Day 4 Casey Anthony Murder Trial Jury Selection … Defense Attorneys Tips Their Hand, They Will Offer Casey Anthony’s was Sexually Abused as Child
Day 4 of the Casey Anthony murder trial jury section in the death of Caylee Anthony …
It came as a bombshell today, but for those that have followed the case since little Caylee Anthony went missing and then her body was discovered, it was the worst kept secret for the defense of Team Casey. During this mornings endless pre-trial publicity and death penalty phase questioning of the first potential juror in the Casey Anthony murder case, Defense Team Casey asked questions regarding mitigating circumstance to a crime that let the cat out of the bag as to what they were going to pursue at trial.
Remember the old accusations from the jailhouse letters from Casey where Casey made accusations against Lee and George.
During this mornings questioning it appears that Jose Baez, et all are going to say that Casey Anthony was sexually abused and that she grew up in a dysfunctional family. This of course has long been rumored that George abused her; however, its been categorically denied. Many thought they would not go this direction; however, those that follow the case have said this was the stunt they would use as a defense.
The fireworks began when the defense team laid out its strategy for the very first time while questioning potential jurors. Anthony’s attorneys asked them if they would be able to consider certain aspects of the young mother’s background while trying her for mother.
Ann Finnell said, “Her lack of maturity, her lack of impulse control, history of sexual abuse, suffers from insomnia and nightmares, mother and father failed to protect her as a child. She was taught poor coping skills.”
So a lack of coping skills is a defense and a mitigating circumstance for killing your child and hiding the body for a month while you party and go clubbing, really? After 3 years of trying to come up with an explanation, this is all Baez has?
However, as reported at the Nancy Grace Entertainment Show … sorry, I only jokingly say this as it was the ridiculous phrase that Jose Baez has used to describe Nancy Grace. The mitigating questions were in relation to the sentencing phase which means that Casey would have to have been found guilty of first degree murder.This line of questionsing is hardly going to make the tot mom’s mom and dad, Cindy and Geroge Anthony happy campers.
Courtesy of Blink on Crime
Mitigating factors remained in the spotlight Thursday afternoon at jury selection for Casey Anthony’s murder trial. Defense attorney Anne Finnell continued to ask prospective jurors whether they would consider issues like age, immaturity, childhood abuse, family dysfunction or brain development in deciding on a sentence. These are all factors that the defense might raise during the penalty phase if Anthony is convicted of the murder of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.
What fireworks are going to fly when Casey Anthony defense attorney Jose Baez makes these allegations in his opening statement when this case starts. We always knew when push came to shove and Casey “its all about me” Anthony would push George under the bus. It appears that it will happen, what will the Anthony’s do and how will they react?
However, Casey still cannot explain away all of the evidence and if its just mitigating the damages of a sentence after being convicted of first degree murder, TEAM CASEY should have taken a plea deal in the beginning that this potential outcome.
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