Jose Baez

Casey Anthony was sentenced Thursday to four years in jail, two days after a jury in Florida found her not guilty of murdering her two-year-old daughter, Caylee Marie Anthony.   As Mr. Baez said in the first press conference, its a somber moment.  Subsequently, Casey will be released from jail as a free citizen on July 17, 2011.

Judge Seidlin who has no reason to be subtle boldly spoke his mind today on HLN.  He blames the over zealous prosecutors Jeff Ashton and Linda Drane Burdick for losing this case.  Had they not gotten caught up in the media hype perhaps they would not have over over charged Casey Anthony.  He went on to say if they’d indicted Anthony with manslaughter instead of first degree murder, the prosecution would need 6 jurors instead of 12 for a guilty verdict.

Quote Alan Dershowitz: Article titled “The System Worked”

“This case [is] about seeking justice for Caylee . . .” So argued the
prosecutor in the Casey Anthony murder case. He was wrong, and the jury
understood that.

A criminal trial is never about seeking justice for the victim. If it were,
there could be only one verdict: guilty. That’s because only one person is on
trial in a criminal case, and if that one person is acquitted, then by
definition there can be no justice for the victim in that trial.”

FYI: Judge Eaton answered when asked, “what was the reason for the media frenzy?”  Judge Eaton said it was when Casey Anthony story became a death penalty case.


The JB Mission Unleashed!!

 From the day I began blogging about the heart wrenching case of the disappearance and subsequent death of Caylee Marie Anthony, I gave it my best effort to keep my blog respectable knowing that I would be despised for speaking out my personal viewpoint.  I did NOT think Casey purposely harmed her daughter.  Like the jurors, I wanted to believe it but the evidence was not there.

But the day has come for me to speak my mind no matter what anyone thinks of me.

In my opinion, Casey Anthony doesn’t owe ANYONE a damn thing!  She paid her debt to society for lying.  Perhaps it’s she who should sue?  Sue the pants off of the over zealous prosecutors who over charged her and the media who vilified her.

I commend Judge Perry for doing his best to accommodate the angry lynch mob after the acquittal of murder by sentencing her with 1 year for each count to run consecutively NOT concurrently which isn’t the normal.

I commend Judge Perry for not granting Casey Anthony a true change of venue.  He picked a Pinellas county. A county said to have 97% of their population who thought Casey was guilty before the trial began.  The Voir Dire of this trial went through over 200 potential jurors in order to find the 12 selfless citizens willing to be sequestered in a hotel room for a month or more.  What more does the public want?

From Judge Belvin Perry actions, obviously he knew his star prosecutor Jeff Ashton had over indicted Anthony with first degree murder.  He knew the difficulty it would be to find a death penalty qualified jury.  He did his best to compensate for the prosecutors failures by granting as many motions as he could filed by the State of Florida and in turn he cordially helped the prosecution by denying the majority, if not all of the motions filed by the Defense.

What more does the public want?  Without a doubt, we all want Justice for Caylee but “justice delayed is not denied!”  Had Yuri Melich and team readjusted to Casey lying at Universal Studios, stepped back and reassess the reason for such obvious lying they may have gotten closer to the truth.  Befriending George Anthony was not a good idea.  An astute investigator would have looked at the entire family because no one who says he went back to work after smelling what he thought was death coming from his daughter’s abandoned car.  Most people would have called authorities immediately.

The investigation should have continued leaving no stone unturned before arresting Casey Anthony on first degree murder charges.  Before indicting her the State of Florida should have demanded viable evidence from Orange County Sheriff’s Office and not depended on popular opinion to convict Casey.

This is just part of my rant. There’s much more.  Stay tuned.





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