The Prosecution Rests: Recap of Evidence And Testimony From The Casey Anthony Trial

 

The prosecution has rested. Did they do enough to prove their case against Casey Anthony? Will little Caylee get the justice she deserves? Here are just a few of the most stunning, heart-wrenching and unbelievable moments so far in the State of Florida VS. Casey Marie Anthony.

Week One

1. In opening statements, prosecutors for the first time said duct tape was the weapon used to kill 2-year-old Caylee Marie in the summer of 2008.

Photo of duct tape in evidence at the Casey Anthony trial

2. The defense said in its opening statement that Caylee was never missing. On June 16, 2008, she drowned in the family swimming pool. They also claim tha it was George Anthony who pulled Caylee’s lifeless body from the pool.

Caylee and Casey in the Anthony family pool.

3. Defense claims that for years, George sexually abused Casey

Casey throws dad under the bus

4. Former boyfriend, Tony Lazzaro testifies that Casey told him that her brother Lee ‘tried to feel her up’ . The jury was not present during Lazzaro’s testimony.

It's getting crowded under that bus...

Week Two

5. Cindy Anthony’s emotional testimony recounts Casey’s deception following Caylee’s disappearance.

Cindy gets caught in Casey's web of lies

6. Jeff Hopkins takes the stand. He calls Casey’s story, “one great fiction” .  Testifies that he did not introduce Casey to ‘Zanny The Nanny’.

Zanny who?

7. Jurors watch more videos of jailhouse visits between Casey and her parents. During one of these videos, Casey quickly dismisses the idea that Caylee could have possibly drowned.

week 3

8. A forensic computer expert testifies that someone in the Anthony house performed computer searches for such terms as “ruptured spleen,” “internal bleeding,” “neck breaking” and “chloroform” in March 2008.

9. Casey gives the court the finger

No respect

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9. Casey becomes ill  while viewing photos Caylee’s remains. The world becomes ill watching Casey’s theatrics.

Can't stomach what you did to her?

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10. Dr.G testifies. “There is no child that should have duct tape on its face when it dies. There is no reason to put duct tape on the face after they die. Based on our experience, we’ve seen this in cases of homicide.”

Yes. Homicide.

11. Jurors watched a video of Caylee’s face that morphed into her skull with duct tape over it. Jose Baez asked for a mistrial, calling the video prejudicial. He was denied.

Week Four

12. Elizabeth Fontaine, a physical scientist and forensic examiner, testifies that there was heart-shaped residue on the duct tape that had been over the mouth of the 2-year-old.

"It was approximately the size of a dime," Fontaine testified. "If you were to wear a band aid for an extended period of time, and then take it off, there would be glue residue and debris. That's what this looked like, but in the shape of a heart."

13. Cindy Anthony testifies again. Mouths  ‘I Love You’ to her daughter who turns away.

14.  Casey’s Bella Vita tattoo revealed.

Not such a beautiful life now...huh Casey?

For more on what Casey was up to while her daughter was ‘missing’ click HERE

So the prosecution has rested and now the defense will present their case…Do you think the prosecution has done enough? What do you think of the trial so far? Do you have nightmares that the jury will get it wrong? Let’s discuss in the comments!

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