Prosecutors Will not Seek Death Penalty Against Casey Anthony in case of Missing Caylee Anthony


Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against the mother of missing 3 year Casey_Anthony1old Caylee Anthony, Casey Anthony. 3 year old Caylee Anthony went missing on June 9, 2008 and all evidence from the case including human decomposition from the tot moms car points to the conclusion at Caylee is presumed dead.

Although no body has been found, Casey Anthony was indicted in October on first-degree murder and other charges. Casey Anthony, if convicted, will instead face life in prison. The mountain of evidence against Casey Anthony, the lies to police, not referencing that Caylee was missing for a month, the computer searches, the presence of chloroform in the truck, decomposition in the car and the list goes on still exists against Casey Anthony. Not seeking the death penalty is hardly anything that Casey Anthony’s family can rest their hat on. Women are not usually sentenced to death even when the crime warrants it.

Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against the Florida mom charged with killing her 3-year-old daughter, according to court documents.

The Orange County State Attorney’s Office announced in a news release Friday that “it is not in the best interest of the people of the State of Florida” to pursue the death penalty for Casey Anthony.

The 22-year-old mother pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder, child abuse, aggravated manslaughter and four counts of lying to investigators about the disappearance of her daughter. She faces life in prison if convicted.


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Does not seeking the death penalty against Casey Anthony diminish the states case against the Casey? No! However, in typical delusional and continuing to live in a state of denial, Cindy and George Anthony some how think that only being sentenced to life in prison is a good thing. The fact of the matter is that women are rarely sentenced to death even when the crimes they commit are punishable by it.  Of the nearly 390 people on Florida’s death row, only one is a woman.

The girl’s grandparents, Cindy and George Anthony, insist Caylee is alive and released a statement Friday saying they’re still looking for the girl.

“Today’s announcement only supports our theory that our granddaughter is still with us and we will continue investigating all tips and leads that support our position despite what the authorities continue to say,” the statement read.

State won’t seek death penalty for Casey Anthony

The Orange-Osceola State Attorney’s Office will not seek the death penalty against Casey Anthony, the east Orange County woman suspected of killing her daughter, according to a court filing released Friday.

The filing states that “after due consideration of the facts and law applicable to this case, it is not in the best interest of the people of the State of Florida to pursue the Death Penalty as a potential sentence.”

No further explanation was given. Randy Means, executive director of the State Attorney’s Office, would not comment on his agency’s decision.

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    12 Responses to “Prosecutors Will not Seek Death Penalty Against Casey Anthony in case of Missing Caylee Anthony”

    1. Richard on December 6th, 2008 9:20 pm

      I wonder if they’re saying this because they think this ‘mother’ might divulge some info if she thinks that doing so can lessen her sentence, whether they think that getting a conviction might be too difficult, or costly for the state … or whether they indeed think that the little girl might be alive.

      Or, perhaps, whether they believe that a life in prison is worse than the death sentence?

    2. donna on December 6th, 2008 10:47 pm

      keep her alive and torture her till she croaks!

    3. whytegirl on December 7th, 2008 12:33 am

      I agree; even though she DEFINITELY is not one of my fav persons in the planet-as well as Joran-I believe that even though all the circumstancial evidence points at her, we need something powerful and a definite blow to her to finally nail her on the death penalty issue. Lifetime is good enough for me.

      For Joran, he has to be roasted rotisserie-style like the ones at Sam’s Club. We can agree the world will be a better place. Either that or karma. Of course, once we figure out what happened to Natalee. I believe we are less than his 30th version, right?

      Katablog if you are reading this I spotted you at HotAir. Kewl to read your comments!!! xoxo aka ProudPalinFan–it’s me!! :-D

      Kata, why I can’t post on MM? WordPress and all? I will email them on this, because this is a sister site to HotAir. I want them to let me in on MM.

    4. BUN on December 7th, 2008 8:13 am

      So is it in the best interst of the state to feed and medicate and keep her warm and cool for say 50 years??????????

