very least.
 
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The Prosecution did not connect the dots for the jury and did not tie it all up in a big pretty bow. They gave them too much credit, assumed they would be smart and figure things out. They should have also let Tony and the ex Forgot his name speak...because Casey didn't want a bf that loved caylee which is why she broke up with the first dude...and tony didn't want girls... Also it needed to be brought out that she hated Cindy more than she loved Caylee. This all needed to be brought to light, cause you have to assume the jury knows nothing.
I agree. They didn't tell the story and they didn't highlight damning evidence eg. that the boyfriend only knew lies about the CA. That everyone was fooled by her. That she spun a web of crap. If they'd been able to tell the jury a coherent story they might have had a chance. I think they were totally gobsmacked by the defendant throwing her father under the bus in an unbelievably callous way. It threw them off. Who could predict that? Ugh
 

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IMHO I always found it hard to believe that the jury did not convict her on any of the major charges. Speculation is that juries are reluctant to give the death penalty to a woman. After watching the entire case on TV, there were times that the prosecution acted arrogant. Unfortunately, juries can react to the personality and behavior of either counsel. CA's defense was able to cast the Reasonable Doubt card. Highly likely that no one wanted to give a young woman the death penalty if there was any doubt whatsoever that she may have not done anything. CA is lucky to have gotten the jury she did. My feeling....guilty...just saying
 
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IMHO I always found it hard to believe that the jury did not convict her on any of the major charges. Speculation is that juries are reluctant to give the death penalty to a woman. After watching the entire case on TV, there were times that the prosecution acted arrogant. Unfortunately, juries can react to the personality and behavior of either counsel. CA's defense was able to cast the Reasonable Doubt card. Highly likely that no one wanted to give a young woman the death penalty if there was any doubt whatsoever that she may have not done anything. CA is lucky to have gotten the jury she did. My feeling....guilty...just saying
Imo she's a disgusting human being and the world would be better off without her.
 

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Many mistakes...overcharging to try and scare the truth out of her being the biggest. Prosecutors assuming the jury's intelligence level being #2.
It's been a long time and there's a lot of water under the bridge. That being said I honestly believe that Caylee drowned while FCA was on the phone all morning. If you read her phone records you'll see that she was on the phone all night and most of the morning. She probably ignored Caylee and she got in the pool alone. FCA then panicked and called her parents in a flurry of phone calls. She couldn't get them to answer, so She then decided to fake a kidnapping by the "nanny" to cover her rear end. I don't think that she's smart enough to make chloroform. She dumped poor Caylee in the nearest spot available and couldn't believe that she wasn't found sooner. The duct tape and the rest was supposed to be a cover for kidnapping from "Zanny" (I do believe that she had been drugging Caylee with xanax for a while because she was beginning to be able to communicate FCAs lies) She's a terrible person and totally got away with a minimum of child neglect and abusing that poor baby's body. The only justice for Caylee will in the next life. Everyone failed her and it hurts my heart. All IMHO
 

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I'm going to ad the Sunshine Laws which led to the media frenzy which made it impossible to select a jury pool who hadn't already made their own conclusions, so they felt they needed to find jury members who had been living under a rock or otherwise not interested in current events, don't watch news, don't read newspapers, don't blog etc etc ...

I'm going to ad Nancy Grace et al here too.
Sorry about your kitty, I know you gave her the best life!
 
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