Skip to comments.Casey Anthony Case May Not be Over - New Charges Possible
Posted on 07/13/2011 7:10:03 AM PDT by MindBender26
We all know it's not over until the fat lady sings, and here in Orlando we hear the fat lady in the form of the Orange County Sheriff's Office may only be getting warmed up.
Contacts at the Sheriff's Office say they are actively investigating the possibility that at least one witness was tampered with, and now the Sheriff has confirmed this. The talk at breakfast this morning with some retired senior LEOs was that the most probable targets were either "River Cruz", the woman who undermined George Anthony's testimony by claiming she had an affair with him, or the son of meter reader Roy Kronk who found the body. The son gave testimony claiming his father was "only in it for the money." The defense spun that out that out to Kronk had lied, moved the body, etc.
Of course at this time, none of this is proven, but we do know it is being actively worked. Local LEOs still very strongly suspect that Casey killed her daughter, either through an active act of premeditated murder, or anger. A third possibility also exists that if she did not intend the child to die, Casey is at the least guilty of criminally negligent neglect or acts so outrageous (such as an intentional chloroforming that went bad) that she should have been convicted, at a minimum, for aggravated manslaughter.
It's a long shot, but if it can be shown that someone connected with Casey and/or her defense did bribe or otherwise improperly influence a witness, the case could be reopened. Although she was acquitted in state court, double jeopardy does not attach if she would be accused of depriving her daughter of her civil rights in the federal court system. That's what happened in the Rodney King case. The cops were acquitted of assault and related charges in the California state court (isn't everyone,) but then convicted in the federal courts of depriving King of the civil rights.
An even more interesting concept might be the state's possible ability to retry Casey on murder/manslaughter charges. Although it is rarely invoked, there is a concept under the law that Casey Anthony is certainly entitled to a fair trial, but so are the People of the State of Florida. If it can be shown that the People of the State of Florida did not get a fair trial due to bribed witnesses or the like, there are operations of law that would allow Ms. Anthony be retried. It would be rare and the misconduct by the defense would certainly have to be egregious, but it is a possibility. With the anger now circulating in the local law enforcement community, it is certainly not an impossibility.
History is shown there is probably only about a 10% chance that anything in this will ever pan out, but it is certainly something that a number of newsies are watching very closely. We'll let you know when we hear more
Longshot, but this psycho should have to really get a fair trial. One where the prosecution actually gets to present the whole case.
Maybe Casey can hook up with Joran VanDerSlut when she gets out Sunday.
It’ll NEVER happen. Ridiculous to even talk about it.
Ask the California cops.
Maybe. But nice to think about.
But I do think it’s not over for Casey Anthony by a long shot. I hope a slew of civil lawsuits are thrown at this stupid, ugly witch so she’s tied down for the rest of her life like a shrunken Gulliver.
On the tube today, I saw some of the volunteers who had searched at length for the “missing” girl, while all of that time Casey knew that Caylee was not missing, but was, in fact, deceased. Would they have a civil case against her?
I did’nt pay attention to this media extravaganza the first time around & I will not watch it this time either. The press will use this tragedy until there is not an ounce of blood left. What a waste of air time.
That being said we pray for the innocent child.
The media assassination continues ...
Why not put energy into the donald young killing, obama’s lover.
Oh yea, now there’s a pair.
They could name their son Damien.
Not an Orange County matter.
The media has nothing to do with it.
Proving that would be very difficult in court......
What would Anthony have used to entice a witness? She is broke, her lawyer received less than $100K for the entire case, and she is universally loathed.
The state had a complete full court press of media and an unlimited budget and still couldn't tie her to the death, they couldn't even show a cause of death.
Casey Anthony probably killed her daughter or at least was involved, however we do not convict on probably. She was judged Not Guilty by a jury of her peers. Not Guilty is not the same as proved innocent. Our system worked precisely how it is supposed to work.
LOL...I was thinking the same thing.
Who is going to sue her, who can show cause to file suit?
He is heartsick because he denied other families searching for their family members to help in this search.
what wuld they sue her for? they have no cause.
this is why we have double jeopardy.
the jury spoke, then end.
I agree. The jury actually thought they were smart. They don’t realize they were as dumb as a bucket of rocks. I’d be embaressed if I were them.
It only applies to one sovereign at a time. If tried by a state, the feds can also try you if there is a separate chargeable federal case, such as in King.
Also, in the case of fraud, such as witness tampering, verdicts can be vacated.
That federal charge involved police depriving King of his civil rights as they were acting under color of law--that is in their role as law enforcement. There is no general federal civil rights criminal law applying in the Anthony case permitting a federal prosecution, at least in the absence of some police or other official involvement or some conspiracy (two or more persons acting in concert where the old federal anti-KKK laws can be invoked).