    5. Dee on December 7th, 2008 9:10 am

      I think that is a mistake. That was their bargaining chip if they sought the death penalty they could have bargained Casey’s life for Caylee’s body.

    6. on December 7th, 2008 9:19 am

      I think Casey should get the death penalty. Based on searches on the family computer it shows she contemplated before killing Caylee.

      I certainly don’t want to support her butt in jail for 70 years. Also, because of her crime, she’ll have to be kept away from the general population and that will cost even more.

    7. Richard on December 7th, 2008 10:49 am

      One thing to consider: if the state were to seek the death penalty, how much money would it have to spend on the prosecution, and how many years would the charade go on for?

      Something else that occurs to me: I have nothing but contempt for this ‘mother,’ and I see no reason for thinking that there is any chance this little girl could still be alive.

      But is it clear enough that her mother caused her death? I’ve wondered if this lady is so screwed up that she might have handed the girl over to some unsavory associate to look after while she partied.

      No evidence to support this at all: but I posted about one case where the mother of a young child took up with a guy who happened to be a child molester. Eventually he told the mother, in essence: “You can have your daughter or me. Make your choice.”

      In what should be her eternal damnation, the mother decided that her passion for this molester outweighed everything else in her life. So she turned her child over to him.

      I’m thinking that perhaps Casey Anthony was so strung out on drugs that the welfare of her child was the last thing on her mind … not that this would excuse her in any way.

    8. C Madden on December 7th, 2008 11:20 am

      Casey Anthony should receive life without parole since the prosecutor is not seeking the death penalty. At least that way, whe won’t be able to produce another child to murder.

    9. ANewGirl on December 8th, 2008 1:59 am

      I agree that Florida LE made the right choice, so Life in prison for Murder 1 is good enough for Anthony.

      Without a body, it would have been risky for the DA to go for the Death sentence. IMO, there still remains enough forensic evidence to prove Casey is guilty.

      Even though she will be kept isolated from the general population, I personally will relish the thoughts of all the new “friends” she’ll be meeting until she’s old and grey.

      ** Justice 4 Caylee **

    10. Para2legal on December 8th, 2008 8:36 am

      My thoughts are Caylee was put in a dumpster. That’s why Tim Miller and all the searches haven’t produced a body. Caylee disappeared in June. It’s pretty hot in FL at that time of the year and everyone’s garbage reeks so no alarms would be picked up from sanitation workers and besides industrial size containers (think restaurants) are picked up by trucks. The mother probably thought about burying her and made some calls on her cell while trying to find a place (which explains cell phone pings), but decided against it because 1) she doesn’t know how to do physical work and 2) the police would (by now)have found some type of dirt,forensic traces in the shoes, clothes, home that matched the soil where they think Caylee was buried.

    11. Droond Niazi on March 4th, 2009 6:03 pm

      I am somewhat confused by the state of Florida not seeking the death penalty against the Tot Mom. If there is any case that qualifies the death penalty, it has to be a crime of this natur . I believe that the prosecution team should resign from this case if they are not asking for death penalty against the Tot Mom and become a full time advocate in abolishing the death penalty.

      If somehow the prosecution gets a hold of my comments, I ask of you to please don’t get caught up into what ifs, because the evidence against the Tod Mom in this case goes way beyond the reasonable doubt and the nature of this crime is below the worst of humanity. DEATH PENALTY IS A MUST IN THIS CASE!!!!!

    12. Chris on March 10th, 2009 11:35 pm

      How can they even consider allowing Casey to live? She killed that little girl so she could LIVE her life. now she is making money off of killing her & eats the profits. The oinker will continue to get fat off her daughter through the years. NOT FAIR. Her daughter has been used & abused ENOUGH! Don’t allow the Casey Anthony lawyers & Casey to get FAT off of Caylee anymore. Kill that PIG!

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