Why did the jury reach this verdict?

Discussion in 'Caylee Anthony 2 years old' started by Wholehearted, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Wholehearted

    Wholehearted New Member

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    I'm interested in hearing what others think about why the jury might have reached this decision. I should preface by saying, I feel strongly this was the wrong decision. But since the jury isn't speaking, I have no idea why they reached this decision. I would love to hear what others think about how they might have arrived at this verdict.

    I'll start by saying, I've heard the lawyers opining a jury could have decided she's innocent, or they could have decided the state did not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. I think the state proved their case. But the jury believing they didn't is the only thing I can believe. I just can't believe anyone could think she's innocent.
     
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  3. rose222

    rose222 New Member

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    12 Stealth jurors. They didn't even take 2 days to find her not guilty of any and all murder charges????????????????????????
     
  4. MarthaM

    MarthaM New Member

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    I would have had to vote Not Guilty too, based on the evidence. Juries are instructed to study the evidence. All the prosecution really proved is that the Anthony family is screwed up. Not having a specific cause of death was a big factor, I think.
     
  5. CharlestonGal

    CharlestonGal New Member

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    I think they just wanted to go home and no one cared enough about it to argue. I think they just wanted it over with and that they certainly had no intention of being sequestered for another 2 weeks while they sat through a penalty phase. I think they were resentful about being sequestered away from their homes and families for so long and just wanted to get on with their summer vacations.

    I think they just didn't care.
     
  6. JDB

    JDB Tybee you will never be forgotten

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    You know the jury had to go with what they had. There was so muck lying being done on the stand . Like the Judge said they could take some of the testimony or none of it. Question to all of you if they would have taken the same amount of time and came back of convicting her would you be screaming? NO. I knew when the Jury got the case she would not get 1st degree but I thought second degree , I was wrong. like I said ther was so much Crap said on the stand on both sides.:truce:
     
  7. Wholehearted

    Wholehearted New Member

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    I have to wonder if the scientific evidence just didn't connect with them. I know we heard throughout that sometimes jurors (not thinking of any in particular here) didn't take notes. Would it have been difficult to really see the SA's case if you didn't have a handle on this evidence? I'd have to think so.
     
  8. JBounds

    JBounds I feel lucky

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    The West Memphis 3 had not one thing linking them to the crime and yet two were sentenced to life in prison and one to death row.

    Casey was the last one seen with Caylee, didn't report her missing, etc, etc and found innocent. I'll shake my head on this for the rest of my life.
     
  9. TrY

    TrY New Member

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    I would guess that it was the chloroform searches on the computer forensics reports that the jury had trouble with because the number of searches on sci-spot.com is an issue. The chloroform searches was one of the foundations of premeditation., IMO and the jury found that lacking.

    I disagree with the not guilty verdict, but having watched the jury voir dire, I'm satisfied with how the jury was picked.
     
  10. deelytful1

    deelytful1 *~a mere mortal~*

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    I don't know, but they OWED it to society to talk to the media today and i'm doubly pizzed that they chose NOT to.
     
  11. Liz

    Liz I am not a chemist and this is not my 1st rodeo

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    I think they reached the verdict because Baez was able to put reasonable doubt in their minds, due to "no dna evidence"; "no filming of the murder of Caylee"; and no actual proof that ICA did the searches on the computer. JB clouded and obfuscated all the circumstantial evidence that did exist.

    I find myself wondering IF the Anthony family were possibly all in on this ploy of Baez's to throw George and Lee under the bus, in order to set their "princess, ICA" free? All of George and Cindy's lying on the stand, only helped to obfuscate the circumstantial evidence, resulting in reasonable doubt in the minds of the jurors.
     
  12. norest4thewicked

    norest4thewicked Karma is a beautiful thing ~

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    Since we don't know their names, I don't think this is calling names. I think they were all idiots. I can't even comprehend how they could have found her not guilty of ANYTHING except lying to police. Even if they believed it was a drowning, how do they justify Caylee's body being found in the swamp in plastic bags since there was absolutely nothing testified to that would say how she got there? I'm in absolute shock and physically sick!
     
  13. Liz

    Liz I am not a chemist and this is not my 1st rodeo

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    They'd have to be crazy to speak to the media, and identify themselves publicly, imo. There would be a witch-hunt for each and every one of them. JMO. (Not saying that I wouldn't have LOVED to hear from them!)
     
  14. Turnadot

    Turnadot New Member

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    The evidence presented didn't meet the burden of proof, and Baez poked holes in the State's case, especially in closing. And really, who can tell one Anthony liar from the next? Perhaps they felt Not Guilty was the only fair verdict.

    Like I said in the other thread, I don't agree with the jury's verdict (because i'm privy to far more than they were during trial), but I do understand and respect their verdict.
     
  15. Bluegrass

    Bluegrass New Member

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    There was an episode on L.A. Law many years back where two parents killed their impaired infant together and they both got off by pointing the finger at each other. It confounds jurors.
     
  16. megsy

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    I wonder if they felt like she wasn't getting a fair trial because of all the objecting and whatnot when the defense was putting on their CIC.
     
  17. Nikki 01

    Nikki 01 New Member

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    They have no common sense. I am always naive enough to believe people will follow their common sense and see the obvious, but time and time again I am proven wrong. The reality is most people don't have common sense.
     
  18. kjpaw

    kjpaw New Member

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    I just don't think they had the full picture. I also think sadly that in the age of CSI type shows that the defense went for that and put on everything on earth that didn't come back with any forensic evidence and that swayed them. All I know is that for them all to come back SO quickly with the same verdict they ALL soundly felt it wasn't proven. At the end of the day the DT did in fact throw enough on the wall that some of it stuck. In addition, the lieing that occurred from the family did nothing but prove to the jury that they couldn't believe anything. I'm not 100% sure if this was a coordinated action by the family with the DT, but if it was apparantly it was a stroke of genius, even if evil genius. I want to blame this jury, but unlike the OJ jury I'm shocked at the amount of information they didn't have that we do! Either way, it's a very sad day.
     
  19. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    The Prosecutor was too aggressive with Death Penalty on the table in a case where cause of death could not be proved. This jury knew that the DP could be the ultimate punishment for Casey, and they probably rendered their verdict based on that even though the penalty phase would have been separate. I never thought that HHJP would sentence Ms. Anthony to death, and I always favored LWOP. As it stands, Casey will probably walk out of the jail on Thursday and begin making appearances on talk shows with her attorney. I hope and pray that there will be justice for Caylee some day, but I'm afraid that it will not be in this world. jmo
     
  20. Nikki 01

    Nikki 01 New Member

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    You know I wondered if all of the delays by the defense would have made the jury think the prosecution was trying to hide things even though the delays were because Baez was violating court orders.
     
  21. jrb0124

    jrb0124 New Member

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    Here's a few:

    Reasonable doubt re: chloroform.
    Reasonable doubt re: motive.
    Reasonable doubt re: computer forensics.

    These are all issues that have been pointed out in this forum, but the prevailing opinion here was/is that a strong personal conviction of her guilt should be shared by sequestered jurors who would decide the case on the evidence and testimony.

    I do think the State was overconfident, most of the media had tilted their hand, and social media had long ago decided the outcome. All three elements feed into and strengthened each other in intensity so that the outcome: aquittal became a huge shock - when it should not be given the actual testimony and evidence.
     

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