Casey Anthony trial on TruTv and HLN

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  1. tiams

    tiams New Member

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    I'm obsessed with this trial. The fascinating thing to me is the psychology of this family.
    I have always thought Casey was guilty but I am beginning to think there is something to the defense theory. There is real dysfunction in this family. I have always felt there was something really "off" about Cindy (the grandmother).

    If Cindy was constantly making Casey feel she was an unfit mother and then Caylee accidently drowned, could Casey be messed up enough to want to ignore the problem and just go on about her life and lies? Casey was a liar before Caylee died. She made up a network friends and their detailed backstories, she claimed to have a job she didn't have, and she told a couple of different versions of the story of Caylee's father.

    She is certainly capable of sticking her head in the sand, or as the psychologists say, she can dissociate.

    Anyone want to discuss?
     
  2. jay_man2

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  3. tiams

    tiams New Member

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    It appears a lot of people who comment in the other thread don't watch actual testimony and evidence.
     
  4. ebockelman

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    Why? Because they don't agree with you? I've watched a lot of the trial coverage, and I don't agree with your position either.
     
  5. megory

    megory Advanced TiVoOligan

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    Nah, it defies belief, IMO. Others are sexually abused, physically abused, and emotionally abused. Others come from lousy or highly-dysfunctional families. Many families kept secrets. People who have lived through war, torture, imprisonment any forms of "not normal" (of course, what is normal--I believe dysfunctional is normal) and have arranged NOT to murder people, let alone their own child. Dysfunction isn't an excuse.

    Anyone who had lost a child would be too devastated to get sexy and party and forget to mention it to anyone.

    Of course, your opinion is valuable. The jury is made of diverse opinions and I'm sure there's a juror or so who shares your viewpoint. That's what the defense is counting on.

    And ebockelman, you're right in the middle of it--but the jury comes from my county. I'm not sure what sort of verdict they'll return.
     
  6. megory

    megory Advanced TiVoOligan

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    Oh yes, further, I think CNN is totally sensationalizing everything and taking much out-of-context to form a pretext. Their job is to get people involved and watching, they are not presenting "truth" just sensationalism. I see the case, then I see what they emphasize. They don't always mesh, IMO.

    As for the recess, I'll bet it's about the Prosecution and telephone records (the detective seemed to slip and say they had subpoenaed everyone's phone records) or about the guy who was supposedly not permitted, by his fed bosses, to testify.
     
  7. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    I think that happy hour (ironic as the name may be in this case) is the proper location for discussing this. It's not a TV show, as much as HLN and TruTV might want to be portraying it as such.
     
  8. tiams

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    Whatever the recess is about, it had to be a really big deal for this judge to waste a whole day of testimony when witnesses were present. He specifically said it did not have to do with the FBI witness whose bosses threatened to fire him. I also thought it might be a Brady issue concerning Kronk's phone records. I bet detective Melich is kicking himself!!!
     
  9. jilter

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    What is a Brady issue?
     
  10. tiams

    tiams New Member

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    The Brady rule says that if the State has exculpatory evidence (evidence that points to the defendant being not-guilty) they have to give that evidence to the defense. A Brady violation could lead to a mistrial. A mistrial with prejudice would mean she cannot be retried.
     
  11. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

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    FYP. :)
     
  12. jilter

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    Did you all see the young spectator give the Finger to the prosecutor? It was probably a dare from his friends.
    6 days in jail it got him!

    I like this judge.
     
  13. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

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    Who else thinks Jeff Ashton is a dick?
     
  14. Legion

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    I weep for all of you.
     
  15. rifleman69

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    Agreed
     
  16. wendiness1

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    Why would you see him that way?
     
  17. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

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    Whenever the defense is saying anything that he doesn't like he sits at his table and laughs like a little schoolgirl.

    Then when he gets up to cross-examine anyone he comes across like a bull in a china shop.

    I get he is indignant over the seriousness of the crime but he comes across like an ass.

    I think the kid who gave him the finger behind his back had it right.
     
  18. tiams

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  19. DJK23

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    The woman killed her daughter, it doesn't matter how screwed up her family may seem to some people. The defence is going to get her convicted.
     
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