I didn't assume anything, the jury said they didn't prove their case. That is the way our system works and has worked for almost 250 years. Your opinion on the matter is worthless. You where not on the jury. The jury followed the law and the instructions to the tee and they where Death Penalty Qualified, meaning they where willing, if the crime was proved, to impose the penalty of state sponsored killing.
The fact is that the state couldn't prove it's case.
For better or worse, the jury was just as smart or as stupid as any randomly chosen group of voters.
Can I have some bread to go with my circus?
Tim Miller of Equusearch just filed suit against Casey Anthony yesterday. He spent over 100,000 on resources searching for Caylee Anthony. Casey admitted by her lawyers in court she knew her daughter was dead when the searches for her daughter had begun. Several thousands if money, peoples time, and resources were used. Tim Miller didn’t have to help and he didn’t deserve being lied to and used. He has plently of cause to sue and now has!!
I agree and I will add ms.Anthony lied to the FBI when questioned by them about her daughter missing. That is enough cause to have federal charges brought against her.
Lynch mob mentality - I am ashamed to be associated with some on this forum.
There is a reason the founding fathers forbid double jeopardy.
I often wondered how anyone could become part of a lynch mob, and I am viewing the process here, on Free Republic, home of conservatives, protectors of our Constitution willing to throw it all over because they disagree with the jury’s verdict.
Shame on all of you that are out for blood. We are still a nation of laws, and sometimes we may not agree with the results but once we go down the path of vengeance we lose the high ground, we become no different then the liberals for whom anything can be justified if we get our way.
I am also amazed on how many can not tell the difference between what was presented in court and what was presented on the TV talk shows. I know you think you know what happened but that is not the same as it really happening.
Spare me the attack on those such as myself who are willing to defend the system, at this point in time, you will be ignored, angry mobs can not be reasoned with, and I am not going to try.
I still prefer to live in a nation where it is a jury that decides my fate rather than an angry lynch mob.
One thing I am certain of. Those two could get the best seat in the house wherever they went.
Everyone would get up and leave. LOL
Yep, but would Jose Baez be her atty?
It’s appalling that Casey’s pool drowning story was brought up the night before the trial began, though the story circulated as gossip from somewhere and had early on led her mother to informed Casey of it in the jail video back in 2008 or ‘09. The look on Casey’s face and her own reaction to the rumor was as if to pure fiction. Then she turns around and uses it at the last minute, according to HLN. Sadly it caught on and gave legs to undermining George and exposing him to weakness with that what’s her name.
That Casey got a pass is debatable. Wouldn’t she rather be safe in jail than fearing for her very life every breathing moment of the day and night, estranged from family and friends and any connection to human kindness, but on the run, in hiding and disguised. It will be some island country or Mexico for her. Maybe Aruba.
I would have voted first degree murder in a heartbeat. No mother behaves as Casey did after the accidental death of her child.
I doubt it. He is probably scared of her too. He knows she is a murderer. I wonder why they called that competency haering before the end of the trial?
It was just announced on TV Rodney King has been arrested again.
Usually the same lawyers don’t try civil and criminal.
Title 18, U.S.C., Section 241, Conspiracy Against Rights
This gets me an indictment, at least. It does NOT require operation under the color of law.
“This statute makes it unlawful for two or more persons to conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person of any state, territory or district in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or the laws of the United States, (or because of his/her having exercised the same).
It further makes it unlawful for two or more persons to go in disguise on the highway or on the premises of another with the intent to prevent or hinder his/her free exercise or enjoyment of any rights so secured.
Punishment varies from a fine or imprisonment of up to ten years, or both; and if death results, or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years, or for life, or may be sentenced to death.”
He VOLUNTEERED to lead searches. He can not now, regardless of reasoning, expect to be paid for voluntary services.
Understand. I think she did it. She probably was at least involved in her child's death, if not directly responsible for the death. That being said, any additional action against her smacks of harassment and those involved are playing a very dangerous game considering that they have a great deal more to lose than Casey Anthony.
She is broke, with very few prospects. It might be speculated that she will be getting her own reality show or book deal, but that is not as likely as people think. She is universally loathed, not hated, loathed, selling anything associated with her would be risky at best. Remember O.J. tried to peddle a book as well and never made a dime off it.
That’s all fine, unless someone was paid or otherwise influenced to lie to that jury.
I disagree. I don’t think Tim Miller makes legal decisions like this without feeling confident he will win his suit against Ms. Anthony.
I just want this crap off my TV so they can start talking about real issues instead. This case has no real meaning, other than “another dead cute white girl”
I watched the entire trial. No brained 1st degree murder! That jury was pathetic!
If they had a case, which they do not, They could get very little time if convicted. Most of these lying offenses are less than a few months. Look at Martha Stewart. She spent five months in prison and five months on house arrest.
They could charge Ms Anthony for practicing medicine without a license. She performed a retroactive abortion on herself. Ironclad case.